Private Tours of Scotland

A Scottish Experience Fit For Your Herd

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Calum - a Hairy Coo driver tour guide

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The Hairy Coo private tour bus

Customisable Itineraries

Colin, the Hairy Coo guide pouring a Scottish beer on a tour

Where Will You Go On Your Bespoke Tour Of Scotland?

Private Tours

Scotland is special for everyone in their own way, and for some, this is truly a trip of a lifetime.
Whether you’re here to research old clan links, honeymoon in the great outdoors, orchestrate a family hunt for Nessie or reenact some Hollywood blockbuster moments with your students, making it personal is sure to be at the top of your priority list.

The Hairy Coo is confident that we can cater to all parties, whether it be for 1 or 100 guests. We work on a flexible pricing structure depending on the time of year you are travelling, the size of your group, the length of your tour and where you would like to go.

If you are interested in discussing a private tour with us, please have a quick read of our brief FAQ section below, tailored specifically for this type of excursion. After you have a better idea of the tours we are able to offer, please fill out a quick enquiry form to provide us with more information outlining what you or your group are looking for….

Private Tours FAQ

Where can I go on my private tour?

We’re already so confident that our tour portfolio covers the best of Scotland, that we use all of our existing itineraries as the basis for our private tours – all of which can be found on our Coach Tours page.

We use this tour template approach in order to make it easier for our guests to understand what is possible within the time they are in the country. However, that’s not to say we are not able to create a bespoke itinerary for you and your party should you have a clear idea of where you would like to go.

After you submit your initial enquiry below, you will be assigned a personal tour coordinator who will be happy to discuss some bespoke amendments to your route that are not possible on our public tours. In the past, we have replaced whisky distilleries tours with gin or beer, included visits to ancestors’ resting places and changed our routes to allow for additional activities. If you want to book something extra, we’ll certainly give guidance on whether it would be possible to incorporate it into your tour.

What is included in the price?

Our private tour coordinators go above and beyond in terms of the quality and personality they put into every single one of their excursions. Your tour will be conducted on a sparkling clean, air-conditioned Hairy Coo vehicle which will be kept to a brilliant standard throughout the duration of your tour. Your driver-guide will be one of our most experienced tour guides, whom we trust will keep you smiling from start to finish.

What is not included?

We are not able to offer an ‘all-inclusive’ private tour experience, meaning the price given to you will be for your tour and driver-guides services only. Food, accommodation and optional activity expenses such as castle entry fees, ferries and distillery tours are not included in your tour price. Should you wish to add any of these to your itinerary, you will need to arrange payment directly with the supplier. We will always be more than happy to offer advice in regard to additions you would like to make to your tour to make planning as easy as possible.

What is your availability for private tours?

Our private tours are available throughout the year. However, availability in peak Summer months (June-August) is limited and so 2 months notice is advised to avoid disappointment for your desired dates.

The minimum notice required for any private tour is at least 2 weeks  – anything within that time limit may not be possible, especially in Summer.

How much does a private tour cost?

Whether it be personal, corporate or educational, all of our private tours are individually priced depending on the needs of the group.

We are not able to offer a price for private excursions until we have an understanding of what vehicle(s) are needed, the duration of the tour and when in the year it will take place.

Time permitting, we are always happy to discuss a deposit scheme, along with incremental payments in the lead up to your trip.

Eilean Donan Castle with couple in front proposing
A Hairy Coo tour group photo
Couple with Eilean Donan castle behind
A Hairy Coo touir group at Clava Cairns

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    • 5 star ratingFun day trip The best tour we have been on! Our guide was knowledgeable, genuinely hilarious and he was able to tell stories... read more

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    • 5 star ratingJust do it. Brian was my tour guide. Not only was he extremely knowledgeable, he was also entertaining. You can tell this man... read more

    • 4 star ratingReally fun, but needs AC! Our tour guide, Brian, was great. We really enjoyed the stories, etc. This is a looooong day, so it helps... read more


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