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Scotland Tours & Holidays from South Africa

From self-drive holidays through the Highlands to guided tours focusing on Scottish heritage, Nordic Visitor has the perfect Scotland tours from South Africa. Take your pick of stress-free Scotland holiday packages from South Africa that include unique accommodations, transportation and more — all arranged by local travel experts.

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Amazing Scotland tours from South Africa

When it comes to Scotland tours from South Africa, isn’t it nice to have all your local travel arrangements sorted by Scotland travel experts? With Nordic Visitor, a travel agency with staff in Edinburgh, you’ll have plenty of great options for Scotland holiday packages from South Africa that include everything you need for an amazing trip.

From self-drive holidays through the Highlands to guided tours focusing on Scottish heritage, Nordic Visitor has the perfect Scotland tours from South Africa. Take your pick of stress-free Scotland holiday packages from South Africa that include unique accommodations, transportation and more — all arranged by local travel experts.

Ready to travel to Scotland from South Africa? Keep browsing below to see our tour package suggestions and other travel ideas.

 

— 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

Eur

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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

Eur

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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 SOUTH AFRICA

Nordic Visitor’s self-drive tours from April to October are the best options for Scottish 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 South Africa, 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 from South Africa, 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 in Scotland are perfect for travellers from South Africa who have Scottish ancestry or an interest in whisky tasting.

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN SCOTLAND HOLIDAY PACKAGES FROM SOUTH AFRICA

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.

CUSTOMISED SCOTLAND TOURS FROM SOUTH AFRICA

Want to add a few personal touches to your Scotland holiday package from South Africa? All of Nordic Visitor’s Scotland tours 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 itinerary for a Scotland honeymoon from South Africa or arrange bespoke Scottish heritage tours for travellers with ancestral roots in Scotland.

WHAT TO SEE ON A SCOTLAND HOLIDAY FROM SOUTH AFRICA

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: If the Scottish Highlands are on your must-see list, 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 other famous places.

1 - 2 weeks: For a classic Scotland experience -- and to make the most of your long-distance travels, we recommend that South Africe-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 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 iconic monster said to inhabit Loch Ness, Scotland's most famous lake
  • Visit Clava Cairns to see prehistoric standing stones

 

Flights to Scotland from South Africa

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. Holiday packages from South Africa to Scotland typically require one or two connecting flights, usually at major airports such as London Heathrow or Amsterdam.

Some of the largest airlines with flights from South Africa to Scotland include (but are not limited to) British Airways and KLM. Flights from Johannesburg to Edinburgh, with connection in London for example, take around 14 hours. We recommend checking with the airlines for flight availability and timetables. Flights are not included in Nordic Visitor packages.

Wondering about the the time difference between South Africa and Scotland? Scotland is in the GMT time zone and therefore only 2 hours behind South Africa. Nonetheless, if you want to rest up for your Scotland adventures after a long day of air travel, your Nordic Visitor travel consultant may advise adding an extra day in Edinburgh to your itinerary after 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?

Our reviews speak for themselves. See what Nordic Visitor travellers from South Africa said about their experience with us.

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.

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