Customer Reviews from Trip Advisor
Fantastic Tour of Scalloway We recently were on a cruise which stopped at Lerwick. Les, our guide, promptly picked us up at the port and we were on our way across the Shetland Island to Scalloway. Les and his family has lived here for generations and provided us with historical and cultural information. We stopped at several spectacular locations for photo ops and historical interest. We thoroughly enjoyed this tour! Would highly recommend Les as your guide to the Shetland Islands.
Beyond our wildest dreams An outstanding day visiting the history sites of mainland Shetland to the south mainland and Jarlshof
Simply the best guide ever!!! Our personalized tour with Roundabout Shetland was the highlight of our visit to Shetland. Les gave us a tour from Lerwick through the northern Isles of Yell and Unst, all the way to a view of Muckle Flugga lighthouse. Among the many bits of fascinating information we learned, was the the lighthouse was built by Robert Louis Stevenson's father and uncle, and that young Robbie visited Unst many times during construction and was quite fond of the island. It becomes even more interesting when you realize that if you turn the map of Unst upside down, it bears a striking resemblance to the map of Treasure Island. As a native Shetlander, former history teacher, standup comic, and generally wonderful guy, Les gave us an experience we'll never forget. I can't recommend Roundabout Shetland highly enough!
Wonderful ship excursions A lovely drive through the countryside. Learned a lot about the area in a very relaxing way. And had the best fish and chips in town before returning to the ship. Amazing experience.
Excellent Jimmy Perez Tour We took the "Jimmy Perez" tour with Les Sinclair when a friend and I visited Shetland and it was a great tour. Les was very knowledgeable about the island and took us to many of the filming locations from the Shetland TV Series. He was also an extra in one of the seasons. He was very knowledgeable about other aspects of the island and was a great story teller. We asked him other questions about the island including the Shetland Bus and he was able to tell us all about it. I would recommend this tour for any Shetland TV Series viewers. Thank you Les for a great day
Great Day Around Shetland! We had a wonderful tour with Les. His exhaustive knowledge of the Shetlands, including being an extra on the tv show, Shetland, combined with his jovial personality make a great package. He took us to numerous off the beaten path spots, each with a great history, which gave us an unexpected understanding of this wonderful place. We were especially interested in the WWII history of the Shetland Bus and he made sure to take us to sights relating to that. Lunch in Scalloway and the Scalloway Museum were special treats. Spend the day with Les for a unique, enjoyable, and enlightening experience.
Well worth the money I took two tours with Les, for the first I was the only customer and we went south, Les was informative and very interesting in terms of giving the history and facts of our journey. The second was with three others out to Eshaness via so many point of interest. His knowledge of Shetland is wide and interspersed with family connections and interesting stories and facts. I recommend Les as a guide, he is respectful and accommodates all requests possible, his tours are full of detail and bring Shetland, past and present to life. Any future trips to Shetland fir me will include these tours.
Whole day tour of mainland shetland The tour was excellent in all respects. Content was expertly tailored to to our requiirements ( a mix of history and places where scenes in the Shetland series had been shot. Les, our Tour Guide, was extremely knowledgeable and all his information was delivered with a voice and humour that you would never tire of listening to.
Amazing history Thank you Les, your knowledge of the local history of Shetland and it’s people was very interesting and entertaining. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour.Thanks again Richard
Local eyes, local stories in Esheness We really enjoyed the time with Les. Being visitors unfamiliar with the roads, having Les do the driving left us to see all around us. He had many back stories to the places we were seeing, knew the photogenic places to stop, and kept us safe on the cliffs. We laughed and talked like we had known him for years. A great experience.