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 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.

*Please note our Private Tour Team are not tour guides and will not be able to join you on your private your. As tour planners, they will, however, be immensely happy to help arrange your tour ahead of travel!

To arrange your private tour complete our enquiry form or email explore@rabbies.com

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

Arrange a private tour

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.

Enjoy a lie-in or a leisurely breakfast before we pick you up.

We Plan For You

We can recommend the local places to eat, book attractions, accommodation, or arrange special visits.

We can arrange almost everything to ensure you have the best time.

Travel With Friends & Family

Experience the joy of a private tour to anywhere you want to go with your closest friends and family.

You decide exactly what you want to do and where you want to go & we'll help make it happen.

Flexible Dates & Times

Start & finish when and where you want without the restrictions of our scheduled tours.

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 started

Submit an enquiry

Start your journey now by filling in the form below with as much detail as possible.

The more detail you give the more we can personalise your trip!

We create every private tour uniquely for you, so we do need at least 2-4 weeks notice before you want to travel. 

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

 



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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.

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Meet the Team

Our Private Tour Team cannot wait to get to know you and help you organise the trip of a lifetime. Please note our Private Tour Team are not tour guides and will not be able to join you on your private your. As tour planners, they will, however, be immensely happy to help arrange your tour ahead of travel!

Louise

Private Tours Assistant Manager

  • Three words that describe me: passionate, caring, chatty
  • Favourite place in the world: Anywhere there is water. I grew up by the sea and find water calming and familiar.
  • My latest travel itch: Egypt! The Pyramids, myths and wonder fascinate my entire family!
  • I'd love to take you to: Aberdeenshire! So much more than granite!
  • Ask me about: Whisky, castles and coastlines - I will not disappoint!

Léa

Senior Private Tour Consultant

  • Three words that describe me: organised, curious, Scotland-obsessed.
  • Favourite place in the world: the Jura mountains in France, heaven on earth for a cross-country skier like me!
  • My latest travel itch: Lauterbrunnen in the Swiss Alps, Tolkien's inspiration behind magical Rivendell.
  • I'd love to take you to: the remote and often forgotten Shetland Islands, my absolute favourite place in Scotland.
  • Ask me about: film and TV locations - if I see it on the screen, I want to go there!

Rebecca

Private Tour Consultant

  • Three words that describe me: strong minded, nerdy, vibrant.
  • Favourite place in the world: Dublin's fair city (my home).
  • My latest travel itch: Japan, always.
  • I'd love to take you to: Anywhere Shakespeare wrote about (within reason!)
  • Ask me about: Ireland! Friendliest people there are (I may be biased).

Rachel

Private Tour Consultant

  • Three words that describe me: methodical, creative, supportive.
  • Favourite place in the world: Callander, Scotland – where I got married!
  • My latest travel itch: My number 1 travel goal is to one day visit New Zealand for a Lord of the Rings tour.
  • I'd love to take you to: Oban: it is one of my favourite locations to visit. From its delicious seafood, wildlife boat trips, beautiful sea view, historical whisky distillery and wide variety of shops, this town is an excellent choice for a short break or base for island hopping.
  • Ask me about: Edinburgh! I am a local, born and bred.

Katharina

Private Tour Consultant

  • Three words that describe me: Determined, crafty, fish-and-chips-lover.
  • Favourite place in the world: The window table in my hometown's café - no travels will ever beat this!
  • My latest travel itch: Vienna (second most gorgeous city in the world, after Edinburgh of course).
  • I'd love to take you to: The North Coast 500.
  • Ask me about: The Stevenson lighthouses or the Orkney Islands.

Robyn

Private Tour Consultant

  • Three words that describe me: meticulous, thoughtful, goofy.
  • Favourite place in the world: Berlin but being at concerts for my favourite artists comes very close second!
  • My latest travel itch: Vietnam.
  • I'd love to take you to: Cute towns, and lesser known palaces and castles.
  • Ask me about: Textiles, art or gardens!

Nicole

Private Tours Administrative Assistant

  • Three words that describe me: thoughtful, passionate, independent.
  • Favourite place in the world: Scotland. I have yet to be left unamazed by the beauty of Scotland, I appreciate every region and every town I travel to.
  • My latest travel itch: Portugal. As much as I love Scotland, I am currently craving the sun and the beach (and some great wine).
  • I'd love to take you to: Stonehaven/Dunnottar Castle. The walk along the coast to Dunnottar Castle is spectacular.
  • Ask me about: Whisky and solo travel!

John

Private Tour Consultant

  • Three words that describe me: passionate, adventurous, Scottish.
  • Favourite place in the world: Isle of Eriskay - good weather or bad, it's heaven.
  • My latest travel itch: Iceland! Dying to climb some Volcanoes and enjoy the hot springs - always like to catch a football or ice hockey match wherever I go as well!
  • I'd love to take you to: My home - The Kingdom of Fife! Filled with history from the Picts to WW2, with some beautiful areas to explore as well.
  • Ask me about: Scottish history - especially the Wars of Independence & the Jacobite uprisings

Kayla

Private Tours Administrative Assistant

  • Three words that describe me: adventurous, gentle, detail-oriented.
  • Favourite place in the world: the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
  • My latest travel itch: The Netherlands, particularly Utrecht where I briefly lived a few years ago!
  • I'd love to take you to: Anywhere with natural beauty like mountains or cliffs. Perhaps to a National Park for a wee hike?
  • Ask me about: Wildlife.

Got questions? Submit an enquiry and our expert booking team will get back to you as soon as possible!