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Enjoy the convenience of having the best excursions and accommodation all arranged for you by a local expert. Pick your ideal Scotland multi-day tour and you could savour a whisky tasting experience, take a day trip to the Highlands, or even celebrate Christmas or Hogmanay in Edinburgh.


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Christmas in Scotland

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A Scottish Christmas to Remember

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Best of Edinburgh - Loch Ness & Highlands

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Taste of Scotland - Castles & Highlands

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Explore Edinburgh

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Explore Edinburgh

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Edinburgh Complete - Loch Ness, Highlands & Glasgow

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Edinburgh Complete - Loch Ness, Highlands & Glasgow

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Best of Edinburgh - Loch Ness & Highlands - Winter

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Taste of Scotland - Castles & Highlands - Winter

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Taste of Scotland - Castles & Highlands - Winter

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Edinburgh Complete - Loch Ness, Highlands & Glasgow - Winter

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Edinburgh Complete - Loch Ness, Highlands & Glasgow - Winter

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Explore Edinburgh - Winter

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About Your Scotland Tour Package

From your base in Edinburgh, you’ll blend time exploring the charms of the capital with guided excursions to must-see places, like Scotland’s beautiful Highlands. And with knowledgeable guides leading the way, you’ll soon be captivated by the country’s dramatic history and landscapes. 

When you book a multi-day tour of Scotland with Nordic Visitor, you can expect:

• An authentic travel experience operated by a trusted local company
• A dedicated travel consultant who will arrange your entire tour
Expert local guides to escort you on included excursions
Handpicked accommodation for a relaxing stay
24/7 phone support during your trip for peace of mind

Nordic Visitor has made it easy to plan your trip to Scotland. Begin 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

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Secure your trip your way with Nordic Visitor. Book a tour with as little as 10% deposit. With a 20% deposit or more, you will receive our cancellation insurance free of charge. You can also pay the full price right away to guarantee today’s exchange rate. Terms & conditions apply.

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Trusted local travel experts

Since Nordic Visitor was established in 2002, crafting unforgettable travel experiences in Northern Europe has been at the heart of what we do. Our Edinburgh-based travel consultants are eager to share their insider knowledge with you. They’ll advise you on the best places to visit and top things to do.

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Customisable tour options

Your Scottish travel wish list is unique to you. So while some activities are included in your package, you can add optional extras if you like. These include whisky tastings and Outlander day tours. And for a seamless travel experience, you could add airport transfers to your itinerary.

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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.

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You can relax during your multi-day tour, safe in the knowledge that there’s a travel expert available 24/7 to assist you. So should anything unforeseen crop up, get in touch and we’ll minimise any disruption to your trip. This includes rebooking your accommodation and activities, if needed.

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Full financial protection

With Nordic Visitor, you have peace of mind knowing your holiday arrangements with us are 100% financially protected. Your payments are safeguarded as we comply with European Union laws on Package Travel regulations. This guarantees you a refund in the unlikely event of insolvency.

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Hassle-free experience

Sit back and let our local travel experts arrange your accommodation and excursions. This means that once you arrive in Edinburgh, all of the details have been taken care of. Plus, our Scotland office is based in Edinburgh, so if you’re looking for the inside scoop you’ve come to the right place.

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Handpicked hotels

You’ll sleep well in an accommodation that’s been handpicked for its comfort, cleanliness and friendly atmosphere. And you can rest easy knowing that we have recently visited your hotel to ensure it meets our high standards. You’ll also be staying somewhere that’s conveniently located for exploring.

Reviews of our Scotland Tours

Read these reviews to find out what previous guests loved most about their visit to Scotland.

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NadineUnited States

We thought the daily itinerary was very well planned - several stops that were never more than 45 minutes from one... read more

We thought the daily itinerary was very well planned - several stops that were never more than 45 minutes from one another and never too overly ambitious. The recommendations for places to stop for refreshments were also very good. The itinerary also distinguished between the 'must see' and the 'if you have time'. It was obvious that the itineray was prepared by someone who was extremely familiar with the sites. We enjoyed the trip immensely. It was better than we hoped it would be.

