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The Hebridean Explorer

Inverness, Scotland
+44 7943 863292
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With every trip there are highlights, but with our trip to Scotland, John was the true highlight of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
granbeck
Wow. Learning and sightseeing.

An excellent two days. We absolutely loved John and his tours. He knows his history and pulls no... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Trisha G
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Reviewed yesterday

With every trip there are highlights, but with our trip to Scotland, John was the true highlight of the trip. John spent a day with my husband and I to show us the distilleries and other sites on the way. Even prior to meeting, we...More

Thank granbeck
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

An excellent two days. We absolutely loved John and his tours. He knows his history and pulls no punches about the "real" Scotland. No "wee beasties, drams and tartans" here. My wife is an Outlander fan and I love history and there was a balance...More

Thank Trisha G
Reviewed 1 week ago

John is an amazing historian and my sister, niece and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour to Skye with him. It is obvious he is an experienced guide and passionate about Scottish history. We asked questions all day and he answered them all. He makes history...More

Thank Rebecious
John Alasdair M, Owner at The Hebridean Explorer, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the brilliant review. I'm so pleased you all enjoyed the Isle of Skye Explorer tour - it really was a pleasure taking you all around the the Highland and the Isle of Skye. I hope to see you back in the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our three day tour to Skye surpassed all expectations, we recommend this tour without reservation. John was the perfect guide, his knowledge of the Highlands, historic and geographic was astounding. The pace felt relaxed although John fitted in all of the highlights of the area...More

Thank Steve_n_Alwen
John Alasdair M, Owner at The Hebridean Explorer, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the brilliant (and quick) review. I really had a great time with you both and I am so pleased you enjoyed the three days touring as much as I did. I hope we get the chance to tour again in the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sister and my 12 year old daughter and I had the privilege of having John as our tour guide on the Isle of Skye tour. We were staying in Inverness and really wanted to be able to make it all the way up to...More

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John Alasdair M, Owner at The Hebridean Explorer, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write such a great review. It was a pleasure taking you all around the Highlands and the Isle of Skye and I'm delighted you enjoyed the meal in Inverness afterwards. I hope the memories bring you all back to...More

Reviewed 19 April 2017

My partner and I last year for our anniversary did the Highland Clan Macrae Tour inc. Eilean Donan Castle, a private tour as a special treat. John was amazing, great fun, incredibly knowledgeable and tailored the special day to us, he also gave advice for...More

Thank sarahDSarah
John Alasdair M, Owner at The Hebridean Explorer, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the review - I had a great day with you both and I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in the Highlands. Thanks again for touring with me.

Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

We (2 couples from US) booked this 11 hour tour with John at the end of March. John picked us up at our rental house near Inverness right on time. He was warm, very knowledgable, and fun to be with the whole way. He paced...More

Thank ksarahz
hebexplorer, Owner at The Hebridean Explorer, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great (and quick) review. I'm so pleased you all enjoyed the Isle of Skye Explorer tour - it really was a pleasure taking you all around the the Highland and the Isle of Skye. I hope to see you back...More

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...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!

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.

Thank Marla K
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.

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...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...More

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Terry B
We had a delightful three days on Skye a few years ago staying at Spoons. We are considering seeing other Isles from Iona to the Shetlands. Are there any tours you have connections with or could recommend?
5 June 2016|
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Response from John Alasdair M | Property representative |
Hi Terry, There are some great islands to visit - the Isle of Mull and the on to Iona are a wonderful tour and can be done quite easily from Oban. Further North, then I would recommend the Orkney Isles - as well as being... More
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Ashish S
What are the best places in Inverness for value street food
24 March 2016|
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Response from John Alasdair M | Property representative |
Lots of great places to eat in Inverness - if you like a traditional pub atmosphere then I would recommend The Castle Tavern at the top of Castle Street.
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Ashish S
Travelling this June with family to Inverness.please guide me through for best tours with britrail pass
24 March 2016|
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Response from John Alasdair M | Property representative |
There is the main trainline up to Inverness and then you have a Northern spur that takes you near to top of Scotland (Thurso) while you have a western spur that takes you over to Kyle of Lochalsh next to the Isle of Skye.
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