Top Vacation Packages in Scotland
Scotland has now lifted travel restrictions! Discover a country full of warm hospitality and jaw-dropping scenery on our most popular Scotland vacation packages. Your personalised tour will have all your attractions, hotels and transportation planned for you, as well as 24/7 support and a dedicated travel consultant for peace of mind.
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About Your Scotland Vacation
Travel to Scotland on these best-selling vacations, and get ready for lively cities, charming harbour towns, and some of the most dramatic scenery you’ll ever see.
When you book a Nordic Visitor tour, you can expect:
• An authentic travel experience operated by a trusted local company
• A dedicated travel consultant who’ll arrange your tour
• 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 start your Scottish adventure. Simply follow these 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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Plan your trip risk-free with Nordic Visitor's cancellation insurance. Add it to your booking to enjoy flexible terms and peace of mind. Purchase it with your package or secure it free of charge by booking a tour with 20% deposit or more. Terms & conditions apply.
Trusted local travel experts
Established in 2002, Nordic Visitor is a fully licensed tour company that creates incredible vacations across Northern Europe. Trust our team of knowledgeable, Edinburgh-based travel experts to craft a stellar Scotland experience.
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.
Value for money
Travel to Scotland with Nordic Visitor, and you’ll benefit from our network of trusted local suppliers. Every hotel you stay in and guide you travel with has already been quality tested by us, so you can explore Scotland with confidence, knowing that all the research has been done for you.
Your getaway is planned by our travel experts before you arrive, and the practicalities are looked after for you. You get a detailed itinerary, pre-booked hotels and attraction passes organised for you, leaving you to experience Scotland without any of the hassle.
Customisable tour options
Our travel specialists use their local knowledge to create your dream itinerary, but if you want to visit a specific area or extend your stay with extra nights, we can change your trip to suit your wish list.
You are in good hands
Unexpected weather or events? No problem. Your dedicated travel consultant will be in touch to rework your itinerary, move accommodation and reorganise sightseeing and activities, all while keeping you safe and informed. We’re never out of reach with our 24/7 emergency helpline to handle any unforeseen situations.
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.
SCOTLAND VACATION REVIEWS
Learn what our wonderful customers thought about their getaway to stunning Scotland.
Having used another tour company for Ireland and England just before this section of our trip I can say with one... read more
Having used another tour company for Ireland and England just before this section of our trip I can say with one hundred percent truth that your information and documents were excellent! When we saw a paper map was included and daily ideas for the itinerary we were so happy. We didn't need electricity or wifi, we could just look at the map! An overall view like that was so much easier to use.
We were thrilled with all of our accommodations. All hosts/hostesses were very friendly and we felt very welcomed.... read more
We were thrilled with all of our accommodations. All hosts/hostesses were very friendly and we felt very welcomed. The rental car service was also very good and thorough. And we felt as though everyone had a good working relationship as the businesses had nothing but great words to say about Nordic Visitor so we felt good that everyone was working together to make our visit a great one!
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Your Scotland Vacation Highlights
Picture the beautiful Scottish Highlands in front of you, ready to be explored, or imagine breathing in the clean sea air as you stroll along white-sand beaches. Choose from our Scotland tours, and you’ll soon…
- Follow Jurassic dinosaur footprints on the Isle of Skye’s rugged An Corran Beach
- Visit the “Home of Golf” and the birthplace of Scotland’s oldest and most prestigious university, St Andrews
- Wander down the pebbled shores of Loch Ness, where you’ll spot native flora and Scottish wildlife
- Walk up the famous cobbled Royal Mile to the stunning Edinburgh Castle atop its extinct volcano
- Explore UNESCO World Heritage sites on the Orkney Islands, like Skara Brae, the site of a Stone Age settlement
- Enjoy live entertainment in Glasgow, Scotland’s “City of Music”, where there are new shows every week
- Spot dolphins playing along the waters of Moray Firth, and keep an eye out for otters, whales and porpoises
- Taste delicious local produce and freshly caught seafood in the Outer Hebrides town of Stornoway
- Hop on a ferry to the whisky paradise, Islay, home to the Laphroaig, Ardbeg and Lagavulin Distilleries
Can’t wait to start your adventure? Why not have a look over our handy travel guides to get ready?
Frequently Asked Questions About Vacations in Scotland
You may have questions about Scotland vacations before you book, or you might want to learn more about Scottish culture and attractions for your visit. To save you time, we’ve collected the most commonly asked queries and answered them below. Check out our travel guide for more trip ideas, and our booking page for more detailed package information.
If you have more questions about tours, don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team.
People speak English and Scots Gaelic in Scotland. For fun Scots phrases and words, have a look at our language guide.
Scotland is a country famous for warm hospitality, exquisite whisky, and the rolling green hills of the Highlands. Scotland is home to some of the most attractive island-studded coastlines in the UK, as well as castles full of history and culture.
Learn more about what Scotland is known for on our experts' blog.
