Food & drinks – every day we have stops to allow you to buy food and drinks, it is up to you how much (5* restaurant) or how little (supermarket) you spend on food and drinks. We do have at least one supermarket stop per day and whenever the route and time allows we try to stop for lunch, where you have various options to eat (i.e. supermarket, fast food, restaurant, etc.)
Entrance fees ( castle, museums, visitor attractions, whisky distilleries, gardens, etc.) – every day we pass tourist attractions and we also take photo stops of castles from the outside, etc. If you decide to visit a tourist attraction and go inside – time and route permitting on that particular day on the tour – you would have to pay for this entrance fee yourself
Accommodation on multi-day tours – we usually suggest/provisionally reserve and hold bunk beds at a hostel for you, however for any place we stay overnight, we will never force you to stay at one particular place, we always offer various options, i.e. to stay at a hotel, B&B, guesthouse, hostel or even campground, single, twin, double and bunk bed rooms, etc.. So it is entirely up to you to pay as much or as little as you like for your overnight accommodation. The tour itself during the day is identical and remains exactly the same, no matter if we pick you up from / drop you off at the grandest 5* luxurious hotel or a cheap hostel. At the time of tour booking, we will send you the various links and information about the various accommodation, that you can chose from at our overnight location.
Ferries – unless advertised as included in the tour price – ferries might cost you extra, especially if during a tour the group might decide to visit an island or take a shortcut across a peninsula (Corran ferry, Cowal, etc.). The great news however is that in Scotland most ferry rates go by the RET system, which means ferry rates are reduced and cost no more than the equivalent transport overland.
You don’t have to pay for the driver/guide’s accommodation cost. The only exception being, for the group to pay for the driver/guide’s accommodation cost – only if the entire usually private group decides to stay at an upmarket pricy hotel/guesthouse, where for that particular night , there is no budget hostel or alternative budget accommodation available within a reasonable distance (i.e. driving distance of up to 20 minutes each way) of the group’s hotel. If there is no other cheaper reasonable accommodation for the driver/guide available and the driver/guide has to stay in the same upmarket pricy hotel/guesthouse, the group will have to pay for and share the cost of the driver/guide’s accommodation.