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Iconic Tours

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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About Iconic Tours
Hi, we're Iconic Tours, a small team of Edinburgh and Scotland locals who are passionate about where we live and love to show you iconic sights, tell you about amazing characters, share fascinating tales and give you the inside stories that only the locals know. On all our tours you will feel like you are being shown around by an old friend rather than a guide. We offer tours to suit everyone's needs, whether you are a solo traveler, on holiday with friends or coming with family of any age. Our tours are on a private basis and we offer different specialist tours to give you an experience you will never forget. We offer walking and driving tours where we go beyond the usual stories to give you real insight into the history of our country and those who shaped it in easy to understand terms that is fun for all the family. Whether it's history, stories, amazing scenery, castles, food, whisky or a combination of everything you are after, we can deliver and more.
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Tours and Tickets by Iconic Tours

Edinburgh Private Walking Tour

Gain a personalized insight into the Scottish capital of Edinburgh from your guide on this private Edinburgh walking tour that’s perfect for couples, families, small groups, or anyone who wants a personal guide to the city. Explore Greyfriars Kirk, the Royal Mile, and Old Town, and leave with restaurant recommendations tailored to your travel style.
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2 hours 30 minutes
from US$46.45

Private Glencoe Driving Tour from Edinburgh

Explore the Scottish countryside at your own pace with a private driver. Get picked up at your hotel in Edinburgh in an air-conditioned Mercedes Vito Tourer and set out towards Glencoe. The full-day itinerary can be customized according to your interests and includes seeing castles, lochs, and if you choose, a whisky distillery. Learn about Scottish history from your local guide.
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8 to 9 hours
from US$758.52

Private Central Highlands Driving Tour

Escape the bustle of Edinburgh for a full-day private tour of the central Highlands. See castles, waterfalls, and historic villages as your local guide takes care of the driving. Customize the itinerary according to your personal interests, including a possible stop at a whisky distillery. Get personalized advice on where to eat traditional food. Hotel pick-up and drop-off are included.
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7 to 8 hours
from US$743.04

Everything Edinburgh Old Town Tour

This is a small group tour (max 25 people) that not only fills you in on the must know stories and history of Edinburgh and it's amazing characters whilst taking in some of the Old Town highlights, but it also helps you orient yourself in the Old Town, get away from the crowds to some lesser seen areas with great views and gives real local insight into places to eat and drink away from the usual tourist spots.
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2 hours
from US$23.20

Private Edinburgh driving tour

Cover more sights in less time during a private driving tour of Edinburgh, during which you’ll receive the undivided attention of your guide. Opting for a private tour means that you’ll enjoy the flexibility to create your own sightseeing schedule, while letting someone else drive gives you more time to focus on the scenery.
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7 hours
from US$711.12
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AForman wrote a review Oct 2020
Greater London, United Kingdom9 contributions3 helpful votes
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We had such a wonderful day with Will, even with the rain! (He taught us the word "smirr" for a light rain, which I misheard as smurf rain, which I think amused him). We are a family of 5 expat Americans living in the UK, looking for a private tour during these times of Covid. He had hand sanitiser in the van and was appropriately masked up and social distanced throughout the day. Will took us to an excellent coffee shop to get us started (he has great recommendations for coffee shops in Edinburgh), then guided us through Stirling Castle. He had asked us what we hoped to see and do during the day in advance so he could plan the day out and he went out of his way to try to hunt down a Highland cow for us, despite the off season (most are tucked away in barns during the wet season). He was super flexible for when the kids got worn out at a place or the road was closed to a site. The best part was chatting about a tour we took to Stonehenge and he piped up, "Want to see some standing stones you can touch?" Not 5 minutes later he had driven us to an isolated farmers field where we got to touch these beautiful old stones, standing in the mist. He took us to a very tasty place for hot pies and chips for lunch and was great about letting us eat in the van while he took a walk in the rain, since Covid restrictions meant no eating in restaurants and the weather was not great. And he was great about pointing out when we could and could not take a bathroom break, so we didn't end up with any uncomfortable bladders. All in all, it was a great day thanks to Will's stories and enthusiasm. We wouldn't hesitate to use his services again one day.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from willrobb77, Owner at Iconic Tours
Responded 9 Nov 2020
Dear Forman 5, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for the tour we did. I still think smurf rain is better, it really should be a thing ;-) Anyway, it was no problem to supply hand gel, keep the mask on while in the van and socially distance when outside. It's been a year of compromises and I am happy to keep everyone safe, thank you to all of you for wearing your masks too. I am glad you liked the coffee recommendations and we managed to tick everything off the lost of things you wnated to do (castle, quaint village, loch, Highland cows) as well as add in some surprises (standing stones) when I heard you hadn't managed to touch any at Stonehenge. Although the stones we visited were smaller, at least we had the place all to ourselves and the cows were friendly :-) On a cold wet day tasty hot food is a must and I am glad to local bakery and the chip shop hit the spot. I wish you all the best for your life in London and if you every come back do let me know. Will
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Shelley K wrote a review Oct 2020
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I had a really good afternoon. My tour guild was Gary. He was knowledgeable, engaging and friendly. As a first timer to Edinburgh I would definitely recommend. Really helped me to get my bearings as well as increase my knowledge of the old town
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from willrobb77, Owner at Iconic Tours
Responded 11 Oct 2020
Dear Shellyk739, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Gary is an amazing guide and we are glad you enjoyed the tour so much, we hope you can come do another tour with us one day. Many thanks, Will
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Robin G wrote a review Aug 2020
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Our guide Gillian was fantastic. A fascinating tour delivered with bags of enthusiasm keeping us all engaged and laughing on occasions as well as wincing at some of the dreadful things that’s happened in the 1700s! We were two Middle agers and two twenty somethings and Gillian got it spot on. Thank you👍
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Catherine R wrote a review Aug 2020
St Albans, United Kingdom13 contributions4 helpful votes
Will was very knowledgable, and all the family enjoyed the tour. It was a really personalised, with lots of chances to ask questions. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from willrobb77, Owner at Iconic Tours
Responded 12 Aug 2020
Dear 464catheriner, many thanks for taking the time to write a review. It was a pleasure to meet you all and I am very happy that the whole family enjoyed the tour.
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Cajun_traveler405 wrote a review Mar 2020
New Orleans, Louisiana101 contributions70 helpful votes
Spent the day with Will touring the city of Edinburgh. We covered old town in the morning and new town after lunch. Had been to the city many times before, but had never taken tour. Found the day fascinating. Learned a lot about the history of Edinburgh, but also about what it is like to live there now. Will did a great job. Was a pleasure spending day with him. Highly recommend.
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Response from Willrobb, Owner at Iconic Tours
Responded 9 Apr 2020
Dear Cajun_traveler405, Many thanks for taking the time to write a review and I am really happy you got to see a different side of Edinburgh and learn more about our great city and it's people despite the fact you have visited several times before. I look forward to meeting you again and showing you more of Scotland next time.
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