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Highland Explorer Tours

#21 of 192 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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US$55.84*
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Full-Day Trip to Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands
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Whisky and Highland Waterfalls Day Trip from Edinburgh
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I did the day trip to Loch Ness and went into this tour having no more complex desire than just laying eyes on the Loch, so I was really impressed and happy to see all that I did... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I did the day trip to Loch Ness and went into this tour having no more complex desire than just laying eyes on the Loch, so I was really impressed and happy to see all that I did. My guide was Yvonne, who was so slight I was worried she wouldn't be able to drive the massive coach, but she... More 

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ExplorerTeam, Front Office Manager at Highland Explorer Tours, responded to this review

Thanks Joy for your review of your tour upto Loch Ness with the brilliant Yvonne. Great to hear you enjoyed yourself. Not so good that fellow passengers were chatting away whilst yvonne was speaking, as you say it is hard to hear this going on when driving at the front of the bus. May well see you back in Scotland... More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the Glencoe-Loch Ness-Ben Nevis day trip with Mahri our tour guide! She was soooo informative, funny, and knowledgeable! This was the best way to spend a day sight-seeing the major landmarks in the highlands, and the drive was incredibly memorable! We will never forget it!

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ExplorerTeam, Front Office Manager at Highland Explorer Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for your excellent review! Great to hear you enjoyed the tour with Mahri. Regards, Chris P More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We did the Loch Ness tour yesterday and at first we're intimidated by the length of the trip, however I cannot say how wonderful it was. Marhi was our guide and she was fabulous, so knowledgeable and fun as could be! I would recommend this to anyone, and would love to return for a multi day tour with them as... More 

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ExplorerTeam, Front Office Manager at Highland Explorer Tours, responded to this review

Fantastic Samantha! Great to hear you had a good time with Mahri upto Loch ness. Thanks for your review we may well see you booked onto a longer tour in the future. Regards, Chris P More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on a day tour to the Highlands, "Lochness w/ a taste of Scotland". Scott warmly led us through the winding roads of the Highlands, filling our journey with many local stories. Scottish accent and a pinch of local humor! Greatly recommend for new coming visitors. The taste of Scotland 3 course meal at Fort Augustus was worth the shot.... More 

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

Hi there, Thank you very much for posting this review. I'm really glad you had such a great experience. Thanks for your kind comments about our fabulous Scot. I'll let him know about your review. Thanks for travelling with us. Kind regards, Serge More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We would highly recommend this tour with Highland Explorer Tours!! 'Chrispy' our guide was entertaining and full of fantastic knowledge about the area! It is a big day but you see so much and well worth it. Plenty of photo opportunities are given along the way.

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ExplorerTeam, Front Office Manager at Highland Explorer Tours, responded to this review

Thanks Lauren for your brilliant review! Great to hear you enjoyed our Journey up to Loch Ness. May well see you back in Scotland in the future. Regards Chris P More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our day trip up to the epic Loch Ness from Edinburgh has been absolutely fantastic! Our guide, Duncan, was funny, friendly and informative - with many a Scottish tale to be told. The journey itself was smooth and comfortable, and the stops along the way were well timed for us to stretch our legs and/or grab a quick snack. The... More 

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ExplorerTeam, General Manager at Highland Explorer Tours, responded to this review

Hi Rebecca, Thanks for taking the time to leave this amazing five star review. I'm glad you enjoyed your tour through the stunning highlands and Duncan made your day all the more enjoyable. Yvonne More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect 1 day tour, amazing landscapes and really cute villages on the way to the Loch Ness! Special thanks to JAMIE, driving safe, reaching on time the places and making much enjoyable and comfortable the way with his speech since the very beginning of the tour! Strongly recommended :)

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Excellent hearing you enjoyed your loch ness tour Sergi! Thanks for the review. Regards, Chris P More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just took the Highlands Loch Ness Tour and really enjoyed getting out of the city and seeing the Highlands area. Lee, our driver and tour guide, did an excellent and very enjoyable job of telling us all about Scotland, then and now, which is a lot. It's very impressive to hear a Scotsman articulately talk about his country as... More 

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Thanks for the review of your loch ness tour Lynnae! Brilliant to hear that you enjoyed lee's commentary and the stunning highlands. Regards Chris P More 

Vancouver, BC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall I thought the tour to the Highlands and Loch Ness was terrific. The day started out a bit foggy, but that was to be expected given the time of year. Lee, our driver and host, was very knowledgeable and entertaining. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone traveling through Scotland.

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ExplorerTeam, Front Office Manager at Highland Explorer Tours, responded to this review

Thanks Samerz for your Loch Ness review! Great to hear you enjoyed Scotland and your trip up north! Hopefully you caught a wee glimpse of the monster?! Regards. Chris P More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mary (guide) really good.. She is an excelent driver and happy person to lead the trip.. good trip thanks to her motivation and knowledge about the trip

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

Hi there, Thanks for your wonderful review. I'm really happy to see that you enjoyed your tour and that our fabulous guide Mahri took good care of you. Thanks for choosing to travel with us. Kind regards, Serge More 

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