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Guided Small Group Tours in the UK

Uncover the highlights of England, Scotland and Wales on these small group tours of the UK. With a professional guide leading the way, a dedicated driver, and a group of up to just 15 visitors, you’ll discover historic cities, rolling hills, and more. Crafted by UK-based experts, these packages include boutique accommodation, activities, and 24/7 support.

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Wonders of Britain

England, Wales & Scotland

Pace Level Level 1 (At Leisure)
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Highlights of Scotland

Scottish Highlands, Loch Ness & Isle of Skye

Pace Level Level 2 (Classic)
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7 days / 6 nights
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Wonders of Scotland

Scottish Highlands, Loch Ness & Isle of Skye

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About Your Guided Tour of the UK

Delve into the culture and history of the UK with a knowledgeable guide by your side. They’ll share fascinating stories as you explore the United Kingdom on an unforgettable trip. And with no driving to do, thanks to your dedicated driver, you can focus on soaking up the scenery from one stop to the next.

When you book one of these Nordic Visitor small group tours of England, Scotland and Wales, you’ll get:

• An authentic travel experience operated by a trusted local company
• A UK-based travel consultant who'll arrange your tour
• An expert local guide to offer unique insights and a dedicated driver
• A maximum of 15 guests in a comfortable minibus
Handpicked accommodation for a relaxing stay
Daily breakfast provided, as well as some meals
24/7 phone support throughout your trip for peace of mind

Nordic Visitor has made it as easy as possible to plan your UK getaway. Start 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 book with us

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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 Protection 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 travel experts

Nordic Visitor is an experienced tour operator that's been organising memorable trips in Northern Europe since 2002. With travel experts based in Edinburgh, you can sit back and leave the planning of your tour to us. They’ll use their insider insight to create your dream trip to England, Scotland and Wales.

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Small groups guaranteed

Skip the traditional large bus trip and instead join a group of up to just 15 guests in a comfortable mini-coach. We guarantee small groups so you’ll have more time with your guide than you’d get in a large group. Plus, with less time spent getting on and off a coach, you’ll have longer to enjoy each stop.

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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.

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You are in good hands

If anything unexpected crops up during your trip, relax knowing that support is close by. Your guide will be there for you throughout your tour, and you'll have access to our 24/7 helpline should you need us. It’s also good to know that we’ll rearrange your accommodation or 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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Handpicked hotels

Sleep well, safe in the knowledge that we have handpicked the places you’ll stay at each stop on your tour. We’ve selected each hotel, guesthouse and B&B based on its character and our high standards of comfort and cleanliness. You’ll also find that they’re well-placed for sightseeing.

Reviews for Escorted Tours of the UK

These small group tours of the UK are brand new, but you can read feedback from our guests about guided trips in Scotland.


PaulUnited States

I really appreciate having an itinerary that's set for the trip. I've had trips in the past where we... read more

I really appreciate having an itinerary that's set for the trip. I've had trips in the past where we didn't plan ahead and it became stressful trying to come up with activities to do. I never feel that way when I travel with Nordic Visitor. Great spots to visit and great company. It was a wonderful trip.


GerriUnited States

Nordic Visitor provided a Scottish adventure with a good variety of stops at historical and culturally significant... read more

Nordic Visitor provided a Scottish adventure with a good variety of stops at historical and culturally significant locations. I enjoyed the scenery as we went along roads that the larger tour buses could not go. They also accurately worked in the timing to miss the large tours at the sites. I had several of the best meals that were included in the package. Save your time and effort and hire Nordic Visitor to plan your tour.

