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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
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

Eur

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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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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
Best seller
Self-drive
10 days / 9 nights
Apr - Oct

Classic Scotland

1290GBP

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Best seller
10 days / 9 nights
Apr - Oct

Classic Scotland

1290GBP

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Scotland
Best seller
Self-drive
8 days / 7 nights
Apr - Oct

Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye

1085GBP

Eur

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Best seller
8 days / 7 nights
Apr - Oct

Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye

1085GBP

Eur

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Scotland
Best seller
Self-drive
17 days / 16 nights
Apr - Oct

Grand Tour of Scotland

2404GBP

Eur

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Best seller
17 days / 16 nights
Apr - Oct

Grand Tour of Scotland

2404GBP

Eur

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

Complete Scotland

1962GBP

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14 days / 13 nights
Apr - Oct

Complete Scotland

1962GBP

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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
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

Eur

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Scotland
Privately Guided
6 days / 5 nights
Apr - Oct

Express Scotland - Private

2581GBP

Eur

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6 days / 5 nights
Apr - Oct

Express Scotland - Private

2581GBP

Eur

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Scotland
Privately Guided
4 days / 3 nights
Apr - Oct

Scottish Lochs & Castles with a Local

1389GBP

Eur

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4 days / 3 nights
Apr - Oct

Scottish Lochs & Castles with a Local

1389GBP

Eur

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Scotland
Privately Guided
6 days / 5 nights
Apr - Oct

Isle of Skye Exclusive

2252GBP

Eur

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6 days / 5 nights
Apr - Oct

Isle of Skye Exclusive

2252GBP

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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 whisky tour holiday? All Nordic Visitor Guided Small Group Tours include visits to a distillery, and we even offer focused whisky holiday tours in Scotland for those dedicated to sampling different brands of “ 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

 

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.

Experience Scotland your way

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

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 from all over the world have said about their experience with us.

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!

 

Lisa, United States

Scottish Highlands & the Isles, August 2018

Had the best time and experience

We had the best time and experience, the self-drive tour was easy to follow and gave us enough structure to see a lot in a small amount of time but still gave us the freedom to explore at our own pace. The restaurant recommendations were really helpful and the places we stayed were so memorable and inviting. It was also great that we had the flexibility to add another day to Edinburgh at the beginning of the trip to explore. I'll highly recommend the tour agency.

 

Chris, Australia

North Coast 500 & Orkney, June 2018

Journey was terrific and easy to follow

Agne was extremely helpful and informative when organising the holiday. All travel documents were emailed to us before we left Australia and hard copies were also waiting for us at our first accommodation in Edinburgh. The fold-out map that had been highlighted with route of the journey was terrific and easy to follow.

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.

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.

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.

Robert, South Africa

Grand Tour of Scotland, June 2018

Whole experience was a pleasure

I was very impressed with the ease of use and professionalism of Nordic Visitor right from the initial website browsing through online booking, tour confirmation, payment and final documentation. Service from our Travel Consultant (Sarah) was top class and personalized. The guidance given on sites of interest was well researched and fully comprehensive. The whole experience was a pleasure. Well done.

Lois, United States

Complete Scotland, April 2018

"Above and beyond" service

"Very Good" comes short of describing my trip! This was probably my top, most favorite trip every and I travel a lot. The B&Bs and hotels were excellent and I chose the standard. My itinerary was well planned making it so easy to just enjoy everything. The detailed guide book also was a great help in offering suggestions of thing not to miss. My deepest appreciation to Annie not only for planning this outstanding trip, but also her "above and beyond" service dealing with my luggage which the airline had lost.

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