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


Mary Jo Lopez

Oceanport, NEW JERSEY, United States
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Tour: #471816, A Private Day Tour to St Andrews, Falkland and Edinburgh Castle or Rosslyn Chapel from any port or accommodation in Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 19/19

Our last day in Scotland Ally took us to St. Andrews & Falkland a nearby village. We enjoyed touring Johnny Cash's hometown. We walked through the village visiting shops, town square & having coffee/pastries at a coffee shop. While traveling to St. Andrews we saw spectacular views. Going to the Old Course; having lunch at the Old Club; and playing miniature golf on the Women's course was the highlight of our day. As we crossed the famous 'Swilcan Bridge' the sun was setting creating incredible memories.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hiya to you all, I had an awesome day with everyone. You were all great fun, and up for an adventure. Thank you for your kind words. Until the next time, Ally

Mary Jo Lopez

Oceanport, NEW JERSEY, United States
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Tour: #292199, Dunrobin Castle, Dornoch, and GlenMorangie Distillery from Inverness & Invergordon, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 18/19

We spent two wonderful days with Ally touring Scotland. The first day we toured the lovely area of Iverness. We were able to visit the Dornoch link golf course; have tea & scones at the club; and a wonderful lunch at the Carnegie Restaurant. We toured the GlenMorangie Distillery & enjoyed spectacular views of the countryside along the way. Ally shared wonderful stories, and we toured the spectacular Dunrobin Castle. This was certainly a 10 star day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hiya Mary Jo, Please don't apologise, I am sorry for your loss. Thank you for taking the time to remember all the views, Castles, Golf courses and not forgetting Aldi car park with such fond memories, lol :) . In all my years I had never played on the Himalayas before, and so that, and all of you will stay with me forever. We had a brilliant 2 days weather to do everything that we all wanted to see and do. Say a big 'Hi' to Vito and Vicki, look after yourselves. 'Till we meet again, Ally

Shery Wittenberg

Canada
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Tour: 4 Day tour of Scotland departing from Kennacraig, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: Sep 6/19

Excellent intelligent humorous knowledgeable effective efficient reliable polite respectful and a good person as well! If you admire talented educational fun approaches to touring on a personal level Ally is the only one you need to know. Very highly recommended and we are very experienced travellers so we have high expectations. Happy to have met him

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hiya too you both, To be honest, you too were the reason the tour was a magical experience. If you don't put anything into, it you don't get anything out of it. I had a magic time on our road trip,and thank you for taking the time to reflect and review your tour. 'Till we meet again, take care, Cheers Ally

Karen Lee Rogers

JEFFERSONVILLE, INDIANA, United States
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Tour: 4 Day tour of Scotland departing from Edinburgh or Glasgow, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: Aug 27/19

Ally made our trip something we will always remember. He showed us things we would not have seen or known about without him. Our days were so much fun and all that we did was amazing! Ally knew so much about Ireland and was happy to answer all of our questions. He even walked all the way up the cliffs with us. Making sure we were safe at all times. Hard to explain how perfect our trip was because of all that he did. He had long days with us and was always pleasant and happy . Loved the trip Ally.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Karen, You definitely had Ireland on the brain, lol, I'm delighted to read that you all had a fantastic time on your adventure. All 9 of you was truly a pleasure to tour with. 'Till we all meet again, Take care, Ally

Scott Waples

United States
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Tour: 5Day Tour, Inverness-Isle of Skye-Inverness, Fort William, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: Aug 12/19

Ally is the best of the best! He and my husband have the same sense of humor and we laughed the whole time we were together. His knowledge of the area is superb. We had a couple of specific items we wanted to buy while in the area and Ally knew exactly where to take us. We would ONLY want Ally to guide us if we go back to Inverness and the Isle of Skye!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hiya too you both, I'm delighted to read that you both enjoyed your tour with myself. We did have a laugh and It was magic to tour with you both. 'Till we meet again, Take Care, Ally

Gretchen Kossack

United States
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Tour: 3 Day Tour of the Isle of Skye departing from Inverness, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: Aug 10/19

