Dorit KransdorfUnited States
We had a great day with Kirsten exploring Glasgow. Kristen is extremely knowledgeable about Scotland and was able to answer all of our questions. She made the day go by very quickly with her humor and local snacks. Kristen went above and beyond our expectations. We highly recommend you book your tour with Kristen.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so so much! It was my absolute pleasure to show your gorgeous family around Glasgow. I wish we had a longer day, as there were so many other things I wish I time to show you! Lol ... but as we said, you will just need to come back...then I will take u all out on a longer day! Thanks so much for the fabulous feedback, it means a lot to me. Keep in touch! Xx
We had the pleasure of taking a "fab and gorgeous" tour exploring Glasgow with Kirsten and can't thank her enough for sharing her passion and enthousiasm with us. She also has a great sense of Scottish humour �� It was a very special trip for us. She (and her husband-to-be �� William) were part of our very special moment. She even got us flowers and a bottle of champagne ❤️❤️ to celebrate the proposal. You'll need to book early as she is very much in demand, and deserves to be !! We thoroughly enjoyed it
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: ���� wait till William reads this! Lol Thanks so so much guys, we both had a ball with you, and it was our absolute pleasure to show you wee gorgeous Glasgow! Lol. We fee honoured to have been part of such a special day for you both, and I will absolutely be keeping in touch. Hope to have you back in Scotland soon my friends! Giant hugs, and keep us informed with how the big day plans are going! Xx
Sarah ObicanUnited States
I don't know even how to start to explain what a wonderful time we had in Scotland! It's such a magical place with no end to scenic surprises. The best part of our trip was meeting Kristen from Tours by Locals/Secret Scotland Tours. She is just phenomenal! I just told her in general what I was interested in seeing on our tour and she organized everything. She showed us things I wasn't even sure I would like, but we did- because she knew all that was important to see. Thank you for a most special day!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Once again Sarah, thank you so much for leaving the amazing feedback, it genuinely means so much to me! Our day was one of the best, and I felt like I was in a day out with old friends! I am so happy that you chose, and trust me, to take you on your day away! I wish you had longer in Scotland, but I guess we will just need to get you back again! Lol Take care my lovely friends, and please keep in touch. Xx
Kirsten is an amazing guide!! we had a great time with her, all day paying attention to what we needed, showing us perfect spots for pictures and even had carrots on her car in case we saw deers. She knew the exact place where to find them and we did! Her car is full of snacks and fresh water and you can see she is in every detail. She is super knowledgeable of the area and is very passionate she has for her job, with stories and information she shared with us. Overall, it was a great day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so so much Rocio! Feedback like this means the world to me, so thanks for taking the time to share this. I LOVED our day, it was a pleasure to meet you all...but genuinely sad we only had one day together! I’m sure I will see you again. Hugs to you all my friend xx
James BorzattiUnited States
Kirsten was delightful and overflowing with historical information about the areas we chose to visit on a custom tour of a Glasgow suburb (where our family originated) and the highlands. She focused on our interests and spent adequate time with us to ensure we were satisfied. Her sparkling personality made the tour extra fun for us. Our group of 5 and our luggage (quite a bit!) fit easily into her van. She delivered an extensive tour and transported us to our next hotel. We hope to see her again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Jim and family! I had an INCREDIBLE day with u all! Lol. Such an awesome group, and even the rain didn’t dampen our spirits. It truly was a pleasure to travel with you all, I only wish we had longer! Keep in touch...it wud be fabulous to meet up with you all again one day! Giant hugs from Scotland xx
Robert GreissUnited States
On our recent trip to Scotland, we had the pleasure of taking a half day tour from Edinburgh to Hamilton to visit the town and cemetery of my ancestors. Our driver, Kirsten, was great! She was pleasant, informative and she certainly knew her way around the roads. We couldn't have asked for a better guide! We give her a five star ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️����rating! Rita and Robert Greiss
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so so much for taking time to leave me such a fab review, I really do appreciate it. It was a real honour for me to be able to show you the area your ancestors were from...I felt humbled to be there with you both...thanks for choosing me to be the one to take you there. Huge thanks & hugs from Scotland my friends xx
Jennifer BiceUnited States
Kirsten was a fabulous tour guide for me and my sister Sharon, right from the start. We wanted to go to areas of Southern Scotland (Wigtown and Whithorn) in search of our past and where our ancestors 5 generations ago came from. In addition to the towns and church/cemetery/farms, Kirsten suggested other highlights in the area to visit. As we were exploring, she was open to anything we wanted to look at or do and did not rush us in any way. She was a safe driver and even brought along water and snacks.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Jennifer & Sharon! I have a fabulous day with you girls. Being part of such a personal search was so lovely, and I hope you will remember fondly the beautiful areas we visited, and when you read of them in future searches, you will have a better understanding of the area. It was so nice getting to know you both, I had a fab wee day! Take care girls, thanks again for leaving such lovely feedback. Xx
Jodi SandersUnited States
Sadly the weather was dreadful but Kirsten was our sunshine. She put a happy spin on the entire day. We actually got a few rays of sunshine throughout the day. The trip out to Loch Lomond is a must. We loved the darling cottages, the terrific coffee shop and even had some time to visit their lovely gift shops. Kirsten is very knowledgeable and excited about where she lives. She brought along all kinds of Scotland snacks to share as well. Don't miss The Kelvingrove Museum or the Newark Castle.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Jodi, I really appreciate you taking the time to leave me lovely feedback! I wish I could influence our weather, it was awful for you guys...but I am so pleased that you made the most of our day...in between rain & wind! It was a wee pleasure to spend the day with you all, I loved your company, and I hope to see you again in the future. Hugs to all of you! Take care my friend xxx
