Winona GoldenUnited States
John was a great tour guide and driver. We got to see everything we scheduled and then some. He was friendly and knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor! We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. We highly recommend John and Tours by Locals.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Winona You and your friends were great fun and it was a pleasure to show you the Highlands ... glad you all enjoyed the tour
Philip KendallUnited States
John made this tour easy and pleasant. The suggested stops of Fort George, two different castles, and the clava Cairns we're good choices.
Owen WatersNew Zealand
John gave our group a great tour south of Ullapool. His van was roomy and comfortable and we appreciated the PA system enabling everyone to hear John's commentary as we drove. He is personable, professional and easygoing, easily accommodating the wishes of everyone in the group. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Owen Glad you enjoyed the tour It was a pleasure to show you the Highlands.. Thank you for the kind review John
Melvin PerlingUnited States
John did a great job. He is very knowledgeable and friendly. His car is the largest of all from the tours in the UK.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your kind review it was a pleasure to show you the highlands.. so glad that you enjoyed your tour
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: Hi Denise Thanks for your kind review it was a pleasure to show you the highlands and would be delighted to show your friends in the near future Best wishes John
Dennis CurrieUnited States
This is the only way to tour the Inverness area. John was prompt, courteous with a knowledge of history. In our instance, we wanted a custom tour and he delivered spectacularly. We toured the areas of most interest to us and spent the amount of time at each site that we wished to spend, we did not have to maintain a schedule. His ehicle was exceedingly comfortable. Would do this again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review it was a pleasure to show you the highlands..glad enjoyed your tour do come back again Thanks once again John
Christopher HoeffelUnited States
John was a charming and knowledgeable guide, and was flexible with our schedule as we got off to a late start and made adjustments to our customised itinerary throughout the day. He was quick with suggestions on things to do and places to go and we really enjoyed his choice for our lunch in Inverness.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your kind review.. it was a pleasure to show you the highlands
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: I am so pleased that you enjoyed your tours thank you for your kind review Do come back again
Frederick SteffanUnited States
John's love of the magnificent western Highlands was evident for the entirety of our excellent day with him. Indeed, the four of us left the tour at the end of the day bewitched by the experience. John is a remarkably intuitive guide who tailors both the tour and his commentary to his clients.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Glad that you enjoyed your tour do come back again
Gayle WennUnited States
John picked us up from our cruise terminal and off we went to a full day of sites. From Loch Ness to Beauty Priory (church from 1200's!) to two castles--Urquhart Castle and Cawdor Castle. John also took us to Clava Cairns (Neolithic tombs)...This was a surprise, very interesting and also learned that this is a film location for Outlander! On our way back to the ship he stopped and showed us fields of Clysdale horses. John is an excellent guide, very accommodating and wants you to have a great tour!
Lelaine NemserUnited States
Audrey SilvermanUnited States
Great guide! Very knowledgeable and great day! Lots of laughs! Would book again for certain
Cynthia WhitmanUnited States
Thank you John, for an amazing day! We weren't sure what we wanted to do for the day, but John put together a terrific itinerary! As he got to know us in the first couple of hours, he modified the itinerary to match our interests; very flexible. He is very knowledgeable and interesting. He was attentive, but not intrusive....a perfect balance. Plus, his vehicle is spacious and immaculately clean. I highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Cynthia I am so pleased that you enjoyed your tour and rhythm we managed to dodge the rain showers
Karen B.United States
John was a great tour guide! He was quick to connect with us for pre-trip planning, was right on time, and gave us excellent ideas for how to use our day. Very knowledgeable and friendly - a great guide of the Invergordon area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Karen thanks for your kind review I am so pleased that you enjoyed your tour Regards John
David SapersteinUnited States
Our bespoke tour was just "ok." John is not very dynamic as a tour guide. He did provide some information about the local history during our travel but this was much less than we experienced with other, similar tours. One glaring deficiency was lack of preparation: we were planning on stopping at the Glenmorangie distillery as our first stop at 9 AM. It turns out the distillery did not open until 10 AM. I think it is not asking too much four our tour guide to have found this out in advance.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so sorry that you did not enjoy your tour, apologies for the mistake on the opening times of the distillery. This is the first poor review that I have received in over 8 years as all the reviews that I have received have been 5 stars Sincerely yours John
Monica LuperUnited States
John is an excellent tour guide. He knows how to give his customers an A+ tour. He is very knowledgeable about the visiting sites and Inverness' history. He took us to places a big tour bus could not go to. He has a warm personality and welcomes suggestions and questions. John makes the tour fun, educational and informative. He even stops and lets the customer take cool pics. Thanks John. My daughters and I thank you! I highly recommend John and will definitely do private tours in the future.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Monica Thank you for your kind review ..it was a pleasure to show you around the highlands I am glad that you all enjoyed your day I know I certainly did