Frequently Asked Questions
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What vehicle will I tour Scotland in?
You'll tour in our lovely, shiny Ford Tourneo Custom. It comfortably accommodates six adult guests on extended tours and, because it has a long wheel base, you'll enjoy generous legroom and luggage space.
What about insurance?
Drams Scotland maintains insurance meeting all statutory requirements, in accordance with industry best practice. We strongly recommend that our guests also take out appropriate travel, medical and cancellation insurance that covers the full period of travel, before travelling to Scotland.
What about driving qualifications?
Safety is always our number one priority when guests are in our care. Our drivers are highly qualified, with extensive experience driving across Scotland in all seasons and in all weather conditions. Our Guiding Director holds a Passenger Service Vehicle Licence, so is fully qualified to drive any type of passenger vehicle, from minibuses to double deck coaches.
What about evenings on tour?
In the evenings you'll enjoy free time to explore your surroundings or relax at your accommodation.
How long does a typical day on tour last?
It varies, but days on tour typically start at 9am and finish between 5pm and 6pm. If you would prefer a different schedule, just let us know and we'll work this into your tour plan.
What if there's inclement weather?
No matter the season, we'll keep an eye on the weather and, if necessary, propose itinerary adjustments so that you get the best of the day (and we always travel with large golf umbrellas).
Do you offer tours of castles and historic attractions?
Yes. We offer private guided tours of castles and historic attractions. However, the larger, paid attractions generally have their own specialist in-house guides who may be best placed to showcase these attractions.
How much does a Drams Scotland tour cost?
We price each bespoke tour individually and price will depend on the number of guests in your group, your tour duration, the time of year, the distance travelled and other factors such as collection and departure locations.
What extra costs should I budget for?
Our tour price doesn't include:
attraction entrance fees
Do you tour across all Scotland's whisky regions?
Yes. We use our unparallelled knowledge of Scotland's whisky landscape to recommend, agree and pre-book the best distillery tours and tasting experiences for your group all across Scotland's whisky regions: The Highlands, Speyside, Islay, The islands, Campbeltown and the Lowlands. Whether you focus on a single region or all six, we will deliver your ideal whisky tour.
Why choose a Drams Scotland whisky tour?
Because you'll get the best possible whisky experience.
Why choose a bespoke tour with Drams Scotland?
Because your time in Scotland is precious and you want to make the most of it.
Do Drams Scotland offer pre-packaged tours?
No. We do not offer pre-packaged tours. Each Drams Scotland tour is a personal and unique experience, created just for you.
I'm not a whisky fan, will I enjoy a Drams Scotland tour?
Absolutely. Our tours are created exclusively for your interests. Your guide is a degreed historian and brings depth of knowledge and insight to any tour.
Can I tour Scotland out of season?
Do you source accommodation?
Yes. We'll source the best available accommodation along your tour route, based on your budget and preferences. As we're not a package operator we ask you to make your accommodation booking directly. This means you get best possible choice and value, with no commissions.
I have health or mobility issues - Do you offer accessible tours?
Yes. At Drams Scotland we have been honoured to welcome guests with a range of accessibility issues, including blindness, MS, Muscular Dystrophy and Parkinsons Disease and we believe that this should not be a barrier to experiencing the very best of Scotland.