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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 sit 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
10-15% OFF IN 2024
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Guided Groups
7 days / 6 nights
4.8
May - Sep

Wonders of Scotland

Scottish Highlands, Loch Ness & Isle of Skye

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

2856GBP

2428GBP

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7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

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Scotland
10-15% OFF IN 2024
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Guided Groups
10 days / 9 nights
4.7
May - Sep

Highlights of Scotland

Scottish Highlands, Loch Ness & Isle of Skye

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

4095GBP

3481GBP

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10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

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Scotland & Ireland
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Guided Groups
14 days / 13 nights
Apr - Oct

Wonders of Scotland & Ireland

Ultimate Celtic Adventure

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

5352GBP

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14 days / 13 nights
Apr - Oct

5352GBP

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Scotland & Ireland
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Guided Groups
16 days / 15 nights
Apr - Sep

Best of Ireland & Scotland

7592EUR

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16 days / 15 nights
Apr - Sep

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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
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Privately Guided
8 days / 7 nights
4.9
Apr - Oct

Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye - Private

4254GBP

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8 days / 7 nights
Apr - Oct

4254GBP

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Privately Guided
5 days / 4 nights
Apr - Oct

Scenic Scotland Express - Private

2282GBP

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5 days / 4 nights
Apr - Oct

2282GBP

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Scotland
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Privately Guided
10 days / 9 nights
5.0
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Classic Scotland - Private

5461GBP

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10 days / 9 nights
Apr - Oct

5461GBP

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Privately Guided
14 days / 13 nights
Apr - Oct

Complete Scotland - Private

8255GBP

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14 days / 13 nights
Apr - Oct

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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.

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

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 do our customers say?

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

Sharon, United States
Wonders of Scotland, September 2023

Highly recommend Nordic Visitor

This is our second tour with Nordic Visitor. Agents used before the tour were always very prompt with responses to our questions. During the tour, we found the accommodation perfect, guide very informative and friendly, and the driver got used to where we needed to go without any problems. We would definitely use Nordic Visitor again!

Alan, United States
Highlights of Scotland, May 2023

Smooth experience

Throughout the years we have travelled a lot, but never with a group tour. This trip was our first time and it did not disappoint. The tour guide, the bus driver, our fellow passengers, the weather, accommodation, variety of activities, and how smoothly everything went makes me question why we never toured like this before!

David, United States
Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye, September 2023

An unforgettable holiday

It was an unforgettable holiday. They took care of everything, and we got to wonder and explore with little hassle. If you want to visit Scotland (or anywhere else Nordic Visitor has tours) they are the way to do it. Already talking about our next adventure with Nordic Visitor.

Carol, United States
Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye - Private, May 2023

An indescribably fantastic experience!

We are two middle-aged women who had never been to the UK before. My sister-in-law always wanted to go to Scotland, so I started researching and came upon Nordic Visitor through internet searches. I checked for reviews and found the company to be highly recommended. I started corresponding with Kirsten. She was extremely kind, very helpful and was able to put my nervous mind at ease. The package she put together for us was perfect! From my first email, the airport pick up and drop off service, and the tour with Dave, it was an indescribably fantastic experience!

Andrew, United States
Classic Scotland, June 2023

Top notch

The tour package materials were top notch. Spiral bound itinerary, recommended activities, restaurant recommendations and the large-scale road map of Scotland were a nice touch. Magdalena, our Nordic Visitor representative, responded promptly to our questions. Accomodation was all great.

Bethany, United States
Classic Scotland, May 2023

Perfect vacation!

For our 50th wedding anniversary, we trusted Nordic Visitor to make our vacation a memorable one, and they made it beyond special. Chris, our tour planner, did everything to accommodate our needs and answered our questions quickly. It was an absolutely perfect vacation!

Barbara, United States
Best of Edinburgh - Loch Ness & Highlands, June 2023

We were in good hands

As first-time visitors to Edinburgh, and senior citizens, our choice to use Nordic Visitor was an excellent one. The welcome package we received at the hotel was really helpful, with our tour vouchers, maps and restaurant recommendations. We would not have known what hotel to select and the one selected for us was perfect. The choice of tours offered was perfect for a 5-day visit. So glad to learn about the Royal Mile and visit the castle. The trip through the Highlands and Loch Ness was beautiful. Our travel agent, Rebecca, always quickly responded to email questions prior to departure. Thank you! Nordic Visitor made our trip easy and rewarding. We were in good hands.

Noreen, United States
Complete Scotland & Ireland, April 2023

Highly professional service

Nordic Visitor is a highly professional tour company. From beginning to end, we have no complaints. Our travel consultant, Chris, was very quick to answer all our questions from start to finish. Could not be more pleased.

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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

  • Protect your money & plans with our flexible booking terms  .
  • 97% of customers say they’d recommend us to friends.
  • 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

Whether you’re looking to add a night in Edinburgh, want restaurant recommendations or have questions about your tour, we’re happy to help so get in touch with our friendly team to answer any of your travel queries.

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