Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Fort William Scotland by Tour Guide Ally B. (Guide #20045)


Dianne Henderson

Canada
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Tour: #292199, Dunrobin Castle, Dornoch, from Invergordon, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 14/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Dianne, Thank you for taking the time to review our day. Take care, Ally

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.

Susan Lodge

United States
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Tour: St Andrews, The Fife Coast & Dunfermline Day Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: Sep 12/18

My 3 friends and I have just finished an 8 hour tour with Ally that included St. Andrews, Edinburgh and Rosalyn Chapel. What a delightful time! We were impressed with his depth of knowledge and his eagerness to meet our every need. His engaging personality and irresistible Scottish wit made this an unforgettable day. This tour exceeded our expectations. Thank you, Ally. Susan

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Susan, Thank you for such a cracking review. It was my pleasure, I am delighted that you all had such an unforgettable day. Until we all meet again, take care, Remember, Hendricks Gin with cucumber and TeeTree tonic, elderflower. Cheers, Ally

Pat Johnson

Canada
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Tour: #390402, 2 Day tour of Scotland departing from Edinburgh or Glasgow, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 30/18

Ally said it would be 'magic' and it was. An absolutely wonderful 2 days with Ally. He was a gracious and enthusiastic host. We saw so much in 2 days and had wonderfully informative commentary to boot. I would highly recommend a tour with Ally- you will be guided to places that interest you and you can spend as much or as little time as you wish at each place. His passion for his country, and especially the Highlands, is evident in his actions and his words.We wished we could have spent more time with him

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Pat & Scott, Thank you for taking the time to review our 2 day tour together. It was my pleasure to show you both the best areas of Scotland with your time here. I would be delighted to tour with you both again, and we'll go to the Islands next time. Take care, Ally

Tracy Kingmaudrie

United States
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Tour: #285975, Outlander sites & Lochs, Castles & Battles from Inverness & Invergordon, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 25/18

Ally is a great guide. We had a wonderful day exploring the area around Inverness. Ally was totally flexible and accommodating as well as great fun. Ally took us on backroads to see beautiful scenery away from the typical tourist spots. His recommendations for a lunch spot and local shopping were spot on. The vehicle was very comfortable and well maintained. Best of all is Ally's personality and style. We all had a great time. We laughed a lot, got great photos, and saw a lot of beautiful sites.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hiya Tracy, How are you all doing? Thank you for such a lovely review. I had a magic and memorable day with you, and to see you all the next day was just brilliant. Say 'Hi' to the rest of the gang. Until the next time, Take Care, Ally

Alan Katz

United States
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Tour: #285975, Castle Leod, Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 24/18

Ally was great, picked us up on time and in tradional kilt. He was very knowledgeable in the history and lore of the area that we toured. Laid back and relaxed was the feeling we had while touring with Ally, saw parts of the back roads and landscape that was breathtakingly beautiful. Ally has a dry wit that most would find amusing and added to our adventure in a most delightful way. We recommend Ally with confidence that you will have a good time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Alan & Buttercup, I'm delighted to read that you all had a great time. The weather was against us, but I think you all made the most of it anyway. Until we meet again, Take care, Ally

Randy Shope

United States
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Tour: #313371, A Customised Private Day Tour to St Andrews, Falkland & The Neuk of Fife from any port or accommodation in Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 23/18

on time and very informed of the area.. would use again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Randy, Thank you for taking the time to review our day. Kindest Regards, Ally

Marc Feinberg

United States
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Tour: #392506, A Customised Private Day tour to Braveheart Country, Loch Lomond & Stirling Castle from your port or accommodation in Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 22/18

Ally was very informative, engaging and flexible. We ranged in age from 12 to 68 and he was great with all of us. If we were doing another tour in Scotland we would definitely use Ally again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Marc, Thank you for taking the time to review our day together, I'm delighted to read that you all had a great day. Have a magic time at the tattoo. Take care, Ally

Joanne Duncan

United States
Rating

Tour: #312909, Edinburgh & Rosslyn Chapel Day Tour from a Cruise Ship or your Hotel in Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 14/18

