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8-Day Tours in Scotland

Experience a fascinating array of attractions on an 8-day Scotland tour, from Edinburgh’s historic Royal Mile to ancient castle ruins in the Scottish Highlands. Whether a custom road trip or a guided tour, planning a trip for 8 days in Scotland is a breeze with an itinerary arranged by the local travel experts at Nordic Visitor.

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EXPLORE SCOTLAND ON AN 8-DAY ITINERARY

You’ll be surprised by how many incredible attractions you can take in on an 8-day Scotland tour! The local travel experts at Nordic Visitor will make the most out of your 8 days in Scotland with an itinerary that can be tailored to your liking.

Keep browsing below for trip ideas and suggestions of what to see and do during your 8 days in Scotland.

 

— 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
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Self-drive
8 days / 7 nights
4.7
Apr - Oct

Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye

1566GBP

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8 days / 7 nights
Apr - Oct

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

Express Scotland & St Andrews

1593GBP

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8 days / 7 nights
Apr - Oct

1593GBP

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Scotland
Self-drive
8 days / 7 nights
Nov - Mar

Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye - Winter

1408GBP

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8 days / 7 nights
Nov - Mar

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Join a small group tour in Scotland

See Scotland’s top attractions and hidden gems with a local guide. Enjoy more personal interactions with fellow travellers, in a group of max 16 travellers.

Scotland
10-15% OFF IN 2024
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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

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Scotland
10-15% OFF IN 2024
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Guided Groups
10 days / 9 nights
4.7
May - Sep

Highlights of Scotland

Scottish Highlands, Loch Ness & Isle of Skye

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

4095GBP

3481GBP

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10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

4095GBP

3481GBP

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Scotland & Ireland
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Guided Groups
14 days / 13 nights
Apr - Oct

Wonders of Scotland & Ireland

Ultimate Celtic Adventure

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

5352GBP

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14 days / 13 nights
Apr - Oct

5352GBP

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Scotland & Ireland
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Guided Groups
16 days / 15 nights
Apr - Sep

Best of Ireland & Scotland

7592EUR

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16 days / 15 nights
Apr - Sep

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Explore Scotland on a longer tour

Spend more days in the Highlands and isles in Scotland on a tour lasting longer than a week. We can customise your itinerary with extra days in select locations on request.

Scotland
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Self-drive
10 days / 9 nights
4.8
Apr - Oct

Classic Scotland

1879GBP

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10 days / 9 nights
Apr - Oct

1879GBP

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Scotland
10-15% OFF IN 2024
Best seller
Guided Groups
10 days / 9 nights
4.7
May - Sep

Highlights of Scotland

Scottish Highlands, Loch Ness & Isle of Skye

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

4095GBP

3481GBP

Eur

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10-15% OFF IN 2024
Best seller
10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

4095GBP

3481GBP

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Scotland
Best seller
Self-drive
8 days / 7 nights
4.7
Apr - Oct

Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye

1566GBP

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Best seller
8 days / 7 nights
Apr - Oct

1566GBP

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Scotland
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Privately Guided
8 days / 7 nights
4.9
Apr - Oct

Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye - Private

4254GBP

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8 days / 7 nights
Apr - Oct

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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.

The best things to see on an 8-day tour of Scotland

The most popular places to visit on 8-day tours of UK and Scotland are Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city, as well the Scottish Highlands and the Isle of Skye. For the best way to travel around Scotland in 8 days, we recommend an itinerary that starts and ends in Edinburgh and includes overnights in the areas of Inverness, Fort William, Loch Lomond and Skye. On this classic route route of Scotland you can experience top attractions such as Loch Ness, the picturesque valley of Glen Coe, ancient standing stones, Eilean Donan Castle, Trossachs National Park, the Glenfinnan Viaduct (the “Harry Potter Bridge”) and some filming locations from the popular Outlander TV series, such as Doune Castle.

Another possibility is to spend a night in the Fife area, nearby the historic golf and university city of St Andrews, in addition to a drive through the Highlands. With 8 days in England and Scotland, you can even include travel to the beautiful Scottish Borders region, an easy add-on to stays in Glasgow or Edinburgh. All of Nordic Visitor’s Scotland tour packages can be tailored by our local experts with extra nights at select locations, alternative arrivals or departures from Glasgow, day tours in Edinburgh and more. 

Scenic routes for an 8-day self-drive Scotland tour

Want to do the driving in Scotland and explore at your own pace? A 8-day driving tour of Scotland is the way to go if you want to take your time at popular photography sites or enjoy a bit of hiking on your route. With 8 days in Scotland by car, you’ll have the flexibility to enjoy Scotland’s top attractions on your own terms -- even in wintertime!

If you want to slow down the pace and decrease your daily driving distances, or add more sites to your classic Highland road trip, we highly recommend extending your self drive tour to at least 10 days or more. With a longer road trip in Scotland you could also drive to lesser-travelled regions such as Aberdeenshire, Orkney Islands or the isles of the Outer Hebrides.

Nordic Visitor’s self-drive tour packages include a rental car of your choice and everything else you need for the best Scotland road trip experience. Take comfort in the fact that all accommodations on your 8-day road trip in Scotland have been pre-arranged by your dedicated Nordic Visitor travel consultant in Edinburgh. And know exactly where you’re driving each day — and which optional attractions you can visit — with a personalised itinerary and 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.



See Scotland in 8 days on a guided tour

Don’t want to do the driving on your 8-day tour of Scotland? A guided small group tour by Nordic Visitor is the way to go. Unlike a standard bus tour, our tour groups are limited to 16 travellers so that you can enjoy more personal interactions with your local driver-guide and fellow adventurers while travelling in a comfy mini-coach. What’s more, all guided tours operated by Nordic Visitor include quality accommodations and opportunities to taste Scotch whisky at renowned distilleries. Extra nights in Edinburgh can be added to these tours to give you extra time for exploring the city’s landmarks, like the Royal Mile, on your own.

Nordic Visitor also offers fully customisable privately-guided tours, which offer the flexibility of a self-drive tour but with the ease of riding in a premium 4x4 jeep driven by a professional local guide. Private tours are a great option for those who are tracing Scottish roots, have a specific interest in Scotland’s historical sites or want an Outlander-themed trip, for example. 

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.

Book With Confidence

  • Protect your money & plans with our flexible booking terms  .
  • 97% of customers say they’d recommend us to friends.
  • 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

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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