My friend had talked about a golf trip to Scotland for some time. Since I've known him for 45 years, I figured I could trust him to make arrangements. He got a list of tours off of the Scottish tourism site and e-mailed away. He narrowed down the responses by their tone and degree of helpfulness. We also wanted a driver. From the beginning he had a really good feeling about Maureen. We wanted to play some nice Scottish golf courses in addition to one famous course. We also wanted to visit some distilleries. Maureen asked what level of accommodations we wanted and offered some choices. So he booked. Enter David.
He was not just the driver, he was our companion and guide. Recently retired from finance, he is now doing what he obviously loves to do, meet and interact with people from all over the world and introduce them to beautiful Scotland. It didn't hurt that he was just a little bit older than us and an avid golfer as well. From ancient Scottish history, to Robert Burns, to golf in Scotland, to historic castles, single malts, the ongoing Libor scandal, there wasn't much he didn't know something about. Move over, Rick Steves!
I usually go on very small preplanned tours with less than 20 people. No buses, no large groups, and definitely no cruise ships for me. This custom, personalized tour was a revelation and convinced me that this was the best way to see a foreign country. The only thing that David didn't "arrange" was the friendliness of the Scottish people we encountered. Having met many British over the years, who are usually friendly but a little reserved, I was surprised at the outgoing nature of the Scots. I wish we could have spent another week.
Maureen seemed to have communicated our interests in a seamless manner with David. No wonder. They've been married for 41 years!
In conclusion, I'm sorry to say that I can only give Cameron Tours 5 stars. That's because Trip Advisor doesn't allow 6 stars!! Go to Scotland with Maureen and David!
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