Ronald P.United States
Fantastic! Do not cheat yourself by visiting the Highlands or Skye and not touring with Jonny. He is a true professional - knowledgeable, kind, personable, strong communicator and more! His vehicle is immaculate, comfortable and well suited for sightseeing. He was waiting for us at our start time, completely flexible and tailored the tour to suit our likes and preferences. For decades we have toured with guides around the world and Jonny is among the best, if not the best!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ronald thank you for your glowing review are you sure you have got the right person? It was a pleasure to show you the Highlands your and your family were great fun to show around Thanks once again John
Thomas ChristieUnited States
John was great. Polite, spotless....willing to accommodate our needs and wishes. Easy to understand English. Prompt. We went to the Dunrobin Castle. Rainy day. Falconry demo was exceptional due, in part, to the witty humor of the falconer.Did the Loch Ness and Urghart castle tour an the way up from Inverness, and lots of cool scenery on the way back.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Glad you enjoyed the tour hope you come back again to see more of the Highlands
Jennifer MaustUnited States
We had an amazing time with John on our tour of Inverness and the surrounding countryside. John is extremely personable and made us all feel at ease right away. He learns about your group through conversation and then caters the tour to your group. For example, we spoke of how several of our party were golfers, so he took us to a course that is used for the Open. John also knows a lot about the area and tells stories that are interesting and fun. I highly recommend him. We loved our tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Jennifer for your kind word's You were all great fun and it was a pleasure to show you the Highlands I shall look forward to meeting you again
Gail ZwirnerUnited States
John was an exceptional guide. We were on a tight schedule, coming to and leaving Inverness by train from Edinburgh. He was able to accommodate our ambitious wish list of Plotkin, Eilean Donan Castle and Skye's Old Man of Storr with lunch and get back to the last 6:30 train. He showed us Inverness with a nice drive along Loch Ness as well. Brilliant.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Gail Thanks for your kind review It was a pleasure to show you the Highlands pity that the weather wasn't to good but that you enjoyed the tour
Allen PennebakerUnited States
This was the best private guided tour I have had. Loaded with information. Clearly understandable. Very flexible. Punctual.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your kind review.. it was a pleasure to show you the Highlands
Allen PennebakerUnited States
Denise PelchatUnited States
We used the private tour services of John, and couldn't have been more satisfied. He was always on time and pleasant. His knowledge of the areas we visited was so helpful, and he was accommodating to my group with our many questions and requests for photo opportunities! We will certainly use his services again when we visit again, and are referring him to several people who are planning trips in the near future. We all felt very fortunate to have him as our tour guide. Without hesitation, 5 stars
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Denise Glad that you enjoyed your tour and I hope you have all calmed down after seeing all the new born lambs and ducklings John
Mary McEachronUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mary Glad you enjoyed the tour Do come back again to see more of the Highlands
Christine WarrenUnited States
John was amazing. Today was a long day... driving to Island of Skye and Loch Ness. He did a lot of driving and even though we were running late he still stopped at Eilean Donna Castle for photo op. Great tour guide. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So glad that you enjoyed your tour and that we managed to see most of what you requested Thanks for the kind review
Christine WarrenUnited States
John was amazing. He customized our tour to fit our wants perfectly and even added extra stops. His knowledge and commentary was great. He even took us to pick up our laundry on way back to hotel. Couldn't have asked for a better guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure to show you the highlands and glad that you enjoyed your tour ..do come back again
Diane WernerUnited States
John was absolutely terrific. We spent two full days with him and enjoyed it immensely.He was extremely knowledgable about the area but also a pleasure to just chat with. He gave us wonderful insights not just into the history of the area but also of the physical region (land formations, etc). We went into the day with some ideas about what we wanted to see, but he was extremely helpful in fleshing out those ideas and in helping us add in a few extra sites that we hadn't even known about.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Diane for your kind review it was a pleasure to show you the highlands and the Isle of Skye
Karen GrossUnited States
John was prompt, courteous and knowledgeable. His tour was delivered as promised. We had to cut one thing out of the tour due to time constraints but this was unavoidable due to tendering delays on the ship. I will be in the area again in 2019 and will book with him to see the places we needed to eliminate this time.
MaryLou MullUnited States
John is an excellent guide-knowledgeable, accommodating and comfortable to be with. I was in Inverness with one free day to visit the areas where my ancestors were born and lived in the 18th century. I had a full list of places to see and things to do. John got into the spirit of the adventure and not only made sure I ticked off my entire list, he also added in a few more architectural and natural surprises. At the end of a very full day, I was filled with wonderful memories for forever. Thank you, John!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words I am so pleased that you enjoyed your tour It was a pleasure to help you with your adventure
Howard SomersCoronado, CA, United States
Frederick SteffanUnited States
John was an ideal guide for our custom tour on the Highlands out of Invergordon. He worked with us both in advance and while on the tour to give us the most effective use of our day. His low-key but knowledgeable mode of communication was ideal for the four of us. One could not go wrong with a day (or more) of touring with John.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your kind review It was a pleasure to show you the highlands of Scotland and I am so happy that you enjoyed your tour
Janet EllsworthUnited States
We had a custom tour, designed to track down the locations of my ancestors' homesteads. John was knowledgeable, a great driver, very considerate of our desire to poke along the back roads and take many pictures. He was flexible about our timing, and gracious when we went longer than anticipated.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So glad that you enjoyed your tour hope you will come back and perhaps discover more of your family history
Gates WhiteleySan Antonio, TX, United States
John is a terrific guide and so committed to client satisfaction. It was a joyful day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Gates glad that you enjoyed your tour of the Isle of Skye... it was a pleasure to show you around Thanks for your kind review
Susan MarshallUnited States
John was a wonderful tour guide - helpful, knowledgeable, flexible, focused on our satisfaction, safe driver, and we really enjoyed his humor! We got to see almost everything on Isle of Sky and he made the best of a rainy and windy day. I highly recommend Tours by Locals and especially John!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words It was a pleasure to show you the Isle of Skye. You were great company I thoroughly enjoyed the day and the Craic Hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday ..do come back again and have a safe journey home .
Sandra MccaffertyUnited States
Great tour and guide. Friendly and informative.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Glad that you enjoyed your tour...do come back again
Susan BlueUnited States
John was excellent -- so friendly and informative and accommodating. We had such a wonderful day, thanks to him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Susan Thank you for your kind words I am so pleased that you enjoyed your tour from Isle of Skye to Fortingall stopping at places along the way Regards John
Jane CasavantUnited States
John was a marvelous guide for our day n the Highlands---he tailored our day to our specific interests and of course added to them with knowledge that we could never have. We saw unique places that will always stay in our memory, and had a perfect xperience. John knows the area perfectly and his suggestions were spot on. Comfortable van as well--thank you, John, for a perfect day, and for the wonderful suggestions for our visit to Skye, all of which were wonderful--Plockton n particular was a treat! A++++
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jane for your kind words..it was a pleasure to show you the highlands Do come back soon Regards John
David WollardUnited States
John did a great job of giving us the tour of our making. Despite weather conditions that were nominal we got the most out of the day and the vehicle was quite comfortable and as a photographer he made several stops throughout the trip at great vantage points.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi David I am so pleased that you managed to get the photographs that you wanted at Plockton and other scenic locations I hope the photos turned out better than the weather Regards John