Ally got us to Edinburgh Castle before the crowds got too large. We enjoyed our tour and then he guided us to a great place for lunch. We had to battle the rain but he took us out to Roslyn Chapel and then back to town for more pictures of the Royal Mile. He is a wonderful guide and has great knowledge of Edinburgh and Scotland.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Joanne, I am delighted to read that you all had a magic time, yes unfortunately it was typically Scottish weather, sunshine and showers, :). I hope your drive north has been fantastic. Take care, Ally

Susan Hsi

United States
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Tour: #403177, 5 Day tour of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 9/18

Alexander (Ally) is an exceptionally knowledgeable and entertaining guide (a rare combination) that we would recommend without reservation. Simply great!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hiya Susan, Thank you so much for taking the time to look back on our tour and reviewing it. I had a brilliant time with you all. Until we meet again, take care, Cheers, Ally

Lorena Kirschner

United States
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Tour: #403177, 4 Day tour of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 4/18

Ally was super! He went above and beyond to ensure that our group of 20 teenage girls and three adult chaperones received the best tour possible. He was able to pair us up with a truly wonderful bus company as well as a fantastic driver. (Kevin) I honestly believe the girls would not have enjoyed Scotland as much had it not been for the Ally and Kevin team! Ally shared the rich history, traditions and Highland way of life with us allowing all to fall in love with Scotland. May we return soon!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lorena, How are you all? Thank you so much for leaving such a fantastic review. It was our pleasure, both Kevin and I had a brilliant tour with you all. Until the next time, take care, Ally

Melvyn Minsky

United States
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Tour: #403177, 4 Day tour of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 29/18

Ally was great guide who takes his job seriously. Never late and explained the history of Scotland in entertaining and informative manner. If you are interested in politics he will be happy to explain and discuss. (Opinion isboth mine and my wife and he rarely agree on most things). One last opinion ; Ally has great sense of humor.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hiya too you both? I'm delighted to read that you both had a brilliant time. I really enjoyed touring with you both. Take care, Ally

Thomas Hackett

United States
Rating

Tour: #313371, St Andrews, Falkland & The Neuk of Fife from any port or accommodation in Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 2/18

Excellant

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Tom, We had 3 special days together, yes the weather was stunning, but it was you guys that made for 3 outstanding tours. Take care to you all, Cheers, Ally

Thomas Hackett

United States
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Tour: Alnwick Castle and Hadrian's Wall, Alnwick, England, United Kingdom
Date: Jul 1/18

Toured highlands instead. Excellant

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Thomas, I was delighted when everyone decided to change the plans for day 2. The Highlands looked simply stunning. Cheers Ally

Thomas Hackett

United States
Rating

Tour: #353960, Outlander Day tour locations from Edinburgh Cruise Ships and Edinburgh City, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 30/18

Excellent guide

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Thomas, Thank you for taking the time to review day 1 of 3. Man of few words, lol :) Cheers, Ally

Lou Ann Zimmerman

United States
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Tour: 1/2 Day Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle & Whisky tour, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: Jun 24/18

This was our second day with Ally and it was outstanding. He was great fun to be with. I hope we will have another chance to explore the area with him one day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lou Anne, I'm delighted to read that you enjoyed your wee lazy day with myself, btw, how was his golf? I hope to see you all soon, Take care, Ally

Lou Ann Zimmerman

United States
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Tour: #313371, St Andrews, Falkland & The Neuk of Fife from any port or accommodation in Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 23/18

We had two days of tours with Ally and really enjoyed being with him. He is very friendly (and funny) and has a great knowledge of the area. Highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lou Ann, How are you? Thank you too you all for our magic day out. I had a great time with you. It would be magic to see you all again. Take Care, Ally

Jolie Fredette

Downers Grove, IL, United States
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Tour: #390402, 2 Day tour of Scotland departing from Edinburgh or Glasgow, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 18/18

Thank you, Ally! Your historical knowledge, and love of the Scotland, makes for a great trip for my family. The kindness, and respect you showed to my father, was greatly appreciated. We all had a good time, learning more about Scotland, and seeing the site, and of course "Outlander". I am sorry I was never able to say "Loch" correctly, so that means we have to go another tour. Sincerely, Jolie

