We were on a two week tour of Scotland and England and the highlight of the entire trip was our three day guided tour of the Isle of Skye and the Scottish Highlands. What made the trip so outstanding was due in large part to our tour guide, Tony. His knowledge of the countryside, the history of Scotland and its origins and the historical characters that played such a defining role in its past were just mind-boggling. his knowledge was so complete that we felt like we had gotten a college degree in Scottish history by the time the tour was over. He took us to so many historical sites during our three days that we felt like we had covered everything of importance there was to see and that we had a real appreciation for what the real Scotland is all about. Tony's easy going manner and eagerness to answer any questions we had made it such a pleasurable experience. I can't recommend this tour highly enough.
This was an exceptional trip with so much natural beauty and history. Our guide Tony made history come alive and made sure everyone had a great experience. Would highly recommend touring the Isle of Skye.
We were very fortunate to have Jamie S. as our guide! He was very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and funny. He was also an excellent driver.
Best tour ever!!! 3 perfect days, we visited amazing places, the bus was great, and the driver/guide Kirsty was the best!! She really made our tour so much better!! Also the B and B was really great. I really recommend it.
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The trip was truly amazing. We were fortunate to have 3 glorious sunny weather. Our guide Sandy was really fun and told us a lot of folk tales. The sceneries were breathtaking.
Lots of activities crammed into those 3 days. The best was the afternoon spent at Dunvegan Castle
This tour exceeded all our expectations. Tony our tour guide and driver made our tour so enjoyable. His knowledge of facts of the area, and mythology along with song were wonderful. Tony also was very sensitive towards all the guests' needs. Everything ran on time and very calm. Highly recommend.
Excellent guided tour! Our guide was a wealth of information and sensitive to individual needs.
Our tour guide Lee was exceptional! We learned the history of Scotland while viewing Loch Ness , and the Highlands and the Isle of Skye. The view was beautiful and the funny stories Lee told helped make the trip exceptional.
Scot was a great tour guide. There were about 30 people total and we managed to see a lot within the 3 days. The landscape is gorgeous, but I was a bit let down by the Hogwarts Express - the tickets were second-class, so we didn't get the full Harry Potter experience.
A great trip and an amazing guide. Sandy was such a lovely storyteller. Thank you!
After many mishaps out tour company and their guide were amazing to help us catch up to the group!!! The accommodating and helpful nature alone has sold me and I will use them again! Tony you wee a fantastic guide, great storyteller and an all around pleasure to be around.....you love what you do!!!
This tour was amazing. Our guides, Tony and Sinclair, were extremely well-knowing and amusing and they managed to show us the essence of Scotlande in just three days.
this tour was amazing. Our guides, Tony and Sinclair, made it even better with their vast knowledge of local history and myth. Their tales of Elfin, the fairy king, and others, was fantastic. I would recommend this trip to anyone.
Everything was exceptional! Our guide , Duncan, was brilliant- great knowledge of history, entertaining stories, music, where to find Harry coos.... The places we visited were beyond beautiful and lodging perfect.
We had a wonderful experience in spite of the weather - cold, windy and often wet. Our tour guide/driver was Joe and he provided a wonderful experience and information we would not have received form most guides. He being a true Scottish Highlander, with the accompanying brogue, provided above and beyond service. Can't thank him enough for all he did.
Our tour guide, Tony, was amazing. He added so much to the tour. His stories were fantastic and his knowledge of history was impressive. We definitely want to go on another tour with him in the future.
We got off to a rough start as our guide, Joe, was a bit of a drill sergeant. But by day 3 we found him to be funny, very knowledgable and quite enjoyable. The scenery and the places we stopped couldn't be beat. It was an amazing tour!
Tour was wonderful. Joe our guide was very knowledgeable and took us to some really exciting spots and places that we were not expecting. He gave us a lot of history and background, an awesome guy! My only gripe was the hogwarts express ride left a bit to be desired. Would book again with Joe !
It was awesome! The scenery, the history, and the people were great! And having a tour guide who knew the history made it better. Scott was amazing and kind. He even made a little detour so we could see something we wanted to see but wasn and #39;t on the itinerary.
One really cannot say enough about this trip. It was the highlight of our holiday in the UK. Everything about this trip that was set up by Highland Tours was amazing. The most special part of this trip was our tour guide, Scot. He is an invaluable resource. His genuine passion for everything Scotland bled through every story he told making the trip so enjoyable. What could have been many hours on the bus listening to music was broken up with his stories about the history of Scotland. While I certainly cannot speak to the other tour guides available, I cannot imagine doing the trip again without Scot. We chose the B and B option, and had a lovely accommodation with an excellent view of the sea and mountains in the background from our room. My only suggestion for the future would be to offer a trip geared towards younger/outdoorsy focused people. One piece of advice for travelers is to sit on the left side of the bus on Day 1 and 3, much better views!
This tour was great! We crammed in a lot over three days -- stops at castles, distilleries, breweries, loch ness, little towns in the highlands, and beautiful spots across the isle of skye. Our guide, Tony, was super informative, giving us background on the local history and folklore, once-upon-a-time stories, and funny anecdotes. Even when things went wrong on our last days, an accident closed the rode leaving Skye, and then our ferry left early with no notice so we had to catch a later one..., he was calm and organized and got us where we needed to be, when we needed to be there.
I was a little apprehensive about taking a bus tour, but we never spent too long on the bus without a stop, and all the stops were long enough to stretch your legs, use a restroom, or see whatever there was to see. Even if you're not a bus tour person, I would recommend this as a great way to see a lot and get a great overview of the highlands!
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