what some of our recent customers have had to say about
Isle of Skye and Highlands 3 Day Tour Our driver and entertainer Colin kept us beside tune-intervals terribly busy by his fantastic historical reports and tales all the way up and down. Beside knowing the 'true' background of the stone of destinity we're now almost experts in the very many disputes and clashes between Colins family, the McDonalds and their opponents the McLeans and the traitors, named Campell. Beside this touch of genuine identity we saw beautiful landscapes, historical buildings and sites, huge wildlife of birds, seals and ... thousands of sheeps with their lambs along our way. Certainly an experience we wouldn't like have missed.
Rosslyn Chapel and Hadrian's Wall Our driver and entertainer Keith kept us beside tune-intervals busy by his precise historical reports mixed with tales till the very last moment before arriving at Edinburgh. In a slight different explaination, clearly divided in 3 parts proved Keith the 'true' background of the stone of destinity as we've had heard it already from Colin. Althought the rather windy and cold weather we got a remarkable look of the inside of Rosslin chapel including an interesting introduction by a guide to the place and its history. And finally standing on the remains of Hadrian's wall was great and a bit familiar to us, since Switzerland was also part of the roman empire for several hundred years. Thanks to my wife's knowledge about the making of poridge we finally won at the end even the 'huge' bottle of whisky, sponsored by Keith
Greetings from Switzerland
Stirling Castle and Whisky We had such a informative, wonderful and memorable day with Kevin. He is so knowledgeable and made our trip to Stirling Castle and Loch Lomond a once in a lifetime experience. Thank you again, Kevin.
John and Charlene
Multiple tours Both myself and my wife have taken Tour 2 (Stirling Castle, Highlands Lochs and Whiskey), Tour 3 (Rosslyn Chapel, the Borders and Hadrians Wall), Tour 5 (The Viking Coast and Alnwick Castle) and Tour 4 (Best of Scotland in a Day) with Keith, James and Angela as the guides.
We cannot speak more highly about the guides - they played great music, spoke from the heart and not a textbook, were really approachable, had plenty of jokes and stories to tell and really did more than the minimum. In all Keith, Angela and James are a real benchmark to the high levels that all guides should be aspiring to achieve.
The tours themselves were completely fascinating, well planned and one has plenty of time to discover and see all the places you are taken in a very relaxed way.
Heart of Scotland Tours really captures the beauty, passion and spirit of Scotland and are proof that as humans we are capable of producing magic especially with wizards like James, Keith and Angela.
We are already planning future trips and we would suggest to anybody who hasnt yet they shouldnt look further than Heart of Scotland Tours.
Andries (Holland) and Lisdey (Mexico) - now living and studying in Dundee
Private Tour My family and I hired one of your buses for a private tour up to Loch Ness and all the regular places along the way. A long day with short daylight hours in the winter but well worth the trip. John was amazing, very informative, great story teller, bit of a comedian and all round nice guy. He even (mostly) understood Australian! Excellent trip, excellent guide, good music, great day out. Thank you.
Rosslyn Chapel and Hadrian's Wall This past summer I booked your company (Heart of Scotland Tours) for a trip to Hadrian's Wall. I thoroughly enjoyed this particular tour as well as another trip I had also booked with your company. What made this trip so memorable and the reason for my writing is how wonderful Steve was on this trip. When Steve noticed me at the top of the hill he stopped to ask how I was. When I told him that I really wanted to see the wall but was too afraid to go down the hill, he held my hand and guided me safely to the wall. I have a picture of myself sitting on the wall as proof. Although this gesture may seem small to you, it was huge for me. Steve's guidance and care made it possible for me to experience Hadrian's Wall and at the same time overcome my fear of heights! Please accept this email as a symbol of my gratitude and please forward it to Steve. I believe it is important to acknowledge people when they do things above and beyond what is expected and he certainly did just that. Thank you again.
Stirling Castle and Whisky Hi, I just wanted to say what a fantastic time myself, my mum and my brother had on our recent tour. Having Steve as our tour guide was like having our own personal Scottish Historian on board and his enthusiasm and consideration made our journey extra special - please pass on our thanks to him. In addition, the fact that he took the time to drop us off (we were only a small group) on our return to Edinburgh was the icing on the cake ! I would thoroughly recommend your company to anyone With best wishes,
Rosslyn Chapel and Hadrian's Wall We are writing to thank you for the two wonderful trips we took with Heart of Scotland Tours. Our first trip was to Rosslyn Chapel and Hadrian's Wall. Steve was a great guide! His passion for history was evident and his story about Robert the Bruce's heart will bring a tear to anyone's eye. He could answer questions on a number of subjects and was very well read.
At Hadrian's Wall he was kind enough to point out the best places to take photos and to walk the path behind the Fort which allowed you to walk on the wall and get a great view of the wall as it led away from the fort. He made sure that everyone was taken care of throughout the day. Our next trip was on the following Sunday to Loch Ness and Legends with Rose, storyteller extraordinaire!! Rose handles the bus with confidence and skill.
Since everyone was there on time, Rose was able to take us to get some great photos of the famous Forth Rail Bridge while it was still daylight. The highlands were amazing; seeing Glencoe was very overpowering. It added so much to the trip to hear the myths and legends that Rose shared with us at the very spots where they originated. She also plays great music that seems to go with the magnificent scenery.
We want to thank Rose for stopping so that we could take pictures of Glenbogle house and the Gatehouse as she went out of her way to stop because it meant so much to us. The rest stop in the afternoon at the waterfall was the perfect place to stop. We thoroughly enjoyed our trips with Heart of Scotland Tours and plan on booking with you again on our next trip to Scotland (which will hopefully be soon) and we will recommend your tours highly to everyone.
J and N Bush, USA
Loch Ness I just wanted to follow up and tell you that we had a great trip. I also wanted to pass on that our tour leader Colin was amazing, he truly made the trip. He was very engaging, well spoken, knew his stuff and he was funny. We have been on more than a few tours around the world and can say that he was truly the best tour guide we have had. Can you pass on our praise to him and his boss? Again thank you for your help.
Loch Ness Thank you, we had an amazing time in Scotland. Both Andy and Bill were terrific hosts for your country. We saw some of the most beautiful countryside with both and they were very accommodating to our needs and requests. Please thank them both for us! Andy was the calmest driver in the city of London, I would have been pulling my hair out! Thank you for setting us up for such a memorable trip.
Jo and Lisa
Loch Ness and the Highlands We were on the Loch Ness tour with Andy. My mother and I had a wonderful time and really enjoyed the tour. Andy was humorous and entertaining as well as extremely knowledgeable. I recommended Heart of Scotland to many people over the course of our time in Scotland. What a great day we had!
