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Scotland Tours in April

From scenic drives in the Highlands to short breaks with guided tours from charming Edinburgh, there’s a lot for you to see and do on Scotland tours in April.

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VISITING SCOTLAND IN APRIL

Want to experience Scotland’s natural beauty with fewer crowds at the major attractions and less traffic on the scenic roads? Visiting Scotland in April is a wonderful idea! What’s more, Scotland tours in April are a great value, as travelling in the “shoulder season” in spring or autumn often results in cheaper airfares and better availability of preferred rooms.

Nordic Visitor, a travel agency with knowledgeable staff in the capital city Edinburgh, specialises in custom-made travel experiences in Scotland. Whether you want to explore Scotland's historic cities and beautiful countryside on a road trip or a guided tour, we make your tour of Scotland in April easy.

Our consultants will handle all your local travel arrangements and add a personal touch to your itinerary. It's a stress-free and memorable experience.

Ready to start planning your April trip to Scotland? Keep browsing below for tour ideas and travel tips for visiting Scotland in April.
 

— 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. 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
Best seller
Self-drive

10 days / 9 nights

Apr - Oct

Classic Scotland

1290GBP

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Best seller

10 days / 9 nights

Apr - Oct

Classic Scotland

1290GBP

Eur

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Scotland
Best seller
Self-drive

17 days / 16 nights

Apr - Oct

Grand Tour of Scotland

2404GBP

Eur

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Best seller

17 days / 16 nights

Apr - Oct

Grand Tour of Scotland

2404GBP

Eur

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Scotland
Self-drive

14 days / 13 nights

Apr - Oct

Complete Scotland

1962GBP

Eur

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14 days / 13 nights

Apr - Oct

Complete Scotland

1962GBP

Eur

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Scotland
Self-drive

6 days / 5 nights

Apr - Oct

Express Scotland

863GBP

Eur

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6 days / 5 nights

Apr - Oct

Express Scotland

863GBP

Eur

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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
Privately Guided

4 days / 3 nights

Apr - Oct

Scottish Lochs & Castles with a Local

1389GBP

Eur

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4 days / 3 nights

Apr - Oct

Scottish Lochs & Castles with a Local

1389GBP

Eur

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Scotland
Privately Guided

6 days / 5 nights

All Year

Isle of Skye Exclusive

2106GBP

Eur

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6 days / 5 nights

All Year

Isle of Skye Exclusive

2106GBP

Eur

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Scotland
Privately Guided

7 days / 6 nights

Apr – Oct

Outlander Experience

2680GBP

Eur

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7 days / 6 nights

Apr – Oct

Outlander Experience

2680GBP

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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.

WEATHER IN SCOTLAND IN APRIL & DAYLIGHT HOURS

Scotland’s springtime climate has a reputation of being somewhat unpredictable, but the weather in Scotland in April is generally mild. In fact, the average daytime temperature in Scotland in April is about 7 °C (45°F). How about precipitation? In the mountains of Scotland, snow in April is still possible, but rain is more common this time of year in all parts of the country.

In terms of what to pack for Scotland in April, it goes without saying that you’ll need to bring a raincoat and dress in layers, like thermal garments, fleeces and sweaters. Want to do some hiking in Scotland in April? Then make sure to bring some good walking shoes or boots, ideally waterproof. A cap, scarf and gloves are smart to have as well.

What about sunrise in Scotland in April and daylight hours? In mid-April you can expect around 14 hours of sunlight per day, roughly between 6:30 AM and 8:30 PM. Can you see the northern lights in Scotland in April? While not nearly as common as in Scandinavia or Iceland, it may be possible to view the aurora borealis in Scotland in April in the far northern parts of the country.

WHERE TO GO & WHAT TO DO IN SCOTLAND IN APRIL

Although some historic attractions may close or have limited opening hours outside of summer, there are still many places to visit when touring Scotland in April -- even out in the Scottish countryside! Feel like going to Scotland in April on a road trip and taking in the  sights at your own pace? Below are some of our suggestions for where to visit in Scotland in April. 

