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Address: 87 High Street | Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1SG, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 131 557 0162
07:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 17:00

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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Bus and tour group too big and tour was too long

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... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
San Francisco, California

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

I had an amazing experience. Traveling with my son, three years old, it was hard to find a company that took children on this type of tour under the age of five. Something quite uncomfortable when you want to see the highlands and since no one else can stay with your child, it was take him, or not go at... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Booked our 5 day/4 night Highland Highlights tour and I must say it was the most memorable of our entire trip. Everything was well organized and the accommodation they booked was fantastic. Tour days are long (not good if you have young children) but worth ever minute. Fantastic value for the cost.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

The bus ride takes you through some AMAZING Scottish Highlands scenery all the way up to Loch Ness. You will spend A LOT of time in the bus, but if you're really interested in seeing the highlands and Loch Ness, the it's worth it. Reasons for not 5/5 would are... - Our bus driver repeated himself A LOT on our... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Amazing ! The rainy days in Scotland would not stop us to travel up to the highland to look for the legend Nessie monster :) Beautiful view along the way, very cold 13 deg C, visit the Urquhart castle, onboard Jacobite Queen to the other side of the Loch, and going back to Edinburgh. What a day trip !

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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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