John Mowbray Scottish Travel & Tours

John Mowbray Scottish Travel & Tours

John Mowbray Scottish Travel & Tours
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Located in the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland, John Mowbray Scottish Travel & Tours is renowned for its exceptional service, offering a range of tailored experiences that have earned prestigious awards. My services encompass bespoke Scottish day tours, executive travel, airport transfers, and guided walking tours of both Edinburgh's historic Old Town and vibrant New Town. Specialising in catering to solo travellers and couples, I pride ourselves on delivering personalised and intimate experiences that capture the essence of Scotland. With a focus on providing a first class service and local expertise, I ensure that every journey with me is unforgettable. Whether you're seeking a custom day tour, seamless airport transfer, or an insightful exploration of Edinburgh's rich history, I am dedicated to exceeding your expectations."
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • samwise9
    Newton, Massachusetts50 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Superb Experience
    John is a terrific guy and a joy to work with. He picked us up at Edinboro and drove us to the Lake District. We stopped at a great restaurant for lunch, which was fun. Then, he picked us up in the Yorkshire Dales, and took us to Seahouses, with another lunch along the way. The next leg was to North Berwick, Scotland, and he was nice enough to allow us to drop our clubs off at the hotel and then drive us to play golf. The last leg was from N. Berwick to the airport, and that was the end of the trip. John was always on time, a great clean car, helpful with bags, a tour guide at the same time and just a fun guy to be with. Highly recommend John.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 8 August 2023
  • Jamie H
    Sewickley, Pennsylvania3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic time!
    John provided transfer (and tour!) services from Edinburgh to Glasgow for our family. He was professional, knowledgeable and had some amazing stops built in. We had such a great time with him learning more about Scotland and all it's beauty! Thanks John!!
    Visited July 2023
    Written 11 August 2023
  • Lauren H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    100% recommend!
    John was absolutely wonderful to work with. We gave him a list of places we wanted to see while in Scotland, and he timed it out and executed the tour perfectly! He knew exactly where to stop for the best photo ops and took photos of us along the way as well. He was friendly, professional, and so accommodating. Highly recommend John Mowbray for your Scotland tour!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 August 2023
  • KEdeKok
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Personal Surprise!
    Around februari I emailed John about an airport transfer from Glasgow to North Ballachulish for a surprise trip for my boyfriend. Since we would arrive early and the ride would take about two hours, I asked if it was possible to do some sightseeing along the way. I also asked if I could confirm the actual pick up times later because I wanted to wait a bit to see if the flying costs would drop a bit. John was absolutely kind and patient with all my requests and held the requested date. Weeks or maybe even months later I finally confirmed my flight details and everything was as promised and more! John picked us up with a name bord at the arrival hall, greeted us with a warm smile and took us to the car. Along the way we had lovely conversations about everything and he showed us a couple amazing views. It was a great ride and I am looking forward to the ride back! I honestly recommend John and will definitely book a transfer with him next time I come to Scotland!
    Visited September 2023
    Written 9 September 2023
  • dianeleewallace
    Los Angeles, California1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don’t hesitate to book John Mowbray
    We used John mowbray on four different occasions while visiting Scotland on a cruise in August. He was always prompt and was exactly where he said he would be when we met him. He was a most pleasant person to travel with and he was a wonderful conversationalist. He was truly interested in our likes and desires while visiting beautiful Scotland. He also asked about our own family and life at home. By the last day it felt like he was family.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 10 September 2023
  • Denise
    Naperville, Illinois7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommend!
    From the beginning, it was a pleasure working with John Mawbry. He was easy to get in contact with and we had great and timely communication in planning, as well as, great conversation, stories, current events and history when we were together on tour or in the car. We used his services for a transfer from St Andrews to Edinburgh, as well as a walking tour of the Royal Mile and a hotel/airport transfer. He was accommodating with itinerary revisions as our plans changed along the way. He is warm and welcoming and I will use his services again when our travels bring us back to Scotland!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 September 2023
  • a1nJen
    Key West, Florida14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great service with John
    We are so glad that we hired John for our transportation needs while staying in Scotland. I highly recommend hiring a driver while in Scotland - as it made our vacation so much better - it took the stress out of driving and navigating through a country that we didn't know. John was so polite and helpful. We appreciated all his help and we learned a lot more about the culture and country by talking to him. He also showed us some really gems in Scotland - places that are a bit of the tourist spots. Highly recommend hiring John!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 September 2023
  • arpling
    Mill Creek, Washington50 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    highly recommend John for either transportation or a tour
    We hired John when we were in Edinburgh in December 2023 on the recommendation of our son's girlfriend who had hired John in the summer while she was there for work. We hired John for 3 trips - to pick us up at Edinburgh airport and drive us to Dalhousie Castle, just outside of Edinburgh, pick us up from Dalhousie to take us to our lodgins on the Royal Mile, and then take us back to the airport at the end of our stay in Edinburgh. John's communication both before, during, and after our stay was timely and clear. In person, John was personable and knowledgeable, providing us a lot of interesting information about the Edinburgh and Scotland. He provided many great recommendations, as well not to waste our time on. He met us inside at all of our locations, including the airport, as well as, carried our bags into and out each. Although we didn't hire John for any tours on this trip, but we have no doubt he would be an excellent tour guide from out time with him. We appreciated that didn't have to wait for an uber or taxi to pick us up anywhere. I would highly recommend John for either transportation or a tour.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 February 2024
  • pablomarsh
    London, United Kingdom124 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Always my first choice - make him yours too!
    John is absolutely fantastic. I’ve had the pleasure of being a passenger and I’ve arranged pick ups for friends and colleagues alike, who have all had nothing but praise for him. If you’re looking for a fantastic tour guide then John is your man… but he’s equally great for airport pick ups, etc. Highly professional, a great rapport with his customers and a top man all round. John is also a first class driver and you feel incredibly safe in his car (lovely car btw). John’s my “go to” whenever I’m in Edinburgh, and I’d recommend him highly. I’m back in Edinburgh in April 2024 and I’ve already reached out secured a booking with John, so I didn’t miss out.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 4 March 2024
  • hchisholmowen66
    Chesapeake, Virginia1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful Experience 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇺🇲
    While visiting Scotland from Virginia, USA we used John's transportation service for a day trip to Edinburgh from Glasgow. Communication was easy, he was informative and gave us helpful advice being first time visitors to Edinburgh. I highly recommend his service.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 18 April 2024
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Fastoy
Southaven, MS266 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
With all the golf tournaments in Scotland during the time we visited Edinburgh, we had trouble arranging airport transfers and tours. John Mowbray Executive Travel & Tours bent over backwards to serve us. He met our group of 7 at the airport and had a van large enough for our American-sized luggage! He had even tracked our flight and realized that we were going to be late arriving.