On a Nordic Visitor self-drive tour starting from Edinburgh, you can drive through the Scottish Highlands and surrounding areas with overnights in  areas like Fort William and Loch Lomond. In about a week you can enjoy some of the top things to do in Scotland in April, such as visiting Loch Ness, Trossachs National Park, Eilean Donan Castle, Glencoe, Stirling Castle and other amazing attractions.You can also visit the Isle of Skye and see its famous landscapes like the Old Man of Storr and Kilt Rock. With at least 10 days on an April tour of Scotland by car you can extend your journey to the “Castle Trail” area of Aberdeenshire and explore more of Scotland’s stunning west coast and nearby islands.



Don’t want to do any driving on your April tour of Scotland? Or would you prefer to travel with local tour guides around Scotland?  Then a great way for you to travel in Scotland in March is on a Nordic Visitor privately-guided tour, which is perfect for travellers interested in whisky tasting, Scottish heritage or filming locations from the hit series Outlander.

There are also plenty of attractions to keep you busy in the capital city! Some the best things to do in Edinburgh, Scotland in April include strolling the cobbled streets of The Royal Mile in Edinburgh’s Old Town, visiting the Edinburgh Castle, joining guided tours into the countryside or taking day trips to nearby cities like St Andrews or Glasgow.

CUSTOMISED TOURS OF SCOTLAND IN APRIL

With all the possibilities of things to see and do in Scotland in April, it’s good to have the trusted Scottish travel experts at Nordic Visitor to guide your trip planning and create a custom Scotland itinerary in April for you. All of our itineraries can be tailored with extra nights, alternative departures or arrivals in Glasgow, day trips from Edinburgh, and more. No matter how you’d like to customise your trip to Scotland in April, you’ll have your own dedicated travel consultant at Nordic Visitor to advise you on possible add-ons and make all local travel arrangements for you.

 

 

— Things To Do in Scotland

Top Scottish experiences

  • Tour one of Scotland‘s local distilleries and see how whisky, the “water of life”, is produced
  • Sample traditional Scottish cuisine such as haggis, porridge, kippers and black pudding
  • Stroll the Royal Mile in Edinburgh's Old Town, between Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace
  • Look for Nessie, the elusive monster said to inhabit Loch Ness, Scotland's most famous lake
  • Visit Clava Cairns to see prehistoric standing stones similar to those in the Outlander TV series

 

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.

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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  • 97% of customers say they’d recommend us to friends.
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  • 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!

 

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.

 

Chris, Australia

North Coast 500 & Orkney, June 2018

Journey was terrific and easy to follow

Agne was extremely helpful and informative when organising the holiday. All travel documents were emailed to us before we left Australia and hard copies were also waiting for us at our first accommodation in Edinburgh. The fold-out map that had been highlighted with route of the journey was terrific and easy to follow.

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.

Alan, Canada

Classic Scotland, June 2018

More customizable & more fun adventure

We are thankful we went with Nordic Visitor for our tour of Scotland. We were at each location one hour before all of the tour buses because we had our own car and could get around quicker. More customizable and a more fun adventure.

Gretchen, United States

Express Scotland, June 2018

Will for sure continue to use Nordic Visitor

This is our second time using Nordic Visitor and both times have been absolutely wonderful! The stress of having to book accommodations and arrange car rental and travel from the airport is completely eliminated by utilizing this travel resource. We will for sure continue to use Nordic Visitor and have shared your information and website with many friends and even strangers.

Robert, South Africa

Grand Tour of Scotland, June 2018

Whole experience was a pleasure

I was very impressed with the ease of use and professionalism of Nordic Visitor right from the initial website browsing through online booking, tour confirmation, payment and final documentation. Service from our Travel Consultant (Sarah) was top class and personalized. The guidance given on sites of interest was well researched and fully comprehensive. The whole experience was a pleasure. Well done.

Lois, United States

Complete Scotland, April 2018

"Above and beyond" service

"Very Good" comes short of describing my trip! This was probably my top, most favorite trip every and I travel a lot. The B&Bs and hotels were excellent and I chose the standard. My itinerary was well planned making it so easy to just enjoy everything. The detailed guide book also was a great help in offering suggestions of thing not to miss. My deepest appreciation to Annie not only for planning this outstanding trip, but also her "above and beyond" service dealing with my luggage which the airline had lost.

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