Marilyn FitzgeraldUnited States
Great communication. Flexibility. Customization. Thoughtfulness. Kirsten provided all of these services. We had specific places we wanted to go. Kirsten provided that sentimental journey effortlessly. We really enjoyed our visit to the University of Glasgow and my old student neighborhood. She also provided ice bottled water and chocolate Scottish treats. Those Were the icing on the cake. We hope to return someday and will ask Kirsten to be our tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so so much for leaving this awesome feedback Marilyn! I felt honoured to be with you guys at places I knew meant so much to you..I am so glad that you got to see them! I loved my time with you and Mike, and it would be an absolute pleasure to meet you guys again! Keep in touch, safe travels...I hope we meet again my friends! Xx
Dee Anne ThomsonUnited States
What a great day we had with Kirsten. Everything was well organized & just perfect! Such personalized tour for us. One of the highlights of our time in Scotland.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so so much Dee Anne& Tommy! I really do appreciate you taking time to leave this feedback, especially when you are still on holiday. I had an amazing wee day with you both, my mind of people, and I wish I had longer to spend with you! If you make it back to Scotland, give me a call! Hugs to you both, enjoy Ireland. Xx
Wilfried SchmidtLaatzen, GERMANY, Germany
Kirsten was wonderful. Everything you would want and more she realised. She took very good care of us and we really enjoyed ourselves. We had a wonderful day around Glasgow with her. She was able to accommodate our party of two adults (with one wheelchair). Kirsten hat uns wundervoll betreut. Wir konnten uns ganz auf sie verlassen. Für uns hat sie ein tolles Programm zusammengestellt, welches für uns mit Rollstuhl bestens gepasst hat. Gerne wieder.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Wilfried, i thoroughly enjoyed my day with you and Gerlinde! It meant so much to me that you both enjoyed the culture my beautiful Glasgow had to offer. I’m also super happy that you got to experience the Bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, a total contrast! I hope you have an awesome time on the remainder of your cruise, and I hope that one day we will meet again! Take care my friends xx
What a pleasure it was to have someone who is so passionate about Scotland and her work. It shone through making our precious short time here an absolute pleasure. Kirsten was on time, got us through all the sites without feeling rushed and we felt we learned so much! With sincere thanks! Karin and Ted. Tasmania, Australia
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Karin & Ted, thanks so much for taking the time to leave such lovely feedback for me, i really do appreciate it! Our day was fabulous, and I thoroughly enjoyed chatting with you as our day went on! It was great to meet you both, and I hope Ted feels a bit better for rest of journey. Enjoy the Tattoo! Xx
I absolutely loved the trip and our guide Kirsten. I know it was her first private tour with two children as little as mine (9 months, 2.5 years) but she prepared perfectly. There were car seats for the children, water, snacks. In addition to the things we knew we wanted to see, like Stirlind and Loch Lomond, she picked fun attractions such as feeding the Highland cows! <3 My older daughter cannot stop talking about how the cow licked her hand. Beautiful views, great company, comfortable conditions.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Justyna! I am so happy to hear that you all enjoyed your day, especially wee tootsie! Lol. It was funny seeing her feed those cows, no fear at all! I had such a lovely day with you all, you have a very special wee family, and I’m thrilled that I was the one who got to show you some of Bonnie Scotland. If I can ever help in the future, pls just let me know. Hugs to you all xx
Patricia PinkertonUnited States
This was our second tour with Kirsten and it was as spectacular as the first one. We had a wonderful time it was like spending the day with a friend. Kirsten is so knowledgeable and it is quite obvious she loves her country. She really makes an effort to make sure you are experiencing everything you thought the tour would provide. I would highly recommend her for a tour. She makes it incredibly special and very personal.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so so much Patty & Kristen! Likewise, I adored my day spent with you fabulous ladies, I was so excited to be seeing you both again! I’m so happy I got to show off some very different scenery this time, and hope you enjoyed it almost as much as your east cost trip. I know I will see you all again my friend...thank you for being awesome guests...huge hugs! I hope Kristen is feeling ok being back home! See you soon girls xx
Vasiliki MoskosUnited States
We thought Kirsten J was a fine guide, very flexible, wanting to know what we were interested in. The 3 of us were somewhat disappointed in the scenery, expecting it to be more spectacular than it was. This does not reflect on Kirsten as a guide [she has no control over the scenery], but she kept commenting on how beautiful the towns and landscape were that we were going to see which increased our anticipation. We are all world travelers, but I think we needed to go further north into the Highlands.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi ladies, I’m so sorry that the tour didn’t meet your expectations, I genuinely am. If we had more time I would have been thrilled to take you further into the Highlands where you would have seen the wilder landscapes you had envisioned. I genuinely love the area I took you through, but I’m really sorry it wasn’t what you expected. I hope you get a chance to come back and travel a bit further into some wilder highland territory. I’m sorry ladies x
Alan ShulmanUnited States
Kirsten provided us an outstanding tour and allowed us to make changes. She is extremely knowledgeable about the history and culture of Scotland and the specific sites we visited. By the way, she also came with a bag of goodies (food) for all 6 of us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your lovely feedback Alan, really appreciate it! It was a pleasure showing off some of our highlands to you all, I’m so glad the weather played ball. Lol Have an amazing time on the remainder of your trip. Best regards to everyone. Xx
