We're Good To Go!
Off to New Adventures!
COVID-19 has certainly turned the world upside down.
In the last few months, we have only been able to enjoy our beautiful local beaches and forests on our walks with Sherlock. But nothing has been able to stop us from dreaming about the trips to our Highland happy places. And, we are very happy to announce that we are able to welcome you again!
While we are totally excited about this, we are also aware that the virus is still out there.
Keeping you and our communities safe and preventing the spread of the virus is our top priority.
Therefore, we have decided to postpone our “return to normal” until we deem it safe to do so and have created an exciting 2020/21 special:
Bubble Tours by Airts & Pairts
Our Bubble Tours, private bespoke tours in your personal social bubble, are somewhat different to our usual adventures: A socially-distanced, private experience for you and your loved ones only, taking you off the beaten track, into the great Scottish outdoors, and showcasing our fantastic hidden gems and local businesses.
Join us on a Town & Battlefield Walk, a Countryside Ramble around the Tarbat Peninsula, or on the Malt Whisky Trail or on one of our “Chase Me Tours”, self-drive guided tours to hidden gems and our happy places in the area and beyond.
We adhere to the latest government and public health guidance to keep you and us safe and we practice social distancing and maintain the highest hygiene standards on our tours. We have committed to the Good to Go scheme launched by Visit Britain that recognises good practise in following COVID-19 guidelines and have adapted the STGA Good To Go Protocol. For more information on how we implement these guidelines on our tours, please click here.
Last but not least, we know of so many guests and friends who can’t make it to Scotland yet. Although pleasant anticipation is known to be the best kind of delight, it sometimes can hardly be endured. To relieve the longing of our overseas friends a little, we have put together a selection of virtual tours to some of our favourite places in the Highlands.
We are so much looking forward to welcoming you soon!
Dan & Elle
We're Back in Lockdown
Following the latest Scottish Government guidance, we have suspended our live Bubble Tours until at least 26th April 2021.
We are awaiting specific information from the government about the road out of lockdown for tourism businesses. An update will be posted on this page once the plans have been published.
In the meantime, please refer to Visit Scotland’s COVID-19 advice page for further information.
Want to keep us going?
As part of our professional STGA training, we are experts in effective and sensitive group management techniques, on walking tours, in visitor attractions, visitor sites and museums. In addition, the Scottish Tourist Guides Association has created safety guidance for tourist guiding:
We will practise Social Distancing at any time and will follow the latest government guidance to keep you and your loved ones safe.
We will give you advanced notice before the tour begins of how to be safe on the tour, enjoy the tour, and have fun while maintaining Social Distancing and Scottish Government public health advice.
We will apply rigorous hygiene practices, including thoroughly cleaning and waiting for hands to dry before guiding, and use a personal hand sanitiser when this is not possible.
We will be wearing a mask or visor according to Scottish Government recommendations.
We will be familiar with more crowded areas and will make best efforts to negotiate them, or if appropriate, avoid them.
We will carry disinfecting wipes, hand sanitisers, and paper towels.
Up to 24 hours prior to tour start
Less than 24 hours prior to tour start
0% of the agreed rate & third party costs*
100% of the agreed rate & third party costs*
*) Cancellation costs or processing fees from third-party providers incurred for the specific booking will be charged in addition.
We strongly recommend that guests arrange suitable travel, medical, and cancellation insurance prior to their journey.
We know that planning can be a difficult task in uncertain times. Therefore, we have worked out a straightforward Cancellation Policy for our Bubble Tours and our Virtual Tours:
You can reschedule your tour free of charge if things are not working out the way they were planned.
If you need to cancel your Bubble Tour or Virtual Tour, our simplified cancellation policy applies: