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Discover a place of mystical mountains and lochs, all just a short journey from home. Our Edinburgh-based travel experts can tailor these Scotland holidays for you, with savings of up to 10% on self-drive tours if you prefer to use your own car.

Contact our Edinburgh team – email, video call, live chat, or phone us on +44 (0)131 344 4630.

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VISIT SCOTLAND ON A UK BREAK

Thinking about a holiday in Scotland? Look no further!

In just a short time you could be exploring the mountains, lochs, glens and beaches of beautiful Scotland. Immerse yourself in nature, taste fine whisky, and soak up Scottish culture. Scroll down to find out why Scotland is such a great choice for holidays at home in the UK.

When you book a Scotland tour with Nordic Visitor, our Edinburgh-based travel consultants arrange everything on your behalf. They will book you into the best quality accommodation, whether you are looking for guesthouses, hotels or even a castle stay. During your trip you’ll have our support around the clock thanks to our 24/7 helpline.

You could save up to 10% on our Scotland self-drive tours when you use your own car. And we have cancellation insurance available, giving you peace of mind knowing that you'll get a full refund if you need to cancel. Or if you need to change your travel dates, we'll rearrange all your tour details in one place, so you have a hassle-free experience.

Get in touch and we'll happily plan your holiday. You can call us on +44 (0)131 344 4630, arrange a video chat with a Scotland specialist, or reach us via our contact form or live chat.

 

— WHY US?

Why book with Nordic Visitor

  • Hassle-free & seamless travel experience
  • Flexible & customisable tour options
  • Professional service from a Scottish travel agency
  • Up to 10% off self-drive tours if you use your own car
  • Cancel or change your plans if you need to – we'll handle it for you

DISCOVER SCOTLAND ON A SELF-DRIVE TOUR

Explore Scotland at your own pace and enjoy the independence of a road trip. These self-drive packages feature top recommended routes and include handpicked hotels, rental car, and more. If you prefer to bring your own car,
contact us to get up to 10% off your tour package.

Scotland
10% OFF IN 2021/2022
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Self-drive
8 days / 7 nights
Apr - Oct

Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye

1079GBP

971GBP

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10% OFF IN 2021/2022
Best seller
8 days / 7 nights
Apr - Oct

Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye

1079GBP

971GBP

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Scotland
10% OFF IN 2021/2022
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Self-drive
10 days / 9 nights
Apr - Oct

Classic Scotland

1349GBP

1214GBP

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10% OFF IN 2021/2022
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10 days / 9 nights
Apr - Oct

Classic Scotland

1349GBP

1214GBP

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Scotland
Self-drive
11 days / 10 nights
Apr - Oct

North Coast 500 Escape

1438GBP

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11 days / 10 nights
Apr - Oct

North Coast 500 Escape

1438GBP

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Scotland
Self-drive
13 days / 12 nights
Apr - Oct

North Coast 500 Escape & The Isle of Skye

1694GBP

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13 days / 12 nights
Apr - Oct

North Coast 500 Escape & The Isle of Skye

1694GBP

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SELF-DRIVE WITH YOUR OWN CAR - SAVE UP TO 10%


Do your Scotland holiday in style with a road trip route planned by a Scottish travel agency.
What do you get? Personal travel consultant. Handpicked accommodation. 24/7 support. Personalised map & travel guide documents.

Contact us for a quote


EXPLORE WITH A PRIVATE GUIDE

Enjoy an exclusive experience of Scotland by travelling with a local expert. When you book a private tour package, you get a personal driver-guide to share their insider knowledge with you. As well as this, your accommodation and transportation are included.

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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Privately Guided
8 days / 7 nights
Apr - Oct

Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye - Private

3678GBP

3310GBP

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8 days / 7 nights
Apr - Oct

Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye - Private

3678GBP

3310GBP

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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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Privately Guided
5 days / 4 nights
Nov - Mar

Scottish Highlands Express Winter - Private

1915GBP

1724GBP

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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.

IDEAS FOR HOLIDAYS IN SCOTLAND

Scotland offers such a diverse mix of experiences, so you have a lot to choose from! Whether you’re going on a family holiday, a couple’s break, a getaway with friends or a solo trip, Scotland has so much in store for you.

Read on to discover top tips for your Scotland staycation, including where to go and what to do.

WHY VISIT SCOTLAND ON A HOLIDAY IN THE UK

Mythical scenery, fascinating heritage, and delicious cuisine await you on a trip to Scotland. Here you’ll find a place rich in culture and traditions. It’s where the promise of adventure is never far away. And it’s all on your doorstep.

By visiting Scotland you’d get to experience beautiful views and cultural attractions, without the hassle or worry of leaving the UK. You don't need to factor in flights, airports, passport control or any red tape. Scotland is easy to reach and even easier to fall in love with!

Expect stunning, remote locations in Scotland where you can get away from it all and enjoy a digital detox. Imagine soaring mountains, sandy beaches and shimmering lochs. Discover characterful islands or the legendary Scottish Highlands. Plus, of course, the classic British pubs where you can enjoy hearty meals and try Scotch whisky.

