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Discover your very own Scotland

ceud mìle fàilte – a hundred thousand welcomes



Bespoke – Engaging – Professionally Informative – Entertaining.


Best of Scotland Tours specialise in tailoring bespoke entertaining and professionally informative driver/guided tours throughout Scotland at a balanced and relaxing pace. Our years of experience mean we know the Scotland you won’t find in guidebooks.


From your first enquiry to our final goodbye, Best of Scotland Tours is with you all the way. If you’ve never booked a bespoke tour before it’s a bit like having a living, entertaining guidebook alongside you on your trip. At Best of Scotland Tours we put the emphasis firmly on professionally presented information and entertainment.


Let us introduce you to the real Scotland…
Ian Linn


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Best guide we’ve ever had!!! “Good Stuff”!!!

“My wife and I visited Scotland for 10 days and wanted to see as much as possible. We had certain “must see” locations but were open to suggestions for other sites.  Ian worked with our agent in planning the trip and  made sure we saw everything we had on our list, plus lots of other spectacular sites (and sights!). Ian was the consummate guide; he had incredibly broad knowledge of everything we saw, the castles and other places we visited, the hotels we stayed in, the roads we traveled, the history of the country and anything else we could have wanted.

More importantly, my wife fell ill during the trip and Ian was there to help make sure she got medical attention, to find me an alternate place to stay when the illness interrupted our scheduled itinerary, to shuttle me around when necessary. Then when my wife was able to resume our tour, he was incredible at making up the time we lost without making us feel rushed. His flexibility was amazing.

I could not have asked for a better or more helpful guide/escort. We have taken trips and used private guides in several countries. Ian was BY FAR the best we’ve ever had. Can’t recommend him highly enough!”

Fabulous week in beautiful Scotland

“Ian was the perfect guide for my husband, adult son and me.  He was knowledgeable, reliable, flexible, safety-conscious and funny! His recommendations and suggestions were always spot on. His thoughtful stops for photo opportunities enabled us to capture many sights of beautiful Scotland that we will treasure as memories. For seven days and over 1000 miles he entertained and educated us. I highly, highly recommend him It’s all GOOD STUFF!”

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“Such a memorable trip! Best of Scotland allowed our adventure to be absolutely unforgettable! Highly recommend Best of Scotland!”

Good Stuff!!!-Top shelf in every way which is why he has over 85 five star reviews at this writing

“What a blessing to have Ian for our 9 day trip to take us all over the great country of Scotland. Ian is not only a treasure trove of knowledge but is simply enjoyable to be around. He knows just the right mix of when to guide and when to give you some privacy. Clearly he is well known as several of the topflight hotels we stayed in complimented how lucky we were to get Ian…..Put Ian at the top of the list of any driver guides we have had anywhere in the world. He also washes his vehicle everyday LOL….book him, relax and enjoy”

Best of Scotland tours exceeded our expectations

“We were a group of 4 from the United States traveling to Scotland for the first time. Ian Linn, from Best of Scotland Tours was our Blue Badge certified Driver/Guide. We spent 6 informative, enjoyable days driving over 800 miles with Ian. We learned so much Scottish history! Ian is very knowledgeable, professional and a lot of fun! The van was roomy and comfortable and he was a skilled driver. Ian picked us up each morning at 9am for a day of varied and delightful activities. He returned us to our hotel each evening around 5pm with restaurant suggestions for dinner.
To be a Blue Badge certified guide you must study for a couple of years and be tested in subjects including not only history but geology and botany and more. Ian truly knows and loves his native Scotland.
If you are planning to visit Scotland, do yourself a favor and contact Best of Scotland tours. You will not regret it.

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