Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Greenock-and-Glasgow-Scotland by Tour Guide Bill R. (Guide #3301)


John Sepich

United States
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Tour: #24891, Loch Lomond and The beautiful Highland village of Luss, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 18/19

Bill provided a well thought out overview on the history of the Loch Lomond region. Pleasant conversation, shared insights, connected us with Luss residents to have them share conversations. Our day was relaxing, educational and filled with photos and take home memories.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks John . I really appreciate your comments. Not many travellers get the opportunity to ring the church bells in Luss but you did. Terrific!

Mary Jo Lopez

Oceanport, NEW JERSEY, United States
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Tour: #24891, Loch Lomond and The beautiful Highland village of Luss, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 16/19

We had a beautiful day touring the Loch Lomond area. We visited a lovely village on the shore which included a special Church & wonderful shops with a rich history of the area. We visited a lovely castle where the Duke of Argyle lives, and we were able to enjoy a lovely lunch at the castle. The views traveling from the shore to the mountains was incredible, and Bill shared historical stories, & we enjoyed wonderful Scottish music as we drove from place to place. Lasting memories we will never forget.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I really appreciate your kindness and generosity of spirit . I loved your company. I have written to you all privately.

Karen Humbert

United States
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Tour: #71933, A Private Day Tour. From Glasgow or a cruise ship.The Scottish Highlands Inverary Castle ., Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 18/19

Bill was terrific!!!! Super knowledgeable and his car is just wonderful. It was a bit tight for the four of us but we knew beforehand and as both men are car enthusiasts it was splendid! We saw wonderful and unique places off the beaten track. Bill was kind and fun and has a great sense of humor. Bill thank you for such a wonderful day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for taking time to write a review. I am so glad you enjoyed the tour. It was great fun and I do hope to see you again . Hopefully you will come back and see a bit more of the highlands of Scotland.

Larry Kline

United States
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Tour: Glasgow- Private Tour from your Cruise ship in Greenock or hotel., Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: Jun 23/19

Bill was a great guide and we hope to book another trip in the future. We all had a great time!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Larry.

Judith Barzilay

williamsburg, VIRGINIA, United States
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Tour: #118216, Private guide Shore tour 2019 from Glasgow or a cruise ship, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 5/19

Our tour in Glasgow with Bill R was wonderful. He was knowledgeable, creative and kind. The ten hours we spent with him was a highlight of our British Isles vacation. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Judith and Sal for all the laughter. It was a memorable day and one I will cherish.

Margaret (Maggie) Telander

United States
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Tour: #34096, Private Tour Loch Lomond in The Scottish Highlands & Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 10/19

Our tour with Bill to Loch Lomond was wonderful. Bill was great tour guide, informative, entertaining and a great person to hang out with for the day. He also was highly accommodating I was traveling with a leg injury and he went out of his way to ensure my comfort on the tour. I would highly Recomended Bill for any of the tours he offers.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Maggie for taking time to write your review. It really makes a difference to me and makes what I do feel so worth while. I actually got to park my big Jaguar right in front of Inverary Castles front door. I think the staff at the castle were terrific and totally understood your difficulty. I have written to you privately. Bill

Dennis Tertell

United States
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Tour: #24891, Loch Lomond and The beautiful Highland village of Luss, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 3/19

If you have the opportunity to book a tour with Bill R do NOT hesitate to do so. The private tour of Loch Lomand and Luss were the highlight of our 10 day trip. He is a fountain of knowledge and entertaining. Having never been to Scotland we relied on Bill to lead the way he suggested Inverary castle and gardens and what a delight a photographers dream. Just opened and sampled the Scottish shortbread made by Crystal's of Loch Lomand for Luss my advice buy twice what you think you should it is addictive.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your review of the tour. It really means a great deal to me. I have written to you privately.

Kathy Wilde

United States
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Tour: #34096, Private Tour Loch Lomond in The Scottish Highlands & Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Mar 18/19

We were very pleased with our tour of Loch Lomond and the Highlands with Bill. He was flexible and in tune to our interests in what to see for the day. We appreciated his familiarity with the local folks at each stop and his sense of humor made the day even more enjoyable. We also appreciated his advice and recommendations for the rest of our stay in Scotland.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kathy for taking the time to send this review. I am so glad you enjoyed the tour. I have written to you privately.

Don Sparks

United States
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Tour: #24891, Loch Lomond and The beautiful Highland village of Luss, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 12/18

Bill was thoughtful and knowledgeable. He had some special stops that were different than normal tour stops Great tour

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Don. Very kind of you to post your review. I am delighted that you enjoyed the tour.

