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Scotland Solo Travel

Single tours to Scotland are more popular than ever and Nordic Visitor makes travelling easy, with guided journeys and road trips that include accommodations, transport and activities, freeing more time for you to enjoy cities full of culture, exciting summer festivals and incredible photo spots.

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TAKE A SOLO TRIP TO SCOTLAND

Explore Scotland on your own and embrace the spirit of independence. Whether you’re interested in a road trip or a guided group tour, Nordic Visitor makes adventuring as a solo traveller easy by taking care of all the local arrangements. As a travel agency with staff located in Edinburgh, the nation's capital city, we specialise in arranging stress-free Scotland tours for singles.

Scotland is widely considered to be an excellent destination for solo travellers. It’s easy to get around the major cities like Edinburgh and Glasgow, and the locals are some of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet. Compared to other Western European countries, food and drink in Scotland is affordable -- and quite tasty, in our opinion! -- and high safety standards make it a top choice for solo female travellers.

Keep browsing to get tour suggestions and travel inspiration for your Scotland solo trip.

 

— 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

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
15% OFF IN 2021
Guided Groups
7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

Wonders of Scotland

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

2400GBP

2040GBP

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15% OFF IN 2021
7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

Wonders of Scotland

2400GBP

2040GBP

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Scotland
15% OFF IN 2021
Best seller
Guided Groups
10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Highlights of Scotland

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

3300GBP

2805GBP

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15% OFF IN 2021
Best seller
10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Highlights of Scotland

3300GBP

2805GBP

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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
20% OFF IN 2021
Best seller
Self-drive
10 days / 9 nights
Apr - Oct

Classic Scotland

1293GBP

1034GBP

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20% OFF IN 2021
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10 days / 9 nights
Apr - Oct

Classic Scotland

1293GBP

1034GBP

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Scotland
20% OFF IN 2021
Best seller
Self-drive
8 days / 7 nights
Apr - Oct

Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye

1079GBP

863GBP

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20% OFF IN 2021
Best seller
8 days / 7 nights
Apr - Oct

Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye

1079GBP

863GBP

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Scotland
20% OFF IN 2021
Best seller
Self-drive
17 days / 16 nights
Apr - Oct

Grand Tour of Scotland

2410GBP

1928GBP

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20% OFF IN 2021
Best seller
17 days / 16 nights
Apr - Oct

Grand Tour of Scotland

2410GBP

1928GBP

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Scotland
Self-drive
14 days / 13 nights
Apr - Oct

Complete Scotland

1961GBP

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14 days / 13 nights
Apr - Oct

Complete Scotland

1961GBP

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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
15% OFF IN 2021
Privately Guided
8 days / 7 nights
Apr - Oct

Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye - Private

3678GBP

3126GBP

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15% OFF IN 2021
8 days / 7 nights
Apr - Oct

Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye - Private

3678GBP

3126GBP

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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.

GUIDED TOURS OF SCOTLAND

If you want to make some new friends during your journey and let someone else handle the driving, Nordic Visitor's guided small group tours of Scotland are the way to go. Unlike a standard bus tour with dozens of other travellers, our groups are limited to 16 people so you can enjoy more personal interactions.

With an experienced local leading the way, you’ll travel in a comfy mini-coach to Scotland’s world-famous sights and enjoy some authentic Scottish storytelling on the way. Visit renowned places like St Andrews, Loch Ness, Fort William, Inverness, the Isle of Skye and other highlights of the western Highlands. What’s more, all tours operated by Nordic Visitor include quality accommodations and opportunities to taste real Scotch whisky on distillery tours.



SOLO ROAD TRIPS IN SCOTLAND

Want to rent a car and explore Scotland on your own? Nordic Visitor offers a range of self-drive tour packages that include a rental car of your choice and everything else you need for a great time on a solo road trip in Scotland. Take comfort in the fact that all of your accommodations are arranged for you by your Nordic Visitor travel consultant in Edinburgh. All the hotels and guesthouses we use are regularly inspected to ensure they meet our quality standards.

When you're ready to hit the road, you'll know exactly where you’re driving each day — and which optional attractions you can experience in each area — with a hard copy of your personalised itinerary and Scotland travel guide booklet. You’ll also have the assurance of a hand-marked map of Scotland, a GPS navigation system and our 24/7 helpline. We're just a call away if you're unsure of anything.



