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Highland Weekender

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Highland Weekender - Haggis Adventures
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Anonymous "I had a magical experience in the Highlands. It was indescribable. I feel so fortunate that I got to see and hear about the history and culture from Caitlin. She is invested, communicative, genuine, knowledgeable, fun, and entertaining. Caitlin is truly a gem. And so is her pet, Derrick. I think the whole trip was authentic and eye opening. I wouldn’t have been able to appreciate it as much withou..."
Excellent
41 reviews
Starts
Edinburgh
Destinations
+11
Ends
Edinburgh
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Highlights

  • Explore the forests of Perthshire
  • Sample Scotland’s national drink
  • Visit Clava Cairns & Culloden Battlefield
  • Discover the mysterious “Weeping Glen”
Age range
18 to 39 year olds
Max Group Size
25
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Travel style
Discovery, Coach / Bus
Start and end in Edinburgh! With the discovery tour Highland Weekender, you have a 2 day tour package taking you through Edinburgh, Scotland and 11 other destinations in Scotland. Highland Weekender includes an expert guide, transport and more.

41 Reviews

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  • S
    Written on August 7, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    we had two guides Christie and Gill. Christie in the first day was excellent tour and very professional, had well structured plan and very good in explaining the history behind every site. Gill was very annoying and loud most of the time that i stopped listening to her.
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  • C
    Written on July 13, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Caitlin was really an amazing tour guide! I learned so much from her, and really enjoyed the history, legends, and jokes that she told us!
    Haggis Adventures commented on this review
    Hi Collin, Thank you for the five-star rating. We are glad you enjoyed the Highland Weekender with Caitlin, she is a superstar! Hope to see you travel with us again soon. Best, Siiri
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  • Highland Weekender reviewer 3
    Written on July 8, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    I truly do not believe I would have appreciated the experience of traveling throughout the Highlands if it had not been for the knowledgeable, personable, genuine, Caitlin, the amazing crew at the youth hostel and on the Loch Ness tour. I was entranced throughout the entire bus tour because I felt connected to the history that I hadn’t learned in school before. I was constantly reminded of one of my favorite Disney films, Brave. I loved the movie because of its cultural inclusions of the symbols, myths, clan systems, and strong will of the characters which resonated with the manner of the country. When I started seeing and hearing about the differences between the Highlands and the Lowlands I was enamored by the beauty of the landscape. I felt like I was in a fairytale. Of course, the stories may have helped me imagine unicorns, fairies, mountainous sisters, and rivers of youth and beauty. My disbelief was effectively suspended because the stories went back far enough and were passed down consistently enough for them to be legends. With the historical stories about Scotland, the Jacobite uprisings, the feud between clans, and conflict over the Crown, I was at times shocked, horrified, and deeply saddened. Not unlike the horrendous atrocities that occurred in my own countries history, I think the history of Scotland has shaped the culture and values for today’s inhabitants. There is a true sense of perseverance within the Scottish peoples and their willingness to share their culture to prevent its erasure is inspiring to someone like me, who is also unable to trace my personal and ancestral history back, and who also has had my culture outlawed, bastardized, criminalized, and erased. The disconnect between the Highlanders and their identity is something that I could empathize with and I began to see the land populated more with those adorable sheep much differently, when the lack of people was called to my attention. I now have a greater appreciation and knowledge of Scottish culture (and whiskey). I had so much fun and frequently commented throughout, how I would have never imagined myself doing all the activities we did. I feel so fortunate and grateful that I got to go and that I got to meet the wonderful people I did; I feel like I even got to know everyone in our group a little better, which was nice.
    Haggis Adventures commented on this review
    Hi Azyia! Thank you so much for your amazing review for your trip with Caitlin. I am so pleased you had such a wonderful and moving experience in the Highlands. It is truly a magical place with some unbelieveable history. I hope you are able to come back again for another adventure with us in the future. Kind Regards, Stephanie
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  • A
    Written on July 8, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    I truly do not believe I would have appreciated the experience of traveling throughout the Highlands if it had not been for the knowledgeable, personable, genuine, Caitlin, the amazing crew at the youth hostel and on the Loch Ness tour. I was entranced throughout the entire bus tour because I felt connected to the history that I hadn’t learned in school before. I was constantly reminded of one of my favorite Disney films, Brave. I loved the movie because of its cultural inclusions of the symbols, myths, clan systems, and strong will of the characters which resonated with the manner of the country. When I started seeing and hearing about the differences between the Highlands and the Lowlands I was enamored by the beauty of the landscape. I felt like I was in a fairytale. Of course, the stories may have helped me imagine unicorns, fairies, mountainous sisters, and rivers of youth and beauty. My disbelief was effectively suspended because the stories went back far enough and were passed down consistently enough for them to be legends. With the historical stories about Scotland, the Jacobite uprisings, the feud between clans, and conflict over the Crown, I was at times shocked, horrified, and deeply saddened. Not unlike the horrendous atrocities that occurred in my own countries history, I think the history of Scotland has shaped the culture and values for today’s inhabitants. There is a true sense of perseverance within the Scottish peoples and their willingness to share their culture to prevent its erasure is inspiring to someone like me, who is also unable to trace my personal and ancestral history back, and who has also had my culture outlawed, bastardized, criminalized, and erased. The disconnect between the Highlanders and their identity is something that I could empathize with and I began to see the land populated more with those adorable sheep much differently when the lack of people was called to my attention. I now have a greater appreciation and knowledge of Scottish culture (and whiskey). I had so much fun and frequently commented throughout, how I would have never imagined myself doing all the activities we did. I feel so fortunate and grateful that I got to go and that I got to meet the wonderful people I did; I feel like I even got to know everyone in our group a little better, which was nice.
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  • A
    Written on July 6, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    I had a magical experience in the Highlands. It was indescribable. I feel so fortunate that I got to see and hear about the history and culture from Caitlin. She is invested, communicative, genuine, knowledgeable, fun, and entertaining. Caitlin is truly a gem. And so is her pet, Derrick. I think the whole trip was authentic and eye opening. I wouldn’t have been able to appreciate it as much without the tour. I hope I get to come back soon.
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  • A
    Written on July 6, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    I had a magical experience and I am so grateful to have had a tour guide like Caitlin who was genuinely invested, entertaining, and knowledgeable. She is a gem.
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  • N
    Written on July 6, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Kirsty was a fantastic guide on our tour explaining history, playing music , surprising us with a bagpiper to the dance. It was great an I will highly recommend this tour to anyone going to Scotland we had such a great time!!
    Haggis Adventures commented on this review
    Hi Nadine, Thank you for such a wonderful review. It is great to hear you had a fantastic tour with Kirsty. We truly appreciate your recommendation. All the best for your future travels. Kind regards, Siiri
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  • K
    Written on June 28, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Caitlin was a fire cracker who made the adventure so enjoyable. She's professional, knowledgable, and positive. Miss her already
    Haggis Adventures commented on this review
    Hi Kellie, Thank you for your feedback. I will make sure Caitlin gets your message - she is such a star! Hope to see you on another adventure soon. Best regards, Siiri
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  • M
    Written on June 28, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Caitlin is an amazing tour guide! Her stories were both entertaining and educational. I loved her music choices and loved hearing her tell us all about them. She was an excellent driver, and I never once felt concerned about my safety even though the roads were curvy and crazy. I had so much fun! I wish I could have gone up to the Highlands for a whole week :)
    Haggis Adventures commented on this review
    Hi Martha, Thank you for your nice feedback. I am glad to hear you had a great time on tour with Caitlin. She is a great driver guide and good to hear you enjoyed her music too. We hope you can join us on another adventure soon! Best, Siiri
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  • Highland Weekender reviewer 10
    Written on June 25, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Caitlin is extremely knowledgeable on everything Scotland. She made not only the historical sites come alive but also the bus ride itself. She is the m**********n GOAT.
    Haggis Adventures commented on this review
    Hi Sasha, Thank you for a positive review. I am thrilled to hear you had a great tour with Caitlin - a true superstar! Hope you had safe travels back home. Best, Siiri
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Itinerary

