A Winter Getaway to Edinburgh and beyond

Thank you so much, Pauline for making our trip unforgettable! Every time we see a Border Terrier we're going to think of you!

Couple from Texas Jan, 2024
Golf, Castles and Standing Stones

You made all of our vacation dreams of Scotland come true. Thank you for sharing your beautiful country with us.

Annette & Michael Sep, 2023
Highland Life and Larder

Thank you for making our visit to Scotland so perfect! We saw everything we hoped for - and more. And we had great fun doing so - you are incredibly knowledgeable and wonderful company!

Karyn & Steve Sep, 2023
Edinburgh, St Andrews & The Highlands

Thanks for an amzing experience!

Just wanted to express our appreciation for your significant contribution to our visit to Scotland. We had a great time and were impressed by the beauty of Scotland as well as your extensive knowledge of the history, geology, and geography of the country. The whisky wasn't bad either!

Doug & Sue Sep, 2023
A Family Tour of Scotland

Thank you so much for showing us around your beautiful country. Your knowledge, patience, and sense of humor are wonderful. We hope to see you again.

Chuck, Ishika, Keara, Kaya & Avara Jul, 2023
Just a Taste of Scotland

My mind is so full of amazing Scottish history... Thanks to you!

You are a wonderful historian and it was simply delightful hearing all the stories & drama that has made Scotland what it is today. You are the smartest and it was truly fun riding around with you.

Judy & Jeff Jun, 2023
Family Links in The North East

Alasdair created a fantastic itinerary for my short visit to the Highlands to see where my family is from. He’s personable and intelligent gentleman whom I very much enjoyed spending time with and I recommend him. We went from visiting kirkyards to castles to a farm, giving me a tour of the whole area, with discussions about what farming is like there now(a special interest of mine).

I left my visit feeling that my goals for the trip were met with aplomb.

T.M., USA Apr, 2023
Buchanan country and Outlander

Kirsty, I cannot thank you enough for making our first trip to Scotland, and Jack's birthday, absolutely perfect. Without you, this would not have been possible. We had such a fun time taking in Scotland's beauty with you! Also, the lunch spots were delicious, and I am craving the fish already. You are a lovely person who radiates joy and knowledge! Thank you again! We cannot wait to return, and of course, we will call the best tour guide ever.

L&J Apr, 2023
All weather Skye tour

Thanks for the great tour and the memorable experience. We had a great time!

The Johnstons Apr, 2023
A Flying Visit to Scotland

Thank you again for everything - we could not have asked for a better guide!

J&J, New York, USA Mar, 2023
Day Trip to Knapdale

We just had the most amazing day at Castle Sween. Ross is the absolute best and made our day so much better! Let him know how much we appreciate him and his wealth of knowledge.

The McSwanes; Jan, 2023
2 NJ Couples Scotch, Great Food and Song!

Pauline - Tremendous time. So Much! Thanks for making it extra special

AZ; Nov, 2022
Around The Aberdeenshire Castles

Ross, you made our experience in Scotland truly memorable, as well as fun and informative. However, your genuine care for C's health issues wherein you went so above and beyond what anyone could expect from a tour guide, will make you stand out forever in our memories.

C & L, Iowa, USA Oct, 2022
Amazing Scotland Adventure

Dear Ross, thank you so much for an amazing Scotland adventure! We appreciate all the extra "surprises". You made our trip.

Terry, Ann, Kathleen & Gene; Sep, 2022
Aberdeenshire Day Trip

Alasdair planned a perfect customised day for us in Aberdeenshire, so that we could see several Pictish Stones and also Stone Circles. He clearly loves the land and has an incredible knowledge of farming which added so much to day with him. My family and I feel very fortunate that we got to spend a day with Alasdair in this gorgeous part of Scotland.

Stanfield Family, USA Aug, 2022
Outlander Tour

Thank you, Ross, for the time and attention you gave us to make our trip epic! We loved the the locations, historical info and the new vocabulary we learned. Until next time!

Lisa, Meredith & Kristine; Aug, 2022
Scottish Ancestry Tour

Thank you for the guiding, but mostly for the laughter and generousity.

Paula & Dennis, Ohio; May, 2022
Touring Scotland

I just wanted to let you know that Cory and Claudia had a wonderful time in Scotland and both of their tours were the highlights. The guides were fantastic and they loved every minute of it. Thank you so much.

