Why Go Bespoke?

Exclusivity, privacy, and flexibility

Scotland is of course one of the most beautiful countries in the world. And therefore, unsurprisingly, the tours business is a busy sector, with plenty of ready-made ‘big bus’ tours of the country available. So – why go for a private, tailor-made bespoke tour, rather than off-the-shelf?

Everybody has different tastes, different activity levels that they’re comfortable at, and different priorities for a holiday. So – we take the time to get to know you, and talk through your expectations and requirements, so that we can provide you with a bespoke tour itinerary that is tailored to your interests and your budget.

a bike wheel on the beach at sunset in Scotland
traditional haggis neeps and tatties served with whisky on a bespoke tour of Scotland
a yellow seaplane on a bespoke tour of Loch Lomond

Why get a private & bespoke adventure tour of Scotland?


A tailor-made adventure tour puts you in control. It’s up to you how much time you want to spend adventuring, relaxing, travelling. What this means is that you’ll be receiving a totally unique bespoke tour that nobody else in the world has received in quite the same way. This is a great way of experiencing not just Scotland, but authentic, hidden Scotland.

We only run a limited number of bespoke tours every year, each one for small private groups – so we’re always able to offer a very personal service, and we’re constantly able to expand and deepen our knowledge and expertise in different geographical areas.


Our bespoke tours completely flexible when it comes to dates, locations and party sizes. Most of our adventure tours last between two and five days, and end at a final location to suit you and your group. And – more than that, the activity levels are of course completely customisable as well, so that you’ll be worked only as hard as you want to be!

Whether it’s a family holiday, a couples getaway or an adventure for friends, it’s all designed from scratch anyway – and so our tour guides will use their extensive local knowledge and resources to create the perfect experience for your group size, and your appetite for adventure!

Beats a Tour Bus

One of the coolest things about private tours with smaller groups, is the fact that you’re not stuck on a big bus. We’re travelling as standard in luxury Landrover Discovery Sport 4x4s or VW Caravelle Executive MPVs, but we can also arrange seaplanes, helicopters, or whatever else we need to make your Scottish adventure tour a lifelong memory!

And – our small team of Adventure Tour Guides are experienced, adventurous, and highly knowledgeable. And because we’re designing your tour from scratch, we’ll be supplementing our extensive existing local knowledge with new research that’s bespoke to your tour. So we’ll have the best and most up to date information for each stop on the journey.


Some people love a big tour where they get to know everybody on the bus. That’s all good, and you’re well catered for if that’s your jam. However, others love holidaying with an intimate crew – an experience that’s totally personal to one group of friends, or one couple, or one family.

And so we’ve created Adventure Tours Scotland to provide the best possible bespoke tour experience we can for that second camp. So with us, there’s no strangers – just a friendly and knowledgeable tour guide who’ll quickly become one of the gang!

a private bespoke tour of Ardbeg whisky Distilllery on Islay

Hike through stunning scenery   Bike the hidden tracks & trails    Paddle epic lochs & rivers


“This was the holiday of a lifetime for us - it was a truly immersive experience, with a full on itinerary that enabled us to see many historic and iconic sites as well as explore more rural areas and meet local people. We were superbly supported by our guide Colin - he became a friend as well as being an excellent guide throughout.”

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Caroline Pease

“I can't recommend ATS enough. Scotland is an amazing country with wonderful scenery and a fascinating history. Our guide was outstanding and the locals incredibly friendly and accommodating. Canoeing and Cycling in the Trossachs are experiences not to be missed.”

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Zoe Marsh

“Our tailor made trip with Adventure Tours Scotland was incredible. Their ability to meet our requirements while suggesting fascinating additions to our tour is unrivalled.”

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Marilyn Pare

“Adventure Tours Scotland didn’t disappoint. Scotland has risen to the top of my list of most exciting, adventurous, authentic experiences ever. I look forward to my next adventure with ATS and I know it will be sooner than later.”

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Renee Wash

“Adventure Tours Scotland, with their local knowledge and experience certainly came up with fascinating places to visit. many of which were definitely off the tourist trail. We had a really great time hiking, cycling and paddling in fabulous locations all over Scotland.”

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John Walsh

“We have just returned from our private tour of Scotland. It was the most amazing experience thanks to the wonderful ATS staff, both pre-trip and in Scotland. These experiences will stay with me for a lifetime. I would recommend Adventure Tours Scotland to anyone looking for a quality tour with adventure included!”

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Julia Jones