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Scotland Solo Travel

Single tours to Scotland are more popular than ever and we make it easy for you, with guided journeys and road trips that include accommodations, transport and activities. This allows you more time to enjoy the cultural highlights, exciting 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 holidays 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
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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10-15% OFF IN 2024
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7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

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2428GBP

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

4095GBP

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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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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
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
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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

1566GBP

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Scotland
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Self-drive
17 days / 16 nights
4.7
Apr - Oct

Grand Tour of Scotland

Scottish Highlands & North Coast 500

3508GBP

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17 days / 16 nights
Apr - Oct

3508GBP

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

Classic Scotland at Leisure

2629GBP

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14 days / 13 nights
Apr - Oct

2629GBP

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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
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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

4254GBP

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Scotland
Privately Guided
5 days / 4 nights
Apr - Oct

Scenic Scotland Express - Private

2282GBP

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5 days / 4 nights
Apr - Oct

2282GBP

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Scotland
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Privately Guided
10 days / 9 nights
5.0
Apr - Oct

Classic Scotland - Private

5461GBP

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10 days / 9 nights
Apr - Oct

5461GBP

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Scotland
Privately Guided
14 days / 13 nights
Apr - Oct

Complete Scotland - Private

8255GBP

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14 days / 13 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.

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 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.

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

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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

  • 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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+44 (0)131 344 4630

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