Why use a Scottish based tour operator?
The primary reason behind using a tour operator is that it allows travel professionals to do all the planning, organization and hard work involved in creating a vacation. Our expertise, experience and local knowledge in arranging sightseeing and golf tours allows you to get the best out of the country you are visiting.
In addition, we have negotiated very competitive contract rates with our suppliers, e.g. hotels and car rental companies - this means that we get better prices than you, the individual.
Another important benefit of using a Scottish based tour operator is that we provide 24-hour emergency assistance to all our clients during their tour. In the unlikely event that you have any difficulties during your vacation we will be there to solve the problem.
Rental Vehicles and Driving
Driving on the "wrong side of the road" is actually far easier than you might expect and our clients normally find that it only takes a short amount of time to get used to it.
A representative of the car rental company will also familiarize you with your vehicle prior to your departure. Insurance and CDW (Collision Damage Waiver, less an excess of Â£250) is included for all rental vehicles. Drivers must be aged between 25 and 75 and be in good health with no recent driving convictions.
Scotland Tours does not provide travel insurance. Please contact your local travel agent or insurance broker for assistance.
The following documents must be brought with you:
~ A valid passport
~ A valid driving licence for all those intending to drive
~ A handicap certificate or letter of introduction (golfers only)
We only use Pounds Sterling unlike most of the rest of Europe and Ireland who use Euros. Cash can be obtained from cash dispensers throughout the country. No other currencies are accepted as a method of payment.
The climate of Scotland in general is temperate but changeable. During the summer months temperatures average the mid 60s. The Gulf Stream moderates the temperature on the west coast, while the east coast tends to be cooler and drier. For more details on the weather in the UK - click here Scotland's Weather!
If you have any questions that are not answered here, please contact us and we will be happy to answer your queries.