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Highland Explorer Tours

Highland Explorer Tours

Headquarters in Edinburgh, Scotland

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  • PB
    Written on July 31st, 2022
    Even though are tour guide was a wee bit under the weather still had a good time and learned a bit more about Scottish history. This was our 3rd trip and there'…
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  • LM
    Written on July 9th, 2022
    Our Tour guide/ driver louise was amazing,very knowledgeable and friendly.The tour of the five days was incredible as we covered 711miles.I would recommend this…
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  • TH
    Written on July 7th, 2022
    Tolle Tour und die Landschaft ein Traum. Unser Guide hat soviele Geschichten erzählt, nur zu empfehlen. 👍👍👍
  • Isle of Skye, Loch Ness & Inverness reviewer 4
    Written on June 23rd, 2022
    Isle of Skye was amazing! TourRadar goes above and beyond when it comes to planning a tour. Our guide/driver Calum was great. He was knowledgeable, affable, inf…
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  • GP
    Written on June 17th, 2022
    Our Highlands and Isle of Skye tour with Highland Explorer Tours/Haggis Tours was delightful. Our driver/guide Rich was informative and humorous. There were 3…
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  • KM
    Written on May 29th, 2022
    Alison was absolutely incredible! She was knowledgeable, approachable, and man can that lady drive a bus! So impressive!
    Highland Explorer Tours commented on this review
    Thank you for your review Kim. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your time on tour with Alison. We hope you'll join us again in future. Best wishes, Charlie
  • EJ
    Written on May 21st, 2022
    Our guide Louise was extremely pleasant and very informative the scenery was beautiful and a very well organised tour
    Highland Explorer Tours commented on this review
    Thanks for leaving a review Elena. We're happy to hear you had a pleasant time with Louise and found the tour well organised! Best wishes. Charlie
  • Isle of Skye, Loch Ness & Inverness reviewer 8
    Written on October 10th, 2021
    One of the best tours we've taken, helped by low numbers. Tom, our tour guide and driver, was exceptional both in knowledge and customer service. He compiled …
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    Highland Explorer Tours commented on this review
    Hi Claire, thanks so much for your review. I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with Tom, our driver-guides are truly amazing and have excellent taste in music! We are so glad you enjoyed all the beauty that Scotland has to offer. We hope that you will join us again in future. Best wishes, Charlie
  • SN
    Written on October 22nd, 2020
    The tour was amazing! We had splendid weather, great service from Rich the tour guide who always a funny jokes and interesting stories/anecdotes - with great re…
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    Highland Explorer Tours commented on this review
    Hi Sanskriti, thank you so much for reviewing your recent tour with us! I'm so pleased to hear that you enjoyed yourself so much and enjoyed Rich's story telling and restaurant recommendations. We can't wait to have you back on tour! Paula
  • M
    Written on April 13th, 2020
    Steve was very knowledgeable of the area. Had loads of interesting stories.

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About Highland Explorer Tours

Highland Explorer Tours are dedicated to delivering the very best travel experiences every day. Our 1-6 day tours are designed to make the most of your time in our stunning country and to give you an authentic experience of Scotland. Our mission is to exceed your expectations, a commitment that is recognised by our VisitScotland 5 star accreditation and consistent excellent customer feedback. Scotland's landscape is stunningly beautiful with a magnificent history and culture that deserves to be told by the Scottish experts, our Guides. They will bring this heritage to life while ensuring you get to explore our nation's most breathtaking landscapes. Whether you are planning a day trip or a longer visit, our range of tours will give you an unforgettable insight into our country and its people, leaving memories that will last a lifetime.


Passionate Local Guides
Award Winning Tours of Scotland
Committed to Sustainability
Authentic Scottish Experience

We Are Committed To Your Well-Being

Well-Being On Tour

We have all adapted to this new world, where it’s imperative for us to take additional measures to stay healthy.

That’s why you can travel with us reassured that we have put numerous new measures in place to elevate our hygiene standards and protocols. The health and well-being of our guests and team have always been, and always will be our priority.

In this new, fast-changing Covid-19 era, we are doing all we can to adapt to new requirements and expectations. Here are some important new steps and procedures that we have implemented to enhance hygiene protocols, to comply with physical distancing requirements by relevant government authorities and to give you the needed peace of mind during your travels in these new times.

