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Ally Alastair was our tour guide and he has an encyclopedic knowledge of Scottish history. You gotta do this tour.
This was a fantastic tour and highly recommended. Our guide, Jonathan was very entertaining and full of interesting facts. Stops along the tour, in small towns like Callandar and Pitlochry, are great. The highlands are amazing and there will be plenty of photo opportunities. There's plenty of choices for lunch at Fort Augustus. Best way to see the highlands from Edinburgh.
The driver Richard was very knowledgable and told us all the famous landmarks and the story behind them. There were plenty of time for photography. The views were sensation. The lunch was not the best at the Moorings. It is definitely a worthwhile trip if you are in Scotland.
We really enjoyed seeing the beauty of the Highlands and feel we learned a lot about Scotland on the tour. Eric was wonderfully informative and entertaining. The three Scottish songs he sang were a highlight of the tour for his voice was lovely. Three cheers for a terrific tour guide!!!
Excellent tour. Lots of interesting information by our guide Jan and nice Scottish tunes while on route. Well worth the money.
Eric, the singing driver, was amazing! Great knowledge of the local history, and the young fellow on the boat, can't remember his name, was very engaging and funny. I highly recommend this tour.
Had a great rime, the guide was funny, new his history and was a pleasure to be around. Good level of stops as well.
Gill was so knowledgable, and gave us a history lesson. I bought books on Scottish history after this tour. Loved the beautiful trip and back. I would say skip the boat ride on Lock Ness, unless you just want a boat ride on the water. Nothing more to it than that. Overall, great trip.
I loved this tour,Pete was Great..my only regret is wanted to see Urquhart Castle ?
maybe next time.
Took this tour in early August 2015. We were so fortunate to have the amazing Stephen as out trip leader for the day. Stephen made Scottish history and folklore come alive as we travelled up to the highlands. We learned so much about this country in one day that it felt like we really got to know the place. Stephen even played Scottish music and sang a little on our tour! Apart from the trip leader, the tour itself was amazing and we got to see everything we wanted. a big bonus was the small size of the bus. Stephen put all 16 or so guests at ease and we all got along talking all day long! On the way home we asked Stephen to get us close to a highland cow and he absolutely delivered!! The trip was inspiring and I', sure we'll be back to the highlands one day.
It was a great tour, not least because of our guide Audrey, her infectious enthusiasm, sense of humor, cheerful attitude, and competence. Audrey, thank you very much!
I loved that this was a small group. I brought 12 people so we got our own bus plus 2 people that joined us. The Highlands were amazing, breathtaking. Loch Ness was a typical tourist trap, probably won't go there again. To be honest, I don't remember Glencoe. What made our trip truly wonderful was our guide, Ally. There were a few teachers on the bus and we all commented on how he would give us history and then later go back and quiz or make reference to what he had told us before. We definitely learned the most about Scotland because of him. Ally was friendly and animated, which made the trip very enjoyable. If I book through the local tour company again, I will request Ally!!
Excellent tour, beautiful bus, entertaining tour guide out of Rabbis in Edinburgh. Scenery was fabulous, a definite must!
The driver is the best driver ever, perfect arrangements, awesome and impressive.
This tour was absolutely fabulous! The sites were stunningly beautiful and our tour guide, Gill, was a pleasure. She was extremely friendly and informative, and also provided wonderful music as the soundtrack to our journey. I would recommend this tour to everyone.
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Ally our guide did an exceptional service. The man is full of life and it shows in his attitude. He provided in depth information as we drove through the country side. Made stops to take pictures. If I were ever to do come to Edinburgh, I sure will ask for him and so should you, I guarantee you will get your moneys worth. He has gone above and beyond. Keep it up Ally.
Our tourguide Mac was incredibly funny and told all kinds of stories during the drive - primarily historical accounts of wars and clan history, and mixing it up with fairy tale stories, modern relevences such as movie locations and current news. I would recommend it to other travelers looking to travel for a day outside Edinburgh.
The landscape and scenery on this tour are PHENOMENAL! Ally was our guide for this tour, and he is a blast to spend the day with. My favorite part of the tour was when we stopped at the marshes, and several stops during our tour of Glencoe. I am only disappointed my photography skills aren't capable of capturing how breathtaking the highlands of Scotland are. Thank you for a great tour!
Informative, fun, and easy peasy. Our driver was quick to point out things those not taking a comfortable tour probably would miss. Spacing between rest stops and lunch were perfect-- especially for guys of a certain age who can't hold it. Highly recommended.
Fabulous . Eric made the tour exceptional. Give him a raise. Could not have been better.