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Coach Tours of Scotland

Sit back and relax on a mini-coach tour of Scotland. Let a professional local guide do the driving, and focus all your attention on the gorgeous scenery all around you.

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Nearly all-inclusive coach tours of Scotland

When the roadside views are as amazing as they are in Scotland, who can blame you for wanting to let someone else handle the driving? With coach tours of Scotland from Edinburgh, all you need to do is sick back, enjoy the ride and take in the beautiful scenery.

Of course, on a small coach tour in Scotland by Nordic Visitor, you’ll do a lot more than sitting and looking out the window. Nordic Visitor’s guided small group tours in Scotland are perfect for folks who want the comfort and convenience of riding with a local expert guide, while making some new friends along the way in a group of maximum 16 people.

Unlike many coach tour companies in Scotland, we use smaller vehicles to ensure better navigation of narrow, winding country roads, like the stunning Quiraing Pass on the Isle of Skye. With the flexibility of both the small group and the small bus, you’ll enjoy more visits to castles, ancient standing stones, quaint villages and places you’d never even know about without the guide’s local knowledge.

Looking for mini-coach tours of the Scottish Highlands? Or perhaps you’re interested in being driven around on a whisky distillery tour of Scotland? For the best coach tours in Scotland that cover the country’s top highlights, look to the local experts at Nordic Visitor. Our friendly staff in Edinburgh have travelled extensively on self-drive holidays and coach tours around Scotland, so our handcrafted routes, personally-reviewed accommodations and tried-and-tested group activities are sure to please.

Scroll down to see our Scotland coach tours from Edinburgh, and browse further for travel tips to prepare you for your Scotland adventure.

 

— WHY US?

Why book with Nordic Visitor

  • Hassle-free & seamless travel experience
  • Flexible & customisable tour options
  • Value for your money
  • Professional service from local experts

 

Join a guided small group in Scotland

Meet like-minded travellers on your Scotland coach tour, in a small group of 16 people at most. See the top attractions and well-kept secrets with your local guide.

Scotland
Best seller
Guided Groups
10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Highlights of Scotland

Pace Level Level 2 (Classic)
Activity Level Level 2 (Moderate)
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Best seller
10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Highlights of Scotland

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Scotland
Guided Groups
6 days / 5 nights
Jun - Sep

Islay Whisky Adventure

Pace Level Level 2 (Classic)
Activity Level Level 2 (Moderate)

2002GBP

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6 days / 5 nights
Jun - Sep

Islay Whisky Adventure

2002GBP

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Scotland
Guided Groups
7 days / 6 nights
Jun - Sep

Wonders of Scotland

Pace Level Level 2 (Classic)
Activity Level Level 2 (Moderate)
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7 days / 6 nights
Jun - Sep

Wonders of Scotland

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Travel with your own expert guide

Enjoy more flexible sightseeing and deeper Scottish cultural insights on a privately guided tour with a local driving you around in style. These tours are fully customisable.

Scotland
Privately Guided
8 days / 7 nights
Apr - Oct

Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye - Private

3639GBP

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8 days / 7 nights
Apr - Oct

Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye - Private

3639GBP

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Scotland
Privately Guided
6 days / 5 nights
Apr - Oct

Express Scotland - Private

2581GBP

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6 days / 5 nights
Apr - Oct

Express Scotland - Private

2581GBP

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Scotland
Privately Guided
4 days / 3 nights
Apr - Oct

Scottish Lochs & Castles with a Local

1389GBP

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4 days / 3 nights
Apr - Oct

Scottish Lochs & Castles with a Local

1389GBP

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Scotland
Privately Guided
6 days / 5 nights
Apr - Oct

Isle of Skye Exclusive

2252GBP

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6 days / 5 nights
Apr - Oct

Isle of Skye Exclusive

2252GBP

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Local travel agency

As a local travel agency, Nordic Visitor knows how to make the most of your time in Scotland. We offer a variety of tours—both independent and guided—that include the must-see attractions as well as lesser-known highlights that are hand-picked by our own Scottish travel experts. To ensure a stress-free trip, we handle all the local details for you—accommodations, activities, rental car (for self-drive tours) and other services.
 
