Simon Dominguez Alvarez

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Hello from Scotland!!

My name is Simon and I am originally from Galicia in  North West Spain; a region very similar to Scotland. I have lived and worked in Scotland since 2011, traveling widely, and I have fallen in love with this magnificent country.

After a career as tour leader in and around Edinburgh, I moved to the Orkney islands in northern Scotland to work as a guide and whilst there I achieved the STGA Green Badge for the Orkney islands in 2016. I returned to central Scotland in 2018, continuing to operate my company "Escocia Tours" and after two years of studying I achieved the coveted 'Blue Badge' which is the highest guiding qualification in Scotland.

Through my tour company "Escocia Tours" I can plan your trip from start to finish, tailored to meet your needs and interests. I can guide in English, Spanish and Portuguese in the comfort of a spacious Volkswagen Transporter which has air conditioning, an audio system, ample room for luggage and seating for up to 8 guests.

Tours are always planned to suit the needs of the guest and we can stop whenever and wherever you like for photos, coffee or to explore.
Flexibility is the key to creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Scotland has something for everyone and with my knowledge we can go off the beaten track and explore some of the lesser-known corners of Scotland as well as some of the iconic sites, restaurants and distilleries that Scotland is world famous for!

As well as offering driver guiding for up to 8 guests, I can also offer city tours, walking tours and extended tours for larger groups form on day to several weeks.

I have fallen in love with Scotland's rich history and culture, the castles, the food, the wildlife and the Whisky!! It would be my pleasure to accompany you on a tour around Scotland and show you the very best Scotland has to offer.
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Services

  • Coach Tour
  • Conference and incentive work
  • Corporate Assistance
  • Driver Guide
  • Extended Tour
  • Itinerary Planning
  • Shore Excursion
  • Special needs groups
  • Walking Tour

Additional Information

  • Guide Type: Blue Badge
  • Months Available: 12
  • Type of car: Volkswagen Transporter 9 seats
  • Year Qualified: 2017
  • Tour starting points

    • Edinburgh
    • Glasgow
    • Perth
    • St Andrews
    • Stirling
  • Qualifications

    Green Badge Tourist Guide
    First Aid Course
    Degree in Pharmacy. University of Santiago de Compostela.
  • Tours

    - I have my own vehicle with required insurances that can accommodate up to 8 passengers.
    
    - Customised trips. Individuals, families, honeymoons, group of friends, incentives.
    - I stop where you want. Flexible trips.
    - Happy to do tours that suits your needs.
    
    - Guided tours or Tourist guide driver
    - Extended tours

Clients' Testimonials

  • The Scottish Government is delighted to endorse the work of the Scottish Tourist Guides Association in recognition of their worldwide reputation and quality work and training. I commend the passion and knowledge they bring to guiding and congratulate them on continuing to set the standard in this area.

  • VisitScotland is delighted to recognise the Scottish Tourist Guides Association as the professional membership body for fully trained and accredited tourist guides in Scotland. STGA accredited guides are passionate ambassadors for Scotland and in providing our visitors with information and inspiration, help deliver a memorable experience for them.

  • VisitScotland is delighted to recognise the Scottish Tourist Guides Association as the professional membership body for fully trained and accredited tourist guides in Scotland. STGA accredited guides are passionate ambassadors for Scotland and in providing our visitors with information and inspiration, help deliver a memorable experience for them.

  • Fergus Ewing MSP

    Minister for Business, Energy, and Tourism

    Scottish Government

  • Marion Boyd

    International Development Assistant

    Aberdeen City Council

  • Helen Versloot

    Incentive Department

    Gullivers Travel Agency