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hiya Jolie, How are you all? Thank you for taking the time to look back on our 2 day tour together. I'm delighted to read that you all had a great trip. As for your dad, it was my pleasure, 103 and still showing us all a thing or two. He was awesome. Take care, Ally

Michael Lockhart

United States
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Tour: #386473, 3 Day Tour and half day city tour of Scotland departing from Edinburgh or Glasgow, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 13/18

Ally was a delight. Knowledgeable and responsive to our input. We'd gladly use him again

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Michael, Thank you for taking the time to review our adventure. It was a pleasure to tour with yourselves. Take Care, Ally

Martha Meyer

United States
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Tour: #312912, Isle of Skye Day Tour, Portree, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 31/18

Our tour with Ally was the highlight of our time on Skye. Besides seeing areas of geologic interest, historic sites, castles and awe-inspiring scenery, our conversations were interesting and enlightening on a wide variety of topics. He also gave my husband tips on driving on the narrow roads of Skye and showed us the road to the restaurant where we were having lunch the next day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Martha, I'm delighted to read that you both enjoyed your day with myself, and that you and Marty had a magic couple of days touring yourselves. Take care. Ally

Katherine Downing

United States
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Tour: Edinburgh, Stirling Castle and the Ayrshire Coast, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: May 30/18

Alexander (Ally), is an amazing guide. He customized a tour for our family that included top Outlander sights (we are huge fans - Lallybroch - imagine!), Sterling Castle, beautiful parks and small towns and delivered us to our hotel in Belfast. Ally is highly knowledgeable and agile based on the needs of the family. It was a great tour and these Texans highly recommend Ally!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Katherine, I am delighted that you all enjoyed your day with myself. It was my pleasure to tour with you all. Take care, Ally

Kelly Kirk Dinney

Canada
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Tour: #413754, Isle of Skye Day Tour from your Cruise Ship, Portree, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 22/18

We really enjoyed our day with Ally. One of the best things was that because he was born and raised in the area, his stories were so personal and will be remembered for years. I.e., he would say "this is where my cousins and I would ...", or "this is my grandfather's house where we ..." The weather was spectacular which made it even better! Thanx Ally.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kelly, Thank you for taking the time to reflect on our day together. The weather did help...if it went the other way, it would have been atmospheric, lol. Take care, Ally

John Wiejaczka

United States
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Tour: #285975, Outlander sites & Lochs, Castles & Battles from Inverness & Invergordon, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 21/18

This is a great guide. We had a misty overcast day, but Ally took us to locations that seemed to minimize the dreary day. He has a unique sense of humor and a lot of information to share. We learned a lot and saw a lot. I would highly recommend him for customized tours of Inverness and Edinburgh.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi John, Thank you for taking the time to review our day together. I hope everyone's in good form, the craic we had on our day together was terrific. Take care, Ally

Amy Chambers

United States
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Tour: Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, Cawdor Castle & Dalmore Distillery, Invergordon, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: May 18/18

Back with Alex for day 2. Alex was part of the family by now. We had another great day! Lots of fun and experienced great adventures. We all are haggis together as a family too! Highly recommend using Alex! He will do anything you ask and take you wherever you want to go and see whatever you want to see. We were on a ship and had time constraints and Alex worked with us to fit in everything he could.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Amy, Thank you all for such a memorable 2days. I was so happy that you trusted me, Haggis IS the meal of Champions. Thanks again Amy Take Care to you all, Ally

Amy Chambers

United States
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Tour: #312909, Edinburgh & Rosslyn Chapel Day Tour from a Cruise Ship or your Hotel in Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 17/18

Our guide met us in his traditional kilt and loaded us up into his van. There was plenty of room and plenty of fun! Alex was great! He put up with all our silliness and jokes. He took us everywhere we wanted . What a great day we had!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Amy, Thank you for reviewing our day together. It was a brilliant day out, It will live long in the memory. It was a terrific day out. Take Care, Ally

