Grant Driving Tours; Scotland

From Inverness, Invergordon, Skye and Edinburgh throughout Scotland

Reviews

Here are some of the reviews that our wonderful clients have been kind enough to share with us. Reviews and testimonials come from many of the sites that promote us as well as directly from clients following their tour of Highland Scotland and Moray.

Axel Gößling
Axel Gößling
Highly recommended!
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We spent 3 days with Bill touring the Cairngorms, west highlands and the great glen. It was the most phantastic experience. Bill was always flexible and picking up our wishes and interests to make this a unique trip. His outstanding knowledge of the area, the people and the history of Scotland made this a perfect introduction to this beautiful country. Highly recommended! Thanks again for the great time
Caroline McDonnell
Caroline McDonnell
Just absolutely stunning.
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Fabulous way to see some sites...so relaxing. Bill brought history alive..great restaurants in Inverness. Culloden was hauntingly memorable.
Doris W
Doris W
Scotland made us feel at home, Bill made us feel like family
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Bill was absolutely amazing! He took us all over Isle of Skye over a 2 day trip. We highly recommend doing 2 days instead of just one so you can get out and do all the hikes at each of the locations. Bill was friendly, knowledgeable and knew his way around Skye. It was so nice to be able to sit back and relax while he took is all over the winding one lane roads safely. When we come back, we will definitely use Bill again for a tour!

We had the most amazing visit to Scotland thanks to Bill's guidance. With our base near Inverness overlooking Loch Ness, Bill took us to see the west part of Scotland, the coast, Plockton, over the Skye bridge, Edinburgh with stops along the way ... .and so much more.

The roads in the Highlands are absolutely no joke and I'm so very glad Bill was there to navigate the terrain, allowing us to enjoy the views without stressing over narrow roads and how to yield right-of-way.

He took us to places we'd never have ventured on our own, he filled our days with stunning sights and adventures, answered all our questions including ones we didn't even know to ask and taught us how much our hearts long to return to Scotland ... even before we left. Bill is kind, helpful, knowledgable and easy to work with. He seamlessly adjusted each of our three days together to ensure we had the experiences we wanted in our way-too-short visit to Scotland, all the while taking into consideration the pacing and needs of my 74-year-old father.

The tour felt both personalized and personal as we discussed everything from history to culture to family to daily living in Scotland ... and we even caught an unplanned glimpse of his mom tending her plants when he took us in the direction of his childhood home to get the best views of Edinburgh way above the city while the pink trees were in beautiful bloom.

One of my favorite memories was when Bill turned us loose in a tiny coastal town and said, "go explore." My husband, father and I stumbled into a tiny gin distillery with three small, copper stills tied together on a bar top ... a group of three local residents were just settling in to begin

And he ensured I had every chance possible to see hairy coos.

Honestly, I cannot wait to return and see more of Scotland ... a place where so much of my heart now lives. And without hesitation, I know we will be back in touch with Bill to help us make the most of exploration.