C Murphy, Canada
Alnwick Castle and the Viking Coast Hello, my name is Carmel and I just got back from our tour with Heart of Scotland Tours. I would like to thank our tour guide Steve for a spectacular job, going above and beyond for the entire group and making this an experience to remember. We will definitely travel with you again. Thanks,
Carmel and Adi, Israel
Loch Ness and the Highlands I had a short amount of time to spend in Scotland and a friend recommended the Heart of Scotland day tour to Loch Ness and the Highlands. I decided to go for it as I wanted to see as much as possible in a short amount of time. Our guide was Rose and she was fantastic. She told wonderful stories and was flexible enough to spontaneously adjust our schedule based on what was happening in 'real' time. For instance, because the weather was foggy in the morning, we were able to drive closer to Stirling Castle to get a closer look and to take photos. Rose kept us on schedule without making us feel rushed. She also played a wonderful selection of music that was often inspired by the areas we were visiting. The scenery was spectacular and the weather was beautiful. I highly recommend Heart of Scotland Tours for a wonderful experience. Thanks so much Rose!
Heart of Scotland Tours I just wanted to give you feedback on two tours we took in Scotland. First the two drivers/directors were great. Colin was the driver/director on our one day tour to the Highlands and Steve on a tour to Rosslyn and Hadrian's Wall.. Both were very enthusiastic giving us the sense that they were passionate about what they were doing.We were never bored and felt we got the most out of the stories. You could tell that they loved their country and were very proud of their heritage. Steve went above and beyond because during the second tour I lost my Blackberry on the bus. I realised it later at dinner but he had already had your office contact our hotel to let them know he had it. He even delivered it to our hotel the next day. He is a great ambassador for you company and he certainly saved our vacation.
Alnwick Castle and the Viking Coast Our family of 5 had a wonderful tour with Steve last Wednesday. We are submitting a TripAdvisor review to this effect. He could be discovered by the BBC and made host of his own travel show (!) Seriously, we loved our tour, and hope you will thank him again for us. We would love to return the favor in Boston and show him around, though we aren't sure what rivals Iron Bru or haggis in the States!
Douglas Family, USA
Rosslyn Chapel & Hadrians Wall I just wanted to drop you a line to say thanks to Steve for taking us on a brilliant trip to Rosslyn and Hadrians Wall earlier this week. His commentary was amazingly informative and hugely entertaining...even the weather was glorious! I look forward to returning north of the border again, and won't hesitate in using your company to explore more of what Scotland has to offer. Best wishes.
Loch Lomond and Glengoyne Whisky My husband and I decided to choose Tour 2. Our guide and driver was Rose. This wonderful woman was unigue: she was proficient in driving a minicoach and careful. Her story-telling about Scotland and its history was with love and warm to her native land-Scotland. The tour was amazing. We are very big fans of Scotland-last year we explored Edinburgh. This trip helped us to know more about your wonderful country. Thanks a lot to Rose. She was wonderful.
I have recently returned to the US after 3 wonderful weeks in Scotland. I had scheduled 3 tours with Heart of Scotland Tours. Due to the time shift I slept through the Monarchs tour, but the Rosslyn and Alnwick tours were great! I was blessed with Steve as the tour guide for both these tours. His stories came from the heart and I was virtually in tears after his story of Robert the Bruce. Steve took the time to interface with each and everyone on his tours. He was kind and attentive to questions and desires of all members of his group. His wry sense of humor was great as he shared stories of his life in Scotland. He really brought the Scotland Experience to his tours. This was especially appreciated as I had recently discovered through tracing my family tree that I have Scottish roots! Aye! Steve is an asset to Heart of Scotland. I wish him the best and hope his life is blessed in numerous ways.
We have had THREE amazing tours! Just wanted to say thanks. Andy took us to Lindisfarne and Alnwick. The next day when a bad accident derailed our planned tour to Loch Ness, another Andy brilliantly took us to Oban and Kilchurn (my favorite castle of all, maybe). Then the next day Steve gave us a wonderful trip to Rosslyn, Hadrian's wall and more. These men were all funny and kind and super smart, and when I come back to Scotland you can bet I will contact you for more tours.
I just wanted to drop you a line to say how FANTASTIC our tour to Loch Ness was, my friend and I went recently. From start to finish it was one of the best tours we have ever been on. Our guide Colin was outstanding; he was so knowledgeable yet made the day fun and exciting at the same time. We learned so much about the places we visited, in fact whilst at Glencoe I felt like we had travelled back in time and were a part of the history being told to us..absolutely magical. Thank you all for making our short stay so wonderful - I am recommending your tours to everyone I meet and will definitely come on another tour with you when I am next in Scotland.
J Stone, UK
Hi - I'd like to give some feedback about the Loch Ness tour my wife and I participated in on. We actually started the day with a different tour company but our bus developed some problems. Fortunately, our guide arranged for 4 of us to join a similar tour with Heart of Scotland Tours and introduced us to our new guide Rose. We were grateful for her hospitality and enjoyed our tour. She was really nice, made us feel very welcome and entertained us with a perfect mixture of background information and storytelling, supported by several soundtracks. Altogether, we would really recommend this tour and especially Rose as a guide.
Hi, This is my feedback about the tour I had to Loch Ness. Actually I booked a Loch Ness and Highlands tour with a different tour company but within an hour the driver informed us the bus was having problems and that's then when we met Rose of the Heart of Scotland tour company. She was really nice and invited us onto her coach as there were a couple of spare seats. I am really happy with the service she provided. She is not only a very good driver, but an excellent storyteller. She took care of every passenger and even though we came from a different tour she made us feel very welcome and guided the entire trip. I would really recommend this company and Rose who made the entire tour a charming one.
Hi there! Our family spent a week in Edinburgh and spent a day on a trip up to Loch Ness. Our guide was Steve. We would like to say that our day spent in the Highlands with Steve was the best day of our entire holiday! The trip was exciting and interesting and he kept us spellbound for the 13 hours we were on it! Steve is an informative and entertaining guide, as well as being a born storyteller. He was also so kind to us and our 2 children. We loved every minute of the tour and will always remember it. There is so much we could say about all that we saw and heard, it was all fantastic!! Please convey our sincere thanks to Steve for providing us with such a memorable experience. Sincerely,
Michael and Marion, South Africa
We took two tours with Steve as our guide. He did an excellent job and made our tours special. His narratives were dramatic and very well done. To me he is the perfect representative for Scotland! We were extremely impressed and learned a lot about Scotland from Steve. Please give him our thanks for a fantastic time in Scotland!
W Parris, USA
I would to thank to Steve, who is very good guide & driver at the same time. He knows how to tell the great history of Scotland & it's heroes and how to make a warm atmosphere between tourists. Please convey my hello; I went to Loch Ness and cannot forget that day in all my life.
Thank you guys!
We wanted to thank you very much for the tours while we were in Scotland. Your tour guides were terrific and we enjoyed every minute of both of these trips. Tim, as is obvious, is a very gifted story teller and we found him most delightful. We were also very impressed with Steve's easy going and leisurely pacing. All in all it was fabulous and we were grateful to be able to enjoy two very different areas of Scotland.
Just wanted to let you know what a terrific ambassador tour guide Andy is for your company and country. Not only is he extremely knowledgeable about the history of Scotland, but he is incredibly fun and funny in the way he delivers the information. It was a great trip and I can't wait to come back! Kindly extend my sincere thanks to him.
Ps He really should have a printout of the playlist of songs he plays on the tour. They're great!
I would like to thank Steve and Heart of Scotland Tours for a captivating day to Loch Ness and the Highlands. Steve's gift for engaging storytelling is an experience not to be missed.
