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Unique tour in Scotland

I am taking a exclusive group to Scotland and what to know a excursions or experience that would be unique, extra special, and maybe a little out of the box.

Posted by
1893 posts

You don't say which city you will be visiting, how large your group is, and no mention of how long of an excursion you are seeking, so I'll go out on a limb..........

Consider one of the shorter (or maybe even a longer one, if you have many days to fill) journeys on the Royal Scotsman train. It would be unique, extra special, and different, along with being very memorable. Info is available on the Royal Scotsman web site.

Posted by
9 posts

We will be visiting Edninburgh and Gleneagles, We will have around 80 people.

Posted by
8293 posts

An “exclusive” group,of 80 people! That would be an invasion, not an excursion.

Posted by
26373 posts

No, Norma, it is only three coaches. (Two if you use all the seats, but then it wouldn't be exclusive - more sardines).

Tim is your group travel guy, but I've never heard of him in Scotland.

Posted by
6367 posts

I'm sorry if this sounds snarky, but anybody wanting to take a 'group' of 80 to another country needs to deal with someone (travel agent or tour company) experienced in travel for large groups, not a bunch of volunteers on a forum, most of whom travel independently.

Other questions: how long is tour? Budget? Common interests among the 80 participants?

You need an expert.

Posted by
1893 posts

Skip the Royal Scotsman........it cannot accommodate 80!!! It's, shall we say, more exclusive :)
I agree with the advice to involve a professional tour planner, or ask your lead hotel for help in connecting you with someone who can arrange coaches, lunch arrangements, local guides, etc.
What type group are you escorting? Age range? From what area(s)? Any common interests (such as of Scottish descent? Golfers?)
This year? Next year? Two years from now? Have people already signed up and booked flights, or are you in the very early planning stages to promote said trip to this exclusive group? Just finding a place that might have available rooms for 80 could be a challenge, if you have not booked well in advance.

Posted by
8293 posts

Do you think 80 is a typo and she really meant 8?

Posted by
26373 posts

Do you think 80 is a typo and she really meant 8?

We'll never know if she doesn't return and fill in some of the gaps. Otherwise we're talking in an empty room and throwing darts blindfolded.

Posted by
9 posts

I am sorry but my first time posting in a forum . It might be the right venue of people. I will give you more details SBS if anyone wants to respond that’s great, if not I will close it down.
I do incentive trips each year for a group ithat Sells Dental Indsurance . I am actually in Scotland right now checking out hotels and excursions.etc.0
Our date will be May if 2019 for the 80 people. We will split our data between Edinburgh and Glenshesd
I am working with a travel agent but just looking for a ecchursiin that

Posted by
9 posts

I am sorry but my first time posting in a forum . It might be the right venue of people. I will give you more details SBS if anyone wants to respond that’s great, if not I will close it down.
I do incentive trips each year for a group ithat Sells Dental Indsurance . I am actually in Scotland right now checking out hotels and excursions.etc.0
Our date will be May if 2019 for the 80 people. We will split our data between Edinburgh and Glenshesd
I am working with a travel agent but just looking for a ecchursiin that

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9 posts

I apologize, this is my first time posting in a open forum! I have a group of 80 people that I will be bringing to Scotland in May of 2019. They are all insurance brokers and their wives and on the whole experienced travelers. I do have a travel agent but I sometimes find that they always do the traditional excursions which of course I am planning as well. I was hoping that their was something that was unique or something that could be added that would make a excursion a little “out of this world” experience for our special brokers.

Posted by
9 posts

I apologize, this is my first time posting in a open forum! I have a group of 80 people that I will be bringing to Scotland in May of 2019. They are all insurance brokers and their wives and on the whole experienced travelers. I do have a travel agent but I sometimes find that they always do the traditional excursions which of course I am planning as well. I was hoping that their was something that was unique or something that could be added that would make a excursion a little “out of this world” experience for our special brokers.

Posted by
6367 posts

I don't mean to be contrary, but the main problem I can see with asking here is that most of the posters here are not used to traveling in/with large groups. It may be that any 'unique' experiences they might suggest would not be practical, if indeed even possible, for that large of a group. Note the response about the Royal Scotsman - that it would not accommodate 80 people. You have time so why not do some research online (check this website) and guide books (Rick Steves, Frommers, Lonely Planet, etc.) to get ideas for what looks interesting and then start contacting them to see if they can handle large groups such as yours.

Posted by
9 posts

Thanks to all! I will do more research and am sure I will come up with something. I have discovered one idea of which I am excited about so am well on my way to building a good experience!