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Luxury day tours round the Highlands of Scotland with 'a quine'. My tours take people on a scenic, musical and gastronomic journey round the best spots - and the 'hidden gems' that we are lucky enough to have here, on our doorstep, in 'the most...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family, ranging from 12 - 71 years old, booked the Applecross, Isle of Skye, Loch Ness, Outlander, and bespoke Jacobite Train tours from May 30 - June 3. We had the time of our lives, and all to the credit of Ali. Ali is...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 30 September 2019

Ali is the BEST, I wanted to adopt her and take her back to the states with me! She went out her way to meet everyone of my family's needs and request, even taking us back to the Walker shortbread factory twice in one day!...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank chris1025404
Z5762KMalisonw, Owner at Hielan Quine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for this wonderful review Christine. Yes it was a great couple of days. Just a tonic. I loved my pack of shortbread... Didnt share it with anyone 😊 Give everyone my love and take care.. Until the next time, Ali.

Reviewed 10 September 2019 via mobile

We booked with Ali to tour us from Fort William to Inverness with stops along the way. We were particularly interested in places in our family history, which she spent time researching before our arrival. Ali was accommodating, knowledgeable and by the end of the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Z5762KMalisonw, Owner at Hielan Quine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2019

Cathy - no - thank you! This is a great review, I'm absolutely delighted! I didn't think you would be home by now? Maybe you're just 'super organised'? It was lovely to meet you all and yes, it was a fantastic day with lots of...More

Reviewed 1 September 2019

My family and I enjoyed two day trips with Ali (Whisky and Isle of Skye). Her exuberance, knowledge, and love towards us added so much more enjoyment to the incredible experiences. She knows the area so well, that she shows you amazing little pubs and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank AaronLiebo
Z5762KMalisonw, Owner at Hielan Quine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2019

I got this review at the end of a very stressful week and it made me laugh out loud and cry at the same time. I cannot thank you enough! I was delighted to meet your beautiful family Aaron and so chuffed to spend your...More

Reviewed 31 August 2019

Ali is the perfect guide. Fun, funny, and local. We adored her, her stories, and Doric lessons. She knew some cool whisky pubs in addition to the big distilleries.More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank NunHolly
Z5762KMalisonw, Owner at Hielan Quine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2019

Aw you guys....thank you so much for this lovely review! I hope you are all home and rested after your 'wee adventure'. It was lovely to meet you all and I had a great day too. I hope to see you again on your next...More

Reviewed 16 August 2019

There are many ways to visit the Scottish Highlands, but I think we have found the best way: hop in Alison (Ali) Wilson’s van and let her help you explore this wonderful region. We are avid travelers and rely on finding wonderful private guides in...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Stephen H
Z5762KMalisonw, Owner at Hielan Quine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2019

Hi Stephen and Nancy. Thank you so much for this fabulous review. I am so glad you enjoyed our time as much as I did and I think perhaps I learned more from you than you from me - I will treasure it always. I...More

Reviewed 10 August 2019

Four of us booked a day with Ali out of the port of Invergordon. Ali is a delightful guide full if personality and eager to please. She worked with us to design our day. My only regret is that we tried to cram too much...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Z5762KMalisonw, Owner at Hielan Quine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2019

Hi Tim. Thank you so much for this lovely review. It was a great day running round the country side and yes, the Castle is absolutely stunning and one of the Norths highlights. The Royal Golf Hotel were pleased to have us and I hope...More

Reviewed 9 August 2019 via mobile

Hielan Quine tours is amazing! The owner/ tour guide, Allison Wilson really puts her whole effort into making your tour of Scotland the best experience ever! She took our family of five on three days worth of tours. We were a diverse group ranging in...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Z5762KMalisonw, Owner at Hielan Quine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2019

Hi Brenda Thank you so much for this fantastic review. Our time together was 'eventful' that's for sure! The bump at Eilean Donan Castle was a hindrance at the time, but because of that we gained an extra day together and I was able to...More

Reviewed 8 July 2019 via mobile

The day we spent with Alison was one of the best of our entire holiday. The moment you get on the comfortable van you enter a magical world full of fantastic stories, great music and awesome scenery. It's like spending the day with your best...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Carolin S
Z5762KMalisonw, Owner at Hielan Quine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2019

Thank you Carolin. What a lovely review. It was a fabulous day! I agree it was like travelling with friends. Im looking forward to your next visit and perhaps a tour from you when I come to Hamburg? 😁

Reviewed 1 June 2019

Ali is THE best!!! If you are thinking of getting a tour guide for your trip around Scotland, look no further than Hielan Quine Tours! She is knowledgeable, funny, sweet, tons of fun and after just 4 days we felt like she was part of...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Z5762KMalisonw, Owner at Hielan Quine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2019

Melissa thank you so much for this fantastic review. I had such a great time with you guys. The story of Georges (Dans) miniature hitting the deck at the petrol station will go down in my archives as one of the funniest moments ever....(for you...More

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