Oh, and all of our itineraries can be customised! So if you decide you want to spend more than the number of days specified in the packages or add some activities, for example, your personal Nordic Visitor travel consultant will be happy to make suggestions and modify your itinerary.

Different ways you can experience Scotland

We have tours for all varieties of travel styles and interests. See our options for exploring Scotland below.

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN OUR SCOTLAND COACH TOURS?

For the most comprehensive travel experience, our escorted coach tour packages in Scotland are packed with included services. See what you get when booking your Scotland coach tour from Edinburgh with Nordic Visitor:

  • Transportation in a premium mini-coach
  • A professional local driver-guide who oversees each day's activities
  • Accommodations that are certified tried-and-true by our staff
  • Breakfast at each overnight location
  • Half board — some group lunches or dinners provided
  • Entrance fees to attractions that are included in the itinerary
  • Whisky tastings and tours at renowned Scotch distilleries
  • A personalised itinerary with your day-to-day details
  • Our own Highlights of Scotland guide listing attractions and practical travel information
  • Hard copies of all your travel documents
  • 24/7 helpline for urgent assistance before and after your guided tour
  • All taxes and service fees - no hidden charges


All of our Scotland coach vacation departures are 100% guaranteed, and group sizes are limited to 16 travellers. Our mini-coaches are modern, spacious and comfortably equipped, so you’ll enjoy a smooth ride. Enjoy the picture-perfect views from the large windows while your local driver-guide narrates the sights and tells witty anecdotes about Scottish life.

There are also be plenty of chances for stretching your legs, with numerous stops to attractions and some easy, short hikes to see Scottish nature up close.

WHAT CAN YOU SEE ON A COACH TOUR OF SCOTLAND?

All of Nordic Visitor’s guided mini-coach holidays in Scotland start in Edinburgh, so you have free time to explore the culture and historical landmarks of the capital city. Explore the city’s Old Town as you wish, with visits to the Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, the Royal Mile and Princes Street Gardens. Want more time in Edinburgh? Ask us to add extra nights before or after your guided tour!

Our Scotland coach tour routes vary according to number of days, but all of our guided small group tours cover some part of the Scottish Highlands. Experience iconic sights like Eilean Donan Castle, Loch Ness, Glencoe valley, Loch Lomond, the snowy peak of Ben Nevis, Stirling Castle, the Isle of Skye and more. You’ll also see plenty of landscapes that look ripped from a Harry Potter film or Outlander episode.

Want to try authentic Scottish cuisine and whisky? You’re in luck: guided small coach tour packages in Scotland include at least one tasting tour of a local whisky distillery along with a number of included meals at cosy country inns. For whisky enthusiasts, we even have a special Scotland whisky coach tour focused on tastings at some of the finest distilleries in areas like Oban, Isle of Mull and the Highlands.

Want a private tour for just yourself and family or friends? We can also arrange custom-made privately guided tours, with vehicles to accommodate any group size.

 

— WHAT TO SEE & DO?

Top highlights of a Scotland coach tour

  • Tour one of Scotland‘s local distilleries and see how whisky, the “water of life”, is produced
  • Sample traditional Scottish cuisine such as haggis, porridge, kippers and black pudding
  • Stroll the Royal Mile in Edinburgh's Old Town, between Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace
  • Look for Nessie, the elusive monster said to inhabit Loch Ness, Scotland's most famous lake
  • Visit Clava Cairns to see prehistoric standing stones similar to those in the Outlander TV series

 

Our Services

Whether you travel independently or with a guide in your Nordic Visitor package, you will receive personalised service from a designated travel consultant and high-quality travel documents. What's more, all self-drive clients receive a hand-marked map that outlines the driving route, overnights and highlights along the way. Travel with ease knowing that Nordic Visitor has close professional relationships with local service providers, which are carefully selected by our staff for their consistently high standards.

Book With Confidence

  • 97% of customers say they’d recommend us to friends.
  • Unexpected change of plans? You won’t lose your deposit.
  • We work closely with trusted, high-quality suppliers.
  • Enjoy personal service from Scotland travel experts.
  • Get peace of mind with a 24/7 helpline during your stay.
  • We’re here for you in case of unforeseen circumstances.

