Robert RodeUnited States
Kirsten is an excellent tour guide!!! I would highly recommend her!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so so much guys, it was an absolute privilege to be able to show you some of bonnie wee Scotland! Thank you for being fabulous! Hugs to you both, and best wishes for 2020 xx
Robert RodeUnited States
Kirsten is AMAZING!!! We spent two days in a row with her. She is kind, upbeat, has a nice new van and is very organized - she also flexible if you want to make a change or addition to your trip. She is SUPER knowledgable about the history of Scotland and even did some research on my family history after our first day and had a wealth of information for us when we met the next morning. I would HIGHLY recommend her!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi dawn & Rob! Thank you so so much for your awesome reviews, I so appreciate it! It honestly was a total pleasure to meet and travel with you both...you instantly put me at ease with your beautiful nature! Thank u! I wish you and the family all the very best in 2020. Xxx
Ryan JonesfordUnited States
Kirsten was delightful. She was very knowledgeable about the castles and the show and places we went, a good conversationalist, funny and attentive to our needs.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank u so so much Guys, it was a fab wee day for me too, I loved showing off my wee bit of scotland to u! As a huge outlander fan, it’s always exciting to take other fans around...even non fans (Ryan! Lol) I hope u had a fab time in Glasgow as well! Thanks again, it was so lovely to meet u both! And always remember ur new word.....wheesht! Lol. Xx
Mary H.United States
Loved our tour with Kristen. She is passionate about Glasgow and knows her City very well. We hope to go back at some point and will definitely make getting Kristen to give us another tour a top priority.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Mary! I loved my day with you & Phillipe....it was a total pleasure to show you some of my beautiful city...I’m glad u enjoyed wee Glasgow! I hope u received your charm; and are happy with it...I had great fun trying to help u source it. Take care both of you...I’m here if I can help with anything! Xx
Kirsten is a joy to be around! She loves her city and country and is not afraid to show it! She adapts her tour to your likes and is very informative. Her little goodies are a charm! Thank you for a wonderful day Kristen!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aww thank u so much Agathe! It was an absolute pleasure to show u guys around my beautiful wee country...super happy we got to sneak a wee look at Glasgow as well! Thank you so so much for leaving such a fab review, I really do appreciate it! Hugs for you all my friends! Xx
Rosemary WatersUnited States
Charming, delightful, knowledgeable, inclusive, thoughtful EXCELLENT TOUR! Very informative..Great Tour!! Enthusiastic, energetic & FUN!! Well organized, pleasant, GOOD SNACKS FOR THE 6 OF US!!! Very knowledgeable GREAT DAY for our group of 6!! We all highly recommend her
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Rosemary! Safe travels my friend xx
This is our 2nd tour with Kirsten. We particularly enjoyed the beautiful LUSS village, picturesque scenery of "Rest and Be Thankful", the fabulous view of Firkin Point and the drive along Loch Lomond. Her account at the Inveraray Castle made it a worthwhile visit. Her recommendations for food were amazing and we appreciated the local delights she brought along such as Scottish shortbread, teacakes and Scotland National drink Irn-Bru! We are thankful to have such a professional and caring guide .
