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Three Sisters at Glen Coe

Edinburgh Complete - Loch Ness, Highlands & Glasgow

(7 days / 6 nights)

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Explore Scotland from your base in Edinburgh

Get the best of both worlds with an independent multi-day tour of Scotland. This week-long trip allows you to explore on your own as well as take part in guided tours with expert, local guides. Walk the historic streets of Edinburgh, the lively capital city, go on a tour of the famous Scottish Highlands, visit the home of golf in St Andrews, and take in the buzz of Glasgow. Scotland awaits!

Looking for the winter version of this tour?

7 days / 6 nights

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Approx 1393 GBP

— Why book with Nordic Visitor

  • Seamless travel experience
  • Comprehensive itinerary & travel guide
  • Quality & value for your money
  • 24/7 helpline during your tour
  • Service from local travel experts in Scotland
  • Great customer reviews
  • Carbon offsetting included

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— Book With Confidence

  • Optional cancellation insurance
  • Affordable deposits from 10%

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Tour Highlights

  • Explore Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital, at your leisure
  • Experience the natural scenery of the Scottish Highlands
  • Marvel at the breathtaking views of Glen Coe
  • See the home of golf and Scotland’s oldest university in St Andrews
  • Photograph Rannoch Moor's vast wilderness
  • Skip the line at the impressive Edinburgh Castle
  • Enjoy a guided tour through Edinburgh’s Old Town and Royal Mile
  • Wander and shop in Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city
  • Look out for a certain sea monster at the famous Loch Ness
  • Hassle-free travel experience with day tours included

Travel style

Multi-Day Tours i


Castles and Royalty i, City Break i, Classic i, Countryside and natural scenery i, Culture and History i, Highlands i


Apr - Oct




Castles and Royalty i, City Break i, Classic i, Countryside and natural scenery i, Culture and History i, Highlands i


A day-by-day plan to guide your journey.

  • Day 1: Welcome to Scotland

    When you arrive in Scotland, make your way into Edinburgh city centre where your hotel will be located. Many travellers opt to take a taxi or use public transport, but for a more direct and comfortable ride, we will be happy to organise a private airport transfer for you.

    For those arriving early in the day, we recommend spending the afternoon walking through the city, especially in the New Town. Walk along grand Georgian streets, lined with shops and restaurants, or stroll through the Princes Street Gardens sitting right below the iconic Edinburgh Castle.

    Tonight you can enjoy dinner at one of Edinburgh’s many gourmet restaurants and spend the evening at your leisure.

    Spend the night in Edinburgh.

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  • Day 2: Secrets of the Royal Mile & Edinburgh Castle

    You have the morning to spend at your leisure to enjoy the city. You could visit some of Edinburgh’s many museums, such as the Scottish National Gallery. 

    This afternoon, you’ll join a guided group walk of Edinburgh’s Old Town to immerse yourself in the history of Scotland’s capital. You’ll learn all about the royals, artists and everyday folks who have called Edinburgh home throughout the centuries. Afterwards, you’ll skip the line at Edinburgh Castle to explore this iconic landmark.

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  • Day 3: Loch Ness, Glen Coe & the Highlands

    Today you’ll join a day trip into the Highlands to immerse yourself in the beauty of Scotland’s nature and storied past. Board a minibus along with a small group of fellow travellers and a local guide who will share their insight with you. 

    You’re in for a packed day of discoveries, photos and incredible sights. The tour will pass by the famous Loch Ness, where you'll go on a scenic cruise, the impressive Glen Coe and the sweeping Rannoch Moor.

    Along the way, you’ll get to admire the peaks of the Cairngorms National Park, the enchanting forest of Highland Perthshire and more.

    This day trip is around 12 hours long, starting at 8 AM and coming back to Edinburgh at 8 PM. You can also decide to switch to a shorter tour into the West Highlands in the optional extras (free of charge). 

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  • Day 4: Enjoy Edinburgh at your leisure

    You have a free day to do as you please in Edinburgh. Enjoy more  of the city, its attractions and sights. Walk up Calton Hill or Arthur’s Seat to get a panoramic view over the city. Or you could book an optional tour. Visit the Royal Britannia ship, try a whisky experience or head out of town on an Outlander-themed excursion. 

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  • Day 5: St Andrews & The Fishing Villages of Fife

    On today’s guided tour, you’ll get the chance to see Scotland’s coastal scenery and quaint fishing villages. Your small group will leave Edinburgh behind crossing the Firth of Forth to reach the Kingdom of Fife. Here you can admire the fishing legacy and small villages that dot the rugged coastline. 