Expertly Trained Driver Guides

Our Driver Guides have recently been trained in new and enhanced hygiene and physical distancing procedures. They operate an enhanced duty of care and monitor the hygiene etiquette of our guests during our trips, reacting, and advising as needed to ensure high standards are maintained. We will inform you before you travel about new protocols required in these areas, and ask that you cooperate with and heed the advice and direction of our Driver Guides while on your tour. Our Driver Guides have preventative measures in place to try and ensure your well-being and in the event that any unexpected issues arise on tour, they will activate additional protocols.

A full Team of Support 24/7

It’s not just your Driver Guide who will be taking care of you. Behind the scenes, our operations and guest support teams are in contact with them and on-call 24/7, so you can rest assured that you’re in good hands.

Stringent On The Road Protocols

Our coaches are sanitised before the start of your trip and have always been kept to very high standards. Following the outbreak of COVID-19, we have taken additional measures to elevate our hygiene and sanitary practices in accordance with guidance from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and as required, applicable government regulations.

Our Driver Guides are trained with the latest hygiene protocols and will clean and disinfect all surfaces including handrails, door handles, tables, seats, air-conditioning filters and overhead lockers on a daily basis.

All our guests are asked to follow hygiene practices recommended by the World Health Organization including the thorough and regular washing of hands and sanitising when required. Hand sanitiser is available onboard for our guests to use throughout the day. Please bring your own hand sanitiser, washable face mask, and gloves with you, as these are required to be worn in public in some countries.

Should an unexpected situation arise, additional face masks, rubber gloves, antiviral sprays, and wipes are available for guest distribution on all trips.

Trusted Partners, Exceptional Standards

We are very selective in who we work with and choose to only use hotels, restaurants, ground handlers and venues that take the health and well-being of our guests as seriously as we do and agree to meet expected guidelines and specifications. We only work with establishments that we are confident will consistently adhere to our standards.

Smaller Groups, More Personal Space

We have worked to ensure our groups are divided into smaller sets at each stop, to ensure the required physical distancing is ensured.

Always In The Know

As part of The Travel Corporation, Highland Explorer Tours is kept up to date with all government advisories and travel alerts on a daily basis and is continually in touch with all of our partners on the ground in each destination. Also, rest assured that during your tour, our teams work to ensure our supplier partners (hotels, restaurants, museums, and other venues) are also applying the same standard to this new hygiene and distancing protocols, to the extent possible.

Personal Responsibility – COVID-19 Warning

We have introduced these enhanced hygiene protocols – for you, our other guests and our team members.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the UK Government, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.

We ask that you please take personal responsibility for your wellbeing. This begins with packing any personal protective equipment and sanitisers you require. Please adopt physical distancing and hygiene practices throughout your pre-trip travel arrangements and follow all health instruction whether physical signage or requests from our professional staff, once you are holidaying with us.

In choosing to travel with HAGGiS Adventures, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

Let’s help keep each other safe and healthy.

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Questions & Answers

  • Are meals included in the tour price?

    Your tour will stop at some excellent and varied restaurants en route with traditional and contemporary options to suit every palate. For maximum flexibility, your Tour Guide will be on hand to give you the locals’ tips on the best hidden gems and then the choice is yours to decide where, what and with whom to eat.
  • Can I be picked up or dropped off somewhere other than the Highland Explorer Office?

    To make the most of your tour, Highland Explorer only picks you up and returns you to the Highland Explorer Office to prevent wasting time on Day 1 of your tour. Most city centre accommodation is only a short walk/taxi ride from the office and has good public transport links so there should be no trouble getting there!
  • Are there any luggage restrictions?

    Highland Explorer allows each passenger to have one main piece of baggage with the total weight being no more than 44lbs/20kgs. You will find that the majority of tours have a 20kg luggage limit per person, as this provides luggage room on the transport for all travellers in the group. In addition, you can bring one daypack onboard the transport but you must be able to carry this around with you.
  • Are there any age restrictions?

    Unfortunately, Highland Explorer are unable to carry children under 5 years old and anyone under 17 must be accompanied by an adult. There is no maximum age restriction, so if you are young-at-heart or have a sense of adventure, then Highland Explorer would love to have you!
  • Where do your tours depart from?

    All Highland Explorer tours depart from the Highland Explorer Office located at 60 High Street on Edinburgh's Royal Mile. The Royal Mile has good public transport links so there should be no trouble getting there!

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Our team of experienced tour specialists have travelled to hundreds of countries around the globe and have decades of first-hand travel experience to share. Contact us now to have all of your tour-related questions answered!