Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Inverness-Scotland by Tour Guide Jonny (Guide #15469)


Rachel Spina

United States
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Tour: #208591, Best of Isle of Skye, Portree, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Oct 17/18

John was an amazing guide. He's incredibly knowledgeable and incorporated what I wanted to see on the tour. I saw and did a lot in one afternoon but never felt rushed. I would definitely recommend a tour from John.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Rachel So glad that you enjoyed the tour...even the rain stayed away It was a pleasure to show you the Highlands Safe journey home Regards John

Kelie Miley

United Kingdom
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Tour: #207722, Bespoke Highland Tour 8 hours, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 25/18

John was very nice and informative. He was understanding of time constraints and still able to get us to all the places we wanted to see. Scotland is absolutely beautiful and John did a great job of taking us to the most picturesque and historical sites. My husband and I were very pleased with our tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kelie Thanks for the kind review.. It was a pleasure to show you the Highlands Regards John

Garry Keiller

Canada
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Tour: #207722, Bespoke Highland Tour 8 hours, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 24/18

This tour certainly met our expectations. John was flexible as we changed our itinerary several times while we travelled! He is very knowledgeable and communicates clearly. Interesting facts and tidbits of information were shared throughout the tour. We highly recommend his services.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your kind review It was a pleasure to show you the Highlands Regards John

Joan Utter

United States
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Tour: Scottish History including Cawdor Castle, the Clava Cairn, Inverness Viaduct and Culloden Battlefield, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: Sep 21/18

My Sisters and I signed up for the History Tour. It was absolutely fantastic. I would recommend it again and again for anyone traveling to Inverness. Our guide was prompt. He picked us up at the home we were staying at. He made us feel very comfortable. He answered all of our questions and gave us so much information. When we got to Culloden it was pouring rain. Our guide was thoughtful enough to supply us with umbrellas so we were able to walk out onto the battlefield. A truly memorable experience

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Joan So glad that you enjoyed the tour you were all great fun to be with Regards John

Mary Sinclair

TULSA, OK, United States
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Tour: #207722, Bespoke Highland Tour 8 hours, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 15/18

Fantastic day with sites, fun and information. John knows how to make the best of limited time. You will be pleased!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mary So pleased that you enjoyed the tour.. I do hope that your son does managed to move to Scotland in the future... he will not regret it Thanks for the kind review Regards John

Cindy Hunter

Canada
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Tour: #201665, Inverness and Loch Ness, Invergordon, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 7/18

We were a group of 6 from Canada. We highly recommend John. Very knowledgable and gave a fantastic day tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Cindy Glad that you enjoyed the tour.. it was a pleasure to show you the Highlands Regards John

Heather Miller

United States
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Tour: #208591, Best of Isle of Skye, Portree, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 5/18

Very knowledgeable tour guide and extremely polite! I definitely recommend John!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Heather Glad that you enjoyed the tour It was a pleasure to show you the Highlands

Eileen Eads

Raleigh, NC, United States
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Tour: #201665, Inverness and Loch Ness, Invergordon, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 4/18

A sold-out ship's shore excursion led us to John McCormack and what a stroke of luck that was! We had a wonderful day touring the Highlands with John. He was accommodating and adaptable--our ship docked at a different pier and we had to change the meeting location at the last minute. He was also knowledgeable and entertaining--we enjoyed conversing with him. Also, we covered a lot of ground during our 6-hour tour. Highly recommend John!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Eileen So glad that you enjoyed the tour It was a pleasure to show you the Highlands John

Maria Lasday

United States
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Tour: #201665, Inverness and Loch Ness, Invergordon, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 26/18

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Winona Golden

United States
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Tour: #208592, Bespoke highland tour 6 hours, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 25/18

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

Noah (Dr.) Chivian

West Orange, NJ, United States
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Tour: #202330, Dornoch, Dunrobin and a Distillery, Invergordon, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 15/18

Johnny, has the perfect personality to be a Tours... guide. He is engaging, a local historian, ability to change destinations because of weather or personal needs Trip to Donborn Castle highlight of the trip.His suggestion that we walk the steps to the falconry demonstration was absolutely on spot.Lunch at the Castle a Scottish experience. Watching seals lounging and waiting for the rising tide to bring the fish to them was a photographer's delight. A tasting at Glen Morangie was the icing on the day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So glad that you enjoyed the tour hope that you come back soon John

Philip Kendall

United States
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Tour: #208592, Bespoke highland tour 6 hours, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 14/18

John made this tour easy and pleasant. The suggested stops of Fort George, two different castles, and the clava Cairns we're good choices.