    First stop is Anstruther, famous for its harbour and fish and chips. Then, you’ll get the chance to explore St Andrews, a town at the heart of Scotland’s history. It boasts the title of “home of golf” with its many links and it’s where you’ll find Scotland’s oldest university dating back to the 1400s. Later, the tour will take you back to Edinburgh via Falkland, a beautiful market town featured in Outlander. Here you could decide to visit the royal palace.

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  • Day 6: The Charms of Glasgow

    You have another free day today, during which we recommend going on a day trip to see the country’s largest city, Glasgow. (You can also choose to end your trip in Glasgow in the optional activities below.) Catch the train to explore the musical and industrial heart of Scotland. You can wander along the shopping street Buchanan, visit the West End with its tree-lined avenues and interactive museums, see the Botanic Gardens in bloom, or follow the mural trail to catch some street art.

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  • Day 7: Departure from Scotland

    Now it’s time to say goodbye to Edinburgh. We recommend taking the Airlink bus or a taxi directly from your hotel to reach the airport. If you would like to add any additional nights to your trip or to arrange a private transfer, you can do so during the booking process. If your flight is in the afternoon, you may have time for some last-minute shopping, to visit one of Edinburgh’s museums, or take one last stroll through the charming city centre.

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Optional extras

Customise your adventure with these Optional Extras.

We recommend adding your extra activities to the tour now for the best booking experience and to secure your spot, as activities are likely to sell out.


Here’s a map of your travel route, to help put things in perspective.


Sleep soundly, in the accommodation type of your choice, and wake up ready to enjoy another day of exploration.

Comfort Plus

In this category, you can expect standard rooms in good quality 3-star guesthouses or country hotels.



In this category, you can expect standard rooms in 4-star hotels or boutique guesthouses.


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Approx 1393 GBP

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Tour Information

We recommend that you read through the following useful information about travelling in Scotland, what the tour includes, accommodation, and more.

All accommodations and planned activities (as specified in the itinerary) will be pre-booked by Nordic Visitor. This is a self-guided tour, with no dedicated tour guide for the duration of your stay. For each planned activity, you can expect a different tour operator and guide. You will have free time between activities. Nordic Visitor works with a small group of handpicked suppliers that are highly rated and deliver excellent service that meet our high standards.

On your day trips, to the Highlands and to Fife, you’ll have the chance to see much of Scotland’s top highlights. That said, it’s good to note that entrances are not included on this tour. The cruise on Loch Ness is included but for other attractions, entrance fees will be at your own expense.

You will also be responsible for bringing water and snacks on the tour, and for buying lunch during the day (there will be time to buy lunch on the trip).

Please note that transfers are not included between your hotel and tour meeting locations. Edinburgh is a very walkable city, but you could also take a city bus or book a taxi.

If you wish to visit Glasgow on day 6, we recommend catching the train (not included in the tour). Or you could book a private transfer in the optional extras during the booking process.

Travellers can add on selected optional activities when booking online. You can also choose to upgrade part of your itinerary depending on your needs and interests, such as switching to a privately guided tour from a standard guided tour. It is also possible to add extra nights to extend your stay.

Just get in touch with us if you can’t find what you have in mind in the booking process. We’ll do our best to customize your package, subject to availability.

Scotland is beautiful all year long, but we want travellers to be aware that the summer is the high travelling season, with July and August being the peak months. For that reason, many of the highlights, such as Edinburgh and the Isle of Skye, will be extremely popular and offer limited availability, for attractions, accommodations, restaurants and tours alike.

For a more relaxing experience, we recommend booking well in advance or arriving during the shoulder season, from April to June or September and October. However, if you wish to travel in July or August, we will endeavour to make this a great adventure.

Our team of local travel experts carefully selects hotels, B&Bs, and guesthouses around the country 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.

If you are planning on arriving in Glasgow, you could book a private transfer from Glasgow Airport to your accommodation in Edinburgh to start your journey in a comfortable way. During certain tours, you will have the options to end your trip in Glasgow, rather than Edinburgh, as well if that is more convenient for you.

Please note that sightseeing and tours are dependent on weather and road conditions and might need to be altered if conditions are not favourable. If something unexpected occurs, you can call our 24-hour helpline to speak directly with our local Nordic Visitor staff.

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 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.

Nordic Visitor is working on offsetting the estimated carbon footprint of your package. We’ve partnered with an environmental fund in Iceland to carbon offset all our tours. Carbon offsetting your international flights is not included, but we highly recommend you look into possibilities with your airline or directly through a local environment fund.

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