Linda Loney

United States
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Tour: #312912, Isle of Skye Day Tour from Portree, Portree, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 15/18

We had a most amazing tour of the Isle of Skye with Ally B. He is very knowledgeable about local history as well as Scottish history in general along with flora, fauna and whatever there is to discuss. He has a wonderful sense of humor and was a pure delight to be with. The weather wasn't very good, but we still had an amazing time. I've never enjoyed a locally guided tour so much in my life. I will remember Ally and this tour for the rest of my days. Be sure to book any tour in Scotland with Ally.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hiya Linda, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our day together touring Skye. I had a fantastic time with you all, and I too will not forget our day. Take care, Ally

Jim Devine

United States
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Tour: #292199, Dunrobin Castle, Dornoch, and GlenMorangie Distillery from Inverness & Invergordon, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 12/18

Ally was a great guide. He grew up in the area we toured and it showed. At no time did we feel rushed. He gave us tips at different stops to get the best views. He also knew the best locations to take pictures. The falconry display at Dunrobin castle was spectacular. We also loved the stories he shared about wearing his kilt. Very personable and a great tour guide. Thanks Kilty!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jim, I hope tour all doing well. Thank you for taking the time to say how much you enjoyed your day with myself. I had a magic time with you all. Take care, Ally(Kilty)

Cindy DiLiberti

United States
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Tour: #392506, A Customised Private Day tour to Braveheart Country, Loch Lomond & Stirling Castle from your port or accommodation in Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 2/18

This was the second day we spent with Ally and although the first day was perfect, this one was even better. Loved the tour, sights but most of all Ally's professionalism, insights and overall good humor. This is a great day tour from Edinburgh and only made me wish I had more time to venture further north into the Highlands! Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Cindy, Thank you again, your only as good as your last tour, and I’m delighted to hear that you all enjoyed your 2nd day tour with me. Well hopefully you will all be back soon, exploring more of the Highlands. Take care, Ally

Cindy DiLiberti

United States
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Tour: #313371, A Customised Private Day Tour to St Andrews, Falkland & The Neuk of Fife from any port or accommodation in Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 1/18

I really could end this review after one word, terrific but thought that details might be appropriate. Ally was a perfect choice for my family. He was prompt in picking us up, his vehicle was immaculate and comfortable, he knows his way around and his driving skills are excellent. He serves up just the right amount of information without being overwhelming and has a lovely sense of humor. The trip up to St. Andrews was unhurried and lovely. Overall, a great day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Cindy, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our day together, I am delighted that the 3 of you enjoyed your day. Take Care, Ally

Oleg Fedorov

Russia
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Tour: #292200, Isle of Skye day tour from Inverness, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Apr 18/18

Staying on the shore of Loch Ness and having only 1 day to explore Skye I needed the most comprehensive tour for this magic isle. I am glad for having chosen Ally for this job. The 12 hours marathon was wonderful and not nearly tiresome. Ally is a truly local guy who seems to know just everything about these fantastic places.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Oleg, Thank you for taking the time to reflect on your day and I'm delighted that you had a wonderful experience. Take Care, Ally

Debra Lorenz

United States
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Tour: #292200, Isle of Skye day tour from Inverness, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Apr 12/18

Ally was more than amazing. He went over and above my expectations. He has a wealth of information and really knows everything about Scotland. He was also fun and energetic. He has great story's. He let us off to take pictures along the way and always new a great spot to stop. We got to go off our rout to see special places witch was absolutely worth the detour. We saw so much in the time we had with Ally, just amazing. I would highly recommend this tour and spending the day with Ally.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Debbie, How you doing? Thank you for taking the time to remember our day and to review it in such a lovely way. It was my pleasure in showing you what you wished to see and to experience as much as possible on your day to Skye. Once again, your welcome. Take care, Ally

Jolene Peterson

United States
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Tour: #313371, St Andrews, Falkland & The Neuk of Fife from any port or accommodation in Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Apr 3/18