Linda Kachermeyer

United States
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Tour: #34096, Private Tour Loch Lomond in The Scottish Highlands & Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 6/18

We had such a fun day with Bill R. in Scotland! He took us to a quaint little town called Luss. He took my husbands health issues in consideration when choosing where to go. He gave us so much background and answered all our questions. Bill is so friendly and kind and if we ever make it back to Scotland I hope we can see Bill again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Linda Thank you so much for your kind review. I really appreciate it. I have written to you privately through this website. Bill

Marcia Korda

United States
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Tour: #71933, A Private Day Tour. From Glasgow. The Scottish Highlands Inverary Castle ., Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 2/18

Bill gave us a memorable and beautiful day's visit to Inverary Castle and the Highlands of Scotland, including a nice visit to the quaint town of Luss and the ancient church and loch there. The castle and grounds/gardens were beautiful at Inverary Castle and the town itself located next to another beautiful loch. He picked us up promptly at our cruise ship terminal in Greenock and we had a beautiful and not-soon-forgotten visit to Scottish Highlands. Even the weather cooperated!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words.

Pamela Charles

United States
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Tour: #71933, A Private Day Tour. From Glasgow or a cruise ship.The Scottish Highlands Inverary Castle ., Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 21/18

We had a wonderful time on our tour today, Bill! So much better than a bus would have been. Beautiful day. Enjoyed meeting local people in Luss. Thanks for showing us a good time. Your great sense of humor made it even more enjoyable!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I really appreciate your review. I am so glad you enjoyed the tour.

Matthew Crum

United States
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Tour: #34096, Private Tour Loch Lomond in The Scottish Highlands & Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 17/18

We have completed a 13 day cruise with approximately 10 land tours. Bill's was one of the most memorable. It was definitely the most comfortable. We felt like he was an old friend picking us up at the port and showing us his home town. Bill was the best part of the tour. He was knowledgeable, delightful, funny, intelligent and a good driver. We also loved his co Jaguar.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Matt & Christine for the great review. It really was kind of you to write it. I have written to you via the email system.

Judith Sirvio

Chicago, ILLINOIS, United States
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Tour: #71933, A Private Day Tour. From Glasgow. The Scottish Highlands Inverary Castle ., Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 7/18

We had an excellent day touring with Bill. His tour was professional and thorough with several additional small stops, not in the itinerary, added to the route. Our disabled son and Bill seemed to bond, making the time fun for him and easier for us. Thanks to Bill we saw a scenic part of Scotland, and really feel our days in Scotland were the best of the trip. Lastly, the ride was very comfortable in Bill's deluxe vehicle. A jaguar is a ride the average joe in the states never enjoys! 5 stars

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Judy so much. I have replied privately to you through the Tours by Locals email system.

Peggy Black

United States
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Tour: #24891, Loch Lomond and its Bonnie Banks Private Tour from Glasgow or Greenock, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Mar 25/18

My tour with Bill left me feeling relaxed because I was in the care of a professional that knows his stuff. At the same time I could enjoy individual conversation, asking lots of questions without being herded onto a massive bus with no time. He seems to know lots of folks, or at least becomes fast friends, and gets the lay of the land quickly so that he can make things happen for his guests. The day was a true joy and I'd recommend him to any and all!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Peggy. I am so pleased you enjoyed the tour. I have written to you privately.

Audrey C.

Mount Dora, FLA, United States
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Tour: #34096, Private Day Tour Loch Lomond The Scottish Highlands Glasgow., Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 14/17

This was a fantastic trip with a lovely man with a great sense of humor. we went to the loveliest of a town 120 people and spent a good deal of time mingling with people and enjoying this gem. We, as always, spent a good deal of time learning about the country, socioeconomic conditions, health care, universities. We did not regret our decision to skip the city and journey though the countryside. We wish we had had more time with this terrific gentleman.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Audrey and David Thank you for your review. I am so glad it went well and the weather was kind.

Alexey Sterlikov

Russia
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Tour: #34096, Private Tour Loch Lomond The Scottish Highlands Glasgow., Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 5/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Alexey Thanks for the 5 stars. I really appreciate it. Glen Coe as always is amazing. So glad you agreed. Best wishes Bill

Rhonda Paletta

United States
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Tour: #34096, Private Tour Loch Lomond The Scottish Highlands Glasgow., Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 28/17

This was a wonderful tour and Bill was awesome!! We were a little under the weather and the weather wasn't great either! Bill on the other hand was great! Very knowledgeable, friendly, and although we weren't feeling well he made this trip so enjoyable!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review. The weather was dreadful and you both took it in your stride.

Ronald Nissen

Lakewood, COLORADO, United States
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Tour: #48508, Private Tour of Glasgow. 23 August 2017 8.30 am, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 23/17

Bill was very fun and personable. This was both a driving tour and walking tour. We drove around the outskirts of Glasgow and visited the Riverside Transportation Museum that was wonderful. We then went to the city center to visit many sights which included a ride on the subway. This is a very beautiful and historic city. The Beautiful Jaguar automobile was nice but this tour should really be for 3 or less people. The 4th person sits in an awkward position straddling the console.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the glowing review. I really appreciate it. I agree with you that 3 in the back of the car is not ideal. Always better with 2. The Jaguar is a huge car and very very safe. Enjoy the rest of your cruise.