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David

All accommodations were excellent with very friendly hosts. Car rental pickup was very quick and easy and car was... read more

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.

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Scotland Multi-Day Trip Highlights

Discover breathtaking landscapes, learn about the tradition of whisky distilling, visit Outlander locations, and uncover the stories behind Scotland’s clans and castles. Pick your favourite tour and soon you could…

  • Listen to tales about Edinburgh Castle’s turbulent past on a tour of this impressive stronghold
  • Dive into the Royal Mile’s fascinating history on a guided trip through the capital’s Old Town
  • Celebrate New Year’s Day with afternoon tea served aboard a luxurious yacht moored in the capital
  • Visit Edinburgh in winter to wander its Christmas markets and attend an elegant Hogmanay ball
  • Embark on a journey to the stunning West Highlands to marvel at Glen Coe, Loch Lomond and beyond
  • Venture to Perthshire's Hermitage, home to ancient pines, idyllic forest trails and a tumbling waterfall
  • Soak up the beauty of iconic Loch Ness, where you can hunt for Nessie and admire Urquhart Castle
  • Head to Fife where golden beaches, the charming town of St Andrews and pretty fishing villages await
  • Enjoy a “dram” (glass) of whisky when you tour a Highland distillery or visit the Scotch Whisky Experience

Frequently Asked Questions About
Scotland Multi-day Tours

You may want to know more before you begin planning your dream trip to Scotland. So to assist you, we’ve compiled this list of the most frequently asked questions about visiting Scotland. For even more information, read this handy Scotland Travel Guide.

It’s also good to know that when you choose Nordic Visitor, you can Book With Confidence, safe in the knowledge that your payments are protected. To find out about our booking process, payments and more, please read our FAQs and booking terms.

A multi-day trip in Scotland is a short break with your accommodation and activities all included. You also get daily breakfast and some attraction entrance tickets included as part of your package. 

If you book with Nordic Visitor, a dedicated travel consultant will make all of the arrangements on your behalf. This leaves you free to enjoy a seamless travel experience.

Multi-day tours from Edinburgh are perfect if you’d like to combine learning from a local guide on handpicked excursions with time to explore independently.

Edinburgh is brimming with exciting things to see and do, so you’re sure to find plenty to entice you in the buzzing capital. In fact, there’s too much for you to do in just one day. For instance, you could visit a variety of museums, art galleries, historic landmarks, restaurants and theatres.

If you can, we recommend spending a few days here. That way you’ll be able to enjoy more of these popular things to do in Edinburgh:

Absolutely! In fact, your multi-day package may include one or more excursions to the Scottish Highlands or into the countryside around Edinburgh. On these small group tours, you’ll head out of Edinburgh in a comfortable minibus to explore Scotland.

So sit back, relax and let your guide do the driving while you soak up the stunning scenery and visit some of the country’s top spots. You’ll wind your way through the picturesque landscape, explore delightful towns and villages, and perhaps even visit some whisky distilleries.

Although you can reach plenty of beautiful places on day trips from Edinburgh, there’s still much more left for you to discover further afield. For example, you could head to the Isle of Skye, Fort William or the Cairngorms National Park.

If your trip doesn’t already include an outing to the Highlands, you can ask your local travel expert about customising your itinerary. Or to explore the country in greater depth, we’d recommend a Scottish self-drive tour, small group trip, or privately guided package.

Most of the best day trips from Edinburgh will take you north to the Scottish Highlands or to the coastline. Below are just some of the top locations you can visit on a guided excursion from Edinburgh.

Highland Perthshire
If you’d like to pack a lot into one day, but don’t want to spend all of your time travelling, then we recommend heading to Perthshire. This region is around 1 hour north of Edinburgh and perfectly captures the charm of the Highlands.

Soon you could be exploring the Victorian spa town of Pitlochry, the 18th-century village of Dunkeld and towering pine forests at the Hermitage. While you’re in Perthshire, you could tour Dewar’s Aberfeldy Whisky Distillery, making sure to sample a dram ("glass") or two during your visit.