We had a great tour to the Isle of Skye with Ally. He was knowledgeable about the area and it's history as well as about the sites we visited. He was outgoing and amusing. His van was comfortable and he took us on a route which provided many vistas of the spectacular scenery of the Highlands.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Gretchen, I'm delighted that you all enjoyed our 3 days together, and thank you for taking the time to review it. Take Care to you all, Kindest Regards, Ally

Jennifer Walker

United States
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Tour: #312912, Isle of Skye Day Tour from Portree, Portree, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 9/19

What an amazing tour of Skye we had yesterday! My husband & I had only one full day in Skye, so we chose an 8 hour highlighted tour by a local. We were greeted warmly by our kilt wearing guide, Ally & off we went in a very comfortable Mercedes van. The weather was very rainy at times, but it didn't affect our tour at all. We did admire the scenery from the van a couple of times when it was raining hard. Ally knew the island very well as he had family & friends living there. His tour introduced us to Skye

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hiya Jenny, You're very welcome, I had a magic day touring with you both albeit a wee bit damp at times :) you both got involved. I hope you have a magic time on the rest of your holidays. 'Till we meet again. Kindest Regards, Ally

Judy Budd

United States
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Tour: #471816, A Private Day Tour to St Andrews, Falkland and Edinburgh Castle or Rosslyn Chapel, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 6/19

Ally was undoubtedly the funniest, best driver and guide the six of us have other had the pleasure of meeting. We spent the afternoon driving from Edinburgh Castle to St. Andrews with him and back to our ship at the port. We were sorry to say goodbye:( If you are looking for a great guide that is very knowledgeable of the entire area and want some really good laughs, you must request Ally B's services! He was very accommodating with our plans.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Judy, Thank you for remembering our day together, you were a pleasure to tour with, I had a magic time with you all. Take Care, Ally

Karen Humbert

United States
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Tour: #471816, A Private1/2 Day Tour to St Andrews, Falkland and 1/2 day tour to Edinburgh Castle or Rosslyn Chapel, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 21/19

Ally is a wonderful guide!!!. I changed the hours and the days and the agenda so many times and he was so flexible and so accommodating. He really helped us understand Edinburough but honestly, it only made me want to go back for a longer stay! The car was super comfortable and new and we had a spectacular day in Edinburgh even though it was crowded. Ally was just great!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hiya Karen, How are you doing? It would be my pleasure to show you all Edinburgh, you are right, there is a lot more to see and do, but that will have to wait until the next time. Thank you for your review, it was a wee bit higgeldy pigeldy, but it was fun. 'Till we meet again, Kindest Regards, Ally

James Wilson

United States
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Tour: 3 Day Tour of Scotland departing from Inverness, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: Jul 12/19

I can't tell you how much Mary and I enjoyed our tour of the Scottish Highlands with Ally B. as our guide. He was fun, well-informed and courteous, and told us many things about Scotland that we never would have learned on our own. Also I had lots of questions for Ally and he provided the answers cheerfully, often leading me to ask for more details, which he provided. We would love to have Ally as our guide, if the time comes when we can visit Scotland again

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi James, How are you both? I am delighted to read that you both really enjoyed your tour with myself. It would be my pleasure to tour with you both again. 'Till we meet again, Take care, Ally

David Lipschitz

United States
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Tour: #292200, Isle of Skye day tour from Inverness, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 1/19

This approximately 10 hour tour makes for a long day, but taking a car along those narrow (often single track) roads is the only way to appreciate the gorgeous landscape of Skye. Ally enhanced the tour with lots of interesting information about the area (as well as a number of amusing anecdotes!) and we would definitely recommend this trip.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi to you all, I totally agree that it is a long day, but a stunning day, I'm delighted that enjoyed it, and its the landscape of Skye that's makes it all worthwhile. Take Care, Ally,

David Lipschitz

United States
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Tour: #285975, Outlander sites & Lochs, Castles & Battles from Inverness & Invergordon, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 30/19

This was our second tour with Ally and he enhanced the itinerary by taking us along all sorts of interesting back roads in the countryside, which was absolutely gorgeous. It was quite a treat to see areas that were off "the beaten path," and it's this attention to detail that makes his tours extra special. We highly recommend him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi to you all, It was my pleasure to get off 'The beaten path ' and show you all the gorgeous views. 'Till we meet again. Kindest Regards, Ally

