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Best Of Scotland Tours

#119 of 497 Tours in Edinburgh
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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About Best Of Scotland Tours
Best of Scotland Tours welcomes guests from around the World. Enjoy a private/bespoke tour around Scotland in a comfortable modern vehicle with Ian Linn, a fun and fully qualified Scottish Blue Badge Tourist Guide.
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KMS1228 wrote a review Sep 2021
Louisville, Kentucky2 contributions
We booked a tour with Ian last year that had to be canceled due to Covid. He recommended that we book the trip again at the same time this September. About two weeks before our planned departure , he recommended that we cancel again due to Covid. Our travel agent did all the work in terms of booking hotels, etc and was able to cancel them all. Ian is refusing to refund our 500 pound deposit. We believe this behavior is unethical and would caution anyone who is thinking of engaging him as a guide.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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bigcmd wrote a review Sep 2021
Charleston, South Carolina7 contributions6 helpful votes
Ian Linn has refused to refund a deposit I paid for a 2 week tour for September 2021. He wrote in August and said the tour should be cancelled due to changing Covid restrictions. I did not sign anything agreeing his 500 pound deposit was non refundable and he did not book any of the hotels himself ( my own travel did the bookings and cancellations. ) He suggested I roll over the deposit and reschedule for 2022 but I no longer want to deal with this unscrupulous man.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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clmoore1960 wrote a review Oct 2019
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Such a memorable trip! Best of Scotland allowed our adventure to be absolutely unforgettable! Highly recommend Best of Scotland!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from Ian L, Owner at Best Of Scotland Tours
Responded Nov 19, 2019
So glad you had a great time. It was a pleasure to tour with you.
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Beth H wrote a review Sep 2019
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Our trip with Ian began at Stirling Castle, a 12th Century castle about 30 min north of Edinburgh. Ours was private and preplanned with another agency, but I would highly recommend planning with Ian from the start. From the castle we traveled to Oban-did not love that town- and then further north west to Isle of Skye, specifically Portree and Argyll and into Loch Lomond. Scotland is for sure one of our favorite countries, and Ian made traversing thru a delight! He has is a wealth of knowledge and information, is very funny and makes the trip comfortable and very easy getting from place to place. Traveling in his large van was so comfortable and safe and it was great being flexible to stop and start or divert if we wanted. If you are planning to take a tour alone, with family or friends, I could not recommend Ian more highly! And for sure ask him about his Haggis stick! Good Stuff!!!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from Ian L, Manager at Best Of Scotland Tours
Responded Oct 11, 2019
Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure to tour with you both and I look forward to your next haggis hunting adventure.
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GoPlaces552212 wrote a review Sep 2019
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My wife and I visited Scotland for 10 days and wanted to see as much as possible. We had certain "must see" locations but were open to suggestions for other sites. Ian worked with our agent in planning the trip and made sure we saw everything we had on our list, plus lots of other spectacular sites (and sights!). Ian was the consummate guide; he had incredibly broad knowledge of everything we saw, the castles and other places we visited, the hotels we stayed in, the roads we traveled, the history of the country and anything else we could have wanted. More importantly, my wife fell ill during the trip and Ian was there to help make sure she got medical attention, to find me an alternate place to stay when the illness interrupted our scheduled itinerary, to shuttle me around when necessary. Then when my wife was able to resume our tour, he was incredible at making up the time we lost without making us feel rushed. His flexibility was amazing. I could not have asked for a better or more helpful guide/escort. We have taken trips and used private guides in several countries. Ian was BY FAR the best we've ever had. Can't recommend him highly enough!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from Ian L, Owner at Best Of Scotland Tours
Responded Sep 18, 2019
Thank you for a wonderful review. It was a pleasure to meet and tour with you both as well as assisting you during your time of need. I look forward to meeting you both again for another epic adventure.
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