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Haggis Adventures

Haggis Adventures

Headquarters in Edinburgh, Scotland
OVERALL RATING
4.6/5 - Excellent
TOURS
15
AGE RANGE
18-70
RESPONSE RATE
100%
RESPONSE TIME
0-1h
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Highlights

  • Award winning tours of the Scottish Highlands
  • Passionate, local Scottish guides
  • Operating since 1993
  • Trips to suit all budgets and timeframes

Haggis Adventures Guides

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283 Haggis Adventures Reviews

Excellent
82%
Good
16%
Average
2%
Rather Poor
0%
Bad
0%
Accommodation
4.5 / 5
Transportation
4.5 / 5
Meals
4 / 5
Value for money
4.5 / 5
Guide
5 / 5
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  • AA
    Highland Fling
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on August 22, 2017
    …it was our first experience with hostels and bus tours and thankfully Haggis picked some great hostels to stay in and planned days packed with act…
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    Haggis Adventures commented on this review
    Hi Ashlie, thank you very much for leaving such a nice review. We are glad to hear that your expectations were exceeded! I will make sure your kind words are passed on to Calum. Best, Charline
  • J
    Skye High
    4.0 - Good
    Written on August 18, 2017
    Overall great experience on the Skye High 3 day tour with Haggis Adventures. I was expecting a bit younger of a crowd but everyone was…
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  • KB
    Skye High
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on August 12, 2017
    Really great tour with Haggis Adventures, we saw lots of Scotland in three days and our driver and …
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    Haggis Adventures commented on this review
    Hi Kiran, Thank you for such an awesome review of our Skye High tour. All the best with your future travels! The Haggis Adventures Team.
  • NL
    Skye High
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on August 9, 2017
    Although the weather wasn't on our side, still had a great time. Our guide/driver Lee was fantastic! I really enjoyed all the stories and accents.
    Haggis Adventures commented on this review
    Hi there, Thank you for such a wonderful review of our tour and our guide Lee! I'll be sure to pass your comments along to him. All the best! Jessica
  • CK
    Skye High
    4.0 - Good
    Written on August 8, 2017
    Unexpected but impressed experiencs in view of my age
    Haggis Adventures commented on this review
    Hello Chul, thank you for your review! We are really happy to read that you have enjoyed the tour and that your expectations (and more) were met! All the best, Charline
  • S
    Compass Buster
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on August 8, 2017
    …days compass buster trip to Scotland. It's a life time experience the Haggisadventures team has given to all of us. The way they planned this trip…
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    Haggis Adventures commented on this review
    Hi Suresh, Thank you so much for taking the time to rate us. It seems like you had a very good time and we are glad to read every part of your comment. I am glad you enjoyed your time and we reached your expectation. Also, it is good that your drivers were good company. I definitely recommend you to not tick off Scotland from your bucket list and come back. you already have seen a lot of what Scotland has to offer but there is still so much to see. Many thanks, Kim
  • SK
    Skye High
    3.5 - Good
    Written on August 8, 2017
    It was great experience. Our Guide Steve made it really an experiece for us.
    Haggis Adventures commented on this review
    Hi Satwant, I am glad to read you enjoyed your experience in Scotland and your tour guide Steve. Thank you for the very nice picture. Kind regards, Kim
  • JC
    Highland Fling
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on August 7, 2017
    Awesome guide and tour!
    Haggis Adventures commented on this review
    Hi Julian, Thank you for the nice review. I am glad you enjoyed. Kind regards, Kim
  • T
    Skye High
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on August 7, 2017
    Thanks to the lovely Caitlyn for her passion and enthusiasm for her heritage and her lovely home of bonnie Scotland. It was a privilege to be on her tour. We sa…
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    Haggis Adventures commented on this review
    Hi Troy, Thank you so much for taking the time to rate us and for the very nice comment. I am glad you enjoy the tour with your driver guide Caitlin an we agree that Caitlin has a beautiful personality. Many thanks, Kim
  • L
    Highland Fling
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on August 4, 2017
    I did the Highland Fling and I would highly recommend it! We got to see so many amazing, beautiful places and our tour guide, Graham, made the trip that much be…
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    Haggis Adventures commented on this review
    Hi Lisa, Thank you very much for your kind review and for recommending us! I'm delighted to hear that you had a great time on tour and I'm glad that you enjoyed guiding delivered by Graham. Hopefully you'll join us on tour again in the future. Cheers, Natalia

About Haggis Adventures

Back in 1993 a dynamic team of Scots established a backpacker travel company that broke the mould - fully guided trips that allowed intrepid young adventurers to discover Scotland with the best, most knowledgeable and sexiest Guides leading the way. We believe that a country's culture, history, myths and legends can only truly come to life through a local. We have always stuck stubbornly to our mission – to make every trip we run the best yet and have never cancelled a single trip. You have made the effort to come and explore our country so the least we can do is show you around.

