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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
Guided Groups
7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

Wonders of Scotland

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

2400GBP

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7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

Wonders of Scotland

2400GBP

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Scotland
10% OFF IN 2022
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Guided Groups
10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Highlights of Scotland

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

3300GBP

2970GBP

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10% OFF IN 2022
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10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Highlights of Scotland

3300GBP

2970GBP

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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
10% OFF IN 2021/2022
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Self-drive
8 days / 7 nights
Apr - Oct

Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye

1079GBP

971GBP

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10% OFF IN 2021/2022
Best seller
8 days / 7 nights
Apr - Oct

Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye

1079GBP

971GBP

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Scotland
10% OFF IN 2021/2022
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Self-drive
10 days / 9 nights
Apr - Oct

Classic Scotland

1349GBP

1214GBP

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10% OFF IN 2021/2022
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10 days / 9 nights
Apr - Oct

Classic Scotland

1349GBP

1214GBP

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Scotland
Self-drive
11 days / 10 nights
Apr - Oct

North Coast 500 Escape

1438GBP

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11 days / 10 nights
Apr - Oct

North Coast 500 Escape

1438GBP

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Scotland
Self-drive
13 days / 12 nights
Apr - Oct

North Coast 500 Escape & The Isle of Skye

1694GBP

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13 days / 12 nights
Apr - Oct

North Coast 500 Escape & The Isle of Skye

1694GBP

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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.

Privately Guided
7 days / 6 nights
Apr - Oct

Scottish Highlands - Private

3088GBP

2779GBP

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7 days / 6 nights
Apr - Oct

Scottish Highlands - Private

3088GBP

2779GBP

GBP

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Privately Guided
8 days / 7 nights
Apr - Oct

Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye - Private

3678GBP

3310GBP

Eur

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10% OFF IN 2021/2022
8 days / 7 nights
Apr - Oct

Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye - Private

3678GBP

3310GBP

GBP

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Privately Guided
7 days / 6 nights
Apr – Oct

Outlander Experience

2702GBP

2432GBP

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10% OFF IN 2021/2022
7 days / 6 nights
Apr – Oct

Outlander Experience

2702GBP

2432GBP

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Privately Guided
5 days / 4 nights
Nov - Mar

Scottish Highlands Express Winter - Private

1915GBP

1724GBP

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5 days / 4 nights
Nov - Mar

Scottish Highlands Express Winter - Private

1915GBP

1724GBP

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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.

Simon, United Kingdom

Highlights of Scotland, October 2020

A very good tour with a great information pack.

A very good tour with good information and map with highlighted attractions and a very good information pack.

Kalli

Express Scotland, October 2019

Absolutely love working with Nordic Visitor!

I have already traveled twice with Nordic Visitor, and am already in the process of booking a third trip! Absolutely love working with you! Every bed and breakfast we stayed at was amazing. The hosts were so welcoming with great suggestions of things to do and places to eat. The rooms were very comfortable, and the amenities were awesome! 

Paul, United Kingdom

Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye, September 2020

The best holidays we have ever had!

Superb!! Our first ever 'touring' holiday and right up there with the best holidays we have ever had. We are not youngsters, so this was taken on with a bit of trepidation, but were soon put at ease by the sheer quality of accommodation provided along with the superb travel itinerary book (yes, it's that thick and detailed) and map. Even though we often used local recommendations, these became our trusted companions throughout the week - and are now valued reminders of an exceptional holiday - Thankyou Nordic Visitor, we will be back!

Crystal, United States

Classic Scotland & The Orkney islands, September 2019

Wonderful experience!

Thank you so much! Our experience in Scotland was wonderful! We felt prepared for what to expect, particularly as it relates to making dinner reservations on the islands we visited. The food recommendations were excellent , the accommodations were cozy, and the recommendations for sites and attractions greatly appreciated. A special thank you to Agne who answered all my inquiries, helped us make dinner reservations and confirmed all our dates and meeting times - she was a pleasure to work with!  

David, United Kingdom

Classic Scotland, September 2020

Excellent trip

All accommodations were excellent with very friendly hosts. Car rental pickup was very quick and easy and car was excellent. Rebecca was excellent, she took all our requirements and made a personal tour for us. Her attention to detail was excellent.The documents at our first hotel were excellent especially the map with everything marked on for us.

David

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!

Gary, Canada

Scotland Winter World, November 2019

The accommodations, destinations and car were great!

The tour went very well. All the accommodation was excellent. We are very pleased with all the arrangements and communications that we had with Rebecca. The accommodations, destinations and car were great. Our only wish is that we would have had more time at some of the locations. We had a hard time packing it all in!

Jennifer

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!

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.

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  • 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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