Our day in Anstruther, St. Andrews, and Falkland was absolutely brilliant! Ally is knowledgeable, entertaining, and charismatic. We could not have asked for a more charming tour guide and views of beautiful Scotland! Thank you Ally for an awesome day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jolene, How are you all? Thank you for taking the time to think back and review our day to St Andrews together. I’m delighted to hear that you had a magic time, considering we had 4 seasons in 1 day. I hope to see you all when you take the cruise to Scotland. Take Care, Ally

Katherine Gibbs

United States
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Tour: #353960, Outlander locations from Edinburgh Cruise Ship Ports and Edinburgh City, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Dec 29/17

Ally was a wonderful guide. We were a party of many ages and interests and Ally was loved by us all. Our tour day happened to be very snowy and Ally figured out different things for us to see since some of the roads were closed by snow. We really enjoyed the "detours" at least as much as the planned sights. Ally is extremely knowledgeable about history, lore and current issues and events. In addition, he has a great sense of humor. We could not have been happier with our tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Katherine, Thank you for taking the time to review our day together. To be honest, I’m delighted that you all had a magic day, It’s a day tour that I won’t forget, from the snowy conditions, to the renditions on Jingle bells, :) If and when you are back in Scotland, I would be delighted to finally show you Loch Lomond. Take care, Ally

Hunter McEwan

United States
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Tour: #285975, Lochs, Castles & Battles from Inverness & Invergordon, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Nov 20/17

We had a wonderful day with Ally. We really appreciate that he accommodated our 1 year old daughter and customized our tour for us. He is an experienced guide who is very knowledgeable about Scotland, Scottish history, and the specific places we visited. He also gave us great recommendations for the remainder of our stay in Inverness and Edinburgh. Glen Afric was the highlight of the trip — absolutely gorgeous!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi to the 'Clan McEwan', Thank you so much for taking the time to, A) write a review, but, B) write such a lovely one, especially as it was such a typically scottish, wintery day, but we were very fortunate, every time we stopped ,it wasn't raining. Your are so right Hunter, I'm delighted that you all enjoyed Glen Affric, it is a beautiful area, we are so very lucky to live here. 'till the next time, take care, Ally

David Weyn

United States
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Tour: Outlander Tour from Inverness & Invergordon, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: Oct 4/17

Our personal guided "Outlander" tour with Alley was simply the best! Alley is as enthusiastic as he is knowledgeable regarding the history and geography of Scotland. We were shown a number of sights that are "off the beaten path" and which we never would have found without the forethought of our intrepid guide. My only complaint...Alley's jokes are really lame! Just kidding...we loved the whole experience! My wife and I can't wait to get back to Scotland and spend another day with Alley

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Davey and Nadine, How are you both today? Thank you for such a lovely review, minus the jokes quip, btw, as I said, when you next drive past a grave yard, before you know it, you'll be telling that joke, :), I hope you enjoy your golf & the Outlander tour when your in St Andrews. Hope we meet again, Take care, Ally

Joanne Colman

Canada
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Tour: 10Day Tour of Scotland, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: Sep 19/17

My wee journey with Ally was in a word magic! His passion knowledge wit and humour kept me laughing and enthralled as we meandered the countryside. Ally is a bard and I found myself many times deeply moved by his stories Each day became a magical mystery tour that took my breathe away. Ally is an extraordinary guide and I am grateful for every moment we shared. And as for the Kilt what can I say! This is the best trip ever, can't wait for the next one. From my heart to yours Ally thank you

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Joanne, It was my pleasure to show you areas of Scotland that you didn't think you would ever see. I'm delighted that you enjoyed it so much you're thinking about coming back for more. When you know your dates, send me a wee e-mail and I'll put together the North Coast 500 route and the Orkney Isles. I'm looking forward to it already. Until the next time, take care, Ally

Valerie Gibson

Hampton, VA, United States
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Tour: #285975, Lochs, Castles & Battles from Inverness & Invergordon, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 12/17

Ali met us at the pier in his Scottish attire and gave us a day full of adventure.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hiya Valerie, How are you all doing? Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review. Take care, Ally

Michael Suthard

United States
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Tour: Eileen Donan Castle, Lochcarron, Loch Ness & Inverness, Clava Cairns & Culloden Battlefield, Dornie, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: Sep 10/17