Joanne Duncan

United States
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Tour: #201700, History and Whisky, Invergordon, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 13/18

John was a super guide. He met us at the dock and took us first to Cawdor Castle, then Culloden Battlefield, and then Clava Cairn. He knew all the history behind these places and we really enjoyed this tour. Finally we were able to go to Glen Ord for a whiskey tasting. He made sure we saw everything on our list.!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Joanne So pleased that you enjoyed the tour It was a pleasure to show you the Highlands Regards John

Betty Feldman

Israel
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Tour: #201665, Inverness and Loch Ness, Invergordon, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 8/18

Guide was fantastic. Met us on time. Was full of interesting information. Responsive to all our questions. Attentive to all our needs.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Betty It was a pleasure to show you the Highlands Glad you enjoyed the tour Regards John

Christie Meehan

United States
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Tour: #201665, Inverness and Loch Ness, Invergordon, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 31/18

John provided our group with the perfect day! His vehicle was clean and comfortable. He picked us up at the port right on time and suggested our route to view the beautiful sights and countryside of the Inverness area. He was knowledgeable about the area and answered our many questions.........a true professional. Our day visiting the Scottish Highlands was perfect thanks to John.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the kind review So pleased that you enjoyed the tour Hope you come back soon John

Owen Waters

New Zealand
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Tour: #208592, Bespoke highland tour 6 hours, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 24/18

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

Ronald P.

United States
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Tour: #207722, Bespoke Highland Tour 8 hours, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 23/18

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 Christie

United States
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Tour: #207722, Bespoke Highland Tour 8 hours, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 15/18

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

Jeanne Gregor

United States
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Tour: #201665, Inverness and Loch Ness, Invergordon, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 8/18

Great tour guide, very knowledgeable

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your review .. Glad you enjoyed the tour Regards John

Jean Swartzmiller

United States
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Tour: #208591, Best of Isle of Skye, Portree, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 5/18

Our day with John was well spent. He shared his knowledge easily and articulately, well spoken. The day was paced well and most enjoyable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So glad you enjoyed the tour... do come back again to see more of the Highlands

Leslea Caswell

United States
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Tour: #201665, Inverness and Loch Ness, Invergordon, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 26/18

We had a fantastic day with John! What a great tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and we learned so much. He was very flexible and helped us see some places we wanted to find. Great comfortable vehicle too, and a great driver. Be sure to book John!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure to show you the Highlands Glad that you enjoyed the tour

John B.

osprey, FL, United States
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Tour: #201665, Inverness and Loch Ness, Invergordon, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 25/18

Very pleasant and intelligent owner driver, who told us interesting stories about each of our tour destination stops. He had a very good sense of humor and knew the history of all our stops well. The countryside and views from the van were spectacular. The van was immaculate, up to date with technology and comfortable. We only had 4 in the van which could have sat 6 passengers plus the driver. Highlight was Cawdor Castle, small private castle in great shape, still lived in by owner. Thanks, John

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi John It was a pleasure to show you the Highlands Glad you enjoyed the tour Regards John

Jennifer Maust

United States
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Tour: #207722, Bespoke Highland Tour 8 hours, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 24/18

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 Zwirner

United States
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Tour: #207722, Bespoke Highland Tour 8 hours, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 23/18

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 Pennebaker

United States
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Tour: #207722, Bespoke Highland Tour 8 hours, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 22/18

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 Pennebaker

United States
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Tour: #207722, Bespoke Highland Tour 8 hours, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 20/18

