About Inspiring Travel

Our Philosophy and what we aim to do for you..

About us


Here at Inspiring Travel we specialise in booking Private Tours of Scotland, let us do the hard work for you so you can sit back and enjoy your well-earned vacation. We want you to know you have made the right choice, so feel free to read below at your leisure and you can also click on the links to What we do, How to book & Why book with us, you can also click here to read our resources page which sets out in more detail how a typical tour will work.



Inspiring Travel was formed with the belief the best and only way to see Scotland is by Private Guided Tour.  Our ‘wee country’ has so much to see and do, it’s bursting with exciting history and culture, you really have to get out and explore and hear all about it from the people who know the country, who live here and are passionate about Scotland.  So that’s what we intend to do for you.

That’s why at Inspiring Travel we firmly believe the best way to see Scotland and cram it all in, is by Private Tour.  The reasoning is, the size of our country means you need only spend a relatively short time getting around, however with Scotland’s deeply fascinating history and culture and natural beauty the country is packed with things to see and places to visit so it is easy to miss some gems that you don’t read about in guide books.  Often a trip to Scotland booked on a group tour is just a side trip tagged onto a longer  tour of Britain or Europe that fails to scratch the surface that rarely lets you connect with Scotland.  You will forgive us for thinking that a trip to Scotland should be more than a side trip, it is easily the most beautiful and interesting, not to mention friendly part of the UK after all.  So, with Inspiring Travel looking after your booking we will make sure that however long you have and whatever dates you have in mind we make sure you get the most out of your trip and that you really connect with Scotland.

We are here to design and book your dream holiday to Scotland.  The accommodation we book as part of your Private Tour will have previously been vetted by a Director of Inspiring Travel and we will always try to book something traditional, while never compromising on standard, the hotels will be unique or full of character or steeped in history.  Here at Inspiring Travel we are passionate about travel. We love to travel and visit other countries, find out about the history and the people and sample the culture of the places we visit.  From trekking in Peru to Private Tours in India to visiting the beautiful islands of Thailand and everything in between. It is that passion that we bring with us to our job.  Our job is to encourage and Inspire YOU to visit our beautiful country, Scotland.  We want to be the ones to arrange and book it all for you.  We have travelled the length and breadth of Scotland and know how much it has to offer and we want you to connect with our country, and have the same journey as us, meet friendly people (not just your fantastic guide), see the beautiful scenery, visit the castles and really immerse yourself & get a real sense and feeling for Scotland.  With this passion for travel and our country, we are the company best placed to make that all happen for you.

We believe you shouldn’t have to come of a long flight, arrive in an unfamiliar place and have to negotiate getting to your accommodation on your own, this way we take any anxiety out of the situation, letting you enjoy your holiday safe in the knowledge things have been taken care of for you. While on your vacation there will be plenty of day trips and visits to places of interest to keep you busy, we have taken the hassle out of endlessly researching, we will have selected the must do’s along with some hidden gems that you may otherwise not have known of.  However, the real value in your trip is the Driver/Guide we will match to your party who will be your guide, chauffeur and companion, taking you beyond the cities to see the real beauty our wee country has to offer, they will be on hand for the day tours to help enlighten you on the myths legends and history as well as take you to sights of scenic beauty while getting you from as well as taking you from place to place, this really will enhance your holiday and make your trip to the most beautiful wee country in the world, unforgettable.

At Inspiring Travel we have years of experience in the Travel Industry, from tour operators to client facing travel agents and know that clients appreciate fantastic customer service and first hand recommendations and knowledge, we guarantee that is what you will receive as a boutique company we believe we are better placed to offer you the levels of service, time and dedication that a trip like this deserves in order to make it a perfect and unforgettable trip to Scotland to places we recommend.  You are not just another number, to us every client matters, we want to take the time to get to know you & arrange the trip of a lifetime.

The Founder of Inspiring Travel has had the good fortune to have travelled the world and in various styles and budgets, from back packing in South America, adventure holidays in Bhutan to luxury hotels in Arabia and road trips in the USA he has seen a lot and travelled in various styles and has built up a fair knowledge of what people want when they travel.

We believe that when going on a site seeing holiday all the elements should be taken care of so that you can get on with enjoying the holiday, no need to worry about how to get to the first hotel, no endlessly researching which hotel to stay at or how to get to places of interest or who is going to drive, forget about all of that, we have you covered, all you need do is concentrate on enjoying yourself and your holiday.  You will arrive in Scotland to a warm welcome & be whisked away to your hotel for the night, the next day be met by your dedicated Driver/Guide who will take you on a discovery tour of Scotland.  We take all the hassle out of it for you and also provide you with a Driver/Guide that will help you really connect with Scotland bring the trip to life for you, we like to think you will meet as guests, but depart as friends.

A guide to how your tour will work

On arrival the airport you will be met in arrivals and welcomed to Scotland by your Driver/Guide or chauffeur, they will be waiting to receive you, look out for the person waiting with a board with your name on it, after your warm welcome to Scotland you will be to be transferred to your first hotel.

Your Driver/Guide will be aware of the planned itinerary from day to day, although you cannot add or substitute places since the sightseeing tour has been planned and costed to the original itinerary, there is flexibility.  For example you may decide to start late, skip sites, linger longer in places or cut visits short and return to your accommodation.  This is all part of the beauty of a Private Tour, your time is your own. If you would like to amend something in this way, just discuss with your Driver/Guide the impact this will have on subsequent visits in your itinerary and they will help. Unlike companies who sell group tours, with Inspiring Travel there is no dancing to anyone else’s tune, you are in charge.

At the end of the tour you will be dropped at your final hotel booked by Inspiring Travel, which will tend to be one of the cities, we find our clients usually prefer to be self guided and make the time their own in the cities, upon check out you will most often be transferred to the airport or another destination of your choosing for your onward journey.

Why not take some Inspiration from Our Tours you can book one directly or use it as a basis on which to build your own unforgettable trip to the friendliest country in the world, Scotland.

You can click here to read our resources page which sets out in more detail how a tour works

Call one of our friendly consultants to discuss your own trip to Scotland.



Testi 4

Inspiring Travel had everything that I envisioned. I think you are doing a great job.


Testi 3

I cannot thank you enough, we all loved the tour, not just the fantastic scenery, learning about the history and our roots, we felt like we really connected with a country that is close to all our hearts, thank you.


Testi 2

Our custom made visit to Scotland was perfect – it enabled us to visit all the places we were excited to see and learn about.


Testi 1

As well as learning all about the places and areas you visit, our friendly guide helped fit everything in at a gentle pace.



I would highly recommend anyone looking for a high level of friendly customer service, seemingly unlimited personal knowledge of destinations, all wrapped up and made easy for you then Inspiring Travel Scotland is the way to go! Thanks again. 10/10