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Highlights of Small Group Tours of the UK

Get insider insight on the rich cultural heritage and rambling countryside of England, Scotland and Wales from your local guide. Soon you and your fellow travellers could…

  • Explore world-famous attractions in London such as Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and the London Eye
  • Let the UNESCO city of Bath captivate you with its elegant Georgian architecture and Roman Baths
  • Venture to the Lake District National Park, where you’ll visit Hill Top, Beatrix Potter’s charming house
  • Find out why Oxford is known as “the city of dreaming spires” and try your hand at punting on the river
  • Step back in time at historic sites like Hadrian's Wall and Stonehenge, a Neolithic stone circle
  • Delve into York’s Viking history, walk the medieval walls and enjoy the British tradition of afternoon tea
  • Roam Edinburgh’s Old Town and glimpse the city’s castle, home to Scotland’s crown jewels
  • Head to the Scottish Highlands for craggy mountains, heather-carpeted valleys and whisky distilleries
  • Uncover top spots in the small nation of Wales, including Conwy Castle and pretty seaside Prestatyn

Frequently Asked Questions About
UK Guided Tours

Read on if you’d like to know more before booking your small group touring experience in the UK. Here you’ll find answers to the most frequently asked questions about exploring the UK and travelling with Nordic Visitor.

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. Learn more about our processes and payment details with these booking terms and FAQs.

On a Nordic Visitor small group tour of the UK, you’ll explore with a knowledgeable local guide, dedicated driver, and group of like-minded travellers.

Plus, with groups capped at just 15 guests, you’ll have a more personal experience. Not only will you enjoy more time with your guide, but you’ll also get to know your fellow explorers.

During your tour, you’ll travel in a comfortable minibus. And with your driver at the wheel, you can sit back, relax and take in the scenery between stops.

Similar to other Northern European nations, the UK is considered a safe place to visit. According to the Global Peace Index, the UK is among the world’s 40 safest countries. There’s also a modern healthcare system in place, should you need it.

If you’re travelling on a guided group tour, it’s worth remembering that support will always be close by. Whether that means asking your guide for assistance or calling our 24/7 helpline.

Having a local tour guide who lives and breathes your destination is key to getting the most out of your escorted trip. That’s why we handpick professional guides who live in the UK and are passionate about giving you an authentic travel experience.

Exploring with someone who calls the UK home also means you’ll get to visit all the best spots along your route. And, as an expert, they’ll be able to answer any questions you might have. You’ll also gain insight into the local culture and perhaps even uncover a hidden gem or two.

At Nordic Visitor, we welcome a wide range of guests who can take their pick from a variety of small group trips in Northern Europe. So you’ll find that your fellow guests are often mixed in age and interests.

You’ll find that small group tours of the UK tend to involve up to 2 miles (3 kilometres) of walking per day. This includes sightseeing at the stops along the way. When you get to where you’ll be staying for the evening, you can opt to explore as much as you like.

We also ask that you’re able to carry your own luggage on and off the minibus when it’s time to move accommodation.

If you’d like to know more about a tour’s activity level, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

Breakfast is always included on Nordic Visitor tours. Depending on the package you choose, a traditional afternoon tea experience and some evening meals will also be provided.

To see exactly what meals are part of your tour package, check the “what’s included” section of the trip you’re interested in.

Please let us know when you book if you have any special dietary requirements. This will give us time to make any arrangements for you before you arrive.

Throughout your small group tour, you’ll stay in places that our travel experts have handpicked for their character, comfort and cleanliness. You’ll also find that we’ve selected each accommodation for its handy location, often within easy walking distance of top attractions.

As you’ll be staying in a mix of historic and contemporary properties, the style and size of your room will vary from place to place. You can choose between single and double rooms for your trip.

It’s worth bearing in mind that, like many places in Europe, room sizes in the UK tend to be smaller than in North America. And as some of these properties don’t have lifts, you might need to use stairs to get to your room.

You can bring one suitcase or large bag per person for your overnight items. As this will be stored in the back of the minibus, we also recommend having a small rucksack or day bag. This way you can keep items like your wallet, camera and spare layers close to hand.

Please bear in mind that an aeroplane carry-on or cabin bag will be too large to fit in the minibus’ overhead racks above your seat.

When travelling between overnight stops, your luggage will come with you in the minibus. So we ask that you bring your suitcase from your room to the bus when it’s time for the next stage of your journey.

On your guided tour, you’ll travel between stops on a minibus we’ve chosen for its level of comfort. And although the vehicles can seat more people, we allow up to just 15 guests to ensure there’s plenty of space.