Ann Poirier

Canada
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Tour: #71933, A Private Tour. The Scottish Highlands Inverary Castle ., Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 17/17

This tour was spectacular. I have wanted to see the Scottish countryside for years and was not disappointed. Bill is very well informed about the area and was so accomodating. The vehicle was very comfortable. Plenty of room for 4 guests. Bill has a good sense of humour and we enjoyed his jokes and his lovely singing!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Please do come back again and see some more further north. Glad you liked The Blythswood Hotel as a base. Best hotel in Glasgow with the Highlands only a short drive away. Thank you for your kind words and a fab 5 stars. Also pleased you liked my big Jaguar "The Duchess".

Ann Poirier

Canada
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Tour: #48508, Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 16/17

We had a lovely tour of Glasgow. Although we only had a half day available, Bill showed us all of the highlights and we got a good feeling of the culture and what the city was all about. We had a lovely time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ann. Tried to get as much in as possible. So glad everyone had a good time.

Leslie Levy

United States
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Tour: #48508, Private Tour of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 7/17

Bill is an enthusiastic charismatic person & an excellent guide. Our day in Glasgow was fabulous.. Leslie Levy

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Leslie. I have written to you privately.

Sherry Smith

United States
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Tour: #71933, A Private Tour. The Scottish Highlands Inverary Castle ., Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 23/17

Bill was a terrific tour guide for the day! The private tour was everything we had hoped for and more. I loved how he kept our 14 year old son entertained and was flexible, accommodating and fun to spend the day with. I highly recommend spending a private day trip with Bill. I know you won't be sorry you did. The pick up and drop off at the cruise port was super easy and I would book again with Bill if ever we get the chance to return to Glasgow.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Sherry. I really appreciate your review. It was so kind of you to take the time to write it. Bill

Clara Daggett

United States
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Tour: #71933, A Private Tour. The Scottish Highlands Inverary Castle ., Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 12/17

The tour was wonderful and Bill was amazing. He was very knowledgable and made the tour fun.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your comments. I hope you enjoy The Harry Potter train and The Island of Skye.

Bryan Steven Tindall

Austin, TEXAS, United States
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Tour: #34096, Private Tour Loch Lomond The Scottish Highlands Glasgow., Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 7/17

Bill was awesome. Just a great tour. He maximized our time and we saw way more than anyone else would have been able to show me. No way you can do better. 5 billion stars.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bryan. That is some score. It was great to meet you.

Rona Weinman

Canada
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Tour: #34096, Private Tour Loch Lomond The Scottish Highlands Glasgow., Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 29/17

Bill is top notch. We had a fabulous day. Bill is very knowledgeable, helpful and funny. We didn't want the day to end. We liked him sooo much, we invited him to Canada. I would highly recommend Bill....you will surely have a great day. I give Bill a 10 out of 10. That's pretty high marks. Thanks

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Rona for taking the time to write this review. I am so pleased you enjoyed the tour so much. I do hope you come back again. It was great fun! Bill

Marjorie Slauson

United States
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Tour: #24891, Loch Lomond and its Bonnie Banks Private Tour from Glasgow or Greenock, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 1/17

Bill was a fabulous tour guide! He is genuine, has great stories, and really knows the history and geography of the tours he provides. We were lucky to find him. The custom tour of Loch Lomond and the lovely village of Luss were exactly what we were looking for. It was a magical day discovering our family roots in Scotland that we won't soon forget! Thanks Bill!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Marjorie! It was a perfect day. The sun shone and you met your clan chief. What fun we had!

Nancy B.

United States
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Tour: #48508, Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Apr 26/17

Bill was friendly, flexible, and well informed. He rolled with our differing interests, suggesting appropriate locations to explore which added new dimensions to our understanding of the history and features of Glasgow.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comments. It was great to meet you both. I really enjoyed your company. I do hope you enjoyed the rest of your vacation.

Blair Zucker

United States
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Tour: Greenock Gourock ancestry, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: Nov 19/16

Had an absolutely wonderful day with Bill who customized the day for us so we could see where family members lived in the 1800's. Bill made the day educational and very enjoyable by showing us the beautify of the area, Loch Lomand, Luss and the West End of Glasgow. The day was perfect!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Blair for your kind comments. I am so pleased you enjoyed the day so much.

Kathleen Loss

United States
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Tour: #34096, Private Tour Loch Lomond The Scottish Highlands Glasgow., Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 14/16

Bill is a fountain of information and the day with him was excellent indeed. He is witty, flexible and so proud to show off his city. The spur of the moment plan to listen to an organ concert at an art museum was fantastic. Five star tour and a 5 star guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much. I am really pleased you enjoyed the tour so much. The organ recital as you know is free of charge and the accoustics incredible. I have experienced it many times but never tire of it.Glad you are all safe and well and that your experience of Scotland was a positive one. Bill


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