Lisbeth Weiss

United States
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Tour: #292199, Dunrobin Castle, Dornoch, and GlenMorangie Distillery from Inverness & Invergordon, Invergordon, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 28/19

Allie B is outstanding. He was flexible and helped us drop off one our group of 6 for a golf round at Royal Dornoch and then we went back to pick him up. He had great stories and a wonderful personality.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hiya Lisbeth, I"m delighted that you all had a magic day, it was my pleasure, thank you for taking the time to look back on your day and leave such a lovely review. Take Care, Ally

Lonni Brill

United States
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Tour: #292199, Dunrobin Castle, Dornoch, and GlenMorangie Distillery from Inverness & Invergordon, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 26/19

Ally was a superb tour guide. He was great with my two grandchildren and have great information that we could all comprehend. He was very knowledgeable with the area and stoped to get some amazing photographs. Ally was very accommodating and even booked distillery tickets last minute since we hadn't. He thought us all new words in Gaelic and was very helpful and kind. Ally was a great tour guide and was extremely pleased with his service. We truly recommend booking with him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lonni, To be honest, you all got involved on your day, I'm delighted that you enjoyed it, the boys and yourself all looked like you took some fantastic pics. The 'Heilan Coos' were special. Take Care to you all, Cheers, Ally

David Lipschitz

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: Jun 25/19

Allie is a fantastic guide (and driver!) who customised our tour and took us everywhere we wanted to go. He's friendly, funny and full of interesting information about Scotland. We highly recommend him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hiya David, Thank you, It was my pleasure, I had a magic 3 days with you all. 'Till we meet again, Kindest Regards, Ally

Narimane Panayotou

United States
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Tour: Stirling Castle, Doune Castle, and St Andrews, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: Jun 21/19

Very informative! We had a lovely day

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Narimane, I'm delighted that you all had a lovely day, and I hope you all enjoy the rest of your adventure. Take Care, Ally

Judy M.

United States
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Tour: Customised Private Day Tour the Old Town, New Town & Rosslyn Chapel, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: Jun 15/19

Alex is a great guide and you will love his humor and enthusiasm. He customizes on the go as my daughter saw a business associated with "Harry Potter" and he immediately stopped so she could get out and sign a wall and get some pictures. It is no wonder that his tours book up far in advance.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hiya Judy, How are you all? Thank you for your review of our day together. I delighted that you all enjoyed it. Take Care, Ally

Kimberly Everson

United States
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Tour: #292199, Dunrobin Castle, Dornoch, and GlenMorangie Distillery from Inverness & Invergordon, Invergordon, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 14/19

Ally is a lot of fun and we had a memorable day with him. I would recommend him with no reservations.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kimberly, How are you? Thank you for reviewing our day. I'm delighted to hear that you had a day that you'll remember. Kindest Regards, Ally

C. Donna Knight

United States
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Tour: Inverness Loch Ness Urquhart Castle & Clay Pidgeon Shooting, Invergordon, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: Jun 11/19

Oh My!!! Give this guy 10 stars!!! Alli was just incredible. We were a party of 8, 3 sisters, 1 brother and 4 spouses. He made this trip fun, & entertained us along the way. His knowledge of everything was amazing. We headed towards Loch Ness but made many stops along the way for pictures. He was very accommodating. You can tell, he really enjoys his job! You can not go wrong with this tour guide. Don't look any further. We hope to go back someday and hire him again!! Donna,Deb,Diana,David&spouses

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Oh My Donna, How are you all doing? I am delighted to read that you all had a brilliant day with myself. I too really enjoyed it, and I really do enjoy my job. Once again thank you for taking the time to review our day. 'Till we meet again. :) Take Care, Ally

William Paton

United States
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Tour: #292200, Isle of Skye day tour from Inverness, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 10/19

Ally kep our family of 8 thoroughly entertained with his knowledge of Scottish history and friendly repartee, not to mention allowing us to immerse ourselves in the magnificent scenery in Scotland. Thank you Ally.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi William, How are you all doing? Thank you for tour time to review our day together, I'm delighted that you all had a magic day. Take Care, Ally

William Paton

United States
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Tour: #285975, Outlander sites, Museum & Sheep Farm, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 9/19

