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Highland Explorer Tours

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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...more
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Mile) The Royal 60 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1TB, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Just been on the 3 day Outlander Tour and it was brilliant. We visited lots of film locations whilst travelling from Edinburgh and then during our 2 day stay in Inverness. We also got to visit other amazing places along our journey. The group shared...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This tour was just perfect for travellers who want to explore the Highlands but don't want to drive! No criticism, just praise, sincerly! The bus was confortable, we often stop to walk and look around. For lunches, just grab a sandwich in a grocery store...More

Thank Shedelle
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I literally just stepped off the bus in Edinburgh after completing this tour and couldn't wait to write this review. Aside from the tour being incredibly well-planned (from each of the stops to the Jacobite steam train ride to the accommodations in...More

Thank Mercedes G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I has a great three days with Jemma as our guide. I am anervous traveller but she put me at ease with her kindness and sense of humour. I loved hearing about all the Scottish history. Cant wait to comr back and tour with her...More

Thank coastgirl123
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fiona was our guide. She gave lots of information on Scottish history and Outlander filming. She also had a lovely playlist of music on the bus. It was a beautiful day.

Thank Yvonne S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was a day tour which started at 7:45 a.m. The meeting place is right off the Royal Mile. The crew were quite organized and had the process down pat. We were assigned to bus number 2 with Fiona as our driver/tour guide. Fiona looks...More

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

Hi there, Thank you very much for such a great review. It is fantastic to hear about your experience on the Loch Ness Explorer tour. The scenery is so dramatic and stunning. It is great to hear you enjoyed the boat cruise on Loch Ness...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Just come back from the 3 day outlander and jacobite tour. This was an absolute must for outlander fans totally brilliant. Our tour was qutterly small only 16 people but this just made it better everyone got on so well. Our tour guide Kirkby was...More

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

Hi there, Thank you for your review. It is fantastic to hear about your experience on the Outlander tour. Kirsty sure knows her stuff and I am glad she kept you informed about the places you visited. We hope to see you on another Highland...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

My sister and I went on The 3 day Isles of skye Tour Last week. It was incredible and our Guide JOE shared interesting facts and Stories about The Country, their myths and clans with us along The way. We highly recommend this tour and...More

Thank Anja P
ExplorerTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Explorer Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Anja, Thank you for your review. I am thrilled to hear you and your sister enjoyed the 3-day tour exploring the Highlands and Isle of Skye. The scenery is so beautiful. I will pass on your feedback to Joe, I am sure he will...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We purchased a package deal and told the company we would arrive that morning by cruise ship. They told us to catch a cab to the meet location. Not a single cab in sight. Missed the meet and didn’t even get offered an option to...More

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ExplorerTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Explorer Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

hello there, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I am sorry to hear that you missed your departure and could not travel with us. Please note that our terms and conditions state that it is your responsibility to arrive on time...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We just finished the 5-day tour and it was amazing! We usually aren’t very fond of group tours because usually you’re driven around like cattle with no time to visit all the places, but this one changed our minds completely. All the places visited were...More

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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-flavoured 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
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Raj O
5 August 2018|
Response from Clive A |
Hi We recently did this tour, we chose the b and b option, all the rooms were clean, the staff helpful, the locations were all close to restaurants and town centers about 5 to 10 minute walk. All had beds very... More
26 May 2018|
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Response from fergScotland | Property representative |
No i'm afraid we do not have any tours originating in Stirling. All our tours Start from Edinburgh Kind regards Hugh