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Why Haggis Adventures

Tours By Travelers

Having been travelers before, Haggis Adventures understands what makes a truly memorable trip. For this reason, they do everything they can to make sure that you end up loving their homeland as much as they do - and it is their backyard after all, so they know it best!

Continuous Improvement

While constantly striving to make sure that each trip they run is the best they have run yet, they know that traveling with like-minded people makes the trip better for everyone. Haggis Adventures has won multiple awards over the years, and they do this by getting out there and trying new things, discovering new places and helping you to enjoy the time you spend on the road.

Haggis Adventures Benefits

Legendary Staff

As Haggis says, their staff are “legendary” - full of energy, motivated, enthusiastic, and extremely knowledgeable. This is just one of the reasons to travel with Haggis, which means that you will get the benefit of having a local show you around and give you the insider info.

Expert Local Knowledge

By having this local knowledge, paired with their experience as travelers, it means that you will have the choice to spend your money how you want to. If there is a paid attraction that they stop at, there will also be a free alternative. The accommodation is guaranteed on all trips, with Haggis reserving your bed and you can “Pay as you go”, otherwise there is the option to pre pay with a bundle before you even depart. Where possible, Haggis will also try to offer a private room upgrade when available.

Comfortable and Affordable

Just because you are traveling on a budget doesn’t mean you should be uncomfortable; this is why Haggis use the latest model Mercedes Benz coaches, with low emission engines, so you can travel knowing that you’re doing it in an eco-friendly way. Getting off the beaten track is easy, and with the Haggis coaches, comfort and safety are not compromised.

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Haggis Adventures Story & History

Haggis was formed back in 1993 by a team of Scots, who were looking to create a backpacker travel company like no other. They wanted to create fully guided trips that allowed young travelers to discover Scotland, with experienced, knowledgeable and friendly staff.

They understand that traveling to a new country is made special by the culture, history, myths, and food that make that country special. By having a local guide bring these elements to life, Haggis has grown in size for more than two decades, to become the award winning tour company that they are today. Through word of mouth recommendations from one traveler to another, as well as the awards they have won, Haggis has built its well-known reputation over the years to form the tour company they are today.

Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions.

  • Does Haggis offer student discounts?

    Yes, if travellers hold an ISIC, ISE or ITIC card. This should be made clear at the time of booking so the discount will be applied and travellers need to show this card when they check-in.

  • Is tipping compulsory on the tour?

    No, tipping is not compulsory. Haggis leaves it to each traveller to give tips as they feel appropriate.

  • Is it possible for Shamrocker to store any excess luggage while I am on tour?

    No, Haggis does not have luggage storage facilities but these may be available at the hostel. Edinburgh Waverley and London Victoria train stations also have secure storage facilities.

  • What is the luggage restrictions on the tour?

    Each passenger can bring one standard piece of luggage up to a maximum weight of 15kg that is composed of a standard 60 litre backpack or a medium holdall or suitcase. If the luggage is in excess of this allowance, passengers may be asked to leave it behind in secure storage. In addition, a standard daypack may be carried on the coach provided it can fit in the luggage rack or under the seat.

  • Is it possible to travel with friends if booking is done separately?

    Since there are sometimes more than one departure per day, it is not guaranteed that friends will be on the same bus if bookings are made separately. Please get in touch with us, we are happy to help book you and your friends together.

  • Are there solo travellers on the tour?

    Yes, while there are couples and friends travelling together, every tour has plenty of solo travellers.

  • How much time is spent off the bus everyday?

    There is lots of time spent for exploration. Haggis will takes you on guided walks to explore castles, recount local myths, legends, a few tall tales and explain the regions' often tumultuous history.

  • What is the age restrictions of the tour?

    Majority of Haggis travellers are between 18 to 35 years old. The minimum age on all tours is 17 and no maximum age is set as long as travellers are reasonably fit.

  • Is it possible to be picked up or dropped off somewhere other than the Haggis office?

    The pick up and drop off point is only the Haggis office. This ensures the day is not compromised by running around the city. Most hostels are walking distance to the office. Likewise, the bus and train station are a few minutes walk and the airport has frequent and cheap transport from the city centre.

  • What is the departure and arrival time of the tour?

    Edinburgh: The Haggis office opens at 7.45AM. Please check individual itinerary pages for tour departure and return times.
    London: The office opens at 7.00AM and tours depart at 7.15AM. Tours usually get back in to London at 6.30PM although this is dependent on traffic and weather.