Ally did an excellent job on our tour. He was very knowledgeable and interesting He made the tour so much fun and there was never any lag time when we weren't seeing and hearing about the sights. We would.s recommend him to any friends who might be touring Inverness Thankyou thankyou Mike and Marguerite

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hiya too you both, thank you for such a wonderful review, I'm delighted that you both had a fantastic day out, I hope next time, MacKenzie of Castle Leod will allow you in! Take care, Ally

Larry Patterson

United States
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Tour: Edinburgh & Highlands 2Day Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: Sep 7/17

Ally, our tour director, was awesome!!! He showed us everything and even helped me book our hotel rooms in a centrally located hotel! So many things we didn't need to know about Scotland were imparted to us along with many pertinent items of information. He was original and humorous. The entire trip, (8 people), was, in his words, like "herding cats" We enjoyed him very much and HIGHLY recommend using him for your upcoming trip!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Larry, How you doing? Everyone got home safely I hope? Thank you for taking the time to put down in words how our time together was spent. The thing is Larry, its all the nonsense history that you'll remember. Take care to you and your fantastic family. Hopefully one day we'll meet again. All the best, Ally

Jeri Karpinski

United States
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Tour: #285975, Inverness - Lochs, Castles & Battles for Jeri Karpinski, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 6/17

What fun to see our guide dressed in his full kilt attire waiting among all the other shirt & tie attired guides. Ally shared the history of Inverness, its castles and battlefields. The Urquhart castle ruins overlooking Loch Ness was amazing. We didn't see Nessie but had a great day touring. Only regret is a didn't get a picture with Ally in his kilt.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jeri, How are you all, I am delighted that you all had a magic time, not to worry about the photo of the Kilt, when your back in Scotland, just do what you did, get in touch through toursbylocals, and when we're all touring next, you'll get tour pic, :). Take care, Ally

Blayne Mozisek

United States
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Tour: Stirling Castle Loch Lomond and Glengoyne Distillery, Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: Sep 5/17

Excellent tour! Unbeatable experience! Ally did a wonderful job of engaging and entertaining our group. His endless knowledge of the rich history of this beautiful country came through in his engaging stories as we traveled the countryside. Our visit included Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond, and the Glengoyne Distillery, which together provided an excellent example of the Scottish Highlands, Lowlands, and fine whiskey. His great sense of humor, hospitality, and knowledge made for an unforgettable experience

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Blayne, How are you and the gang? Thank you for taking the time to write a review, let alone such a lovely review of our day touring. I had a magic time with you all and it was such good craic all day. I hope you and Aaran have a magic round on Saturday. Take care, Cheers Ally

Larry Patterson

United States
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Tour: #298795, Carrbridge Isle of Skye Carrbridge, Portree, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 3/17

Our group of eight travelers and family members decided to use Tours By Locals to take an excursion to the Isle of Skye in Scotland while we were staying in Carrbridge for a week. We were pleasantly surprised that our tour guide was extremely well versed in all things Scotland. He showed up ON TIME and had all of the proper things needed for our trip. He told us many, many things that we needed or didn't need to know about the area and Scotland! This kilt wearing comedian kept us well entertained.

John Cornwell

United States
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Tour: #285975, Lochs, Castles & Battles from Inverness & Invergordon, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 1/17

ally was the best, haad a great day and learned alot

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi John, How are you all? Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Take Care, Ally

William Pardue

United States
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Tour: #312909, Edinburgh & Rosslyn Chapel Day Tour from a Cruise Ship from any port or accommodation in Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 31/17

Ally B is a great. He is very knowledgeable about Edinburgh and Scotland. Took us to a great place for lunch.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hiya William, Thanks(again), it was my pleasure, and your right, the sheep's heid is a magic wee place for lunch. Take care, Ally

William Pardue

United States
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Tour: #285975, Lochs, Castles & Battles from Inverness & Invergordon, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 30/17

Ally B was a lot of fun. We enjoyed riding with him and learning more about Scotland.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi William, Thank you for taking the time to wright a review of our day together. I'm delighted that you all had a magic time. Take care, Ally

