We returned home on Wednesday very late and are catching up on our sleep and local activities. We want to thank you (and Robin) for making our trip to Scotland so unforgettable. We were so happy that we could walk to everything in Edinburgh. It was cold when we were there but we toured the castle and spent time in the museums. It was a pleasure meeting Robin and having his help getting around. We were in Grantown for my birthday and had a very lovely time there including finding some music in a local pub. It was great to be able to walk from the hotel. The food at the Ravenscourt was outstanding. The battlefield at Culloden was one of highlights of the trip. It was very moving to walk the grounds there. The drive to Skye was very long but well worth it when we got there. We were well treated at Dunorin House. We enjoyed Dunvegan Castle and saw seals on the boat trip. This area had wonderful scenery and the ocean views. We would like to come back and go to Skye and other islands. We were happy we could see the areas of Scotland that we chose. We are very happy that we had your help and advice on this trip. We were able to make the most of the time we had in Scotland and relax and really enjoy ourselves. It was ideal for our first trip. We hope we can come back to Scotland someday. Thank you again for helping us to have such a wonderful time.
We had a wonderful time. Many thanks to you and your team. Everything went very smoothly. The Highlands were BEAUTIFUL! As we came over every rise and around every bend, each sight was more spectacular than the next. While I still have doubts about what you Scot's consider "highways" (the A82 for example, a wide sidewalk in the States ), the Country along the way was extraordinary. The Inn's and Hotels were all very good with the Clachaig Inn, Glencoe being a favourite. We can't wait for our next trip.
I have racked my brain trying to think of something that wasn't right about the trip, but cannot come up with anything. Your services were excellent from the start and nothing went wrong anywhere. It is hard to rate the hotel accommodations since each was different. I guess I would put the Craigard House first because of its ambiance and comfort. Last would be the Millennium in Glasgow mainly because the room was small even by European standards and there was quite a bit of street noise, but that probably is hard to avoid. It does have a good location, though, right next to the railway station. The Atholl House was comfortable, pleasant and the stay was enjoyable. I would go back. All of my objectives for the trip were met. I gathered some new information on our family history and had an enjoyable time at the clan gathering. The high point was our visit to the Logierait churchyard where. I talked with the clan historian. I guess the low point was not finding as much as I expected about the Langwills in Campbeltown. I know they were there. It's an excuse for another trip I guess. Right up there as well was the drive from Glasgow to Campbeltown. Finally, thank you again for everything. I would have no problem giving you a favourable reference should it be necessary, and perhaps we can work together again sometime.
We enjoyed our excursion into Ireland. Doolin was fantastic. The B&B was to our liking. They served the best scrambled eggs I have ever had. We enjoyed all three pubs. The music was grand and the pints flowed. The Cliffs of Moher were breath-taking. The Lake Hotel was a great place to be to visit the Killarney area. We actually preferred the Ring of Kerry to the Dingle Peninsula although both are worth seeing. Ahernes was fantastic. It cost us time to visit but the meal was the best of our trip. Jury's is an excellent location for seeing Dublin. We found a few excellent restaurants close by. We like Quay's. The beef stew and salmon were excellent. I hope this information is helpful to you. Thanks again for all you did for us. Next time we visit Edinburgh, I'll buy the first two rounds at the pub of your choice.
We continue to reflect on our recent vacation with very happy memories, and we thank you very sincerely for developing with us an ideal itinerary. We have no gripes, and the following aspects of our trip are worthy of special mention. We were very satisfied with every one of the five lodging accommodations we stayed at -- Atholl Villa, Glen Mhor, Dunorin House, The Moorings and the Express by Holiday Inn. All of them were very hospitable and we were very satisfied with the meals provided. We suspect you had a personal hand in selecting a superior class of room in several of those establishments -- for that, we thank you or whoever was involved. You should be aware that your name was held in high regard wherever we stayed. The Daily Tour Notes you provided were extremely helpful and we consulted them regularly. Alex, during the planning phase, our email communications were efficient and effective and we thank you for your prompt responses to questions we raised. Your secure payment mechanism worked smoothly and inspired confidence in a new overseas client like myself. Lastly, and most importantly, our week's vacation exceeded our expectations and we shall certainly contact you when we consider another visit to your extraordinary country. We will not hesitate to enthusiastically recommend you to anyone we encounter who is considering taking a vacation in the Highlands.