James LieseUnited States
2nd of 3 tours, Ally drove us to Clava Cairns (2000+ yr old burial mounds) near Inverness, the stunning Culloden Viaduct & Culloden battlefield & visitor centre, Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, & even close up to a famed "heeland cuhe" (Highland cow). His commentary was informative, always expanding on what was provided in the venues themselves. Most pleasant way to visit: peaceful & tailored to our interests. Ally had been a stone mason earlier & added info that helped. Best possible choice of guides!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi James, What can I say, you were all great passangers, always asking questions, which is great. I think the tour that you all took from Inverness is a magic tour for the area. and even to see our 'Heilan Coos' up close and personal, magic. Cheers, Ally
Tracy KingmaudrieUnited States
Ally is a great guide. We had a wonderful day exploring the area around Inverness. Ally was totally flexible and accommodating as well as great fun. Ally took us on backroads to see beautiful scenery away from the typical tourist spots. His recommendations for a lunch spot and local shopping were spot on. The vehicle was very comfortable and well maintained. Best of all is Ally's personality and style. We all had a great time. We laughed a lot, got great photos, and saw a lot of beautiful sites.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hiya Tracy, How are you all doing? Thank you for such a lovely review. I had a magic and memorable day with you, and to see you all the next day was just brilliant. Say 'Hi' to the rest of the gang. Until the next time, Take Care, Ally
Alan KatzUnited States
Ally was great, picked us up on time and in tradional kilt. He was very knowledgeable in the history and lore of the area that we toured. Laid back and relaxed was the feeling we had while touring with Ally, saw parts of the back roads and landscape that was breathtakingly beautiful. Ally has a dry wit that most would find amusing and added to our adventure in a most delightful way. We recommend Ally with confidence that you will have a good time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Alan & Buttercup, I'm delighted to read that you all had a great time. The weather was against us, but I think you all made the most of it anyway. Until we meet again, Take care, Ally
John WiejaczkaUnited States
This is a great guide. We had a misty overcast day, but Ally took us to locations that seemed to minimize the dreary day. He has a unique sense of humor and a lot of information to share. We learned a lot and saw a lot. I would highly recommend him for customized tours of Inverness and Edinburgh.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi John, Thank you for taking the time to review our day together. I hope everyone's in good form, the craic we had on our day together was terrific. Take care, Ally
Hunter McEwanUnited States
We had a wonderful day with Ally. We really appreciate that he accommodated our 1 year old daughter and customized our tour for us. He is an experienced guide who is very knowledgeable about Scotland, Scottish history, and the specific places we visited. He also gave us great recommendations for the remainder of our stay in Inverness and Edinburgh. Glen Afric was the highlight of the trip — absolutely gorgeous!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi to the 'Clan McEwan', Thank you so much for taking the time to, A) write a review, but, B) write such a lovely one, especially as it was such a typically scottish, wintery day, but we were very fortunate, every time we stopped ,it wasn't raining. Your are so right Hunter, I'm delighted that you all enjoyed Glen Affric, it is a beautiful area, we are so very lucky to live here. 'till the next time, take care, Ally
Valerie GibsonHampton, VA, United States
Ali met us at the pier in his Scottish attire and gave us a day full of adventure.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hiya Valerie, How are you all doing? Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review. Take care, Ally
Jeri KarpinskiUnited States
What fun to see our guide dressed in his full kilt attire waiting among all the other shirt & tie attired guides. Ally shared the history of Inverness, its castles and battlefields. The Urquhart castle ruins overlooking Loch Ness was amazing. We didn't see Nessie but had a great day touring. Only regret is a didn't get a picture with Ally in his kilt.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jeri, How are you all, I am delighted that you all had a magic time, not to worry about the photo of the Kilt, when your back in Scotland, just do what you did, get in touch through toursbylocals, and when we're all touring next, you'll get tour pic, :). Take care, Ally
John CornwellUnited States
ally was the best, haad a great day and learned alot
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi John, How are you all? Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Take Care, Ally
William PardueUnited States
Ally B was a lot of fun. We enjoyed riding with him and learning more about Scotland.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi William, Thank you for taking the time to wright a review of our day together. I'm delighted that you all had a magic time. Take care, Ally
Marie PeriuUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Marie(again, :)) Thank you, Cheers, Ally
Jeffery HallUnited States
Alex did a great job of showing our group around Loch Ness and the surrounding area. Very friendly and knowledgeable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jeff, Thank you for leaving a review and also your kind words. It was my pleasure to show you all our wee corner of the world, I hope to see you again. Kindest Regards, Ally
Marnie ZimmermanUnited States
We were so pleased with our Tour with Ally. He was an excellent guide and we saw a lot more of Scotland in one day than we ever could have with a shore excursion. We will definitely use Tour by Locals again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Marnie, How are you all? It was my pleasure to showcase our wee corner of the world to you all. I'm delighted to hear that you'll book your next tour through toursbylocals. It was a magic day out and I hope you all went home with a wee bit of Scotland in your hearts. Take care, Ally
Celina SimicUnited States
We loved our tour! Thank you for spectacular service.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Celina, It really was a fantastic couple of days, Thank you for making my job a pleasure. Take care, Ally