Scotland is a brilliant destination all year round, so there isn’t a “best time to go”. The most popular season to visit is the summer as the weather is milder and the days are longer. However, winter vacations in Scotland mean you could experience Hogmanay (the Scottish New Year’s celebration) and enjoy the festive spirit. Spring and autumn are great times to go as they are quieter months with fewer visitors.
Scotland is renowned for its many picturesque landscapes and stunning coasts, but there are some spots that really stand out. Here are our favourites:
- Dunnottar Castle
- Isle of Skye
- Orkney Islands
- Loch Lomond
- Loch Ness
- Cairngorms National Park
- Moray Firth
Discover more stunning areas in our guide to the best places to visit in Scotland.
Scotland once had over 2,000 castles, but many are now ruins. Today there are approximately 120 castles still standing that you can visit.
Discover the most famous castles in Scotland on our blog.
Yes, Scotland is a safe place to visit and the country has a low crime rate. Locals are famously friendly, so don’t hesitate to ask if you need help with directions.
Have a look at our travel guide for detailed health and safety information.
You don’t need a visa if you're travelling from:
- The USA
- The EU or EEA
You will need a visa if you’re travelling from:
- South Africa
For all other countries, find out if you need a visa by answering a few questions on the United Kingdom’s travel page. All visitors to Scotland and the rest of the UK will need to present a valid passport upon arrival.
We recommend that you stay for as long as you can to have more time to enjoy the country and all its beautiful scenery. However, you could see a lot of the country in a week or two, depending on the route you take and how long you want to spend in each area. We recommend you search our tours for a better idea of how long you’ll want to spend in Scotland and which attractions you’ll see along the way.
Scotland, like the rest of the UK, drives on the left-hand side of the road. Read our guide to driving in Scotland for more rules of the road.
You can fly from a few airports in Scotland to Ireland, but Glasgow and Edinburgh have the most flight options and times. We advise flying to Dublin airport, as there are convenient routes both back to Scotland as well as a great range of international links.
If exploring both Ireland and Scotland is on your wish list, talk to our team about combination packages and custom tours.
The cost of a Scotland package will depend on the season you go and how long you want to stay. However, when you book a Nordic Visitor vacation, a lot of important aspects are included:
- Comfortable accommodation
- Tasty breakfasts
- A personalised itinerary
- Ferry crossings (where applicable)
- Attraction fees (where applicable)
Discover our great value Scotland packages to find your perfect vacation.
Yes, your self-drive tour with Nordic Visitor includes car rental with our tried-and-tested hire car suppliers in Scotland.
You receive a collision damage waiver (CDW) and an excess waiver to reduce liability to zero. On top of that, you enjoy unlimited mileage, authorisation for two drivers, and a GPS navigation system for peace of mind. We don’t cover your road trip music: that is all up to you!
When you rent a car for your self-drive tour of Scotland with Nordic Visitor, there are some requirements that you should be aware of.
To rent a car in Scotland, you must hold a valid and full driving licence for a minimum period of 4 years. This reduces to 1 year if you are over 23 years of age.
Drivers aged 23 or 24 can take a self-drive tour with Nordic Visitor, subject to a young driver surcharge of £25 per day. You can hire vehicles in our rental car groups A, B, C or F.
The minimum age to rent a car in Scotland is 21. So if you're aged 21 or 22, we would be delighted to arrange your tour and provide you with information on how you can arrange your own car rental with specific suppliers who can cater to those aged 21 and 22.
If you are aged 80 or above, you can rent a car in Scotland so long as you provide medical proof that you are fit to drive. Please note this should be issued no earlier than 4 weeks before your travel date. You can hire vehicles in our rental car groups A, B or C.
Learn more about vehicle groups and car rental in Scotland on our travel guide.
Yes, you can choose your ideal arrival date. All package availability is online, so simply have a look at our website or contact us if you’d prefer to speak with one of our team.
All our packages can be altered. The number of customisations you can add to your Scotland vacation will depend on the package type.
Hotels and attractions on small group guided tours are pre-booked to secure great rates. This means you can’t alter your tour, but you can extend your stay with days and nights at either end of your journey.
If you’ve already booked but want to add on days, contact your dedicated travel consultant.
We recommend that you look for flight dates and times, but hold off purchasing until after your trip is confirmed by your travel consultant. Once your tour is booked, you’ll receive all of your tour details, meaning you can make a fully informed decision when it comes to buying flights.
It’s often said that if you don’t like the weather in Scotland, all you need to do is wait thirty minutes! Scottish weather is changeable, so we advise that you bring waterproof clothing and warm layers. Depending on where you travel from, you may also need to bring a power converter and plug adapter.
Here are a few things you’ll want to take on your trip:
- Waterproof jacket and pants
- Warm sweater or fleece
- Walking shoes or boots
- Insulated layers
- Woolly socks
- Hat, gloves and scarf
- Bug repellant (for summer)
- Plug adapter (three-pin)
Have a look at our comprehensive travel guide to get more useful packing tips.
Get in touch with our friendly Edinburgh team for vacation package information, or if you want to learn about Scotland and Ireland combination tours.
Our main phone number is
+354 578 20 80
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