The next morning he met us at a nearby pub for a walking tour. When he saw our group included 2 children he immediately changed his agenda to include more Harry Potter sites. Miraculously, he organized the walk to be mostly downhill! Seriously, he arranged the steep steps to be taken downhill and the uphill stretches to be on gentle slopes.

The anecdotes he shared during the cemetery visit kept both the old and young entertained.
Written 19 July 2022
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Mary C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
We were able to use John’s services multiple times on our recent trip to Scotland. He was more than accommodating in many ways and he even was able to find a safe car seat for our little one when we realized that ours would not work. By the end of the trip, we really felt like we had made a great friend in John. He was extremely kind and communicative and went above and beyond in making sure that our trip to the UK was as smooth sailing as possible. We can’t recommend John enough to anyone traveling to Scotland!!
Written 24 July 2022
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a1nJen
Key West, FL14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We are so glad that we hired John for our transportation needs while staying in Scotland. I highly recommend hiring a driver while in Scotland - as it made our vacation so much better - it took the stress out of driving and navigating through a country that we didn't know. John was so polite and helpful. We appreciated all his help and we learned a lot more about the culture and country by talking to him. He also showed us some really gems in Scotland - places that are a bit of the tourist spots. Highly recommend hiring John!
Written 23 September 2023
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Adeola C
Dallas, United States7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
I reached out last minute to John to inquire about an Edinburgh tour with my family of 4.
He was he was very flexible and provided us with a few options. We had such a great time exploring Edinburgh for two hours.

