Accommodation on our special tours (2 days & longer):

We pre-book and guarantee accommodation for all 8 passengers on all our special tours.
The pre-booked and guaranteed accommodation is a general rule is budget dormitory youth hostel bunk-bed type accommodation in a central and convenient location and depending on where and when typically costs between £12 – £25 per person per night.
Details of which group accommodation we are staying at for any specific tour will be shown on each special tour link.
We always give you the option to opt-out and find your own private B&B or hotel accommodation nearby, in which case you should advise us early, so we can release those pre-booked bed-spaces.
The tour throughout the day will remain the same, no matter if we pick you up in the morning /drop you off at night at a 5* hotel or hostel, this allows you to pay as little or as much for your accommodation as you like.

Accommodation, if you chose your own private, tailormade small group tour (2 days & longer) with us

Once you have settled on your own personal preferred itinerary, we then suggest some suitable towns to stay overnight.
It is then entirely up to you, to either book the hotels, guesthouses, self-catering cottages, hostels, etc. yourself.
We are happy to send you some links, ideas, suggestions and recommendations and also offer some Unicorn Travel special hotel rates (note for Scott, to please add this weblink ) at some locations.
Either way, we just assist with the accommodation booking.
The tour throughout the day will remain the same, no matter if we pick you up in the morning /drop you off at night at a 5* hotel or hostel, this allows you to pay as little or as much for your accommodation as you like.

Accommodation is not included in the tour cost.
This is to be flexible and allow everyone in the group to stay at the place you like the best.
As all Highland towns are small we can drop you off at night/pick you up in the morning from any hostel, Bed & Breakfast, hotel or campground of your choice.
We normally prefer for the group to stay together, but if some wish to stay in a Bed & Breakfast or hotel and others at a youth hostel, it is ok for our group to be split, for example, some to stay in a hostel and for the others to be in a Bed & Breakfast. Usually, the places are just next door or across the road from each other.

We will always discuss, advise and recommend places for you to stay and can assist during your enquiry and booking process, but it will be you who is paying for your accommodation.

You might find some of these links useful:

Visit Scotland

If you google “Hotel or Bed & Breakfast accommodation in Inverness, Oban, Fort William, etc.” you will find many hotel and guesthouse search engines and links to the various accommodation providers.

Scottish Youth hostel association

(hostels tend to offer private rooms at a premium rate as well, hostels are also good for communal facilities, i.e. to prepare or store food, reading/computer/TV/info/social lounge, etc.)

Scottish Independent hostels

Visit Scotland accommodation (they list hostels, guesthouses,
B&Bs, hostels, campgrounds)

If you do have a tent:

Scottish campgrounds

Responsible wild camping is permitted in Scotland

One of the places we recommend at Loch Lomond is the spectacular Portnellan farm on the southern shores

 Glamping (luxurious already set up camping)

 Self-catering guesthouse

Some of many Inverness accommodation, we recommend and use:

The Black Isle Bunkhouse is a very friendly, cosy, clean, safe Highland hostel just north of Inverness with atmosphere and charmed:

Inverness SYHA is a very clean hostel with all facilities and some private ensuite rooms within walking distance of the city centre:

The Glen Mhor Hotels & Apartments  offer very comfortable accommodation in the heart of Inverness.


Some of many Oban accommodation, we recommend and use:

The clean, friendly, central Oban SYHA right by the waterfront


As each of our routes is individual and personalised, we love to stay at lots of different locations in many towns and villages throughout the Lowlands, Highlands and on many islands and all over Scotland and will email you links, information and suggestions for your accommodation for whichever route and overnight stop you might decide for.

Tours open to all – everyone welcome

* Please note we also offer a great choice of 16 seater+ Scottish tours AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND, perfect for individuals or pairs of 2 or 3 travelling together as you pay a set price per person/per seat, check out our DAILY departures on – 


Available dates for Unicorn Tours (your private 8 passenger seater mini-bus tour plus driver/guide – best price per person if you are traveling in a group of 8, 7, 6 or 5, last minute bookings welcome.

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