Good to know: If you’re thinking about taking a Scottish road trip from the UK, we can help. Explore Scotland on a Nordic Visitor self-drive tour and save up to 10% if you use your own car.

Our Scotland travel experts will design your route, book you into high-quality accommodation, and share all their insider tips with you.

This means you can leave all the hassle of trip-planning to the experts, who are based in Scotland and know the country inside out. What’s more, you get access to our 24/7 helpline during your holiday. Should you need any support, we are only a call away.

Plus, we have cancellation insurance available so you can cancel or change the dates of your tour if you need to. This gives you flexibility when booking your trip, as well as peace of mind knowing that we'll take care of handling the changes.


  • Get in touch to find out about our reduced rates for visitors driving from the UK
  • Call us on +44 (0)131 344 4630
  • Find out how you can Book With Confidence thanks to our flexible booking terms

BEST THINGS TO DO ON YOUR STAYCATION IN SCOTLAND

There are so many fun things to do on your trip to Scotland, whether you’re interested in nature, culture, history, or a bit of everything! You might want to explore Scottish castles, visit top whisky distilleries, or venture off the beaten path in Scotland.

Here are some of the best things to do:

  • Hike or bike through pristine glens and forests
  • Admire views of Scottish lochs, rivers and waterfalls
  • Explore medieval castles and regal country houses
  • Sample Scotch whisky on a guided distillery tour
  • Taste freshly caught seafood in top restaurants
  • Unwind by the fireplace in a luxury hotel or cosy guesthouse
  • Spy local wildlife like the red squirrel, red deer and wildcat
  • Drive the North Coast 500 to reach remote corners of the UK
  • Climb tall peaks like Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest mountain
     

This is just a taste of what you can expect in Scotland. You could also attend cultural events and visit fascinating museums. Perhaps soak up the music scene or learn more about Scottish art. Or simply revel in the stunning landscapes and enjoy a relaxing break.



BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN SCOTLAND 

Scotland is packed with breathtaking landscapes, lively cities and charming market towns. The great thing about visiting Scotland on holiday is that there is such a wide range of destinations you can experience, each with their own special appeal.

These are the top recommended places to visit on your Scottish staycation, handpicked by our local experts.

Best for… British seaside getaways:

Best for… Outdoor activities:

Best for… Iconic views:

Best for… Cuisine and whisky:

Best for… A Scottish city break:

Speak to your personal travel consultant about where to go in Scotland for peace and quiet. They can help create your dream trip with stops in Scotland's lesser-known gem locations. You can also read more about Scotland staycation ideas on our blog for inspiration.

SCOTLAND COMPARED TO OTHER UK DESTINATIONS

Trying to choose between staycation holidays in the UK? It’s worth bearing in mind how much more space you get in Scotland compared to other holiday destinations. For example, Cairngorms National Park is more than double the size of Snowdonia in North Wales. It’s almost twice as big as the Lake District too.

Or, if you’re looking for an island escape, consider the fact that Scotland has nearly 800 isles. Swap the busy Isle of Wight for one or more hidden gem islands around Scotland instead. Discover beautiful beaches, Gaelic culture, and even Neolithic sites in the Scottish isles.

You could also avoid the crowds of Cornwall by opting for a summer trip to Scotland. You’d get gorgeous coastline, mouth-watering seafood like scallops and mussels, and the chance to go surfing. Did you know that there may even be an Eden Project Scotland coming to Dundee?



PLACES TO STAY IN SCOTLAND

When it comes to accommodation for your British holiday, whatever your tastes may be, you’re sure to find it in Scotland. Think charming B&Bs, sumptuous spa hotels, and secluded guesthouses. You could even stay the night in a castle!

Where you stay is particularly important if you’re on a special romantic break. Perhaps you love the idea of hiding away in a private lodge with a hot tub. Or you want to be pampered in a four- or five-star hotel.

Speak to our knowledgeable travel experts about where to stay in Scotland. They have years of experience working with Scottish accommodation providers and will incorporate the best ones into your itinerary.



BEST TIME TO VISIT SCOTLAND

Scotland is a year-round destination, with each season offering something special. You could time your trip to enjoy the long days of summer, winter’s peaceful atmosphere, the pretty flowers of spring, or the fiery colours of autumn.

The best time to visit Scotland depends on what you’d like to do and where you want to go. For an active holiday, we recommend spring, summer or autumn when the weather is milder and there are more daylight hours to explore.

Or if you’d prefer to visit when it’s a bit quieter, then winter is a good time to come to Scotland. Fewer visitors are at top attractions, so it will feel a lot more private for you. Plus you could relax beside roaring fires in cosy accommodation and perhaps even spot the northern lights in Scotland.

