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Scotland Tours in April

April is a great time to visit Scotland if you’d like to experience the charming spring scenery during a relatively quiet month. Explore stunning landscapes, Gaelic culture and fascinating heritage sites. Choose from a variety of Scotland tours in April and have your itinerary arranged by the local experts at Nordic Visitor.

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VISITING SCOTLAND IN APRIL

Want to travel to Scotland in April? We can help!

Visit Scotland in April to experience the country’s natural beauty during the shoulder season, which is quieter compared to the peak summer months. Spend your days soaking up the sight of pretty spring flowers, shimmering lochs and mighty mountains.

As an Edinburgh-based tour operator, our travel consultants have in-depth knowledge about Scotland and will plan a trip that’s perfect for you. You might want to explore the historic cities and beautiful countryside on a Scottish self-drive adventure or on a privately guided tour.

When you book a trip to Scotland with Nordic Visitor, you get hand-picked accommodation, transportation reservations, daily breakfast and access to our 24/7 helpline. We do everything to make it a stress-free and memorable experience for you.

Get in touch via our live chat or toll-free numbers and we'll happily plan your Scotland adventure.

 

— 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
  • 24/7 emergency helpline during tour

Experience Scotland on a road trip

Explore the Highlands and beyond on a self-drive tour. You do the driving, we handle your accommodations, route planning and any itinerary customisations. Tours come with a hand-marked map, free GPS, attractions guide and more.

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

Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye

1079GBP

971GBP

Eur

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10% OFF IN 2022
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
Best seller
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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15% OFF IN 2022
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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Travel in Scotland on a private tour

Enjoy more Scottish cultural insights on a privately guided tour with a local driving you around in style. Tours are fully customisable and ideal for those interested in Scotch whisky, Scottish cuisine, Outlander film locations and more.

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

Scottish Highlands - Private

3088GBP

2779GBP

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10% OFF IN 2022
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

Eur

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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

Eur

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

Outlander Experience

2702GBP

2432GBP

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Scotland
Privately Guided
5 days / 4 nights
Mar - Oct

Speyside Whisky Journey

1878GBP

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5 days / 4 nights
Mar - Oct

Speyside Whisky Journey

1878GBP

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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.

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!

Scotland Travel Guide

Start preparing for your trip by doing some research before your Scottish adventure.

Flights to Scotland

The two biggest international airports in Scotland are in Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, and in Edinburgh, the capital city and usual starting point for Nordic Visitor tours. Flight times to Scotland are, for example, 6.5 hours from New York City and 1.5 hours from London. Major international airlines with flights to Scotland include (but are not limited to) British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta and KLM.

Scotland and the rest of the UK is on GMT time. If your journey to Scotland involves one or more connecting flights, or if you're crossing several time zones to get here, your dedicated Nordic Visitor travel consultant can add extra nights in Edinburgh to your package so you can rest up after arrival.

Please note that flights to Scotland are not included in Nordic Visitor packages.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT SCOTLAND IN APRIL

If you want to know more about Scotland tours in April, read on for our expert advice on what it’s like to visit at this time of year. We’re here to answer your most commonly asked questions so you can plan for any future tours to Scotland in April.

What are the best things to do in Scotland in April?

You can visit many of Scotland’s top attractions throughout the year. In spring though, you have plenty of daylight hours to see more sites in the same day and drive between different destinations. It’s also a good time of year for outdoor activities such as hiking.

Here are the 10 best things to do in Scotland in April:

  • Drive around the beautiful Scottish Highlands
  • Admire the natural scenery
  • Go hiking in the rugged hills
  • Sail to one or more of the Scottish islands
  • Explore picturesque, ancient ruins and castles
  • Learn about Scotland’s Viking heritage
  • Taste the various whisky flavours and local food
  • Walk along the lochs and glens
  • Immerse yourself in Gaelic culture
  • Visit the buzzing cities, charming towns and fishing villages


What are the most popular events in Scotland in April?

There are many events taking place in Scotland in April, some of which you might want to go along to during your tour.

The most popular events in April are:

  • Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival
  • Edinburgh Science Festival
  • Etape Loch Ness
  • Glasgow Festival of Visual Art

In addition, the Easter weekend takes place any time between 22 March and 25 April, although the specific dates change each year. Good Friday and Easter Monday make this a popular time for long weekend holidays. Although it can get busy, there are lots of fun activities to try.

