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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
10% OFF IN 2022
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Self-drive
8 days / 7 nights
Apr - Oct

Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye

1079GBP

971GBP

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Best seller
8 days / 7 nights
Apr - Oct

Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye

1079GBP

971GBP

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Scotland
10% OFF IN 2022
Best seller
Self-drive
10 days / 9 nights
Apr - Oct

Classic Scotland

1349GBP

1214GBP

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10% OFF IN 2022
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10 days / 9 nights
Apr - Oct

Classic Scotland

1349GBP

1214GBP

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Scotland
15% OFF IN 2022
Self-drive
11 days / 10 nights
Apr - Oct

North Coast 500 Escape

1438GBP

1222GBP

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11 days / 10 nights
Apr - Oct

North Coast 500 Escape

1438GBP

1222GBP

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Scotland
15% OFF IN 2022
Self-drive
13 days / 12 nights
Apr - Oct

North Coast 500 Escape & The Isle of Skye

1694GBP

1440GBP

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15% OFF IN 2022
13 days / 12 nights
Apr - Oct

North Coast 500 Escape & The Isle of Skye

1694GBP

1440GBP

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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% OFF IN 2022
Guided Groups
7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

Wonders of Scotland

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

2400GBP

2160GBP

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7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

Wonders of Scotland

2400GBP

2160GBP

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Scotland
10% OFF IN 2022
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Guided Groups
10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Highlights of Scotland

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

3300GBP

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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
10% OFF IN 2022
Privately Guided
7 days / 6 nights
Apr - Oct

Scottish Highlands - Private

3088GBP

2779GBP

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7 days / 6 nights
Apr - Oct

Scottish Highlands - Private

3088GBP

2779GBP

GBP

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Scotland
10% OFF IN 2022
Privately Guided
8 days / 7 nights
Apr - Oct

Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye - Private

3678GBP

3310GBP

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10% OFF IN 2022
8 days / 7 nights
Apr - Oct

Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye - Private

3678GBP

3310GBP

GBP

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Scotland
10% OFF IN 2022
Privately Guided
7 days / 6 nights
Apr – Oct

Outlander Experience

2702GBP

2432GBP

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7 days / 6 nights
Apr – Oct

Outlander Experience

2702GBP

2432GBP

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Scotland
Privately Guided
5 days / 4 nights
Nov - Mar

Scottish Highlands Express Winter - Private

1915GBP

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5 days / 4 nights
Nov - Mar

Scottish Highlands Express Winter - Private

1915GBP

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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.

What do our customers say?

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

Matt K, United States

Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye, October 2019

Wonderful trip!

Once in the tour, we realized everything was simple and working out as planned. No issues. It was wonderful!

Nancy, United States

Complete Scotland, October 2019

Would definitely use again

Our 2nd tour with Nordic Visitor. Would definitely use again.

Lisa, United States

Classic Scotland, October 2019

The trip of a lifetime!

Every accommodation was stunning! We were met with enthusiasm and kindness and courtesy. I cannot say enough about our trip and the way it was set up and the accommodations. Everything was spot on and it was the trip of a lifetime for my sister and I. We already have friends who have booked a trip through Nordic as well. I am seriously considering another trip to Scotland next year and using Nordic for sure.

Bianca, United States

Classic Scotland & Outer Hebrides, October 2019

Fantastic trip

3rd time we have used NV and will continue to do so!

Wally, United States

Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye - Private, October 2019

Excellent!

Our experience was excellent. We had no worries the entire trip.  

Crystal, United States

Classic Scotland & The Orkney islands, September 2019

Wonderful experience!

Thank you so much! Our experience in Scotland was wonderful! We felt prepared for what to expect, particularly as it relates to making dinner reservations on the islands we visited. The food recommendations were excellent , the accommodations were cozy, and the recommendations for sites and attractions greatly appreciated. A special thank you to Agne who answered all my inquiries, helped us make dinner reservations and confirmed all our dates and meeting times - she was a pleasure to work with!  

Audrey, United States

Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye, October 2019

Great trip!

All of the hotels had great food and people. Response time was excellent -  Agnes was very attentive. The packets were wonderful, we referred to them constantly. The big map was very helpful as well.

B Oberg, United States

Express Scotland, September 2019

Very impressed with our Scotland and Iceland vacation

All accommodations were fantastic in both Scotland and Iceland. Car rentals pickup and drop off were great. Loved the Audi A5 Sport in Scotland. Transfers from Glasgow airport and Keflavik airport were very professional. Ferry crossing was very nice. My wife and I are very impressed with our Scotland and Iceland vacation and will definitely be booking through Nordic Visitor for our future trips.  

Research Your Vacation

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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.

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  • Protect your money & plans with our flexible booking terms  .
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  • 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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