For more advice on when to go, read these Scotland guides:

• Scotland in summer: what to do and where to go
• Scotland in winter: what to do and where to go
• Why visit Scotland in the spring or autumn



HOW TO EXPLORE SCOTLAND

The best way to see Scotland depends on your personal preferences. You could travel independently on a self-drive tour, reaching as many beautiful sights in the country as you wish. Or have a local guide show you hidden gems on a private tour or small group adventure in Scotland.

Self-drive in Scotland
If you love the idea of a road trip, choose from an array of scenic routes in Scotland, where the journey is as wonderful as the destinations. You could soak up the ever-changing Highland scenery while driving the North Coast 500. Or perhaps you’d like to explore the Scottish islands, like Skye.

Our Scotland self-drive tour packages include your accommodation, daily breakfast, 24/7 helpline, and car rental. With your vehicle hire you receive a collision damage waiver (CDW), unlimited mileage, authorisation for 2 drivers, and a GPS navigation system for peace of mind.

But if you want to use your own car for your trip, you can enjoy savings of up to 10% on a Nordic Visitor self-drive tour. You get everything arranged and booked on your behalf, including your route and accommodation with daily breakfast. This means you can relax while an expert takes care of all the planning for you.

Driving in Scotland with your own car is also ideal if you want to minimise contact with other travellers. And we can book stopover nights for you anywhere in England if you'd like to break up the journey.

On a self-drive tour with Nordic Visitor, you can expect:

  • A dedicated travel consultant who’ll arrange your trip
  • A hand-noted, personalised itinerary and route
  • 24/7 phone support during your adventure for peace of mind
  • Excellent accommodation at your chosen price point

Contact our Scotland travel team to find out about our reduced rates.



Explore with a private guide
An exclusive way to discover Scotland on your staycation is by opting for a private tour. You’ll have a specially chosen expert local guide drive you to handpicked locations and attractions. They’ll share their knowledge with you to provide you with an authentic insight into the places you visit.

You could travel with your own bubble on a private tour through Scotland. This is a great way to explore with your group of friends or family, led by an expert guide.

A private tour of Scotland is particularly appealing if you want to take day trips to the famous whisky distilleries. You’d get to enjoy tastings as someone else will be doing all the driving for you.



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— LOCAL SUPPORT & KNOWLEDGE

Get the most out of your holiday

  • Relax knowing you can reach us 24/7 on our helpline
  • Explore places handpicked for you by local experts
  • Enjoy discounts of up to 10% when you use your own car
  • Save time and effort with everything arranged for you

What do our customers say?

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

Simon, United Kingdom

Highlights of Scotland, October 2020

A very good tour with a great information pack.

A very good tour with good information and map with highlighted attractions and a very good information pack.

Kalli

Express Scotland, October 2019

Absolutely love working with Nordic Visitor!

I have already traveled twice with Nordic Visitor, and am already in the process of booking a third trip! Absolutely love working with you! Every bed and breakfast we stayed at was amazing. The hosts were so welcoming with great suggestions of things to do and places to eat. The rooms were very comfortable, and the amenities were awesome! 

Paul, United Kingdom

Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye, September 2020

The best holidays we have ever had!

Superb!! Our first ever 'touring' holiday and right up there with the best holidays we have ever had. We are not youngsters, so this was taken on with a bit of trepidation, but were soon put at ease by the sheer quality of accommodation provided along with the superb travel itinerary book (yes, it's that thick and detailed) and map. Even though we often used local recommendations, these became our trusted companions throughout the week - and are now valued reminders of an exceptional holiday - Thankyou Nordic Visitor, we will be back!

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!  

David, United Kingdom

Classic Scotland, September 2020

Excellent trip

All accommodations were excellent with very friendly hosts. Car rental pickup was very quick and easy and car was excellent. Rebecca was excellent, she took all our requirements and made a personal tour for us. Her attention to detail was excellent.The documents at our first hotel were excellent especially the map with everything marked on for us.

David

Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye, June 2019

A positive experience, beginning to end!

This tour was a positive experience for us, beginning to end. The planning by Nordic Visitor was complete, thoughtful, and worked flawlessly. Scotland was stunning and most interesting - we just wish we had more time. To Nordic Visitor: Great Job! We'll be back!

Gary, Canada

Scotland Winter World, November 2019

The accommodations, destinations and car were great!

The tour went very well. All the accommodation was excellent. We are very pleased with all the arrangements and communications that we had with Rebecca. The accommodations, destinations and car were great. Our only wish is that we would have had more time at some of the locations. We had a hard time packing it all in!

Jennifer

Express Scotland, July 2019

Nothing but great words to say about Nordic Visitor!

We were thrilled with all of our accommodations. All hosts/hostesses were very friendly and we felt very welcomed. The rental car service was also very good and thorough. And we felt as though everyone had a good working relationship as the businesses had nothing but great words to say about Nordic Visitor so we felt good that everyone was working together to make our visit a great one!

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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  .
  • 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

Get in touch to have your dream holiday arranged by one of our local travel experts. As a travel agency based in Edinburgh, we know Scotland inside out and we’ll use our expertise to plan your perfect trip.

 

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