Kathleen Roberts

Little Rock, 72205, United States
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Tour: Oban-Isle of Skye-Inverness, Oban, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: Aug 22/17

Ally, is an absolute delight. He's a very knowledgeable and passionate guide, but his wit and charm are what put the trip over the top! He was very accommodating to our personal needs and modified and adjusted the tour to meet our wants. We had a fabulous time with him. He's also a great driver which on the winding, narrow roads of Scotland is a plus. He wore a headset microphone which was perfect for clarity of message to all four passengers. We give him the highest recommendation!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hiya Kathleen. How are you and all the gang. Thank you for taking the time to review our 4 day tour. I too had a fantastic tour with you all, as I mentioned, If you don't put anything into it, you won't get anything out of it. Say 'hi' to everyone, Take care, Ally

Marie Periu

United States
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Tour: Outlander and 1/2 Day Edinburgh Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: Aug 14/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hiya Marie, Thank you for thinking of our 3 tours together and writing such a lovely review. take care, Ally

Marie Periu

United States
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Tour: #285975, Inverness - Invergordon-Lochs, Castles & Battles, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 13/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Marie(again, :)) Thank you, Cheers, Ally

John Crane

Czech Republic
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Tour: #292200, Isle of Skye day tour from Inverness, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 11/17

Ally was simply great. We had a lot of rain - and he was positive and kept us upbeat. He had a lot of interesting stories to tell and he was well versed in geology, history and the weather! His enthusiasm for his country and culture are deep and we really appreciated his insights into modern day Scotland and the UK. A good soul - we enjoyed very much our day together.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hiya too you both, John, Thank you for taking the time to review our (very wet) day together, I had a magic time with you both. I hope you has a safe flight home. Take care, Ally

Nisha K.

Switzerland
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Tour: 3day West Coast Adventure, Oban, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: Aug 6/17

What a fantastic way to explore the Isle of Skye and the Highlands, with Ally as your guide! He was very punctual, kind & interested in making sure we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, which we did indeed. We did a custom 3 day tour starting in Oban, JacobiteSteamTrain to Mallaig. From Mallaig Ally took us by Ferry to Skye, and we used Portree as o/n base there for 2nights explored it for 2 days.Our takeaway was just loving the rugged natural beauty of Scotland and its people. Highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hiya Nisha & Family, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a fantastic review. I had a magic time with you all, I'm delighted that you all did too. Take care, Ally

Stephen Merritt

United States
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Tour: #313371, St Andrews, Falkland & The Neuk of Fife from any port or accommodation in Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 2/17

Alexander is an outstanding and extremely knowledgeable tour guide. His knowledge of Scottish history is outstanding. Couple this with an exceptional ability to convey his information in a witty and interesting manner made his tour one of the best, if not the best that my wife and I have ever been a part of.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hiya Steve, Thank you so much for your fantastic review. I too had a brilliant time with you both yesterday. I'm delighted that we took our time and got the photos of you both on the famous Old Course bridge on the 18th in St Andrews. Take care to you both, and I hope to see you again, Many Thanks, Ally

Laura Pedersen

United States
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Tour: #292199, Dunrobin Castle, Dornoch, and GlenMorangie Distillery from Inverness & Invergordon, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 1/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Laura, Thank you for taking the time to rate my tour, its much appreciated. take care, Ally

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to quality customer experiences and takes all feedback seriously. We appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of tour experiences. We have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our normal high standards.

Jane Rollinson

United States
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Tour: 1 Day Tour of Skye & 2day tour from St Andrews to Granton to Edinburgh, Portree, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: Jul 28/17

Ally designed two custom tours for us and met us at two ports where our cruise ship docked. He is knowledgeable and a delightful tour guide. We have booked tours by locals in many countries and Ally was one of the best we have had. Highly recommend him Outlander tour was really special. He knows the hidden gems.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jane, How are you all doing. Thank you for taking the time to review our days together, and delighted to read that you all had a fantastic time. Take care, Ally

Jeffery Hall

United States
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Tour: #285975, Lochs, Castles & Battles from Inverness & Invergordon, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 8/17

