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At Unicorn Tours we go off the beaten track, where large coaches won’t go and we will show you the best, that Scotland has to offer.

Scotland has some most dramatic scenery – bens (mountains), 30000 lochs (Iakes) and glens (valleys), beautiful historic cities, towns and villages

National nature reserves

John Muir Trust

Scottish society for the protection of birds

Scottish woodland trust

National Trust of Scotland

over 800 islands, over 70 of which we visit by ferry

https://unicorntours.co.uk/island-destinations/

stunning coastline of cliffs

https://unicorntours.co.uk/special_interests/coast-cliffs/

and beaches

https://unicorntours.co.uk/special_interests/beaches-2/

We also watch wildlife

https://unicorntours.co.uk/special_interests/wildlife/

Scotland is a lot bigger, greater and has a lot more to offer, do & see than you might have believed.

While the most dramatic, stunning and spectacular, wild and beautiful Isle of Skye, Glencoe and Loch Ness are right there ranking very high as some of the most visited tourist destinations in the Scottish Highlands and are on everyone’s lips, sometimes at the height of summer in August, those places around mid-day can feel like an overcrowded tourist Disneyland, where coachload after coachload of tourists disembark, take a photo and it is then, when many places, including Portree or Inverness, feel as if they are are being degraded to “must see tick off destinations – done it, seen it, move on, leave and the Highlands of Scotland are done and dusted and ticked off”.

The Isle of Skye, Glencoe and the Loch Ness area only make up 2% of Scotland –

and while we also love and offer tours to the Isle of Skye, Glencoe & Loch Ness tours,

and it is those tours, that everyone from abroad is asking us about  –

at Unicorn Tours we strongly believe, that Scotland beyond Loch Ness & Skye – “the other 98% of Scotland”, the less visited, less touristy, less crowded places, places that you may not yet heard about, places that you weren’t even aware, that they even existed –

we strongly believe that the other 98% of Scotland is very much worthwhile visiting and have a lot to offer as well and and that you may in fact get a better, more pristine, genuine and less crowded and a more “off the beaten track” experience of Scotland, when you travel with us and let yourself surprised of how much more there is to see and how many most amazing, wild,  stunning, beautiful and magic places Scotland has to offer along the West- and Northcoast, the Northwest Highlands (from Applecross, through Torridon, along Loch Maree, Gairloch, Ullapool, Assynt, Inverpolly and along the Northcoast – the Hebrides, the Isle of Mull, the Isle of Lewis & Harris and up north the Shetland Isles – the Highlands inland at Glen Affric or in the Cairngorm or Loch Lomond & the Trossachs nationalpark – only an hour away from Stirling – can in parts all be as spectacular as the Isle of Skye).

Spectacular scenery galore – bens (mountains), lochs (lakes) and glens (valleys), nature in abundance, wildlife, many stunning walks, 282 munros (mountains above 3000 feet or 914 m), over 30,000 lochs, 9910 km of spectacular coastline or 16500 km of coastline, if you include our 790 islands over 70 of which you can reach by scheduled ferry services – and yes we have been to most of those and would like to invite you to experience a few more – Scotland has hundreds of great wild sandy beaches, cliffs and walks, culture, world class museums, great history, over 2000 castles, towns, villages, ancient monuments, standing stones, battlefields, brochs, cairns, legends, famous people, stories, movies, gardens, food, drinks, restaurants, events, entertainment, shopping, over 120 single malt whisky distilleries, etc. and lots more than that – you name it and has something for everyone, for every interest, hobby, sport and activity and the list goes on as there is so much more out there to explore – come and join us.

  • So while we do offer tours to Loch Ness, the Isle of Skye, Glencoe, Glenfinnan and Inverness, etc.,

(and those guarantee a booked out tour)

  •  we believe in offering tours to discover, explore, experience and see the “other 98% of Scotland”

even if sometimes no-one asks for those tours to “the other 98% of Scotland, places visitors from abroad may have never heard about and places they are were unaware of, that they even existed” and yes, sometimes we have to cancel our advertised Unicorn special tours, if the minimum number has not been reached, but we will still continue to promote those very special, less known, more off the beaten track places, – we love those countless, very special and unique places across Scotland  and

we believe in all of Scotland and the sheer abundance of fantastic, worthwhile places to visit throughout.

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