Bespoke guided tours in Scotland & Ireland

Discover the real Scotland with a bespoke tour

  • Delicious local food
  • Carefully selected accommodation from a guest house to a castle
  • Get off the beaten track and meet the locals

We’re incredibly professional, personal and have lots of fun.  Our tours are very highly recommend (quotes below) – memorable Scottish experiences in the friendliest small country in the world! Let us know your wish list and we will make your dreams come true. Everything is personally chosen, by us for you, that’s why it makes perfect sense to let us arrange your Scottish tour.  As we’re local, we know the best places to stay, from friendly wee guest houses, to historic castles.   We’ve been doing this for over 22 years, we think we have got the hang of it by now!  Our guests tell us you:  Arrive a guest, go home a friend!

CLAN MACLEAN GATHERING JUNE 2022

Driver/guided 6 & 8 night tours

Coach Tour – 7 nights

Self Drive Tours

BOOKING NOW – accommodation is very limited on Mull for this gathering!  This will be our 6th Clan Maclean Gathering – a quarter of a century,showing Macleans worldwide the best Scotland has to offer, including The Gathering. 2022 sees us offering your own personal driver guide, or join us on our mid sized coach (max of 20 guests). Alternatively, we can offer self drive itineraries, where we pre book everything you need (accommodation, cars, ferries), from the moment you arrive, til the second you depart. Our driver guides are all experts in what they do, we have a couple of ex military guys and they all go above and beyond what you would normally expect.

Shown below Liz and Paul having fun at the last Clan Maclean Gathering.

Who We Are

Paul – owned and ran advertising agencies before realising his expertise lay in tourism. He has a wealth of information and his passion for Scotland and its’ history make him an ideal driver/guide (for up to 8 guests on a personal tour) or tour manager for 8 or more on a bespoke group tour. He even make’s it interesting, says Liz!  On the other hand Liz has a background in marketing, is the organiser and perfect hostess, she doesn’t go on all the tours but when she does … it’s memorable! Just don’t ask if Bonnie Prince Charlie and Robert the Bruce were friends!   A dynamic duo and best friends, both with a wicked sense of humour and share a passion for whisky which they regularly research for their ledgendary whisky tours!

Paul and Liz sporting maclean tartan

Our tour was better than a trip, it was an experience! And dad and I were lucky enough to have you and Paul as our knowledgeable and fun sidekicks. It was honestly one of the better trips I’ve ever had and the accommodations were great. Paul being our driver was fantastic – enjoyable, stress-free, easy! Probably one of the most underrated things about the experience, and your service offering, was that it was flexible! Dad and I felt like plans were malleable and could be changed. Both you and Paul did a great job encouraging us to make the most of our trip and we never felt rushed or pushed in any one direction. It’s a trip dad and I won’t forget, ultimately that’s exactly what I was looking for – a truly memorable experience… didn’t hurt that we had some epic weather either 😉  Matt from California on their Whisky & Golf Tour

Cathy Cowan reviewed McLean Scotland – 5 star – Our tour with McLean Scotland was the highlight of our dream trip to the UK! The itinerary Liz created was fantastic and Andy (driver/guide) was so much fun to spend time with, giving us all the local insights, and always searching for ways to bring extra magic to our trip. For example, in Tobermory he found a fishing boat to take us (with our 12 year old son) out fishing for a few hours and then took us to the cutest farm for cheese toasties for lunch, a tour we will never forget! We never would have seen or learned so much about your beautiful country without you.

Hello My Friend – We have had an amazing time! Every absolutely perfect! Mark was so much fun, he was so interesting and took us to a lot of out-of-the-way spots that were so beautiful. But then all of Scotland is beautiful. The guys really enjoyed the distilleries and Julie and I had a great time shopping and touring around. We spent time looking for deer and pheasants in the area fields as well. Fed the Highland Cows biscuits (one of my favourite activities). We really enjoyed Mark’s company, great sense of humour and comfortable manner. The B&B’s were beautiful, comfortable and the hosts so helpful and welcoming. The county house was incredible, I could have stayed for a week! You did an amazing job, so patient with bumbling me, so reassuring and funny. Cheers to all!  Sue Fowler, Canada