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 by. 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 have the
choice of staying in either a comfortable guest house or first class hotel.
matter your choice your bedroom will have an en-suite bathroom, tv and other amenities.
Each 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. You can choose between Guesthouse/B&B or
B&B. 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.
Hotel. We select comfortable and characterful inns and hotels.
Generally they are a minimum of 3 stars with bedrooms featuring en-suite
bathrooms, television, tea and coffee making facilities and other amenities.
All our hotels have comfortable lounges where you can enjoy morning coffee.
Most have restaurants offering a selection of Scottish and international dishes.
Many have lively bars where you can relax and re-live the days experiences with
your fellow passengers.
Accommodation is spread throughout the communities that
we stay in. Hotels are normally centrally located 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 breakfast.
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.
Can I reserve
specific seats on the coach?
Seating on this tour is on a first come, first served basis and cannot be
pre-booked. If you are travelling as part of a group please make sure that all
members of the party arrive at the departure point together.
What is the journey
on the Jacobite Steam Train Like?
as one of the great railway journeys of the world this 84 mile round trip takes
you past a list of impressive extremes. Starting near the highest mountain in
Britain, Ben Nevis, it visits Britainís most westerly mainland railway station,
Arisaig; passes close by the deepest freshwater loch in Britain, Loch Morar and
the shortest river in Britain, River Morar, finally arriving next to the
deepest seawater loch in Europe, Loch Nevis!The train will cross the 21-arched Glenfinnan viaduct (a
location made famous in the Harry Potter films) which overlooks Loch Shiel and
the Jacobite monument. The train may pause on the viaduct, time permitting, to
allow you to take in the magnificent view.