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The Best of Scotland in a One Day Private Tour

Make the most of your time in Scotland with a tailor-made, custom one-day tour with your personal driver for private groups.

Our drivers are more than just chauffeurs, they are experienced guides who will help you create a day that you will cherish for a lifetime. Simply let us know where you would like your driver to collect you and give us an indication of where you would like to go and the types of activities that interest you, then relax and let us take care of the rest.

Your personal travel guide will be in touch with a bespoke itinerary designed to turn your Scottish fantasy into a one-day tour you will never forget, packed full of exactly the types of activities that suit your personality.

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Scotland is a country deeply rooted in momentous historical events and famed for its breathtaking scenery, lush mountain ranges, and effervescent cities. Your bespoke itinerary will aim to combine as much of this as possible in a one-day tour to give you an authentic flavor of Scotland.

Given that this small country of ours has been blessed with an incredible amount of breath-taking scenic locations and areas rich with fascinating historical significance, it can be difficult to know exactly where to begin planning your tour. To get your imagination going, you may want to consider some of the following when creating your dream Scottish adventure, or simply click ‘Create my custom tour’ below and your personal tour expert will get in touch to help you plan your perfect vacation.

Edinburgh Tours

Highlands & Islands Tours

Glasgow Tours

Castle Tours

Whisky Tastings & Distillery Tours

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Whether you wish to connect with your Scottish ancestry and heritage, or simply get away from it all and have a blissful day in some of the world’s most tranquil and peaceful beauty spots, Braw Scottish Tours will take you there in style and comfort.

Customizable Day Tours

Your itinerary will be completely customized to reflect your interests and suit your requirements. You decide where to go and how long you stay at destinations.

Experienced Guides

Your driver will be your personal guide regaling you with historic and amusing insights into Scotland’s past, present and future.

Luxury Vehicles

Avoid cramped coaches and tourist traps and take the road less traveled in our luxury private vehicles to get to know the real Scotland.

Create Your Perfect Custom Tour Of Scotland

All our tours are completely customizable and tailor-made to suit you and your group’s needs, just fill in the form below and tell us what you want to do and how long you’ll be visiting us and our tour experts will do the rest.

Even if you don’t know where you want to start and would like some inspiration, fill in your contact details below and your personal tour expert will be in touch to help you plan your perfect vacation in Scotland.

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Edinburgh Castle

Proudly overlooking the nation’s capital city, Edinburgh Castle is one of the oldest, attractive, and interesting fortified places in Europe. Alongside hosting the Scottish Crown Jewels and the Stone of Destiny, each section of the Castle has an exciting tale to tell, whether that’s as a Royal residence, military garrison, or more ominously, as a prison and fortress. 

Royal Yacht Britannia

The Royal Yacht Britannia

Visit perhaps one of the most famous (unsunk) ships in the world: The Royal Yacht Britannia

This former floating palace spent 43 years traveling more than a million nautical miles around the globe in service of Her Majesty The Queen before (thankfully for us) being permanently berthed in Edinburgh – allowing the public to tour and explore this magnificent piece of engineering history. 

Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Royal Edinburgh military tattoo

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo delivers world-class, public military events, rooted in Scottish tradition. Set against the backdrop of Edinburgh’s imposing castle, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is one of the most iconic events in Edinburgh’s calendar. Bringing together audiences from across the globe, the Edinburgh Tattoo celebrates the skills and talents of military bands and display teams from throughout the world.

Holyrood Palace

Holyrood Palace

Visit the glorious Holyrood Palace – the official residence of the British monarch in Scotland, Queen Elizabeth II. 

You can spend hours here exploring the palace – including the 16th-century historic apartments of Mary, Queen of Scots – and its impressive surrounding grounds.

Edinburgh Royal Mile

Royal Mile Edinburgh

On your private tour of the city, why not take a stroll along the winding paths and cobbled streets of the Royal Mile – the main thoroughfare of the Old Town. As well as beautiful streets & street entertainment, this is a great spot to pick up some gifts or items to take home to remember your time in Scotland by! 

Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh

Arthur's Seat Edinburgh

Arthur’s Seat is an extinct volcano and is the main peak of the group of hills in Edinburgh. On your private tour, we can drive straight over the top of this hill (or you may enjoy a short hike instead) where we shall have wonderful views of the city.

Glencoe in springtime


You’d be able to pay a visit to the magnificent Glencoe Mountains for the day from a variety of starting points in Scotland.

The areas around Glencoe have hikes suitable for a wide range of activity levels so don’t worry if you don’t want to climb up to the top – we’ll still manage to get to some incredible viewpoints, particularly of the ‘Three Sisters’ scenic area.

Glenfinnan Viaduct

Glenfinnan Viaduct

The famous Glenfinnan viaduct carries the railway to Glenfinnan Station across a 1,000 ft span, 100 ft above the ground. The Jacobite steam train runs from here to Fort William and Mallaig in the summer months.

The filming of the second and third Harry Potter books, Harry Potter and the Chambers of Secrets and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban took place in this area with the Hogwarts Express calling at Glenfinnan!

Loch Ness - Urquhart Castle

Loch Ness

A good many facts make Loch Ness stand out among other Scottish lakes. It is the second-largest Scottish lake with a surface area of 56 km2 (the largest being Loch Lomond), but due to its great depth, it is the largest by volume in the British Isles. Its deepest point is 230 m, making it the second deepest loch in Scotland after Loch Morar. It also contains more freshwater than all the lakes in England and Wales combined!

Take a tour around the Loch’s vast banks or perhaps a private cruise on it’s blue waters – get in touch with our guides today to start building your perfect tour!

Isle of Skye storr at sunset

Isle of Skye

Take a day trip to the magical Isle of Skye with your very own private driver-guide. Skye is filled with stunning natural views, quaint towns, beautiful beaches & fascinating history. You could spend weeks touring the Island’s sites, including The Fairy Glen, The Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock & Mealt Falls Viewpoint, Skye Museum of Island Life, Dunvegan Castle & Gardens or even a wee taste of our local spirit at the Talisker Whisky Distillery!

Whatever your tastes or interests, our guides will plan the perfect day trip for you and your group!

Cairngorrms National Park

Cairngorms National Park

Take a scenic drive through Cairngorms National Park – the largest national park in the entire UK.

Five of the UK’s six highest mountains lie inside Cairngorms National Park. There are huge forests there, cascading waterfalls, and rich wildlife. The Cairngorm Mountains are the most popular ski resort in the UK and the park also offers many exciting hiking routes. It also offers many great mountain-bike and cross-country skiing trails – if you’d like us to arrange extra outdoor activities during this part of the tour, please let us know and we’ll include some options for you.

Glasgow City Centre

Glasgow City Centre

Glasgow offers a blend of internationally-acclaimed museums and galleries, stunning architecture, vibrant nightlife, fantastic shopping, and a diverse array of restaurants and bars. Vibrant and energetic, Glasgow enjoys a year-round buzz with an arts scene that regularly produces cutting-edge productions and attracts high-profile exhibitions that led to the city being crowned European City of Culture in 1990.

Glasgow was also the UK’s City of Architecture and Design in 1999 and its architecture is an attraction in itself. The city center has countless impressive Victorian structures and then there are the unique masterpieces of one of the city’s most celebrated sons, the legendary architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

Glasgow University

Glasgow University

Founded in 1451, the University is the fourth oldest in the English-speaking world and is one of Scotland’s four ancient universities. On your tour, you’ll be walking in the footsteps of some of the world’s most renowned visionaries, like economist and author of the foundational ”Wealth of Nations “Adam Smith, the pioneer of television John Logie Baird, and engineer James Watt amongst many more. Architecturally the main building is the second-largest example of Gothic revival architecture in Britain, after the Palace of Westminster, while the University Library includes “The Mackintosh House”, a rebuilt terraced house designed by, and furnished after, architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

Glasgow Cathedral, Scotland

Glasgow Cathedral

Glasgow Cathedral, also called the High Kirk of Glasgow or St Kentigern’s or St Mungo’s Cathedral, is today a gathering of the Church of Scotland in Glasgow.

