Kathleen ConnorUnited States
I was pleased with the easiness of finding a guide. I had an unrelated problem with a credit card and the main office responded quickly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kathy and Joe, many thanks for your kind comments. It was so nice to meet you both and my pleasure to accompany you around the area of your ancestors in Stewarton. I hope you enjoyed your time in Glasgow and wish you a safe journey back home to the United states. Kind regards, George M.
William PatonUnited States
We've come to expect the best from Tours by Locals and George did not disappoint us, even making a requested change on the fly. Thank you George
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your wonderful review, it was my pleasure to show you and your lovely family around the William Wallace historical sites. Kind regards, George M.
Raylene ScholtensJackson, WY, United States
George was so accommodating all day and provided us with an excellent tour. The problem again was that with six in our family, the people in the back of the vehicle could not hear him as he drove. We tried to fill them in on what they were missing, but it was disappointing. He knew so much! I would suggest that Tours by Locals consider this for groups that require the third row in a van. Speaker systems are available and the narration can come through the speakers in the vehicle.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your excellent review and I appreciate your positive comments regarding my personal attitude. My remote microphone service developed a fault which I was unable to fix at that time. I do apologise that this situation caused the passengers in the back of the vehicle to be unable to hear me properly. The fault has now been rectified. Kind regards, George M.
Linda R.United States
Our guide George was a charming Scotsman. His knowledge of the rich history and culture allowed our group the opportunity to experience Scottish life from a local. He adeptly maneuvered our tour around to various sights, avoiding the crowds from larger tour bus operations, and working to maximize our available time with no worries about returning to our cruise ship on time. We really had a warm and welcoming experience and highly recommend touring with George!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your wonderful five star review and your kind comments. It was my pleasure to show you all around beautiful Scotland on such a lovely day. Kind regards, George M.
William HeckmanUnited States
George Martin was great. Vehicle microphone did not work & van had no defrost so back two rows could not see. With bad weather & too much window time, very disappointed.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks for your review. I fully understand your comment on the performance of the defrost system due to the adverse weather conditions. I hope you all enjoy the remainder of your cruise. Kind regards George M.
Linda GreeneUnited States
Marilyn EmersonUnited States
George is delightful. He thoroughly enjoys being a tour guide and sharing his knowledge about the city he loves, the history of Scotland and his interest in art with visitors. It rained periodically and George went to great lengths to ensure our comfort. Despite the gloomy weather our day with George was a lot of fun. He listened to what we wanted to do and see, and made sure to include all our "wants." We highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi and thank you for your wonderful review. It was my pleasure to show you and your husband around beautiful Scotland. Kind regards, George M.
Naomi RoyWoodstock, CT, United States
George was terrific! We arrived by ship and he meet us promptly. My husband and I were traveling with two teenage boys who both had a great day as well. We visited Stirling Castle, had a great pub lunch with George, had a private bagpipe demo, and had our picture taken at Loch Lomond. He also fit in some great shopping and a distillery. Awesome day in Scotland. George is a gem!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi and thank you for your wonderful review. I was my pleasure to show you and your family around Stirling castle and the Loch Lomond area. Kind regards, George M.
Jacqueline BerrymanUnited States
George was AMAZING! He really new his stuff and was very friendly and cheerful the entire day. I would highly recommend him to anyone for a great tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It was my pleasure to show you and your family around beautiful Scotland. Kind regards, George M.
Marci ZimmermanUnited States
We have completed our three one day tours with George Martin and they we're all great. Can't say enough about the quality of the tours. Lots of great sites and informative storytelling in between. George was also very good at finding great little off the beaten path restaurants and pubs when we needed a break. Aye a bonnie good time!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Marci, I hope you all made it safely back across the pond. Thank you so much for three wonderful reviews. It was my pleasure to show you, your family and friends around my beautiful country. Our day on the Isle of Arran was extra special and we even saw an Oyster Catcher. Thanks again for booking your Scottish tours with me. Roll on the next curling competition and "Haste Ye Back". Best wishes, George.
Marci ZimmermanUnited States
George is the best type of guide, he is able to read your mood and preferences to make the day's tour fit your wishes, the weather, and the road. He's a great story teller, knowledgeable about the area, provides interesting local and historic information, and has a good sense of humor. He's a safe driver and a true gentleman. We'd highly recommend his services.
Marci ZimmermanUnited States
Our tour of the Isle of Arran was great. We covered a lot of territory in one day. Our tour guide, George made the trip extra special. Highly recommend.
Richard FullerUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Richard for your five star rating, it was my pleasure to show you all around Stirling Castle and The Trossachs. Regards George M.
Roxanne K.United States
George is a very knowledgeable and friendly guide. He was flexible in the booking and helped me narrow down what to see on our short shore ship excursion. Thank you for showing us around.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Roxanne. Tried to get as much in as possible. So glad everyone had a good time.
Arnold FoxUnited States
George was an excellent guide who was extremely accommodating and attentive to our needs. He was a real gentleman throughout the day while providing us with water, snacks, etc. He was nicely dressed and very flexible with the time spent at the various points of interest we visited. We very much enjoyed our day with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your excellent review and kind comments. It was my pleasure to show you and your party around the Loch Lomond area and the City of Glasgow. Best regards, George M.