Contact us

Whatever your travel needs, we are here to help. If you have any questions about our Scotland travel packages or services, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Our local phone is  is
+44(0)131-344-4630
Lines are open Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM (GMT)

Or, you can reach us by e-mail.

What do our customers say?

The reviews speak for themselves. See what Nordic Visitor travellers said about their experience with us.

Alan, Canada

Classic Scotland, June 2018

More customizable & more fun adventure

We are thankful we went with Nordic Visitor for our tour of Scotland. We were at each location one hour before all of the tour buses because we had our own car and could get around quicker. More customizable and a more fun adventure.

Karen, United States

Highlights of Scotland, May 2018

Everything was enjoyable

Brian was an exceptional tour guide. He was informative, entertaining, got us where we needed to go safe and on time...and brought us to some extra sights along the way. His local insights were invaluable. Singing "Oh What A Beautiful Morning" every day when we got on the bus started the day off just right. I truly can't express how much we enjoyed this tour and I think a lot of that can be attributed to Brian.

Annie was perfection from the time we booked the tour and the maps and materials sent to us prior to departure were great. Being a vegan, I am used to "making due" with salads or whatever I can cajole the chef/cook to make me while traveling and often rely on protein bars, etc. The food on this trip was exceptional, and many of our trip mates where jealous of my meals. This pleasant surprise certainly took this trip to an entirely new level for me. The small group, the wonderful sights, the grand itinerary, the superb lodgings. Everything was enjoyable....truly.

Stephanie, United States

Isle of Skye Exclusive, June 2018

We couldn't have been more pleased!

We had a wonderful time on our private tour with Brian. He is an exceptional guide. He shared an extensive knowledge of Scotland, and made the country come alive. We saw more with him than we would have on our own, and we felt that he catered the tour to make sure that we saw what we wanted to see. We couldn't have been more pleased! The folks with Nordic were exceptional over all, and we look forward to booking another tour with your company in the future.

Sharon, United States

Highlights of Scotland, August 2018

Thank you again for great memories

We just returned last night from our trip to Scotland and I wanted to let you know what a great trip we had with Nordic Visitor. You were wonderful setting up our requests and I cannot thank you enough for switching our tour dates when we were unable to go as originally planned in May. The hotels and food were brilliant. Brian was magnificent. We could not ask for more of a guide. Even the special trip to see Highland coos. This was our second Nordic Visitor trip and we are now looking into our 3rd for next year. Thank you again for great memories. I am glad we were able to meet you on our first night.

Don, Canada

Scottish Highlands & the Isles, May 2018

I can not imagine it being any better

We were delighted with all of Annie's choices. We also got very favorable feed back from the B&B owners regarding Nordic.There was not one thing planned by Nordic that did not go as planned. When asked how our trip was I have replied many times "I can not imagine it being any better".

Gretchen, United States

Express Scotland, June 2018

Will for sure continue to use Nordic Visitor

This is our second time using Nordic Visitor and both times have been absolutely wonderful! The stress of having to book accommodations and arrange car rental and travel from the airport is completely eliminated by utilizing this travel resource. We will for sure continue to use Nordic Visitor and have shared your information and website with many friends and even strangers.

Mary, United States

The Outlander Trail, September 2018

I cannot say enough good things about Nordic Visitor

I cannot say enough good things about Nordic Visitor. Information given was thorough, accommodations were very comfortable (very friendly hosts) and tourist sights suggestions were incredibly helpful. Agne did a wonderful job! I highly would recommend her to anyone. If anyone has any doubts about booking with Nordic Visitor I would simply suggest reading the reviews...You'll find that the positive reviews are accurate!

 

Annie, United States

Outlander Experience, June 2018

This was one of the best trips ever

This tour was not very good but EXCELLENT!! I would highly recommend it to anyone who asked me. Pete was an awesome tour guide and I can't wait to go back to see the things I missed. Too much to see in only a week. “ This was one of the best trips ever, my husband and I token and I have been all over the world! We both agreed, we would do it again in an instant. Annie handled everything quickly and to my satisfaction. If there was a selection for EXCELLENT, she would have gotten it.

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