Sample Tour Itineraries

The following itineraries give you a flavour of what I can offer, but be sure to contact me for further options.  

Edinburgh Old Town

Grassmarket, EdinburghWalking tour

Take a trip back in time as we explore Edinburgh’s legendary Old Town. You will follow in the footsteps of Scotland’s Kings, Queens, writers, murderers and even ghosts as we wend our way through its ancient passageways.

Start Time: 10.30am
Tour duration: 2 hours.
Tour meeting place:  Outside front entrance to St Giles Cathedral, Royal Mile.
Maximum group size: 12

A Day in the Trossachs

Trossachs TripDriver guided tour

We visit an ancient castle featured in Outlander, Games of Thrones and Monty Python and the Holy Grail then our tour takes in the beautiful lochs and mountains of one of the most beautiful areas of Scotland. Optional boat trip on Loch Katrine, depending on availability.

Start time: 9am
Return time: 6pm
Tour duration: 9 hours.
Tour meeting place:  Your hotel or other pre-arranged location.
Maximum group size: 4.

Lovely East Lothian

Gannets at BassrockDriver guided tour

East Lothian is a hidden treasure on Edinburgh’s doorstep. Our tour takes in the the stunning Tantallon Castle which overlooks the sea, the Scottish Seabird Centre with optional boat trip to see thousands of gannets nesting on Bass Rock followed by a walk around the dramatic cliffs of St Abb’s Head.

Start time: 9am
Return time: 6pm
Tour duration: 9 hours.
Tour meeting place:  Your hotel or other pre-arranged location.
Maximum group size: 4.

The Borders

Dryburgh AbbeyDriver guided tour

The beautiful Borders is just over an hour’s drive away from Edinburgh and during this excursion we will visit the romantic ruins of a once thriving religious abbey, the wonderfully eccentric home of Sir Walter Scott and take a walk by the picturesque River Tweed.

Start time: 9am
Return time: 6pm
Tour duration: 9 hours.
Tour meeting place:  Your hotel or other pre-arranged location.
Maximum group size: 4.

How to book:

Email alasdairnorthrop@gmail.co.uk or call 07788-805317

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When Scotland reopens to tourists and to provide some re-assurance to guests I have taken part in the Good to Go scheme and received a certificate which shows I am properly prepared for taking them on tours.