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so so much for the amazing feedback Angeline! This means the world to me...thank u all! It was an absolute pleasure to travel with you and ur gorgeous family...I really did few like I was meeting old friends when I met you on Queen St! Lol Thrilled I got to meet you all...and so happy you loved your wee introduction to Bonnie Scotland! I hope I get to meet you all again...thank you all for being fab! Hugs! Xx
Kirsten is a wonderful guide with a golden heart. Besides her excellent knowledge on the history and landscape of Scotland, she provided value-added service even before we met up with her in person. She is punctual, flexible and accommodating, importantly a safe driver who made the trip a memorable one for our family. Thanks to her, we visited the engineering marvel The Falkirk Wheel and saw it in action. Kirsten is a professional guide with a personal touch, truly hand-picked by Toursbylocals!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so so much angeline! I truly mean it..this is so lovely! You have a lovely family, and it was a pleasure to spend time with you and help you get an understanding of my wee country! I’m thrilled Amanda chose to study in my wee city, Glasgow. I am here if she needs me, remind her to contact me if she needs anything at all! Take care my friends..hugs to u all! Kxx
Carole MooreUnited States
I had a wonderful outing with Kirsten tracking down family genealogy sites. With information I previously provided, Kirsten put together a well prepared adventure, including pick up/return to my hotel. Such a trouper...we managed to fit in 6 towns, trudged through 3 cemeteries, & found grave sites of 12 of my great-grandparents ...in the mud & rain, no less. She's enthusiastic, funny, and devoted & proud to show off Scotland at its best. This day more than exceeded my expectations thanks to Kirsten.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so so much Carol! It was an absolute pleasure to spend the day with you and Nancy, and it meant the work to me that we were able to find all of the burial sites of your 12 ancestors...that made my day! Keep in touch my friend, I really did love our adventures. It was a pleasure to travel with you! Kxx
Ann BoekhoffUnited States
Kirsten made everything easy and convenient for us. She was waiting for us on the pier when we got off our ship and took us to her comfortable vehicle supplied with water and snacks. Kirsten was flexible and allowed us to include another couple on our tour and adjust our itinerary. She cheerfully added a stop at St. Andrew's Golf Course and lunch in town. Her knowledge of the Outlander show and locations was excellent. We were able to see many of the settings up close. I highly recommend this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ann, thank you so so much for taking the time to leave such awesome feedback! I really appreciate it. You guys were absolutely brilliant, and I loved our day! Love to u all, and thank you once again. Xx
Colleen GallagherUnited States
We went on an Outlander tour with Kirsten. She was the absolute best tour guide. She took our mobility issues into account and left it up to us to decide how much or how little we could do. Her passion for Scotland is contagious. She also went above and beyond by returning my friend's glasses to the ship. If you are considering booking this tour, please don't hesitate. If there was a 10 star rating she would get it from us. Patti & Colleen
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Girls...thank u so so much!!! I truly mean that! I had an amazing time with u both, and was sad to leave u!! Lol. I was thinkng of all the other adventures we could have! So now I guess u just have to come back and see me! Thank u both for being wonderful! Keep in touch! And I’m soooo happy the glasses found their way back to Patti! Woohoo! Hugs girls! Xxx
Hillary Taylor KellerUnited States
What a great day we spent together. Kirsten, went so out of her way to make our day so special. She is a tender loving person who cares very much about what she does. She understood what we wanted to see and how limited our time was and she utilized every second! Even to get me in front of a Scottish long haired cow that we passed at the beginning of a trip. She went back for me to take a picture. We went to a great castle, lunch and to a charming little village. We saw more than I thought was possible
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so so much Hillary & David, this lovely feedback means the world to me. I absolutely did not want to let u guys go at the end of the day, and it was my total pleasure to show you all I did. We need to get u back so I can show you some more stately homes I know you will love. Keep in touch, giant hugs from wee Bonnie Scotland! Xx
Ann TurnbullUnited States
Kirsten was a superb guide in driving my family of 7 from Glasgow to Fort William. She carefully planned our stops to highlight special scenery and cultural treasures. Her passionate love and knowledge of Scotland were true gifts to each of us. She was most thoughtful in our stops for walks, food, and photos. The abundant snacks she brought along were greatly enjoyed by all of us. Within minutes of being with her, we felt a warm connection of friendship, caring, and helpfulness. She is the BEST!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ann, I feel emotional reading this! Thank you so so much my beautiful friend! It was an absolute privilege spending those 2 days with u all...what a truly special family, I feel honoured to call you my friends! I know our paths will cross again! Huge love to you all! Give my fave kids a special hug! Xxx
