Reviews & Testimonials
At Sleepy Sporran we would like to think that our tours are different. Here are a few of the responses we have received from recent guests.
Thank you again for two wonderful days of touring your delightful backyard!
You made our visit so welcoming we are now refreshed for the next stage of our trip. The tour with Sleepy Sporran of Perthshire was just fantastic. It included a private tour of Blackwatch Museum and Blair castle where we had a champagne picnic lunch of majestic proportions. Oh a little tasting at two whisky distilleries were each very educational. Our eyes are truly opened to the delights of Scotland.
Lee will remember yesterdays visit to Roslin and Temple for a very long time once she comes down from the rush of excitement.
Have a great week doing what you do best, providing memories of a lifetime to so many.
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This tour was the best tour I went on during my time in The United Kingdom. From the moment I contacted Ian, I felt taken care of. Ian and Trish prepared a tour for my mom and me that included not only my specific requests but additional places of interest that they thought we'd benefit from seeing. They worked with us on the time frame and the price was absolutely reasonable. The really nice thing about the price is that they take care of all the entrance fees, parking, tour guide meet-ups,etc. They have refreshments whenever you need them. When we first met Trish and Ian, we felt comfortable and easy with them. They are very easy to talk to, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the journey they are taking you on. We also were treated to an amazing lunch in a beautiful setting. My mom and I felt so pampered! It was really an experience that we will cherish.
Wonderful times, just a few shots (pictures attached from the tours ) of great memories.
Thank you to Ian and Trish for an excellent day. Door to door service, extremely comfortable, spacious and immaculate tour bus. Very welcome morning coffee/ champagne , both Trish and Ian unfaultering in their efforts to make sure all our needs were catered for.
Britannia is well worth the trip, very interesting. Lovely lunch, some free time then journey home.
Very professional service with a personal touch. Will have no hesitation in recommending Sleepy Sporran Tours. Lovely goodie bag to take home at end of day an added bonus.
On a wet, dark and dismal day we chose the Sleepy Sporran Winter Tour to Rosslyn Chapel. After a super journey, what a wonderful surprise was waiting for us. Newly built shop, cafe and information areas. The Chapel itself was breathtaking - superb stone carvings dating back hundreds of years, guides with local knowledge to show you round.
Thanks again Ian and Trish our Sleepy Sporran travel experts.
Our warmest thanks to both of you for your welcome to beautiful Scotland. With your assistance we (re)discovered the countryside of Perthshire and Aberdeenshire. No questions remained unanswered! Con-gratulations for the exceptional champagne-lunch which probably contributed to the marvellous and relaxed atmosphere.
I wanted to thank you both for the wonderful tour you provide for us last Sunday! It was exactly the type of tour we were hoping for…one with plenty of local knowledge and provided in a personable and friendly man-ner! You couldn’t have chosen a better selection of sites…from breathtaking views to quaint, colorful villag-es…every site chosen had it own unique appeal. We will definitely recommend your services to all of our guests when we send them to Scotland. Thank you again for a perfect day!! You two are the best!!!
If you are heading to Scotland and would like a real treat then I highly recommend a personalised tour with Sleepy Sporran Tours.
What did we want to see they asked? Good question! With thoughtful guidance from our hosts we decided to go for an ‘exclusive version’ of The Grand Tour, preferring as much of the outdoor scenery as weather would permit, to savour the natural beauty of the area. Trish and Ian collected us in what was quiet simply the most comfortable tour bus ever and very safely driven throughout. The scenery was simply stunning - just what we had hoped for.
Our hosts clearly have in depth knowledge of the region, its history and myths and provided great narrative to all we saw. Photo stops were no problem and we felt very comfortable asking for anything we needed or for more information. A coffee break beside the waters of a distillery was perfectly timed then back on the road for more beautiful scenery.
We stopped for lunch beside the beautiful Loch Tay and in a few moments Trish and Ian magically delivered an absolute feast of a champagne picnic. Being a polite person, I tried to sample a bit of every thing- all fresh and totally delicious with an emphasis on local Scottish fare. Very impressive - very much appreciated.
The personalised attention for our tour was outstanding. I am generally not one to go on tours but this was quite special and Trish and Ian were wonderful guides. I will certainly be coming back for another Sleepy Sporran Tour when next in Scotland and can highly recommend the experience.
Thank you for taking care of us during our Whisky Tour, we had a wonderful day with you.
The whiskies that we tried were all new to us and we were excited to try some of the best whiskies which were award winning. Moreover, the tour and tastings were very informative, we learned a lot from it and we enjoyed it very much.
Great day with Sleepy Sporran Tours doing the Perthshire Grand Tour. Spectacular scenery (especially loved Pitlochry and Blair Castle), comfortable vehicle which felt very safe despite some hairpin bends, delicious food and wonderful company. Ian and Trish are very relaxed hosts, nothing is too much trouble, and very knowledgable. My niece and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and plan to take another tour next year. Can't recommend highly enough
I've really enjoyed the tours I've taken with Sleepy Sporran. Ian and Trish are fantastic at tailoring the tours to my interest of wildlife - from spotting deer or birds of prey, watching and getting up close to red squirrels, and even seeing a mountain hare which was a really special experience.
The champagne picnic lunches are a real treat and made even more special by the spectacular views from the picnic stops. Particular highlights for me include the village of Kenmore with stunning views of the mountains reflected in Loch Tay and the beautiful view of the snow topped Caingorms from across Loch Morlich. The tours are also a great opportunity to take amazing photographs. Ian and Trish are excellent at recommending the best spots for this - my favourite would have to be Queen's View, although photographs don't do it justice and it has to be seen in person to truly take it in. Watching the sunset there was amazing and something I won't forget.
All of these experiences would not have been possible without Sleepy Sporran Tours. I'd highly recommend them and I can't wait to go on my next one.
Highly delightful tour with superb information and graphic detail throughout the day. Coffee breaks, fantastic champagne picnic lunch and afternoon tea were all at great pre-planned locations. No request was too much trouble and guide leaflets were provided for additional information.
A throughly enjoyable day with super driver and courier, thank you so much, looking forward to next time.
Five stars for Sleepy Sporran - Have had many great tours with Sleepy Sporran - Aviemore and Balmoral were just two of the outstanding visits. Never thought I'd get so close to Balmoral castle, wouldn't have been surprised if 'Her Majesty' herself, had appeared! Likewise, getting 'close-up and personal' with the beautiful red squirrels at Cluny House Gardens was absolutely wonderful.
Ian and Trish are excellent guides, gaining unparalleled access to fantastic Scottish countryside and sights. Their relaxed, informal approach makes for an extremely enjoyable and informative experience. Would highly recommend. Oh, and the picnics are totally delicious too!!
Great weather and beautiful scenery. Surprise coffee breaks and memorable picnic. Excellent company, unforgettable.
This spectacular Deeside Tour was a relaxing, enjoyable, informative and memorable experience. The scenery and views were spectacular as we headed north towards Braemar to visit the Braemar Gathering games field then onto our first coffee break overlooking the view towards Mar Lodge Estate. An added bonus was the beautiful weather, wonderful company and amazingly tasty picnic set in the Deeside sunshine. Our tour guides could not have done more to make our day out more special. My particular favourite visits were to Crathie Kirk, Balmoral Castle, Ballater and Brig o' Dee. A memorable day!