Laura PedersenUnited States
Excellent Tour, great guide
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Laura 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! George.
Lynda Polk-FralichUnited States
George was a terrific guide! The tour was everything we expected and then some. He was fun and engaging and well prepared. Since Scotland is my ancestral home my daughter and I were especially interested and not disappointed at all! I would recommend George to anyone wanting the best guided tour!! Thanks George! Lynda and Laura
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your wonderful review Lynda. It was my pleasure to show you and Laura the sights of Stirling and its environs. Kind regards, George M.
Marilyn B.United States
George is a terrific guide to Glasgow. He's knowledgeable, very funny, and so accommodating. Two of our favorite places were the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and the Tenement Museum. The city is lovely--only wish we could have spent more time there with George.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your wonderful review, it was my pleasure to show you all around the lovely city of Glasgow. Kind regards, George M.
Catherine MarxUnited States
We had a GREAT day, action and information-packed! George was waiting for us at the predetermined time and we spent a wonderful 8 hours. It couldn't have been better!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Catherine, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It was my pleasure to show you both around my beautiful country on such a lovely day. Best wishes, George.
Linda T.United States
This was to be our last tour in Scotland and the day before we asked George to change the itinerary. He immediately stepped up to the plate and provided alternatives. We were very pleased and enjoyed our visit.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your wonderful review. I`m so happy you and your family enjoyed the revised itinerary, it was my pleasure to show you my local coastline. Kind regards, George M.
Linda T.United States
We were with George for two days in and about Glasgow. He was entertaining and informative. He was very concerned about us learning about the area and seeing what we wanted to see We would recommend his services as a guide
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for a great review, I`m so glad you enjoyed the wondwrful sights and great atmosphere to be found in Glasgow city. Best regards George.
Gary WestwaterUnited States
George provided our group of 4 with an excellent/informative tour. We drove through Dumbartonshire, where my grandparents emigrated from, and we thoroughly enjoyed that experience. We had a nice stop at Glenmorangie distillery, and George gave us some pointers on how to best enjoy Scotch Whisky. The views at Loch Lomond were wonderful and a part of Scotland not to be missed. George did an overall great job, and I highly recommend his tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gary, thank you for your wonderful review. It gives me great pleasure to showcase my beautiful country and I was happy I was able to show you the area where your ancestors originated. Kind regards, George M.
Amy ScarboroughUnited States
We loved our time with George. He is so friendly and extremely knowledgeable. He was great with our kids and made the day interesting and fun. Scotland was so beautiful and we enjoyed the entire tour. I would highly recommend George and thank him for making our time in Glasgow so wonderful!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Amy, thank you so much for your wonderful review. It was my pleasure to show you and your lovely family around my beautiful country. Kind regards, George M.
Stan EctonUnited States
Excellent tour. George is very pleasant, knowledgeable and flexible. Highly recommend his tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Stan, for a wonderful review. It was my pleasure to tour around the Ayrshire coast and Glasgow city with you and Byron. Kind regards, George M.
Mary-Lou G.United States
George was a marvelous guide for our group of 6 from a cruise ship call at Greenock! He met us on time with his clean, comfortable van--and his lovely spirit and interesting insights about Glasgow and the countryside on our way to Stirling Castle. We bypassed the mobbed castle-provided tours because George efficiently ushered us to all the Castle's key features and gave us excellent info. He also took us to a scenic non-touristy spot at Loch Lomond as well as the most perfect lunch venue. Excellent tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your five star review Mary-Lou, I appreciate you taking the time to leave me a review and it was my pleasure to show you all around Loch Lomond and Stirling Castle. Kind regards, George M.
Oleg VishnevetskiUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your five star review Oleg, I appreciate you taking the time to leave me a review and it was my pleasure to show you all around Loch Lomond and Glasgow. Kind regards, George M.
Larry BertagniUnited States
George hada great sense of humor and sparkling personality. He was a wealth of Scotland knowledge Very professionally dressed. His car could hold hold eight Americans. We had an eight hour tour. He took us to beautiful Loch Lomond and all the surrounding areas. That area of Scotland cannot be missed. We walked the streets of his seaside town in Largis We saw all the wonderful highlights of Glasgow including the museum.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Larry, thank you so much for your kind comments and I am delighted that you all enjoyed your day in Scotland. I hope if you ever return we will have the opportunity of meeting again.
George ObstUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi George, Thank you for your 5 star review. It was my pleasure to show you and your family around bonnie Scotland. Kind regards George M
Harry HinkleUnited States
George was a great guide- fun and knowledgable
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Harry and Carol, thank you for your great review. It was my pleasure to show you both around the Stirling area. Best wishes, George.
Excellent tour! Quite a remarkable experience as introduction (and much more than that) to Glasgow city and outskirts including the famous Loch Lomond! Tour guide George is deeply Scotish and that does contribute to a detailed understanding of the Scotish milieu and other implications. George is a very kind, knowledgeable tour professional trying at all moment to bring satisfaction to the traveller. With a particular sense of humour, George showed me several attractions like Alexandria.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Martin Thank you very much for your superb review. It was my pleasure to show you around my beautiful country. George M