SCOTLAND TOURS, DONE DIFFERENTLY
Our award winning 1-10 day Highland tours depart Edinburgh and span Scotland from pub to mountain, from beach to monster and all the best bits in-between including; Loch Ness, Glencoe, the Isle of Skye, Orkney and the Outer Hebrides to name a few. We even venture to the remote Shetland Isles to celebrate Up Helly Aa Viking Fire Festival!
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 have always stuck stubbornly to our mission – to make every trip we run the best yet. We believe that a country’s culture, history, myths and legends can only truly come to life through a local and that you can have an incredible time travelling on a budget. Therefore choice is at the heart of what we do. It’s your trip so we don’t package or impose restrictive kitties.
We also have a book and go guarantee and mean just that. We 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!
HAGGiS has built its reputation through word of mouth recommendation and having started with just one trip we now run a whole range of award-winning adventures throughout Scotland.
Why go HAGGiS?
PASSIONATE, LEGENDARY & STUNNING
We’re a proud bunch who know what makes an unforgettable trip. You’re travelling in our backyard so we consider it our duty to get you loving our homeland as much as we do!
Our mission is to make each trip we run the best yet. We love travel and travelling with like-minded people. It’s all about getting out there and doing stuff, discovering new things and having a blast with the people you travel with. We’ve picked up a few awards along the way and that’s because we have a legendary team of who are passionate about what they do. Get ready for THE best time of your travels…
Legendary – that’s just one way we can describe our team but the most accurate. Unique characters all with bags of energy, enthusiasm and a breath-taking knowledge of their homeland, they’re the ones who will make your HAGGiS trip the most unforgettable travel experience of your life.
We know you are travelling on a budget so you should spend your cash how you want to. If we do stop at a paid attraction, there’s always a free alternative that’s just as good. Hostel accommodation is guaranteed on all trips. We reserve the beds and you choose to ‘Pay As You Go’ or ‘Pre-Pay’ with one of our bundles. You can also treat yourself to a Private Room upgrade where available.
OUR BOOK & GO GUARANTEE
We mean just that. Once you book your trip, it will run. Since 1993 we have never, ever, ever, cancelled a single trip. You’ve made the effort to come see our country, so it’s the least we can do!
THE FAMOUS HAGGIS BUSES
Our yellow Mercedes Benz coaches are the latest models, custom built for exploring and have eco-friendly (low-emission) engines – ideally suited for getting off the beaten track. Your comfort and safety are top priorities to us. We like to do things properly!
Recognised as the best, our guys are in a class of their own. They were born to show off their country in a style that has made them world famous! With them leading the way you will leave our shores loving our homeland as much as we do!
Imagine a wild, mountainous landscape covered in dense forest and home to brown bear, wild boar and wolves. Two thousand years ago that is what the Romans found as they attempted to expand their empire into Scotland. They retreated, defeated by the landscape and declared this land the end of the world.
The Romans called this land ‘Caledonia’, meaning ‘wooded heights’. Later, that name led to the term ‘Caledonian Forest’ describing the native woodland which covered much of the Highlands of Scotland.
Today, after centuries of deforestation, less than 1% of the original forests survive and with many other countries now repeating the same ecological mistakes the onus is on us to reverse the damage and provide a model for similar projects across the globe.
No stress, your hostel dorm bed is booked in the best hostels available but not included in the price.
At the time of booking, you can choose to either:
- ‘Pay as You Go’ and pay approx. £24pppn on arrival to the hostel or
- Choose the ‘Pre-Pay Bundle’ to pay for this in advance
Your bed is booked in a dorm which has typically 4-8 beds and has got a shared bathroom.
‘Pre-Pay Private Room Bundles’ are limited and subject to availability. The majority of private rooms are of the same standard as the hostel dorms, generally, do not have ensuite bathrooms and are accommodated within the same building as the rest of the group. Where this is not possible, you may be required to make your own way to your accommodation located a short walk away from the main drop off point. All private rooms are twin rooms and must be reserved for two passengers.