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4 Nov 2013
“Go Orkney”
22 Jan 2012
“Once in a Lifetime Experience”
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30 Culduthel Road, Inverness IV2 4AP, Scotland
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 16 December 2008

I booked two separate tours with Puffin in early October 2008 and enjoyed both. I was looking for a tour company (I didn't want to drive myself) that offered a small group setting and allowed me to relax and enoy the journey as well as...More

2  Thank Jessica A
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 27 October 2010

I see Puffin has changed it's name. This good to know as I would never, ever subject myself to another experience like the one we had a couple of years ago with them. Yes our driver was the aforementioned Sinclair. He came across as one...More

16  Thank RIJC
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

I recently did the day tour of Orkney with Sinclair Dunnett. What a fabulous day. What a fabulous Island. The tour was fully comprehensive and Sinclair is an extremely knowledgeable guide. We had a really good day with lots of photo opportunities and tours. Had...More

1  Thank solotraveller92012
Reviewed 23 January 2012

After reading other reviews, I was surprised to hear of the negative experiences had by others as I had had such a fantastic one. Perhaps I was just lucky, but my dealings with Puffin Express were all straight forward and well mannered. Not sure if...More

Thank J L
Reviewed 15 May 2011

Like some of the other reviewers, I am also surprised that this company is still in business! We had a very bad experience last year with Puffin Express (or Nor'west Tours as they are also, or were previously, known). We went on a short trip...More

16  Thank WillM45
Reviewed 27 October 2010

I see Puffin has changed it's name. This good to know as I would never, ever subject myself to another experience like the one we had a couple of years ago with them. Yes our driver was the aforementioned Sinclair. He came across as one...More

16  Thank RIJC
Reviewed 23 September 2010

I'm a bit leery of bus tours. Most seem mechanical, impersonal and if you do have a driver who narrates, it's usually from a memorized script. Not so with Nor'West. My father and I took the Isle of Skye day tour earlier this month, and...More

Thank J C
Reviewed 1 September 2009

I've recently been on two of Nor'west tours and enjoyed both of them. One was to the Castle of Mey which was small and interesting. The other was to the Applecross Peninsular. The wather was perfect to see the scenery. The lunch stop at the...More

1  Thank travelbug90
Reviewed 16 July 2009

Puffin Express (now called Nor-West Tours) run small, friendly tours in a minibus, from Inverness to the far reaches of Scotland. Sinclair Dunnett, who has been our guide on both of the trips I've been on, is a wonderfully friendly, funny and knowledgeable guide who...More

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Reviewed 16 December 2008

I booked two separate tours with Puffin in early October 2008 and enjoyed both. I was looking for a tour company (I didn't want to drive myself) that offered a small group setting and allowed me to relax and enoy the journey as well as...More

2  Thank Jessica A
Reviewed 22 September 2008

Although these tours fill a gap in the market, allowing those who do not wish to self-drive to see areas of the Highlands of Scotland they would otherwise miss, I pray you enjoy your experience because the aftercare skills of the company are somewhat lacking....More

10  Thank JockyB
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