Judith EisnerMenlo Park, CA, United States
Kirsten a delight in every way. She was waiting as I 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 from the Outlander series. I was having difficulty walking, she was able to drive closer to sites so we could see them without walking too far. Highly recommended guide! If I'm ever in Scotland again I will arrange to visit with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your lovely review Judi! It was my absolute pleasure to tour with you and learn a bit about you, your family & your travels...I loved my day. I’m so glad we got around as much as we did, and it means the world to me that you enjoyed it. Have a fabulous time on the remainder of your trip, and I am always here if you ever need me. Hugs, Kirsten x
The very best experience I can recall for a long time. Kirsten is so easy to feel comfortable with and so knowledgeable about many facets of Scotland and the areas we went to. She has an amazing ability with people and I felt after a day with her I could have stayed for hours more chatting and learning from her. Thank you Kirsten for the incredibly beautiful places you took me and the information you shared . I hope we can do this again in the future.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Kerrie, this feedback means the whole world to me, it truly does. I loved our day together, and it is one I will remember for a very long time. I also was sad to leave you! Lol. Such awesome, special places...and now a wee bit of your heart is in glencoe forever. I will always think of you when I visit, and I will send you some pictures of my travels. Thanks for an amazing day. Hugs my friend xx
Karen BroomeNew Zealand
Kirsten picked us up on time and right from the start we felt really comfortable with her, and chatted away throughout the whole day. Her enthusiastic pleasant attitude was great and she was happy to change any aspect of her tour to ensure we had the best day out. There was water, nibbles and chocolates for us which was an added unexpected bonus, she gave us lots of additional information about Scotland and helpful travel tips. Kirsten went the extra mile and we had an awesome day with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Karen & Gill...that means the world to me, really does. I am so glad I both enjoyed your day, I loved getting to know you both...the chocolate was just a wee bonus! Lol I hope you have an amazing time on the remainder of your trip..if I can help, just ask! Thanks again both of you xx
Dorothy ClarkUnited States
Neal FauxUnited States
Kirsten is a fantastic guide. She is fun, accommodating and provides the local color in her tours that one always hopes for. You feel like you are traveling with a friend. Highly recommend her. Hope to book tours with her in the future.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Neal & Becky, thanks so much for this awesome feedback! I had a brilliant wee day with you, and I’m so glad you chose me to show you around...I’m sorry I was so busy, I’d have loved to show you some more! I guess you will have to come back again. Lol Please take care of yourselves, and keep in touch! I’m sure I will see you both again someday. Hugs, Kirsten x
Stephen StraussUnited States
We had a wonderful day with Kirsten and definitely recommend her! She is warm, thoughtful, flexible and fun! She has a great, comfortable vehicle which she filled with treats for us. She had endless enthusiasm and flexibility and took us on a wonderful mini-highlands tour designed to meet our time constraints and interest. We took a boat tour of Loch Lomond, are a wonderfully relaxing meal at the Village rest in Luss and got all sorts of history along the way. It was a great day we will remember!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much everyone...it was a truly fantastic day for me with you all! I keep telling everyone about our speedboat experience..awesome! I am so pleased that you enjoyed your wee day, i wish I had longer to show you. But further afield....but we can do that when you come back some day. Hugs to you all for being so wonderful! Xx
Michael HannaUnited States
Kristen was perfect!..very knowledgeable, friendly and made adjustments as we needed. Careful driver, great sense of humor. We have used tours by locals in many places, and consider her one of the best...when we return she will be our first call. Comfortable car,had water, drinks,and goodies...first rate!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Michael...really appreciate you taking time to leave some feedback for me. I had the best time with you all...my car was far too quiet coming home today without you all! Lol Have an awesome trip, get in touch if I can help in any way! Hugs to you all. X
Theresa McConvilleUnited States
Excellent tour and guide! This was an experience shared by myself, and my 15 year old grandson. Obviously, there are always concerns about maintaining interest of teenagers, but Eric was very involved and interested - especially at Bannockburn where there is an interactive battlefield. Kirsten is lively and engaging. She is clearly a great lover of her country, and her history, and it shows in her passion for her tour. We always her utmost priority, both in terms of our comfort and our interests.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Theresa! I loved my day with you and Eric, it was especially good fun at Bannockburn, fabulous to see you both being so engaged...I loved that. I hope you look back fondly on your experiences...keep in touch! Thanks for leaving awesome feedback xx
Kirsten was very knowledgeable, good fun, a nice day out with her. We would recommend her for any tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Manuel, it was very nice to be able to spend some time with you and show you some of Glasgow’s best bits. I hope you both had a fabulous remainder to your trip. Thanks again for taking time to leave feedback x
Sherry CardwellUnited States
She meet all of our needs and more. She was fun and took us places that we wanted to see and more. She did research on the areas that we had requested some of which she wasn't able to find which we weren't surprised because what we wanted to find was before the 1700's. She was on time, very informative and made the trip extremely interesting. I would give her the highest rating possible for all of her effort and time. She made the trip fun. I would refer Kristen to others in a heartbeat.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much ladies for taking the time to leave me such awesome feedback! I thoroughly enjoyed my day with you all, especially because of the personal connections you all have to the places we visited...I’m glad that even for a day you got to literally walk in your ancestors footsteps. If you ever come back, pls get in touch...I will get you to those other amazing places I mentioned! Take care girls and thanks so much xx