Thank you, Bill!
Meg S
Meg S
Seeing Scotland with a true fan is the best
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There is nothing more enjoyable than visiting any place than with someone who truly loves to share where he truly loves to be. Bill Grant is a terrific tour guide: knowledgeable, kind, passionate about Scotland sites and history. He especially wants you to know and love it as he does. We do, Bill, we do! Thanks for stepping in and taking on our tour and treating us to a memorable day! Review of: Over The Sea to (secret) Skye
Trish B
Trish B
Five incredible days!!
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We spent five glorious days with Bill to include Edinburgh and St. Andrews, Stirling Castle, Glencoe, Loch Ness and Dornoch, Bonar Bridge and the Highlands, Isle of Skye, and a walking tour of Inverness. Along the way we enjoyed coffees, great food, a distillery, a tasting room and a final stop at a great pub! He was personable, knowledgeable, fun and flexible. He made the most of our time in Scotland: he drove (with commentary) and we were able to take it all in! (This does not begin to cover all that Bill showed us, but the highlights.) I highly recommend touring with Bill Grant anywhere in Scotland and hope he’ll visit us in Texas one day.
Suzanne B
Suzanne B
Isle of Skye; 2 day private tour
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Bill was absolutely amazing! He took us all over Isle of Skye over a 2 day trip. We highly recommend doing 2 days instead of just one so you can get out and do all the hikes at each of the locations. Bill was friendly, knowledgeable and knew his way around Skye. It was so nice to be able to sit back and relax while he took is all over the winding one lane roads safely. When we come back, we will definitely use Bill again for a tour!
Awote Abimbola
Awote Abimbola
Bill is the best tour guide ever.
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Me and the girls really enjoyed the tour of the Black Isle with him. He is so accommodating and kind to be with 👍 Thanks Bill Grant for that awesome experience 🙏 Lest I forgot, @affordable price too. No place like Scotland!!!
Sean A
Sean A
Great day in Speyside sampling Scotch!
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Had a great day touring distilleries near Craigellachie. Our driver, Bill, picked us up at the hotel and escorted us to four distilleries in the area. He did a great job keeping us on schedule. He was a wonderful tour guide, telling us about Scottish history and the local area. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who loves scotch or wants to learn a little of the area history.
Brigitte G
Brigitte G
Great Experience
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I would recommend without hesitation. We had a private tour for a day around Inverness (Loch Ness, Urquhart, Culloden, Beauly). Bill was great, very knowledgeable, eager to share about the region’s history and today’s reality. We learned a lot about the Scots! He took the time to show us some of his favorite pubs and around town. Thank you for a great day!
Joan M
Joan M
Cairngorms and Whisky
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Thoroughly enjoyed our day with Bill exploring the Cairngorms and finishing up with a visit to a favorite distillery thanks to a custom adjustment to the usual tour. Highly recommend Bill Grant for a personalized visit.
Michael H
Michael H
An Amazing Day In Western Scotland!
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Bill was wonderful. He was prompt, had several plans to choose from to accommodate weather patterns. We had a well paced day full of beautiful scenery, great stops for tea and coffee as well as a lovely lunch. Stress free day and felt well cared for. If you are looking for a personal touch and a few good laughs, Bill will take care of you!
Bonnie P
Bonnie P
Fabulous
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100% The best tour we have taken and we travel a lot. Bill was very personable and extremely knowledgeable . He knew the most interesting facts and also knew hidden gems through the beauty of Scotland. After the tour he showed us to a “real” Scottish pub and we ended up going back after dinner for the evening, It was truly a great tour and a very fun day. I highly recommend this tour and when we go back, we will be touring again with our “new” friend Bill.
Rocky T
Rocky T
Journey of Discovery
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My husband's ancestors were from Scotland. We contacted the guide before the tour and were able to tweak the tour to stop by several places where we walked in the footsteps of my husband's clan. Guide was personable and knowledgeable. We highly recommend Grant Driving Tours; Scotland.
Caroline M
Caroline M
We Will Be Back
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The last leg of our trip to Europe this summer was so beautifully bookended by the spectacular scenery of Scotland...and the eloquent, local lore of our fantastic driver, Bill. He was such a gentleman and brought his richness of knowledge to the places we visited. Standing on Culloden was moving. Bill also brought us to great restaurants, and music venues. This was a well worth relaxing treat, stress free, and so much more than my expectations. We are still enthralled by Scotland and the sound of the lovely lilt of Bill's expressions... from Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
Lee S
Lee S
Highland Delight
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Only a true Scot can describe what you see and, more importantly, what you don’t see. Bill’s passion and expertise made us appreciate and fall in love with the Highlands. He is personable and very accommodating. Can’t wait for our next trip here
Céline F
Céline F
Une merveilleuse journée en Écosse.
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Nous avons adoré notre tour privé de 8 hres en compagnie de Bill. Il est un guide attentionné et à l'écoute de nos intérêts. Il est très connaissant dans plusieurs domaine et en plus d'une journée remplie de visites des lieux historiques, il est très agréable de discuté avec lui des enjeux de son pays. Nous vous recommandons de réserver un tour privé avec lui. Merci beaucoup Bill.
USA Visitor
USA Visitor
A wonderful life altering experience
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We spent 8 plus hours with Bill Grant, the owner and guide of this tour.

