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Scotland from Australia - Tours & Holiday Packages

Enjoy a nice, easy holiday with our Scotland tours from Australia, including Highland road trips, escorted whisky tours, and much more.

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Travel from Australia to Scotland

Wondering about your options for Scotland tours if you're visiting from Australia? You have plenty of exciting choices for customisable Scotland holiday packages from Australia with Nordic Visitor, a travel agency located in the heart of Edinburgh, the charming capital city. Keep reading to find out what we recommend for Australian travellers who want to go on a Scottish adventure.

Take your pick of stress-free Scotland tour packages that include well-reviewed hotels, activities, transportation and more — all arranged by local travel experts.

To get started on your Scottish holiday from Australia, 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.

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

Classic Scotland

1164GBP

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10% off
Best seller
10 days / 9 nights
Apr - Oct

Classic Scotland

1164GBP

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10% off
Scotland
Best seller
Self-drive
8 days / 7 nights
Apr - Oct

Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye

971GBP

Eur

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10% off
Best seller
8 days / 7 nights
Apr - Oct

Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye

971GBP

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10% off
Scotland
Best seller
Self-drive
17 days / 16 nights
Apr - Oct

Grand Tour of Scotland

2169GBP

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10% off
Best seller
17 days / 16 nights
Apr - Oct

Grand Tour of Scotland

2169GBP

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10% off
Scotland
Self-drive
14 days / 13 nights
Apr - Oct

Complete Scotland

1765GBP

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10% off
14 days / 13 nights
Apr - Oct

Complete Scotland

1765GBP

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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
Guided Groups
7 days / 6 nights
Jun - Sep

Wonders of Scotland

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

2400GBP

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7 days / 6 nights
Jun - Sep

Wonders of Scotland

2400GBP

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

Highlights of Scotland

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

3300GBP

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Best seller
10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Highlights of Scotland

3300GBP

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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

3678GBP

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8 days / 7 nights
Apr - Oct

Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye - Private

3678GBP

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Scotland
Privately Guided
5 days / 4 nights
Mar - Oct

Speyside Whisky Journey

1878GBP

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5 days / 4 nights
Mar - Oct

Speyside Whisky Journey

1878GBP

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Scotland
Privately Guided
6 days / 5 nights
Mar - Oct

Islay Whisky Journey

2523GBP

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6 days / 5 nights
Mar - Oct

Islay Whisky Journey

2523GBP

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Scotland
Privately Guided
7 days / 6 nights
Mar - Oct

Scottish Whisky Journey

From Heather to Peat

3085GBP

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7 days / 6 nights
Mar - Oct

Scottish Whisky Journey

3085GBP

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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 AUSTRALIA

Nordic Visitor’s self-drive tours from April to October are the best options for holidays that are longer than 8 - 10 days or for travellers who want more flexibility for hiking, sightseeing and photography. For the best Scotland summer weather, book your trip between June and August. Shorter road trips are also available in Scotland’s winter months, November to March. As in Australia, motorists in Scotland also drive on the left. 

If you don’t want to do the driving, or if you’re travelling solo in Scotland, 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 of Scotland are perfect for travellers from Australia who have Scottish ancestry or an interest in whisky tasting.

WHAT TO SEE ON HOLIDAYS TO SCOTLAND FROM AUSTRALIA

As a country with over 6,000 miles of coastline, rugged Highlands, idyllic lowlands, charming villages, historic cities and numerous islands (isles) off the north and west coasts, there are many routes from Edinburgh that you could follow to see Scotland’s top attractions. It all depends on the sights you prefer, your length of stay and the pace of your travel.

Under a week: Perhaps you’re planning to visit the UK for a rugby match and want to tour the Highlands of Scotland as well? If so, give yourself at least 4 - 5 days to see the top Highland attractions in the Inverness, Fort William and Loch Lomond areas. Want to visit some islands? Then spend at least 6 days to travel hrough the Scottish Highlands to the Isle of Skye or -- if you’re a whisky fan -- the Oban and Isle of Mull area. On this express Scotland route you can visit Loch Ness, Glen Coe, Eilean Donan Castle and much more.

1 - 2 weeks: To make the most of your long distance trip, we recommend that Australia-to-Scotland trips last at least 10 days. In addition to touring the Highlands and Skye, you could travel up Scotland’s beautiful east coast to the famous university city of St Andrews and the “Castle Trail” region of Aberdeenshire. In 12 days or more you can extend your route to the history-rich Orkney Islands, the scenic North Coast 500 route or the pristine islands of Harris and Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.

2 - 3 weeks: In 17 - 21 days you can do the ultimate Scotland tour by car, on a route including the east coast, Highlands and many of the major islands -- even the far-flung Shetland Isles, the northernmost point of Scotland and all of Britain.