We had a great time with Kirsten on our private tour, June 30th. She showed us her beautiful Highland's and we enjoyed it very much. We don't know how she did it, she 'ordered' fab weather for us, so our pictures look beautiful!! We will recommend her to friends. Her minivan was very convenient. Thanks a lot, Kirsten.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Anne! It was a fantastic day...the weather was just the icing on the cake. Lol I loved showing you some of my beautiful country, and it means the world to me that you enjoyed it. Th ask again for taking time to leave some feedback...I really appreciate it. Take care, hi to all the girls xx
Robert StevensUnited States
Kirsten is an unbelievably great tour guide. She not only helped us set up tee times at St. Andrews she entertain our wives and kept them happy and took them to lunch and toured St. Andrews while the guys played golf. Kirsten was more like a visiting a family member that lived in Scotland than a tour guide. She knew all the great places for the girls shop so the guys didn't have to. She got us out on the 18th fairway of the Old course for photos and didn't get us arrested. Kirsten & James K. are the best
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so so happy to hear you all had a great time, I truly am! It was not a bit of bother helping you arrange the golf etc...as for entertaining the ladies...that was pure fun! Lol. Your group was fabulous. I will share your awesome feedback with James, this means the world to us both; so thank you so much. Please pass on best wishes to all the gang, oh, and tell Lindy I found her kilt bottle wraps...happy to send one to her! Lol I hope we see you again in the future...thanks again Robert xx
Rebecca BaergenUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Becky for taking the time to leave feedback for me, much appreciated. I hope you enjoyed the remainder of your time in Scotland x
We were lucky enough to have Kirsten show us an amazing side of Glasgow, not normally seen on the regular tourist stops. But most importantly her friendly nature and passion for all things Scotland shone through. We would highly recommend Kirsten. Because its not only the beautiful landscape, buildings and history of Scotland, but its about the people you meet. Kirsten made us feel very welcomed. Very comfortable car for sightseeing. We were lucky enough to have William drive us around as well.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your lovely review Trudy! We had an absolute ball with you guys, it was a pleasure showing you just a wee bit of our beautiful country. I’m so glad everyone enjoyed it. Thanks also for a fabulous lunch, we both thoroughly enjoyed it. Safe travels my friends, and give me a shout if you get a chance to come back. Xx
Sandra Lee SegawaUnited States
Kirsten is the best! This was our second tour with her and she was punctual, brought snacks and drinks, took fantastic photos of us (and sent them to us), had extensive knowledge of Outlander, the filming sites and she made our day the highlight of our three week stay in the UK. It was so much fun to hear all of her "inside information" about everything Outlander as I am a huge fan of both the novel and television show. We hope to return to Scotland soon and will definitely book a tour with Kirsten.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sandy & Allen! I so appreciate you taking time to leave such awesome feedback, truly! My days with you were brilliant, I loved your company, and it was my pleasure to show off some of my Wee Scotland. I hope you make it back someday, definitely look me up, it will be amazing to see you both again. Huge love! Xx
Sandra Lee SegawaUnited States
Kirsten is "AMAZING", above and beyond! She customized our tour to show us all of the sights we were interested in as well as transported us (and our luggage) to our next hotel. She was able to do all that and even gave us a quick tour of her beloved Glasgow. Kirsten is the kindest, sweetest, most thoughtful person and our comfort and desires were her priority - she even brought along water and snacks. She was informative, patient and a great driver. Thank you Kirsten, we will be back!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much sandy! It was so nice of you to leave some feedback for me. I had a great time with u both, and it truly was my pleasure to show off some of my favourite places to you. Knowing you enjoyed it so much makes me happy. Hugs to you both, please come back and see me again. Xxx
Daniel ForsterUnited States
Kirsten did a fantastic job with a difficult assignment (showed us many wonderful sights in Scotland on Boxing Day when everything is closed). Despite the snow we thoroughly enjoyed are tour of Culross, St Monans, St Andrews, and the fabulous Kelpies with other stops along the way. Looking back at pictures, I can't believe how much we packed into that day. She handled all of the difficult driving through snow for us, packed some nice snacks (including Irn Bru), all with some Scottish tales.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Dan for taking the time to leave such lovely feedback! I had a fabulous day with you guys, it was great fun! I’m also delighted you enjoyed the ‘Irn Bru’....that means you are now part Scottish! Lol I’m so glad u enjoyed your tour with me...we did see quite a bit now I think about it! Best wishes for 2018 Dan! X
Tanya Ewing-FinchemUnited States
What a treat it was to work with Kirsten J and be on this tour with her. She is so pleasant and professional. Her knowledge of the area and the Outlander sites is extensive, as well as other great places to see in Scotland. She took really good care of us and represents the Scottish people in such a fine way! We would highly recommend her to anyone wanting to tour Scotland.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your feedback Tanya, I really really appreciate it, you were a fantastic group to travel with and I had a brilliant time with you. I will also pass on your feedback to TBL...I appreciate you being so honest with us. Take care, and thank you again x
Carol SchoeneichUnited States