We were on the Alnwick tour with Andy this past Sunday and wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed it. Andy brought tour guiding to the level of an art form. He was well informed, funny, and exceptionally gracious. This was the best day of our whole trip. We are planning on coming back to Scotland to do the five day tour with him next summer.
E Freedman, USA
I had a great time on the Wizards tour today. Andy was a fantastic tour guide. He gave us a lot of history and had a fun way of explaining it.
Thanks so much for showing me around the UK.
we had wonderful time on your tour with guide Andy. He was a very good entertainer and magnificent story teller; even my teenage daughter listened with pleasure and learned a lot from him as well as we adults.
We did the trip during our first visit to Scotland. My daughter even made a short poem about Hamish:
“Hamish is a hairy coo, He has a nice hair doo, He has a girlfriend Heather, She is sore like the weather”.
We hope we’ll have the opportunity to visit Scotland again and do another one of your tours.
Best regards to Andy from faraway Croatia.
The Pavlovic Family, Croatia
Thanks for am amazing private tour to Loch Ness and the Highlands. Steve made this a truly memorable day. It was the best guided tour we have ever been on.
T Sire, Norway
Steve was awesome and we had a great time on our tour. He truly is a fabulous story teller and we have been telling lots of friends and family about him. Keep up the great work with your tours and be sure to tell Steve we loved our day with him.
Just wanted to say what an excellent tour we had to Rosslyn and Hadrians Wall. Thank you to Dave, an excellent and funny guide.
May I take this opportunity to congratulate your company on such excellent tours. Took the Highlands one day tour (Loch Ness) and reallly enjoyed it. The tour guide, David, gave excellent commentary and was helpful and friendly. Well done. Will recommend your tours to friends.
R White, Australia
The tours were fantastic! We enjoyed both of them. The tour guides/drivers were excellent and Colin and Dave were wonderful. We loved the Heart of Scotland Tours and we were glad we chose this company. Scotland is so beautiful.
My friend and I visited Scotland for the first time and we did four Heart of Scotland tours: Rosslyn & Hadrians Wall with Dave, Stirling Castle and Loch Lomond with Simon, Alnwick Castle with Jamie, and Loch Ness with Andy. These tours were completely amazing and a fantastic way to see a lot of famous sites for a reasonable price. The guides were informative and friendly. This was the trip of a lifetime thanks to Heart of Scotland.
Dave was the most amazing tour guide you could ever ask for. He played great music, told funny stories, sang for us, and even helped me try to climb the tree at Sycamore Gap! Couldn't ask for more. His friendly Borderland attitude about life was infectious, and I completely fell in love with the Borders as a result.
Thank you so much!
I just wanted to let you know what an outstanding time I had on your tours.
Steven was the guide for two and Dave the other. They were both extremely friendly, informative and entertaining and it was a pleasure to talk with them about Scottish history that I am so very much interested in. I highly recommend Heart of Scotland Tours to anyone wishing to see the most beautiful and interesting sights in Scotland and Northern England as well as enjoy the company of highly professional and courteous guides.
On my next holiday to Scotland, I will surely be taking the tours I didn't have time to on this visit.
Thanks very much!
M Mongiovi, USA
Firstly, I wanted to thank you for all your help and assistance with my trip preparation. You were flexible, understanding, and fast to reply.
Next, the trip....I just wanted to inform you that this was the BEST 3 BUS days in our lives!!! Without exaggerating, I think it really changed our lives. Everything was perfect, and I have never smiled continously during 3 days like that.
Bill is the BEST guide, unbeatable, generous, humorous, knowledgable, passionate, talented. My husband and I have fallen in love in Scotland and you can count on us to return this again and again and again!!!
Lots of love and thank you all very very much.
Priscilla and Frédéric, France
I want to thank you for a very well organised trip. Everything worked out exactly as we wanted. We were more than happy with our driver, George. He added a lot to the experience by being very helpful and by being more of a guide than a driver.
You could not have gotten better PR in Sweden - we are now 18 ambassadors for your company in Sweden!
So: Thank you very much and a very BIG thank you to George
I just wanted to provide feedback on the brilliant tour we had with Bill to the Highlands. Bill's passion for his homeland is infectious. His story telling takes you to the time and the moment that he is talking about. He loves cows like most of us love chocolate, he is warm, funny and educational. We had an awesome tour with him and will be back to scale Ben Nevis on his repeated recommendation!
C Plowes, England
We would like to express our delight for the pleasant time we had with Bill during our tour to Loch Ness. Bill's knowledge, narrating ability and good sense of humor, made our day a very pleasant one.
Myrto, Nektaria, Alexis, Antonis & Miltos, Greece
I wanted to tell you how much my wife and I enjoyed our Loch Ness and the Highlands tour during our first-ever trip to Scotland. Our driver and guide Jamie was top-notch and made the day a magical and educational experience. We hope to get back to Edinburgh someday and we will definitely take another tour!
Devin and Wendy, USA
We would like to thank you very much for the Loch Ness day tour! Above all, we want to thank our tour guide Bill. He made the day wonderful because of his very professional, friendly and helpful manner. He gave us a truly interesting and unfogettable experience.
Susan & Enrico, Germany
I just want to say that I've been back from Scotland for a little over a month now and I still can't stop wishing I was there. We took 3 day tours. All of them were great. Bill is an AWESOME tour guide. He makes me want to learn more about the history of Scotland. He has me and my husband addicted to Runrig's song "Loch Lomond".
Thanks for the recommendation of their music! Also I love Hamish. He is so cute! Thank you for the wonderful tours. I've already recommended you to several people. I hope to be back someday!
Thank you for a wonderful day. I absolutely loved your tour to Loch Lomond, though the weather was blustery. The short walk we had was amazing! I felt as though I had experienced a little bit of real Scotland. Andy was a great guide.
I wanted to let someone in your company know that we had Colin as our tour guide both days and he was excellent! Knowledgeable, personable and had a good sense of humor. We learned so much about Scotland from him. His choice of music that he played for us was great as well.
Since we spent 2 out of our 4 days in Edinburgh with him, he really contributed to the good time we had there. We left Scotland with a wonderful impression of both the country and the people in it thanks to Colin.
We will recommend your tours to anyone who goes to Scotland!
Hello Carolyn and Nick,
As I'm back home again I wanted to give you some feedback.
All five tours were very well organized and guides (Simon on Tour 5, Andy on Tour 2, Colin on Tour 3, and Iain on Tours 4 + 1), gave lots of information about the places to be visited and also about the history of Scotland. I liked all of their very entertaining stories!
The setup of the tours is perfectly suitable to get an overview of what Scotland has to offer - especially for somebody like me, who was visiting Scotland for the first time.
Thanks a lot to you and the guides for a row of wonderful experiences! I'll certainly will recommend the tours to friends, who are intending to visit Scotland!
Carolyn and Nick,
Just wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you again for putting together the distillery tour. My friends and I had a wonderful, wonderful time. We loved all of the distilleries and thought James was an excellent and informative driver. You all certainly made our trip absolutely perfect.
Many thanks for everything!
My sister and I had a wonderful experience last Sunday with Andy to Loch Ness - thank you very much.
The tour was really worth 5 stars!