Alex did a great job of showing our group around Loch Ness and the surrounding area. Very friendly and knowledgeable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jeff, Thank you for leaving a review and also your kind words. It was my pleasure to show you all our wee corner of the world, I hope to see you again. Kindest Regards, Ally

Marnie Zimmerman

United States
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Tour: #285975, Lochs, Castles & Battles from Inverness & Invergordon, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 7/17

We were so pleased with our Tour with Ally. He was an excellent guide and we saw a lot more of Scotland in one day than we ever could have with a shore excursion. We will definitely use Tour by Locals again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Marnie, How are you all? It was my pleasure to showcase our wee corner of the world to you all. I'm delighted to hear that you'll book your next tour through toursbylocals. It was a magic day out and I hope you all went home with a wee bit of Scotland in your hearts. Take care, Ally

Celina Simic

United States
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Tour: #312909, Edinburgh & Rosslyn Chapel Day Tour from a Cruise Ship, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 27/17

Great visit! Thanks for the attention to detail.

Celina Simic

United States
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Tour: #285975, Lochs, Castles & Battles from Inverness & Invergordon, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 26/17

We loved our tour! Thank you for spectacular service.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Celina, It really was a fantastic couple of days, Thank you for making my job a pleasure. Take care, Ally

Michael McCormick

United States
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Tour: #292200, Isle of Skye day tour from Inverness, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 20/17

Our full day tour of Loch Ness and the Isle of Skye from Inverness with our guide Ally was in a word fantastic. Our group of 3 couples traveled in a very comfortable van for nearly 12 hours of exploring the area. Ally was knowledgeable and insightful having grown up in the area and with family in Skye. He was fun with a good sense of humor making us laugh. He was adaptable to our pace and interests. His safe driving allowed us all to enjoy the day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mike. It was my pleasure to have been able to show you and the gang our little part of the world. Thank you for taking the time to write such lovely review. I hope to see you all soon, Take care, Ally

Vivek Mangla

India
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Tour: #337109, Fort William - Isle of Skye Tour- Loch Ness, Fort William, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 28/17

The tour guide (Ally) is a wonderful guy with a very good idea of places on the tour to stop n stare. 5 stars for ally actually. The sandy beach on the scenic route from mallaig to fort william was a wonderful experience. The isle of skye is though quite a bit letdown and there are areas far better than it in mainland Scotland. The landscape and the scenic beauty is, I felt, highly overrated. It becomes a long car ride. Isle of skye (the place per day): 3 star.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Vivek, Thank you for your honest review. Its a shame you thought of it as a long car ride, but being a 9hr tour, we were going to be covering a big area. Funny thing was, I got the impression that you liked seeing Ben Nevis, the Great Glen, And all the Lochs that run through it, Loch Ness, Clunie Loch, Glen Sheil, Eilean Donan Castle, but with Skye I believe you were frustrated in only being able to see the South of the Island, but I'm delighted that you all liked the white sandy beach. Take care.

Marlene Mann

United States
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Tour: Isle of Skye Day Tour and Dunrobin Castle and Glenmorangie Distillery Tour, Portree, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: May 24/17

Ally had a great personality. We loved his kilt and enthusiasm.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Marlene, How are you? Thank you for taking the time to say a few words, On day 1 of our tour, I think we were all gutted that the mist came in and we couldn't see Skye, but day 2, Dunrobin Castle the weather was stunning. Thank you again for leaving such a lovely review. Take care, Ally

Jordan Fewox

United States
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Tour: #312912, Isle of Skye Day Tour, Portree, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 22/17

I cannot say enough wonderful things about our tour with Ally. My mom and I spent two weeks in Scotland and Ireland and this was by far our favorite experience. Ally's vibrant personality, vast knowledge of Skye and its history, and humor made our excursion a memorable one. When I return to Scotland (hopefully soon), I will be booking another tour with Ally!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jordan, How are you doing? Thank you so much for writing a fantastic review of our day together, I'm delighted that you both has such a magic time. Whenever you are back, just send me a wee e-mail and we'll organise another tour for you. Many thanks, Ally