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Our Private Hire team will help create a bespoke tour of the Scottish Highlands

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Our expertise and experience will bring your dream holiday to life.

Talk to our team to learn about the true potential of a private tour.

Timberbush has been organising Scottish private tours for over 20 years; our team are experts in creating unique experiences. We can take you to the biggest attractions and prettiest scenery Scotland has to offer. We can also go beyond that – visit off-the beaten-track locations and hidden beauty-spots that a typical tourist would miss!

The flexibility of our private tours means we can cater for any size of group: families, friends, classes and groups are all welcome!

If you only have one day in the country, or several, we will work with you so you can see Scotland – your way.

Our experienced driver-guide will take you on an award-winning tour while safely navigating the countryside in our modern coach.

Your tour,
your way

Create your dream adventure with friends and family.

Pick-up,
drop-off

We’ll drive you anywhere and return you back to your hotel.

Dedicated personal agent

Advice from the same person, from start to finish.

Inspiration

History

Want to walk in the footsteps of Mary Queen of Scots? Soak in the atmosphere at Bannockburn, where King Robert the Bruce held his victorious battle against the English in 1314? Whether you have a specific interest in an ancient monarch, or would like a bit of everything, we can create a perfect tour for you.

Clans

Can you trace your family back to Scotland? Want to discover your ancestral roots? Walk in the footsteps of your clansmen, or visit the castle of the clan chief himself. Learn the ancient traditions and ways of life of your ancestors, whilst discovering the lands they called home.

Filming Locations

Scotland boasts many famous landmarks that have appeared in blockbuster films and TV shows. Want to see the magic of the Harry Potter railway bridge? Stand where James Bond looked out over Glencoe in Skyfall? Follow in the footsteps of Jamie and Claire in Outlander? Re-enact your favourite movie moments!

Our coaches

We have a wide range of coaches for groups of all sizes; 10, 16, 19, 32, 47 and 53 seat Mercedes and MAN coaches. We own our own fleet, and each coach is regularly maintained and replaced every 3 years to ensure optimum comfort for our customers.

This year we’ve invested over £2 million on a new fleet of 34 coaches. They come with custom interiors, air-conditioning, and USB charging ports.

We also have a new 2019 10-seater Sprinter coach with automatic sliding doors, tinted windows, PA system, USB slots and air-conditioning.

The quality of our coaches is important to us, so we can ensure your tour will be provided safely, with comfort and in style!

Itinerary planners

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10 Seater

Suitable for: couples, small families or groups.

16/19 Seater

Suitable for: large families, medium groups.

32 Seater

Suitable for: school/university groups.

47/53 Seater

Suitable for: large groups, shore excursions.

Frequently Asked Questions

How bespoke are your private tours?

In short - as bespoke as you'd like! We build an itinerary around your preferences and requests. We offer advice for locations and driving times, etc, so we can make the most comfortable, relaxed and enjoyable tour for you! We have over 20 years' experience in organising all different kinds of private tours; from transfers to ancestral tours, from film locations to whisky tours, and from Nessie hunting to island hopping!

Do I have to pay for itinerary planning?

No! Our Private Hire Department are experts in Scotland and as part of their service, they offer free itinerary planning to make sure your private tour is tailor-made to your interests.

How do I pay for my private tour?

We accept payment by all major credit/debit cards and bank transfer. A 25% deposit is required at the time of booking, and the remaining balance is required one month prior to departure.

If you book less than a month from departure, full payment is required on reserving your Private Tour.

What's included in the cost of a Private Tour?

This all depends on you! We usually quote for the cost of the hire of one of our modern coaches, the services of the Driver-Guide, fuel and taxes. Other costs such as entry to attractions, accommodation and meals are additional, however we may be able to reserve these in advance and add to your invoice. Just ask us at the time of booking!

What is your cancellation policy?

Unfortunately plans do change and cancellations can happen. Our policy is as follows:

We charge a flat 10% fee for all cancellations - this is to cover our administrative time taken on your booking.

For cancellations made less than 72 hours before departure, no refund is applicable.

Do you cover insurance?

Whilst Timberbush maintains insurance meeting all statutory requirements, we strongly recommend that passengers hold comprehensive and suitable travel, medical and cancellation insurance to cover for eventualities during travel.

Where can I depart from?

We'll collect you from wherever you like! Your hotel, a restaurant, a location in Scotland! As long as you tell us in advance, we can organise it for you.

Can I request a specific Driver-Guide?

Yes, but unfortunately we can't guarantee they'll be available; especially at short notice!

I would like a foreign-speaking Driver-Guide, is this possible?

Yes of course! This is usually at an additional cost. Please contact us to discuss your requirements

Does the Driver give a guided tour?

Yes, we have some of the most knowledgeable Driver-Guides in the business! They will commentate on your journey, the sights you're passing and attractions you're visiting. They will tell you historical stories, myths, legends alongside all of the practical information you need whilst on tour.

If you'd rather, you can just book a driver, who won't offer commentary. This is a common option for airport and business transfers.

Do you offer airport transfers?

Yes! We aim to make your stay in Scotland as comfortable as possible, so we are happy to arrange a convenient airport transfer to and from your hotel.

How much luggage can I bring?

Usually we advise one medium sized suitcase per person, especially if you're booking a 16 seat vehicle for 16 people! If you have a lot of luggage, please let us know and we'll organise the right size vehicle for your group.

Can children under 5 travel on a Private Tour?

Yes! On Private Tours we can cater for children of all ages. If your group does have an infant, we kindly ask you to let us know the age when booking so we can arrange a suitable car seat.