Simona Vaitukaityte, Lithuanuia
We had Andy as our tour guide on Tour 2. He was very entertaining and informative. More than happy to answer any questions and keep the crowd entertained on the drives. I would certainly recommend this company to others.
I took 2 tours, one with Bill and the other with Iain and they were both fantastic! Bill and Iain were extremely knowledgeable and excellent storytellers! I must say Iain was a riot! I will definitely book with your company again when I come back to Scotland.
Just wanted to say thanks so much for such a fabulous time on my recent stay in Edinburgh ... I took your Rosslyn & Roman Border tour and it was fantastic. The driver was hilarious, witty and full of local information and played great music in between times. Really loved it and would certainly recommend your tours and go on them again myself on my next visit.
Nikki Moore, New Zealand
I thought I would take the time to thank Heart of Scotland for their excellent bus tours they provided us when we visited two weeks ago. The buses were excellent, both small and comfortable to provide a "family" feeling with the other passengers. All the drivers were extremely knowledgeable and we could tell they were all passionate about their country.
Please pass on our thanks to Andy, Simon and, most importantly, Bill as we had him as our guide for 2 of the 4 days. So of course we got to see the true "Scotsman" in him. All were very kind, considerate, and answered any questions we had, We have already recommended your guide service to others as the value is well worth it.
Thanks and keep us the excellent work!
Stacy & Candis Whitrick, Canada
Me and my sister were just talking about our recent trip to Scotland. Although it is almost a month since we’ve come home, we decided that we have to send an e-mail to let you know that we had such a marvellous time on all of your one day tours.
All the guides we had – Bill, Iain, Andy and Colin – were great. We will highly recommend your tour company to everyone travelling to Scotland. And when we come back to Scotland, we will definitely book tours with your tour company.
Katja and Andreja, Slovenia
Myself and three friends went on Tour #3 and just wanted to let you know what a great time we had on the tour, led by Simon. The tour was both well done and informative and Simon's sense of humour along with his flair for "storytelling" made the tour memorable and unique.
The hike along Hadrian's wall was certainly a highlight of our entire holiday! We will highly recommend Heart of Scotland Tours in future.
Christine Bezruki and Krista Barclay, Canada
Back in Brussels, I want to express my great satisfaction about your services and special thanks to your drivers-guides Andy, Colin, Bill, Simon and Neal, they were all perfect. I will surely come back again.
Josiane Colle, Belgium
Andy did a fine job as our driver and guide for all 4 of our tours. He was really great and I just ordered two of the Para Handy books he told me about. Thanks for a great vacation.
Janice Schroeder, USA
Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our tour. Bill, our tour guide, was really excellent. His knowledge of the history, geology, and environment of the Highlands was very thorough. His storytelling was also outstanding.
Thanks again for a great tour of the Highlands.
Robert Beggs, USA
My apologies for the delay in sending this email...just home from visiting family and friends.
I would like to thank you and your tour bus drivers for a most wonderful insight to Scotland and The Borders. All the drivers were very informative and helpful...and funny. I would recommend your company to anyone traveling to Scotland, and have recommended it to friends who live there. I plan on another holiday to Scotland and will take all five tours this time.
Again, thank you ever so much for the wonderful time!
Last week my parents and I joined Iain our guide on Tour 1 to Loch Ness and western Scotland. Iain made the trip most enjoyable! His knowledge of Scottish history, culture, even geology, made our trip informative, entertaining, and simply fun. He obviously knows his business and enjoys his work and made our a day a real pleasure.
Many thanks to him for making our day so enjoyable!
Just wanted to let you know that we had a GREAT time on our tours. Bill and Andy were just so much fun to be with. We will surely use your tour company again when we visit your beautiful country again. I've always said being a tour guide in Scotland would be the best job in the world. You are very lucky!!!!!!!
Barbie Von Tersch, USA
We just returned from Scotland, happy and full of exciting impressions. I want to thank you for your good organization of the tours. The buses were excellent, but above all the drivers were always kind and helpful and informative. Special thanks go to Bill, who gave excellent comments and introductions on our tour to Rosslyn, Melrose and the Distillery.
Eberhard Kross, Germany
I did the Alnwick Castle and Rosslyn Chapel tours. Bill and Colin were my tour guides, and they were absolutely fantastic. I could really tell they love Scotland, which made me love Scotland. The two days I spent on the tours were the best of my trip. I also want to note that I am very impressed with the customer service. Your company is very professional and courteous, and it was a pleasure to use your tour company. I will highly recommend you.
We had a wonderful day on the Loch Ness tour with Colin our driver & guide. He told us lots of great stories which we have bought home with us to Australia. We would certainly recommend your tours to our friends.
Carolyn & Bernie Mack, Australia
We had a great trip to Edinburgh and we really enjoyed the private tour with Andy through your beautiful country.He is a very good driver, very friendly and he told us a lot of things about the country and your history. Very entertaining!
Thanks again and I will certainly advise people to go on one of your trips.
Nicolien Dekkers, The Netherlands
I just wanted to let you know that my sister and I did this tour on Saturday just gone, and had such a wonderful time, i wanted to thank you all for it. Bill, our tour guide, was just FANTASTIC and he really is the reason why the tour was just that extra special. He knew so much about Scotland, but the way he told his stories about Scotland, was just magic.
My sister, who isn't into history much, was enthralled listening to him and we just wanted him to keep talking! The places that you stop at also, were just perfect. We loved your tour, and will recommend it to everyone that is heading up that way. So glad we picked yours!
Thanks very much again and please pass our thanks onto Bill also!
We had a wonderful time with Bill. He quickly realised what we wanted from our tour and tailored our trip for us. Our granddaughters had a great time. Bill knew just what to say to keep their interest up. Eleven and thirteen year old girls have the attention span of a flea. If I ever know of someone traveling to Scotland I most definitely will recommend your tour service!!
Warren and Joanne Anglin, USA
We just wanted to say a massive thank you for giving us such a wonderful experience on your Loch Ness and Legends tour yesterday. The scenery was breath-taking and our tour guide Bill was amazing - his enthusiasm and story-telling were simply brilliant. He brought the history to life. It was a most magical experience and we can't wait to return.
Well done Bill, we highly recommend you!
North Berwick Girls, Scotland
Dear Nick and Rose,
We were on a one day tour to Loch Ness with Rose. Perhaps it was the faerie folk from the glen that contrived for us to have Rose as our guide. The tour was like entering the magical world of 'One Thousand and One Nights'. She kept us enthralled the entire time with one tale after another. We found her very knowledgeable about the local history and the folk lore of Scotland. However, it was her own understanding and passion for the subject that made us empathize with the brave and patriotic Scots.
All the best for the New year and rest assured we will recommend your tour to our friends who are planning a trip to Scotland!
Pankaj and Manisha Birla
I wanted to thank you again for the great tour on Sunday. My dad and I had a wonderful and memorable time touring with John. I will definitely return to the Highlands.
Thanks again, I will refer any of my friends who visit Scotland to ‘Heart of Scotland Tours’
I just had to write to thank you SO much for such a wonderful private tour. You were so great to deal with and our driver/guide Bill was AMAZING. Any person who can make me laugh at 9 in the morning is good! He was really great - funny, informative and flexible when we got a little off schedule and lunch took a little too long. (I have been on tours where the guide gets hysterical and treats everyone like two year olds!)
