What can I expect
on this Signature Extended Tour?
For the discerning traveller a Signature Extended Tour
from Scottish Tours delivers a quality Scottish touring experience that offers
the very best value for money. Comfortable accommodation, well-paced
sightseeing and luxury mini or midi coach travel all combine to create the
definitive Scottish experience.
Each tour is
hosted by a professional driver/guide, who has been chosen for their extensive
knowledge as well as their driving skills.Friendly, courteous and well
informed, theyíll be happy to answer all your questions about the history,
geography and customs of the places youíll discover on your tour. And being
locals you are sure to get that extra insight. If you should have any problems
during your stay, theyíll go out of their way to help.
You will want to see as much as possible, but you donít want to be rushed. Our
tours are carefully planned to strike the right balance, and as well as comfortable
coach travel many feature memorable railway or ferry journeys. We often include
those little gems, well worth a visit, that most other tour companies drive on
As these itineraries are more leisurely, visiting places off the beaten
track is easy and makes for a truly unforgettable trip.Having somewhere pleasant to stay after an exciting day of
discovery is an important part of your holiday experience. Youíll stay in a
comfortable guest house with en-suite bathrooms, tv and other amenities.
property has been carefully selected to offer you Highland hospitality at its
very best. Start each day with a Scottish breakfast, a hearty meal that will
keep you going all day long. Vegetarian and Continental options will also be
available if you prefer lighter fayre.Please check out the other FAQís for more specific
information on this tour. If you have any unanswered questions please feel free
to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org - weíll be happy to help.
How much luggage
can I bring?
Luggage space on the tour is restricted so the amount of
luggage that you can bring is limited to 1 bag per person that weights no more
than 15kg and has maximum dimensions of 55 x 40 x 20cm. Luggage larger than
this will only be carried if space is available.
What meals are
A full Scottish breakfast is included from day 2 onwards.
This hearty meal consists of fruit juice; a choice of cereal; bakery basket;
cooked items such as eggs, bacon, sausage, mushrooms, tomato and, maybe, a
taste of haggis! plus tea or coffee.
Vegetarian and lighter Continental options
are always available. Lunch and dinner are not included in the price. During
the touring day there will be a stop where you can enjoy lunch in a local pub
or restaurant. Your driver/guide will be happy to suggest a conveniently
located restaurant where you can enjoy good food for dinner.
What kind of
accommodation do you use?
We offer lodgings that have been specially selected to
enhance your touring experience. The guesthouses and B&Bís are family run and offer comfortable
accommodation in bedrooms that have en-suite bathrooms, tv, tea/coffee making
facilities and other facilities. Bedding, towels and basic toiletries are
provided. Some guesthouses and B&Bís offer enhanced facilities such as a
residentís lounge where you can relax with other guests.
Accommodation is spread throughout the communities that
we stay in and the guesthouses/B&Bís seldom more than a 10/15 minute walk
from the town or village centre. The coach will drop you off at or close to
your accommodation each night and will pick you up in the morning, after
What type of room
should I choose?
Selecting the right sleeping arrangements can be a little
bit confusing so here is a description of what you can expect whether you
choose guesthouse/B&B or hotel accommodation:
Single room - this is a room for one person sleeping in a single bed. Twin room - this is a room for two people sleeping in two
separate bedsDouble room - this is a room for two people sharing one
large bed Family room - this
is a room for three people sleeping in one large bed (2 people) and one single
bed (1 person).You should note that a family room (particularly when
using hotel accommodation) can be a standard double room with either a sofa bed
or a rollaway bed.
All our accommodation, whether you choose Guest House/B&B or Hotel,
features en-suite facilities (the toilet and shower are located in your bedroom
for your exclusive use.
How many people
will be in the group?
The group size is normally between 16 and 29 passengers.
At times of peak demand (such as on public holidays) larger coaches may be
How do I pay for
the admission fees?
Your driver/guide will advise you
of the arrangements for each attraction. Itís not possible to pre-pay the
admission fees and, generally, credit/debit cards are not accepted so itís a
good idea to have sufficient cash to cover these charges.
What features will
the coach have?
You will usually travel in a modern eco-friendly
mini or midi touring coach which is equipped with air-conditioning, comfortable
reclining seats, large picture windows and seat belts.