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Having lived in the the highlands for the past 12years & have a passion for Scotland and the highlands. Have always worked with people seeking to meet their interests and needs. The scenery speaks for itself, I can offer a knowledge of Scotlands rich history, culture and folklore. Seeking to provide unique tour experiences for you.
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Inverness, Scotland

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  • Local knowledge and life experience
  • English
  • Professional tour guide
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Mandar
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
This review is actually for December of 2022, but I am unable to select that far back in time. BUT I think it speak volumes to what a great trip we had that I am leaving this review over a year later.

Gordon was a wonderful host and arranged great stops along the way. He showed us some historical sites and had a wealth of knowledge about the surrounding areas. There were 4 us in total and he was able to accommodate us comfortably.

Planning the trip was easy and we were able to say different places we would like to visit and he worked on making it happen. We were a challenging group because it was winter and still very much dealing with COVID restrictions, but he succeeded nonetheless. Then to add more challenges, we needed to adjust the trip due to an extra experience we wanted to add on and he was very flexible there. One of the stops he arranged, ended up being just the 5 of us and the staff which led to a very intimate tasting experience where we left feeling like locals.

All in all, it was a wonderful time and if/when we make it back to the highlands, we plan to book another visit with Gordon. I'm only sorry I did not get this review posted sooner!
Written 26 January 2024
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Leonie H
Perth, Western Australia, Australia68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
This is an amazing site to visit. It must have taken the people who built them a long time because some of the stones are very large. This is a must for all ages. Easy walking.
Written 14 October 2023
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Thanks for feedback and clava cairns certainly is an amazing site as you say Haste ye back Slainte
Written 19 October 2023
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JKHiggison
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023
We had a wonderful day with Carole. We were in Scotland for my father's birthday and she made sure we saw everything we wanted during our single day in Skye, plus brought us to a great local restaurant for lunch!
Written 26 September 2023
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Thanks for kind feedback and glad you enjoy the tour with Carole, Haste ye back slainte
Written 28 September 2023
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Ronald D W
Charlottesville, VA87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Our private Isle of Skye tour out of Fort William with Callum was all we hoped for and more than we could have imagined. Like the prior reviewer, we were on a group tour that included a ferry crossing from Mallaig and then a very brief drive in just the southern part of Skye; it didn't include the iconic sights I most wanted to see. My wife encouraged me to search for a private tour and Gordon, the owner of Grand Tours of Scotland, was extraordinarily helpful and responsive in scheduling one for us even though he personally already was booked with someone else on the day that worked with our group tour schedule. I had confidence in his selection of just the right person to take us and it was the best decision we could have made.

Callum immediately noticed I had my Nikon DSLR camera and deduced, correctly, that I was looking for amazing photo opportunities. From that point on, his primary motivation seemed to be making sure we got to enjoy as much as we possibly could of his beloved Isle of Skye. And, boy, did we!

Almost as much as that, though, we felt we made a great friend with whom we had much in common. We truly regretted parting at the end of our wonderful day with him.

We will book tours through Grand Tours of Scotland and ask Gordon to schedule Callum with us on our future trips to Scotland -- and there WILL be future trips to Scotland!!
Written 24 September 2023
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Hi Thanks for kind comments and so glad you enjoyed private bespoke tour of Skye with Callum and manage to get photos Look forward to your return Haste ye back Slainte
Written 24 September 2023
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a1nJen
Key West, FL14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
We had an absolutely fantastic day with Jim. We toured through the highlands. He took us to Tain as I wanted to visit my family ancestry. The rest of the day we let Jim provide suggestions and take us to places that he thought we would enjoy. My travel tip is book a trip with Jim and let him do what he does best and show you Scotland. He knows the country better and take you to places less traveled. Our day with Jim was our favorite day in Scotland. He is fun and funny! He really listens to you and what you are trying to get out of vacation and find place that you will enjoy. He was on time, polite, fun, and owns a comfortable and clean Audi! If we ever return, we will hire Jim for the full trip!
Written 23 September 2023
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Thanks for kind feedback and so glad you enjoyed day tour with Jim, to Tain north of Inverness. Haste ye back for your multi day trip Slainte
Written 24 September 2023
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L H
Minnesota4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
A group of six needed a ride from Inverness to Edinburgh with a few stops in Cairngorms. Gordon was a delightful guide! The ride was perfect as well as our stops, including a brief hike. We can't say enough about Gordon--delightful, full of local and Scottish facts and lore, comfortable vehicle, flexible and accommodating, good conversationalist. He was also extremely responsive during the booking process. We'd book with him again. Gordon, thank you so much for making our Scotland trip so smooth!
Written 7 September 2023
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Thanks for feedback and kind comments so glad you enjoyed the tour and trip to Scotland Haste ye back Slainte
Written 9 September 2023
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Vic M
New York City, New York, USA63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
We booked Grandtours for 3 days. Gordon communicated with me months in advance and provided recommendations for distillery visits as well as made all reservations for distillery tours. He picked me and my family (4 people) in his spacious van from the Inverness airport. He drove us to all the distilleries (Glenlivet, Cardhu, GlenFarcis to name a few) and on the way gave us a wealth of information about Scotland.

He also accommodated a last minute change and took us to see Loch Ness. Finally Samatha from his team drove us to Edinburgh

Very patient, very helpful, just genuinely very nice !

Highly recommend !!!!
Written 7 August 2023
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Thanks for kind comments glad you enjoyed all three days was pleasure planning and sharing some great drams with you Haste ye back
Written 16 August 2023
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Patrick F
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
My wife and I had sort of an odd itinerary (ferry across from Mallaig for a day on Skye, then bus onwards to Inverness) and it seemed like a private tour would be the best option to make the most of our limited time on Skye. I had no idea how much we would enjoy the tour, though! Many of the group tours we've taken ferry your group to a number of places just to tick the boxes, but give you no real time there to experience the awe and beauty of a place, and Skye is far too beautiful of a place to leave that to chance. Because we started early (ferry arrived at 8:00), we had a full day with Callum, who accommodated even our off-the-beaten-path requests. Callum was incredibly knowledgable and seamlessly interwove history with local lore and, all grounded in his deep family roots in the area. To say he went above and beyond is an understatement. Thanks so much to him, and to Gordon for his professionalism in setting everything up!
Written 7 August 2023
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Thanks for kind comments and so glad you both enjoyed the Skye tour with Callum and we could ensure the tour was bespoke
Written 15 August 2023
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ScottsdaleReviewer
Scottsdale, AZ187 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
If you're looking for a custom tour then look no further than Gordon at GrandTours! Gordon will with with you to create an itinerary that fits your needs precisely. Almost as important his vehicles are new and comfortable. And if you're one of those people that require prompt start times, know that he is the most prompt guide we've ever had the pleasure to work with--often times being 30-45 min early just to be safe. Gordon is just awesome!
Written 27 July 2023
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Was a pleasure customising your bespoke tour and sharing Scotland with you Glad you all enjoyed the GrandTour Haste ye back Slainte
Written 28 July 2023
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Christopher J
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Gordon took us on a fantastic tour of 4 Spyside distilleries with a lovely lunch.

Gordon is fantastic, he is a great driver/guide with an extensive knowledge of the area and distilleries.

We had a lot of fun with Gordon and would highly recommend booking him.
Written 3 July 2023
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Glad you enjoyed your whisky tour in speyside Haste ye back Slainte
Written 6 July 2023
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