Kristen took us on the most amazing tour. Every place we went was beautiful beyond words. We traveled to spots we never would find in a tour book and each was magnificent. It was a pleasure spending the day with Kristen and her friend James. They were wonderful company and great fun. It was truly a fabulous day all around and if there was a rating greater than 5 stars I would happily give it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so so much Carol! We both thoroughly enjoyed our day with you, and it was an absolute pleasure to spend the day with you, and introduce you to some of Scotland’s most awesome places! It means the world to me that you had such an amazing day. Please keep in touch. Enjoy Ireland, hugs to you both. Xx
Theo BolestaUnited States
We had a great time with Kirsten. She was personable and friendly and on time. She took us out to the countryside where we experienced some spectacular scenery, especially the waterfalls @ Glen Etive. She made sure we saw all that we wanted and spent just the right amount of time at each stop. She also took us to local eateries where we partook of fresh Scottish salmon and had steak pie. Excellent choices! Great trip-we'd hire her again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Theo! I had a fab wee day with you guys, and I’m so glad you enjoyed Glencoe & Glen Etive...I only wish I could have influenced the Scottish weather in our favour. Thank you for being such amazing sports, it was a great day! Xx
Caren WerlingerUnited States
When we planned our trip to Scotland, we knew we wanted to be in the hands of a capable guide. We were lucky enough to find Kirsten. Despite our jet lag and the colds we caught on the plane from the States, Kirsten made our visit to Scotland unforgettable! We booked 5 days with her. She was solicitous of our less-than-high energy levels and made stops as needed to pick up cold medicine. Overall, Kirsten made this trip everything we had hoped for! We highly recommend her as a guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Caren & Beth....it was fabulous travelling with you both...I’m only sorry you had to deal with not feeling well at the same time...I hope you are both in the mend now! I thoroughly enjoyed my time with you...thank you for choosing me as your guide in a scotland. Xx
Eliot BarnettDallas, TEXAS, United States
Kirsten was a joy to be with. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there.
Stephen CheninHenderson, NEVADA, United States
What a wonderful day we had in Scotland with the best tour guide ever! Kirsten was amazing! She arrived with every snack/treat possible & soda's/water! She drove us everywhere from the beautiful coast while visiting some gorgeous beaches to the St. Andrew's golf course and to the castles, churches and everything in between!!! Kirsten could not have been nicer or more knowledgeable, we really enjoyed her company! Kirsten felt like "family" immediately and she's a great photographer too! We loved her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aww Stephen, thank you so much for your amazing feedback! You guys were an absolute pleasure and I could happily have sat chatting with you all night! If you get back to Scotland at any point, pls look me up...it would be amazing to see you guys again. Pls give my best to Linda and Dillon also. Xx
Diane F.United States
Kirsten is a fabulous person and very knowledgeable guide. She contacted me the day before my tour to let me know about a festival and large crowds in St Andrews and allowed me to change the tour to another part of Scotland to see the beauty without the crowds. I am so glad of the advanced information and flexibility to change so I was able to have a perfect day in Scotland. She modified one of the tours of the highlands to a shorter day to accommodate my schedule and budget. i will be back for more.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Diane! I am so glad you ladies enjoyed your day...we had some beautiful weather and the pictures are amongst some of the best I've ever taken...just gorgeous! I would love to see you back in Scotland...you would fall in love with our islands. Thanks for the lovely feedback Diane, I loved my day with you and Linda xx
Francine FuntleyderUnited States
We were a group of six. All of us give her a much deserved 5 out of 5. She was so personable. Very knowledgeable, able to answer any question put to her. Patient with all of us. She took us to very interesting places that we would not have seen if not for her. I also requested Kirsten for an Edinburgh tour. Thank you KIrsten for the snack and drinks!
Frederick SteffanUnited States
Kirsten worked with us from the start to tailor a marvelous day together along Loch Lomond and on to Inveraray Castle. She knows the area remarkably well and was able to show us many special sites that standard tours would miss. Further, she is charming and completely affable, making the day with her a total pleasure for us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Fred, it was an absolute pleasure to spend a fab day with you both. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your day, and I hope Scotland was all you hoped it would be. Xx
Francine FuntleyderUnited States
We were a group of six. All of us give her a much deserved 5 out of 5. She was so personable. Very knowledgeable, able to answer any question put to her. Patient with all of us. She took us to very interesting places that we would not have seen if not for her. I also requested Kirsten for an Edinburgh tour. Thank you KIrsten for the snack and drinks!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are so welcome Fran! Thank you all so much for being such fabulous company...I loved both of my days with you guys! I really do hope that one day our paths cross again...! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave me some feedback...much appreciated Fran. Please pass on my best to Steve & all the guys xx
Mary Kay R.United States
25 years ago, I watched an old movie (Alfred Hitchcock's "39 Steps") and said to myself - "There! - I want to go There someday". "There" was Glencoe. Kirsten J. is a fabulous guide who worked with us in advance to locate a specific location (a barely existing bridge) from the movie. She then strategized on how to add a castle (Doune), a loch (Lomand) and, as a surprise, threw in the Glen Etive film location from "Skyfall". Our custom tour was the highlight of our trip. Wish I could give 10 stars.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Mary Kay! I am so so pleased you guys enjoyed your day with me...it was brilliant fun...and I now point out the bridge to everyone I take to Glencoe...and the love it! Thanks for introducing me to 'The 39 Steps'...I love that my beautiful country featured! Thanks so much for the lovely feedback...I really appreciate it! I hope you guys are well xx
