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Highland Explorer Tours - Day Tours

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Address: 60 High Street (The Royal Mile), Edinburgh, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 (0)131 558 3738
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Description: Our superb selection of tours are specially created to showcase our...
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
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Eoghain is the best!

Eoghain was our guide on a 12-hour trip up into the Highlands - which, to be honest, I was a little skeptical of at first. A 12-hour bus ride? That's so much! However, Eoghain... read more

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5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Eoghain was our guide on a 12-hour trip up into the Highlands - which, to be honest, I was a little skeptical of at first. A 12-hour bus ride? That's so much! However, Eoghain immediately brightened our mornings by telling us story after story - he is an incredible storyteller - and by the time we reached Loch Ness, it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We spent exciting day with our guide David and enjoyed from begining till the end of our jorney. We recommend this tour and especially David to everyone...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I had a fantastic time on our 3 day tour with Andy our tour guide and the other guests! Andy was incredibly knowledgeable about all of Scotland's history, tall tales, best places to eat, and beautiful sites to see. We couldn't have asked for a better experience in Scotland. We were able to see so much of... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

I had visited the Loch Ness and highlands for several times before but I never expected that Apart from sitting inside the coach, nothing I could do almost throughout the journey though there were some other coaches stopped to let their passengers to take photos. On the way to the Loch Ness or to Edinburgh, our coach was the only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My husband and I had such a great experience on our bus tour. We didn't want to sit on the bus for the entire day, so we chose the Loch Lomond and Stirling tour. The scenery was gorgeous, and I loved the two small towns we stopped in along the way (the tiny town of Luss to view the loch... More 

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Hello Becka, Thank you for taking the time to write us such a lovely review. Its so great to hear that you enjoyed your Loch Lomond & Stirling day tour with Heather, she really does know her stuff when it comes to Scotland. Makes us all so happy to hear that you would recommend us & hopefully we will get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Best experience in Scotland. Our tour guide Andy was amazing. A wealth of knowledge and didn't leave any fact out along the trip, including about himself! He made the day more fun and we are so happy we got to see the Loch Ness and highlands with him.

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Hello Mathew, Thank you for taking the time to write us such a great review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your Loch Ness Day tour & got a chance to try & spot the elusive Loch Ness Monster. Hopefully we will get to welcome you on board one of our longer tours in the future. Happy Travels Angela More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

we had a absolutely great a wonderfull day,litle bit sun and liquid sunshine,the best guide ever Andy told us many stories and information about schotland,history,sport....we had a good fun a we would like going back whit our family as well...thanks a lot!! slovakian from ireland viera +milan

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Hello Viera, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a nice review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your Whisky Day Tour with Andy and listening to all his tales. Hopefully we will get to welcome you & your family on board another of our tours in the future. Happy Travels Angela More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We went on the one Day Trip to Loch Ness. We were surprised that the driver could Tell us so much about the history of Edinburgh and scotland! Even we from germany understood Most of the things easily! The Tour through the highlands was amazing, we Had great views. But the Destination at fort Augustus, a village at Loch Ness,... More 

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Hello Ann, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the stories told to you by your guide. Sorry you were disappointed with Fort Augustus, Loch Ness is a long way from Edinburgh with the whole trip being around 550kms. Loch Ness is certainly one of the most... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed Stirling Castle and Loch Lomond. Don was very professional, courteous, and funny. He began sharing a wealth of information about Edinburgh before we even left the curb. He also chose appropriate music performed by local bands and changed it as the sites we were visiting drew near, while explaining the history behind the music. He also offered... More 

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Hello Laurie, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a nice review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your day tour with Don & hearing all his music & stories. We are delighted that you would recommend us and travel with us again, we would be glad to welcome you on board another... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Hi Andy, ( our guide) We had a great time,beautiful weather all day long ( Snow/ Sunshine) stunning views. We literally fall in love...our guide (Andy) excellent entertainer full of knowledge!! He changed my opinion about the movie Brave Heart! Overall we had a great time and definitely going back with our whole family this time for 7 days trip..... More 

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Hello Mike, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such an excellent review. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your day tour with us & that you are thinking of joining our awesome 7 day tour in the future. We look forward to welcoming you on board. Thank you Angela More 

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Staying in Old Town

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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-flavored 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.