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5-Day Tours in Scotland

From the medieval Royal Mile of Edinburgh to the ancient castle ruins of the Scottish Highlands, you can experience a fascinating array of attractions on a tour of 5 days in Scotland. From custom road trips to privately guided tours, the local travel experts at Nordic Visitor can arrange the perfect Scotland itinerary for 5 days.

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Itinerary ideas for 5 days in Scotland

Want to make the most of your 5 days in Scotland? You’ll be surprised by how many picture-perfect attractions you can take in on a Scotland itinerary in 5 days, with Scotland tour packages that can be customised to your liking by the trusted local travel experts at Nordic Visitor.

Keep browsing below for trip ideas and suggestions for what to see in Scotland in 5 days.

 

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Experience Scotland in 5 days

Enjoy free time in the charming capital, Edinburgh, and take a short trip into the Highlands. Check out below what we recommend for a short tour in Scotland.

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Multi-Day Tours
5 days / 4 nights
Nov - Dec

A Scottish Christmas to Remember

845GBP

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5 days / 4 nights
Nov - Dec

845GBP

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Scotland
Multi-Day Tours
5 days / 4 nights
Apr - Oct

Best of Edinburgh - Loch Ness & Highlands

974GBP

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5 days / 4 nights
Apr - Oct

974GBP

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Scotland
Multi-Day Tours
5 days / 4 nights
Nov - Mar

Best of Edinburgh - Loch Ness & Highlands - Winter

863GBP

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5 days / 4 nights
Nov - Mar

863GBP

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Scotland
Self-drive
5 days / 4 nights
Apr- Oct

Scenic Scotland - Express

Loch Ness & the Highlands

930GBP

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5 days / 4 nights
Apr- Oct

930GBP

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Stay longer and see more of Scotland

Stretch your trip to 6 or 7 days to experience more of the Scottish Highlands and isles. Explore these tour options below for different ways you can travel around Scotland on a week-long holiday.

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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

2856GBP

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Privately Guided
7 days / 6 nights
Apr - Oct

Express Scotland - Private

3620GBP

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7 days / 6 nights
Apr - Oct

3620GBP

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Scotland
Multi-Day Tours
7 days / 6 nights
Apr - Oct

Edinburgh Complete - Loch Ness, Highlands & Glasgow

1393GBP

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7 days / 6 nights
Apr - Oct

1393GBP

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Scotland
Multi-Day Tours
7 days / 6 nights
Nov - Mar

Edinburgh Complete - Loch Ness, Highlands & Glasgow - Winter

1223GBP

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7 days / 6 nights
Nov - Mar

1223GBP

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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.

Spending 5 days in Scotland: What to do

Edinburgh makes a wonderful starting point for a 5-day trip to Scotland. You can easily spend at least a day in Edinburgh strolling the cobbled streets of the Royal Mile between Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace or exploring the elegant New Town neighbourhood. If you wish to spend all of your 5 days in Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city, there are also several day tour options, for example a day trip to the famous university city of St Andrews.

To experience the best of Scotland in 5 days we recommend going on a short trip into the majestic Scottish Highlands to see the postcard-perfect landscapes. On a 5-day Scotland tour from Edinburgh you can can travel into the Highlands, spending a couple nights in the Fort Augustus or Fort William areas, and visit popular attractions like the legendary Loch Ness, the beautiful shores of Loch Lomond, the prehistoric Clava Cairns, the stunning Glen Coe area, the medieval Doune Castle and the Glenfinnan Viaduct of Harry Potter fame.



To see all these highlights at your own pace, a 5-day driving tour of Scotland is recommended. With a Scotland road trip itinerary for 5 days arranged by Nordic Visitor you can visit the places that interest you most, with your very own detailed itinerary, hand-marked map of Scotland and Scotland travel guide that we provide to you before your trip. Furthermore, you can enjoy a stress-free time in Scotland in 5 days by car knowing that all of your accommodations have been sorted you by our local travel experts.

Spending 5 days in Scotland with no car? You can have Nordic Visitor create a tailor-made private tour of Scotland for you, so you can experience the highlights of the Highlands with an experienced local driver-guide.

Customise your 5-day tour of Scotland

With 5 days in Scotland, where to go can feel like a challenge. That’s why it’s good to have the Edinburgh-based staff of Nordic Visitor to guide your trip planning and create a tailored 5-day Scotland tour for you. All of our itineraries can be tailored with extra nights, day tours and more, and you’ll have your own dedicated travel consultant at Nordic Visitor to advise you on tour options and make all local travel arrangements for you. If you want to start your 5-day tour of scotland from Glasgow, we can also modify your itinerary accordingly.

Want to travel to the Isle of Skye? Then we recommend staying longer than 5 days in Scotland to comfortably travel to this popular destination along with other top Highland attractions such as Eilean Donan Castle, Cairngorms National Park and Dunvegan Castle.

What do our customers say?

The reviews speak for themselves. See what Nordic Visitor travellers 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.

Scotland Travel Guide

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

Flights to Scotland

The two biggest international airports in Scotland are in Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, and in Edinburgh, the capital city and usual starting point for Nordic Visitor tours. Flight times to Scotland are, for example, 6.5 hours from New York City and 1.5 hours from London. Major international airlines with flights to Scotland include (but are not limited to) British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta and KLM.

Scotland and the rest of the UK is on GMT time. If your journey to Scotland involves one or more connecting flights, or if you're crossing several time zones to get here, your dedicated Nordic Visitor travel consultant can add extra nights in Edinburgh to your package so you can rest up after arrival.

Please note that flights to Scotland 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.

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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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