Kristin SpeersUnited States
We booked the Outlander themed tour of the Highlands. Umay did a great job telling the real stories of the people who lived, died and worshiped. Very knowledgeable and friendly. We decided on the places we wanted to visit in advance and on the day-of our tour, as she got to know us, she made additional suggestions for stops that we would like. Her suggestions were absolutely perfect. It was a wonderful day filled with history, beautiful and haunting sites. Perfectly tailored for us!
Claudia SchlossUnited States
We cannot say enough what a wonderful guide Umay was. She was a fantastic storyteller, which is what we wanted - someone that knew the history and local lore of the area. As we had never been to Scotland, we only had a cursory perspective on what we wanted to see and do. Umay was very flexible and adjusted the tour she originally had in mind to one that she thought fit our likes. Fantastic! We would definitely book her again and cannot wait to return for another magical tour! Thank you Umay!!
Linda TopperUnited States
Our tour and tour guide were wonderful! Umay Diana was so knowledgeable and personable. Although one of the planned venues was not available the day of our tour, she ably substituted a most interesting site for us all to enjoy.
Alan GoldsteinUnited States
Diana was prompt to our meeting point and an excellent driver. She was knowledgable, had interesting stories to share, sensitive to our capabilities.
Casey MitchellUnited States
Very well planned itinerary and lots of cool insight and history into each of the sites we visited. Highlight of our vacation!
Linda GreeneUnited States
One of the best guides we've ever had!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your wonderful review! Many blessings for your travels.
Denyse GaldaUnited States
My husband, two daughters and I had the pleasure of having Umay Diana as our tour guide for two days in the Scottish Highlands. She was very professional and extremely knowledgeable about the area. Her love for the Highlands was evident. She fashioned the two day tour for us based upon our interests and took us to places that we would never have known about but for her input. We avoided many of the crowded areas because of her expertise. She is a fascinating storyteller and we highly recommend her!
Darin BergsteinCHARLOTTE, NC, United States
Diana was great! We had a fantastic day in Inverness and got to see so much. Diana is knowledgeable, professional and provided us a great experience! We had comfortable transportation and was able to experience a fabulous day
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for a great day out, your great interest and curiosity made my work so easy. It was real pleasure to guide you. Many blessings and haste ye back!
Juliana SedgleyUnited States
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Diana and the tour that she created for my family and me. Even before booking the tour, she was responsive, delightful, and immediately realized the sort of day trip that would perfect for my outdoorsy, rock-loving (geologically speaking) teenaged sons. From Knockan Crag to Ullapool, and even a quick stop at a distillery for my whisky-loving husband, we were treated to breathtaking geography and vistas, all while Diana regaled us with stories and music.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Oh, Juliana, I cannot thank you enough for the amazing day we spent together and for your sons' "Awesome!" at the end. That will make me smile for a very very long time. All my blessings and I hope to see you again in Scotland.
James PhebusAnniston, AL, United States
This tour is a must! Even if you have never seen Outlander, the sites visited left us in awe. This was our second day with Umay Diana, and she was brilliant once again. She is a very accomplished story teller and knows Scottish history. Incorporating humor with history, we learned more about the Highlanders and the battle of Culloden in an hour than by reading a book. The stones were almost reverent. This is a well put together tour, but our guide made it so very enjoyable. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the tour and the two fantastic reviews. Your spirit flies high and it was an absolute pleasure to guide you. Many blessings for all your travels.
James PhebusAnniston, AL, United States
As advertised, Skye is unforgettable! Hard to describe the beauty of the landscape, but it was breathtaking to us. However, what made the tour so memorable was our guide, Umay Diana. We have used tours by locals 7 times before and never had a bad experience, but she is the best. She is friendly, outgoing, and witty. Her wonderful stories incorporated local knowledge with wry humor, and had us immersed in the local culture. The Talisker distillery tour was also very enjoyable. I highly recommend this tour.
Nancy DeFordUnited States
We visited Inverness towards the end of our trip around Scotland and were ready to experience history and culture at a deeper level. Diana is an amazing story teller and very intuitive, listening and adjusting the time to give us the best experience possible. She was great at the standard tour but for an even better experience, encourage Diana to let her imagination go and share what she things you would enjoy seeing and knowing.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your trust and the wonderful review Nancy. The success of the day was made possible by your openness and curiosity, rare and precious qualities. (Your smile at the special extra stop really made my day). Many blessings to you all. Umay Diana
Kara ClappUnited States
Diane Umay and the North Coast 500 Tour with myself and husband. Excellent tour. Prompt pick up. Very flexible in when and where to stop. Diane is very very knowledgeable about Scotland and an excellent story-teller. Beautiful sites. Great recommendation for food. Boat tour at Kylesku for 90 minutes was a highlight and worth the price. Guided also by a local who was very personable. We will hire Diane again for our return to Scotland and have her show us Glasgow---she has some hidden gems to show.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the wonderful review and for the day together (and the gorgeous weather!). May the sunshine follow you wherever you go.