Susan Fuller

United States
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Tour: #201665, Inverness and Loch Ness, Invergordon, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 7/18

James Becker

United States
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Tour: #201665, Inverness and Loch Ness, Invergordon, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 12/18

Our tour of Inverness and surroundings was made so much better by our guide Jonny. He gave us a chance to see the Scottish countryside, it's people and even it's beloved Highland Cows. Who doesn't want to pet such a sweet creature? He included some things that we asked about and made the history of the area come to life. Very informative and excited about his country. Part of the reason we would like to return to Scotland. We'll be seeing you again, Jonny. Char and jim

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So glad that you enjoyed your tour hope you will come back and perhaps discover more of the highlands again sometime Thanks for the kind review Regards John M.

Melvin Perling

United States
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Tour: #208592, Bespoke highland tour 6 hours, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 9/18

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 Pelchat

United States
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Tour: #374750, Bespoke Highland Tour 10 Hours, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Apr 30/18

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 so glad that you enjoyed your tour..you were all great fun..thanks for your kind words John

Denise Pelchat

United States
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Tour: #207722, Bespoke Highland Tour 8 hours, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Apr 29/18

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

Denise Pelchat

United States
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Tour: #208592, Bespoke highland tour 6 hours, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Apr 28/18

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 Currie

United States
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Tour: #208592, Bespoke highland tour 6 hours, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Mar 20/18

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 Hoeffel

United States
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Tour: #208592, Bespoke highland tour 6 hours, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Mar 13/18

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

James Clancy

United States
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Tour: #202332, Wild West Coast (Road), Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Oct 7/17

Excellent tour. Jonny was a fine gentleman and very fine guide. AppleCross route is great. Weather not so much, still great tour Great lunch at AppleCross Wall Garden. Clouds hanging low today.

Mary McEachron

United States
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Tour: #207722, Bespoke Highland Tour 8 hours, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 22/17

Just wonderful!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mary Glad you enjoyed the tour Do come back again to see more of the Highlands

Richard Fuller

United States
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Tour: #202330, Dornoch, Dunrobin and a Distillery, Invergordon, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 18/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review

Christine Warren

United States
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Tour: #207722, Bespoke Highland Tour 8 hours, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 8/17

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 Warren

United States
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Tour: #207722, Bespoke Highland Tour 8 hours, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 7/17

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

Mike Lucero

United States
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Tour: #202330, Dornoch, Dunrobin and a Distillery, Invergordon, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 6/17

This was a great tour. John took us to the highlights of the area and was very kind and personable. We enjoyed our time in Dornoch.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Dixie So glad that you enjoyed your tour..it was a pleasure to show you the highlands of Scotland

Diane Werner

United States
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Tour: #207722, Bespoke Highland Tour 8 hours, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 29/17

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

Diane Werner

United States
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Tour: #208592, Bespoke highland tour 6 hours, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 27/17

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

Karen Gross

United States
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Tour: #207722, Bespoke Highland Tour 8 hours, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 26/17

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.

Ronald Nissen

United States
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Tour: #202330, Dornoch, Dunrobin and a Distillery, Invergordon, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 25/17

What a great tour! John was wonderful and so insightful. Really made the tour a pleasure.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the kind review I am glad that you enjoyed your tour...hope that you come back again Regards John

MaryLou Mull

United States
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Tour: #207722, Bespoke Highland Tour 8 hours, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 22/17

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 Somers

Coronado, CA, United States
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Tour: #207722, Bespoke Highland Tour 8 hours, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 11/17

Frederick Steffan

United States
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Tour: #208592, Bespoke highland tour 6 hours, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 9/17

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

Frederick Steffan

United States
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Tour: #207722, Bespoke Highland Tour 8 hours, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 7/17

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

Josef Wendlinger

Germany
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Tour: #201665, Inverness and Loch Ness, Invergordon, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 1/17

John picked us up at the Cruiseship Terminal. From the first moment we felt like beeing friends for a long time. He fullfilled every wish we had and he showed us his secret places, which we are sure are not easy to find. He brought us to Loch Ness for a short stop for lunch (which was very good). On our 12 days British Isles Cruise, this was the very best tour we have made. Thank you John for the beautiful memories!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review I am so pleased that you enjoyed your tour hope you will come back again Regards John