Pros: - Excellent private tour. He drove and led my wife and I around Isle of Skye as well as other areas over an 8 hour period.

Knowledge of the history of Scotland was outstanding. Not only did we learn about the different landmarks of Isle of Skye, but we got to know much about the history of Scotland as it related to the different aspects of the Highlands and to each landmark. More importantly, Bill has a way with presenting such things in a fascinating way to keep one's attention. He also adjusted the level of discussion and topics of discussion to hold interest for both me and my wife. My wife had interests that were different from mine, and so Bill made the subtle adjustments in paying attention to each of our interests and made sure to devote time to each of our interests and questions. And did we have a lot of questions!!! Bill rattled off responses with intentional and thoughtfulness providing good content.

He is flexible. The tour starts in Inverness, and he guides the clients along the drive from Inverness into Isle of Skye. However, we were staying in Morvich, much further south. Bill drove all the way to our remote airbnb residence and started the tour from where we were staying. He rearranged the itinerary to fit our location. He also had to adjust for the weather because we had weather ranging from occasional sprinkles to drizzle to sheets of rain to open sunny skies. In all of these climate changes, Bill showed how the Highlands offered different beauties in each situation. It was surreal in a wonderful way.

We also had a flat tire on our car rental, and we asked Bill to drop by the grocery store at the end of the tour, so we could get some food to cook for dinner. He knew just the place to go to, and we got the supplies we needed.

Because of Bill we received an in-depth understanding of Scotland and exposure to the wondrous beauties of the Highlands. HIs command of the facts and making them fascinating kept us wanting to know more and see more as the tour progressed.

In addition, we also learned about contemporary Scottish culture as we discussed rugby, golf, current government structure, food, celebration of holidays, the language, and more.

We saw many of the popular landmarks, but then we also toured at out of the way areas where we stopped at a pub where I had a beer. Bill does not drink while driving, so he was fine with a glass of water. His goal was to have us have a bit of experience at a local pub, and it was fun.

By the end of the day, I wanted to move to the Highlands myself. It is a truly special place. It's God's country, and Bill helped showed us this. He also was more than helpful in taking photos of my wife and I, and he took good ones!

I unequivocally recommend Bill for private tours with the highest of recommendations. We have already added plans to bring our adult kids here to tour with him, but we know now to add other aspects of the Highlands. Bill has a few other tours that he does with Inverness and other areas of the Highlands.