Bill was GREAT. I can't tell you the number of good comments I heard from my family and friends about the tour in general and about Bill specifically. Everyone had a wonderful time and I really can't thank Heart of Scotland tours and Bill enough!
I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed the Loch Ness and the Highlands Tour. By the time we hit our first rest stop, I realized how much I appreciated being in a small coach. We didn't have to wait in huge lines for food with tons of other people eating at the same place, for one thing!
The smaller coaches made it feel much more personal, and helped me feel less like one of the mass, a faceless tourist. I loved how much I was able to learn about Scottish history and folklore from our guide, who was incredibly knowledgeable and wanted to share that knowledge with us.
Another thing I absolutely loved was the music that was played. So much thought went into it, to select specific songs based on what we were seeing or the part of the country we were in. I appreciated being able to hear traditional and contemporary music beyond the bagpipes we traditionally associate with Scottish music (though I do love hearing bagpipes!). It was so beautiful to hear that music while looking at the misty terrain and lochs. The tour is definitely worth the price. Thanks for a great time in the highlands and all of the little details that make your tour wonderful.
We went on your Loch Ness and the Highlands tour last Saturday and thoroughly enjoyed it. My mum found it very comfortable and enjoyable, given the distance, her age and mild disability. Our tour guide Rose was excellent and very helpful, polite and friendly.
We look forward to joining her other tours next time.
With best wishes,
Chetana Kallappa, UK
We made the "Alwick Castle and the Viking Coast" Tour: Magnificent. Thanks a lot overall to our super Guide TIM. He's a great storyteller, kind, smart and very very agreeable. How much we enjoyed? A lot! Wonderful places and wonderful crew!
Thanks again, see you soon.
Just want to congratulate you on the fine gentleman, Andy who served as my tour guide on your Tour 2. Not usually a fan of guided tours, preferring to go it on my own, but Andy made this tour one of the exceptions. Andy's knowledge and humor, made this one of the memorable trips during my 5 weeks in Europe.
B.A. McIver, USA
Just wanted to say that my friends and I did the Loch Ness tour last weekend and it was fabulous! Our tour guide was Rose and she was by far the best guide we had ever had on a trip! She kept us entertained with interesting stories the entire time!
Kat, Czech Republic
I just wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful experience on the three tours we booked. It gave us a quick overlook of three different areas of Scotland. Bill and Rose were our drivers and they were both wonderful storytellers and very knowledgeable about the history of the places we visited. I would highly recommend your tours to anyone else. Thank you!!!
A rather belated note to say thank you very much for a fantastic trip last Friday.
My friend & I chose the Loch Ness and the Highlandstour & we were delighted with it for 3 main reasons: the pace & structure of the tour, the pricing in the brochure was accurate unlike one of your main competitors(!)-and lastly, but definitely not least-our tour guide/driver Marty.
Hi Carolyn and Nick,
I just thought I would drop a quick line (now that I am back from travelling) and say what a great time we had on the two tours with your driver, Colin. He was very personal, informative and clearly passionate about his homeland Scotland. We enjoyed Colin's stories and facts. How he remembers all those dates amazes me. Great job Colin.
Thanks for a memorable tour. Hopefully I will back to see more of your beautiful Country soon.
Andrea, Omar, Neil and Fay, Australia
We booked the Rosslyn and Hadrians Wall and I just wanted to thank BILL for a wonderful day trip! The locations were amazing!! I enjoyed every minute! With his great stories and his lovely way to tell them Bill made the time fly by! He would've made a great bard back in the mediaeval ages! ;o)
I now regret that I missed taking a picture with him... So thanks again for one of the best days in Scotland!
We wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our tour on Saturday. Rose, our driver/guide, was simply excellent. I was so happy that she had the baby seat already installed in the bus when she arrived. Our daughter was a perfect angel.
It really did work out well for us and the other 27 people on the bus, baby-wise. We also enjoyed the Loch Ness boat tour. Turns out the guide who spoke to people in the below deck was doing research work with MIT. My husband and I are both technical geeks. This man had real information. We were expecting a tacky boat cruise to be honest, and came away with a scientific research angle. Very interesting and informative.
Only the Best,
After having spent last week in Scotland, I have to say that the most enjoyment I had was on the tours with Colin (Rosslyn and Hadrians Wall, and Loch Ness and the Highlands). He was incredibly knowledgeable, genuinely friendly and generally awesome!!! He felt like an old friend within the first hour of meeting him and treated us with the most amazing warmth. You could feel his passion and excitement for Scotland, and it was so infectious!
The country is beautiful and the tours are incredible. The timetable was excellent, and all of the stops showed new and amazing facets of Scotland's majestic beauty. I have never been so satisfied with a tour or a tour guide.
I plan on returning to Scotland in the near future to relive the great experience and share it with new people. One thing is for sure though, I will be calling ahead to find out which tours Colin is guiding. I couldn't imagine seeing the country with any other guide!
Thank you so! much!!!
My family and I booked the Loch Ness and the Highlands tour. Our driver cum tour guide was Bill. I must give my compliments to him for a wonderful day of travel on the Scottish highlands, full of fun, soaked with history & scottish culture, accompanied with scottish folk music played over the stereo.
Bill made our day truly memorable, through his deep involvement into every aspect of the tour, while taking care of the pasengers. His story telling ability, (amazing! history comes alive), his love for ecology with vivid description of landscape surrounding us (beautiful lochs & hills, cascading waterfalls) together with sunshine & highland drizzles, helped us to enjoy scotland's natural beauty at it's best.
My friends from India, have expressed a desire to travel to Edinburgh & be a part of Heart Of Scotland tour, with Bill as the tour guide after hearing from us. I have taken several sight seeing tours & have seen many a tour guides both in India, Europe & USA, but none can match Bill's calibre.
Please convey my best wishes to Bill.
Thanks & Regards...
P.K.Roy Chowdhury, India
Wanted to tell you that the Loch Ness day tour with our guide Bill was really great! I've visited Scotland this week for the first and for sure not the last time in my life :-)
He did such an excellent job in telling us stories about your country, your history, your tradition. I come from Austria and we have a lot of history, but, not as "alive" or "deep" as you have it in your country. So, now back home I'm already thinking about my next Scotland holiday :-)
I would like to thank you for your help with the above conference. It was great I would like you to says thanks to Tim, as he was superb.
Once again many thanks.
Anne Ormston, Scotland
awesome time on sunday. Mom and i really enjoyed our time on the tour. Solid guide, solid route, great value. Much apreciated.
Just wanted to let Heart of Scotland know that we thought our tour with driver Andy was superb! His ability to both entertain and educate (and drive, all at the same time) made the tour feel authentic.
We liked hearing the Scottish version of history, laced with plenty of well-placed humor. Thanks for a great time in the Highlands with a real live Scot.
Ken and Laurie Pitts, USA
I live in the Highlands and had a friend from South Africa who has never been to Scotland travelling with me on your Loch Ness Tour last month. I must tell you it was a very enjoyable tour.
Our driver was George and he made the day for us with all his knowledge of Scotland and his personal attention to all on the trip.
