Private Tours of the UK, Ireland, and Europe

Embark on a journey tailored just for you

Imagine a private tour made just for you.

Where you follow your curiosity through the UK, Ireland, and Europe's most stunning landscapes and fascinating stories.

Embarking on your own journey of discovery can ignite the passion for adventure, while opening your eyes to the hidden treasures around each corner.

From tracing your ancestry back to the wee bonnie isles of Scotland, to discovering new cultural traditions in the European hotspots of Spain and Portugal; it all starts with a simple inquiry for our private tours. 

 While touring privately, your vehicle can range from a saloon car to any size of coach, and your English-speaking driver-guide will be an expert in storytelling and local insights.

Touring the likes of Scotland, Ireland, England, Wales, and Europe, our driver-guides take you beyond the ‘must sees’. They live and breathe stories and, geeks themselves, love special interests’ tours. Harry Potter, whisky, or wildlife fans? A theme that you love, and a passionate driver-guide will make your private tour special. We love helping our customers plan their dream tour, so whether you want to do a day's excursion or fancy a longer trip, let us know and we can help you craft your own bespoke itinerary.

To arrange your private tour, please fill in the form* at the bottom of the page or email

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If you've got any questions about scheduled tours, please contact us here.


Private tours of Scotland winter offer

Touring with Rabbie’s this winter just got ten degrees cooler. Hire a 16-seat mini-coach with an English-speaking driver guide for just £560 per day this winter. That’s an incredible £35 per person per day when travelling with a full group of 16. Choose where you want to go and what you want to see, and start your adventure from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, or Aberdeen.

Offer is subject to availability and valid on new bookings only for travel up to 29 February 2024. Price does not include travel accommodation, attractions, or dining and is based on a 10-hour day. Excludes 27th - 31st December.

Quote 'winter offer' when enquiring.

Why should you pick a private tour?


Flexible Pick-Ups and Drop-Offs

On a private tour you can choose your pick-up and drop-off point, so you don’t have to navigate around a new city. So, enjoy a lie-in or a leisurely breakfast before your driver-guide picks you up from where you’re staying.

We Plan For You

Need help with planning your private tour? We can reserve your restaurant tables, book attractions, accommodation, or arrange special visits. We can arrange almost everything to ensure you have the best time. (*except time travelling)

Travel With Friends & Family

Experience the joy of a private tour to anywhere you want to go with your closest friends and family. Together your group can decide exactly what you want to do and where you want to go all with the help of our knowledgeable driver-guides.

Flexible Dates & Times

Start when you want. Finish when you want. Want a multi-day private tour but to start a bit later in the day so you can sleep in? That's up to you. Want to travel on a specific date? You can travel on any day of the year (excluding Christmas and New Year's Day).

Who is a private tour for?


Passionate Travellers

Maybe you dream of drinking every dram of liquid gold while on a custom whisky distillery tour of Scotland. Perhaps you want to follow in the footsteps of your favourite historical figure. Whatever you're passionate about, we can help bring it to life.

Friends & Family

A private tour gives you and your friends the space and freedom to do what you want to do in the way you want to do it. No waiting around for other travellers, on this tour, you're the leader.

Work Days Out

Be more creative with your team-building days out. Forget the pubs and paintball and tour famous castles or visit the beautiful Scottish islands instead. The possibilities on a bespoke trip are endless.

Heritage Journeys

Trace your family story and discover the regal castles and landscapes your ancestors once roamed. Who knows royalty may be in your blood. Are you ready to find out? 

Get in touch


Help us create your perfect bespoke trip by filling in the form with as much detail as you can.

Please note, due to high demand and limited availability, we may not be able to quote for a private tour with less than two weeks notice.

If you've got any questions about scheduled tours, please contact us here.


personal enquiry agent

Any tailor-made tours that we create for you that constitute a ‘package’ for the purposes of the 1992 EU Regulations, payments made by you will be protected by our membership of ABTOT. Full terms and conditions can be found here.

Bespoke Tours FAQs

Why would I want to create my own tour?

Our scheduled trips leave on set dates and are available to anyone. Whereas a private tour is exclusive for you and your chosen group. It’s perfect if you’re wanting to go when we have fewer tours running throughout autumn and winter.

Where can I go?

You can go anywhere in the UK, Ireland, and Europe. If you need inspiration, look through our other tours around Europe, the UK, and Ireland, add the ones you like to your ‘favourites’, and imagine how you could join them up. From visiting the birthplace of William Shakespeare on a tour of England to clinking glasses together in a traditional pub when exploring Ireland, the possibilities are endless on a bespoke trip.

What’s the accommodation like?

You can stay in castles, country houses, budget hotels, B&Bs, boats, or hostels: anywhere you like. Imagine waking up in one of the best Scottish castles and living out your royal dream or maybe a cosy log fire cabin in the snow capped mountains of Switzerland is more of your vibe? We’re friends with a lot of the local travel accommodation providers, so we’re happy to help you find the most memorable places to stay.

Meet the Team


Private Tour Team Manager

"I’ve been with Rabbie's quite a number of years now, but I’ve been a planner for a lot longer.

My family struggled with making decisions to say the least. So armed with dad’s credit card (and his blessing), I put myself in charge of planning family holidays from a young age.

Then in university, I helped organise hill walking holidays. Which was amazing fun, but sometimes a challenge given the budget for any trip was a shoestring, a bag of beans, and whatever change we could find down the back of the sofa.

Now with a whole fleet of Rabbie's buses to call upon, I find things a lot easier.

At the end of the day, I just love a good plan when it comes together, so I keep making them."