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Driving Tours of Scotland - Secret Scotland Tours

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Driving Tours of Scotland - Secret Scotland Tours

Discovered their website while surfing the web looking for a better edited travel guide than Fodors or Frommers. Not that Fodors or Frommers aren’t very helpful, but I find if you know very little about a destination, it is essential to have another more detailed source in order to avoid overrated places and to discover gems that might get short shrift in a regular guide with space limitations.

Detail is what you will get with Secret Scotland. Very interesting concept. They have compiled sample 1 and 2 week trips with different focuses, some quite specific and some more general. You can see the general outline on the website and then purchase the itineraries for roughly 20£ each. You can also purchase companion accommodation guides for roughly the same price. If you wish, they will also provide customized planning. In our case, we purchased 2 different itineraries and mixed and matched according to our interests.

When you download the guides, you will be astounded by the detail. Literally hundreds of pages with very detailed information about attractions and driving instructions. Despite the amount of information, it was organized in such a way that you can sift through to get what you need and then delve into the detail for more precise info. when firming up your plans.

My one critique, the accommodation information needs some minor updating. We were mostly very pleased with the edited list, but did have one disappointing experience.

Overall, an outstanding resource. Our trip was a great success because of their guide.

http://www.secret-scotland.com/

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1. Re: Driving Tours of Scotland - Secret Scotland Tours

Hi,

Good to know you enjoyed your trip.

How do SS compare with the free info on here?

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2. Re: Driving Tours of Scotland - Secret Scotland Tours

Having had a very quick look, there doesn't seem to be anything very secret about these places.

They are regularly recommended on this Forum and on other tour operator itineraries - I notice Loch Ness seems to feature on most of them , despite it not being our most scenic loch - the fame factor of course.

Glad you enjoyed your trip though.

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3. Re: Driving Tours of Scotland - Secret Scotland Tours

Maybe we should start charging!!!!!!

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4. Re: Driving Tours of Scotland - Secret Scotland Tours

My thoughts entirely madscotsman!

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5. Re: Driving Tours of Scotland - Secret Scotland Tours

I am unable to access the website. Is the company still doing business?

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6. Re: Driving Tours of Scotland - Secret Scotland Tours

The link seemed to work for me cOlemOm4.

Yes, I agree, sometimes on the threads there is extremely detailed info given ( and its FOC!) But if someone can make a living out of it, why not? I suppose when people pay for a service they feel reassured that it's good advice rather than something that's free?

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