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Bespoke Scotland Tours, St Andrews

Appreciating whisky
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You can leave Scotland with your feet but never with your heart

We offer our time and expertise to help compose your private tour through Scotland, tailored to your interests, your time schedule, unique to your itinerary.

This nation of fairytale castles, stories and scenery has endless possibilities.
Whether it’s golf, history, whisky, heritage, highlands, fishing, art…

We are not bound to a set schedule and have the experience to balance driving and exploring time.

Drop us an email or contact form and we will get in touch.
Do let us know which highlights you don’t want to miss…

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Types of tours:

  • Multiple days
  • Day tours starting at £375
  • Half day starting at £180

Includes:

Fully lincensed, insured, air-conditioned Mercedes Minibus seating seven comfortably

Enthusiastic, knowlegdable Tour guide/driver

Complimentary cooled water bottles & fruit basket

Starfish Travel's Mercedes Viano Minibus

Castle & Clans

Browse through some sample tours below

East Neuk

Winter Tours

Glamis Castle

Family Fun at Stirling Castle

Scotland has approximately 2500 castles, often they are owned and maintained by Historic Environment or National Trust for Scotland. There are still a number of privately owned castles, such as Blair Atholl, Glamis Castle and there are also obviously the Queens residencies: Holyrood Palace and Balmoral Castle. Whatever way they are owned there is a vast variety of castles to choose from. Each of them will provide you with some fascinating insights to Scottish history and clans. If you are planning to visit a number of castles joining the National Trust or Historic Environment can safe you some money. You can combine several castles as well as added other attractions such as scenic drives or a whisky distillery. Furthermore a number of castles have served as film locations not only for Outlander of course.

Whisky Tours

Let me take you on a journey throughout the finest Whisky regions of Scotland.

Scotland’s soul: Whisky

If you want to discovers Scotland’s heart and soul you better engage in -at least- a little tasting of the water of life. At the time of writing there are about 133 whisky distilleries in operation. So you are spoilt for choice. Speak to us and tell us your preferences if you know them or let us take you to a variety of distilleries. There is even a ‘wee’ tasting kit onboard. Also keep in mind all our tours are bespoke and you can combine a distillery visit with a vast variety of other activities.

Scotland has five distinctive whisky regions. Click here for map & list of distilleries

Campbeltown

Campeltown is Scotland’s smallest whisky region with only three distilleries however whisky lovers swear by them: Springbank (Springbank, triple-distilled Hazelburn and the peaty Longrow), Glengyle (Kilkerran) & Glen Scotia

Walks & Whisky

Lowlands:

The whiskies of this region are known for their smoothness and can be found in Central Belt and the South of Scotland including Edinburgh & The Lothians, Glasgow & The Clyde Valley, the Kingdom of Fife, Ayrshire, Dumfries & Galloway and the Scottish Borders. All of them are very accessible and close to home of Starfish Travel we have quite a few new editions: Daftmill , Lindores Abbey , Kingsbarns Distillery , Rosebank . Lindores and Kingsbarns offer tours. Daftmill does not even have a visitor centre and Rosebank is not yet re-opened.

Fife Whisky
Daftmill Distillery one of the newer whisky ventures in the Lowlands
Daftmill Distillery, established 2005

Highlands (and some Islands)

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Big Trees & Whisky

Nature & Whisky

This is by far the vastest region and partially the most tricky to get to if you think for instance the new Wolfburn in Britain’s most northern town Thurso Others are within easy reach from St Andrews Glencadam , Glenlivet, Fettercairn

Speyside

Though strictly speaking part of the Highlands this region hosts 49 distilleries on a area of 30 by 50 km among those the three biggest Glenfarclas Glenlivet and the newly built traditional Macallan List of Speyside Distilleries

Macallan Collection
The new Macallan Distillery

Islay

In the early days of spirit distillation accessibility was by boat- hence why Islay which is roughly 25 miles long contains nine distilleries among them some of the most famous of all. In the days of hiding from the tax man the valleys of Speyside were much preferred. Back to Islay: Ardnahoe , Ardbeg , Bowmore , Bruichladdich , Bunnahabhain , Coal Ila , Kilchoman , Lagavulin , Laphroaig

Islay Tour

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Ardbeg

If you like it strong and rare you might want to add a visit to the Scottish Malt Whisky Society to any of your tours. The have two venue in Edinburgh and one in Glasgow.

Nature & Whisky

We advise 3 or 4 distilleries depending on which region you choose.

You are allowed to consume Whisky once you turn 18 years of age. Please follow this link for further details

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Film Locations

Blackness Castle film location of Outlander

Please click below for examples

Mary Queen of Scots

Outlander

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Mary Queen of Scots

Scotland’s beauty is well known and provides a good reason for film makers around the world to choose it for its breathtaking landscapes for Harry Potter, Rob Roy, Braveheart, Outlander, The Da Vinci code, The Outlaw King, , Queen Mary of Scots, Skyfall and so many more.

We happily create a tour along one or more of those filming locations. You can spend quite some time with Outlander or Harry Potter on its own.

If you want to delve a little deeper on the subject click here: https://www.visitscotland.com/see-do/attractions/tv-film/

Landscapes

View some sample tours below

NC500

East Neuk

River Tay

Fishing Village

Loch Lomond

Loch Tay

Loch Ness

“What is your favourite place in Scotland?” This is a question I get asked very frequently and after all those years of living in the most beautiful country of all (My opinion!) I still cannot answer it. Because it is beautiful wherever you turn. It is a task to find something ugly and usually requires digging deep into Scotland’s industial past and even there will be something amazing to be discovered.

Most visitors focus on the well known breath-taking landscapes such as Glencoe, Loch Lomond, Loch Ness, Cairngorms, The Land of the Big Trees , the isle of Skye etc. All of which are truly amazing but to be honest there is so much to discover that I feel I will not manage in my life time and I do this for a living.

Queen’s View Loch Tummel https://forestryandland.gov.scot/visit/forest-parks/tay-forest-park/queens-view-visitor-centre

So my advice to you is pick some attractions you fancy visiting and I guarantee you there will be some mesmerizing scenic back roads to discover. Alternatively, just opt for an area and allow me to suggest what you could do.

River Tay, Fife

To give you one example you might venture to visit picturesque Pitlochry and perhaps have a wee tasing at Dalwhinnie Distillery and finish by watching working sheep dogs (only at 4pm)

Kinloch Rannoch https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/perthshire/loch-rannoch.shtml

Please take a look at some of my itineraries by clicking the buttons

Highlands
River Tay
Norman’s Law, Fife https://fifewalking.com/fife-walks/normans-law/
Elie & Earlsferry https://www.welcometofife.com/destination/elie-and-earlsferry
Tentsmuir Beach https://www.visitscotland.com/info/see-do/tentsmuir-national-nature-reserve-p1404551

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