Nicole Skinner

Canada
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Tour: #202331, Wild West Coast (Rail and Road), Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 19/17

John was absolutely marvellous. We missed our train and he accommodated us. When we arrived we thought we were going to do one thing and he had us for another tour, but he switched it for us without any complaint. He was very knowledgeable on the history. The vehicle was perfect to what we wanted. He was very courteous. I would hire him again in a heart beat. Thank you very much John for making our trip to the Isle of Skye perfect.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Nicole I just wanted to be sure that you caught your train

Jennifer Gudmundson

United States
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Tour: #201665, Inverness and Loch Ness, Invergordon, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 18/17

We had a wonderful day with John. He provided lively and interesting commentary about many of the sights we saw and the history of the region. The route was scenic and historic. I learned a lot without feeling like I was enduring a history lesson. We enjoyed each of the sites--sites that most of our fellow cruise passengers did not get to see--very much. Even the small farm with long-haired cows was charming. A highlight was actually seeing the Dowager Countess of Cawdor at the Cawdor Castle.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jennifer I am so pleased that you enjoyed your tour although I cannot ensure that you meet Lady Cawdor every time do come back again

Alan Terry

United States
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Tour: #201665, Inverness and Loch Ness, Invergordon, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 12/17

John was friendly, knowledgeable, and went out of his way to make sure our group of five had a great day. He stayed with us beyond our appointed time to take us to one extra attraction that interested us. He gave us numerous tips for our remaining days in Scotland. All of highly recommend John.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So pleased that you enjoyed your tour hope you will come back again

Janet Ellsworth

United States
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Tour: #207722, Bespoke Highland Tour 8 hours, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 7/17

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

Gayle Wenn

United States
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Tour: #208592, Bespoke highland tour 6 hours, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 6/17

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!

Susan Brown

United States
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Tour: Bespoke Highland Tour 4 hours, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: Jun 30/17

This was the 2nd day that we spent with John McCormack, this time on our Invergorden stop. Since it was our second day it was like meeting up with an old friend. John gave us the history grand tour of the area along with a special stop at the Black Isle Brewery. Their organic beer was exceptional and we were thrilled to stop there. John also introduced us to Culloden and the visitor center and museum. A wonderful day with a great guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Susan I am so glad that you enjoyed your tour do come back soon Regards John

Lily Wallace

Aptos, CA, United States
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Tour: #208591, Best of Isle of Skye, Portree, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 29/17

We enjoyed our day with John, he was very accommodating and informative!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so pleased that you enjoyed your tour do come back again

Susan Brown

United States
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Tour: Bespoke Highland Tour 4 hours, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: Jun 28/17

We spent two wonderful days with John while on our cruise around Scotland. The first of these two days was a stop in Portree on the Isle of Skye. We spent the day sightseeing one of the most beautiful coastlines we have ever seen. John made sure that we were comfortable and really gave us some great history lessons of the area. We felt like we were "off the beaten path" and loved they day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Susan So glad that you enjoyed your tour It was a pleasure to show you the highlands Regards John

Suzanne Burns

Cumming, GA, United States
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Tour: #202330, Dornoch, Dunrobin and a Distillery, Invergordon, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 14/17

All I can say is WOW! John was a fantastic guide with so much knowledge of the area. He quickly got us to attractions before the big buses from the cruise ships showed up. We couldn't have asked for a better day. Thanks again John!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Suzanne So glad that you enjoyed your tour do come back soon Regards John

Susan Horne

United States
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Tour: #201700, History and Whisky, Invergordon, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 10/17

My family and I had John today as our guide from Inverness through a whiskey tour and much more. He was so knowledgeable and friendly we thoroughly enjoyed our time with him. He went above and beyond what we expected. I give him a top notch rating!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Susan I am so glad that you enjoyed your tour it was a pleasure to show you the highlands Regards John

Gates Whiteley

San Antonio, TX, United States
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Tour: #207722, Bespoke Highland Tour 8 hours, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 9/17

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

JoAnne French Anderson

United States
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Tour: #208591, Best of Isle of Skye, Portree, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 24/17

John was very accommodating with our schedule and helping us to get the most bang for our buck given the time constraints. We were able to see all the sights we wanted and even had a few photo stops, as well. I would highly recommend him for future tours.