West Highlands
Or choose the West Highlands if it’s rugged scenery you’re after. Here deep lochs, craggy peaks and dramatic valleys are waiting for you.

In fact, the landscapes of Glen Coe and Loch Ness form the ultimate scenic backdrop as your guide shares the region’s history with you. You’ll also discover some of the country’s most well-known castles along the way.

St Andrews and Fife
Venture northeast from Edinburgh and you’ll come to the Kingdom of Fife. This area of Scotland is renowned for its picturesque coastline dotted with fishing villages.

Fife is also home to the town of St Andrews, famous because Scotland’s oldest university (established in 1413) is found here. And if you’re a fan of golf, you’ll have heard of the town’s “Old Course”, which is perhaps the most iconic in the world.

Or if you’d like to go beyond what you can see in a day, why not explore the country on a themed itinerary? For instance, you could opt for one of these Scotland whisky tours, Outlander travel packages or castle trips.

Around 3 to 4 days should be enough time for soaking up the sights and enjoying the top-notch foodie scene in Edinburgh. That said, you’ll be able to see and do even more on your Scottish city break if you’re able to extend your stay to around 1 week.

This will let you take an even deeper dive into the city’s top attractions. And it’ll give you time to explore the beautiful countryside surrounding the city or to take day trips into the Scottish Highlands. You can add extra nights to your trip when you book online or by speaking to your dedicated travel consultant.

No matter how long you’re planning to stay, the city's UNESCO-listed medieval Old Town and 18th-century New Town are must-visit spots.

In the Old Town, surrounding Edinburgh Castle, you’ll find the cobbled streets of Grassmarket lined with cosy cafés, independent shops and traditional pubs. Meanwhile, the New Town is home to Georgian townhouses, leafy avenues, Princes Street (a popular shopping area) and a number of trendy restaurants and bars.

With 3-4 days you’ll have time to delve further into the capital’s culture as you visit its finest museums and art galleries. For example, you could head to the Scottish National Gallery or Holyrood Palace, one of The Crown filming locations. You might even like to take in a show at one of the city’s many theatres.

If you have 5-7 days in Edinburgh, you could get to know the city even better by checking out some lesser-visited spots as well as the popular attractions.

These are just a few more places you could venture to in Edinburgh:

  • • Stockbridge – known for its independent boutiques and stylish cafés
  • • Leith – best for local seafood restaurants located along a thriving waterfront district
  • • Portobello – ideal for blowing the cobwebs away on a beach walk
  • • Royal Botanic Gardens – home to ornate Victorian glasshouses, lily ponds, palm trees and more
  • • Dean Village – perfect for riverside strolls, with its quaint buildings providing a photo-worthy backdrop
     

What’s more, you could add a couple of day trips to your itinerary. This will let you make the most of your time in the capital city, and give you the opportunity to explore Scotland’s gorgeous lochs, valleys and countryside towns.

You might also like to check out the Scottish Borders or head south to England to visit Alnwick Castle (a filming location for the popular TV series Downtown Abbey).

Or, if you’d prefer something a little closer, why not take advantage of frequent public transport links to Stirling? From here, you can explore Scotland’s storied past at Stirling Castle – undoubtedly one of the best castles in Scotland.

Deciding when to travel to Scotland depends on where you’d like to go and what you want to do on your trip. And it’s worth bearing in mind that the Scottish weather is changeable, so you can’t always rely on a clear forecast.

That said, Scotland is a great place to visit year-round because its temperate climate means you’ll rarely experience extremes of either hot or cold.

If you’d like to explore on a Scottish summer tour, you’ll need to visit between April and September. At this time of year, you can make the most of mild temperatures and see the country’s natural landscapes at their most vibrant. Think lush forests, wildflower meadows and valleys carpeted with purple blooming heather.

Or for a different travel experience, check out these Scotland winter travel packages. The winter months – November to March – are ideal for enjoying crisp mornings, admiring frosted landscapes, and soaking up the festive atmosphere. Plus, if you venture to the Highlands you could glimpse snow-dusted mountains.