The title cathedral is honorific and historic, dating from the period before the Scottish Reformation and its former status as the Roman Catholic mother church of the Archdiocese of Glasgow and the cathedra of the Archbishop of Glasgow (which is now in St. Andrew’s Cathedral, the present mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Glasgow). The current congregation is part of the Church of Scotland’s Presbytery of Glasgow. Glasgow Cathedral is located north of High Street and east of Cathedral Street, beside the Glasgow Royal Infirmary.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum

The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is a museum and art gallery in Glasgow, Scotland. Since its 2003–06 refurbishment, the museum has been the most popular free-to-enter visitor attraction in Scotland, and the most visited museum in the United Kingdom outside London.

The gallery is located on Argyle Street, in the West End of the city, on the banks of the River Kelvin (opposite the architecturally similar Kelvin Hall, which was built in matching style in the 1920s, after the previous hall had been destroyed by fire). It is adjacent to Kelvingrove Park and is situated near the main campus of the University of Glasgow on Gilmorehill.

Glasgow West End

Glasgow West End

The ‘West End’ of Glasgow is renowned for its beautiful architecture, quaint shops, bustling nightlife, parks and is centered around Byres Road. There are many attractions including the Kelvingrove Art Galleries, the new Riverside Transport Museum, Botanic Gardens, Kelvingrove Park, and numerous leisure facilities. The West End is known for being the cultural heart of the city and is littered with quality and atmospheric eateries and bars.

Inveraray Castle

Inveraray Castle

Inveraray Castle: a country house near Inveraray in the county of Argyll, in western Scotland, on the shore of Loch Fyne, Scotland’s longest sea loch. It has been the seat of the Duke of Argyll, chief of Clan Campbell, since the 17th century.

Dunnottar Castle

Dunnottar Castle

William Wallace, Mary Queen of Scots, the Marquis of Montrose, and the future King Charles II have graced the Castle with their presence.

Most famously though, it was at Dunnottar Castle that a small garrison held out against the might of Cromwell’s army for eight months and saved the Scottish Crown Jewels, the ‘Honours of Scotland’, from destruction.


Balmoral Castle

Amongst the magnificent scenery of Royal Deeside and Balmoral Estate is located about midway between the villages of Braemar and Ballater. It is easy to understand why it became a favorite holiday retreat of the Royal family. Purchased by Prince Albert in 1852 for Queen Victoria, the Estate has been the Scottish holiday home of the Royal Family ever since.

The Castle itself has an interesting story, as it is not the original building that Prince Albert bought. It was decided that the old building was not adequate for the Royal Family’s needs so another one was built on the grounds nearby. The process took 4 years, and the new Castle was completed in 1856. The old building was demolished and a commemorative stone on the grounds of the estate marks the location of its front door.

Glamis Castle

Glamis Castle

Glamis Castle is a living, breathing monument to Scottish heritage, hospitality, and enjoyment for all. The family home of the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne, Glamis Castle is the legendary setting for Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the childhood home of HM Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, and the birthplace of Princess Margaret.

As soon as you enter the Queen Mother Gates at Glamis and see the Castle’s turrets and towers nestled at the end of the mile-long drive, you can’t fail to be impressed by its majesty.

Eilean donan Castle

Eilean Donan Castle

The famous Eilean Donan: a small tidal island where three sea lochs meet, Loch Duich, Loch Long, and Loch Alsh, in the western Highlands of Scotland. A picturesque castle that frequently appears in photographs, film, and television dominates the island, which lies about 1 kilometer (0.62 mi) from the village of Dornie. Since the castle’s restoration in the early 20th century, a footbridge has connected the island to the mainland.