Brian Kline

United States
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Tour: #201665, Inverness and Loch Ness, Invergordon, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 21/17

We had a good time on our tour. John was great on filling us in on some of the background of the stops we made. We were able to get in a couple additional stops on our tour. Lunch was terrific.

Lelaine Nemser

United States
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Tour: #208592, Bespoke highland tour 6 hours, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 18/17

Bobby Turner

United States
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Tour: Inverness, Loch Ness, Clava Cairns, Culloden and Cawdor Castle (Not Shore Excursion), Loch Ness, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: May 17/17

We spent a full day with John visiting sights outside of Inverness and it was a wonderful experience. John was extremely nice and very informative on both Highland culture and all things Scotland. Besides the main sites on our itinerary John included many other unexpected stops along the way to make for a truly unforgettable day. I would highly recommend John and will certainly include him in the future if fortunate enough to return to the highlands.

Susan Marshall

United States
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Tour: #207722, Bespoke Highland Tour 8 hours, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 15/17

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 .

Audrey Silverman

United States
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Tour: #208592, Bespoke highland tour 6 hours, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Apr 26/17

Great guide! Very knowledgeable and great day! Lots of laughs! Would book again for certain

Sandra Mccafferty

United States
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Tour: #207722, Bespoke Highland Tour 8 hours, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Apr 13/17

Great tour and guide. Friendly and informative.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Glad that you enjoyed your tour...do come back again

Carolyn Barnes

United States
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Tour: Inverness, Loch Ness, Clava Cairns, Culloden and Cawdor Castle (Not Shore Excursion), Loch Ness, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: Mar 12/17

Johnny is an experienced professional. He is very knowledgeable and accommodating. We would recommend him to everyone.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words It was a pleasure to show you the highlands..do come back soon

Linda T.

United States
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Tour: #201665, Inverness and Loch Ness, Invergordon, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Mar 6/17

Very pleasant tour. John seemed informed about the places we visited. We feel that our day was well spent and we learned a lot about this part of Scotland.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure to show you the highlands..please come back again

Susan Blue

United States
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Tour: #207722, Bespoke Highland Tour 8 hours, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Oct 14/16

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

Joy Sparks

United States
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Tour: Inverness, Loch Ness, Clava Cairns, Culloden and Cawdor Castle, Loch Ness, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: Sep 22/16

John was most accommodating and knowledgeable of the sites to be seen around Inverness. We spent a most enjoyable day sightseeing and engaged in conversation. We visited Clava Cairns, Culloden battlefield, Cawdor Castle, Urquhart Castle and other sites during the day. We would definitely love to book another day of sightseeing with John when we return to Inverness.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Joy for your kind words..it was a pleasure to show you the best of the highlands do come back to see more

Jane Casavant

United States
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Tour: #207722, Bespoke Highland Tour 8 hours, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 6/16

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

Michelle Christensen

United States
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Tour: #201700, History and Whisky, Invergordon, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 18/16

Donna Riegel

United States
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Tour: #208591, Best of Isle of Skye, Portree, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 17/16

John was a wonderful guide and knew all the history of Skye. We really enjoyed our day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Donna I am so glad that you enjoyed your tour it was a pleasure to show you the Isle of Skye Do come back again

Amy B.

United States
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Tour: #202330, Dornoch, Dunrobin and a Distillery, Invergordon, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 9/16

John was an excellent guide and driver. His van was clean and comfortable. He arranged our tour to include interesting places that we hadn't planned on and we were happy that he did that.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review It was a pleasure to show you highlands Please come back again

Philip F.

