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Scotland from Canada - Tours & Vacation Packages

Enjoy a simple and high quality vacation with our Scotland tours from Canada, including Highland road trips, Scottish heritage and Scotch whisky tours, and more.

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Travel to Scotland from Canada

Wondering about your options for Scotland tours from Canada? You have plenty of exciting choices for customizable Scotland vacation packages from Canada with Nordic Visitor, a travel agency located in the heart of Edinburgh, the charming capital city.

Take your pick of stress-free Scotland vacation packages from Canada that include unique accommodations, comfortable transportation and more — all arranged by local travel experts.

To get started on your Scotland vacation from Canada, keep browsing below for tour ideas and other Scotland travel tips.

 

— 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
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

Eur

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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

Eur

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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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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
Best seller
Guided Groups

8 days / 7 nights

May - Sep

Highlights of Scotland

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

2712GBP

Eur

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Best seller

8 days / 7 nights

May - Sep

Highlights of Scotland

2712GBP

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Scotland
Guided Groups

6 days / 5 nights

Jun - Sep

Islay Whisky Adventure

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

2002GBP

Eur

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6 days / 5 nights

Jun - Sep

Islay Whisky Adventure

2002GBP

Eur

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Scotland
Guided Groups

10 days / 9 nights

Jun - Sep

Wonders of Scotland

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

3402GBP

Eur

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10 days / 9 nights

Jun - Sep

Wonders of Scotland

3402GBP

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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

Eur

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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

All Year

Isle of Skye Exclusive

2106GBP

Eur

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6 days / 5 nights

All Year

Isle of Skye Exclusive

2106GBP

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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.

HOW & WHEN TO TRAVEL TO SCOTLAND FROM CANADA

Nordic Visitor’s self-drive tours in summer (April - October) are the best options for Scotland vacations from Canada that are longer than 8 - 10 days, or for travellers who want more flexibility for hiking, sightseeing and photography. Shorter road trips are also available in wintertime. Just keep in mind that motorists drive on the left side of the road in Scotland.

Most visitors adapt to driving on the left in Scotland fairly well, but if you don’t want to do the driving, then a privately guided tour or guided small group tour is a wonderful option. In particular, guided tours of Scotland from Canada are perfect for travellers with an interest in Scottish ancestry, Highland history, culture or whisky tasting.

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN SCOTLAND TOUR PACKAGES FROM CANADA

Guided tours are Nordic Visitor’s most inclusive travel packages and come packed with perks like pre-paid entrance fees to attractions, whisky tastings at award-winning distilleries and some group dinners with gourmet Scottish cuisine. Tour groups are limited to 16 travellers and you’ll ride comfortably in a premium mini-coach that can navigate the narrow rural roads with ease.

As for road trips, driving on the left in Scotland isn’t so hard as Nordic Visitor’s self-drive tour packages include a rental car of your choice and everything else you need for a hassle-free vacation. All of your Scotland accommodations will be pre-arranged by your dedicated Nordic Visitor travel consultant and you’ll know exactly how you’re getting to your overnight locations — and which optional attractions you can visit on the way — 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.

TRIPS TO SCOTLAND FROM CANADA FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS

Want to add a few personal touches to your Scotland vacation from Canada? Nordic Visitor’s Scotland tour packages can be tailored by our local experts with extra nights at select locations, arrivals or departures in alternative Scottish cities, day tours in Edinburgh, and more. We can even a tailor an itinerary to a special occasion, such as a Scotland honeymoon from Canada, or to specific interests, like Scottish heritage tours for Canadians with ancestral roots in Scotland.

WHAT TO SEE ON TOURS TO SCOTLAND FROM CANADA

As a country with over 6,000 miles of coastline, rugged Highlands, idyllic lowlands, charming villages, historic cities and numerous islands (isles) off the north and west coasts, there are many routes you could follow to see Scotland’s top attractions. It all depends on the attractions you prefer, your length of stay and the pace of your travel.

Under a week: For most Scotland trips from Canada, the Scottish Highlands are the main attraction. Give yourself at least 4 - 5 days to see the top Highland sights with overnights in the Inverness, Fort William and Loch Lomond areas. With at least 6 days you can travel through the Highlands to the Isle of Skye or -- if you’re a whisky lover -- the Oban and Isle of Mull area. On such a route you can visit highlights such as Loch Ness, the Old Man of Storr rock formations on Skye, the picturesque valley of Glen Coe, Eilean Donan Castle and some filming locations from the popular Outlander TV series, such as Doune Castle.

1 - 2 weeks: For the classic Scotland experience, we recommend that tours to Scotland from Canada last around 10 days. With this much time you can travel up the beautiful east coast to the city of St Andrews and the “Castle Trail” region of Aberdeenshire before heading into the Highlands and onwards. In 12 days or more you can also visit the Orkney Islands and drive along the scenic North Coast 500 route or travel even further to the quiet islands of Harris and Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.

2 - 3 weeks: In 17 - 21 days you can do the ultimate tour of Scotland, including the east coast, Highlands and many of the major islands. You can even visit the far-flung Shetland Isles -- the northernmost point of Scotland and all of Britain. 

 

— SCOTLAND FACTS

Canada & Scotland connections

  • Nearly 5 million Canadians have Scottish ancestry
  • The Scots were among the first Europeans to settle in Canada
  • The province Nova Scotia means 'New Scotland' in Latin
  • The first governor of British Colombia was a Scot, Sir James Douglas

 

Flights to Scotland from Canada

The two major international airports in Scotland are in Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, and in Edinburgh, the usual starting point for Nordic Visitor tours. Trips to Scotland from Canada typically involve one or two connecting flights. Some of the major airlines with 1-stop flights from Canada to Scotland include (but are not limited to) Air Canada, WestJet, Lufthansa, Virgin Atlantic and British Airways. We recommend checking with the airlines for flight availability and timetables. Flights are not included in Nordic Visitor packages.

Another great option, if you wish to travel to two different Nordic Visitor destinations in one trip, is to fly Icelandair from one of its Canadian hubs to Glasgow via a stopover in Iceland. This would allow you to spend a few days in Reykjavik -- on a short break with day tours arranged by Nordic Visitor -- on your way to your Scottish adventure.

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.

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