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Testimonials

Kathy was perfect in our endeavour – Friendly, knowledgeable, flexible, and professional.

My advice to anyone wanting to see the Argyll area as it truly is; do not take a coach tour, use a private guide and driver ……….”

Giles Chavous, Cumming, Georgia

Sylvia,

“I just wanted to let you know that I spoke to the pax and they mentioned that they really enjoyed the trip and that they really enjoyed having you as a guide. The words they used were: encanto, profesional y cercana.
I wanted to thank you for doing such a great job!  Thanks for everything.”
Alex Fuller, Madrid,  Spain

John, I wanted to thank you for an excellent week touring Scotland.  We had a great time and you made the trip special.  We really like learning more about Scottish history from you and seeing the historical sites in addition to playing the wonderful golf courses.   Your van was a perfect size, hospitality wonderful, and it was great fun.   Thanks for making our vacation special.” 

Mark Meyer

Morag, thank you for making our holiday so memorable!  We appreciate all your preparation and planning to make our walk through history so personalized.  These little detours and side trips made it extra special.  You went above and beyond.  Thank you for an unforgettable trip”

Fay and Laura MacKinnon USA

Manuela, Just a quick note to tell you how much we enjoyed our tour of the Borders with you. My mom, Maxine & I are still talking about it – what a fabulous time we had! Thank you!

Monica McCarty, California

 

Les works as a Blue Badge Guide all over Scotland but having made the Isle of Lewis his home he shows an exceptional knowledge of the Outer Hebrides. I had the pleasure to experience an intensive two-day guided tour by Les in preparation for a program which I was to be involved in. Not only did he show me all the interesting and touristy parts of Lewis and Harris but he also gave me most profound background information about the history, geology, economy and any other aspects of island life past and present. This, together with his enthusiasm, his personal touch and his style of guiding made it most pleasurable for me and most certainly also for those who are so lucky to have Les as a guide on a tour of this unique area and/or around this wonderful country.”

Hans  (Germany)

 

Sylvia,

Thanks for providing us such a great tour.  It was fabulous”.

Samuel K Skinner, Illinois, USA

“I spent three wonderful days (& over 600 miles) with Kathy. We toured coast-to-coast from Edinburgh to Inveraray. I requested that she show me the Scotland that SHE loves…& she went above & beyond my expectations!! I would never consider any future tours of Scotland without her involvement. She’s the best!!”

Nancy S Harrisonburg, Virginia

Hi John,

“DuBose and I have returned to our home in California and wanted to thank you again for the delightful tour of your lovely country.  It was such a pleasure to view Scotland through your eyes and to learn so much about its history!  We’re looking forward to returning again sometime soon!”

Warmest regards, Nancy Montgomery

“We are all back at home and agreed throughout our time in London that the highlight of our trip was our time with you Sylvia, and Scotland in general.Thank you for all you did to make the trip so very special.  Scotland completely exceeded my imagination; pictures do not capture it adequately. You’ll be hearing from me again as I, and my friends, continue to explore your country!”

Martha M. Fisher, Columbus, Ohio

Les Mcinulty’s guiding and driving service greatly enhanced the quality of our 2015 Scotland trip. We had a somewhat complex itinerary which was made simple for us under Les’ care. He is a knowledgeable and enthusiastic historian who will simplify the maze of battles and kings or take you as far into Pict, Celtic, and Scottish history as you dare go. We were two couples on our trip and Les paid attention to each person’s interests. He was flexible to changes that presented themselves, and his easy sense of humour made him an enjoyable companion. We highly recommend his services.”

Darrell (California)

Manuela

“Danken moechte ich Dir fuer die sehr gute Begleitung unserer Reise.  Engagiert, kompetent, humorvoll und immer freundlich hast Du uns die Schoenheiten Deiner Heimat gezeigt.  Ich kann das beurteilen, fuehre doch selbst Besucher durch meine Stadt u den Kaiserdom(Koenigslutter, Germany) … schon 50 Jahre, immer noch mit Spass daran, genau wie Du”.. 

W Kraus, Germany

Morag, your guiding skills were wonderful on my recent trip. Your superb efforts in aiding my family’s genealogic quest, your beyond-the-call-of-duty efforts, including pre-trip research and reconnoitring, enabled my short visit to unfold maximally efficiently and productively – as well as being a great deal of fun. Thank you so much!

D Calder, Arizona, USA

‘I look for three things in a tour guide; accurate local knowledge, good value for money and a great attitude. Les ticks all the boxes. The fact that he is originally a Glaswegian means he has a friendly, easy-going disposition. He was able to take me down some of the roads less travelled and I was therefore able to capture some really unique photographs. Highly recommended.

Jim, New Jersey (orig Glasgow)

“Cara Manuela, volevo ringraziarti per la disponibilità e professionalità mostrata nei confronti dei miei ospiti.    Un carissimo saluto”,

Dott. Pietro Armento, Area Manager of Steve Jones srl, Florence region

 

Kathy took us into Argyll for two days to help us find where our family had lived. Her knowledge of the area is amazing. I couldn’t imagine finding anyone that could make a dream come true but she did. Her recommendations were always excellent and she knows all the local people so we got such a warm welcome from everyone. Her patience is also amazing, helping us find the site of tiny villages that no longer exist. You won’t find anyone better. Thanks Kathy”.

Ashland, Wisconsin

We cannot thank you enough John for a FANTASTIC trip to Scotland!  You are an ideal blend of consummate host as well as consummate professional, with a keen knowledge of all things Scottish, endowed with a pleasing and fun personality, and dressed in a kilt.  We will definitely recommend you very highly to our friends and colleagues.  We cannot imagine a tour of Scotland being the best it can be without you leading it!”

Chuck Cole, South Carolina

Morag, I want to thank you one hundred thousand times plus one for making our trip so magical. You really were a wonderful and amazing guide…All the unexpected places you took us to, we would not have known they existed.”

Katie Park & family, USA

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