Thank you very much.
I took your Hadrian's Wall and The Borders tour and it was fantastic!
Bill is an amazing guide, I don't know how he multitasked being entertaining, informative, providing the exactly right background music AND being a great driver all at the same time!
I had no idea I would learn so much history, as well as tidbits about the countryside. I raved about your tour at the hotel we stayed at in Edinburgh, and I can't wait to come back and take another of your tours. And Bill, you were right about that Stone of Destiny!
I was on the Spirit of Scotland tour yesterday. Loved it. I just wanted to tell you what a wonderfull job our driver Bill does with great narration, humour and professionalism. Half of the credit for an enjoyable day goes to Bill.
C Gélineau, Canada
My daughter and i took a tour yesterday to Loch Ness and the Highlands with George Shanks. He could not have been a better host for our tour. He was amazingly well informed, funny and fun! I would like to convey my enthusiastic appreciation of the time he spent showing us a brief insight into Scottish history and legend.
I wanted to let you know what a BRILLIANT time we had with George (our guide) on our tour. What a great day. George was charming, polite, attentive, SO INFORMED, amusing... and he has cute knees!!! The 12 hour tour of Scotland is one of the highlights of our 10 day trip.
Thank you SO MUCH for the experience. (And pass on our thanks to George).
Gillian and Graeme
Just want to say a big thank you to Bill and Colin who took us on the Spirit of Scotland tour. For a first visit, the tour captured so much of the essence of Scotland. It included everything from history and scenic views to great malts and great fun. It was truly a day to remember and a fantastic idea for a tour.
John and Sally Funnell, England
Thank you so much for your e-mail. My family had a delightful time in Scotland and England. We agree that the most enjoyable part of the trip was your bus trip to the Scottish Highlands. You have such a beautiful country. We hope to someday return to see it in the summer. Your comments on the trip were very informative and enriching. You obviously have a deep love and respect for your homeland.
Jim Edmonson, USA
Here we are, back in Geneva, remembering with pleasure our great tour to the Loch Ness!
I'd like to thank you and both driver-guides for the pleasant and most interesting day we spent together. Our Head Master came with us this year and he also appreciated our stay in Scotland very much, so we might be able to organize it against next year... and we'll definitely contact you again.
Many thanks and kind regards.
just wanted to drop a note about my recent trip. Had a fantastic day with the other tourists and our guide John. I was particularly impressed with John's knowledge of the local history, not just at each stop, but along the way. I would recommend this trip to anyone who hasn't yet visited the Highlands.
I took the Loch Ness and have to say it was a fantastic day.
Colin, our guide, was quick witted, knowlegeable, patient, friendly and very entertaining. The countryside was stunning and the narration along the way nothing less than terrific. I can't say enough good things about it. Just a perfect day.
I've fallen for your gorgeous and welcoming country and look forward to getting back to see more of it soon.
Many thanks to Colin for a great tour!
Jenny Petersen, Switzerland
This is in appreciation of a fine trip to Glencoe, Loch Ness and back with John. It was a great one.
Murali Gopal, India
A quick note to express our appreciation for the extraordinary tours "Heart of Scotland" provided for us during our recent visit to Scotland. It is never easy to shop for a tour company from across the ocean, but your website made this process quite simple with its abundance of information, excellent graphics, and attention to details.
Our private tours with Bill were incredible. Not only were they exactly the itinerary we requested, but Bill was an amazing guide. He made everyone instantly feel at home and the stories he told us during our travels were not only accurate in detail, but reflected the true beauty of Scotland's history and landscape. Bill even managed to impress our teenage daughters - and that is saying alot!
Our tours were the highlight of our weeks in Scotland and I will gladly recommend you to our family and friends who may have the pleasure of a visit. See you on our next trip to Scotland!
Christine MacFarlane, Canada
My friend Raimis and I were fortunate to catch the tour to Loch Ness on Saturday. It was an extraordinary experience! We were blown away by Bill, our driver. With his story telling ability and his scientific knowledge, it was like going to the theater with a constantly moving scenery. An amazing tour guide and I have told EVERYONE back here in the States to request him when they go to Scotland.
Thank you for the truly five star tour.
My Husband and I just wanted to let you know that we were both extremely impressed with the outstanding quality and high standard of the three guided tours we chose to do. The knowledge of each of the guides was impressive, of an extremely professional and high standard, and the way in which each of the guides delivered the information was fun and interesting. You have a fantastic team working for the company, and I wish you all every success for the future. We hope to revisit Scotland sometime in the future.
Rachael McCaughey & Sean Sullivan
Just a note to thank you for a wonderful tour last Tuesday, our driver / guide made the whole day a very educational & entertaining experience and added to our enjoyment of a great few days in Edinburgh.
Just wanted to say what a fabulous one day tour I had with you to Loch Ness. My driver was "Bill", the best storyteller I have ever heard! He has such a passion for Scotland and its people which he brilliantly shares with everyone. We were hanging on his every word! He is a credit to your company and to Scotland! I went home having been given a "heart for Scotland" and can't stop talking about it! I've bought lots of books, I'm learning its history and I'm planning another holiday to Edinburgh with my daughter from Australia.
Thanks again for a wonderful day beyond all my expectations!! Keep up the good work...
Joy Brewster, England
I just wanted to thank you and yours for the wonderful tour I took the other day. The guide Colin was very knowledgeable, funny, and a great story teller. I had a wonderful time. The highlands and Loch Ness are absolutely amazing. I only regret that I could not go on more during my short tour of Scotland.
Thank you for the wonderful time and hopefully I will be able to return.
Thank you for an incredible time. We had the Loch Ness tour with Colin. It was a highlight and one of the most memorable parts of our trip. He was terrific. Please convey to him our thanks and that the original artist of Different for Girls was Joe Jacksion.
Best wishes for your continued success. See you next time.
Robert, Julie, Ben & Hannah
Wanted to convey to you how much we enjoyed our tour on Friday with Bill to Rosslyn and Roman Border! It was the highlight of our weekend in Scotland!
This was a very family friendly tour! Our guide, Bill was wonderful! He is a fantastic storyteller, knowlegeable, and we loved his passion when he spoke of Scotland!
We have friends planning a trip to Scotland next month and we will absolutely recommend your tour company to them.
Our private tour of Scotland was absolutely terrific. Andy Middleton was the perfect guide for our family and did a wonderful job keeping my husband and I and our three boys interested and entertained. She became one of the family. Your assistance with the accomodations was great and we enjoyed each of the places we stayed. The Drover's Inn was definitely an experience! We particularly enjoyed meeting and staying with the Drake family at No. 192 in Poblain. The van worked wonderfully and there were simply no problems on the entire trip. Will send pictures soon. Let me know if you would like any more details about any of the places we stayed or visited.
Thanks again for making our trip so enjoyable. Will recommend your company wholeheartedly.
We had the pleasure of taking your Alnwick Castle and the Viking Coast Tour. Wow, what a great experience! This tour set the mood for the rest of our amazing holiday in Edinburgh. I can't thank you enough for putting together such a wonderful tour.