S.B.; Apr, 2022
Day Tour to St Andrews

What a wonderful day with Pauline. She was outstanding,lovely and full of the knowledge of this fantastic place. Thank you 

NJ Couple; Apr, 2022
First Taste of Scotland

We enjoyed our first taste of Scotland because you have opened our minds to the history, flavor, color, fauna and all over beauty of this fabulous country!
Thank you for your personal touch & patience. We feel blessed to have shared this experience with you & wish you all the best in your future travel adventures!

Susan, Chris, Craig & Dianna; San Diego; Apr, 2022
Birthday Tour of the Highlands & Skye

We sincerely thank you for an amazing trip across your beautiful country! we were amazed and delighted with each new valley and town you showed us!
Thank you for taking great care of all our needs along the way, the history you shared and the fantastic stops along the way! We look forward to seeing you again.

C&M, Rome; Feb, 2022
Scottish Winter Getaway

Thank you for a wonderful time. You are a beautiful blessing to all you meet

EK, Kentucky; Feb, 2022
Solo traveller private tour of the Highlands and Isle of Skye

Gill is an ideal tour guide, a great travelling companion, fun to spend time with but always professional.She is a super driver and I never felt nervous. She not only comprehensively described historical events, but detailed contemporary ecological, environmental, social and cultural aspects of the areas we visited and traveled through. This gave me a complete “then and now” perspective on the highlands. 

We chatted with local people in various locations and establishments, which gave me insights into community concerns. Visits to castles and cathedrals were complemented by cemeteries and natural sites.  Gill kept us on track, let me know options, but I was happy to take her suggestions. A tour with Gill into the remote and sparsely populated highlands is a perfect “pandemic holiday” 

Julie, Ontario, Canada; Nov, 2021
Highlands, Geology & Landscape

Thank you so much Ross, we had a great time! Everything was perfect & we appreciate your thoughtful & details tours.

Joann & Paul; Oct, 2021
Islay, Mull, Skye & the Highlands Family Tour
Thank you, Pauline, most of all for embracing our family, showing us the best of the country that we all know and love, and making our stay in Scotland unforgettable;

It was worth the wait!

Kawahara family, California; Sep, 2021
Trip of a Lifetime

Ross, thank you so much for taking such good care of us. It’s been the trip of a lifetime! On a scale of 1-10, you are a 25!

Carol & Jessie; Sep, 2019
Family Tour of Scotland

We were especially thrilled with our guide, Ross. He was extremely knowledgeable and very friendly. I would recommend him to anyone traveling to Scotland.

Cecily, Ron, Charlie & Bobbie; Sep, 2019
Highlands & Skye

Thank you for arranging a superb holiday for us.  The accommodations were lovely but the best part was Pauline.

She was able to identify what we were looking for within the first hour and was willing to adapt the itinerary accordingly. We got a fabulous feel for the Highlands and Skye, got in lots of amazing walks and learnt so much about the culture and history of Scotland.

We will definitely be back and will reach out again for you to help us.

Karen & Stephen Liptrap, Toronto, Canada; Aug, 2019
Highland Tour with Ross and Aidan

We are SO sorry for being slow with sharing our feedback. However, we loved our Scotland trip so much that even two months after our dream vacation we remember every detail and re-live our great experience.

On behalf of the crew I “took the liberty” to submit the official feedback from you have enclosed. We have to admit that no rating in the world would fully reflect all our unforgettable memories. Let me once again thank you for making our Scotland trip one of the best travel experiences!

Dmitry & co.; Jul, 2019
Two City Tour with Pauline

Pauline Corrigan was the most wonderful, thoughtful, insightful and fun guide we have had in the course of our many travels around the world. We have had many really good guides but never one as fabulous as Pauline. We travelled with a small group of 5 around Edinburgh and Glasgow for 5 days. Every day was great. We are so grateful to her and it is the first time that leaving a guide was truly sad.

Nancy and Bob Peavy, Maryland, USA; Aug, 2018
Hiking Tour of the Highlands

We had a great trip, and the Quiraing walk was one of the highlights! We have talked with many of our friends about our wonderful time in Scotland, and we have already begun thinking about our next walking trip.

Thanks for being a great and thoughtful guide.

Richard & Laura; Jun, 2018
Loch Ness, Inverness-shire & Moray

Just got back from our day out with Alaisdar Brodie - he was spectacular!  Please tell the people at [the Destination Management Company] that he was great and should be their top guide in this area.  Super friendly, extremely knowledgeable, well organized, just can't say enough about how much we all enjoyed the day.