Wayne AbernathyUnited States
Traveling with my 2 adult daughters. Diana was a phenomenal guide who appealed to all of us despite our different interests. She packed more into 1 day than we thought possible and made the tour a living, interesting history lesson. We highly recommend her. Definitely a 5 out of 5 stars. Wayne
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for being my guests, it was a privilege and a great pleasure to show you this wonderful Land. As we say, haste ye back! Umay
Sandra StephensGarland, TX, United States
We had a private tour of Outlander Locations and it was the best day ever! Our tour guide, Umay Diana, was amazing! Not only did she take us to the film sights but to the Fraser private Mausoleum. We got to hold the 300 year old key and open the door! What an experience! None of that would have been possible on a ship excursion! She was very informative, not only about Outlander but also the history of Scotland and the land. She made our day and our experience one that we will never forget!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aw, thank you so much Sandra! You were splendid and your interest, trust and kindness made my day. I wish you all the best and maybe one day we will see each other again here in Scotland...... Many blessings! Umay
Debra LorenzUnited States
Diana was a wonderful guide. We were so lucky to have her. She truly loves what she does. A wonderful storyteller and new all kinds of History. She took us to places that were beyond what we expected and it was just a most wonderful experience. She had a wealth of information as well as being fun and engaging. We just loved her tour. We would highly recommend doing this tour or any of her tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the trust you gave me and for the wonderful feedback. Your enthusiasm made my work easy. Many blessings for the future. Umay Diana
Susan SzallaUnited States
My husband and I greatly enjoyed our tour with Diana. We had some amazing experiences while seeing the beautiful, moving, and sometimes magical, sites that she took us to in the Highlands. Diana had so many interesting and delightful stories that she passed on to us throughout the day. She was so helpful with providing information and was always quick to communicate with us before and during the tour. Diana is a fantastic guide and we will recommend her, and this tour, to our family and friends.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, for your trust, your stories and your wondeful personalities. Many blessing from Scotland.
Tiffany TaiUnited States
Diana is hands down the best tour guide ever! She met our family at the train station early in the morning, and was kind enough to help transport our luggage as we toured Inverness with her throughout the day. She had a great itinerary planned for our family of four (with two teenaged girls) and was flexible to accommodate any last minute hiccups. Her knowledge and enthusiasm also made the visit all the more personal. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a rewarding visit to Inverness.
Amy ShapiroUnited States
Our half day Outlander tour with Diana was one of the highlights of our trip! Diana is knowledgable and an excellent story teller. Her knowledge goes way beyond just relating to the Outlander story. At the end of our time together we had a true understanding of this important Scottish history. She went above and beyond for us, including squeezing in a non-scheduled visit to Loch Ness. This was completely her idea and we were so grateful to be able to see it. We highly recommend working with Diana!
Krista HollandUnited States
Diana was a fantastic guide. We learned so much about Inverness and it's history. Highly recommend booking a tour with Diana. We had a really great time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Krista, it was great to meet you!
Reid SamuelsonUnited States
Diana was a real pleasure. Of course, she is extremely knowledgeable and well prepared, but we really appreciated her story telling. She made the history and area come alive. Oh, and the tour was adjusted to our interest and energy level as we went on during the day. Five stars and many thanks to Diana.
Linda DruckerUnited States
Diana's A+ tour took us through Scotland educating us on its history - past and present. 1st stop was at the confluence of two waterwaysto see dolphins, seals & wildlife. Then onto Lochness to see Nessie who, unfortunately was on vacation. 2nd stop was fabulous Cowdor Castle where we had lunch. Then into town where we took in old world charm and Scottish woolen. 3rd- a tour of Glen Ord Distillery where we sampled their glorious Whiskey. Diana introduced us to Scotland's beauty & diversity.
Bill MillerUnited States
Diana provides us with exactly the tour we asked for, foresaw some potential issues with our requested itinerary and solved them for us. She is an execellent storyteller. We would use her again and recommend her to friends visiting the Highlands.
Thank you Diana for a most enjoyable day on 7th August. Diana provided everything we had hoped for and more. Her great love for the Highlands and her amazing story telling skills shone through. Diana took us to so many interesting and scenic places, as well as some ancient spiritual sites. Thanks to Diana we left the highlands with such wonderful memories.