Most of our minibuses are designed to accommodate the standing height and seating room of someone who’s around 6-feet (1.83-metres) tall. Your guide will also make sure that there are plenty of breaks along the way. So you’ll be able to stretch your legs between the main sightseeing stops.

Tipping your guide isn’t expected in the UK. But if you’d like to show your gratitude for great service by tipping, then we’re sure your guide will appreciate it.

When it comes to experiencing the UK with Nordic Visitor, you have options. Picking the travel style that’s best for you depends on the type of trip you’re looking for.

Choose a small group tour and you’ll benefit from your guide’s local knowledge along the way. Plus, with your dedicated driver at the wheel, you’re free to sit back and take in the view. By taking care of any on-trip logistics, your guide also ensures that your Scotland, Wales and England vacation is completely hassle-free.

Uncover even more reasons to go on a European group tour. For instance, joining a group of like-minded travellers can be a great way to explore if you’re visiting the UK on a solo getaway.

Or, if you prefer going at your own pace, why not take the wheel on a UK self-drive trip? On Nordic Visitor’s Scotland, Wales and England tours, you can embrace the freedom to stop whenever you like while following an itinerary curated by a UK-based expert. Plus, your accommodation, rental car and a hand-marked route map are included in the tour package.

Absolutely! If you’d like more time to sightsee, we recommend extending your stay in the UK. You can do this by adding extra nights before or after the guided part of your tour.

At the beginning of your trip, more time in Oxford will let you explore the city’s prestigious university and beyond.

Home to historic libraries such as the Radcliffe Camera and Bodleian, it’s a must if you love literature. You might even recognise some of these magnificent buildings from the Harry Potter films. And don’t miss the opportunity to take part in the local tradition of punting on the River Cherwell.

Meanwhile, you’ll get even more out of your visit to London by rounding off your trip with at least one extra night. Whatever your interests, you’ll find there’s plenty to see and do here. Think browsing museums and galleries, and checking out royal palaces and iconic landmarks.

Once you’ve had your fill of sightseeing, you could relax in lush parks, stroll around cosmopolitan neighbourhoods, or shop for souvenirs. And if you’re a fan of the arts, you could take in a performance at one of London’s world-famous theatres.

Of course, you can pick your preferred start date for these Britain tours from a range of scheduled departures between August and September. You could also explore on one of these Scotland small group trips with dates from April to October.

When you’re booking online, you can see each tour’s availability calendar to find out which departures have spaces left.

We recommend checking to see what flights are available before booking your trip. But it’s best to wait until your travel consultant has confirmed your tour by email before purchasing your flights.

It’s also good to know that your tour package includes an airport transfer from London’s Heathrow Airport to your accommodation in Oxford.

We can also arrange a transfer from London city centre to Heathrow Airport for your return journey. You can add this to your package as an optional extra when you book online. Or get in touch with your dedicated travel consultant to find out more.

You may already know that the weather in the UK is changeable. This means that when you’re packing for your trip, you’ll want to be ready for rain and shine.

Even if you choose to visit the UK in the height of summer, it’s worth bearing in mind that the weather can vary from day to day. Read this guide to when to visit the UK for an idea of what to expect depending on the season.

You could also experience a variety of temperatures based on where you are in the UK. For instance, visit London in August and you could get temperatures of over 30°C (86°F). Meanwhile, at the same time of year in the Scottish Highlands, the average temperature is around 15-17°C (59-63°F).

For exploring the UK’s towns, cities and countryside, we recommend bringing:

  • Comfortable hiking shoes or boots
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Warm, insulated jacket
  • Fleece or woollen jumper
  • Cosy hat, scarf and gloves
  • Light base layers
  • Lightweight trousers or shorts
  • Sunglasses, sun hat and sun cream
  • Rucksack
  • Smart outfits for dining out
  • Reusable water bottle
  • UK plug adapter

Contact us

Get in touch with us to learn more about visiting England, Scotland and Wales. If you’re ready to go ahead with one of these small group tours of Great Britain, you can book online or speak to a UK-based travel consultant.


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+44 (0)131 344 4630


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