Price summary, discounts & seasons

Unlike the Unicorn Travel 16 seater+ scheduled tours,  which is best suited for individuals, couples or 3 or 4 travelling together and where you pay a price per person/per seat,

Unicorn Tours is best suited for small groups of up to 8 passengers travelling together.

Our company’s  operating costs are per day per mini-bus with driver/guide.

With Unicorn Tours 8 passenger seater mini-bus tours our operating costs are the same,

no matter if we have 8,7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 or just 1 passenger on board on any given tour.

 That is why on our flexible, personalised tailor-made Unicorn Tours mini-bus tours, where we can travel places large coaches can’t go and visit some of the most stunning places Scotland has to offer,

you pay the best value for money price per person, if you travel in a group of 8, 7, 6 or 5 people

So you can share the fixed cost per day for the mini-bus with driver/guide.

 You can further save money by travelling during the low season or go for one of our discount options.

Per one full day

2/3 day

1/2 day

1/3 day

10 hours+

7 hours

5 hours

3.5 hours

up to 8 passengers

up to 8 passengers

up to 8 passengers

up to 8 passengers

April – September

£360/8 = £45pp if 8

£240/8 = £29 pp if 8

£180/8 = £22 pp if 8

£120/8 = £15 pp if 8

October & March adults + students Sat+Sun

£300/8 = £37 pp if 8

£200/8 = £25 pp if 8

£150/8 = £18 pp if 8

£100/8 = £12 pp if 8

October & March – students Monday – Friday

£225/8 = £28 pp if 8

£150/8 = £18 pp if 8

£112/8 = £14 pp if 8

£75/8 =  £9 pp if 8

November – February (short daylight hours)

* maximum November to February rate even if the tour exceeds 7 hours = £200 per day /8 = £25 per person if 8

 

£200/8 = £25 pp if 8

£150/8 = £18 pp if 8

£100/8 = £12 pp if 8

Discount 1

Students 25% off Monday – Fridays, March & October

Discount 2

Short tour discount, i.e. for a 1/4 of a day 2.5 hour tour you pay 25% of the full day 10 hour rate

Discount 3:

· 20 % discount – if you book a tour to the Shetland Isles or Outer Hebrides (any of the following: Barra – Eriskay – South Uist – Benbecula – North Uist – Bernerary – Harris – Lewis) with us and save 20%
· 10 % discount – if you book a tour to the NW Highlands (along the Northcoast 500 from Kyleakin – Applecross – Torridon – Gairloch – Ullapool – Achmelvich – Stoer- Kylesku – Durness – Tongue), incl. remote inland routes such as Glen Affric or the Orkney Isles (incl. the small isles & N. Isles of Orkney) or to less touristy, but very stunning places such as the Kintyre peninsula all the way to Campbeltown/Machrihanish bay or to the Mull of Galloway or to the islands of the inner Hebrides (such as Mull, Iona, Coll, Tiree, Colonsay – excluding Islay, Jura & the Firth of Clyde islands such as Arran, Bute & Cumbrae & Skye – which is of course stunning and we love our Isle of Skye tours, but everyone visits it and we have places on the Shetland isles, Lewis, Harris and other islands that rival & excel Skye, but without the tourist crowds ).

The ethos of Unicorn Tours is to show you the true Scotland, wild, remote, untouched places away from the tourist crowds. We believe, that Scotland is truly awesome, its people, history, nature, wildlife and places are unique. There are a lot more beautiful absolutely stunning places and Scotland is a lot more spectacular than what the average tourist/first time in Scotland visitor with his/her bucket / tick off / must see list can imagine, which they share with the 1000s of tourists who embark day in and day out on places for example such as Loch Ness, which is just one of 30000 Scottish lochs .

We offer you the 20%/.10% discount # 3 to encourage you to venture beyond the guidebook and to chose the very best Scottish tours, routes, itineraries and places with us..

Discount 4:

Book a 3 day tour with us and only pay for 2.5 days from October to April, excl. Skye & Loch Ness

Discount 5:

Optional  free 1/2 day on 4 day tour or optional free 1 day on 5 day tour

Discount 6:

Multiple discounts possible from October to March

Discount 7:

English, Welsh, Irish reconnaissance tours up to 50% off from October to April

Discount:8

Book and pay your tour in full at least 2 months before departure and save 25%

Book and pay your tour in full at least 1 month before departure and save 12.5%

Discount: 9
  • On our longer multi-day tours on request we offer a per person per day rate to enable you to opt out off or opt in the tour, to join and arrive later, to depart and leave earlier or to stay away for longer and allow for more flexibility to accommodate your personal circumstances and preferences.
  • This is also meant to help those of you, who really would like to join our tour, but can’t make the first or last day and the discount will go somewhat in paying for your public transport costs to join us on our tour. We happily advise your options.
  • Anyone who is already staying locally in the area of our accommodation (for example near to our Oban, Inverness, Hebridean or Shetland hostel) is welcome to join us on a daily basis subject to seat availability.

Extras:

Accommodation on multi-day tours ( you chose if hostel, B&B or hotel), food, drinks,

entrance fees for visitor attractions or ferries you chose to take, personal expenses, etc.

We apologise for the various/slightly confusing rates throughout the year, but running and keeping a mini-bus, petrol, insurance, license, wages for driver/guide are very high and as throughout the summer we work for a multitude of tour groups and are nearly always booked out from April to October, this is when our rates are highest.

We do however love to extend our season and offer cheaper rates to the students during term term and the shorter winter day light hours.

As we are passionate and love showing you around Scotland, during the 4 dark months of the year from November to February we reduce our rates to students, so much so to the point, that from November to February / Mondays to Fridays we run near/below operation costs, just to keep our tour guiding season going throughout the quiet winter months as well.

Scotland has a lot to offer in all seasons and during the winter months you have many of the best sites/places/roads to yourself without the August tourist crowds – even in the midst of winter, you can have glorious, calm, sunny and sometimes even mild days.

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Unicorn Tours are  experts for all Scottish regions with an emphasis on wild & off the beaten track destinations, where larger tour coaches won’t go, incl. all of the Western Isles, the Shetland Isles, the Northwest Highlands, the Westcoast and many more spectacular very close nearby & remote locations.

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