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Address: Inverness, Scotland
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Private Tours around the Scottish Highlands and Hebrides with a local...

Private Tours around the Scottish Highlands and Hebrides with a local Highland guide. Explore stunning views, dramatic landscapes, ancient and medieval history, Scots Gaelic culture and Highland traditions. John Alasdair Macdonald, is a native of the Outer Hebrides 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.

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Whisky with the children

My adult children and I did a very quick fly in to Scotland to start our family vacation. We were picked up as arranged in the morning and spent a wonderful day being safely... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 January 2017
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Delta, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

My adult children and I did a very quick fly in to Scotland to start our family vacation. We were picked up as arranged in the morning and spent a wonderful day being safely driven from Glen Fiddich to Glen Livett with a stop at Loch Ness. We have the most lovely memories of tasting a few wee whisky drams.... More 

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heb-explorer, Owner at The Hebridean Explorer, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great review. I really enjoyed taking you and your family on a Speyside Whisky tour. I hope to see you back in the Highlands again soon for a tour to the Isle of Skye! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We took a Highland tour with John, who is Incredibly knowledgeable about Scotlands history,and present day, and is very eager to share this knowledge. Far and away a better experience than a group tour.

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heb-explorer, Owner at The Hebridean Explorer, responded to this review

Thanks for a great review - I had a brilliant day with you both and I'm so pleased you enjoyed the Highland Adventure tour as much as I did. More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

My two young adult daughters and I traveled with John in June 2016 on the 12 hour Isle of Skye tour. This was definitely money well spent. We never would have been able to see everything that we did if I tried to rent a car and navigate to the various locations. I also did not want to do a... More 

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heb-explorer, Owner at The Hebridean Explorer, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review. It was a great day touring the Isle of Skye and I'm so pleased you all enjoyed it. Thanks again for touring with me and I hope to see you back in the Highlands again one day - there's plenty more to see! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Loved our tour with John -- we took the History + Whiskey tour and enjoyed every moment. He's more than a guide -- his knowledge of Scottish history is extremely robust and we enjoyed absorbing so much of it. And the whiskey too of course :) Super patient, accommodating, and open to modifications but will also be realistic with what... More 

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heb-explorer, Owner at The Hebridean Explorer, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review - I'm so pleased you enjoyed the Speyside Whisky and Highland History tour as much as I did. Hopefully, all the memories of the Scottish Highlands (and the whisky!) will bring you both back again one day. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

My wife and I did a modified Highland Discovery Tour with John in June 2016. We found John to be friendly, humorous and most of all, very informative. He is also an excellent driver ... you never feel as if your safety is being compromised. At each location we visited, John would first set the stage for us. He gave... More 

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heb-explorer, Owner at The Hebridean Explorer, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review. It was a great day touring the Highlands and I'm so pleased you both enjoyed it. Thanks again for touring with me and I hope to see you back in the Highlands again one day... More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

My parents and I traveled with John in June of 2016, as part of a trip through Scotland, and the tour was the highlight of our trip! The car was roomy and comfortable for 3 guests, and John was constantly attuned to our comfort, providing water and checking in with advice on good times/places for bathrooms and snack stops. He... More 

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heb-explorer, Owner at The Hebridean Explorer, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great review. Travelling the Highlands and the Hebrides with you and your parents was a delight (and you brought some great weather with you!) I hope to see you all back in the Highlands one day soon. More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We found John through friends who had taken several of his guided tours. He took us on a fantastic tour of the Scottish highlands for a long and very informative day! We tried to stump him with questions (A LOT of questions) and he did not disappoint!! I would highly recommend John Macdonald for any tours that he offers -... More 

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Thanks so much for the great review. I really enjoyed taking you around the Scottish Highlands. Hope to see you back in the Highlands again soon. More 

Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

I spent a thoroughly enjoyable day with John travelling to Eilean Donan Castle via Loch Ness. He knows a couple of great spots to take some photos and the castle is amazing. I couldn't recommend John highly enough.

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Nacogdoches, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

My husband, daughter and I traveled to Scotland in early October. We decided on a tour guide for the experience of not having to drive ourselves and have some general knowledge of where we were and the experience enough to point out what we would have missed! Well we didn't have to worry long because John made us comfortable in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

John was an absolutely fantastic guide to the Scottish Highlands. He was great fun, incredibly informative and insightful. I was travelling with two friends and we booked the Isle of Skye Adventure tour (the Canadian gals who taught John about Caesars with the uniquely Canadian Clamato juice!) John picked us up in Inverness and we had a great day out... More 

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