Arnold FoxUnited States
Diana was an excellent guide with a wealth of information to share. On the other hand, she was careful not to overwhelm us with details. She offered various suggestions as to what we might be interested in seeing and adjusted the tour to accommodate our interests. Diana conducted the tour in a relaxed manner that made us all feel comfortable. We were able to see an interesting variety of sites during our time together.
Robert BollaUnited States
This was our first time using ToursbyLocals and we are so pleased that we will recommend it and Diana to anyone traveling. Diana was a gem. We had minimal set plans and she filled our day with amazing discoveries, photo opportunities and learning about Inverness. What a bright and pleasant person to spend the day with. She is a great story teller and going through castles with her is like walking in a fairy tale. She knows customer service as well.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a real privilege to have you as my guests for the day. Your special look at the world around you was a rare gift. Thank you for the fantastic review too, I feel humbled by your words. Many blessings for the future.
Rebecca M. HopperUnited States
Diana was a fabulous tour guide and we loved seeing Inverness and the Highlands with her. She tailored the tour itself to our requests and the information she gave us based on our interests (in our case, history and folklore). She was so well-informed in the history and local culture while also making our day fun and adventurous. I would highly recommend a tour of Inverness with Diana!
Pieter du PreezSouth Africa
We had a great time with Diana. Her knowledge of the history of all the places we visited was impressive.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, it was a pleasure to guide you.
Lily WallaceAptos, CA, United States
Diana is the best guide we've had on any tour ever! Her knowledge of history and her amazing storytelling abilities really made the day fabulous!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lily for your kindness and for your lighthearted personality, which made my work so much easier. I hope I left you with the curiosity to come back to Scotland. All the very best.
We were four Canadians and we took the Glen Ord and Loch Ness tour. Diana is a very good guide who supplied us with lots of interesting information. And, she was very sensitive to our interests. Thanks Diana
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Stephen, it was a pleasure to have you as guests. All the best for your next travels.
Elizabeth FergusonUnited States
Diana is a very knowledgable and interesting tour guide. She bent over backwards to make sure we were able to go on the tour after the large vehicle she had rented to fit eight of us broke down. She really had to scramble to make other arrangements so that we could still have a good experience. We really appreciated the extra effort. She was great to communicate with in preparing for our visit too. I would not hesitate to recommend her to other visitors to Inverness.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kindness and for the brave attitude in the face of adversity. I hope the rest of your holiday was much less eventful.
Natalie FayUnited States
Diana was the highlight of our trip to Scotland. She was fun, informative, and passionate about Scotland. She imparted that passion to us. We can't thank her enough for a terrific day. Anyone going to Inverness, do yourself a favor and book Diana for a tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much to you all for a delightful and enlightening day. All the best and may our paths cross again.
Such an awesome tour guide. Knew the history of the places visited, very knowledgeable. You can tell Diana puts a lot of thought and planning into her tours. Very pleasant and considerate. Could not do enough for you and made a person feel like royalty. Even suggested extra places to stop by based on the character of client which were an added bonus. Would recommend her to anyone and would certainly book her again. We thoroughly enjoyed the 3-day tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, your kindness matches your spirit. It was a truly delightful experience to meet you. All my and Scotland's blessings.
Kelly BluntUnited Kingdom
Diana's level of historical knowledge was very impressive, and she also has an intuitive ability to understand exactly what peaked my interest. I am so glad I "splurged" on this tour - it was the highlight of my visit to Inverness. I would definitely book with her for any other tours if I come this way again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Kelly, it was a pleasure to have you as a guest. Hopefully next time Sasha will be able to go with us too! Safe travels. Diana
Amanda LemeriseUnited States
This was the best tour!! Diana gives so much thought into every aspect and she seems to really care that each person on the tour has an amazing time. All the places we went on this tour were breathtaking!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Amanda, it was an absolute pleasure to guide you around. All the most heartfelt Celtic blessings for your life and hope to see you soon in Scotland.
Laura PrietoUnited States
Diana was incredibly kind and accommodating to the tight schedule my sister and I had. I told her my sister and I were fans of the Outlander series and that we wanted to see Culloden Battlefield, Clavia Cairns, Loch Ness and go to a shop to purchase tartan scarfs. We were able to see everything on our list! Diana had wonderful historical insights and even had the theme song from Outlander ready to go when she picked us up to start our tour. I am so happy I booked Diana, we had a wonderful time!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Laura, guiding you and your sister was an absolute pleasure and your contagious smiles were a bonus to Scotland. Hope you see you again!
A wonderfull day with a very knowledgeble and enthusiastic guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks for your kindness, it was a pleasure to meet you. Safe travels and, as we say here: "Hast Ye Back!" May we see you again in Scotland.