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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 tailored 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
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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
Best seller
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
Best seller
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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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
Best seller
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

2856GBP

2428GBP

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Scotland
10-15% OFF IN 2024
Best seller
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

3481GBP

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Scotland & Ireland
Best seller
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

7592EUR

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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
Best seller
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
Best seller
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

8255GBP

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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 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.

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.

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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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