Frequently Asked Questions

Please find below list of Frequently Asked Questions about Sectet Scotland Tours

The easiest way to understand what you will get is to look at the Sample Scotland Tour Itinerary. In summary, we provide you with a complete package of information for planning your holiday.

A Secret Scotland Tour plan gives you:

  • detailed route directions,
  • travel times,
  • route maps,
  • suggestions on how to schedule your days,
  • recommendations on what to see, where to stay, and the best places to eat,
  • guidance on how to book ferries and activities.

We also provide lots of extra information and useful tips to help you plan your Scotland tour. And if you still have questions, you can send us an email and we will be happy to help you.


After payment (by Debit / Credit Card) you instantly receive an automated email that gives you a link to download your guide up to 25 times during a 12 month period. The guide comes in the form of a PDF file (just like the Sample Scotland Tour) which you can: 

  • view on your Computer,
  • Print off 
  • OR download to devices such as a Mobile Phone or Tablet. 

No, Secret Scotland provides detailed itineraries and recommended accommodation guides for touring holidays in Scotland. We supply you with all the information that you will need to find the best places in Scotland, but we do not book accommodation or make travel arrangements. However, if you buy an itinerary from us you will get a Promotional Code that lets you claim a 10% Discount on car hire with Arnold Clark Rental. 

Quite simply because the internet makes it so easy for you to book direct. Furthermore, booking direct saves you money because you don't have to pay commission charges to a middle man.

Our Tour Plans and Accommodation Guides make the booking process easy for you by providing you with all the links and information to book directly.

Overseas visitors must produce a valid domestic driving licence accompanied by a passport.

Each tour is written in an easy-to-follow format of route directions that are punctuated with recommendations on the best attractions to visit.

If you view the tour online, you can use the interactive features that allow you to view the Attraction Information sheets on the Secret Scotland website.

When you go on holiday you simply save the guide to your Mobile Phone or Tablet. Alternatively, you can print off the Tour itinerary and use it as a book.

See a Sample Tour.

The travel time estimates are conservative calculations of the time that a tourist would take to drive on these roads. These roads can be driven quicker than the times indicated, but we have allowed for the difficulties of tourists unused to driving on the left, the problems of slow moving caravans and the “sight-seeing” factor. Please note that our travel times do not include time for stopping to visit attractions or to take photos. They are only estimates of driving time.

It is always advisable that you use our guides in conjunction with a Road Map of Scotland. However, we have strived to make our route directions as clear and as accurate as possible and our guides include some simple maps.

When we select accommodation we are looking for properties that offer the same high standards that we would want if we were to stay there on our holiday. We judge properties by their cleanliness, décor, value for money and the friendliness of the host. And whenever possible, we try to find properties that have some unique feature or special charm. Unlike other websites, we do not take advertising fees or commission. Consequently, Secret Scotland has the freedom to only feature the places that merit recommendation and our descriptions are unbiased.

Secret Scotland provides you with all the necessary website and contact information for each of the B&B’s, guest houses, Inns etc. Many of the places we recommend have Online Booking. If Online Booking is not avaiable, you can contact them directly by email to make your reservations. See a sample B&B information sheet.

As soon as you possibly can. Scotland becomes very busy from June to September and for these months it is advisable to book well in advance. Edinburgh in August is crazy busy and needs to be booked even further in advance. The Isle of Skye is another busy place in Summer and should be booked early. B&Bs on Islands will usually give preference to stays of 2 nights or more, and may even decline one night stays unless they have a one night vacancy between other bookings.


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