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Heartland Travel - Day Tours

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Address: | Stance ZE, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh EH1 3EG, Scotland
Phone Number:
+44 1786 812531
08:00 - 10:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 10:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Heartland Travel is a Edinburgh and Stirling based bus tour Company who...

Heartland Travel is a Edinburgh and Stirling based bus tour Company who provide small group tours of Scotland. If you are looking for things to do in Scotland, we can show you all of the best bits in one day. We are also able to provide bespoke tours which have potential to take you much further afield. For example, trips to the Islands – Skye, Mull, Iona, Lewis and Harris. The Scottish golf capital of St. Andrews is another of our popular tour destinations.

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The very very best way to see Scotland!!

This was by far one of the best experiences I have ever had. Nory, the tour guide is incredibly personable and knowledgable. Not only did we go and see some of the most amazing... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 November 2015
Bridget G
Stirling, United Kingdom

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015

This was by far one of the best experiences I have ever had. Nory, the tour guide is incredibly personable and knowledgable. Not only did we go and see some of the most amazing landscapes and hear the folklore related to each one, but when every other tour company neglected the Fairy Pools because of the snow Nory still took... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

Definitely one of the best trips I have ever been on in my life! Such great stories of history and folklore about Scotland. He took us on great adventures that I would have never even known existed!

Thank Hannah J
Redondo Beach
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

Words cannot describe how amazing this trip was. Nory the tour guide really makes the entire experience of the Highlands magical and unique. There isn't a story he tells that you can turn away from. The whole experience seems surreal because of how he runs the tour and really immerses you in the history and folklore of the Highlands and... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

The Highlands are an incredible place to visit and the experience is once in a lifetime! It was an amazing trip and Nory's knowledge about the land is incredible! His stories were described in a very unique way and narrated beautifully whilest we were watching the monuments, the lochs, the castles and building the stories in our heads! He was... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

The tour was gorgeous and thanks to Nori's stories you are assured to get the best of the historical/mythical Scottish Highlands history. Even if I knew no one on the trip, in three days we were all friends ! I would recommend this tour to anyone who loves nature and breathtaking sightseeing !

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

I went on a two-day tour with my study abroad program that was condensed especially for us. Norrie went off the itinerary he was given in order to show us the best of Scotland. I feel like I made a friend in him, he is without a single doubt the best tour guide I have ever had. His personal touches... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

What a fantastic trip. Norey is passionate and very well informed about his wonderful country. With a good sense of humour and endless stories to keep us entertained. I would highly recomment this trip for anyone wanting to travel to Skye with a small group. We had some amazing adventures. Thanks Norey, you're a legend!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

The highlight of our 10 trip to Scotland was positively the four days we spent with Nory and "Hamish the bus" visiting the Highlands and Isle of Skye. As an intrepid group of 11 teenage girls and 2 leaders I can say with all honestly that Heartland travel met the needs of every one of our traveling members. Nory's love... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

I took my ten year old son on the four day Classic Skye/Inverness tour after spending two weeks in Edinburgh during festival season. We departed Edinburgh and Nory began to weave the history, folklore, music and the very heart of Scotland into a web of spellbinding storytelling magic so captivating that we hung on his every word. When words would... More 

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Bruges, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

We went hitch-hiking in Scotland and ended at the waterfall nearby Portree. We where in the middle of nowhere and a bus of heartlandtravel took us with them! We where suffering from so much muggies and Nory asked us "where are you guys going to" we said: "Anywheere! Take us anywhere!". In that way we had a 20 minutes free... More 

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