We recommend that all Nordic Visitor travellers read through the following information about what the tour includes, your tour guide, accommodation, and other useful information for your travels.
Please note that this tour is not recommended for families with children under the age of 13. As the legal drinking age is 18, those aged 17 and under will not take part in the whisky tasting or distillery tours.
YOUR TOUR DRIVER-GUIDE
This tour package includes the professional service of an experienced Scottish tour guide, who will drive you around Scotland. Not only will the guide offer their local knowledge and share hidden gems and stories with you, but they will act as the logistical organiser for the group, ensuring that everything is running smoothly and that you’re having a good time during your holiday.
As an expert and a local, your tour guide will be a valuable resource for questions about local customs, language, food and other practical travel information. If you join our guided small group tour, you will get a personal experience for your Scottish adventure. On this tour, there will be one guide who will drive and lead the tour aboard a comfortable, high-quality mini-bus. A new guide will take over upon reaching Fort William for the final leg of the tour.
Our team of local travel experts carefully selects the hotels based on excellent ratings, personal experience and comfort. Generally, in Scotland, whilst room sizes may vary, our room types are based on European standard sizes. Please note that twin rooms, triple and family rooms are not commonly available in Scotland, so please contact us for booking assistance if that is something you would like. Please also be aware that, due to the historic nature of the properties we usually select, most of the rooms are only accessible by going up stairs, as there are often no lifts available. Please contact us if you are not able to walk up stairs.
This tour is by mini-bus and so, to ensure comfortable seating for everyone on our tour, there is a limit to the size and amount of luggage you can bring. Each guest is allowed one large suitcase or bag that can be stored in the back of the van and one smaller item (e.g., a small backpack or day bag) for daily essentials.
The guidance size for the larger luggage is that it cannot exceed 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in and weigh more than 20kg. If you have more luggage, we ask you to please make arrangements to store it while you are on the tour.
FITNESS & ACTIVITY LEVEL
Please note that this tour includes some walking at some of the sightseeing stops. This means you need to be prepared and able to walk between 1-3 kilometres on certain days. You also need to be able to carry your own luggage when boarding the bus each day.
FOOD & DRINK
A daily breakfast is included at your booked hotels for the duration of your stay. You will also enjoy seven dinners with the group, as per the package’s inclusions. They will usually be based on a set dinner menu and be produced using a good variety of local fresh ingredients. Please notify your travel consultant in advance of any dietary restrictions or allergies. Other meals and drinks are not included and will be at your own expense during the trip.
WHAT TO PACK IN SUMMER
A small backpack to store your daily items on the bus
Waterproof jacket and trousers
Sturdy hiking boots
Sunglasses and sunscreen
For more information on what to pack, please visit our Online Travel Guide.
ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE FROM GLASGOW
If you are planning on arriving in Glasgow, you can book a private transfer from Glasgow Airport to your accommodation in Edinburgh to start the journey in a comfortable way. During certain tours, you will have the options to end your trip in Glasgow, rather than Edinburgh, if that is more convenient for you.
All bookings are charged in British Pounds (£, GBP). Prices displayed in other currencies are indicative only and based on the daily exchange rate. Therefore, conversions from GBP to other currencies will fluctuate from day to day.
AFTER BOOKING WITH NORDIC VISITOR
After booking your package with Nordic Visitor, you will be contacted within two business days by one of our travel consultants who will serve as your dedicated contact person for all your travel needs before, during and even after your holiday. Your travel consultant will provide you with details about your booking and your remaining payment (if not paid in full). You will also receive more information about what to expect during your holiday.