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What an experience! The history, the knowledge, the views! John took us on the most phenomenal... read more

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Deresa G
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Ada, Oklahoma
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Great Tour

We have just got back from a tour with John, a great experience, John's knowledge of the Jacobites... read more

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Debbie T
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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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Inverness, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an experience! The history, the knowledge, the views! John took us on the most phenomenal tour. Highly recommend!

Thank Deresa G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just got back from a tour with John, a great experience, John's knowledge of the Jacobites is outstanding his Scottish history is very impressive. John him self is a nice honest friendly man and was a pleasure to spend the day with. A...More

Thank Debbie T
Reviewed 1 week ago

My 2 sons asked me where I wanted to go for my 60th birthday and I told them Scotland as it is the birthplace of golf and has world class trout stream fishing. We played 2 excellent golf courses and went on a guided fishing...More

Thank Ray M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

John Macdonald's Whiskey Tasting Tour is the best and a major highlight of our UK trip. If you want to spend your Scotland holiday visiting great whiskey distilleries, then John is your knowledgeable tour guide. John did a great job of making our trip memorable...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

John is an absolutely wonderful tour guide. My wife and I were a bit apprehensive about spending 9 hours with a stranger, but John was warm, funny, and disarming. The time flew by. We were a bit tired from a busy travel schedule before we...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I just finished our two days Isle of Skye trip with John. It was the last segment of our two-week journey to Scotland from Taiwan, and I'm so glad that we spent the last two days with John. Our trip was relaxing...More

Thank 李 維
Reviewed 14 August 2017

My brother and I took our father to Scotland for a week to celebrate his 60th birthday. Our whisky tour with John was the absolute highlight of our trip. Aside from offering a very thoughtful, well-planned day of touring distilleries, he was able to entertain...More

Thank morjason
John Alasdair M, Owner at The Hebridean Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thanks so much for the great review. I'm so pleased you all enjoyed our Speyside whisky tour. I had a great time with you all touring around the distilleries and I hope all the whisky memories bring you all back to the Highlands again one...More

Reviewed 13 August 2017

We did the 2-day Isle of Skye tour w/ John as part of our 30 year wedding anniversary trip to the UK. John is knowledgeable, organized, flexible, engaging, and witty. We chose a private tour to attempt to see all the key attributes/locations on Skye,...More

Thank jgemcg
John Alasdair M, Owner at The Hebridean Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thanks so much for the brilliant review. It was great taking you both around the Isle of Skye and the Highlands for two days. I really enjoyed the tour and I hope all the memories bring you back to the Scottish Highlands and the Hebrides...More

Reviewed 6 August 2017

We had the great pleasure of touring the Isle of Skye with John in July. He is, hands down, the finest tour guide we have ever met. He brought us to not only the highlights, but special spots that few would know. His warmth, engaging...More

Thank mariee530
John Alasdair M, Owner at The Hebridean Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thanks so much for the brilliant review. It was great taking you both around the Isle of Skye and the Highlands for two days. I really enjoyed the tour and I hope all the memories bring you back to the Scottish Highlands and the Hebrides...More

Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

If you book one thing at all for your trip to Scotland...make it a trip with John. Any review I could write would not do it justice. John is not only super friendly and incredibly knowledgeable, but he's funny, caring, and really caters the trip...More

Thank Kait F
John Alasdair M, Owner at The Hebridean Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thanks so much for the excellent review. It was great taking you both around the Scottish Highlands for the day. I really enjoyed our discovery tour from Inverness and I hope all the memories bring you back to the Highlands again one day.

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rushville
19 August 2017|
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Response from John Alasdair M | Property representative |
Sorry I don't know very much about the Macphail name but I would recommend you visit the Highland Archive Centre in Inverness which has a Family History Centre that is very helpful with ancestry research.
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Terry B
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
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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