Tim was our driver that day, and did a fantastic job entertaining us. He was truly a pleasure to be around, and such a wonderful wealth of knowledge and help. Please send my thanks to him, although my gratitude cannot be fully expressed through email.
I cannot begin to tell you how beautiful your country is, and I cannot wait to return to Scotland to see the rest of her and take another one of your great tours. Keep up the good work!
Thank you again,
Rich Bernardi, USA
I just wanted you to know that we really enjoyed both tours that we took with your company while we were in Scotland. The one to the Highlands was especially good. Bill was a great tour guide, upbeat, informative, and fun!
My wife and I were on the tour guided by Bill, and we wanted to convey our appreciation for such a fantastic day.
Bill's humor, his knowledge of history and ecology, his fantastic storytelling abilities, and most of all his genuine passion for the land and people of Scotland made the tour the highlight of our holiday.
We will absolutely recommend your tour company to our friends, with the hopes that they also would find such a fantastic guide to enthusiastically introduce them to Scotland.
Tom and Toni McCarthy, USA
Just wanted to let you and your staff know that we had an awesome time on your tour. Tim was our guide, storyteller, entertainer, etc. Our kids, Aidan 6 and Nicole 9, were such troopers during the long day, but Tim kept them entertained - even telling them some ghost stories! We were so entranced by the scenery of the Highlands. We can't wait for our return to Scotland! Thank you!
The Collett Family
We had a fantastic time on the Loch Ness tour. Our driver Tim kept us amused all day and we learned a lot about the history of Scotland. The scenery was amazing and we will definitely be coming back to the Highlands for a longer visit! Please say a special thanks to Tim for his brilliant storytelling and for making sure we had such a good time on our trip.
Sharon and Joanna, England
We wanted to say thank you so much for such a wonderful tour with your company. My huband Peter and I went on the Loch Ness and the Highlands tour with Andy at the start of September and had an excellent time. We found Andy a wealth of knowledge and have honestly NEVER been on a better tour with a better tour guide. We were astounded with Andy's stories and tales of Scotland. He would have to be the best ambassador your country has. We walked off the tour thinking it was absoloutely the highlight of our trip... As Australian Tourists we would highly recommend the tour and the company. Fantastic service all the way.
Melinda & Peter Thomas, Australia
My 13 year-old daughter, 11 year-old son and I was on the Loch Ness and Highlands tour. We loved it. We'd like to express our sincerely thanks to Tim , the best tour guide and driver, who gave us the unforgettable memory of the beautiful Highlands scenery. We were grateful to have him to share his love for Highland, his knowledge about Scotland History, his great taste of music and his humor of telling stories. We also appreciated his extra kind help to us. However, my son had one little comment - "Tim is great except his recommendation of haggis. I don't like it at all" (BTW, it was well cooked, not raw :-) ) Please forward our thanks to Tim.
Suyin, Amber and Derek, USA
Hello -- My sister-in-law and I took your Tour 3 during our visit to Edinburgh. We both wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed the tour and the spirit that Tim brought to the journey. He is a great find and after many other bus tours is the very best. Please thank Tim from both.
Elaine and Suzie, USA
We have just returned from a wonderful holiday in Edinburgh - and I'm already planning the next trip to Scotland. We took two tours with Heart of Scotland and would like to thank Tim, our guide on both tours for a superb time. Great knowledge of history and stories, always helpful and with an eye for details. We learnt and laughed a lot. Please pass our sincere gratitude on to Tim, he made our days. Cheers - and lang may yer lum reek!
Kerstin Eikel, The Netherlands
I can't recommend this company highly enough. Our tour to Loch Ness and the Highlands with Bill was the best tour we have ever had anywhere. And that is due to Bill; he made every moment of the tour both educational and highly enjoyable. His wealth of knowledge--of geology, history, music etc. etc.--and his general love of and enthusiasm for all things Scottish (even haggis!) made this day one of the very best of our vacation. Thanks so much, Bill.
Susan & Steve, USA
We really had a beautiful experience discovering Scotland on the Rosslyn and Hadrians Wall tour thanks to your pleasantness and professionalism. Although we had some difficulties with our English, we understood and appreciated the passion you had for your land. Please, give our greetings to Bill See you soon! We are planning another holiday in Scotland! Siete delle persone splendide, con grande gentilezza d'animo, forte e caloroso spirito di accoglienza. Un grosso bacione alla Scozia!
Lorella e Rossella Giometti, Italy
Our family enjoyed the Rosslyn and Borders tour from Edinburgh. We had a wonderful, fun-filled, educational tour. We would especially like to acknowledge our tour guide, Bill, who was friendly, informative, and truly made our tour exceptional. He is an asset to Heart of Scotland Tours.
Rick and Kathy Peters
I just wanted to thank you for the great experience that my boyfreind and I had while taking your Loch Ness tour last week. The tour guide, Billy, was a wealth of information and we had a great time. None of our other day tour experiences compares to the great time we had using your company. Thank You for making our trip into the highlands such a great experience!!!
We took your Loch Ness and the Highlands tour on Saturday. Bill was our driver. I just wanted to tell you what a great day it was and much of that was due to Bill. His passion for what he does and his ability to do it well made it a wonderful trip. He is the best story teller and really involved us all in the history.
Bob and Polly Wilson, USA
Yesterday 6 of us took the tour with Chris to Loch Ness and the Highlands. It was the highlight of our stay here. Chris was very entertaining and informative. We all feel as if we know so much more about the history of this beautiful country. He even went out of his way to help us with transport information for our flight home. Thanks for providing a great tour. I will recommend you to any of my friends travelling here. We are only sorry we are leaving and can't book another tour, especially with Chris.
Please allow me to express my utter appreciation for the minibus tour to Loch Ness [Nick] we took with Heart of Scotland Tours on 2nd January 2005, which delighted us during our Hogmanay holiday in Edinburgh. Particularly, we would like to convey our sincere congratulations for the professionally impeccable yet amusingly friendly job done by Penny, who was our driver and guide during our tour. It is rare to combine excellency in driving, culture and a friendly way of dealing with customers in just one person. We all felt like journey companions rather than anonymous clients driven around.
Stefano Lupparelli, Italy
I am Christoforos Ioannidis, Greek Cypriot and I went on the one day Loch Ness and the Highlands tour today. Our tour guide today was George and I would simply like to thank you so much for the tour, George was absolutely amazing and very informative. I was so glad that he knew so much about Scottish history, thus enabling us to actually know what we were looking at every time. Overall, I am more than pleased and satisfied by the tour today. Thank you so much.
Christoforos Ioannidis, Cyprus
Thank you Andy for a fantastic tour of the Scottish Highlands on Sunday. LOVED your stories! It was a beautiful day in Scotland and I enjoyed the trip immensely.
Gena Crook, USA
Hello, Just wanted to drop a note saying how much I enjoyed the Loch Ness and Highlands tour, with the driver/guide Tim. Tour was fun, guide was interesting and informative. The trip exceeded my expectations. I will definitely recommend it to my friends.
Hello, My family and I were on the Loch Ness tour with Colin We wanted to let you know that he did an awesome job and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The seamless easy way he intermingled the history of the tour with humor and reflective time, all while driving, was amazing! Thanks for the awesome experience.
