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Update – 2nd July 2020 

  • We are delighted to be able to offer our full range of Scottish tour services again.
  • However due to the continuing 2 m social distancing rule, our maximum number of passengers is currently 2 (maximum 4 if you are from the same “social bubble”*).
  • https://www.gov.scot/publications/covid-19-scotlands-route-map-through-out-crisis-update-approach-physical-distancing-light-advice-scottish-government-covid-19-advisory-group/pages/2/
  • In light of this situation our default full 10 hours plus daily rate is our winter rate of £240 (is £60 per person for a group of 4) or proportionally less for a shorter trip.
  • We are happy to assist with your personalised itinerary, accommodation, visit of sights and ferry bookings, etc. for multi-day tours.

“same social bubble”:

The only people you do not have to distance yourself from are those you live with and those you have linked to in a support bubble.

In Scotland single adults living alone – or single parents with children under 18 – can form a bubble with one other household of any size, and visit each other’s homes.

 

 


Upate – 10th June 2020 – 15th July set for the re-opening of Scottish tourism 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-52998176

We are delighted to welcome you back and are now able to run tours as of the 15th July 2020 again.

The advice regarding the coronavirus is to stay clear of large crowds and people gatherings.

At Unicorn Tours we take you to lonely, wild, spectacular places, beaches, bens, lochs & glens in the Highlands & on walks with no/very few other people around.

Our tours have a maximum size of 8 passengers.
It is your own private small group tour, so only your friends & family and the people you already know are on the tour.

Our main focus is the great outdoors, nature, wild and remote places and very much off-the beaten track places away from the tourist crowds and where larger coaches won’t go.

You select your own preferred accommodation and we pick you up/drop you off from your chosen small hotel, private guesthouse, hostel or even campground with lots of clean & fresh air around.


Update – 9th June 2020 – Safe & efficient anti-bacterial spray

We keep plenty of hand sanitiser in our mini-bus/people carrier vehicle for you and use a safe, fast and efficient way to sanitize the vehicle after every use:

https://www.dewproducts.co.uk/top-12-tips

While in the vehicle you should wear a facecover.


Update – 8th June 2020 – Easing of lockdown in Sctland 

Currently we are in phase I
Of the easing of the lockdown in Scotland

In terms of Unicorn Tours being able to restart offering
Short, 1, 2, 3 days and longer tours throughout Scotland

We will have to wait until phase III

when “driving outside your local area for leisure and exercise” is permitted again.

The great news is also that “restrictions on hotels, B&Bs and holiday homes” are due to be lifted then as well and “museums, galleries” (and alongside with that I hope for the other Scottish tourist attractions such as gardens, castles, whisky distilleries and the like to be allowed to reopen as well)

https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-framework-decision-making-scotlands-route-map-through-out-crisis/pages/4/


Update – 24th March 2020 – Coronavirus 

Due to the coronavirus all but essential travel and gatherings of more than 2 people have been banned and a lockdown order to stay at home has been imposed.

These and the social distancing rule of 2 metres means that the only service we are currently able to offer are our pre-bookable A to B private hire journeys for absolute essential journeys – which is travel to work only, where work from home is not possible – with a maximum of 1 passenger (sitting in the rear seat to be socially distant) in our 9 seater vehicle.

 


 

At some stage when these rules might be relaxed again, we can revert back to the situation as it was up to 23rd March 2020:

The advice regarding the coronavirus is to stay clear of large crowds and people gatherings.

At Unicorn Tours we take you to lonely, wild, spectacular places, beaches, bens, lochs & glens in the Highlands & on walks with no/very few other people around.

Our tours have a maximum size of 8 passengers.

It is your own private small group tour, so only your friends & family and the people you already know are on the tour.

Our main focus is the great outdoors, nature, wild and remote places and very much off-the beaten track places away from the tourist crowds and where larger coaches won’t go.

You select your own preferred accommodation and we pick you up/drop you off from your chosen small hotel, private guesthouse, hostel or even campground with lots of clean & fresh air around.

 


 

We will be able to resume all of our full tour services back to normal once the Corona virus situation improves and after the government restrictions have been lifted.

As Unicorn Tours is a small one man company with just the all of Scotland driver/guide/walking group leader Mike, who is working nightshifts at a warehouse through the coronavirus outbreak, Unicorn Tours is able to withstand and get through these difficult times financially more easily than some larger overgrown tour operators.

Small is beautiful.

Stay safe and healthy and we are looking forward to welcoming you back on our Scottish tours soon.

 

 

Special interests, hobbies, activities & themes

Scotland has a lot more to offer and something for everyone should you have a special interest, hobby, activity, which you would like to experience on your tour with us throughout Scotland, please mention it to us and if at all possible, we will attempt to include it in your itinerary.


Private, personalised small group tours (maximum 8 passengers)

best suited for groups of friends of 5 to 8 people as the price is set during each season and you pay per vehicle/driver/guide day and share the cost among yourselves in your private group

– individuals, couples and friends – for example 1 – 4 people are still welcome to book their own private tour, but the cost per person will be higher

3 day tours

1 day tours (short)

1 day tours

4 day tours

2 day tours

5 day tours


Destinations

best suited for groups of friends of 5 to 8 people as the price is set during each season and you pay per vehicle/driver/guide day and share the cost among yourselves in your private group.

Regions

  • Edinburgh and the Lothians
  • Southern Scotland
  • Glasgow and the Clyde
  • Central Scotland
  • Argyll
  • Northeast Scotland
  • The Highland region 
  • Skye and the Western Isles
  • Orkney and Shetland