Ben LynsterUnited States
William AdenRidgeland, MISSISSIPPI, United States
Spent 2 great days with Simon and were very pleased with his vast knowledge about the history and culture of the Orkney Islands. He expounded with great detail about the various periods of ancient and recent history with dates, names and places committed to memory and was able to give us a memorable tour. We intend to share with friends and family the wonderful hidden treasures he introduced us to while there and will definitely highly recommend him to our travel agents. �� Bill and Joy Aden
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Bill and Joy, many thanks for your kind review. I'm glad you enjoyed your tour around Orkney. I enjoyed it too! All the best to you both.
Simon is an excellent tour guide. Despite the morning's tendering delaying us by 1.5 hours, he managed to give us a full day of exploring this wonderful island. He was flexible and knowledgeable, and we all responded to his enthusiasm and subtle sense of humour. We had an idea of what all we wanted to see and he helped us make decisions, giving us the pros and cons required to make a few cuts in order to enjoy the day to the fullest. I would be happy to repeat the whole experience!
Richard TschauderUnited States
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
John (I use my middle name, David) FlemmingUnited States
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
Robert StevensUnited States
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
Lynne G.Houston, TX, United States
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