Jacki, Blaine, Thaddeus and Sequoia
Nick, Wanted to drop you a note to thank you for a great time on the tour. Andy did a great job and it was everything we had hoped for – except seeing the Loch Ness Monster, of course.
Our family recently booked three private, customized day tours with your company. Shauna was our driver/guide for two days, and Tim was our guide the third day.
All of us wish to thank you and your terrific guides who truly helped us experience the heart of Scotland. We especially want to thank Tim who went so far out of his way for us, missing his own storytelling competition in Edinburgh so that we would not miss Culloden and the Clava Cairns.
His knowledge, enthusiasm, and appreciation of Scotland and her history were infectious. Everyone of us wanted to learn more. When his stories weren't poignant, they had us rollicking with laughter. We, six, agree that the day spent with him was the absolute best day of our entire trip. Please pass along to Tim that we will always remember fondly that 14 hour Friday we all spent together.
I want to say thank you for the nice tour we have had on Saturday. You were very kind and your historic knowledge was 'fantastic!' Hopefully our laughter wasn't too loud and by the way we can cook ;-). Perhaps we will see us again.
I'm writing to let you know how much my friend and I enjoyed the Best of Scotland tour led by Chris. The scenery was breathtaking, especially the view from the hills above Loch Tay, but
Chris's running commentary was probably the best part of the trip for us. He was both witty and informative, making what could have been a long bus ride into a great occasion for learning and laughter.
"I went of the Loch Ness & Highlands tour yesterday and just wanted to let you know that I had the best time I have ever had on any tour in my life. Your guide, "George" was the most personable man and is by far the best guide I have ever had the pleasure to know. He is not only funny, brilliant and witty, but he is also VERY knowledgable in the history and facts about Scotland. I don't know how he is able to remember all the dates and facts but his knowledge was very impressive and extremly interesting and informative."
Patrick MacIntosh, USA
"This was the best tour I have ever been on because it was real and not too 'touristy'. Castle Campbell was the icing on the cake!"
"Four friendly Vikings on a peaceful mission to Scotland would like to express thanks for a beautiful experience, an amazing history and a great sense of humour".
Tom, Annette, Per and Hanne, Denmark
"Thanks for a wonderful tour. I tell everyone I speak to about your tour company and suggest they call you".
H Coleman, USA
"Elise, Jo and myself thoroughly enjoyed ourselves on tour in your country. We all had a great time and have told all of our friends, families and colleagues that it is a 'must see - must do' if they travel in Scotland".
J Atkin, England
I just wanted to write and thank you for a wonderful day trip to the Highlands. My friend Mary Pat and I were your guests in the front seat for last Saturday's journey to Loch Ness. We had a great time, saw some gorgeous scenery, and enjoyed chatting with you during the trip.
And the history of the place--we couldn't have had a better guide! I would have to say this is definitely your calling. Our only regret on the whole trip was that we didn't get a picture with you and the wee red bus! We wish you luck with your expansion plans, and hope to see you when we visit Scotland again.
We took the tour to Loch Ness on Sunday. Our guide was Corrine. I wanted to let you know that she was excellent.
Our University travels to the fringe about every 3 years and because of Corrine, Heart of Scotland Tours name has been added to our recommended list for our next trips company. Please extend our appreciation to Corrine.
"We wanted to say how impressed we were with the Company. Chris was absolutely fantastic. Worth every penny! Thanks".
Amanda, Sam & Steve, England
My niece and I went on two tours with Careen. She was a wonderful guide. She shared her knowldege of history and humor with us all. She is very good with people and different situations. I think she made all feel comfortable and helped all of us to enjoy your lovely country.
Thank you Careen.
Peg Lindblade and Maggie Lopez
I joined the Loch Ness and the Highlands tour with Chris as my guide. I just wanted to say thank you for the fantastic day I had. Chris was very entertaining and his knowledge of Scotland and its history is amazing. Also, I think his poetry reading should become a part of all his tours :) It was lovely. Unfortunately, I only had one day to see virtually all of Scotland and this tour allowed me to see all I wanted and more. I hope to get back to Scotland soon to join another tour soon. Thanks very much Chris! Cheers,
Kylie , Australia
The four tours we had last week were just great. Shauna, Andy, and Bill were enthusiastic and informative, and all seemed very patriotic to the great country of Scotland.
We felt we got a very good taste of Scotland, with its castles, villiages, mountains, lakes, and its beautiful version of the English language. I had no idea that Scotland was so beautiful in the Highlands. It reminded me a lot of Alaska.
Staf Greenwell, USA
Dear Heart of Scotland Tours, I went on Loch Ness and the Highlands tour last Saturday and I am writing to let you know that I had a great time. Our guide George, G-E-O-R-G-E, was fantastic with his knowledge of history, geography, politics and also with his S-P-E-L-L-I-N-G skills. Besides, he made everyone keep smiling all day with his jokes. To sum up, that was the best tour I have ever been and George was the best guide I have ever met. Thanks.
Ozlem Yildiz, Turkey
"We enjoyed every minute of this tour and really appreciated your knowledge of this country and the personal attention given to each tourist."
Mr and Mrs Rajamaran, India
"Nice and relaxed with a well informed guide whoclarified a lot of history for me. Comfortable bus and small tour group was much more personal than normal tours"
I would like to commend you on this tour, it was really magnificent...keep up the good work. One nice thing about a small group tour is that you get to meet and make new friends..."
D Santos, Singapore
"During my holiday in Scotland, I had the opportunity to take tours from several different companies. Heart of Scotland Tours was the best due to the knowledge of the guide about the history and current affairs of the Scots. Also, the tour stopped often so we could admire the scenery and the beauty of the countryside."
Christy Miller, USA
Saludos desde Canary Island. Gracias por el tour, "Neil".
Ana y Anita, Chile
On Sunday we went on the Loch Ness and Highlands tour while holidaying in Edinburgh, We wanted you to know that Careen (our guide) was awesome. It really showed that she had a true passion in the history of Scotland and loved telling stories about it and was very humorous in the way she told them. The actual tour was fantastic, but the tour guide really finished it off to be a great experience and one that we will be recommending to anyone going to Edinburgh.
Lyndon & Bec, Australia
We joined your Loch Ness Tour and would like to tell you that it was fantastic. We enjoyed it very much and the Scottish Highlands are very beautiful. Special thanks to our guide Careen; she was really a very nice guide/driver. Thank you very much for a very pleasurable day.
Kensuke and Mari Matsumoto, Brazil
My parents and I would like to thank you for making our break and my birthday absolutely wonderful. Not only did we enjoy the sights and attractions of the Highlands, but most of all, the excellent customer service of your staff, particularly Chris, our driver and tour guide in one. We really appreciate it.
Wanted to drop you a note to thank you for a great time on the tour. Andy did a great job and it was everything we had hoped for – except seeing the Loch Ness Monster, of course.
Ben Malone, USA
We would like you to convey our thanks to George for a wonderful day out last Sunday on your tour bus. The history and the ancient jokes were great.
Our short stops made the journey more relaxing and interesting and also gave everyone time on the bus to get acquainted. George was by far the best tour guide we have had the pleasure to be with.
Your company is fortunate in having such an educated guide.
Vince and Jenny Dimech