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  1. DAY 1: EDINBURGH TO LOCH NESS
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    • What type of Visa do I need to travel to Scotland?

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    • Can I bring my 8 year old son on this tour?

      Unfortunately not as the age range for this particular tour is 18-70 years of age.

    • We see that it is possible to pay for the accommodation on arrival. Would that increase the price or would it stay the same?

      There is no difference between the prices of the accommodation that I would be aware of. Some clients simply prefer to have the accommodation booked upfront and some prefer to book it directly in the destination.

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    Guides who have led this tour

    • Yvonne Richmond
      "I’m a passionate Scot who absolutely loves their country. I love travelling and meeting new people..."
    • Gill Renilson
      "In Scotland, no two days are the same and the landscapes I see every day always amaze me and keep me..."
    • Caitlin Burnett
      "I have been working for Haggis Adventures and Highland Explorer for a year and a half now, and it has..."
    • Mahri Stewart
      "Hello! I have been a guide for HAGGiS Adventures for almost 3 years now and I adore absolutely every..."
    • Lee Duncan
    • Steve Syme
    • Kirsty worden

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    Location
    Start and end in Edinburgh.
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    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $170 to confirm this Haggis Adventures booking. The remaining balance is then payable 50 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 8 October 2018 the full payment of $162 is necessary.
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    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 50 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $162 for Highland Weekender, but the deposit of $170 is non-refundable.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 442 km.
    • Edinburgh (Scotland)
    • 73 km
    • Dunkeld (Scotland)
    • 2 km
    • The Hermitage (Scotland)
    • 72 km
    • Aviemore (Scotland)
    • 35 km
    • Clava Cairns (Scotland)
    • 4 km
    • Culloden (Scotland)
    • 50 km
    • Fort Augustus (Scotland)
    • 31 km
    • Spean Bridge (Scotland)
    • 14 km
    • Fort William (Scotland)
    • 15 km
    • Glencoe (Scotland)
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