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Highland Experience Tours

Highland Experience Tours

Headquarters in Edinburgh , Scotland
OVERALL RATING
4.4/5 - Excellent
TOURS
13
AGE RANGE
3-80
RESPONSE RATE
92%
RESPONSE TIME
8h
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Highlights

  • We're Award Winners
  • Friendly Groups – Unique Routes
  • We're Scottish Specialists
  • Small vehicles that can take you everywhere!
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14 Highland Experience Tours Reviews

Excellent
71%
Good
14%
Average
7%
Rather Poor
7%
Bad
0%
Accommodation
4.5 / 5
Transportation
4.5 / 5
Meals
4.5 / 5
Value for money
4.5 / 5
Guide
5 / 5
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  • AC
    Ultimate Skye Experience
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on August 15, 2017
    Had an awesome tour with Russell to Skye, loved the stories and magical places we visited throughout the way.
    Highland Experience Tours commented on this review
    Hello Angela, thanks for your kind review. We're glad to hear you had a great time with Russell on tour to Skye. We hope to see you in Scotland again soon! Kind Regards, Clare
  •  reviewer 2
    Highland Experience's Scottish Choice
    4.0 - Good
    Written on August 5, 2017
    It was a great experience, saw a lot of the Highlands and the Isle of Skyle which is why I booked this tour. Great photo…
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    Highland Experience Tours commented on this review
    Hi Maureen, we're delighted to read your review and hear you had a great time with Jim exploring the Highlands and the Isle of Skye. We're glad you were able to meet some wonderful Highland coos and get good weather for most of the trip, it certainly helps to make Scotland even more beautiful! Kind Regards, Clare
  •  reviewer 3
    Highland Experience's Scottish Choice
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on August 1, 2017
    …reat, highly recommend to the people who would like to experience the Highlands, good value for money!
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    Highland Experience Tours commented on this review
    Hello Chia Yi Tan, thanks for taking the time to share your experience! We're very glad to hear you had a great time on tour with Jim. I will be sure to pass on your wonderful comments. Kind Regards, Clare
  • DK
    Orkney, Skye, & The Far North
    3.0 - Average
    Written on August 1, 2017
    When I booked this tour I was hoping for a memorable experience....I DEFINATELY got that!!!! I cannot fault Neil our bus driver/guide he was brilliant........ O…
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  •  reviewer 5
    Ultimate Skye Experience
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on July 19, 2017
    Very good tour with Paul
    Highland Experience Tours commented on this review
    Hello Kairwen Zhang, thanks for taking the time to review your tour with us! We're glad you had a great time. Kind Regards, Clare
  • BS
    Hebrides, Skye & The Far West
    1.5 - Rather poor
    Written on July 4, 2017
    The worst experience in my life. The Highland experience tout operates is worst experience and not open minded, a…
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    Highland Experience Tours commented on this review
    Dear Mr Shah, I'm sorry to read you did not enjoy your tour with us. We depart from 1 centrally located departure point in Edinburgh this tour. Of course, people stay in different properties whilst on the tour as we offer different types of accommodation, and people request different room types. We do not guarantee a certain group size. Also, all of our buses are less than 3 years old. Kind Regards, Clare
  • SR
    Islay Whisky Adventure
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on July 2, 2017
    The Islay whisky tour was even better than expected. Andrew our driver and guide was extremely knowledgable friendly and helpful. Andrew arranged for our trip t…
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  • JT
    Highland Experience's Scottish Choice
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on June 19, 2017
    I did the five-day Highland Experience and it was great. The scenery was splendid, the weather …
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    Highland Experience Tours commented on this review
    Dear Julia, thanks for taking the time to review your tour with us. We're very happy to hear you had a great time on tour with Andrew and enjoyed all the different experiences included in the itinerary. We will be sure to pass on your kind feedback to Andrew. Kind Regards, Clare
  • SJ
    Ultimate Skye Experience
    4.0 - Good
    Written on May 30, 2017
    Our Scotland tour was such a great experience, the knowledge that our tour guide (Rob) had was absolutely fabulous, what a great person. We had no complaints a…
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    Highland Experience Tours commented on this review
    Hello Steve & Joyce, thanks for taking the time to review your tour with Highland Experience and Rob. We're very happy you had no complaints and enjoyed your time in the small-group. Thanks for recommending us, we hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, Clare
  • B
    Ultimate Skye Experience
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on May 15, 2017
    My three-day tour of Skye with Owen was incredible. Entertaining, informative and, most importantly, fun. The places we visited were breathtaking and the scener…
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    Highland Experience Tours commented on this review
    Hi Ben, thanks for joining us on tour to Skye. You're right, the Scottish scenery is absolutely incredible. We're glad you enjoyed the small-group experience and regular stops throughout the tour. Kind Regards, Clare

