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Hebridean Explorer - Private Tours

Inverness, Scotland
44(0)7943863292
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Ranked #3 of 29 activities in Inverness
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Owner description: Private Tours around the Scottish Highlands and Hebridean Islands with a Highland guide. Explore the best of the Highlands and Hebrides - stunning... more » Owner description: Private Tours around the Scottish Highlands and Hebridean Islands with a Highland guide. Explore the best of the Highlands and Hebrides - stunning views, dramatic landscapes, ancient and medieval history, Scots Gaelic culture and traditions. John Macdonald, is a native of the Hebridean Island of Lewis and was raised in a Scots Gaelic speaking family. Getting “off the beaten track” and discovering the best of the region is always our aim on all our Highland and Hebridean tours. We design our tours to ensure the right balance between travelling and time spent out of the vehicle exploring the breath-taking and beautiful scenery and discovering the ancient history of the Scottish Highlands and Hebridean Islands. « less
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San Antonio, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

My husband and I, plus two friends, had the great pleasure of taking the "Isle of Skye Explorer" tour this past autumn on a glorious sunny day. It was, undoubtedly, our favorite day of our trip. John is so incredibly friendly and fun and so knowledgeable and passionate about the Highlands. He ably answered all our questions about the history... More

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Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Our tour happened to fall on a day of absolutely wonderful weather, but the breathtaking scenery was all the more meaningful due to John's knowledge of the area - both historically and personally. He was very adept at pacing our tour. We never felt rushed, nor did we feel fatigued at the end, a sign that we were having a... More

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Gothenburg, Sweden
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

John MacDonald picked us up at the B&Bin Inverness and right from the start we had a wonderful experience and service from him. His knowledge, planning and experience on Speyside tour is excellent and informative. He was very amusing and told us many good stories, both funny ones and historic. We highly recommend Johns tour for anyone looking for a... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

My sweetheart and I took two private tours with John in September. Aside from the beauty and history of Scotland, I was seeking some ancestry sites as well. John was able to accommodate all of my requests Whenever we travel to another country it is important for us to get to know and spend time with someone who was born... More

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Wichita, Kansas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

We had a great day tour to the Isle of Skye with John. He is well versed in all things Scottish and and accommodated our personal preferences into the tour. We traveled at the end of October when the weather was getting chilly, but he set us up for lunch at a pub with a toasty fire and excellent whiskey... More

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Brisbane australia
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12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013 via mobile

I recently did the Hebridean Explorer tour of Skye. It was fabulous day. We did the whole of the Isle of Skye. It was a very interesting day and my tour guide was extremely knowledgeable. The day was well organised and we had some great photo opportunities. My guide was great fun and I had a fantastic day. I highly... More

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Tampere, Finland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Me and my family spent an exellent day with John enjoying the beauty of Skye. The trip was desiged with great knowledge and took us out from the usual tourist track. John has a great knowledge about the history of the Highlands, he guides you to the best photo locations and last but not least he is a great guy.... More

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Springtown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I spent the best day with John exploring the natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands (w/ one castle thrown in for good measure).He took us off the beaten track, not the usual tourist route. We're experienced independent travelers and were truly appreciative of John's sense of adventure. He so impressed us with his organization, broad knowledge and... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

I would thoroughly recommend a day trip with John Macdonald, if you want to learn about a place nothing beats spending time with someone born there. He is so well informed and is genuinely keen to impart what he knows. As a family we still talk about our time with him, if you are planning a trip to this part... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We were lucky enough to be in Europe for six weeks this summer with our 21 month old son, and the Scottish Highlands were our last stop. We saved the best for last! I found John on Tripadvisor, and because we wanted to cover a lot of ground and had a toddler with us, I thought a private driver/guide would... More

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