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Private Tours of Scotland

Experience breathtaking panoramas on your private tour of Scotland, where each leg of the journey is tailored to your travel wishes. Your personal guide will accompany you through the verdant highlands and rugged coastlines, and help you make unforgettable memories.

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Scotland
Privately Guided
8 days / 7 nights
Apr - Oct

Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye - Private

3678GBP

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8 days / 7 nights
Apr - Oct

Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye - Private

3678GBP

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Scotland
Privately Guided
5 days / 4 nights
Mar - Oct

Speyside Whisky Journey

1878GBP

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5 days / 4 nights
Mar - Oct

Speyside Whisky Journey

1878GBP

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Scotland
Privately Guided
6 days / 5 nights
Mar - Oct

Islay Whisky Journey

2523GBP

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6 days / 5 nights
Mar - Oct

Islay Whisky Journey

2523GBP

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Scotland
Privately Guided
7 days / 6 nights
Mar - Oct

Scottish Whisky Journey

From Heather to Peat

3085GBP

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7 days / 6 nights
Mar - Oct

Scottish Whisky Journey

3085GBP

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Scotland
Privately Guided
6 days / 5 nights
Apr - Oct

Express Scotland - Private

2600GBP

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6 days / 5 nights
Apr - Oct

Express Scotland - Private

2600GBP

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Scotland
Privately Guided
4 days / 3 nights
Apr - Oct

Scottish Lochs & Castles with a Local

1372GBP

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4 days / 3 nights
Apr - Oct

Scottish Lochs & Castles with a Local

1372GBP

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Scotland
Privately Guided
6 days / 5 nights
Apr - Oct

Isle of Skye Exclusive

2244GBP

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6 days / 5 nights
Apr - Oct

Isle of Skye Exclusive

2244GBP

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Scotland
Privately Guided
5 days / 4 nights
Apr - Oct

The Outlander Adventure

2011GBP

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5 days / 4 nights
Apr - Oct

The Outlander Adventure

2011GBP

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Scotland
Privately Guided
7 days / 6 nights
Apr – Oct

Outlander Experience

2702GBP

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7 days / 6 nights
Apr – Oct

Outlander Experience

2702GBP

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Scotland
Privately Guided
7 days / 6 nights
Apr - Oct

Scottish Highlands - Private

3088GBP

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7 days / 6 nights
Apr - Oct

Scottish Highlands - Private

3088GBP

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Scotland
Privately Guided
5 days / 4 nights
Apr - Oct

Scottish Highlands Express - Private

1988GBP

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5 days / 4 nights
Apr - Oct

Scottish Highlands Express - Private

1988GBP

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Scotland
Privately Guided
5 days / 4 nights
Nov - Mar

Scottish Highlands Express Winter - Private

1915GBP

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5 days / 4 nights
Nov - Mar

Scottish Highlands Express Winter - Private

1915GBP

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Scotland
Privately Guided
8 days / 7 nights
Nov - Mar

Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye Winter - Private

3551GBP

Eur

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8 days / 7 nights
Nov - Mar

Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye Winter - Private

3551GBP

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About Your Private Escorted Tour

Immerse yourself in Scottish culture with a local guide on hand to share the country's secrets. On your private escorted tour, you'll see and learn about the history of each attraction and explore to your heart’s content. Travel your tailor-made route in a comfortable vehicle which your guide will expertly drive while pointing out fun facts and stories, leaving you to sit back and look forward to the next destination.

When you book a private guided tour with Nordic Visitor, you can expect:

• An authentic travel experience operated by a trusted local company
• A dedicated travel consultant who will arrange your tour
• An expert local guide to escort you and offer unique insights
• A comfortable journey on a spacious premium-standard vehicle
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 book a private tour. Start your journey by following these simple steps:

1. Pick a tour or ask a consultant for help
2. Confirm (or customise) 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

Nordic Visitor is a leading travel agency with Edinburgh based travel experts. Our consultants have in-depth knowledge of every must-see attraction, ensuring every package is of great quality and value. We pride ourselves on our excellent one-to-one service strive to deliver a first-class experience.

Great reviews

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.

Hassle-free experience

Every aspect of your trip is arranged before you arrive, including a private airport transfer, comprehensive itinerary, transportation and a dedicated private guide. You will have your own personal travel consultant from start to finish which will save on time and effort, as we organise all the practicalities.

Personalised Tours

Our privately guided tours can be tailored to your needs and interests. Decide with your personal guide which areas to stay longer in, and the attractions you want to focus on. We can add extra nights at the beginning or end of the trip, and you can choose optional activities to make the most of your trip.

You are in good hands

Trust us to provide a hassle-free vacation where peace of mind is standard. If there is an unexpected event or severe weather, we will work with your guide to modify your itinerary while keeping you safe and informed.

Secure payments

Established and award-winning, Nordic Visitor has been managing online transactions since 2002 and has a tried and trusted payment system. All you need is an initial deposit of 20% and you can rest assured your preferred dates are secured.

Scotland Privately Guided Tours Reviews

Read what our customers have to say about our privately guided tours.

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StephanieUnited States

We had a wonderful time on our private tour with Brian. He is an exceptional guide. He shared an extensive knowledge... read more

We had a wonderful time on our private tour with Brian. He is an exceptional guide. He shared an extensive knowledge of Scotland, and made the country come alive. We saw more with him than we would have on our own, and we felt that he catered the tour to make sure that we saw what we wanted to see. We couldn't have been more pleased! The folks with Nordic were exceptional over all, and we look forward to booking another tour with your company in the future.