About Highland Experience Tours

THE BEST WAY TO EXPERIENCE SCOTLAND We specialise in small and friendly tours in luxury mini-buses and mini-coaches. We provide a comfortable and exciting way to explore the glorious scenery, fascinating history and wonderful heritage of this great country. With us, you’ll see all the famous sights, but you’ll also discover hidden corners and experience the real Scotland and the warm hospitality of its people. We’ve got a wide range of tour itineraries and durations, so there is something for everyone – just browse our tours to be inspired. Give the Whole Family a Fantastic Scottish Experience Our Tours have loads for every member of the family to enjoy. That’s because our guides are experts at putting together educational, fun and rewarding itineraries that appeal to kids and grown-ups alike. Why not get in touch with our team to see which tour will suit your brood best?

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Questions & Answers

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

  • Should I get travel insurance?

    We highly recommend you take out travel insurance.

  • What should I bring with me?

    As above, it is always advisable to be prepared for any weather in Scotland so a jacket is always a good idea! A bottle of water for hydration and a camera to capture the spectacular views and you are set to go!It is not necessary for you to bring your own meals, as we will stop throughout the day in small towns or villages where you can purchase food, however you are more than welcome to bring along snacks or a packed lunch.

  • What should I wear?

    Whilst there are no strenuous physical activities on our tours, we would recommend you wear comfortable clothing and shoes, and a jacket is always advisable.

  • What will the weather be like?

    Scotland is routinely unpredictable, but we do have a very temperate climate. The geography of Scotland means that it does rain more frequently in the west of the country and there are stronger winds in the east.

  • Are there luggage limitations?

    Due to the size of our vehicles, on our multi-day tours, we guarantee to carry one piece of luggage per passenger of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm, with a maximum of 15kg. This is equivalent to hand luggage allowed in an aircraft cabin.Should you have larger suitcases or luggage, there are left luggage offices at the train and bus stations in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness.If you are wishing to bring your luggage with you on a one-day tour, please contact us for further arrangements.

  • Is there an age limit?

    We are happy to welcome anyone from the age of 3 years old and up on all of our scheduled tours!We can only accept children under 3 on the Multi-Lingual Highland Adventure one-day tour and they will travel at the appropriate infant rate. We cannot accept children under 3 on any other scheduled tour.

  • Where does my tour depart from?

    Our departure cities are Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness, and our departure points are as follows
    Edinburgh

    Highland Experience Tours
    Caffe Nero
    1 Parliament Square
    High Street
    Edinburgh
    EH1 1RE

    Glasgow
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    266 George Street
    Glasgow

    Inverness
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    Stance 7, Inverness Bus Station
    Margaret Street
    IV1 1LT

  • When do I need to check-in for my tour?

    Check-in closes 15 minutes before your tour is due to depart.If you think you will be late for check-in, please contact us as soon as possible to let us know. In fairness to all passengers, our tours will depart promptly at their scheduled time.

  • Will I have time off the vehicle?

    When we plan our tours we aim to get as much of a balance as possible between free time and travelling time. We want you to experience the best of Scotland, so you will not be travelling for much more than two hours without a break on any of our tours.

  • Is tipping required for the driver?

    A gratuity for good service is always appreciated.