About Us

Our story

The Highland Explorer brand began its journey in 2006. We are part of the Edinburgh based Radical Travel Group Ltd, a local award-winning company with 25 years experience of delivering world class tours throughout Scotland.

Our mission

We are dedicated to delivering the very best travel experiences every day. Our 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 local 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

Our guides love Scotland; they want you to experience the best we have to offer and to understand why it’s such a special place. These highly trained and friendly locals will help you discover our history, culture, wildlife and breathtaking scenery. They appreciate that travel is as much about having a great time as it is about discovering new places. Our company is proud to have achieved ‘Investors in People’ recognition for our unrivalled training and development programmes. We genuinely believe we have the best guides.

iKnow Scotland – Information Partner with VisitScotland

We are proud to be providing local information to visitors as an accredited VisitScotland Information Partner (VIP). We want to ensure that you get the most from your visit to Scotland, so if you need any advice or information on what to see and do on your holiday here, visit us in our office in the heart of the Royal Mile.

Our fleet

Our Mercedes-Benz climate controlled midi-coaches are ideal for getting off the beaten track and exploring the real Scotland. Our custom built fleet is continuously upgraded for your comfort. Low-emission and eco-friendly, complete with onboard recycling zones and big windows. Sit back, relax and enjoy the best that Scotland has to offer.