Custom-made driver-guided tours

You have the privilege to choose your own itinerary and vehicle class guided by our website and our expertise. The Highlands and Islands are our domain, but we can pick you up anywhere in the Scottish mainland. Have a look at our suggestions for sites and destinations on our website with lots of web-links giving you more precise details.

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What we are about

Have you ever chosen a tour to visit something really special to you, only to find that you were rushed on after just a few minutes in order to fit in the other sites included in the itinerary? Remember how disappointed you were? We’ve seen this happen over and over again because it is so difficult to fulfill everyone’s expectations in a big group, and that is what prompted us to come up with a more customised approach. You tell us what YOU want to see, and we work out an itinerary custom-made to your specific requirements.
By the way, you’re getting two guides for the price of one, because we mostly work in tandem (with Frank driving and specialising in English tours, with Brigitte commenting on topical viewpoints in either English or German).

Who we are

Ardgay Bespoke Tours (Spezialtouren auf Vorbestellung) based in Ardgay, Sutherland, offering tours in the Scottish Highlands and further afield.

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Three ready-made sample tours

From £454

1-day tour

up to 2 passengers

Guest with disabilities, please advise allowing us to adapt

Basic requirement (English or German):

  • Pick-up and drop-off point by mutual agreement
  • Any entrance fees or tickets are not included in our price
  • Booking via Ardgay Bespoke Tours website
  • All three itineraries are for a max. 8h day tour including 1h for lunch/comfort breaks: base rate per day £320 (two guides for the price of one).
  • Estimated cost of car hire:
    Vehicle for up to 5 passengers e.g. Vauxhall Zafira: c. £134
  • Compensation for fuel depends on distances from Inverness, including pick-up and drop-off.

Tour of Sutherland / Easter Ross

Dunrobin / Skelbo / Dornoch

Culloden, Clava, Cawdor

Based on start/finish Inverness

Black Isle People & Wildlife

Cromarty / Rosemarkie / Fortrose

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Sample destinations

Have a look at our suggestions! Click on the photos to find out more.

Castles

Discover the Scottish castles, from ruins in dramatic settings to fairytale castles and stately homes in your custom-made tour with us.

Museums

Our Scottish museums are treasure troves: informative, interactive, entertaining and full of hidden gems, ideal for giving you fascinating insights.

Gardens

See what some of the best gardens in the north of Scotland have to offer guided by garden enthusiast Brigitte Geddes from Ardgay Bespoke Tours.

Whisky Distilleries

Single malt ‘Highland’ whisky distilleries all offer tours with tastings at various price levels.

Film Locations

Relive iconic scenes from your favourite films and TV series at the real-life spots where they were filmed.

Wildlife / Nature

The entire Highlands and Islands are a diverse treasure trove of nature. Listed here are some destinations where we might be lucky with sightings.

Seascapes & Coastal Places

Quite apart from awe-inspiring lighthouses in hair-raising locations, there are three stunning coastlines inviting you to capture your best-ever views.

Clans

It's easy to research the history of your clan online. Of course, the best way to learn about you Scottish roots is to come here!

Highland Capital

With its own airport and ample train and bus connections, the vibrant city of Inverness is an ideal starting point for your visit to the Highlands.

Lochs & Waterfalls

Our lochs are famous for monsters such as Nessie, and our waterfalls are in awe-inspiring landscapes. Discover them with Ardgay Bespoke Tours.

Pictish & Prehistoric Cultures

Discover Scotland's earliest civilizations, including the enigmatic Picts, with a sophisticated culture and long history.

Islands

The misty Isle of Skye with its world-famous Cuillins skyline, breath-taking cliffs and other exciting rock formations is easily reached by car.

Spectacular Routes and Rallies

You would be well-advised to let us drive you along some of these narrow roads. It is hard not to get distracted by scenery and wildlife!

Cathedrals, Churches, Priory

Apart from architectural and archaeological interest, our places of worship reflect our turbulent history.

Golf Courses

Scotland is the Home of Golf and an absolute must visit for any golfer, with so many fantastic, traditional courses to discover.

Shows & Festivals

We like to let our hair down in the Highlands: agricultural shows, sheep dog competitions; rock and pop festivals, concerts, dance, ceilidhs...

Moorlands

Moorlands are extremely important for wildlife such as birds. You can often catch a glimpse of deer or other mammals such as fox, badger or otter.

Woodlands

Native woodlands have become a precious rarity, and we count ourselves lucky to live on the edge of an absolute beauty.

Railway Journeys

The Scottish Highlands boast some of the most iconic railway journeys in the world that can be included in your custom-made tour.

Wedding Locations

Why not have your wedding in the beautiful Highlands? We can help you find the perfect venue.

Visits out of Season

In the Scottish Highlands, most visitor attractions are closed in the off-season: approximately from end of September until Easter.

About us

Our tour guides are Brigitte Geddes and Frank van Duivenbode. We are both HOSTGA accredited experienced guides and Frank is an excellent, accident-free driver. 

Blog: Brig the Pict

Recent post of our Scottish travel blog.