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Highland Explorer Tours - Day Tours

60 High Street (The Royal Mile), Edinburgh, Scotland (Cowgate)
+44 (0)131 558 3738
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Ranked #42 of 179 Activities in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Owner description: Our superb selection of tours are specially created to showcase our wonderful country. They are designed to make the most of your time and to give... more » Owner description: Our superb selection of tours are specially created to showcase our wonderful country. They are designed to make the most of your time and to give you an authentic experience of Scotland « less
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Blackburn, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The bedroom was nice and comfy. But the service in the meal department was not very good. The breakfast was cold and it was full of ignorant students. We came back from the Pitlochry games and I got two dishes of chips for my husband and I and was told the food was for students only but he said he... More

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

Hi there, I think you have written this review in the wrong place. Youb seem to have reviewd the Brittania Hotel and not Highland Explorer Tours. We hope you enjoyed your time on tour with us. Kind Regards Sarah More

Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The tour was great, the weather beautiful, even hot in September, not one rain drop during the three days. The sights were marvelous, we enjoyed every minute. The driver/guide was really nice and helpful though he had quite heavy Scottish accent and I must confess I understood perhaps half of it (not being native English speaker myself). So I missed... More

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

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your time on tour with us. I am sorry you had some difficulty understanding the guide. All of our guides are Scottish and therefore will have Scottish accents. If you are in Edinburgh in the future please pop by... More

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Yesterday we took the one day Loch Ness trip with Tony who was our friendly, fun and very knowledgable guide for the day. His entertaining stories and passion for Scotland and the highlands certainly made history come alive. The tour was a wonderful introduction to the Scottish highlands and if I can manage it, I will be back to spend... More

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

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your time on tour with us. If you are in Edinburgh in the future please pop by and say hello. Kind Regards Sarah More

Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Throughout the planning for the tour, the people at Highland Explorer helped with special needs and accommodations for the hotel in Portree. Heather was a wonderful guide, telling us folktales and the history of the area. Although our weather was drizzly and rainy when we toured, that didn't stop us from visiting all the scheduled sights and enjoying the beautiful... More

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Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your time on tour with us and Heather. She certainly is a great guide with a real passion for Scotland. As for the weather, what can we say! We are not known for good weather but it certainly is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

It was a long way and we spent most of the time in the bus, the guide was also the driver and was wonderful in both the duties (even if in the beginning i was a little worried). Great the audio guide in italian, we downloaded the day before, so that, my child too 10 yeras old, could be informed... More

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Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your time on tour with us. The Loch Ness day tour is a long one but for those who only ahve one day it's the only way to see the country. If you are in Edinburgh in the future... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW via mobile

Had the absolute best day of our lives on this tour! The tour guide, tony, knew a lot and told us a lot of little stories which was very Interesting. Overall it was a great way to see a great chunk of Scottish highlands in a short amount of time!

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

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your time on tour with us. If you are in Edinburgh in the future please pop by and say hello. Kind Regards Sarah More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We joined the Braemar Gathering tour that falls on the first Saturday of September every year. I thought our tour guide/driver did a wonderful job. This was my first time on a tour where the tour guide was also the bus driver. I have no complains though. Doogie pointed out the landmarks and some facts as we went along and... More

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

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your time on tour with us and Dougie. He certainly is a great guide with a real passion for Scotland. If you are in Edinburgh in the future please pop by and say hello. Kind Regards Sarah More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Keith was very knowledgable. He made the trip fun and informative. The 12 hour trip is a long one but his knowledge of the area and history made it bearable.

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

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your time on tour with us. If you are in Edinburgh in the future please pop by and say hello. Kind Regards Sarah More

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

our was 5 star except for accommodation at Portree which was acceptable but not up to the standard of the rest of the tour. The Tour Guide Heather was excellent structuring the historical commentary very well with the different attractions and scenes along the way.

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

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your time on tour with us and Heather. She certainly is a great guide with a real passion for Scotland. If you are in Edinburgh in the future please pop by and say hello. Kind Regards Sarah More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

everything was brilliant . we totally enjoyed the trip. comparing to other travel group, this is the only one which acturally stays in the isle of skye. i would love to thank our guide and driver --Heather as well. she is amazing. we were impressed by her knowledge and driving skill. this trip is totally worth the money.

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

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your time on tour with us and Heather. She certainly is a great guide with a real passion for Scotland. If you are in Edinburgh in the future please pop by and say hello. Kind Regards Sarah More

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