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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

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264 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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  • A
    Highland Fling
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on June 22, 2017
    …e tour that much more valuable. I would 100% recommend this tour with Haggis Adventure to everyone !!
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    Haggis Adventures commented on this review
    Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to give us a great review. I am glad you enjoyed the tour with Sandy. Scotland has a lot to offer and it is great you learned a lot through history stories. We hope to see you again in Scotland. All the best, Kim
  • DM
    Highland Fling
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on June 18, 2017
    …dily accepted by our group of fellow travellers. We highly recommend Haggis Adventures to people wanting a small bus tour in Scotland. A wonder…
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    Haggis Adventures commented on this review
    Hi Donald, I'm so glad to hear you had a fantastic time with Jamie and all your fellow travellers! Thank you so much for a great review, hopefully we'll see you again on another trip! All the best, Trine
  • AW
    Highland Fling
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on June 9, 2017
    The trip went above and beyond my expectations, Mahri was an amazing tour guide, fun and entertaining. She was full of knowledge and made everyone feel welcome.
    Haggis Adventures commented on this review
    Hi Ashleigh, great to hear you enjoyed your time in the highlands with Mahri! I'll make sure to pass on your feedback. Best wishes, Annabelle
  • J
    Skye High
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on May 28, 2017
    …e would not have the chance to enjoy the paradise. Thank you so much, Haggis Advanture!
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    Haggis Adventures commented on this review
    Hi there, it's great to hear you had an amazing time on our Skye High tour with Yvonne! Thank you so much for the review, it means a lot to us. All the best, Trine
  • SC
    Skye High
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on May 17, 2017
    I have taken many tours in Scotland over the years and Haggis is by far one of the best! My guide this trip, was Duncan, who was in…
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    Haggis Adventures commented on this review
    Hi Sarah, Thank you for a great review, I'm very happy to hear you had an incredible tour with Duncan! Thanks for joining us! All the best, Trine
  • N
    Skye High
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on May 17, 2017
    I just returned from a 3 day Isle of Skye tour, what an amazing trip! We saw beautiful castles, waterfalls, the Fairy ponds and Historical sites! This trip is o…
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    Haggis Adventures commented on this review
    Hi Nastassja, Thank you very much for the review! I'm glad to hear you had a fantastic trip and that Duncan took such good care of you all. Thank you for travelling with us, hopefully we'll see you on another tour in the future! All the best, Trine
  • O
    Highland Weekender
    3.0 - Average
    Written on May 15, 2017
    The impressive things is Highland cow, deers, Loch ness, and took cable in cold wind haha. Maybe next time can have some social events. While the dinner in hote…
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    Haggis Adventures commented on this review
    Hi Onki, Thanks for taking the time to review your trip! As meals are not included in our trips I'm afraid there's not much we can do about the prices for this. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the rest of the trip! There are more opportunities for social events on our extended tours, hopefully we'll see you on one of these in the future! All the best, Trine
  • A
    Skye High
    3.5 - Good
    Written on May 14, 2017
    …If you're looking for a more social adventure, go ahead and book with Haggis! They try hard and have the right outlook. If you want to save some m…
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    Haggis Adventures commented on this review
    Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to write this comprehensive review. You feedback is very useful and most valued since we can use this information when we meet to design tours, plan stays, source accommodation, etc. So thanks very much for all your views. I'm just delighted to know that you enjoyed the views and scenery and that Chris was as professional as usual and very resourceful in terms of stories and music. I'll pass on your comments to him though. Again, thanks a lot for your feedback and for travelling with us and I'm very sorry to hear that several aspects of the tour were not to your satisfaction. Kind regards, Serge
  • H
    Highland Fling
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on May 9, 2017
    This trip was awesome! Our guide Chris knew heaps of information and took us to the coolest sights hidden away down the beaten track. Accommodation was good, tr…
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    Haggis Adventures commented on this review
    Hi Hannah, Thank you very much for posting this review. It's great to know that our fabulous Chris took good care of you and shared some places reserved only for the privileged ones. I'll let him know about your comments. Thanks for choosing to travel with us and, of course, you are welcome back any time -just remember to claim your discount as a Haggis "graduate". Kind regards, Serge
  • Z
    Skye High
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on May 9, 2017
    Fantastic tour, the hostel is better than my imagine. Also thanks for our driver guide Rich, nice guy! Try to make everyone happy.
    Haggis Adventures commented on this review
    Hi Zhou, Thanks for taking the time to write this review. I'm really glad you had a fantastic tour and enjoyed Rich's guiding! Thanks for joining us. Kind regards, Serge

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.