Debbie LundCALIFORNIA, United States
Kirsten is awesome!! It was like hanging out with a good friend that just happens to live in Glasgow. She is warm and friendly and super accommodating. We saw such beautiful sights and she had great information on all the places we visited. I highly recommend booking a tour with Kirsten, you won't be disappointed!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Debra! I appreciate your feedback and your lovely words. I had a brilliant day with you and your family...lovely people, and great fun as well! I am so pleased that you enjoyed your day. Thanks again to all of you Debra xx
Brandon ByrdUnited States
The highlight of our trip! Kirsten was extremely knowledgeable about historic areas of Scotland as well as where outlander was filmed. I highly recommend Kirsten if you want to see the historic countryside of Scotland even if your not an Outlander fan!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks guys..I had a fabulous day with you, and I genuinely think you guys would love Scotland even more if you get to come back and spend some more time! If I can help in any way pls just let me know. Enjoy the rest of your trip..and I hope you enjoy the pics I sent x
Patricia PinkertonUnited States
Our tour with Kirsten was wonderful. We had such a good time it was like traveling with a friend. She took us to all the beautiful little fishing villages that I had pictured in my mind. It was a fun and very relaxed day. She took us to a Fish and Chips restaurant the food was delicious. The most special thing she did was take pictures of my family and then sent them to me. The whole day was a wonderful experience one we won't soon forget. When we come back we will be sure to book another tour with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Patty! I am so so happy that you guys had a good time on our tour...some of the places we visited are amongst my personal favourites. It was a real pleasure to spend the day with your lovely family, and I'm delighted you are happy with the pictures I managed to get...I hope you look back on them and smile! I'm sure we will meet again, and thanks so much for the lovely feedback! Xx
Robert BollaUnited States
This was one of the best days spent in Scotland. Time was short for us and Kristen quickly caught on what we wanted to see and how we wanted to see it. We like to see how people live, work and play so visiting the little fishing villages in the area was just what we wanted. After a few min discussion in the morning before we set off Kristen led us on a wonderful day, picked us up on time and got us back on time. Best thing is once you book the tour with her she is just an e-mail or text away.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so so much Bob! It was such a pleasure to travel with you and Terese, it really really was! On days like those it can never be considered working..! I really hope to see you back in scotland, there is so much that I could help you plan...and the photo ops for you Bob would be tremendous! I will absolutely keep in touch, and I will definately be looking for more photography tips, so keep them coming! I am delighted to be able to call you both friends, and I truly hope we meet again. Xx
Gayle WennUnited States
Kirsten picked us up in her van at the cruise terminal. She knew just where to go and timed everything just right! WE were able to see Glasgow University, Newark Castle, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (highly recommend) and also headed to George Square/Buchannan Street via the subway. Kirsten does a great job explaining the architecture and you can tell she loves Glasgow. She also took us to have some hot chocolate that was comparable to Angelina's in Paris. WE enjoyed Glasgow and want to come back!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Gayle! I am so pleased that you and Barry enjoyed your day in Glasgow...such a beautiful city. I would love to see you guys back in Glasgow, if you make it, give me a call! Thanks so much for the lovely feedback Gayle. Xx
Nadwa MoudedUnited States
Kirsten , our tour guide was so good, we had a very informative tour and Kirsten went out of her way to show us more places, it was a very lovely day Thank you Kirsten and tours by locals
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are very welcome Nadwa, it was an absolute pleasure to share the day with you all...I am so glad you enjoyed your day with me. I hope the rest of your trip was wonderful, and if you make it back to Scotland I would love to help you discover more. Take care x
Robert ThornhillUnited States
What a wonderful person. She gave us a tour of Glasgow and Loch Lemond. She dropped us off for a great hike as well.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Guys, I had a lovely wee day with you all...thanks for being fab! I hope you had a brilliant time at Wimbledon! Thanks for letting me show you some of my beautiful country x
Clare HuspeniUnited States
We originally were planning on the Braveheart tour however Kirsten spent time the day prior to check things out and let us know the crowds were significant. Based on a recommendation we stayed and explored Glasgow. We had a wonderful day and so appreciated Kirsten looking out for us. We explored the city and got so much history and local facts, it was a great day! Highly recommend Kirsten being your tour guide in Scotland- so evident Kirsten loves what she does!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Clare! I am so glad you enjoyed your day...it was fabulous to spend some time showing you around Glasgow! I loved finding out about you guys, it was a great day. I would love to see you guys some more of Scotland someday, it would be my absolute pleasure. I hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday, safe travels back home....and Dennis....the kilt looks fab! Xx
Janet WagnerUnited States
highly recommend Kirsten as your guide . she's very sweet , knowledgeable and over all great guide. She catered to our request and took us exactly were we wanted to go and we had the time of our lives !!. we looked up ahead of time what we wanted to see and emailed her our request and she had everything all laid out so we saw it all including a great stop for lunch. we traveled with elderly parents and she catered to their limitations. thanks you for everything Kirsten
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Janet! I had a truly fabulous 2 days with you guys, and I enjoyed every bit of it! I really hope you get a chance to come back and see me soon....I've so much more to show you all! Thanks for taking the time to complete feedback for me also! Please pass on hugs to Glen, Tom & Bernie. Thanks so much Janet...xx
