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Scotline Tours

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Address: 87 High Street | Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1SG, Scotland
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+44 131 557 0162
07:30 - 17:00
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Scotline Tours invites you to have an unforgettable experience discovering...

Scotline Tours invites you to have an unforgettable experience discovering a country full of history, culture and legends. Our luxury air-conditioned coaches will take you through some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world. You will be accompanied by professional guides with a wide knowledge of the country and its history to make your visit to Scotland memorable. They will bring Scotland's history to life, and ensure that you have a fun filled and memorable day. Experience with us the ultimate day tour to Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands and other stunning and interesting locations throughout Scotland!The best coaches and the best prices of any tours of their type operating from Edinburgh city centre.Scotline Tours coaches gives our visitors an unrivalled Scottish travel experience, as they are transported in comfort, enjoying the panorama of the best that Scotland has to offer, through the giant touring coach windows.Our drivers/guides will show you the beautiful sights of Scotland - lochs, glens and castles, steeped in Scottish history and full of magic.

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Day tour of Loch Ness

Me and my wife took a day tour of Loch Ness on a rainy day in December. Our guide Ian was very informative and shared a lot of details, in true Scottish manner and humor... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 January 2017
Vijay M

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The day trip to the Highlands was influenced heavily by the guide's permanent telling of poor jokes from the very beginning, and the lack of enthusiasm from his audience did not deter him. Opinionated commentary when passing Jimmy Saville's cottage was not appreciated, particularly with children on board. Very limited photo opportunities, only one stop was made. The coffee and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Me and my wife took a day tour of Loch Ness on a rainy day in December. Our guide Ian was very informative and shared a lot of details, in true Scottish manner and humor. Unfortunately the weather turned bad and we could not enjoy the sights as such, but Ian's conversations and choice of music saved the day. Please... More 

Thank Vijay M
Valenzuela, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

It was a last minute booking on a winter day. I would recommend that you definitely do this during summertime, as the short day light hours makes you unable to see the castles along the way. Nevertheless, the plus side is that you can see the snow caps on the Scottish highlands. We came in a bus, and the driver/tour... More 

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Gaborone, Botswana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Traveled with my teenaged son on 04 Dec 2016. Trip started at 0800h. Ended at 2030h. Long trip. The driver cum tour guide was very courteous, funny and informative. He took us through the Scottish highlands and a cruise on the Loch Ness ( this and the castle visit are at an extra cost). It was very cold that day,... More 

Thank MadhavAryan
San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Positives * We booked last minute. * Highlands were very pretty. * Guide was informative and funny Negatives * Bus is too big. Kind of a crappy bus with no wifi. * Stop at Loch Ness is too long and at a tourist trap. * Tour is too long - spend 9 hours on the bus. Seems typical of all... More 

Thank skyao
Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is a full day tour with lots of driving, but it's a long way to Loch Ness from Edinburgh. I went with a friend and we knew in advance that most of the tour would be spent on the coach. Our driver Fred was entertaining and knowledgeable. At the restaurant stop, there were two restaurants and a gift shop... More 

Thank Sherlock1962
Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

A friend and I booked onto the one day Loch Ness and Highland tour and had a great day. The tour covers so much ground in one day but still gives a fantastic taste of the beauty of the Highlands and Loch Ness. The coach was more than adequate and comfortable and the driver and guide, Fred, was an exceptionally... More 

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Rheine, Germany
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

I had taken a bus tour to Loch Ness in 2015, from Glasgow, with Discover Scotland Tours. (See my review) As that one was great, I decided to take my sister on a tour to Loch Ness as well. Discover Scotland doesn't operate from Edinburgh, so I decided to book a tour with Scotline. Full of expectations, we arrived at... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We experienced a one day tour leaving Edinburgh going to the Highlands culminating at Loch Ness before turning around, by a different route, and returning to Edinburgh. The tour cost £40 per person; I can say that this highly professional company covered every detail, and the Guide/Driver was also a great asset to the whole excusion. The drive was around... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Well, going to Loch Ness was supposed to be one of the highlights of our Scotland trip. I talked up the tour I booked and sadly, my mother and I both left disappointed. We did the Original Loch Ness tour which is 12.5 hours. We didn't realize basically 10.5 of it would be on a bus - fine, fair enough... More 

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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