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Scotland Tours from New Zealand

Embrace adventure with our Scotland tours from New Zealand. Your holiday package could be a Highland road trip or a guided tour that focuses on whisky or Scottish heritage.

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Holidays in Scotland from New Zealand

Planning a trip to Scotland from New Zealand? You have great choices for customisable Scotland holidays from New Zealand with Nordic Visitor, a travel agency located in the heart of the charming capital city Edinburgh. 

Take an amazing trip with a Scotland holiday package that includes unique accommodation, transportation and more — all arranged by local travel experts. From Highland road trips to guided tours that focus on whisky or Scottish heritage, trust your holiday to Nordic Visitor.

To get started on your Scotland holiday from New Zealand, keep browsing below for tour ideas and other Scotland 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

 

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

Eur

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

Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye

1085GBP

Eur

View map
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

Eur

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14 days / 13 nights
Apr - Oct

Complete Scotland

1962GBP

Eur

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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

Eur

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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)

3402GBP

Eur

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7 days / 6 nights
Jun - Sep

Wonders of Scotland

3402GBP

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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

Eur

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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

View map
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

Eur

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Experience Scotland your way

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

HOW & WHEN TO TRAVEL TO SCOTLAND FROM NEW ZEALAND

Want to tour Scotland by car and explore at your own pace? Like New Zealand, motorists in Scotland also drive on the left, so a road trip is a great choice. Nordic Visitor makes it easy, with a range of Scotland self-drive holiday packages that include a rental car, pre-arranged accommodations (with daily breakfast), a hand-marked map, free GPS, personalised itinerary and more. 

To get the best weather and daylight hours, book your road trip between April and October -- the Scotland summer weather is best in July and August. Shorter self-drive tours are also available in Scotland’s winter months, November to March. 

If you don’t want to do the driving, or if you’re travelling solo in Scotland from Australia, then a privately guided tour, available year-round, or a guided small group tour from May to September are both wonderful options. In particular, guided holiday packages to Scotland from Australia are perfect for travellers with an interest in Scottish ancestry or whisky tasting.

BESPOKE TRIPS TO SCOTLAND FROM NEW ZEALAND

Want to add a few personal touches to your Scotland holiday from New Zealand? All of Nordic Visitor’s Scotland tour packages can be customised by our local experts with extra nights at select locations, arrivals or departures in alternative Scottish cities, day tours in Edinburgh, and more. We can even a tailor an extra-special itinerary for a honeymoon in Scotland, or arrange Scottish heritage tours for travellers with ancestral roots.

WHAT TO SEE ON A DRIVING HOLIDAY OF SCOTLAND

For 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. Below are a few of our suggested routes starting from Edinburgh.

Under a week: To see the most famous Highland attractions in a short time, 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 lover -- the Oban and Isle of Mull area. On this express route of Scotland, you can visit sights such as Loch Ness, the picturesque valley of Glen Coe, Eilean Donan Castle and more.

1 - 2 weeks: To get the most out of your long journey to Scotland from New Zealand, spend around 10 days or more on your holiday. This allows you to extend your Highland trip to other unique places, like the beautiful old city of St Andrews and the “Castle Trail” region of Aberdeenshire. In 12 days or more you can expand your route to include the Orkney Islands, the scenic North Coast 500 route or the secluded isles of Harris and Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. With a tour of over 2 weeks, you could even add a trip to to the far-flung Shetland Isles, the northernmost point of Scotland and all of Britain.

 

— Things To Do in Scotland

Top Scottish experiences

  • 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 mysterious 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

 

Flights to Scotland from New Zealand

The two biggest international airports in Scotland are in Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, and in Edinburgh, the charming capital city and usual starting point for Nordic Visitor tours. Tours of England and Scotland from New Zealand typically require one or two connecting flights, usually at major airports such as Dubai, Doha (Qatar), Singapore and London Heathrow.

Some of the largest airlines with flights from New Zealand to Scotland include (but are not limited to) Emirates, Qatar Airways and Air New Zealand, and the flight time from New Zealand to Scotland can take 30 hours or more, depending on the number and duration of layovers. We recommend checking with the airlines for flight availability and timetables. Flights are not included in Nordic Visitor packages.

What is the time difference between New Zealand and Scotland? The UK is on the GMT time zone, putting New Zealand 13 hours ahead of Scotland. To rest up and refresh after your New Zealand to Scotland air journey, we recommend adding an extra day or two in Edinburgh on arrival. Your dedicated Nordic Visitor travel consultant can adjust your itinerary accordingly.

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 New Zealand said about their experience with us.

Alan, New Zealand

Grand Tour of Scotland, June 2018

We really like the tour packages you provide

We really like the tour packages you provide. We have now completed 2 tours with you and at present we are in Iceland on your Iceland Complete Tour. We may do the Lake District in England with you in the future.

Anne, New Zealand

Grand Tour of Scotland, June 2017

The self-drive tour was wonderful for us

The self-drive tour was wonderful for us. It meant that we did not have to plan ourselves, and were advised of the best things to see along the way. However we still had the freedom to chose other things. All the accommodation was fantastic. Friendly welcoming staff/hosts and great food.

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