Ellyn MeffordBurnet, TX, United States
James was the perfect guide for us on this trip. He worked with us to adjust the itinerary to meet our interests and needs. He was our very capable/knowledgeable guide in Stirling Castle and we got a glimpse of the Highlands with a visit to Loch Lomond--pub lunch, amazing photo view point of the Loch, whisky tasting along the way. He was charming and helpful and we enjoyed getting to know him. Thanks James--Lyn, Pete, Carol, and Jim
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aww Lyn :) It really was my pleasure taking you all on tour. Picking you up with luggage and taking you on tour is something I can't recommend enough, so many of my clients miss out in seeing so much more of Scotland as they tie themselves down to one accommodation for the whole duration of the vacation. I was delighted you guys planned over three locations! Have a safe journey home and I will try and send you some of those images now through the messaging platform. Many thanks James
Christine CeliaUnited States
Jim was a fabulous tour guide, so flexible and accommodating, he went above and beyond and made sure that our group (three adult children and parents) had a great time. We decided last minute that we wanted to see some of Glasgow and he was happy to oblige and gave us a driving tour before heading up to the Lochs. What a beautiful country! We've done cruise ship excursions before, but we got to see so much more at our own pace on a private tour. Cannot recommend Jim highly enough.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Christine, it was lovely to take you all out for the day and I'm delighted I done my little Scotland proud. She is a beautiful country and I will always try and accommodate your requests, after all, it might be the only time you get to visit Scotland. I hope to see you back sometime for a much longer visit and I can share the Highlands & Islands with you next time xxx
Curtis RowleyUnited States
James is a very friendly guy, and we were very happy with our tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I’m glad you enjoyed the day Curtis, thanks for touring with me.
Jay GrossmanUnited States
James was very personable and made our short time in Scotland very interesting and memorable. We highly recommend him for private touring.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jay, it was a pleasure touring with you all :)
Heather DreyerLeonia, NEW JERSEY, United States
WOW! what can I say about James?! He was just awesome! Definitely the HIGHLIGHT of our 12 day Scotland, Ireland Vacation. I contacted him not even 24 hours before we were going to be in Glasgow, for a more authentic Scottish Highland experince and Im so thankful we found James! He was super quick to respond and brought us on the most perfect tour experiencing the true Scotland Countryside. I will forever remember this experience as one of my all time favorites! Thank you James for the most wonderful day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Heather I had the most amazing days with you guys, I wish you both all the best in your bright future together & I hope to see you both back in Scotland again very soon. James
James BerglundUnited States
James was an amazing tour guide. When I first contacted him about potential tours he offered some slight variations which helped round out our tour. During the tour James was highly knowledgeable and informative. He quickly led us to best potential spots for learning Scottish history and vistas for the best photo opportunities. His tour vehicle comfortably fit the four large men in our tour party and he was a safe and competent driver. James was very personable and made us feel immediately comfortable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much James, I’m glad you all enjoyed our day together.
Bruce JohnsonUnited States
Excellent. The ship arrived at the port nearly 4 hours later than it was supposed to, but James was there ready to go. He had figured out an alternated tour that could be fit into our reduced time in port. As it turned out, he was able to give us an excellent introduction to the countryside and aside from visiting Stirling Castle and having lunch at the Drovers Pub, we were able to see most of the countryside in a 4 hour tour that was originally scheduled for an 8 hour tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I’m glad you all enjoyed the day, I made it my mission to show you as much of Scotland as possible as I hope to see you back next time for a longer visit to my beautiful country.
Maria LasdayUnited States
James was a fantastic tour guide. He was very engaging, knowledgeable, and personable. He is very passionate and professional about his responsibilities as a tour guide. He showed us some great areas in Stirling and the Highlands. We loved the lunch spot that he suggested for lunch. We would highly recommend James.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Maria I loved sharing some hidden gems with you that only a local would know. I hope your taken some extra knowledge back to Bannockburn about its namesake. I hope you & Alan are enjoying the rest of your vacation and the cruise is all going to plan xxx
Todd GarriguesUnited States
Great day tour for the family (from the cruise port @ Greenock). James did a fantastic job keeping the kids (and adults) entertained + engaged through entire day... several great moments; dressing kids up as Jester @ castle, lunch @ Dovers Inn dating back to 1705, skipping rocks @ Loch Lomond, feeding hairy cows along the way... these were some of the moments in addition to the tour if you will - James was a great source of knowledge @ Stirling, and of the area in general...Highly recommended for any tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Todd, it was a fun day for me too the boys were great fun :)
Susan RussoUnited States
My husband, daughter and myself took a customized tour with James. Wanted to explore specific places related to family history as well as get a truly authentic feel of Scotland. He was INCREDIBLE! Extremely friendly, well prepared, on time, and very knowledgeable. He even ate a lunch oh haggis with my daughter. I have used tours by locals before and never been disappointed but James was the best yet!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Susan I had a great time with you all we had some great laughs and fantastic weather too. You need to man up next time for the Haggis challenge! LOL
Our group of six was met at the cruise terminal by James with a great smile and enthusiasm. This set the pace of the day to follow. James gave great information and stories from his Heritage, that made this excursion very special. We visited several sites that were mentioned on the tour and some that were only known to locals which made it the tour extra special. Highly recommend James and enjoyed the day filled with laughter. Well done and thanks for The warm and wonderful Scottish Spirit!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Nagib, it really was my pleasure to take you and your group on tour. I had a ton of fun as you were all very fun and interesting people to be with. I hope the rest of the tour was as enjoyable for you all tell everyone I send my best and haste ye back to my wee country.
Emmette GrahamUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Spike it was great fun touring with you all.
Debbie Busby-EdebiriUnited States
James was great! He was friendly and pleasant to be with. He customized our tour to allow us to see some family history areas of our ancestors which made the tour even more special. He thought of everything including bringing water and snacks for us. We loved trying IRNBRU which was a fabulous soda. We loved the lunch spot and even tried Haggis after he convinced us it was nice! And to our surprise, it wasn't bad! Definitely recommend James for your private tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Debbie, It really was a pleasure taking you and your family out for the day. Your mum was so much fun but hey if you have seen one Mum you have seen them all! (not on this occasion she made me laugh so much) . I hope to see you all back again soon as I would love to take you to New Lanark & Biggar next time. I hope mum is pacing herself on that licorice toffee :) I was also delighted to take you to your ancestral home it really was breathtaking. Thanks for choosing me for such a special visit.