What are the best places to visit in Scotland in April?

April is a great month to travel to Scotland and visit its towns, historic sites and natural highlights. More so, you’ll enjoy good daylight hours and fair weather, ideal conditions for exploring.

Here are some of the best places to visit in Scotland in April:



What is the weather like in Scotland in April?

As April is a spring month, Scotland’s weather is varied. Some years it might rain, while others can be really sunny. Generally though, there are highs of 10°C (50°F) and lows of 2°C (36°F).

What are April temperatures in Scotland?

The average temperatures around the country will be between 2°C (36°F) and 10°C (50°F) in April. You might experience some lovely warm, sunny days, but it changes every year in Scotland!

What to wear in Scotland in April?

Like in many of the Nordic countries, Scots have the saying: “There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing”.

As the weather can be both mild and cool in April, we recommend wearing layers. That way you can remove or add clothes depending on the day’s weather. Make sure to bring some lightweight and warm under layers as well as a rain jacket, hat and scarf.

Here is a list of packing essentials for your Scotland tour in April:

  • Lightweight layers, including t-shirts, long sleeve shirts, and shorts
  • Warm jumper or fleece
  • Jeans or warm trousers
  • Waterproof jacket or shell layers
  • Insulated jacket
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Scarf, hat and gloves
  • Hiking boots
  • Wool socks
  • Sun hat or cap


What are the daylight hours in April in Scotland?

In April, the daylight hours are growing longer as we slowly approach the summer solstice. This means you’ll enjoy plenty of daytime brightness to explore Scotland to your heart’s content. You can expect 13 to 16 hours of daylight per day in April.

Daylight hours differ based on the time of the month you visit. In Edinburgh, the sun rises at 6:40 AM and sets at 7:50 PM in early April. By the end of the month, it grows longer with daylight hours between 5:30 AM and 8:50 PM.


Does it snow in Scotland in April?

You can still see snow dusting the mountaintops of Scotland in April, but it doesn’t usually settle on lower ground. However, as Scottish weather is unpredictable, there is always a small chance of snow at this time of year.



How to tour Scotland in April?

There are various ways to travel on your Scotland tour in April. Depending on your personal tastes and requirements, you could either go for a guided or self-guided vacation.

Road trip around Scotland
April is a great time to visit Scotland on a self-drive tour, which would allow you to stop at the sights you want to see at your own pace. At this time of year, the road conditions are usually good for touring and you’ll enjoy plenty of daylight hours to drive and explore.

Pick up your rental car from Edinburgh or Glasgow and drive to iconic locations. You could visit St Andrews, Loch Ness, Inverness, the Isle of Skye and Fort William, amongst many more.

Depending on the amount of time you have, there are many options and regions of Scotland you could incorporate into your travel plans. Do an express tour into the Highlands in 5 days or take 2 to 3 weeks to do a complete tour, including the northern and western isles.

Driving in Scotland is an adventure that you won’t regret! Especially if you book with Nordic Visitor, as we offer collision damage waiver, free GPS, and a 24/7 helpline for emergencies.

Good to note: In Scotland, and the wider UK, motorists drive on the left. If you are not used to this, we recommend hiring an automatic car. Alternatively, you could choose from our privately guided tours instead and have a local expert do all the driving.



Learn about Scottish history and culture with a private guide
You might prefer to be accompanied by your very own local expert throughout your Scotland experience.

A privately guided tour is one of the most exclusive ways to see Scotland and learn all about this beautiful country. You’ll have your own personal guide to show you the best locations and teach you about the local history.



Whatever tour you pick, you’ll take advantage of all our signature benefits. These include charming accommodation, daily breakfast, transportation, such as car rental and ferries, our Nordic Visitor Scotland Travel Guide, and a hand-marked map with your route and highlights.

You’ll also have activities, like entry to castles and distilleries, included in some packages. All our self-drive tours include a Historic Scotland Explorer Pass or a Scottish Heritage Pass so you can pick what sites you want to visit.

Good to know: Our Scotland itineraries aren’t set in stone. Our Edinburgh-based Scotland experts will help you see the country your way, tailoring your itinerary and adding all the best excursions to suit you.



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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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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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