Ken; Nov, 2017
Outlander Tour with Lennie Fuller - Great!

This was a marvelous adventure! I paid my first visit to Scotland in October and was stunned by my feelings of homecoming. Of course, in a way, it was just that. My grandfather came to the US in 1905, emigrating from Crail, Fifeshire and his wife to be emigrated from Edinburgh in 1903. She was a Sutherland and he a Fraser of Lovat. So what could be more fitting than an Outlander Tour. It doesn't hurt that I am a major fan of all things Outlander. My daughter arranged a private 1-day Outlander tour with Lennie Fuller of Select Scotland Tours and we couldn't have been more happy with the outcome. Lennie is very personable, well informed and capable. We made twelve stops that day and were treated to both history of the site and where it fit into the Outlander series. I heartily recommend both Lennie and Select Scotland Tours.

J Simpson, Laguna Woods, California; Nov, 2017
Customized Outlander Tour, distillery visit, and recommendations for the rest of our stay!

After a disappointing experience with another company, I decided to check out the official Scotland Tour Guide site and luckily found Lennie. I simply cannot believe our good fortune, and our day tour of a DOZEN outlander filming locations with Lennie's expert knowledge, professional demeanor, and carefully planned schedule and route were truly remarkable.

He was prompt with his responses and met us with a comfortable passenger fan for an unforgettable day tour crafted on behalf of my mom -- a huge Outlander fan. My husband wanted a scotch tasting -- so Lennie had us stop at a distillery used in the Outlander filming! We also enjoyed a quaich friendship ceremony at one of the tour highlights. 

At each location, Lennie not only gave us real historical background, but thorough knowledge of how the location was used for the set. My husband is a Hollywood film location scout, and commented to me afterward about how Lennie gave us exactly the right amount of info and time to enjoy it on our own before moving on to the next location -- and I couldn't agree more. 

What's more -- Lennie followed up with a list of all the locations we visited for a personal memento AND gave us additional recommendations for the rest of our driving tour of Scotland, which we followed as much as we possibly could. None of them disappointed!

I cannot overstate how much I encourage you to hire Lennie and Select Scotland Tours for your visits!

Mindi E, Los Angeles; Nov, 2017
Worlds-class Whisky Distillery Tours

The best way to describe our tour is "Worlds-class". Aidan went above and beyond during our tour. He was punctual, polite, and incredibly knowledgeable. He was always able to offer multiple recommendations when asked. He also helped us arrange tours, lunch & dinner reservations. The vehicle was new/ clean, ample and able accommodate 6 adults with lots of luggage. In the end, his friendly demeanor is what made our journey truly memorable. I highly recommend his services; and when we go back to Scotland, he will be the only person I will consider.

David G.; Oct, 2017
Fantastic Guided Tour of Scotland

I went on a 10 day adventure in Scotland with my sister and my parents to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. We had an incredible trip, made so because we had Ross Hendrie as our guide. He is an encyclopedia of knowledge about Scottish history, geology, wildlife, whisky, language, and culture. We joked that we'd only stumped him once on one of our many questions. He guided us from Edinburgh up through the western Highlands and then back over and down to Edinburgh. The drives were fascinating and stunning. He was able to adapt with weather changes easily and quickly. He was extremely patient with our many questions and he felt like a 5th family member by the end of the trip. I couldn't recommend him more highly. Everything was top notch.

Lauren, Rockport, Maine; Sep, 2017
Praise for Select Scotland Tours' guide Aidan Bell!

Aidan Bell was our Select Scotland Tours guide for two unforgettable days in the Scottish Highlands that included transport from Edinburgh to Finzean in Aberdeenshire, as well as tours of Falkland, St. Andrews, the Tomnaverie Stone Circle, the Migvie Kirk, Clava Cairns, Culloden and Loch Ness. 

To see the University of St. Andrews through the eyes of an alumni like Aidan was priceless. At every stop and through all the miles in between, Aidan's depth of knowledge, including how to evade crowds, made all the difference to our experiences. Some of the most powerful relate to things he chose for us that don't show up on websites or guidebooks. Best of all, his status as a Blue Badge guide enabled him to accompany us closely at all sites. 

By the end of our time together, we had been given rare insight into what it is to have a lifetime in the midst of all this beauty and heritage. Highly recommended!

Scotsojourner, Louisville Sep, 2017
Walking in The Highlands

Ross, thanks for turning our geriatric tour into a memorable hiking trip!

