Diane McGuirkWynantskill, NY, United States
Michelle enthusiastically showed us the countryside of the Isle of Skye and took us to places the average traveler would never see. We toured the castle where Michelle was once employed- so she had many interesting and intimate stories to relay about the building and it's artifacts. She had us climbing hills and walking through fields in the quest of exploring ruins and burial sites. There were also impromptu stops at a local museum, a bakery and even a craft fair. We had a fun filled day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Diane, thank you very much for the lovely review. I'm very pleased you all greatly enjoyed the day tour. It was a pleasure to meet you all. All the best Michelle
Dave YoungForest, VA, United States
Michelle was unequivocally one of the best tour guides we've had over a multitude of tours around the world. She is personable, extremely knowledgeable of the Isle of Skye and Scottish history overall, and a fun person with whom to spend the day. She adjusted the schedule to accommodate the changing weather conditions. Her knowledge of Dunvegan Castle was extraordinary complimented by her personal experience of working there for four years. One will not regret engaging Michelle as a Skye guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dave thank you very much for the wonderful five star review. I'm very happy you both enjoyed the day tour. It was a pleasure being your guide for the day and meeting you both. Kind regards Michelle
Konstantin YudintsevUnited Kingdom
Amazing guide with deep knowledge of local history.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Konstantin, it was great meeting you all, I'm glad you all enjoyed the day tour. Warm regards Michelle
Libby HodgesUnited States
Michelle is a gem. She accommodated my family so well. She was great with the kids. We were able to see so many things we may have missed! Thank you, Michelle!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Libby - thank you very much for the wonderful review, it was a pleasure guiding your lovely family for the day. I'm very happy you all greatly enjoyed the day tour. All the best Michelle
Carol FenolioUnited States
Michelle was the perfect guide for the MacLeod Dunvegan Castle on the Isle Of Skye. She had worked for the Laird Hugh MacLeod for 5 years doing restoration on items in the Castle. I was so impressed with her knowledge of all things MacLeod and she answered all my questions. The tour was magical and it could not have been better. I highly recommend her as she is a local Scottish and has lived in Scotland for a long time. Thank you so much, Michelle!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Carol Thank you very much for the lovely review. I'm very pleased you enjoyed the day tour and I'm happy that given your ancestry, I was able to deliver the knowledge and magic of Dunvegan Castle to you. Regards Michelle
Bob PatevUnited States
Despite the rain, we had an amazing tour of the island with many different hidden gems along the way. Michelle was a great hostess for our an amazing day in the Isle of Skye. Highly recommend this tour for those that love to hear some fun stories about the myths and faeries of this beautiful part of Scotland.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Bob Thank you very much for the wonderful review, it was a pleasure to be your guide for the day and I'm really pleased you enjoyed the Faeries, Myths & Legends day tour. Kind regards Michelle
Kipp ScottUnited States
Claire MorencyUnited States
Michelle was an amazing guide. She was quite personable, friendly, very knowledgeable, and sensitive to my needs and desires. She took me to out-of-the-way magical places which I could never have found on my own. My day with Michelle was the highlight of my trip to Skye.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Claire Thank you very much for the wonderful review. I'm so happy you enjoyed the day tour, it was great meeting you and a pleasure to show you a few hidden gems on the Island. I hope to meet you again one day. Kind regards Michelle
The 4 of us thoroughly enjoyed Michelle's tour. Michelle has extensive historical knowledge of the island and she always had a story to tell us about where we visited. We were on the island for 2 days and visited all the island highlights that were of interest to us. Michelle offered us many insights into the way of life on the island and this gave us a good appreciation of the is,and. It is a beautiful spot and we would like to return one day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Penelope Thank you very much for the excellent review. I'm very happy you all thoroughly enjoyed the day tours and gained alot from the knowledge provided. Kind regards Michelle
Timothy Amyas HartnollSingapore
Knowledgeable and interesting day tour with Michelle I learnt a lot from her about Skye and Scottish history. Lovely lady with a nice sense of humour and enjoyed Our conservation
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Timothy Thank you very much for the wonderful review. It was great to meet you and I'm very happy you enjoyed the day tour on Skye. Michelle
Garrett S.United States
This was a fabulous tour allowing us to get the highlights in the condensed time we had. Fun with just the right balance of history, sight seeing and walking. Michelle is a wonderful guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Garrett Thank you very much for the wonderful review. It was a pleasure meeting you both and I very much enjoyed being your guide for the day and showing you around the Island. Kind regards Michelle
Nate BennettUnited States
Had high hopes for this tour, but it didn't work out. We chose Michelle because she promised to do some research on our ancestors, to find gravesites, etc., on Skye. This was a big selling point that was then not delivered on. True, the day of the tour weather was terrible and perhaps she hoped we'd cancel - but we had come too far to do that. Finally, she promised to send some pics after the trip that she had taken of our group on her camera. In spite of reach outs by us and TBL staff, she has not.
Rachel SpinaUnited States
Michelle is THE most incredible tour guide! She has had some amazing jobs that give her added experience and expertise that make her tours a cut above the rest. Her appreciation and knowledge of history is remarkable. She really knows her stuff! It's more than that though, she takes the time to get to know you. She wants it to be YOUR tour. You see and do a lot but she never rushes you. You will not be disappointed with your tour, 100%.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Rachel for the 5* review. It was great to meet you and your wonderful companion Thorin. I am really happy you enjoyed the day tour, and learnt and got alot out of the day. Best wishes Michelle
Bob GesslerUnited States
We felt very fortunate to have had Michelle on our tour today. When I first contacted Tours by Locals regarding our stop at the Isle of Sky I found that there's was three guides there. I wrote a paragraph explaining that my wife's family was believed to have come from there and that i wanted to see some locations to support that belief. Two of the guides responded that they did not know anything about that. Michelle that she would do some research she today showed the results of that research. Great!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the five star review. I'm really happy you both enjoyed the day tour. It has been a pleasure to show you around the Island and it was fascinating doing the research of your wife's Clan.
Debbie LundCALIFORNIA, United States
Michelle was absolutely wonderful! She was able to squeeze in everything we wanted to see and do even tho it was pouring rain. Taking us to the Rha waterfalls so my daughter could swim was definitely the highlight of our excursion. You will be pleased if you book a tour with Michelle!
Sharon WilliamsUnited States
Michelle is amazing - her knowledge of the area and history was 5 star. The tour was everything I wanted. THANKS!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sharon for your kind words, it was my absolute pleasure to take you on your day tour. Best regards Michelle