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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 #41 of 157 activities in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Kreuzlingen, Switzerland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

600 km in one day... You see a lot of the Scottish Highlands mostly from within the bus. During the trip our driver Keith had a lot of interesting, insightful and entertaining storys to tell, The weather was perfect which is not often the case according to him. The visited sights were very touristy and because of the long distance,... More

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Sydney, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

On March 14 we took a beautiful day trip to the highland with Highland Explorers. Our guide Joe was exceptional. Not only was he an unending well of knowledge about the areas we were visiting, he was also very friendly and gave us excellent tips for planning the rest of our stay in Scotland. The day trip was one of... More

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

Thank you for your wonderful review! We are delighted to hear you had such an enjoyable time on tour with us and Joe. Joe is a great story teller and we are sure he showed the best Scotland has to offer. Should you visit Scotland again in the future we would love to welcome you on board another Highland Explorer... More

Barcelona, Spain
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Best adventure of my travels so far! Our guide, Dougie, led us on a fantastic tour up to Shetland, sharing with us his long standing passion for this wonderful festival and making sure we saw everything on our itinerary in spite of challenging weather conditions. The torchlight procession at the festival was unforgettable. The Vikings were fantastic as was the... More

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

Thank you for this great review - we are delighted to hear you enjoyed the Up Helly Aa festival with Dougie, he certainly loves this festival and knows his stuff! A tour like this is a great way to experience the festival and also see some of Scotland along the way. We would love to welcome you on tour again... More

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

This was a truly incredible experience. Andy, our driver/guide for the day was just brilliant - he was extremely knowledgeable and it was clear that he loved his job. He kept calm and was very professional when we got into a bit of trouble in the snow on our drive back to Edinburgh - he deserves a gold medal! Considering... More

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

Hi there, It's great to hear you had an enjoyable tour with Andy. He certainly is a great story teller and a little snow wouldn't stop us getting you to Loch Ness. The weather always adds to the experience and the highlands do look stunning in the winter months. Thank you for this great review - we will be sure... More

Indore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

We took the 5 days Isle of Skye, Loch Ness & Inverness tour. The Mercedes Bus which took our group around the Scottish Low & Highlands was a comfortable vehicle. Driver Greg took all care that each member of the group was comfortable and kept us well informed about the various sites. He was also kind enough to make us... More

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

Hi there, Thank you for your review of our 5 day Isle of Skye, Loch Ness and Inverness tour. It is great to have such positive feedback and we are always pleased to hear that our passengers enjoyed their time with us. We will be sure to pass your kind words onto our driver guide Greg. We are sorry the... More

Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Excellent service from ground handlers to driver. They were a bunch happy people who sincerely love their work. Our bus driver Greg was awesome. His ability to narrate old Scottish tales was second to none. He kept us entertain with his Scottish jokes while we were enjoying the amazing sight along the way to Loch Ness. Too bad we didn't... More

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

Hi, many thanks for your great review and sharing your feedback about our Loch Ness Explorer Day Tour. We're delighted that you enjoyed your experience so much and will pass on your comments to Greg and the rest of the team. Best wishes, Nikki More

Navan, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Amazing trip and incredibly narrated by our guide Stevie! His story telling was just as impressive as the views out the window. I would suggest running day trips just to sit in a pub and listen to him talk Scotland!! A very proud Scot and rightly so! Brilliant day out,amazing sights and wonderful food! A must do!

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

Hi, what a great review for Stevie! We're delighted that you enjoyed your day tour with him so much and will let him know that you'd be happy to spend some more time listening to all his stories. Haste ye back! Best wishes, Nikki More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Did the tour with Andy, who is an fantastic driver/guide. The Highlands are wonderful, views unbelievable and Loch's amazing. Andy made the day flow so smoothly and so loves his job. Would love to do another tour with Andy if I get to Edinburgh again.

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

Hi Rita, We're delighted to hear that you had such a great time on tour with Andy! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes, Nikki More

Chicago, IL
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Loved our day touring Scotland with highland explorer. At first I was sad we did not stop at every breathtaking viewing point however by the end of the day I understood why! They pack a great amount of locations in one day and it was well worth all the time in the van. The tour guides are wonderful as they... More

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

Hi, Thanks for leaving us a review after your recent Loch Ness Explorer Tour. It's certainly as much of Scotland as we can cover in a day so it's great to hear that you enjoyed it so much. Hopefully you'll have longer to explore the beautiful Highlands when you next visit. Best wishes, Nikki More

Canada
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Our Highlands tour was an absolute delight! Andy, our driver and guide, was knowledgeable of the region and brought his own special brand of humour throughout the week. We were awed by visual feast of beautiful scenery and had plenty of stops for picture-taking. No matter how big or small the community, we were very impressed by how clean and... More

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

Hi, What a fantastic review for Andy! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your tour so much and had such a great introduction to Scotland. We hope to be able to welcome you back in the not too distant future. Best wishes, Nikki More

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