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Private guided walking holidays and hiking vacations in Scotland

There is no better way to discover Scotland than on foot with a guide. The slow pace lends itself to exploration and lets you experience our beautiful country at its best, finding hidden treasures undiscovered by most visitors. About Argyll Walking Holidays offer high-quality, essentially personal private guided walking tours, hiking vacations and tailor made itineraries in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland with a reputation for care and quality.

We offer you

An attractive, well-thought-out walking programme

Walks and hikes to remote and quiet places undiscovered by most tourists. You can enjoy historical, natural and geological themes along with the pure pleasure of walking.

Confidence that you are going the right way

Our well-qualified, well-informed and enthusiastic guides will look after you. They’ll do their best to make your holiday interesting and memorable. Each of them lives in Scotland, knows it well and has some special interest in its environment. They all very much enjoy sharing this knowledge.
All our guides have mountain leadership and first aid qualifications, with experience of leading groups of various ages over all sorts of ground in all weathers and seasons.

Carefully selected and comfortable accommodation

You can rely on the quality of the accommodation that we find for you - its comfort, its food and the professionalism and welcoming nature of those who run it.

Road transport in our minibus and transport by ferries, (charter) boats and trains

We collect you at an agreeed place on your first day and take you back at the end of your holiday. Throughout your holiday we also provide local transport as needed, evenings included.

Visits to museums and other places of interest

Entrance fees are included where these are an integral part of your programme.

Get-togethers in the evening

In your hotel or a variety of carefully selected restaurants and pubs to set the scene for the next day's walking. If evening meals are not included in the price, your guide will always take you somewhere good. We usually eat in a different place each evening, giving you the opportunity to try a range of Scottish dishes and ambiences.

and most especially

Personal care and attention in all that we do for you.

Tailor made guided walking and hiking adventures in Scotland

We specialise in private guided itineraries where the whole schedule is drawn up to suit your particular interests and the time you have available. We can plan adventures for anywhere in Scotland: Highlands & Islands, Inner and Outer Hebrides/Western Isles, Skye, Orkney and Shetland Isles. These can be themed as you wish. More information on our private itinerary page.

If a private trip is not for you, one of our guides, Alastair Ewen who runs Aspen Outdoors, is now offering scheduled holidays to Orkney, Shetland and the North-west Highlands. You can find their holiday schedule at