Travel Resources

Travel Resources

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Check Travel requirements

Here, you can check your travel requirement, Visa Eligibility and Health Declaration, also travel documents in relation to Covid 19. 

iVisa.com makes getting a visa or travel documents a no-hassle event. You go online and fill out the request. Paid with Paypal or other several methods of payment available. 

Kayak is a very flexible booking engine. You can search for specific dates or for dates flexible up to 3 days before and 3 days after a specific date. You can also search per weekend or within a monthly simply by specifying how long you want to stay at your destination.

With Kayak you can set up flight alerts and it will let you know whenever the price for a route goes up or down.

Save on your hotel - hotelscombined.com

Nomad searchs for the cheapest route possible between cities  

Kiwi is quite special in that it has a “nomad” search function. With the nomad tool you can enter all the cities you’d like to visit, along with how long you’d like to stay in each city, and Kiwi.com will work out the cheapest possible option. Kiwi lets you search a number of different departure cities and/or countries as well as a bunch of different destinations, all at the same time. It also offers a guarantee that protects you should you incur any flight delays, cancellations, or changes. Other than that, it also offers flexible search engines and a flight alert function

Skyscanner

Skyscanner is good for searching the best deals when you know your dates. You can also see the cheapest flight within a month of those dates, which works great when you can be flexible.

TravelSupermarket

TravelSupermarket is a travel site that offers people all the comparison tools they need when they’re planning their holiday and want to find the very best one for them.

We compare Package Holidays, Car Hire, Flights, Hotels, Holiday Extras, Travel Insurance and dynamic packaging by searching hundreds of travel websites. The information supplied is unbiased and designed to save our customers time and money.

Especially within Europe, train travel is a good option when visiting Scotland. Some of the benefits of train travel are:

  • more space to move around
  • easier to get some work done
  • simply get on board, take off, and get out again at your destination
  • more luggage allocation
  • budget friendly

I like Omio to book my train travels. It gives you a good overview of your transportation options from A to B. You can use these steps to help you plan your trip of a lifetime

Car rental

Rentalcars.com is a comparison site to find a rental car.  It compares hundreds of rental companies so you can find a good deal here. I would recommend reading the car rental reviews, fine print and T&Cs before the booking.

Celtic Legend

Celtic Legend is a Scottish owned family business.  All car rental enquiries are responded to personally rather than via an automated form and cars are supplied by Celtic Legend’s partners Arnold Clark, the largest independent rental car company in Europe. Booking via Celtic Legend ensures the best deal with Arnold Clark.

AutoEurope is an online service for booking cars in over 180 countries around the world. Customers can find an appropriate option and book a car in three steps. Car cards contain basic information and rental terms. You can compare prices from different service providers, such as Herz, Sixt, etc

Megabus

The network stretches from the Highlands of Scotland to southwest England, connecting some of the UK’s most popular destinations, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Cardiff. Megabus also serves a number of airports across the country as well, including Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester and Birmingham.

Holiday Taxis — Airport Transfers

Save on airport transfers with HolidayTaxis. HolidayTaxis.com is an award-winning global ground transportation company offering airport transfers in over 21,000 resorts in cities throughout 133 countries. The service provides highly reliable vehicles at a great value, with vehicle types to suit every budget and party size, from shuttles to private taxis to large coache

Radical storage - luggage storage

Radical Storage provides travellers with luggage storage solutions so they can enjoy their holiday to the fullest, giving them the opportunity to eliminate problems with early arrivals or late departures from the home/hotel. Service operates in over 70 countries and 350 cities with more than 3500 storage points.

Accommodation Resources

Agoda — Cheap Hotel Booking and Discount Accommodations I use often but I spend some significant time on the research. It’s a good search engine as you can apply filters, which helps you to narrow down your choices.  Agoda is one of the fastest growing online hotel platforms worldwide, listing over two million hotels and accommodations and providing services in 40 different

Booking.com

Booking.com is available in 43 languages and offers more than 28 million total reported accommodation listings, including over 6.2 million listings alone of homes, apartments and other unique places to stay. No matter where you want to go or what you want to do, Booking.com makes it easy and backs it all up with 24/7 customer support.