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN SCOTLAND TOUR PACKAGES FROM AUSTRALIA

Guided tours are Nordic Visitor’s most inclusive travel packages and come packed with perks like pre-paid entrance fees to attractions, whisky tastings at award-winning distilleries and some group dinners with gourmet Scottish cuisine. Tour groups are limited to 16 travellers and you’ll ride comfortably in a premium mini-coach that can navigate the narrow rural roads with ease.

As for road trips, you'll have your choice of car hire type and everything else you need for a hassle-free driving holiday, including pre-arranged accommodations, a personalised itinerary and our own Scotland travel guide booklet. We’ll also provide you with a hand-marked map of Scotland, a GPS navigation system and our own 24/7 helpline for extra assurance on the road.

TRIPS TO SCOTLAND FROM AUSTRALIA FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS

Want to add a few personal touches to your Scotland holiday from Australia? All of Nordic Visitor’s Scotland tour packages can be tailored 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 itinerary for a Scotland honeymoon from Australia or arrange bespoke Scottish heritage tours for Australians with ancestral roots in Scotland.

 

— 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 enigmatic 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 Australia

The two biggest international airports in Scotland are in Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, and in Edinburgh, the usual starting point for Nordic Visitor tours. Tours of England and Scotland from Australia 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 Australia to Scotland include (but are not limited to) Emirates, Qantas and Qatar Airways. We recommend checking with the airlines for flight availability and timetables. Flights are not included in Nordic Visitor packages.

How far is Scotland from Australia? The distance is roughly 15,182 km (9,434 miles), thus the Australia to Scotland flight time can be lengthy with the airport layovers. To give you an estimate, a one-stop flight from Sydney to Edinburgh can take 25 hours or longer, depending on the duration of the connection(s).

What is the time difference between Australia and Scotland? The UK is on the GMT time zone, so Sydney and Melbourne are 11 hours ahead of Scotland and Perth is 8 hours ahead of Scotland time. To give yourself a fresh start for your Scotland holiday package from Australia, your Nordic Visitor travel consultant may advise adding an extra day or two in Edinburgh on arrival. 

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.

Patricia, Australia

Orkney & the Highlands, July 2018

fantastic trip

The service we received was integral to a fantastic trip. It went without a hitch. All of the guesthouses we stayed at were excellent.

Sheryl, Australia

Grand Tour of Scotland, August 2017

Loved every minute of our time in Scotland

We couldn't have asked for a better organized self drive tour. Fully detailed, easily understood, and very clearly written. It left us feeling confident and happy to be able to relax knowing it was so well organized. Loved every minute of our time in Scotland.

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.

Neil & Jennifer, Australia

Grand Tour of Scotland, August 2017

It took the stress and worry out of our trip!

This was the first time we had used this type of service as we usually do all our travel planning and bookings ourselves. It took the stress and worry out of our trip and so we had a much improved experience of 'drive yourself'. We found we could relax and enjoy our holiday and we maximised our time in country. We were very happy with all arrangements made by Maria and had NO ISSUES at any venue - suberb. We will definitely do this again in the future as our experience was so positive. Thank you!

Ronald, Australia

Complete Scotland, May 2018

Everything was excellent and very professional

Everything was excellent and very professional. Particularly impressed with professionalism of staff and quality of documentation. Felt confident that Nordic Visitor was the correct choice.

Michelle, Australia

Scottish Highlands & the Isles, August 2017

All hotels booked were great!

This is an outstanding travel company. All hotels booked were great - lovely locations, lovely owners (at guesthouses and B&Bs). The accommodation houses also commented that your company was great to deal with and reliable. We would recommend Nordic Visitor to any of our family and friends. Many thanks also to Annie for her wonderful and professional service.

Vanessa, Australia

Orkney & the Highlands, April 2018

Wonderful to be meet by wonderful friendly people.

Airport transfers were great arrival and departure were perfect. Both drivers were full of information and advise. Wonderful to be meet by wonderful friendly people. We had a hotel and a guest house among our accommodation much preferred the B & B experience. Host at B & B were very welcoming with lots of information on their area.

John & Marian, Australia

Classic Scotland, June 2017

Thank you for going beyond what I would normally expect

We have just arrived back from a most memorable and enjoyable trip which you organised for us. Right from the beginning of our email correspondence, we have been impressed by the quality, dedication and effort you have put into making our tour of Scotland enjoyable. Thank you for going beyond what I would normally expect. The tour and the associated paperwork and maps which you arranged were all marvellous and a good representation of Scotland. Whilst I thought that two days on Skye would be far too long, it was just right. Thank you again for your assistance and I shall endeavour through trip advisor and friends to spread the word about your wonderful company.

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