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Historic Edinburgh Tours

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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About Historic Edinburgh Tours
Historic Edinburgh Tours give you a unique and fascinating insight into the city's rich history. Your expert local guide, Robert, will take you on a journey through time, telling you stories of the people and places that have made Edinburgh one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. So whether you're interested in learning about the city's medieval past or its more recent history, our tours will leave you with a memorable and lasting impression of this beautiful city. Each of our private tours is led by our kilted, award-winning guide.
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Kelley A wrote a review 22 May
Aylmer, Canada1 contribution
Excellent tour! I'd booked it for research, and my husband tagged along and found it as fascinating as I did. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Response from RobertHowie, Owner at Historic Edinburgh Tours
Responded 2 days ago
Thank you for your kind review. I am glad the sources I referenced may be of use to you. It was a delight to take you both around, you clearly know the topic well! I'm quite pleased we agreed on so many of the commonalities of life for the poor in Victorian Edinburgh. I can't wait to read your new book. Best wishes for the launch. Yours, Robert
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filigree06 wrote a review 17 May
Edinburgh, United Kingdom3 contributions
My P5s (and the grown ups) had a fantastic time on the Mary Queen of Scots tour. Being at the spot where Darnley died and having the map showing how it would have looked at the time was amazing. And the Tesco on South Bridge will never look the same to us now. Robert had the class captivated as they became history detectives and found out about the significance that familiar places had in the past. After 2 years of no trips, what an inspiring experience to start us off again! Many thanks.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Response from RobertHowie, Owner at Historic Edinburgh Tours
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you SO much for this very kind review. I really enjoyed taking your class around Old Edinburgh and the Museum of Scotland. They were a real credit to you. I'm already planning a couple of wee tweaks to make the tours for the other classes even better. Comments like yours mean so much to me, I can't say how much I appreciate them. I hope the second part of your day was fun and relaxing. I know you put a lot of effort into giving your class (and colleague classes) a great day out. PS, next year, there WILL be resources to support this tour! Yours, Robert
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Janette Guyre wrote a review 10 May
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Our tour guide who arrived in his kilt, was so passionate about sharing the history of Edinburgh it made the whole experience moat enjoyable. When we were done we felt like we knew the lay of thr land and were very comfortable makibg our way around the city ourselves, He even convinced us to try Haggis, and guess what we really liked it! Highly recommend you take this tour your first day here , our guide also had great recommendations of places to go.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Response from RobertHowie, Owner at Historic Edinburgh Tours
Responded 1 week ago
Dear jmmarlatt, Thank you for your very kind review. It was a pleasure to take your daughter and you around the Old Town. You were so incredibly engaged (and engaging!). I am delighted to hear you tried haggis and even happier than you enjoyed it! I hope your time in Scotland gave you all the experiences you desired and deserved. Yours, Robert
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Murphyd401 wrote a review Apr 2022
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We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Robert. He was totally professional (a teacher by training), well prepared and flexible enough to address our personal interests. He is knowledgeable but highly entertaining, including the use of some interesting props to make his points. He even made it easy for us to recognize him in our hotel lobby…he was the one in the kilt. We heartily recommend Robert for a walking tour of Edinburgh.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Response from Robert H, General Manager at Historic Edinburgh Tours
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your really kind review. I thoroughly enjoyed my day with you. You were so positive, so enthusiastic and such great fun. I'm sure you had a wonderful time with Golf Concierge Scotland. It was a real pleasure to meet you all. Many thanks. Yours, Robert
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beebeebee08 wrote a review Apr 2022
United Kingdom118 contributions90 helpful votes
Thank you Robert for a wonderful walking tour around Edinburgh, Alex and I really had a great time learning about the rich history of Edinburgh and Scotland from you. I highly recommend taking Robert's tour because its a small private tour and can be tailored to what we were interested in (historic Edinburgh, Mary Queen of Scots) - we also found Robert's enthusiasm and humour terrific as we were highly entertained throughout the walk (and reminisce about their other passion - football, AC Milan). The Scots are generally very kind and friendly people and Robert is a stand out example of that. We actually came across different parts of Edinburgh afterwards and remembered your stories and tales. We will recommend you to our friends and family!
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Response from RobertHowie, Owner at Historic Edinburgh Tours
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Beebeebee08, I had SUCH a nice time with you both! It was really lovely to see this review. Thank you for allowing me to indulge in a bit of Rossoneri chat too - that was a bit of a highlight for me! I always love being able to tailor my tours to specific interests, thank you for being so engaged and engaging. I'm very flattered by your comments. I hope you had a wonderful time in Edinburgh. Yours, Robert
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