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Highland Explorer Tours

#21 of 197 Tours in Edinburgh
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Address: (The Royal Mile) 60 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1TB, Scotland
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Our superb selection of cultural, scenic and culinary tours are specially...

Our superb selection of cultural, scenic and culinary tours are specially created to showcase our wonderful country and finest Scottish produce. They are designed to make the most of your time and to give you an authentic experience of Scotland. These tours whisk you through the most essential sights of Scotland and include award-winning samples of Scottish food and drink. It’s the most appetising way to experience Scotland in a day.

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Bus trip to the Highlands and Loch Ness

Took a bus trip from Edinburgh to see the beautiful Highlands and Loch Ness. The journey was long but the scenery was spectacular. We had a little lunch waiting when we arrived in... read more

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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Took a bus trip from Edinburgh to see the beautiful Highlands and Loch Ness. The journey was long but the scenery was spectacular. We had a little lunch waiting when we arrived in Loch Ness. Jamie S. was a fantastic tour guide. He was funny and chock full of information about his historic country of Scotland. There was just enough... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Caitlin was a great tour guide! The bus had some complications with the windsheild wipers and she handled this great, making sure that all her passengers were safe! During the tour, she shared a lot of great information and more than I was expecting. Also when we began the tour I was with four friends and we ended up getting... More 

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ExplorerTeam, Public Relations Manager at Highland Explorer Tours, responded to this review

Hi Karissa, I'm Glad you have been able to travel with your friend and had a great experience. It is also very nice Caitlin reached beyond your expectation in terms of information. Kind Regards, Kim More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked with Highland tours because of the good reviews on TripAdvisor and we were not disappointed. We booked a highland Loch Ness tour and we were out for twelve hours in which time we had seen quite a bit of Scotland ranging from Ben Nevis to Loch Ness,the only disappointment being we didn't get to spot "Nessie" ! The... More 

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ExplorerTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Explorer Tours, responded to this review

Hi BudgieIpswich, Thank you so much of choosing Highlands Explorer for your Journey, It is good that Tripadvisor reviews helped you to choose us and I'm glad you enjoyed your tour and your guides. You should come back to see if Nessy is less shy. Regards, Kim More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We did the Loch Ness Explorer tour - a tour through the Scottish Highlands and Loch Ness. Our tour guide was Mahri and she was the best tour guide ever! She kept us all entertained telling us all about the highlands with fun stories, when she wasn't talking, she would put a great playlist of scottish music and, since it... More 

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ExplorerTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Explorer Tours, responded to this review

Hi Natalianma, Thank you for choosing the Loch Ness Explorer. We are happy to hear Mahri made the tour really great. There is so much to discover in Scotland and if you want more fun stories, feel welcome to come back and use your Past Passenger Discount. Kind Regards Kim More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The guide has an awful Scottish accent, he spoke very quickly with his mouth almost closed, we didn't understand more than 25 % of the provided informations. He spoke all day long, but unfortunately we didn't found out to much about Scotland. The trip wasn't very interesting. In our stops the guide didn't show us the most important things. Probably... More 

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Hi Mihaelamoisa, I'm very sorry to hear the Scottish accent gave you trouble understanding the information provided during the tour. I hope you enjoyed the scenery. Kind Regards, Kim More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Sinclair is the best tour guide ever! A++ Great for a quick trip around the highlands if you are short on time in scotland like i was

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ExplorerTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Explorer Tours, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for the 5 star review. Sounds like Sinclair made his mark with you and made this a trip to remember. Hopefully you will come back again in the future to visit scotland again. Thanks Grant More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Caitlin was full of information and amusing anecdotes. She made a great tour even better. Pointed out everything along the way and shared the history behind it. We loved Hermitage Park, and didn't want to leave. We enjoyed learning about the distilling process and enjoyed our taste of 2 scotches.

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ExplorerTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Explorer Tours, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for the 5 star review and feedback about the tour with Caitlin. Caitlin is brilliant and loves to show Scotland in all it's glory. The Hermitage walk is a fantastic walk to do. Hopefully you will come back again in the future. Kind Regards, Grant More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Overall great place and natural beauty but the entire tour could have been better structured and planned.. For example on only 40 minutes in loch Ness but there was a 30 minute break for toilet and drink break. No time in fort William as well. The guide and driver was helpful.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a brilliant tour around Scotland! Our guide Ben was amazing, with fantastic history knowledge and great sense of humour. He has certainly kept my 8 years old daughter and my 13 years old son entertained throughout the trip with his fascinated stories and historic facts. We went on a fantastic tour to Loch Ness. My daughter absolutely loved going... More 

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ExplorerTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Explorer Tours, responded to this review

Hello Fred, Thank you for the 5 star review and amazing feedback about the Loch Ness day tour with Ben. Ben is fantastic and is brilliant at his storytelling. Sounds like the kids had a blast with Monster Hunting. Hopefully we will see you all again in the future. Thanks Grant More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Driver : Ben Highland Tour: Loch Ness Driver was awesome! Great story teller. Learnt a lot! Heaps of fun. Highly recommended. Loch Ness cruise was amazing as well. Do it! Don't think twice about booking. Excellent value for money

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ExplorerTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Explorer Tours, responded to this review

Hello Luke, Thank you for the 5 star review and feedback about Loch Ness day tour with Ben. Ben is a fun guide, it's nice to hear you enjoyed the cruise. Hopefully Ben made this a tour to remember and you will come back and visit Scotland in the future. Thanks Grant More 

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