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Scotland Tours from Ireland

Take a trip across the sea to explore the Scottish Highlands, with your choice of self-drive or escorted Scotland tours from Ireland.

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Holiday packages in Scotland from Ireland

Head across the sea from Ireland to Scotland and visit majestic national parks, Scotch whisky distilleries, charming Highland villages and more, with all the local logistics of your Scotland holiday package sorted by a locally based travel agency.

Located in Edinburgh, the travel experts at Nordic Visitor deliver quality Scottish tours from Ireland that include well-reviewed accommodations, mini-coach travel, car hire and more.

To get started on your Ireland to Scotland trip, keep browsing below for holiday package ideas and other travel tips.

 

— 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 small group tour in Scotland

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

Scotland
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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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Experience Scotland on a road trip

Explore the Highlands and beyond on a self-drive tour. We handle your accommodation booking and route planning; you drive and experience Scotland at your own pace.

Scotland
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Self-drive
10 days / 9 nights
4.8
Apr - Oct

Classic Scotland

1879GBP

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10 days / 9 nights
Apr - Oct

1879GBP

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Scotland
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Self-drive
8 days / 7 nights
4.7
Apr - Oct

Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye

1566GBP

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8 days / 7 nights
Apr - Oct

1566GBP

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Scotland
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Self-drive
17 days / 16 nights
4.7
Apr - Oct

Grand Tour of Scotland

Scottish Highlands & North Coast 500

3508GBP

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17 days / 16 nights
Apr - Oct

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Scotland
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Self-drive
14 days / 13 nights
Apr - Oct

Classic Scotland at Leisure

2629GBP

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14 days / 13 nights
Apr - Oct

2629GBP

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Explore Scotland on a private tour

Enjoy flexible sightseeing and more Scottish cultural insights on a privately guided tour with a local driving you around in style.

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
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Scotland
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
Apr - Oct

Classic Scotland - Private

5461GBP

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10 days / 9 nights
Apr - Oct

5461GBP

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Scotland
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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TAKE A MINI-COACH TOUR IN SCOTLAND

If you want to let someone else handle the driving in Scotland, a guided small group tour by Nordic Visitor is the way to go. Unlike standard bus tour holidays in Scotland, we use comfortable mini-coaches that are adept at navigating the narrow Highlands roads. What’s more, all mini-coach touring holidays in Scotland operated by Nordic Visitor include quality accommodation, such as Highland lodges that we’ve personally selected, along with a select number of gourmet dinners in rural locations.

Travelling on a singles holiday in the UK? A mini-coach tour holiday in Scotland is a great choice, as all Nordic Visitor tour groups are limited to 16 travellers, ensuring a cosy atmosphere for more personal interactions with fellow adventurers and your guide. Keen on doing a Scotland tour with a distillery visit? All Nordic Visitor Guided Small Group Tours include visits to a distillery, so you'll be able to sample “ the water of life”.

Have something more particular in mind? We also offer fully customisable Privately Guided Tours, in which you’d have your very own local guide drive you around Scotland’s top sights in a comfy 4x4 vehicle.

GO ON A HOLIDAY IN SCOTLAND BY CAR

Want to explore on your own? With touring holidays around Scotland by car, there are several different route options depending on the sights you prefer, your length of stay and the pace of your travel. Nordic Visitor offers a range of self-drive tour packages that include a car type of your choice and everything else you need for a smooth road trip in Scotland, including a personalised itinerary, a hand-marked map and more.

ENJOY A BESPOKE HOLIDAY IN SCOTLAND FROM IRELAND

Want to add a few personal touches to your Scotland holiday? Nordic Visitor’s Scotland holiday packages can be tailored by our local experts in Scotland with extra nights at select locations, arrivals or departures in alternative Scottish cities, day tours in Edinburgh, and more. When you book with Nordic Visitor, you’ll have your own dedicated travel consultant located in Edinburgh to advise you of possible additions, upgrades and customisations.

WHAT TO SEE IN SCOTLAND ON A DRIVING HOLIDAY

Below are a few of our Scotland holiday tour ideas for motorists, using Edinburgh as the starting point.

Under a week: To see the most famous Highland attractions, give yourself at least 4 - 5 days to travel around the Inverness, Fort William and Loch Lomond areas. Want to visit some islands? Then plan to spend at least 6 days to drive through the Highlands to the Isle of Skye or -- if you’re a whisky fan -- the Oban and Isle of Mull area. On this express route of Scotland, you can visit sights such as Loch Ness, Glen Coe, Eilean Donan Castle and more.

1 - 2 weeks: With a Scotland driving holiday lasting around 10 days, you can extend your Highland trip to Scotland’s beautiful east coast, including the city of St Andrews and the “Castle Trail” region of Aberdeenshire. In 12 days or more you can also drive along the scenic North Coast 500 route and visit the Orkney Islands or travel to the tranquil isles of the Outer Hebrides. With over 2 weeks you could even add a trip to the far-flung Shetland Isles.

— Things To Do in Scotland

Top Scottish experiences

  • Tour one of Scotland‘s local whisky distilleries
  • Sample traditional Scottish cuisine such as haggis
  • Stroll the Royal Mile in Edinburgh's Old Town
  • Look for Nessie, the elusive monster said to inhabit Loch Ness
  • Visit Clava Cairns to see prehistoric standing stones similar to those in the Outlander TV series

Experience Scotland your way

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 from all over the world have 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.

Research Your Holiday

Start preparing for your trip by doing some research before your Scottish adventure.

Getting to Scotland from Ireland

The main starting point for Nordic Visitor holidays in Scotland is Edinburgh, the capital city and location of our travel agency office. Edinburgh is a great base for Scotland holidays from Ireland for a number of reasons: fantastic dining and nightlife, numerous museums and historical landmarks in the Old Town, upscale shops in the New Town and -- of course -- convenient transport hubs.

For travellers arriving by ferry and rail from Ireland, Edinburgh’s centrally-located Waverly Station is just a short taxi ride to hotels. By air, Ryanair, Aer Lingus and British Airways offer cheap direct flights from Dublin to Edinburgh. Flight times from Ireland to Scotland are about one hour. From Edinburgh Airport, the Airlink express bus runs every 10 minutes to Waverly Bridge near the rail station in the city centre.

Please note that flights or train/ferry journeys from Ireland are not included in Nordic Visitor packages.

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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