GUIDED TOURS IN COMFORT WITH SCOTIA CHAUFFEUR
Scotia Chauffeur offers a wide variety of bespoke tours for visitors to Scotland.
Our own staff are very knowledgeable but we can also employ the services of outside professional guides including members of the Scottish Tourist Guides Association – the famous Blue Badge Guides – to help you make the most of your tour. If you have special interests such as whisky, golf, fishing or shooting we can help you. Below are some sample tours that we offer
Glasgow is Scotland’s biggest city and made its fortune out of tobacco then later shipbuilding and engineering.
The city centre’s stunning 19th century buildings reflect the enormous prosperity of that time and represent the height of architectural achievement. It also boasts many excellent museums.
- The 13th century Glasgow cathedral and the 15th century Provand’s Lordship which is the oldest house in Glasgow.
- Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel where you can see some of the massive steam engines made for the world’s railways.
- Kelvingrove art gallery and museum which includes original interiors designed by one of the city’s most famous sons, Charles Rennie Macintosh
STIRLING AND THE TROSSACHS
Stirling and the Trossachs – a taste of the Highlands.
If you want a taste of the Highlands without spending hours on the road then this region offers everything you would expect – mountains, lochs, glens and hairy highland cows.
- Stirling and its former Royal Castle perched on top of a huge volcanic rock.
- The 220 ft (67m) Wallace monument celebrating Scotland’s great hero, William Wallace – better known these days as Braveheart
- Doune Castle which was the setting for the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail and more recently the TV series Outlander.
- The grave of the Scottish Robin Hood, Rob Roy at Balquhidder.
- Loch Katrine where you have a choice of a boat trip or going for a pleasant lochside walk
LOCH LOMOND AND INVERARY
Just a few miles north of Glasgow is the legendary Loch Lomond which is also where the highlands start.
This legendary 24 mile long loch is stunning and contains some 30 islands some of which can be visited by boat.
Other places to visit include:
- The pretty village of Luss on the west side of the loch is a lovely place to visit.
- The Rest of Be Thankful – a dramatic viewpoint on the road to Inveraray
- Loch Fyne Oyster Bar where you can eat delicious seafood and look at the beautiful view over the Loch.
- Fyne Ales Brewery Tap and Shop. Take a tour of the brewery and then
- sample some of its excellent ales.
- Inveraray Castle. Maginificent ancestral home of the Duke of Argyll
PERTHSHIRE AND THE HIGHLANDS
One hour and 40 minutes-drive from Glasgow is the picturesque town of Pitlochry – gateway to the Highlands. This wonderful area has mountains, lochs and romantic castles to visit.
- Pitlochry features include a fish ladder where you can watch salmon jumping through an underwater viewing station and the Blair Athol and Eradour whisky distilleries.
- Blair Castle. The home of the Duke of Atholl which looks like something out of a fairytale.
- Scone Palace. Historic mansion which is on the site of the former capital of the Pictish kingdom and the centre of the ancient Celtic church. It is also the place where Scottish Kings were crowned for centuries.
- Queen’s View. Follow in the footsteps of Queen Victoria to see a breathtaking viewpoint over Loch Tummel.
FIFE AND ANGUS
The east coast of Scotland is famous for its golf, beautiful sandy beaches and pretty coastal villages as well its amazing history.
Optional places to visit on this tour include:
- St Andrews famous as the golf capital of the world and home to Scotland’s oldest university whose students included Prince William and his now wife Kate Middleton. The city also features the remarkable ruins of St Andrew’s cathedral which was once a major place of pilgrimage.
- Falkland Palace where the Stuarts relaxed by hunting and playing tennis in a 16th century tennis court which is still used today.
- Loch Leven where Queen Mary was held as a prisoner in a castle for a year during which time she was forced to abdicate.
- Dunfermline where Robert Bruce’s body is buried.
- The city of Dundee which features the acclaimed new V&A Museum.
Edinburgh is a UNESCO world heritage city and never fails to impress with its stunning location on the rocky remains of former volcanoes overlooking the Firth of Forth which is a huge sea inlet.
- Edinburgh Castle which contains the Scottish Crown Jewels and the famous Stone of Scone which has witnessed the enthronement of Scottish and British Kings and Queens for hundreds of years.
- The medieval Royal Mile featuring the 16th century Gladstone’s House and St Giles Kirk with its extraordinary crown tower completed in 1500.
- Holyrood Palace – home of the King in Scotland
- The new Scottish Parliament next to the stunning Holyrood Park.
- The 18th century New Town featuring the Georgian House in Charlotte Square.