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About Us

Timberbush Tours extends you a warm Scottish welcome - FĂ ilte gu Alba!

Who are we?

Operating since 1998 with over 19 years’ experience, we are one of Scotland’s longest running tour operators who offer a wide range of 1, 2 & 3 day tours of the Scottish Highlands and Islands, running daily out of Edinburgh and Glasgow. 

Our 5 Star, Award Winning Scottish Tours, take you on a journey of discovery around Scotland’s best tourist attractions and historical sites as well as off-the-beaten-track beauty spots.

We also have a dedicated Private Tour department, where we can create bespoke Scottish tours catered to your passions be it whisky, history, golf and so on. Whatever you’re looking for, our team of Scottish specialists can put together a unique Scottish experience just for you.

We love nothing more than showing guests around our beloved Highlands and Islands of Scotland, and can’t wait to have you on tour with us soon.

What makes us special?

  • Award Winning Scottish Tours 

Timberbush Tours are 5* Visit Scotland Accredited Scottish tour operator, so you can rest assured that our tours are of the highest quality.

  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 

We have been awarded the TripAdvisor certificate of excellence every year since 2011! This is a fantastic achievement we are very proud of, and we would not have received the award without the highly rated feedback from our customers.

  • The best Driver-Guides 

We are lucky to have some of the best Driver-Guides in the industry working for us, and who have been a part of the Timberbush Tours family for many years! They can’t wait to share the history, culture and show you ‘their’ Scotland. They’re fantastic storytellers, who will captivate you with stories of victory and defeat, of William Wallace and Mary Queen of Scots, of the Highland Way of life, and possibly even a few jokes too!

  • Modern, air-conditioned coaches 

Travel in comfort throughout the highlands and islands on a modern, air-conditioned coach, you will reach your destination relaxed and ready to explore.  We are committed to offering the highest level of comfort and safety for our passengers, and as such we replace and upgrade all of our coaches every three years. We proudly boast a fleet of luxurious, air-conditioned vehicles, ranging in size from 7 to 47 seats to cater for all group sizes.

  • Environmentally Friendly Tour Operator 

We understand the importance of preserving Scotland’s natural beauty for future generations to enjoy and have adapted our business in order to be as environmentally responsible as possible: our modern coaches are fuel efficient; we promote local businesses and Scottish produce; we encourage our customers to donate to our chosen charity, Trees for Life; we set strict recycling policies at our offices; we promote the use of public transport to staff and customers.

All of these measures help to preserve the environment, and when you take a tour with Timberbush Tours, you can be confident you will be reducing your carbon footprint and in turn helping to keep Scotland beautiful.

For more information on our environmental policies, please visit our Green Tourism page.

  • No Credit Card or Booking Fees

The price of the Scottish tour that you see is the price for that tour, excluding meals, accommodation and entrance to attractions. We don’t deal with transactions fees or booking fees and we do our best to negotiate discounts on the many attractions that we visit in order to allow you to have the fullest experience that you can when visiting the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

  • Simple Booking Experience

Booking a Scottish tour with us couldn’t be easier; you can book your tour on our website by selecting our tours, or you can pay us a visit in person and say hello at our office at 555 Castlehill, 2 minutes from the entrance of Edinburgh Castle at the top of the Royal Mile. If neither of these options are convenient then our friendly Reservations Team are on hand 07:00 - 22:00 daily, all year round to help you book your tour or answer any queries you may have.

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The Timberbush Tours Story

19 years ago husband and wife team, June and Gary Voy, had a vision – to showcase the best of Scotland to guests from around the world, and become the best Scottish Tour Operator Scotland had ever seen.  Thus Timberbush Tours was born!

It all began back on the 6th April 1998,  with two lovely passengers who wanted to explore the Highland town of Oban with us.  Fast-forward to present day and we now offer a wide range of 1, 2 and 3 day tours of the Scottish Highlands and Islands, departing daily out of Edinburgh and Glasgow all year round!  Our family of staff has grown to over 30, and that one coach has turned into a fleet of our very own luxury, air-conditioned coaches.

Timberbush Tours vision revolves around 4 key themes:

The Best Tours – Over the years, and after many road-trips, June and Gary and the rest of the team have discovered the best Scotland has to offer.

The Best Guides – Our Driver-Guides are some of the best in the industry, who love sharing their passion and knowledge of Scotland to guests from all over the world.

The Best Coaches – We have a full fleet of luxury, air-conditioned coaches (7 - 47 seaters) to accommodate groups of all sizes.  We also replace and upgrade our coaches every 3 years, ensuring they are safe, comfortable and of the highest spec.

Overall, the Best Customer Experience - We are with you from the start of your journey all the way through.  From the moment you visit our website, call or email us, or enter our shop, we will help you choose the tour that is right for you and be with you every step of the way.