Everyone on the tour thoroughly enjoyed a fast moving day and Ally was superb. Lively commentary and great understanding of history made everything terrific.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Bill, How are you? I had a fantastic 2 days with you all, I'm delighted that you all enjoyed yourselves. Take Care, Ally

Michael Parker

United States
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Tour: #292200, Isle of Skye day tour from Inverness, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 4/19

Ally was was a great guide. His 16 years of experience was invaluable . He was organized, professional and made you feel like a guest to his home country. 5 star plus would be the rating. He also understood your pace and expectations. We saw and we learned. Great job...can't go wrong here if you are looking for 'best of class service'.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mike & Sharon, Thank you for our day touring and your very kind review. I had a magic time blethering with you both. Have a magic time in the 'Dam. 'Till we meet again, Cheers, Ally

Lorretta S.

United States
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Tour: #292199, Dunrobin Castle, Dornoch, and GlenMorangie Distillery from Inverness & Invergordon, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 2/19

I'd give Ally Beaton 6 stars. If you want to laugh out loud all day AND have a wonderful tour, Ally is your guide! Enjoyed Dunrobin Castle, enjoyed the tour at Glenmorangie but it was Ally's infectious laughter and pranks that made him a standout guide. Had we known he would guide at other ports our cruise was in, we would've booked him for other locations. We had a marvelous day and highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Loretta, How are you doing? Thank you, and to be honest, you all made me laugh, I had a magic day with you all. 'Till we meet again, Adiós, Ally

Andy Royce

98115, WA, United States
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Tour: #516645, 5 Day tour of Scotland departing from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 20/19

We were a family group of 8 on a five day tour. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Ally. He was very informative, had deep knowledge of local attractions as well as historical sites. He was a real joy to be with and took us to most major attractions and to many sites that most tourists could not get to.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hiya Andy, How are you doing? It was my pleasure to host you all on our road trip together, I had a magic time with you and your 'Clan', it was all good craic. 'Till we meet again, Take care, Ally

Joe Chan

United States
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Tour: 4 Day tour of Scotland departing from Edinburgh or Glasgow, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: May 16/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Joe and Mae, Thank you for your review, It was good fun touring with you both. Take Care, Ally

Katie Ulrich

United States
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Tour: 5 Day tour to the Highlands & Islands, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: May 10/19

Ally was professional, flexible and very knowledgeable! Overall he made our trip to Scotland extremely memorable. Couldn't ask for a better driver and guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Katie, Thank you for a fabulous 7 days together, we saw massive amount of Scotland. I'm delighted that you all enjoyed yourselves. 'Till we meet again, Slaingè va Maha(phonetic way) Ally

Katie Ulrich

United States
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Tour: Braveheart & Whisky Country, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: May 9/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: This was a fantastic day with you all, introducing you to the Highlands. Cheers, Ally

Katie Ulrich

United States
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Tour: St Andrews, The Fife Coast & Dunfermline Day Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: May 8/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you all for the start of our 7 day road trip, sounds like you enjoyed our day. Cheers, Ally

Jennifer Howell

United States
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Tour: Stirling Castle, Doune Castle, Loch Lomond-Day Trip, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: Mar 22/19

Excellent tour with very knowledgeable guide. We thoroughly enjoyed our day and have recommended our guide to two separate groups of friends who will be visiting Scotland this summer.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hiya Jennifer, How are you all doing? and I was thinking of you all heading up Arthur's Seat. Thank you for taking the time to review our day, I'm delighted that you enjoyed it, It was good craic, even if the day was a typically Scottish weather day. Thank you for recommending me to your friends, and did you manage to visit Rosslyn Chapel? 'Till the next time, Take Care, Ally

Martin Mayo

United States
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Tour: 2 Day tour of Scotland departing from Edinburgh or Glasgow, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: Oct 17/18

What a wonderful tour this was through the most amazing scenery of rolling hills, moors, forests, rivers, lochs, stone circles. My husband and I had a great time and think Alex is a terrific tour guide, extremely knowledgeable, very adaptable and really entertaining.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hiya to you both. I'm delighted to read that you both had a wonderful time, memories that last a lifetime. Take care, Ally