One thing that was great about John was that when he saw our tween and young teen children start to lose interest, he modify the tour to keep them excited. We saw all of the landmarks and interesting spots, and he kept us all engaged and laughing at some of the historical facts

He even stopped so that the children could get some gelato at a store nearby!

If you’re on the fence about taking this tour just reach out to John I promise it’ll be a great experience and you’ll have a fun time while also learning historical facts in a one on one setting.

Thank you John for the great tour. We really had fun. Can’t wait to come back and reach out to you to do a different tour with us!
Thank you!
Written 19 July 2023
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Cindy C
King George, VA22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
I booked our airport transfers to/from EDI into Edinburgh city center with John. We were so tired from a long flight and layover, and John was the perfect person to pick us up. He was so helpful, cheerful, and a fantastic conversationalist. He was the energy boost we needed to power through our jet lag. The booking process was simple, meet-up each time was punctual, and every aspect was highly professional. I highly recommend his services.
Written 14 July 2023
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Kevin & Carrie B
Cincinnati, OH4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
John provided us with round-trip transfers from Edinburgh Airport and we couldn't have asked for better service. Prompt, courteous and well-informed he answered our questions and shared interesting sites with us on the way to our hotel. It was much more personalized than a typical airport transfer. There is no way I would use anyone else when traveling in Edinburgh.

Already looking to contact John about an upcoming Whisky Day Tour!
Written 27 June 2021
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arpling
Mill Creek, WA50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
We hired John when we were in Edinburgh in December 2023 on the recommendation of our son's girlfriend who had hired John in the summer while she was there for work. We hired John for 3 trips - to pick us up at Edinburgh airport and drive us to Dalhousie Castle, just outside of Edinburgh, pick us up from Dalhousie to take us to our lodgins on the Royal Mile, and then take us back to the airport at the end of our stay in Edinburgh. John's communication both before, during, and after our stay was timely and clear. In person, John was personable and knowledgeable, providing us a lot of interesting information about the Edinburgh and Scotland. He provided many great recommendations, as well not to waste our time on. He met us inside at all of our locations, including the airport, as well as, carried our bags into and out each. Although we didn't hire John for any tours on this trip, but we have no doubt he would be an excellent tour guide from out time with him. We appreciated that didn't have to wait for an uber or taxi to pick us up anywhere. I would highly recommend John for either transportation or a tour.
Written 1 March 2024
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Denilyn
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
My partner and I hired John to drive us from Edinburgh to Cairnryan so we can take the ferry to Belfast. Pre-travel, the emails were prompt and friendly as well as a fair price. He arrived to the hotel on time and immediately had a kind demeanor as he introduced himself and stated that he’s in no rush so I could finish my croissant/coffee while he took our luggage to his car which was clean and well-kept! The drive was ~2h30m but it did not feel long with the conversations. He shared a lot of his local knowledge and experience about Edinburgh and Scotland so it felt like a private educational tour. He definitely goes above and beyond to make sure his travelers feel safe and comfortable, too. It was a wonderful way to end the Scotland part of our Europe travels!
Written 11 May 2023
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Diana M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
John offers an impeccable tour of Edinburg. He is enthusiastic and his excitement about the town made our time together even more fun. He has many anecdotes about the city which we enjoyed hearing. He knows the town very well being raised in Edinburg. He is polite and gracious and listens to your interests. He manages the time spent together very well. After our tour, he sent us gorgeous photos of some of the sites we visited. Thanks to his expertise, we feel we had a comprehensive overview. We highly recommend John for any travel to Edinburgh.
Written 6 February 2023
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Kathryn
Chicago, IL5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
John put together a fabulous itinerary for me and my boyfriend based on our interests which included the Rosslyn Chapel, Melrose Abbey, Abbotsford House, and Glenkinchie distillery. John is extremely knowledgeable, friendly and professional and shared tons of information with us about Scotland's history and present day throughout our drive to the different locations. It is so nice to get to pick exactly which places and activities you want to see and was great for us as we had limited time in Scotland so we were able to make the most out of our trip. Highly recommend John for all your Scottish adventures!
Written 28 April 2022
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