Cons: - I did not know that the Highlands was such a special place, and I would have arranged for at least a 2-day or 3-day tour of the Highlands with Bill. There is is so much to see. -The other con is that Bill made me realize how awful other tours I have had. He has set the bar very high now, and it will be difficult for us to find other private tours with quality and experience on par with his tour.
Amber S
Amber S
Great Personalized and Private Shore Excursion
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We had an amazing experience with Bill on our full-day tour of the Inverness area. We went to the Inverness area of Scotland via cruise ship. He picked us up right on time and made sure we got back to our ship with plenty of time. He personalized our tour based on needs and preferences. He was extremely knowledgeable of the area and its history. He took us to places that you would never see on a coach tour. One of the highlights was seeing a herd of highland cows up in the hills including a few babies. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone.
Amanda
Amanda
Tailored tour that gets you where you are going!
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I needed to travel from Inverness to Edinburgh with my two older teen sons. My original plan was to take the train, but I'm so glad that we found Bill instead! He created a tailored trip for us that highlighted our interest in the mountains (funicular to the top of the ski area) and got us to Stirling Castle, as well as adding many stops along the way that I would never have thought to ask for. We drove through tiny roads with glorious forests and lochs, stopping to wander through local parks. He showed us where his sons jump off the local bridge into the river below. He was incredibly friendly and eager to introduce us to Scotland with a lifetime's understanding and interest. I can't recommend traveling with Bill highly enough!
Christine F
Christine F
Bill Grant Tour is a YES!
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Bill collected my husband and me in Edinburgh for a 2 day tour up to Inverness and back. We had some stops planned while leaving room for novel or unexpected jaunts. You can’t get that with a large tour! We fell in love with Scotland as Bill shared his knowledge and love of his homeland. His stories brought to life what our senses were taking in. He shared Scottish history, a bit of story, and his own family experiences with each castle stop, cairn visit, mountain pass, and loch. He introduced us to the Scotch egg- a must for everyone. He found us the sweetest Highland “coos”, and brought us through lovely side roads with twists and turns that we never would have experienced on our own. Once he learned my husband played music, he tailored the trip with a beautiful stop at Dougie MacLean’s previously owned Taybank Pub, where we sat outside and chatted by the river having a lovely pint. Again, this wouldn’t have happened with a bigger tour. If you’re considering whether to do a group tour or a personal tour, you certainly should spend the extra money and hire Bill. His personalized tour is worth every penny, rather every pound! Say, “Yes” and book the trip!
Caitland D
Caitland D
Bill is the Best!
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Bill was absolutely fantastic. He took us to the Isle of Skye, Glenn of the Faeries, Talisker Distillery and Glencoe, to name a few places. He was extremely knowledgeable, super personable and made the entire experience somehow even more amazing. Bill was also very funny and provided a lot of fun snacks!
Emma D
Emma D
The Best Tour and Guide
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This tour is AMAZING and so is Bill! He was so flexible and catered the tour to what my family wanted while also ensuring we saw the highlights of the highlands! Bill is proud of/passionate about Scotland and is very knowledgeable and kind!!! I cannot recommend Grant driving tours enough!
William D
William D
Money Well Spent
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We used this service on two separate occasions while in Scotland. The first was to the Isle of Skye. What an incredible experience! The driver arrived on time, was extremely courteous and very informative. We stopped frequently for photos and even took some detours to lesser known areas at our request. I could not imagine a better experience. We will definitely use this service again. I highly recommend Mr. Grant. You will not regret it!!
Justin D
Justin D
Awesome Tour!!!
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This tour was breathtaking! The guide was very personable and even more knowledgeable about the country of Scotland. Highly recommend using Grant driving tours. If we ever return to Scotland, we will certainly use them again!
Allanmacd
Allanmacd
Brilliantly comfortable and informative chaffeur experience.
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We used Bill for a chauffeur driven experience from Inverness to see a concert in Edinburgh. The car was lovely, clean and comfortable with good air conditioning. Bill was very informative about the areas we were passing and we enjoyed his company. I couldn't recommend him highly enough.
Canadian Fan
Canadian Fan
Isle of Skye and it’s secrets - Tour
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Bill Grant is a consummate tour guide with a great passion for and deep appreciation of the Scottish Highlands’ heritage (past and current), culture and natural environment. He demonstrated all of this and then some (!) when he recently led our group tour of Skye (and it’s secrets). From wonderful storytelling to expert coordination/navigation that takes account your personal needs, I’m certain that you”ll have no regrets in outsourcing your touring experience to Bill.
Nick D
Nick D
Breathtaking Views, Amazing Food, and Lifelong Memories!
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I genuinely cannot say enough good things about Bill and this amazing tour! Bill, as well as one of his partners, took our family of 8 on the Isle of Skye Tour. The whole day feels nothing short of a fever dream! During the tour, we got to see some of the most beautiful landscape and views I have ever seen. In addition, we got the opportunity to try some amazing food and even some authentic Scotch Whisky! All of these experiences were only enhanced by Bill's seemingly endless stream of knowledge and plethora of amazing facts about the history and significance of what we got to see! Bill somehow also managed to inquire about our own lives and interests, making sure there was never a dull moment between each destination on Skye! He continually went out of his way to make sure that we were enjoying the tour and was extremely flexible, willing to change destinations where possible to custom fit the tour to our liking! The Isle of Skye tour is one that I will NEVER forget and always cherish, largely because of Bill! I cannot say enough good things about this tour or Bill!
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