Ann TurnbullUnited States
Kirsten was a dream-come-true for my family of 7--2 seniors, 2 adults, and 3 teenagers. She was friendly, committed to our priorities, informative, passionate about Glasgow, and full of snacks. The snacks prevented meltdowns from the teen-agers. They loved being introduced to Irn Bru and Scottish chocolates/cookies/snacks. We were all awed at how much research she had done in advance in helping us connect with our family roots. She went way above and beyond. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The blessing is mine Ann! I loved meeting and getting to know your fabulous family...what special people. I will continue to seek out ‘Turnbull’ in my travels of Glasgow and beyond....and of course I might have to boast of my connections to the family themselves! Lol Thanks so so much for leaving such amazing feedback! Hugs to you all! Xx
Patricia R.N Richland Hills, TX, United States
We traveled to Glasgow as part of a cruise around the British Isles. Kirsten took our group to Sterling castle and related historical sights. She had snacks and drinks in her vehicle, so that we could pack as much into our time as possible. A true Scottish historian, Kirsten provided a first class tour. Would highly recommend Kirsten for her excellent tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Patricia, thank you so so much for leaving such awesome feedback for me, I really appreciate it! I loved your group, and it was an absolute pleasure to show off some of my wee country to u all. Please pass on my best to everyone, and if you get back, give me a call! Hugs my wee pal! Xx
Judith SternUnited States
My husband and I spent 2 days in July touring with Kirsten. Those were really highlight days on our trip to Scotland . Kirsten is an enthusiastic, warm, knowledgeable and expert guide. She knows so much and enjoys sharing with others. She is a great driver and conversationalist, and riding in her car and viewing the country is a real treat. She was flexible and eager to find out what we wanted to see and do, and we appreciated this, since it added to our enjoyment of the trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Judy & Uzi...thank you so so much for taking the time to post this lovely feedback, I so appreciate it! I absolutely loved my time with you both, and it was an absolute privilege to show off some of my beautiful country to you both. I hope u get to come back some day...I have some more wee gems to show u! Lol Take care...hugs to u both! Thanks again xx
Danette D.United States
Kirsten a delight in every way. She was waiting as We got off the ship. Enthusiastic, energetic and caring guide. We had a marvellous day and enjoyed the spectacular scenery and beautiful Ancient towns. We saw many important sites. She has a great, comfortable vehicle which she filled with treats for us for us to snack on. She even made a stop to get my husband more local chips that he loved. She meet all our interest. She knew where to be n what time to be there so we could beat the crowds. Thanks Kriste
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are so welcome Danette! It was an absolute pleasure to meet u both, I loved my day with u, I really did...wish we had longer! Lol I hope u had an amazing journey for the remainder of ur cruise...I hope you loved every stop, and had as much fun as we did! Take care my friends, come back and see me someday. Hugs to u both, and thanks for leaving amazing feedback xxx
An absolutely superb day with Kirsten. She covered as many Outlander sites as possible in the time but not only that, she was knowledgeable about other relevant history and legends as well. Kirsten is fun to be with and we laughed lots as we explored this stunning country. The scenery was spectacular and going on a Sunday it seemed the tourist numbers were a little lighter which made for easy access to all sites. Thank you lovely Kirsten. You went over and above and I would happily rate you 6 stars!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aww, Kerrie...thank you so so much! Yesterday felt just like travelling with a friend, I absolutely enjoyed your company! It’s always a pleasure to discuss some outlander with my fellow sassenachs! Lol Enjoy the rest of your journey, and pls shout if I can help at all xxx
Lonni BrillUnited States
Kirsten was the BEST tour guide EVER. She was so personable and easygoing with my two grandchildren and husband. She made us feel at home with her extensive care packages filled with Scottish snacks and sweets. She was very accommodating, and took requests from everyone in the group. She showed us some of the most amazing things to see in Glasgow. She had truly made us feel welcome when we were on her tour. She gave the perfect amount of information and made us want to come back. She was the BEST guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aww Lonni....thank u sooo much, I mean this from my heart! I loved my day with u, Zil, Noah & Asher! Seeing the kids have so much fun made my day!! I truly wish I had longer with u, I didn’t want to let u go, I loved u guys! Pls pls come back and see us again, there is so much I’d love to show off to u, and I wud be thrilled to see u all again! This feedback has made me so happy, thank you so much! Hugs for u all my awesome friends. Come back soon xx
Geralyn KideraUnited States
What a delightful tour and a warm,personable guide! Kirsten was terrific. We visited all the sites we wanted, and enjoyed every minute. Thanks Kirsten for a great day