If you’re looking for an unforgettable way to celebrate the festive season, then opt for our exclusive New Year multi-day trip. It’s packed with special events, guided excursions, and opportunities to sample the delicious local cuisine. Or arrive a little earlier and you could celebrate Christmas in Scotland.

In December and early January, Edinburgh is draped in festive lights and dotted with bustling Christmas markets. And on the run-up to NYE, you’ll find the city is bursting with anticipation for its world-famous Hogmanay party.

Read these handy blogs to find out more about the best time to visit Scotland and which season appeals to you the most:

For the Scots, Hogmanay (or New Year’s Eve) is one of the most celebrated dates in the calendar. So if you’re visiting Scotland in late December, you’ll want to join in with the local festivities.

Choose our New Year multi-day tour and you can celebrate by dancing the night away in opulent surroundings at a Hogmanay ball in Edinburgh. The dress code? Think ballgowns and black tie.

On NYE the capital also plays host to the country’s biggest Hogmanay street party. On 30 December, you can follow a torchlight procession down the Royal Mile, complete with pipers and drummers.

Then on New Year’s Eve itself, join locals and visitors alike to watch the city’s castle lit up by a spectacular firework display. Round the night off with a chorus of the iconic anthem Auld Lang Syne, in the country where it originated.

Make sure to check out this guide to celebrating Hogmanay in Scotland

Yes, it’s best to book any day tours in Scotland well in advance of your trip. This way you won’t miss out if your preferred activities are fully booked once you arrive.

If you’ve chosen a Nordic Visitor city break with excursions included, your dedicated travel consultant will make all of your trip arrangements. So you can relax and enjoy a smooth travel experience knowing that bookings for your day tours, excursions and accommodation are taken care of.

Of course, you can tailor your trip by choosing from a range of handpicked optional extras.

For example, you could enjoy a whisky tasting experience, have afternoon tea at Edinburgh Castle, or take a ghostly tour of Edinburgh’s city vaults. Or if you have more time, why not add another day trip to your itinerary, such as a Harry Potter or Outlander-themed tour?

You might also like to streamline your travel arrangements by asking your dedicated travel consultant to arrange airport transfers for you.

If you have something specific in mind, don’t hesitate to mention it to your travel expert. They’ll use their insider knowledge to answer your questions and make your trip to Scotland extra special.

Yes, you can select the start date that suits you from a range of seasonal Scottish itineraries.

To travel in spring, summer or autumn, choose a multi-day tour with arrival dates between April and October. On the other hand, if you’d like to visit during the winter months, pick a departure from November to March.

It’s worth noting that our New Year and Christmas multi-day trips are the exceptions. These packages have exclusive departure dates, so make sure you book well in advance as spaces on these special festive itineraries are limited.

We recommend checking flight availability before booking your trip. That said, it’s best to wait until after your travel consultant has confirmed your itinerary to purchase your flights.

Once your tour arrangements are finalised, you can go ahead and make your travel plans for getting to and from Scotland.

The Scottish weather is known for being changeable, so you’ll need to be prepared for both dry and wet weather no matter when you’re travelling.

Here are some ideas on what to pack for your time spent sightseeing in the city: 

  • • Layers for warm or cool weather
  • • Weatherproof jacket
  • • Casual shoes
  • • Smart clothing and shoes for dining out
  • • Daybag for carrying your valuables
  • • Umbrella
  • • UK plug adapter
 

Many of these breaks also include guided day tours into the Scottish countryside. And it’s worth noting that a short walk is often the best way to make the most of some stops. In this case, we recommend adding these items to your suitcase:

  • • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • • Warm, insulated jacket
  • • Comfortable walking shoes
  • • Cosy hat, scarf and gloves for a winter visit
  • • Small rucksack for carrying daily essentials
  • • Reusable water bottle
 

To make sure you get the photographs to go with your memories, you can also bring:

  • • Camera
  • • Waterproof camera bag
  • • Charging cable and spare batteries
  • • Travel tripod
 

Plus, don’t forget to pack formal evening-wear if you’ll be attending the New Year’s Eve ball in Edinburgh. For more information and tips on what to bring to Scotland depending on the season, make sure to read this handy Scotland packing guide.

 

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