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Scotland from USA - Tours & Vacation Packages

Make your vacation easy with our Scotland tours from the USA, including Highland road trips, escorted whisky tours, and much more.

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Tailor-made tours to Scotland from USA

Wondering about your options for Scotland tours from the USA? You have plenty of exciting choices for customizable Scotland vacation packages with Nordic Visitor, a travel agency located in the heart of Edinburgh. Keep reading to find out what we recommend for travellers from the US to Scotland. 

Take your pick of stress-free Scotland tour packages that include well-reviewed hotels, activities, transportation and more — all arranged by local travel experts.

To get started on your Scotland vacation from USA, 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

1293GBP

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Best seller
10 days / 9 nights
Apr - Oct

Classic Scotland

1293GBP

Eur

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

Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye

1079GBP

Eur

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Best seller
8 days / 7 nights
Apr - Oct

Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye

1079GBP

Eur

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

Grand Tour of Scotland

2410GBP

Eur

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Best seller
17 days / 16 nights
Apr - Oct

Grand Tour of Scotland

2410GBP

Eur

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

Complete Scotland

1961GBP

Eur

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14 days / 13 nights
Apr - Oct

Complete Scotland

1961GBP

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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
Guided Groups
7 days / 6 nights
Jun - Sep

Wonders of Scotland

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

2400GBP

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7 days / 6 nights
Jun - Sep

Wonders of Scotland

2400GBP

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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)

3300GBP

Eur

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Best seller
10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Highlights of Scotland

3300GBP

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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

3678GBP

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8 days / 7 nights
Apr - Oct

Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye - Private

3678GBP

Eur

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Scotland
Privately Guided
5 days / 4 nights
Mar - Oct

Speyside Whisky Journey

1878GBP

Eur

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5 days / 4 nights
Mar - Oct

Speyside Whisky Journey

1878GBP

Eur

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Scotland
Privately Guided
6 days / 5 nights
Mar - Oct

Islay Whisky Journey

2523GBP

Eur

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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

Eur

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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.

HOW & WHEN TO TRAVEL TO SCOTLAND FROM USA

Nordic Visitor’s self-drive tours in summer (April - October) are the best options for Scotland vacations lasting 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. Led by professional local driver-guides, an escorted tour in Scotland is a great choice for travellers interested in Scottish heritage, Highland culture or whisky tasting tours

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN SCOTLAND VACATION PACKAGES

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 attractions are found on the way — with a personalised itinerary and Scotland travel guide booklet. For self-drive tours in Scotland from USA, we’ll also provide you with a hand-marked map of Scotland, a GPS navigation system and our own 24/7 helpline.

SCOTLAND VACATIONS FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS AND INTERESTS

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

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 sights. It all depends on the attractions you prefer, your length of stay and the pace of your travel.

WHAT TO SEE ON TRIPS TO SCOTLAND FROM USA

Under a week: For most trips to Scotland from USA, the Scottish Highlands are the main attraction. Give yourself at least 4 - 5 days to see the top Highland attractions, 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 USA 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

USA & Scotland connections

  • Around 20 - 25 million Americans have Scottish ancestry
  • Uncle Sam is believed to be based on an army meat supplier of Scottish descent
  • John Muir, whose conservation work created Yosemite National Park, was from Dunbar in Scotland
  • 33 of the 43 US Presidents have had Scottish ancestry to some degree

 

Flights to Scotland from USA

The two biggest international airports in Scotland are in Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, and in Edinburgh, the capital city and starting point for most Nordic Visitor tours. Direct flights from USA to Edinburgh, Scotland and direct flights from USA to Glasgow, Scotland are available with Delta (Virgin Atlantic) and United Airlines (Lufthansa) from New York City, with a flight time of 6 hours, 35 minutes.

Otherwise, most flights to Scotland originating from the US involve one or two connecting flights. Some of the major airlines to Scotland from USA include (but are not limited to) British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, United, American, Delta, KLM and Norwegian Air UK. 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 US 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!

 

Linda, United States

Express Scotland, August 2018

Thanks for a great trip!

We had a very successful trip and I attribute a lot of this to the preparations put into place by Nordic. It was nice to know everything was laid out for us and a map highlighted with our trip and hotels marked was a great thing to have.  Also, the suggestions of things we might like to see was great!! Once again, thanks for a great trip!

Charles, United States

Express Scotland, September 2018

Scotland was even more beautiful than I imagined

I would like to thank Sarah for her help and for the arrangements. It was a great and very special experience for my family and me. Scotland was even more beautiful than I imagined. We met another couple that did the same tour that we did at the rent car place and they seemed to have a similar great experience. Even with the STORM (after surviving Hurricane Harvey it didn't seem like much), we were able to see and experience all the sites we could make time for. Thank you.

Laura, United States

Complete Scotland, August 2018

We were very impressed!

AMAZING. We stayed in hotels we probably would not have booked on our own and the host were fabulous and told us that Annie was a pleasure to work with when booking our stay. All the hotels knew who we were and expected us. When our ferry got cancelled Annie made sure to call the hotel and notify us of a change of plans and gave us a very detailed route and got in contact with our next hotel to notify them that we would be late. We were very impressed!

Earl, United States

Scottish Highlands & the Isles, September 2018

Don't miss the opportunity to experience the best of Scotland

We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary with Nordic on their "Scottish Highlands and the Isles" tour. It was everything we could have imagined and more. Don't miss the opportunity to experience the best of Scotland with the best tour agency.

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.

 

James and Kathy, United States

Scottish Lochs & Castles with a Local, September 2018

WE HAD SUCH A GREAT TIME AND LEARNED SO MUCH ABOUT SCOTLAND

Guide was Brian - he is fantastic!!! So knowledgeable, passionate about Scotland. We had such a great time and learned so much about Scotland. Easy schedule. Just a fabulous experience.

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.

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