Discover Your Dream Scotland Tour or Vacation

Embark on a Small-group Tour of Scotland

Scotland is a country famous for many of the same things as Ireland: for its ancient castles, rich history, wild landscapes, and majestic mountains. Scotland’s language is also intrinsically linked to Ireland, and Irish settlers (the Scotti) brought over Gaelic to what is now known as Scotland in the 4th and 5th centuries AD. Keep reading to learn more about our Tours of Scotland, but you might also like to spend a little time on our Tours of Ireland page and our Tours of Scotland and Ireland together.

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Wild N Happy's Tours of Scotland

Our small-group tours of Scotland are designed to offer an authentic experience, helping guests learn from local experts while seeing both the big, iconic destinations as well as some of the special parts of Scotland that you simply won’t find in the guidebooks. If anything we say here inspires a few questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Your tour of Scotland could begin today as you start to imagine your wild and happy adventure across this ancient land.

Browse Wild N Happy’s guided Scotland Tours! Start planning your dream  Scotland vacation with us, looking at the parts of Scotland and Scottish culture that interest you most. Our tours of Scotland have been carefully crafted to provide guests with rich, unforgettable experiences. Many people embark on a Scotland vacation as a sort of Celtic homecoming as they visit the land of their ancestors. Wild N Happy takes a lot of pleasure in helping guests connect with their past and we encourage you to reach out if you’d like to find out if our Scotland tours go to specific spots that help you reconnect with your Scottish heritage. You can also the itineraries of our Scotland tours, noting the various sights and destinations.

Top Scotland Tours

Multi-day Tour
Discover Scotland – 6 Day Tour

Discover Scotland – 6 Day Tour

From€1,099
6 days
Explore the real Scotland on Wild N Happy's 6-day Discover Scotland Tour. See Stirling Castle, the Isle of Skye, Loch Ness, & much more! Check out the full […]
Multi-Day Tour

Ireland’s Wild North + Scotland – 15 Day Tour

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15 days
Come with Wild N Happy on this 15-day tour of Ireland and Scotland. See the Isle of Inis Mor, Connemara National Park, the Isle of Skye, the Cairngorms, […]
Multi-Day Tour

Ireland’s Wild South + Scotland – 14 Day Tour

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14 days
Join Wild N Happy on this 14-day tour of Ireland and Scotland. See Dingle, Kerry, Galway, Skye, the Cairngorms, & so much more! Check out the full itinerary […]

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Scotland Vacation FAQs

Do I need a passport or a visa to travel to Scotland?

UK and EU citizens are required to have a valid passport or a national identity card to enter Scotland. Citizens of all other countries must have a valid passport.

Citizens of the EEA member states as well as other countries such as Australia, Canada, New Zealand or the USA are not required to apply for a visa to travel to Scotland.

Prior to travelling to Scotland, citizens of all other countries should contact their local Scottish Embassy or visit the Department of Foreign Affairs website for more information.

What currency is accepted in Scotland?

Scotland is part of the United Kingdom, so its official currency is the British Pound.

Is tipping customary in Scotland?

Tips are not included in our tour price and tipping is entirely at your discretion. A guided price to tipping in Scotland is generally between 10-15% of cost value. In taxies, it’s usually nice to round up to the nearest five, but it’s not expected.

What is internet access like in Scotland? 

Internet access is quite good in Scotland.  Most B&Bs, hotels, cafés, pubs, and tourist attractions across the country offer Wi-Fi access to their customers or visitors. As you venture into the highlands and islands, you will struggle to access reliable mobile internet signal.

Can I use my mobile/cell phone while in Scotland?

Mobile phone coverage is good in most parts of Scotland. However, ensure your global roaming is fully activated before travelling to Scotland, so you can enjoy the benefits of your phone plan away from home. 

What are toilets like in Scotland?

Toilets in Scotland are modern and flushable. In addition to the public restrooms you can find in most towns and villages, some are also available in service stations and pubs.

Is smoking legal in Scotland? 

In 2006, Scotland banned smoking in public buildings. While smoking is prohibited in work and public places, it is however permitted in the street and in private accommodation.

Can I drink the water in Scotland?

Tap water is considered safe to drink in most parts of Scotland — especially in large cities and towns like Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Sterling. However, it is recommended not to drink from the bathroom sink.

Are credit cards accepted widely in Scotland?

In Scotland, most stores will accept credit and debit cards, and it’s illegal in the UK to charge you to use them. Some small stores won’t have card machines, though, so it’s good to have some spare cash — just in case.

What is ATM access like in Scotland?

ATMs are common in Scotland, they can generally be found outside banks, in grocery stores and in transit centers.

Do I need to purchase travel insurance before travelling in Scotland?

Our tours do not include travel insurance but we highly recommend travel insurance for all Wild N Happy tours. We strongly recommend that you take out comprehensive insurance cover for cancellation, medical expenses, personal accident, personal baggage, money and public liability before travelling. We accept no responsibility for the theft, loss or damage to personal belongings or liability for personal injury/death at any time during the duration of your tour. 

 

What public holidays are celebrated in Scotland?

Scotland

  • 1–2 January / New Year’s Day
  • 15 April / Good Friday 
  • 18 April / Easter Monday
  • 3 June / Platinum Jubilee bank holiday
  • 1 August / Summer Bank Holiday
  • 30 November / St Andrew’s Day
  • 25 December / Christmas Day
  • 26 December / Boxing Day

What is the weather like in Scotland? 

If you don’t like the weather in Scotland, just wait a minute and it’s likely to change. Expect to have four seasons in one day and pack accordingly.

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