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Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Orkney-Scotland by Tour Guide Simon V. (Guide #26909)


Richard Tschauder

United States
Rating

Tour: #397296, 6 hour Kirkwall Orkney Tailor Made Tour for Richard Tschauder, Kirkwall, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 14/18

Simon was very personable and knowledgeable about the history and geology of the Orkneys. He was very conscientious about making sure we saw what we wanted to see and went where we wanted to go. He even managed to get us on a last minute tour of the Highland Distillery! We highly recommend Simon for a personal tour guide. We most certainly will ask for him on our future visits! Thank you Simon for a wonderful day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Richard. It was a pleasure to meet you and show you around. I'm glad we managed to dodge the showers and got to see all you wanted. I hope the rest of your trip goes well and please be in touch when you return to Orkney. Thanks again Simon

Janine Jones

United States
Rating

Tour: #397790, Half Day Shore Excursion Highlights of the Heart of Neolithic Orkney for Janine Jones, Kirkwall, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 13/18

Simon gave us a great tour. He was knowledgeable and helpful. We enjoyed our tour immensely and would definitely recommend this tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Janine Many thanks for your kind review. I'm glad you enjoyed our time together on Orkney. I hope the rest of your trip went well Thanks again Simon

Rob Durrans

United States
Rating

Tour: #397297, Full Day Shore Excursion to the Heart of Neolithic Orkney, Kirkwall, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 1/18

Simon was AWESOME!!! Super friendly and prepared. He accommodated our wants, had great suggestions. For example, we kind of did the tour in reverse so that we got to the busy sites ahead of the other tour buses and were finishing about the time they got there. Consequently, no lines to wait for, and the tours pretty much to ourselves. He is very knowledgeable, took us to a few places that most tours don't go, and we had an absolutely lovely time! I would recommend him without any hesitation!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Rob. Thank you for your kind words. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your time with me in Orkney. We had a great day together. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip and will come back to Orkney again. Thanks again Simon

Gabriel A. Palmer

United States
Rating

Tour: #398647, Full Day Taste of Orkney Shore Excursion, Kirkwall, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 2/18

Simon was excellent guide he was waiting for us at the dock he had a tour prepared for us based on our communications prior and he added a few more things that were excellent. He was very knowledgable, professional and polite. he had made reservations for us at the Brewery at 3:00 pm and with all the traveling at the country side that we did he got us to our Brewery tour on time. We had a great time with him and he made sure that all our needs were met. Excellent tour with an excellent guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Gabriel it really was a pleasure to meet you all and show you around. Thank you for your kind words. I hope the rest of your trip was just as enjoyable. Thanks again Simon

John (I use my middle name, David) Flemming

United States
Rating

Tour: #397296, Full Day Kirkwall Orkney Tailor Made Tour, Kirkwall, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 19/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi David and Marilyn Many thanks for your kind rating. It was great meeting you and a pleasure touring around Orkney together. We all had a fantastic day. All the best Simon

Jean Swartzmiller

United States
Rating

Tour: #397297, Full Day Shore Excursion to the Heart of Neolithic Orkney, Kirkwall, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 4/18

We had a great day with Simon. He showed us Orkney Island, loved the sights, the lunch stop (Orkney Brewery) and his narrative of what we were seeing. We were very comfortable with him. He did a great job.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks Jean. It was a pleasure to meet you all and to show you around. I enjoyed our day and hope the rest of your trip went well. Maybe see you again in Orkney Kind regards Simon

Nancy Sanborn

United States
Rating

Tour: #398647, Full Day Taste of Orkney Shore Excursion, Kirkwall, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 26/18

Hit wrong rating. Should've 4 stars. Very knowledgeable, verycomfortable van - only wish he had read our request for whiskey tasting ahead of meeting us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Nancy Many thanks for your rating. I enjoyed meeting you all and had a great day out in the sunny weather. Sorry for the confusion over the Whisky tour but glad you were booked in to Highland Park later in the afternoon. Many thanks Simon

Robert Stevens

United States
Rating

Tour: #397296, Full Day Kirkwall Orkney Tailor Made Tour for Robert Stevens, Kirkwall, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 25/18

Simon and Mary did a great job with our group of 8. We were in the van with Mary and she was great. Very personable and knows every thing about the Island. She went out of her way to find the sea cliffs to show us Puffins dwelling on the cliffs. She knows where they are and how to find them. If you go to Orkney look up Simon or Mary with TBL's they were both great. Mary took us by her home. I thought we were stopping there for lunch but she said we didn't bring enough money for her to fix it. LOL

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Robert Many thanks for your kind comments. I'm glad we were both able to provide your group with enjoyable day. I hope the rest of your trip was successful. It was great to meet you all. thanks again Simon & Mary

Nancy DeFord

United States
Rating

Tour: #397297, Full Day Shore Excursion to the Heart of Neolithic Orkney, Kirkwall, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 10/18

This was our favorite experience on our trip around Scotland. Simon was thoughtful about scheduling and shared more than the "standard" Orkney sites, which are spectacular enough. We learned about living on Orkney from a local.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Nancy. Thank you so much. It was a real pleasure to show you all around. I'm glad all our timings worked well and hope the rest of your journey was great. Kind regards Simon

Lynne G.

Houston, TX, United States
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Tour: #397296, Full Day Kirkwall Orkney Tailor Made Tour, Kirkwall, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 11/18

Simon was great. We were very interested in looking at some Neolithic ruins as well as Skara Brae. He took us to some that were not crowded and gave us a lot of information. It was amazing.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lynne Thanks for your review, it was a pleasure to drive you around. I hope you got some great pictures and enjoyed the rest of your cruise. Thanks for visiting Orkney. Kind regards Simon