Janet WagnerUnited States
Kirsten should get a 10 * review as she is ALL that and more. extremely personable . took us everywhere we wanted to go. . took us to a great pub for lunch and was super aware of us traveling with older parents and treating them with upmost respect. she was the highlight of our entire trip. don't hesitate book with Kirsten
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Janet...I appreciate that sooo much! It was such a pleasure travelling with you guys, I could have just brought you home with me! Lol It means so much to me that you all enjoyed yourselves, and I am so greatful that you shared your experience in my feedback! Keep in touch....hope to see you guys soon! Hugs to you all xx
Ellie SchindelmanUnited States
kirsten is wonderful- friendly, kind, informative, helpful, fun, and totally willing to go above and beyond to make a great tour experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Ellie, I had a fabulous day with you guys. I love that you enjoyed the places which mean so much to me...and I'm also delighted we even had sunshine in which to enjoy it! Have a fabulous remainder to your holiday, Inverness is stunning, you will love it! Safe travels, thanks again Ellie x
Karen LeamonUnited States
Kirsten was wonderful and very informative. We would book again with her anytime. She was the best tour guide we had the entire trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Karen! I had a 'fab wee day' with you 3 girls..it was such good fun! I really do hope you get the chance to come back and visit us again, please keep in touch...it would be my pleasure to show you some more of my beautiful country Karen! Xx
Anne HabeckUnited States
Terrific day! Feel like we "know" Glasgow. Got a a great taste of the city while walking in shopping area and George Park. Toured everything we wanted to see. Kirsten is knowledgeable and very personable. How about 10 stars for Kirsten!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: 10 stars...! Wow...I like that idea! Thanks so much anne, I really mean that! It was an absolute pleasure showing you Glasgow...and i'm so glad you enjoyed it all! I would really love to see u guys again, please keep in touch! Thanks again. Xx
Bev HalperinUnited States
I can't thank Kirsten enough for a fabulous day touring. We stopped in some fantastic villages that we never would have found on our own and were simply gorgeous and showed off what Scotland has to offer. Kirsten's passion and knowledge about the sites made for an incredible and fun experience. I highly recommend seeing Scotland with Kirsten. You can go at your own pace, learn a lot, and relax while she takes care of all the details. Kirsten will customize to meet your needs and she's lovely to be with.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Bev, it was my pleasure to spend the day with you and Preston. I enjoyed my time with you so much, and I love that you enjoyed the places I introduced you too. I hope you get a chance to come back some day and explore further...there really is so much to see. Thanks again for the fabulous lunch! Enjoy the rest of the trip, and a safe journey home. Thanks again for being fab! X
Lauren BenkendorfUnited States
Kirsten was a lovely tour guide. She was informative, very friendly, fun to be with and we all enjoyed our tour. She offered to take our pictures, recommended sights to see and was very knowledgeable on the history of Scotland. She also bonded with us over her love of the Outlander books and tv show.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much lauren! I had a fabulous day with you all, such lovely people and great fun! I thoroughly enjoyed your company. I hope you have had an amazing remainder to your vacation! Please come back and see us again! Xx
Anthony WiemeltUnited States
Kirsten was delightful. She worked with me to find a tour that fit our needs. She did research and was well prepared. She was also very kind and was always checking in to make sure we were doing well and all of our needs were met. She arranged refreshments in the car and and went above and beyond arranging surprises for the kids. Such a joy to spend the day with, truly a kind soul. Would not hesitate to recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much guys! I had an amazing day with you all...such a beautiful family! The kids were brilliant, 'wee' rays of sunshine. I hope they had a great day also, and I hope your journey home was comfortable. Please get in touch if you guys make it back to Scotland, or if I can help with anything else. Xx
Barbara LillistonUnited States
Kirsten is an absolutely spectacular guide! She spoke with a beautiful Scottish accent which lent authenticy to her very knowledgeable information and commentary on the sites she took us to. My husband and I both love Outlander and to be able to actually go to some of the places used in the show was very meaningful to us. Kirsten was considerate of our desire to linger at some of the sites yet she got us back to the ship on time. Plus we had tea and scones at a real local Scottish Tea shop! Wonderful!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Barbara! I had a fantastic wee day with you both, and I am so glad you enjoyed it....you’re right...the tea and scones were fabby...thanks again for that wee treat! It was a pleasure to spend the day with you both! Thank you so much for the lovely feedback...much appreciated. Best wishes for 2018 xx
Kathleen LoveUnited States
We couldn't ask for a better day. Kirsten was wonderful. She was very knowledgeable, the tour was great, loved every minute of it! Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much kathleen, I'm so pleased to hear you had a great day! It was fabulous meeting the 3 of you...I'm just sorry I didn't have longer with you all to show you more places I know you would have loved. Please get in touch if I can help with the next stage of your holiday. Have a great time ladies xx
Amy FisherUnited States
Very knowledgeable about the area. Took us to many quaint villages. Was very cheerful and accommodating and wonderful to spend the day with.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Amy! I had a great day with you ladies, it really was a pleasure to show you around. I hope you had a fabulous time on the rest of your journey. Thanks again for your lovely words xx
Alex BarandaUnited States
