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What to Pack on Tour

The highlands aren’t like anywhere else, which is why it can be difficult to choose what to pack on your tour. We’re going to go through what we think are the most important items you should bring on your tour to the highlands.

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1. Layers

Scotland has very unpredictable weather! You can experience all 4 seasons in a day, so it’s really important to bring lots of layers! That way every time the weather changes you can just take a layer off or put one on without too much fuss.

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2. Motion sickness pills

The roads to the highlands can be quite windy. We recommend bringing motion sickness pills if you’re sensitive or suffer from motion sickness. It really changes the mood of the trip, so it’s best to come prepared!

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3. Rainwear

Scotland is known for its rain! It may not rain the whole day, but sometimes it can be coming down hard for 10 mins and then back to sunshine. We’d recommend bringing some waterproof clothing like a raincoat or even a travel-size umbrella will help! This way you’re comfortable getting on and off the bus without worrying about getting wet.

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4. Proper footwear

There isn’t always nice pavement everywhere you go in Scotland, especially when you’re going to scenic places like Glen Coe or the Quiraing. We’d recommend bringing comfortable footwear for light hikes, even better if it is waterproof!

5. 15kg luggage

If you’re going on a multi-day tour, our policies state to only bring a maximum of 15kg of luggage, and a small carry-on to have with you on the bus. This is the same size as carry-on luggage for airlines. This is to ensure that the bus isn’t too heavy for travel and they’re able to take you around Scotland safely!

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6. Tech (Camera, portable charger)

We DEFINITELY recommend taking pictures on your trip! Bring your camera, or drone, or even use your phone to get gorgeous photos of the highlands! If you’re using your phone for pictures, we recommend bringing a portable charger so your battery doesn’t die, as we do not have chargers on our bus. If you’re planning on charging any technology on the multi-day tour, don’t forget to bring an adapter as well!

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7. Cash

Not every business in the highlands accepts cards, so we recommend bringing cash with you. Some of our tours also require you to bring cash for the optional excursions, such as the Loch Ness cruise and the whisky tasting. But if you forget, don’t worry! There’s ATMS available usually on our first stop.

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