Canada
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Tour: #201665, Inverness and Loch Ness, Invergordon, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 23/16

John was an excellent guide and the frequent stops to see the many sites along the way made for a pleasant and enjoyable day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Glad that you enjoyed your tour Thanks Phillip

Cynthia Whitman

United States
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Tour: #208592, Bespoke highland tour 6 hours, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 20/16

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

Amy Scarborough

United States
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Tour: #201665, Inverness and Loch Ness, Invergordon, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 15/16

John was a terrific tour guide. He was very professional, flexible and friendly. We asked to see a few places that were not on the schedule and John was so accommodating. He is knowledgeable and it's very evident how much he loves the area. The scenery was breathtakingly beautiful and we will remember the time we spent with John for many years to come.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review I am so pleased that you enjoyed your tour.. do come back again to see more of this great country

Victoria Rojo

United States
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Tour: #201665, Inverness and Loch Ness, Invergordon, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 3/16

John was an absolutely fantastic guide!! He was extremely knowledgeable, having an abundance of historical information on all the sites we visited!!We had never visited Scotland before, he took us to so many great places. He also made sure to keep us on time for our ships departure, without sacrificing the tour stops. We would definitely book him again should we return to the area.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review I am so pleased that you enjoyed your tour..come back soon

Karen B.

United States
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Tour: #208592, Bespoke highland tour 6 hours, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 30/16

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

John Ward

United States
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Tour: #208591, Best of Isle of Skye, Portree, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 29/16

Our guide, John, was prompt and had a vehicle that very nicely accommodated our group of six. He took the time at the beginning of the tour to let us express our wishes for the day and made good choices to be sure we got to see lots of things and still get back to the ship on time. John was very personable, knowledgeable, and had a good sense of humor!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi John thank you for your kind review I am so pleased that you enjoyed your tour of Isle of Skye and hope that you come back soon to discover more of the Highlands Regards John

David Saperstein

United States
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Tour: #208592, Bespoke highland tour 6 hours, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 15/16

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

Gigi Smith

United States
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Tour: Inverness, Loch Ness, Clava Cairns, Culloden and Cawdor Castle, Loch Ness, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: Jun 14/16

Due to a series of unfortunate circumstances our tour with John was cut short. He handled the situation like a true pro. The time we had with him was fantastic. Love his microphone in the van so that even the passengers in the back can hear. John is a very knowledgeable guide. Would definitely book with him again. I also love the tours by locals organization.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Giving Glad that you enjoyed the tour Hope you come back again to see more of the highlands

Laura Hammons

United States
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Tour: #201665, Inverness and Loch Ness, Invergordon, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 9/16

John was extremely professional and knowledgeable. The tour was a good mix of sites and covered a lot of territory. His vehicle was very pleasant, especially since there is a lot of driving. We enjoyed our tour and would have no trouble recommending him to others.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Laura Thank you for your kind review I glad that you enjoyed your tour and I hope that you return to Scotland soon Regards John

Jeff Carter

United States
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Tour: #202330, Dornoch, Dunrobin and a Distillery, Invergordon, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 8/16

John was a great guide. He was Curtiss and thoughtful. Made good suggestions and shared great stories and information about the area. We enjoyed our time with John.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your kind review I am so pleased that you enjoyed your tour of the Highlands and hope that you come back soon Regards John

Monica Luper

United States
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Tour: #208592, Bespoke highland tour 6 hours, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 26/16

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

Mary-Lou G.

United States
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Tour: #208591, Best of Isle of Skye, Portree, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 24/16

John was an excellent guide for our group of 6 from a cruise ship. He worked with me to customize our visit, and he was waiting on shore when our tender arrived to get us off to a quick start in his clean, comfortable van--keeping us ahead of the big bus tours. All of us could easily hear all his interesting commentary--thanks to his van's microphone. We toured lovely Eilean Donan Castle and the famous Talisker Distillery. He was knowledgeable and gracious, with a great sense of humor. Thanks, John!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words I am so pleased that you enjoyed your tour Hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday Regards John

David Wollard

United States
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Tour: #207722, Bespoke Highland Tour, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 16/16

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