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so so much Geralyn & Jim, this feedback means the world to me! I am so pleased u both enjoyed your day. I absolutely loved getting to know you both, and genuinely wished we had longer. Have an amazing time at your concert/shows...I am very jealous! Lol Giant hugs my friends xx
Christine RestivoUnited States
Kirsten was awesome! She was prompt and kept us entertained the entire trip. We loved seeing St. Andrews and it was wonderful having the tour adjusted to meet our preferences. Absolutely loved it!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Christine thank you so so so much! This feedback means so much to me, it really does! I absolutely LOVE that the boys had an amazing time at St Andrews, I know it is a special place for them...and good on Nick...show it off my friend! Lol Pls pass my best onto everyone, you were a brilliant wee group, I loved my day with you! Xx
Loren RiceUnited States
Clean, comfortable vehicle, excellent driver, very knowledgable guide. She planned the tour around our interests, and included things we might not have seen otherwise. We not only saw Glasgow highlights, but she arranged for us to taste many local favorites, too. We had a wonderful day with Kirsten J. And recommend her highly!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aww, thank you so so much loren! I had the best wee day with you guys, and this feedback means the world to me, thank you so much! I’m super happy we altered our plans to incorporate the distillery, our wee day flowed perfectly...like a good whisky! Lol Hugs to you all, safest travels, and thank you again! It was a total pleasure spending the day with you all Xx
Joanne GranadoSunnyvale, CALIFORNIA, United States
It was our first visit to Scotland and it was perfect thanks to Kirsten. We were a group of six and Kirsten took care of you. She customized our tour to make sure we got a taste of the beautiful Highlands of Scotland. Kirsten has a lively personality and it was like being shown the beauty of Scotland by a good friend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Joanne, thank you so so much for leaving this lovely feedback, I really appreciate it! I had a brilliant day with u all...our wee day was perfect...you were all fabulous company! I hope u enjoy the rest of ur travels, pls say hi to everyone for me! Thanks again Joanne xx
Rachel CarlockUnited States
Rachel CarlockUnited States
My husband and I had an opportunity to spend two days in Scotland and were overwhelmed with all there was to see. Through several references we were blessed to find Kirsten. Kirsten is the ambassador/hostess extraordinaire of Scotland! Prior to coming she helped us narrow down what we wanted to see then organized our trip. She is full of Scottish history and her knowledge is tremendous. Her flexibility and suggestions made our trip amazing. We did not want to leave Scotland or our newfound friend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aww Rachel...I have a wee lump in my throat here! Thank u so so much! I felt exactly the same...so much more I want to show you that I know you would both love...so now u just have to come back! Lol Looking forward to keeping in touch...giant hugs my very awesome wee pals! Lol xxx
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks So much, both of you...this lovely feedback means the world to me...I am so happy you enjoyed your ‘wee’ taste of the Highlands! I loved my day with u guys, my only regret is that in went in far too quickly!! Lol. Time truly does fly when ur having fun. Enjoy the rest of your time in scotland, and thanks again for being fab! Xx
Theodore CooleyBluffton, SOUTH CAROLINA, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Ted, I appreciate you taking the time to leave some feedback. All the best to you both. Xx
Theodore CooleyBluffton, SOUTH CAROLINA, United States
Kirsten was an outstanding tour guide. She made adjustments based on our requests. She was just great to be with and experience this great area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Ted, I loved my time with you both, and so pleased we got to enjoy the beauty of St Andrews with some blue skies! All my best from Scotland, come back and see us again some day. X
Mark H.Huntington Woods, MI, United States
Excellent tour with Kirsten. We loved her knowledge and passion for Glasgow. We learned so much and saw more of the city than we ever could on our own. We walked, took the subway and were driven in her comfortable van and never missed a beat. An enjoyable day in a wonderful city!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Mark, I had a great day with you guys...thank you so much for taking time to leave such fab feedback. I loved that we saw as much as we did, and I’m glad that you enjoyed our day in glasgow. Thanks again, I truly mean that! Xx
Seth M.United States
Another ToursByLocal Homerun! Kirsten was the perfect guide: Warm, engaging, knowledgeable, flexible and just an overall delight to spend the day with. She has a roomy van in which we toured the Highlands area north of Glasgow as well as seeing the city itself. It's one thing to be provided a private tour in which you had a great experience. However, ours reached a 5 Star level thanks to Kirsten. We fell in love with Scotland seeing it through her eyes. You can't' ask for better than that.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so so muchSeth & Emery...this means the world to me! I am over the moon that u enjoyed our day together and got to appreciate the Highlands and my beautiful Glasgow! You NEED to come back so I can show you more. Take care, and have an amazing trip! Keep in touch my friends xx