No car? No problem. Forget planning a route or worrying about finding the perfect parking space - it is all taken care of aboard a bus or coach tour. You just have to sit back and watch the beautiful Scottish landscapes roll past.
Whether you want to take a week-long guided bus tour to the Highlands and islands, or perhaps just a day's escape to the countryside from Edinburgh or Glasgow, travelling by bus or coach is a fantastic way to make the most of your time in Scotland.
Minibus and coach tours
Tour bus on Churchill Barrier No. 3, Glimps Holm to Burray, Orkney
Ranging from small private day trips and weekend minibus tours to longer coach excursions in more remote places, you can cover a lot of ground by taking coach tours of Scotland. It's a great way to meet fellow travellers and you can find trips to suit every budget and itinerary.
Coach tour itineraries can be themed by specific interests - perhaps you'd like a tour geared around historic attractions or you're keen to stop by as many distilleries as possible during your trip? Either way, you'll find a tour to suit - or you can choose a tour company who'll create a tailored trip just for you.
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City bus tours
Taking a city bus tour in Scotland is an excellent way of finding your feet on the first day of your holiday or squeezing in a last burst sight-seeing at the end of your holiday before you leave! Most of Scotland's cities have sightseeing guided bus trips which provide a whirlwind tour of the city's main attractions and must-see city sights in multiple languages. In some cities you can even join themed bus tours, which explore the city in relation to a given topic, such as royal connections or famous ghost stories.
Hop-on hop-off tours are popular because they provide both an informative guide to the city as well as the perfect transport solution to get you from one attraction or city location to another. Some tickets are valid for more than one day, so you can take your time and board the bus as many times as you like.
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