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Highland Explorer Tours

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Address: (The Royal Mile) 60 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1TB, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 131 558 3738
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Our superb selection of cultural, scenic and culinary tours are specially...

Our superb selection of cultural, scenic and culinary tours are specially created to showcase our wonderful country and finest Scottish produce. They are designed to make the most of your time and to give you an authentic experience of Scotland. These tours whisk you through the most essential sights of Scotland and include award-winning samples of Scottish food and drink. It’s the most appetising way to experience Scotland in a day.

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The Queen

Our goal in visiting Braemar Highland games was not only the games themselves but to see the queen which we did! She and Prince Philip and Prince Charles sat directly across from... read more

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Prepare you self to stay many many hours per day in the coach, what makes it really boring... and you get exhausted. The guide (Steve) speaks with a very very strong accent. NOBODY could understand him... although he would speak a lot about many stories I couldn 't understand. The hotel was good, and the city (portree) is very nice.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our goal in visiting Braemar Highland games was not only the games themselves but to see the queen which we did! She and Prince Philip and Prince Charles sat directly across from our section. We are very happy with the bus tour. Because of my debilitation, the bus driver even dropped us off in front of our hotel in Edinburgh!!... More 

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

Hello Thank you for the 5 star review and amazing feed back about the Braemar Highland Games. We are very happy you enjoyed the tour and got to see The Queen also. We hope you come back again in the future. Kind Regards Grant More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A friend and I went on the 3-day Isle of Skye and Highlands Tour in early July. We had a fantastic time on the tour bus with the other patrons and with our tour guide, Rich! Richie was a great story-teller and provided us with interesting and relevant history and local folklore, plus he was a fantastic DJ! It was... More 

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

Hello Thank you for the amazing 5 star review and feed back about the tour. Rich is amazing at what he does and loves to show the world Scotland, Skye is a fantastic place to visit. We hope you will come back again in the future. Kind Regards Grant More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Overal an OK trip, severely hampered by a mic that only occasionally worked and the lack of commentary on such a long road trip made it feel more like a bus transfer than a tour. Lunch was good but it appears few take up the option so I would suggest you give it a miss as it feels isolating if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I booked this tour as I thought it would be great to see some of the beautiful country side of Scotland. What I didn't bargain for was the great group of people that came along from all different countries. We had team France, team Costa Rica, along with team Singapore ,Hong Kong & Jordan with some locals to boot. Oh... More 

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

Hello Marie Thank you for the 5 star review and amazing feed back about the tour and Tony. We are very happy you enjoyed the tour and that you had a lot of amazing people on the tour with you. We hope you will come back and book again with us in the future. Kind Regards Grant More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We saw a lot of Scotland's classic sites with John Paul as the careful and helpful driver doubling as guide with great knowledge of Scotland's geology, history, and folklore. The tour includes a train ride from Fort William to Mallaig (and back via the Glenfinnan Viaduct on the steam train, made famous in the Harry Potter movies for the trip... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went as a single traveller on the 3 Day Bus Trip to the Isle Of Skye and had the best time ever. Would highly recommend this tour if you want to have a full Scottish experience and see some of the beauty Scotland has to offer. Dave and the lovely family at the B&B we fantastic. Can't wait for... More 

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

Hi Adriana, Thank you very much for your review. I'm really happy to hear that you had a great time and that liked the accommodation as well. I'll make sure to pass your kind comments to our fantastic Dave. Can't wait for the next one? Well, of course you are welcome back any time and you would benefit from a... More 

Metro Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A brief three day tour of the highlands gave enough time to enjoy its nature and its culture. Rosedale Hotel at Portree is a nice cozy place, old but well-maintained, and its location is perfect! Unfortunately, there was not enough time to explore a town as big as Loch Ness during stopovers. Having free wifi aboard the coach will definitely... More 

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Hi Vernon, Thank you very much for your review. I'm glad you had fun and were satisfied with accommodation as well. I'll present your comments about time on Loch Ness and wifi at our next Operations meeting so I appreciate your feedback. Kind regards, Serge More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a 3 Day Tour to Skye and the Highlands, including 2 nights in a Hotel. The trip covered some absolutely stunning scenery and included a visit to Dunvegan Castle and a ride on the Jacobite Steam Train. There were plenty of stops for comfort breaks and for food. The driver (Steve) acted as Tour Guide. He was very... More 

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

Hi Bob, Thank you very much for your detailed review. I'm very pleased to see that you were really satisfied with the tour and hotel and that you enjoyed Steve's guiding. I'll pass your kind comments to him. Thanks for choosing to travel with us. Kind regards, Serge More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a wonderful adventure with majestic castles, mountains, lakes, beautiful country site and above all – great storytelling from a great guide! He treated us as if we were his personal guests and he wanted us to love his country because he loved it so much. Best trip we took in the long time. We fell in love with... More 

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

Hello Thank you for the 5 star review and amazing feed back about your're tour. We hope you will come back and visit us again in the future and hopefully we can show you a lot more of Scotland. Kind Regards Grant More 

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