The castle was founded in the thirteenth century and became a stronghold of the Clan Mackenzie and their allies the Clan Macrae. In the early eighteenth century, the Mackenzies’ involvement in the Jacobite rebellions led in 1719 to the castle’s destruction by government ships. Lieutenant-Colonel John Macrae-Gilstrap’s twentieth-century reconstruction of the ruins produced the present buildings.

Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle is one of Scotland’s most historically important sites which was once a favored residence of the Stewart kings and queens who held grand celebrations at the castle. 

In its grandeur with its superb sculptures and beautiful gardens. You can meet the costumed characters in the roles of bodyguards, court officials, maids of honor, and servants who will welcome you into 16th-century life. If you want you can also dress in a period costume and play medieval instruments. 

Other highlights include the Great Hall, Chapel Royal, Castle Exhibition, Regimental Museum, Great Kitchens, Tapestry Studio, and the nearby Argyll’s Lodging, a 17th-century townhouse.

Dubrobin - 10 Day Tour

Dunrobin Castle & Gardens

Dunrobin Castle is the most northerly of Scotland’s great houses and the largest in the Northern Highlands with 189 rooms and is also one of Britain’s oldest continuously inhabited houses dating back to the early 1300s, home to the Earls and later, the Dukes of Sutherland.

The Castle, which resembles a French chateâu with its towering conical spires, has seen the architectural influences of Sir Charles Barry, who designed London’s Houses of Parliament, and Scotland’s own Sir Robert Lorimer. The Castle was used as a naval hospital during the First World War and as a boys’ boarding school from 1965 to 1972.

Talisker Whisky

Talisker Whisky

Visit the oldest working distillery on the Isle of Skye, set on the shores of Loch Harport in the village of Carbost, Talisker. You will see the 5 copper pot stills and the traditional worm tubs that make the Talisker so unique, then look at the casks in the warehouse where Angel’s Share is lost to evaporation during maturation.

Glenmorangie Distillery

Glenmorangie Distillery

By the tranquil shores of the Dornoch Firth, amidst the golden barley fields that border the Royal Burgh of Tain, lies the Glenmorangie Distillery where accompanied by their expert guides, you will journey through all stages of our award-winning whisky creation, from mashing and fermenting to distilling and maturation.

blair athol distillery

Blair Athol Distillery

Blair Athol Distillery stands at the gateway to the Scottish Highlands in the picturesque town of Pitlochry, Perthshire. Set in open moorland south of the town, in the foothills of the Grampian mountains, Blair Athol’s ancient source of water – the Allt Dour – flows through the grounds from the slopes of Ben Vrackie, contributing to the whisky’s, mellow quality and smooth finish.

The Glenliveit Distillery

Glenlivet Distillery

The Glenlivet Distillery has the distinction of being the first licensed distillery in the Glenlivet area. At one time there were around 200 illegal stills around this area and the name “Glenlivet” was used by many competing distilleries. Glenlivet’s owner, John Smith’s son of the founder, realized the importance of branding so in 1884 he took legal action to reserve use of the title “The Glenlivet”.

Macallan Distillery

Macallan Distillery

In the heart of the beautiful Macallan Estate sits Macallan Distillery. The Edrington Group, which owns the Macallan distillery, has taken the bold move to revamp the distillery and visitor center so it is now the most modern and high technology looking distillery in Scotland.

Where there were once large “sheds” for the mash tuns and still rooms, there are now cleverly landscaped semi-subterranean buildings that blend the distillery into the green fields of the landscape. The building is a stunning piece of modern architecture that combines functionality with organic shapes and materials. They have deliberately kept some pictures of the old distillery buildings in the gallery so you can see just how radically different the new distillery buildings are.

Laphroaig Distillery

Laphroaig Distillery

 Laphroaig (La-froyg) Distillery is renowned for the rich, unmistakable taste of its whisky and is the favorite of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, and even bears his Royal Warrant.

Established in 1825 by brothers Donald and Alexander Johnston, Laphroaig still employs the traditional methods and time-honored skills that have been used for centuries to produce the most distinctive single malt in the world.