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LouiseCanada

We thoroughly appreciated and enjoyed our guide's knowledge and expertise. Brian was extremely informative,... read more

We thoroughly appreciated and enjoyed our guide's knowledge and expertise. Brian was extremely informative, patient, and entertaining. He was very considerate of the fact that we were 2 active but older women. He was also very kind to other travellers who realized he was a guide and would stop him to ask advice. Although this was to be my only trip to Scotland, thanks to his influence and fascinating instruction on the Highlands and Highlanders, I know I need to see more. I would let Nordic Visitor give more advice on the tour must sees. We met with the Edinburgh office staff - Maria, Anna, and Kris - after our tour was done, again Brian going above and beyond to bring us to meet them, days after our tour was over. I cannot say enough good things about all the help they gave us.

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Your Escorted Tour Highlights

You’re about to start your Scottish adventure through the highlands with your personal guide by your side. Imagine all of the amazing views and attractions you’ll experience. Here are just a few of them…

Frequently Asked Questions
About Privately Guided Tours

You may have questions about your upcoming Scottish tour, so we thought we would answer the most frequently asked ones for your convenience. Whether you want to customise your itinerary or are interested in extending your stay, keep reading for more information. If you want to learn about Scotland as a destination, then check out our Scotland Travel Guide. And if you want more information about booking and payment, then read our FAQs.

On a private tour, you are escorted on your journey by an experienced local guide who will share their insider knowledge. Each day you will be driven to attractions, quaint villages and areas of interest and your guide will tell you all they know and answer your questions. We work closely with our guides and each is carefully chosen to ensure our guests have a fantastic time.

If you’re more interested in doing the driving, we offer self drive Scottish tours where you lead the way with the help of our handy personalised maps and itineraries. We also have small group tours, where you get to travel with like-minded people and see the best of the Highlands, coasts and more.

When you travel on our tours, we want to give you the opportunity to explore Edinburgh for yourself. So when you arrive, you will have the rest of your arrival day to see the city. We’d recommend a walking tour, or maybe even a trip through the historic vaults.

The next day your private tour guide will meet you and take you on your adventure.

Scotland is generally a safe country and according to the GPI, one of the top 45 most peaceful countries in the world. Should any unexpected event occur while you’re visiting Scotland, you can contact us on our 24/7 emergency helpline. If you’re with your private guide, they will ensure you’re kept safe and sound.

Finding the perfect time to visit Scotland depends on what you want to do, and what your interests are. If you love the great outdoors and want a mild climate to travel in, then spring and summer are ideal times to visit. However, if you love festive markets, brisk weather and longer nights, then travel during the autumn and winter.

Read our comprehensive guide on when you should visit Scotland for more information.

Scotland has some of the most diverse landscapes and coasts in the world, as well as many treasured heritage sites. Here’s a list of the best places to see and things to do in Scotland:

Visit the charming coastal town of St Andrews
Try walking tours of Edinburgh Old Town
See the famous Doune Castle
Taste different malts at Deanston distillery or Dalwhinnie distillery
Discover the mysterious Standing Stones of Stenness
 

Learn more about the best seasonal attractions in Scotland by reading our guides to Scotland in the summer and Scotland in the winter.

Scotland is home to around two thousand castles, however many of these are now ancient ruins. The castles that are restored and maintained are ancestral family homes or occasional filming locations for the likes of Outlander and Game of Thrones. Others are active army barracks, hotels and tourist attractions. Why not read our blog on Scotland’s best castles and you can decide which of them you want to visit.

The vehicle you will travel on depends on the size of your party. We cover all group sizes from one to 16, and all of our vehicles are spacious, clean and comfortable.

We accommodate up to seven people for a private tour of any length. However, for parties of seven and above, private tours are limited to a maximum of six days touring with one guide. This is due to minibus tour regulations in the UK.

Yes, you can personalise your trip by extending your stay at either end of your private tour and by adding optional activities like day tours. This means you get to spend more time exploring Edinburgh and its many sights of interest as well as its vibrant culinary scene. Read up on Edinburgh in our travel guide, and to extend your trip, contact your travel consultant.

We recommend that you organise your flights once your package has been booked and confirmed by your dedicated travel consultant. This ensures that your tour is secured, and you have the correct timing information when you book your flights. You can of course check for flight dates and times beforehand. If your flights change, contact your travel consultant to move your tour dates.

The length of the flight to Scotland depends on where you are travelling from and which airline you’re with. Read our list of estimated travel times:

United States or Canada, 7 - 16 hours
Australia, 20 - 25 hours
Asia, 10 - 24 hours
Europe, 2 - 6 hours
UK, London airports, 1 - 2 hours
 

The Scots have many words and phrases for the weather, over 400 of which are used to describe snow. This should give you an indication of the diverse climate of Scotland so when packing for your private guided tour, we’d suggest that you err on the side of caution. Here’s a list of what to pack:

Warm layers
Waterproof trousers and jackets
Sensible footwear
Small rucksack
Hats, scarves, gloves
 

A local tour guide can make your journey through Scotland come alive! They are not just a luxury private chauffeur - they’re privy to the best photography spots, knowledgeable of each attraction and great storytellers of Scottish folklore and history.

Your guide will have a personal connection to the land, and their local knowledge and tour experience will greatly benefit your journey.

Tipping your guide is entirely up to you. While a tip is not expected by your guide, we have no doubt that the gesture would be greatly appreciated.

The northern lights are called 'Mirrie Dancers' in Scotland, and they are a spectacular sight. Unfortunately, viewings in Scotland are rare due to its location. If seeing the aurora borealis is at the top of your travel wish list, then we’d recommend one of our winter packages to Iceland or Norway.

 

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Do you need to know more about our private escorted tours? Perhaps you would like to add an extra day to the end of your stay. We’re here to help, so please contact us.

 

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