This was our first trip abroad and we were originally going to rent a car, but after checking around we found that there was really no need for one. We could get around on buses and trains for our day to day travel. Any special place that we wanted to go could be covered by Strachan Tours. They go everywhere.
Stuart from Strachan Tours picked us up at the airport in Edinburgh and delivered us to our flat in St. Andrews. We took two tours with Paul during the week--one to Edinburgh and another to Edradour Whisky Distillery. Paul had chosen some activities on the Edinburgh tour that he thought we might like, and he hit it dead on. We toured the Britannia and the Edinburgh Castle. He was an excellent guide who was well informed on all there was to see and do in the area. In addition to the ship and castle, he introduced us to several other places that we visited later in the week on a train excursion into Edinburgh. As it was our first trip into the area, we asked him many questions about local customs and culture. He was always happy to help.
On our trip to Edradour, he took us to Dundee and the Laws area on top of the hill. He showed us many things on the way to Edradour, and watched after us as though we were family. He even graciously endured having to look at all my pictures of my dogs, cats and birds on my Ipad.
When we left St. Andrews, Paul picked us up and took us back to the airport in Edinburgh. We wanted to get there very early, and he accommodated our early start. As we were leaving, we saw a friend that we had made in town. As we were saying our goodbyes to him, Paul waited patiently by the van and offered to take pictures of all of us.
Paul and his staff are all entertaining, funny, good-natured and caring. He is the best!
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