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Small groups guaranteed
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About Your Small Group Tour
Discover Scotland with an experienced guide who will lead you across the Highlands, through the rugged isles and along the breathtaking coastlines. Our guided tours will help you create lasting memories of Scotland that you’ll treasure for years to come.
When you book a Nordic Visitor guided small group tour, you can expect:
• An authentic travel experience operated by a trusted local company
• A dedicated travel consultant who´ll arrange your tour
• An expert local guide to drive and escort you on your tour
• A maximum of 15 people in a comfortable bus
• Handpicked accommodation for a peaceful stay
• 24/7 phone support during your adventure for peace of mind
Nordic Visitor has made it as easy as possible to plan your small group tour. Start your journey by following these simple steps:
1. Pick your favourite Nordic Visitor tour
2. Confirm your package
3. Check your confirmation email
4. Book your flights
5. Get ready for your trip
Why Choose Nordic Visitor
Trusted local travel experts
Established in 2002, Nordic Visitor creates unforgettable travel experiences across the Nordic regions. Our consultants test all our packages, including important areas like accommodation quality. Their in-depth local knowledge of all aspects of your itinerary mean you’ll take home unforgettable memories.
Our dedicated teams deliver excellent service quality, and this is reflected year after year when TripAdvisor awards us with their Certificate of Excellence. We also take great pride in our customer feedback: 97% of our travelers say they would recommend us to friends and family.
We plan your trip for you before you arrive, meaning all the practicalities are looked after. You will have accommodation booked, entrance fees arranged, and most meals paid for. As well as this, we quality check every guide and tour, meaning we know you will have a great time.
There’s nothing like a good sleep after a day of exploration, so one of our top priorities is providing the perfect home-from-home where you can recharge your batteries. We carry out regular inspections on hotels and guesthouses for all our tours. Rest easy knowing your accommodation is high quality.
We’ve been managing online transactions since 2002, so we know how to keep your money safe. And when you find your tour, you can secure your booking for just 20% deposit. If you prefer to pay upfront instead, you’re covered by our cancellation insurance, which protects your money in the event of the unexpected.
Small groups guaranteed
Our guided tours have guaranteed departures and a 15 people maximum. This means guests have a more personal experience and can interact and learn from the expert guide without feeling hurried to the next destination.
Our Escorted Tour Reviews
Here’s what our happy guests have to say about their guided small group tour experience.
Tour director Brian Collie was amazing! He made the trip fun & educational. Brian provided us daily bonus... read more
Tour director Brian Collie was amazing! He made the trip fun & educational.
Brian provided us daily bonus stops in addition to the planned itinerary. I loved that we didn't hit all the usual crowded tourists stops!
We just returned last night from our trip to Scotland and I wanted to let you know what a great trip we had with... read more
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.
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Your Guided Tour Highlights
Our escorted tours will give you unforgettable memories of the wonders of Scotland. Let us lead the way, all you need to do is join us and you could…
- Experience the striking natural beauty and rolling hills of the Highlands
- Walk up the lively Royal Mile and visit the famous Edinburgh Castle
- Stroll along the pebbled shores of the bewitching Loch Ness and Loch Lomond
- Taste freshly caught Scottish seafood on the stunning Isle of Skye
- Visit world-famous whisky distilleries on our escorted tour and sample a variety of drams
- Explore the historical town of St. Andrews and see its mysterious castle and cathedral ruins
- Spot local wildlife in the vast lands of the Cairngorms National Park
- Immerse yourself in the history of Scotland and see the famous Eilean Donan Castle, featured in Outlander
- Enjoy the best Scottish hospitality has to offer in unique inns and boutique hotels
Advice for escorted tours
Prepare for your Scottish adventure by reading our handy travel guides.
Frequently Asked Questions
About Small Group Tours
We’ve collected the most commonly asked questions and queries about our escorted tours just in case you want to know more. If you’re looking for in-depth information about the climate or what to pack, then please read our Travel Guide or see our general FAQs for information on the booking process, payments and more.
A small group tour is where you travel with a group of fellow explorers and a knowledgeable local guide, who’ll lead you on your Scottish adventure. We keep our group tours at 15 people maximum because we want you to enjoy a personal experience where you can get to know your guide and learn all you can.
You can extend your vacation by a day or more at either end of the journey. This means you’ll have more time to explore historical Edinburgh. If you want to add extra days but didn’t when booking, contact your travel consultant as soon as possible to rectify this.
We advise that you first search for estimates for flights times and prices, then book your package online to secure it. Once your tour is confirmed by email, purchase your flights. If you have missed out on flights, please get in touch with us to change the dates of your tour.
We want you to come back after a day of exploring to a comfortable room and even more comfortable bed. This is why we regularly check all of the hotels, inns and B&Bs in our packages.
As well as this, our accommodation providers are often flexible and can offer twin rooms if requested. Just let your travel consultant know your preference and they’ll be sure to organise what you need. As for triple rooms, the hotels we choose do not offer these for comfort reasons.
We welcome children aged 13 or more on our guided tours, but please be aware that these packages feature trips to distilleries and other activities focused on grown-ups. If you are travelling with kids, we would recommend considering self-drive tours instead, as these offer more flexibility, especially for younger families.
Please also consider that triple rooms are not available from our accommodation providers. Contact us if you have any queries about travelling with children.
Travellers can bring one medium piece of luggage per person. In between hotels, luggage is stored on the bus with guests, who are responsible for taking it to their rooms and then back on to the bus for the next day’s travel. However, should you need assistance, you can ask your guide or hotel staff for help.
We’d advise bringing a small rucksack or backpack for essentials like cameras, extra clothes and wallets. Figuring out what to bring, especially during different seasons, can be a challenge. Luckily you can refer to our handy packing guide or ask your travel consultant.
Each of our buses are specially chosen so that our customers are comfortable and can relax. We don’t offer tours on buses over three years old and although our vehicles seat 19 people comfortably, we allow a maximum of 15 guests onboard to ensure there’s plenty of space for everyone.
The standing height and seating room for most of our tour buses is just above 6’4” (193 cm), meaning that even our taller guests won’t have to crouch to enter, or squeeze to sit. There are also lots of stops along the way for comfort breaks, where you can stretch your legs and get some fresh air.
Choosing to travel with a tour group is up to personal preference, but it is immensely rewarding. You meet fellow explorers, and there’s always company which many of our solo guests enjoy. However, if you prefer to either travel alone, or wish to travel with only your friends and family, why not consider our self-drive tours or private tours.
A local tour guide makes your adventure that much more special! They know the hidden gems of the Highlands, can tell you tales of Scottish castles and have so much interesting knowledge to impart.
The guides we choose are experts who will take you to places that are not part of the typical tourist routes, meaning you’ll see and experience more than the average traveller. They will help you make lasting memories of all of the attractions you see and villages you visit.
Tipping your tour guide is completely up to you. Our driver guides are paid a service charge as standard, so it is at your discretion. However, we’re sure that should you want to show your thanks with a tip, your guide will appreciate it.
Want to learn more about our guided small group tours? Or do you want to add a day in Edinburgh? We’re always here to help, so please get in touch.
Our main phone number is
+354 578 20 80
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