My Mom and I enjoyed the Day Tour to New Lanark and surrounding areas by Kirsten. She definitely knows her history and locations. She picked us up at Edinburgh in the city center and dropped us off to Edinburgh Airport. We stopped at Culross, Dalserf, New Lanark, and Falkirk (the Kelpies). I highly recommend her tours. This was a custom tour, and she communicated all throughout before the tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Alex! It was a pleasure spending the day with you and your mum.....and gaining some fabulous photography tips at the same time! I only wish I had longer to show you other places where you would have captured breathtaking pictures. Guess that means you and your mum will need to come and visit me again! �� I am so glad you both enjoyed your day, please say hello to your mum for me. Hope to see you again one day soon! Xx
Lori EpsteinUnited States
This tour was amazing!!!! Kirsten picked us up at our hotel and off we went. She came with water and snacks. We left Edinburgh and we headed off to see the countryside. We went to beaches and small towns, places we could of never found on our own. After stopping at several small towns, we eventually were in St. Andrews which was spectacular. The day concluded with a Whiskey Tour. Kirsten did a fabulous job and it was such a pleasure to spend the entire day with her. Will use her again!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Lori &Marion! I am so glad you enjoyed your day with me, I had a fabulous wee day, and thoroughly enjoyed your company. I am sooo glad you enjoyed the places that I chose to take you, and I'm delighted that I wa sthe one who got to show them off to you both. Remember, I have so much more to show you - so I guess you will have to come back! Lol Hope I see you again one day not too far from now. Best wishes and have a gorgeous Christmas! Xx
Shirley HutchesonUnited States
We had an amazing day with Kristen. She was fun and her knowledge of the area was excellent.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Shirley, I also had a great day with you ladies as well. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit, thanks so much for leaving some feedback. Take care x
Steven WoodUnited States
AWESOME TOUR!!! Kirsten delivered a wonderful tour and went above and beyond to be responsive to our requests and fill our day with all we wanted to see! We enjoyed being with her all day long.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Steven & Victoria! I had an absolutely fabulous day with you both, it honestly was a pleasure. I'm so glad you got to see the things you wanted, and I hope you will have fab memories of your time in Scotland. Hope I see you both again soon. Best wishes, Kirsten xx
Paul MontyUnited States
I cannot even put into words how completely amazing Kirsten was as a guide. Before the tour she took so much time to get to know us and find out what we wanted out of our visit. From there she put together an amazing itinerary that made for the most spectacular day. We visited a crazy number of countries on our vacation this year - and Scotland was my favorite. Mostly because of Kirsten and the time she took to really know what we wanted! Thank you Kirsten for the amazing day - and the goodie bag! <3
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aww guys! Thank you sooo much! I had an absolutley fabulous time with you both-- the only downside was the fact we only had one day to squeeze in the best possible experience of Scotland! I so hope you come back soon and we can arrange a longer visit, with many different places included! You guys are absolutely on the friends list and I am so looking forward to meeting up for your next visit! Thanks for the fabulous feedback! Xx
Barbara KoenemundUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Barbara, it was lovely to meet you all, I hope you all have a fabulous time on the remainder of your cruise. X
Marsha MitchellUnited States
Kirsten went far above and beyond to help us find sites with family connections to us. We had provided a list of some sites we'd hoped to see and she found them and more! Some of the family sites were new to Kirsten and she researched and located them ahead of our tour to maximize our day with her. We would not have been able to find some of these remote sites on our own. Kirsten made it all come to life with her love of the countryside and her genuine desire to make our tour perfect for us. It was!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much! I thoroughly enjoyed every minute with you all. I am so glad I was able to help you to visit sites with personal attachments, that was the best bit! �� It was fantastic being there with you while you got to visit places your ancestors would have lived and worked....I'm still sure they would have been in the castle at some point Marsha! Please keep in touch, I now have 4 lovely new friends! X
Marsha MitchellUnited States
Kirsten was a delight. She planned a perfect day of sightseeing in Glasgow that included sites we'd requested and some she recommended to round out our Glasgow experience. She is extremely personable and informative and we can't imagine that we could have had a better tour with any other guide. Her enthusiasm for her city and its history was infectious and we thoroughly enjoyed our time with her as our guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so glad you all enjoyed your time in Glasgow Marsha - I really did have a fabulous time with you all! I still get a rush of excitement showing Scotland off, and to know that you guys felt it is just awesome! If I can help you guys with any other research or anything at all, please just let me know! Take care, hope we meet again someday! X
Wendy LamUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Was lovely to meet you all on your trip to Scotland, I hope you enjoyed the remainder of your holiday. X
Wendy LamUnited States
Diana NymanUnited States
Kirsten was such an informative and enthusiastic guide. We had a glorious day with her seeing the sights of Glasgow and surrounding area. Kirsten was sincerely intent on making our day the best possible, and her love of the area was evident. I highly recommend booking a tour with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Diana, I had a fabulous day with you all-- it was my pleasure! I'm so glad you had a great time in Glasgow, and I hope you visit Scotland again soon! Hi to everyone xx
David WrightUnited States
Very personable and really wanted us to enjoy the day. Kirsten knew the schedules of every museum we went to and that was most helpful. We really got a lot out of the day. She gave us little gifts that were special, like her favorite Scottish candy and a Scottish calendar for next year. The whole day was enjoyable!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for taking the time to leave me some feedback, much appreciated. I am so glad you enjoyed your day, and hope you enjoyed the remainder of your time in Scotland. It was lovely to meet you both. Glad you enjoyed the candy. ����