Tours and Activities

We deliver outstanding itineraries and experiences for our clients, adding an extra dimension to our visitors’ time in Scotland.

In simple terms, we offer our tour and activities under four headings – Place, Journey, Interest, Passion.

Place and Journey

Whether it is spending time in one location and delving into its detail or roving the country on a modern-day crusade to capture the vibrancy of Scotland today, the Tartan Umbrella promise is the same: in our safe hands you’ll have the best time ever.

The list of places to visit is enough to make your head spin – and your family, friends, and colleagues marvel at your antics.

Whether it is cities and towns like Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Inverness, Perth, Dundee, Dumfries, Stirling, Dunfermline or St Andrews, the must-see destinations such as Balmoral, Culzean, Glencoe, Abbotsford and Gairloch, the rural beauty of Deeside, Ayrshire and Burns Country, the East Neuk of Fife, Loch Ness, the Abbey countryside of The Borders, the Black Isle or fertile East Lothian, or the wonderful islands off mainland Scotland, we will NOT give you an off-the-shelf package. Rather we’ll create a bespoke tour or carefully planned piece of activity that really engages you.

Interest and Passion

We create themed tours, visits and activities which focus on Interest and Passion. With the appropriate language services to hand, we are adept at specialist tourism covering Food, Literary & Literature, Sport [including golf, of course], Religion/Pilgrims, Medicine, Whisky and Brewing, Kings & Queens, Battlegrounds, Abbeys, The Romans, Industry/Engineering, The Early Peoples, Ghosts Myths & Stories, Castles, Museums & Galleries, Festivals, Geology & Landscape, ‘Enterprising Scots’ [The Enlightenment], Scotland the Brand, and Island Hopping.

“Our group of Iranian engineers, whilst in Scotland for training purposes, were able to get a snapshot of the country though a well considered tour that was well paced and appropriate for the delegates”

Training Officer, Shell Petroleum