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Heart of Scotland - Day Tours

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Address: Bus Stand ZE | Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Description: Small groups of 16 in the Wee Red Bus. Our guided tours have been...
Small groups of 16 in the Wee Red Bus. Our guided tours have been specially designed to give you maximum variety by including famous sights as well as hidden gems that many tourists never see. We look forward to welcoming you onto our famous Wee Red Buses to experience and enjoy the essential Scotland together.
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Now i´m not one for bus tours and when my partner told me he would love to visit Hadrian´s wall while we were staying in Edinburgh much to my dismay I realised that the only way... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Now i´m not one for bus tours and when my partner told me he would love to visit Hadrian´s wall while we were staying in Edinburgh much to my dismay I realised that the only way this would be possible would to go on a ten hour bus tour down to the border. Not particularly thrilled with the idea of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

John was a marvelous guide, a safe driver with a gorgeous singing voice (he even sang some opera for us - what a talent!) Warning - the climb up to the fort at Hadrian's wall is steep at points, but well worth the effort. I expected Rosslyn Chapel to be very a daVinci Code nightmare, but the speaker at the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We were excited about this day trip to see up close the chapel at Roslyn - it was too short of time to really take in all the interesting carvings and symbols in the church. Very disappointing. Also too short of time in the town of melrose and its abbey. I think this company needs to rethink the whole day.... More 

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Sydney, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed a wonderful tour of the Scottish Highlands with our driver Andy from Heart of Scotland Tours. Andy provided us with lots of good information along the way through a very entertaining delivery. He made lots of stops to for great photo opportunities of breathless scenery. We enjoyed a wonderful day on this tour. Highly recommend it.

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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Great day in the highlands with this tour. Very informative and had a great day with our family (2 adults, 3 teens). Aside from the beautiful country this tour had an excellent guide that told great stories about Scotland and it's history.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I attended a day trip visiting the highlands and Loch Ness. Andy our tour guide was fantastic, he was knowledgeable about the area and kept us very well entertained. Unfortunately the issue with the tour was that we simply followed the large tour buses. Whenever we stopped for a break or a bite to eat, we were surrounded by hundreds... More 

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Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed 2 tours, both were one day tours out of Edinburgh. One tour was to Stirling Castle, Loch Lammond and whisky The other tour was best if Scotland in a day In both tours there were plenty of stops and as there was some extra time both drivers provided additional stops. Both the drivers shared a lot of history,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I just returned from a three-day tour of the Skye and the Highlands led by Colin. He was a great tour guide and the trip was a lot of fun. I traveled with my daughter and I chose the trip because I wanted to get outside of Edinburgh and see the rest of the country. The group was composed of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Had a fabulous time on our 3-day Highlands/Isle of Sky tour, both because of the breathtaking scenery and because of our fantastic tour guide. The tour is small - about 15 people - and the tour guide really knows a lot about every area you visit, so you don't feel like it's a "commercialized" tour. You also get an amazing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

My experience with Heart of Scotland tours was phenomenal. Our tour guide James was so knowledgeable and made everyone excited about the tour stops by imparting his vast Scottish wisdom upon us. He was flexible with the tour plans to tailor our experience to what the majority of people wanted to do on the bus. He was also good about... More 

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Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton have long been transitional neighborhoods with a mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything but overt along bustling epicenter Broughton Street; even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The top of Leith Walk is more ragged. This major thoroughfare boasts a famously gritty gay club, as well as a strip of good Indian restaurants. Regal Georgian and Victorian townhouses preside over largely deserted streets in Calton, where only the occasional restaurant or hotel brings much life. Even so, a steady trickle of idlers and picnickers pass by to climb Calton Hill for its wide-open lawns, wonderful city views, and curious monuments – an Athenian-style temple among them.
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