A self-drive in Scotland is ideal for single travellers who want to experience Scotland’s top attractions and hidden gems at their own pace. On a customisable Scotland road trip by Nordic Visitor, you can enjoy more free time for day trips and activities like hiking and photography in the locations that interest you most. All self-drive itineraries can by tailored by our local experts.

So, if you want extra nights in Edinburgh, or arrivals or departures through Glasgow, just ask!

What do our customers say?

The reviews speak for themselves. See what Nordic Visitor travellers said about their experience with us.

David S Hilder

Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye, June 2019

A positive experience, beginning to end!

This tour was a positive experience for us, beginning to end. The planning by Nordic Visitor was complete, thoughtful, and worked flawlessly. Scotland was stunning and most interesting - we just wish we had more time. To Nordic Visitor: Great Job! We'll be back!

John and Kathryn Byrne

Grand Tour of Scotland, June 2019

Everything ran as smoothly as clockwork!

My husband and I wanted to hire a car and travel extensively throughout northern Scotland which included the Orkney Islands, and the other beautiful islands in far northern Scotland. From the day we contacted Agne Dobrovolskyte at Nordic Visitor, everything ran as smoothly as clockwork! Agne knew exactly what we wanted;  all the Bed & Breakfast places she booked on our behalf right throughout Scotland were absolutely perfect, centrally located near all facilities, managed by wonderful, friendly hosts and included delicious, plentiful breakfasts. The car Agne booked for us was reliable and the perfect (compact) size to negotiate the narrow, single lane roads you frequently experience in northern Scotland (especially on the northern Scottish islands). Agne gave us the benefit of her experience of Scotland with wonderful suggestions on what to see and do - suggestions and advice that we were glad we followed. Everything Agne did and organised, made our road trip throughout the beautiful country of Scotland a wonderful and memorable experience. For anyone wanting to deal with a high-achieving travel company that is absolutely professional and efficient, we highly recommend Nordic Visitor and, in particular, Agne Dobrovolskyte, who proved to be a very competent, friendly and knowledgeable travel agent. Thank you, Agne!"

Jennifer Sears

Express Scotland, July 2019

Nothing but great words to say about Nordic Visitor!

We were thrilled with all of our accommodations. All hosts/hostesses were very friendly and we felt very welcomed. The rental car service was also very good and thorough. And we felt as though everyone had a good working relationship as the businesses had nothing but great words to say about Nordic Visitor so we felt good that everyone was working together to make our visit a great one!

Lynette Meade

Grand Tour of Scotland, August 2019

Excellent information and documents!

Having used another tour company for Ireland and England just before this section of our trip I can say with one hundred percent truth that your information and documents were excellent! When we saw a paper map was included and daily ideas for the itinerary we were so happy. We didn't need electricity or wifi, we could just look at the map! An overall view like that was so much easier to use.

Jeremy Cummings

Express Scotland, May 2019

Explore family ancestry

We went to explore family ancestry, I inquired with several different companies and Sarah was the only one to reply with information, and stops in the itinerary on the Clan Comyns. She did her homework to plan our trip.

Kim Walz

Scottish Highlands & West Coast, October 2019

Wonderful accommodations!

The accommodations mapped out for us were wonderful. All were 3star or higher rated B&Bs and they were all centrally located to attractions and historic landmarks we wanted to see. That fact alone made it really easy for us to walk or drive A short distance to sites or activities we were interested in doing on the trip, which made the experience very enjoyable. Both taxi services hired to pick us up and drop us off from the airport we're amazing as well. The taxi driver picking us up was especially helpful and even gave us a brief driving tour of Edinburgh the first day we arrived.

Jim Wohlander

Scottish Highlands, May 2019

Worry-free travel experience!

Our agent, Agne, did a wonderful job dealing with us. All questions were answered and her trip planning resulted in one of our most enjoyable and worry free travel experiences.

Kirsty Purdy

The Castle Trail & Scottish Highlands, June 2019

Professional, organised and helpful!

Our entire trip included two weeks in Scotland and two weeks in Europe. During our travels we raved about Nordic Visitor and how professional, organised and helpful you are. It was so well organised and every little detail was covered so we could relax and enjoy our holiday without any concerns. I am really really impressed and would recommend your company (and Annie) without hesitation!

Scotland Travel Guide

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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.
  • 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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