Booking.com

Hotellook.com — a service that helps you find and compare prices on hotels around the world, provided by a leading reservation system. 

Hotellook.com offers to put together information on more than 250,000 hotels in 205 countries, working with data from more than 10 online booking systems, such as Booking.com, Agoda.com, Hotels.com, Airbnb, Expedia, and others

Expedia

Whether you know exactly what trip you want, need ideas, or want help narrowing down your search, Expedia.co.uk makes it easy to find the holiday that is right for you. Launched in November 1998, Expedia.co.uk is operated by Expedia, Inc., the world’s largest online travel company. The award winning, Expedia.co.uk is the largest online travel provider for the UK, serving millions of travellers every year

Vrbo is the world’s leading marketplace for vacation rentals, with over 2 million paid listings of vacation rental homes in 190 countries. HomeAway offers an extensive selection of vacation homes that provide travelers with memorable experiences and benefits, including more room to relax and added privacy, for less than the cost of traditional hotel accommodations.

HomeAway offers vacation rentals ranging from simple apartments to luxury and unique options (even castles)

Plum Guide luxury homes

Plum Guide is not just a booking platform. It’s a benchmark for quality. And in the unruly world of vacation rentals, it’s the only mark of quality you’ll need. Every nominated and awarded home on Plum Guide has been subject to a meticulous, multi-stage vetting process. We’re taking the headache and anxiety out of booking a home. We match prices daily. Our price checking algorithm makes sure that you won’t find the homes listed on Plum Guide cheaper on another platform for the same dates

Tours and Activities

GetYourGuide is the booking platform for incredible travel experiences. Powered by a global team of over 500 travel experts, GetYourGuide helps travelers find the best things to do wherever they’re headed, including skip-the-line tickets to the world’s most iconic attractions, walking tours by top local experts, immersive food and beverage tours, cooking and craft classes, bucket-list experiences, and niche offerings you won’t find anywhere else.

Eatwith is the world’s largest community for unique culinary experiences led by one-of-a-kind hosts, in over 130 countries. With cooking classes and workshops, Eatwith connects guests with friendly, hand-selected hosts for unique, immersive experiences from the comfort of their own home.

Viator, a Tripadvisor company, makes it easy to find and book something you’ll love to do. With access to the world’s largest selection of high-quality experiences, there’s always something new to discover, both near and far from home. From must-do moments to who-knew discoveries, see the familiar in a new way, or the unknown for the first time! Discover experiences, anytime, anywhere.

Rabbies– Award-winning mini-coach tours of the UK and Ireland. Each trip comes with a driver-guide who knows the stories, sights, and secrets of the areas you travel through; every itinerary is tested by travel-loving locals; and you get the chance to support the communities you visit. One day and multi-day tours from Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness.

Tickets

The National Trust for Scotland is the independent charity that protects and shares some of our country’s most precious historic places and natural landscapes on behalf of the people of Scotland. Culzean Castle, Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Glencoe National Nature Reserve, St Kilda, Mar Lodge National Nature Reserve, Culloden, Bannockburn and Ben Lomond are among the jewels that are familiar to anyone who has ever lived in or visited Scotland

Historic Scotland

A Historic Scotland membership lets you experience fantastic days out at castles, abbeys, cathedrals and more across Scotland. By purchasing a membership, you also contribute to the conservation of over 300 attractions and help our collections, research and archives to flourish. Join today to explore Scotland’s heritage and help preserve it now and for future generations

English Heritage

English Heritage is guardian to some of the nation’s most treasured and iconic buildings and monuments, including Stonehenge, Tintagel Castle, Osborne, Hadrian’s Wall and Dover Castle. English Heritage champions our historic places and advises the Government and others to help today’s generation get the best out of our heritage and ensure that it is protected for future generations.

 English Heritage members enjoy… Unlimited access to over 400 historic properties across the country, a whole year’s worth of fun days out, free entry for up to six accompanying children per adult member, free or reduced-price entry to exclusive members’ events giving you access to our experts and a glimpse behind the scenes and much more

Scotland Guide Books

Here you will find the best, in my opinion, guide books of Scotland. The list focuses mostly on wild and remote places and hidden gems but you will find here also well-known guide books of this splendid country. 

 

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