Why We Love Inspiring Your Travel in Scotland

Landscape view of the Old Man of Storr - Visit Scotland
Our custom tours of Scotland can take you to some of the country’s most scenic places. Visit places like Skye’s Old Man of Storr.

Inspiring Travel Scotland is all about helping you plan your dream trip to Scotland. We love our bonnie wee country and especially love sharing it with visitors. Whatever your reasons for wanting to explore Scotland, we can promise there is so much more to this place than you might know!

We want to share some insights into who we are and why we do what we do. Inspiring your travel to Scotland is our favourite thing to do. So we thought we’d share why and explain how we can make your Scotland trip even more special.

Why You Should Visit Scotland

Here at Inspiring Travel Scotland, we believe there is something for everyone in Scotland. We’ve put a lot of work into our tailor-made tours and we’d like to share why we believe our tours are the best way to visit Scotland in style and luxury.

Many of our customers are from the USA and Canada. Visitors are tempted to Scotland for its deep heritage, rich history, and fascinating language — but also for its whisky and golf!

Scotland - Golf at St Andrews’ Old Course
Golf at St Andrews’ Old Course

Planning a trip across such a vast distance — even with the benefit of the Internet — can be an incredible challenge. Whilst you can research and plan and ask questions in forums and on Facebook, there is nothing comparable to local expertise.

We believe Inspiring Travel Scotland offers the most customisable, stress-free, luxury Scottish experience. If you’re truly seeking a dream trip to Scotland, research can only take you so far. 

Tap into local insight, personal recommendations, and a deep understanding of local infrastructure and lesser-known places.

Your research will show you the top 10 everything. But local experts will take you to authentic places to meet locals. Our experts will help you experience unforgettable moments in this mesmerising land.

We Design the Entire Trip Around You

Customisation is at the core of Inspiring Travel Scotland’s entire experience. We know that no two guests are the same. That’s why we do everything we can to ensure our tours are as agile and personalised as possible.

During your trip to Scotland, your guide’s sole focus is to facilitate the most luxurious, customised experience catered to you.

Group tours require very tight schedules to accommodate the other guests. But our personalised tours work around you and what you need.

We can even change your itinerary last minute! Maybe you realise you can’t bear to leave somewhere. Or maybe you’re in a hurry to see the next whisky distillery, golf course, or grand castle. We will adjust accordingly so you can enjoy your holiday.

The Pap of Glencoe Scottish Highlands
The Pap of Glencoe

Whilst we have carefully crafted multiple Scotland tour itineraries for you to peruse, these offer inspiration and can be completely customised to your preferences.

Take a look through for inspiration from our various tours. But feel free to mix and match the various features. If your dream tour of Scotland isn’t on our list, we are more than happy to organise a tour just for you!

Staying in Castles and Stately Homes

Barcaldine Castle
Barcaldine Castle in Scotland

Here at Inspiring Travel Scotland, we know that much of Scotland’s allure is in its incredible castles and stately homes.

Scotland is an ancient nation with some very old buildings. Some are in ruins whilst many still stand in full grandeur. Visitors can appreciate some of Scotland’s history first-hand by staying in its various heritage properties.

Scotland’s castles have a different aesthetic to them than many of England’s and Ireland’s castles. There are many truly extravagant stately homes dotted all around the country.

Dunrobin Castle
Dunrobin Castle

Many of these locations are focal points for tourists keen to learn about Scotland’s history. But we like to go a step further. We make the effort to book our guests a memorable stay at many of Scotland’s historical sites.

Visiting a castle for a few hours can be a great experience. Staying overnight is an experience of a lifetime!

Our range of preferred accommodation extends beyond stately homes and castles. We also arrange for our guests to stay in many of Scotland’s 5-star spa hotels or traditional accommodations, based on your preferences.

Leaving nothing to chance, we arrange every aspect of your accommodation. Our Director personally vets each location to ensure it meets our very high standards.

We Book All Accommodation and Travel for You

Glenfinnan Viaduct in Scotland - Visit Scotland
Glenfinnan Viaduct – One of Scotland’s most iconic landmarks (and also the bridge crossing for the Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter movies)

Here at Inspiring Travel Scotland, we believe the small details are significant. Taking care of everything for our guests allows you to truly enjoy the experience of travelling in Scotland, instead of worrying about making reservations or navigating to another accommodation.

We want our guests to have the most relaxing trip possible. That means no worrying about booking accommodation or travel logistics.

We take care of all of these details for you, freeing you up to sit back and enjoy your visit.

Often the stress of travelling from the airport to your first location takes the shine off a holiday. Our travel logistics extend to your journey to and from the airport so your very first steps in Scotland are relaxing and enjoyable.

When you arrive in Scotland, one of our private chauffeurs will greet you at the airport and then take you to your first luxury accommodation.

At the end of your trip, your driver will escort you from your accommodation to the airport in ample time before your flight.

Dean Village in Edinburgh

Your Tour Guide is Also Your Driver

Some people absolutely love driving in other countries, but most people find it stressful. This is especially true if the country they’re visiting drives on the opposite side of the road!

This is why our tour guides will serve as your own personal drivers throughout your stay.

We think it’s important for our guests to be able to relax. We want you to sit back and appreciate the scenery as we escort you to the various hotels, attractions, and landmarks throughout the tour.

Kelpies Scotland
The Kelpies in Falkirk

Our tour guides have unparalleled knowledge of Scotland and are more than happy to answer any questions guests might have en route.

We offer a truly bespoke, personal tour experience and we hope that many of our guests might consider our tour guides to be friends by the end of their trip.

We have worked hard to develop our tour offering into something truly special. And there are countless details we simply don’t have time to describe in more detail in this blog.

These behind-the-scene details ensure that your dream trip to Scotland goes as smoothly as possible. Our constant research into new offerings and our regular checks on all recommended places ensures you enjoy the most current and best suggestions every step of the way.

Laphroaig Distillery
Laphroaig Distillery

We hope this glimpse into how we work at Inspiring Travel Scotland has encouraged you to take the next step in planning your dream trip. Get in touch and let us craft your custom itinerary to highlight the very best of Scotland according to your interests.

Come visit Scotland with Inspiring Travel Scotland — plan your next big adventure with style and luxury!

This post was originally published in April 2018 and updated in April 2021.

Eilean Donan Castle in Kyle of Lochalsh

Tailor Made Customised Tours