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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.

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!

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
6 days / 5 nights
Jun - Sep

Islay Whisky Adventure

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

2002GBP

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6 days / 5 nights
Jun - Sep

Islay Whisky Adventure

2002GBP

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10% off
Scotland
Guided Groups
7 days / 6 nights
Jun - Sep

Wonders of Scotland

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

2160GBP

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10% off
7 days / 6 nights
Jun - Sep

Wonders of Scotland

2160GBP

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Scotland
Best seller
Guided Groups
10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Highlights of Scotland

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

3818GBP

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Best seller
10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Highlights of Scotland

3818GBP

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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
Best seller
Self-drive
10 days / 9 nights
Apr - Oct

Classic Scotland

1290GBP

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Best seller
10 days / 9 nights
Apr - Oct

Classic Scotland

1290GBP

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

Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye

1085GBP

Eur

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Best seller
8 days / 7 nights
Apr - Oct

Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye

1085GBP

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Scotland
Best seller
Self-drive
17 days / 16 nights
Apr - Oct

Grand Tour of Scotland

2404GBP

Eur

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Best seller
17 days / 16 nights
Apr - Oct

Grand Tour of Scotland

2404GBP

Eur

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

Complete Scotland

1962GBP

Eur

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14 days / 13 nights
Apr - Oct

Complete Scotland

1962GBP

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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
Privately Guided
8 days / 7 nights
Apr - Oct

Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye - Private

3639GBP

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8 days / 7 nights
Apr - Oct

Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye - Private

3639GBP

Eur

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Scotland
Privately Guided
6 days / 5 nights
Apr - Oct

Express Scotland - Private

2581GBP

Eur

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6 days / 5 nights
Apr - Oct

Express Scotland - Private

2581GBP

Eur

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Scotland
Privately Guided
4 days / 3 nights
Apr - Oct

Scottish Lochs & Castles with a Local

1389GBP

Eur

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4 days / 3 nights
Apr - Oct

Scottish Lochs & Castles with a Local

1389GBP

Eur

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Scotland
Privately Guided
6 days / 5 nights
Apr - Oct

Isle of Skye Exclusive

2252GBP

Eur

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6 days / 5 nights
Apr - Oct

Isle of Skye Exclusive

2252GBP

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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.

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.
  • Unexpected change of plans? You won’t lose your deposit.
  • 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

Whatever your travel needs, we are here to help. If you have any questions about our Scotland travel packages or services, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Our local phone is  is
+44(0)131-344-4630
Lines are open Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM (GMT)

Or, you can reach us by e-mail.

What do our customers say?

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

Mary, United States

The Outlander Trail, September 2018

I cannot say enough good things about Nordic Visitor

I cannot say enough good things about Nordic Visitor. Information given was thorough, accommodations were very comfortable (very friendly hosts) and tourist sights suggestions were incredibly helpful. Agne did a wonderful job! I highly would recommend her to anyone. If anyone has any doubts about booking with Nordic Visitor I would simply suggest reading the reviews...You'll find that the positive reviews are accurate!

 

Lisa, United States

Scottish Highlands & the Isles, August 2018

Had the best time and experience

We had the best time and experience, the self-drive tour was easy to follow and gave us enough structure to see a lot in a small amount of time but still gave us the freedom to explore at our own pace. The restaurant recommendations were really helpful and the places we stayed were so memorable and inviting. It was also great that we had the flexibility to add another day to Edinburgh at the beginning of the trip to explore. I'll highly recommend the tour agency.

 

Chris, Australia

North Coast 500 & Orkney, June 2018

Journey was terrific and easy to follow

Agne was extremely helpful and informative when organising the holiday. All travel documents were emailed to us before we left Australia and hard copies were also waiting for us at our first accommodation in Edinburgh. The fold-out map that had been highlighted with route of the journey was terrific and easy to follow.

Sharon, United States

Highlights of Scotland, August 2018

Thank you again for great memories

We just returned last night from our trip to Scotland and I wanted to let you know what a great trip we had with Nordic Visitor. You were wonderful setting up our requests and I cannot thank you enough for switching our tour dates when we were unable to go as originally planned in May. The hotels and food were brilliant. Brian was magnificent. We could not ask for more of a guide. Even the special trip to see Highland coos. This was our second Nordic Visitor trip and we are now looking into our 3rd for next year. Thank you again for great memories. I am glad we were able to meet you on our first night.

Alan, Canada

Classic Scotland, June 2018

More customizable & more fun adventure

We are thankful we went with Nordic Visitor for our tour of Scotland. We were at each location one hour before all of the tour buses because we had our own car and could get around quicker. More customizable and a more fun adventure.

Gretchen, United States

Express Scotland, June 2018

Will for sure continue to use Nordic Visitor

This is our second time using Nordic Visitor and both times have been absolutely wonderful! The stress of having to book accommodations and arrange car rental and travel from the airport is completely eliminated by utilizing this travel resource. We will for sure continue to use Nordic Visitor and have shared your information and website with many friends and even strangers.

Robert, South Africa

Grand Tour of Scotland, June 2018

Whole experience was a pleasure

I was very impressed with the ease of use and professionalism of Nordic Visitor right from the initial website browsing through online booking, tour confirmation, payment and final documentation. Service from our Travel Consultant (Sarah) was top class and personalized. The guidance given on sites of interest was well researched and fully comprehensive. The whole experience was a pleasure. Well done.

Lois, United States

Complete Scotland, April 2018

"Above and beyond" service

"Very Good" comes short of describing my trip! This was probably my top, most favorite trip every and I travel a lot. The B&Bs and hotels were excellent and I chose the standard. My itinerary was well planned making it so easy to just enjoy everything. The detailed guide book also was a great help in offering suggestions of thing not to miss. My deepest appreciation to Annie not only for planning this outstanding trip, but also her "above and beyond" service dealing with my luggage which the airline had lost.

Scotland Travel Guide

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