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Walkabout Scotland

5 Rose Street, 4th Floor TMP, Edinburgh EH2 2PR, Scotland
+44 131 243 2664
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Solid Itinerary, Poor Organization and Planning

My spouse and I were on the September "Orkney Encounter Tour". The hikes were amazing and the other... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Andrew F
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Dallas, Texas
Amazing area, quiet unorganized tour

I took the 7-day Orkney Encounter Tour in September, the area is magnificent and well worth a... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
mountven2
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Breckenridge, Colorado
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As one of the leading walking holiday tour operators in Scotland, we offer you an unrivalled walking and hiking experience through the spectacular scenery of the Scottish Highlands. Join a small group of like-minded travellers and explore Scotland with the experts.
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

My spouse and I were on the September "Orkney Encounter Tour". The hikes were amazing and the other guests in our group (save one) were incredible. Our guide was nice as well. As noted in other review (mountven2) Walkabout Scotland would benefit from sharing a...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2017

I took the 7-day Orkney Encounter Tour in September, the area is magnificent and well worth a visit. I had looked forward to the ferry trips, the short exciting plane ride, the incredible history and ruins, and walks along the coastal paths. I was not...More

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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful trip!!!. I had never attempted a long distance multi day hike before and am so glad that I did the West Highland Way. This was a trip I would Never have been able to organize on my own. It was great to know...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

This was definitely a highlight of our trip to Scotland. I appreciate that this company is so service oriented. They picked us up in Glasgow and though our original guide had to be replaced, everything went fairly smoothly. If you're lucky enough to have Sam...More

1  Thank Michelle M
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

The whole week was fabulous. Super guide Stuart was amazing. He saw to it that each of us got the challenge and experience we needed. At 76 years old I was a little nervous as to whether I could handle it but Stuart was great...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

A very memorable trip with a great group and even greater guide Stuart. He did a wonderful job tailoring each days activities to the abilities of the group. Five stars to him but only four for the management/ownership of the tour company for adding two...More

1  Thank Doug V
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Reviewed 4 August 2017

The walk itself is beautiful. We had a very friendly & personable 'guide', however, she had never done the walk before and did not know the route and was not familiar with anything we saw along the way. Weren't told of the history or pertinent...More

1  Thank brookdj1
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jon-walkabout, Owner at Walkabout Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Hi David Thank you for your feedback. Please find below the reply from our (very experienced) colleague, TF. it was one of the busiest weeks of the year, being school holidays and this year seems ti have been busier than ever. We did get good...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

We spent a most enjoyable week with Stuart as our guide on the Highland Railways and Hills holiday. The hiking was well paced, with only one day being slightly strenuous--but well worth it for the magnificent views. All the accommodations were fine and one B...More

3  Thank Uma K
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

I have had a wonderful one week experience visiting the smaller isles on the west of Scotland: Islay, Jura, Mull and Iona. Each isle was delightful in its own way. As presented by Walkabout Scotland I enjoyed the local atmosphere of each isle, had an...More

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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Just finished Isle of Skye tour with 7 fantastic new friends and tour guide Stuart. Forecast called for rain every day but as Stuart says - "you get the weather you deserve". Sun was shining every day except for Friday. Each walk had glorious views...More

1  Thank Kathleen R
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Martyn S
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Response from jon-walkabout | Property representative |
Hi Martyn Yes we have had plenty of bookings so far for 2015 with one unfortunate trip cancellation so far. Please email directly and we will pick up your enquiry. Regards Jon
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