Brian & Stephanie, Hawaii; Aug, 2017
A Most Wonderful Trip Through Scotland

What an amazing place your home is! Ross, your knowledge, passion, sense of humor and love of 80's music made it an unforgettable experience!

Carrie & Jordan; Jul, 2017
St Andrews & Glamis Castle

I cannot thank you [Ross] enough for being such a great guide! Everyone loved the tour of St Andrews and Glamis Castle. i am not sure if we will ever find another guide as knowledgeable and great as you. You are the best!

KS, Florida; Jun, 2017
Excellent Guided Tours of Scotland

I was traveling on my own to Scotland and wanted to visit several areas that were outside of Edinburgh. I didn't want to rent a car, because I'm not comfortable driving on the left side. I also wanted someone knowledgeable in history and Outlander, because I was determined to visit some of the locations where they filmed the series based on Diana Gabaldon's books. I did some research and was comfortable hiring Lennie from Select Scotland Tours. We covered over 25 locations in three days. We drove comfortably in a Land Rover. The attention to detail was impressive. He had access to areas not available to the general public. He also took pictures of my experience, which he then provided. It was a treat to see candid pictures of me in complete awe of the locations weeks after the tour. It was like experiencing the trip all over again via a different lense. The prices were okay, but in retrospect, well worth it. I felt safe and completely happy. I was never rushed, and I got to spend as much time as I wanted at each location. Select Scotland Tours offer whisky tours, castle tours, golf and fishing trips and in my case, an Outlander tour. It was a perfect trip.

Dallende, Miami; May, 2017
Outlander Day Trip to Inverness

Just got back to the States. Thank you [Lennie] again for the tour. I couldn't have imagined a better experience! I fell in love with Scotland and the Highlands. Didn't want to leave! I will make sure to contact you on my return trip.

MacKenzie; Jan, 2017
Outlander Day Trip from Edinburgh to Glasgow

Lennie, we are looking at the pictures over our last dinner here. They are fantastic!!  

I cannot come up with the words to tell you how much we enjoyed our day. It truly was our dream come true. 


Teri; Jan, 2017
Stirling Castle and Whisky Tasting

Lennie, we had such a great time.  I am going to send your information to my neighbor.  I cannot stop talking about how great the whole experience was.

Rest assured you will hear from us again. 

Mary; Jan, 2017
Glasgow to Loch Awe

Lennie, thank you for the wonderful tour yesterday and for the excellent photos. It was a great introduction to the Highlands. We've had a great and rain-free day around Ardaneisaig. You live in a very beautiful place. Hope to see you again on the next exploration.

Your photos are fantastic. What a fine photographer you are. Thank you!!  We truly enjoyed our tour with you through the Scottish countryside. The last leg on the high road was particularly stunning. We will return, I am certain. 

We like our hotel, quirky and remote as it is.  The staff is very friendly and helpful--- and oh what a view!!  Again, thank you for a most memorable and fun day.

Jeff & Jan; Jan, 2017
Edinburgh to Glasgow via Orkney and the Highlands, 9 Day Tour and Exploration of Family Heritage
Ross, Thanks for the trip of a lifetime.
Without you the trip would not have been possible with the great detail and educational background.
Please prepare for another Orkney visit in the very near future

J Floyd, Ohio; Oct, 2016
Deeside Castles and Gardens Day Tour
My husband and I had a very enjoyable day with Ross around the Aberdeen area. Castles,beautiful scenery, downtown Aberdeen, and a spectacular garden! Ross's commentary was spot on and appreciated. We have never hired a private guide before and would certainly do it again.

Mary Kretchsman, USA; Jun, 2016
Edinburgh to Iona, 8 Day Pilgrimage
Ross Hendrie guided for our youth pilgrimage in 2016 and did a wonderful job.  The kids and adults all enjoyed his open spirit, humor and knowledge.  He did a great job of balancing historical sites with an experience of the natural world.  I would recommend Ross to any group on pilgrimage in Scotland.

Reverend Stephen Mazingo, Florida; Jun, 2016
Aidan Tour

Our guide Aidan was amazing and really personalized the tour for us. We loved the freedom to explore at our own pace. Aidan was very informative and helped us to understand and fall in love with the country.

R.A., Arizona; May, 2016
Aidan Our Scottish Tour Guide

Our time with you was the icing on the cake. Over the years, we have worked with many, many tour guides and you are the best guide we ever had.

M.S., Ohio; May, 2016

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