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Local Eyes Tours

41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH2 2QP, Scotland
+44 7769 265952
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We took a 3 hour private tour with Kim. She was extremely knowledgable and even paced. Her... read more

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I'm Chris, Owner/Guide at Local Eyes Tours. I do Small Group Walking Tours and Running Tours, along with Private Tours for those who prefer a more intimate holiday experience. I offer City Tours and Tours to stunning countryside locations outside Edinburgh. Check out my website to watch my fun video, "5 Reasons to Visit Scotland". I grew up in the Edinburgh area and have lived all over Scotland, and on tour with me, you'll get all the stories only locals know. I aim to bring the history of Edinburgh and Scotland to life in a fun and relaxed manner while always offering the best customer service possible. So whether you want to see Bonnie Scotland on a budget or have a bespoke tour in mind, get in contact and I'll give you a tour to remember. See Scotland with Local Eyes!
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41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH2 2QP, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

We took a 3 hour private tour with Kim. She was extremely knowledgable and even paced. Her experience with the city and the people was fantastic. We enjoyed the mix of history and culture. It was great to enter the Castle and focus on the...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was an amazing experience. As a girl guide unit of 15 girls aged 15-17, we can say that this tour provided us with an excellent look into some of the history of Scotland and some excellent scenery while we were there. Chris was an...More

Thank Olivia F
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We took a 3 hour local tour of Old Town in Edinburgh during our stay in July 2018. We took the tour on our first full day in Edinburgh and it so helped get a lay of the land for Old Town. David, our tour...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of 2 adults and 2 teen girls had a perfect day touring with Chris. The company was prompt in responding to emails and very accommodating to a couple of out of the ways stops that interested me. Chris picked us up promptly and...More

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Chris W, Owner at Local Eyes Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the great review for Chris P! We're glad everyone had a great day out in Scotland!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

For a day-long informative and enjoyable tour of the near Highlands, one could not hope to do better than to hire a Local Eyes Tour driver. We spent a day with one of the small company’s drivers, Chris, whose skill at the wheel was impeccable,...More

Thank Thomas F
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Chris W, Owner at Local Eyes Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for this wonderful review for Chris P! He is definitely passionate about Scotland. We're glad he was such a great fit for your group!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Sterling Castle, Midhope Castle, Doune Castle, Blackness Castle, as well as Loch Lomond and Scottish cattle with Moira. The highlight of our trip was Moira, with out question. Her love and knowledge of history was impeccable. She was kind, and was a natural...More

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Chris W, Owner at Local Eyes Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for the lovely review for Moira!! She too had a fantastic day out with your family. Really glad you all enjoyed it!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our tour of the Castle and Old Town with Chris - he was so informative and relaxed and shared so much history with us. It was a great way to get a feel for the city and he gave us lots of ideas...More

Thank Amy O
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Chris W, Owner at Local Eyes Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for the nice review!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our 1 day central highland tour from Edinburgh. Top class service with curb side pick up! Jonny was a great guide - very knowledgable, down to earth, and fun. We saw Stirling Castle, Doune Castle, a tasting at Deanston Distillery, and a...More

Thank Liana A
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Chris W, Owner at Local Eyes Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review Liana - we'll tell Jonny you had a great time!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely one of the best tours we have ever been on. Every aspect of our full day tour in Edinburgh was perfectly planned. There was so much on our list of places we wanted to see and Chris didn't miss a thing. He also took...More

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Chris W, Owner at Local Eyes Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind words. Your group was wonderful!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first visit to the UK and we decided to book with Local Eyes. There were three of us: myself, husband and just graduated from college daughter. Let's just say we have a very wide age range between the three of us. We...More

Thank kaly l
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Chris W, Owner at Local Eyes Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the lovely review Karen. Gillian, David, and myself all had a great time with you and your family.

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Chinera L
9 July 2018|
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Response from Chris W | Property representative |
Hello, thank you for your interest in touring with us! Unfortunately, we are unable to offer tours starting from Invergordon, as we are based in Edinburgh. If you do find yourself in Edinburgh in the future, don't hesitate... More
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Africa1463
5 July 2018|
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Response from Chris W | Property representative |
Hello! We'd be happy to accommodate you on September 17th for a Highlands trip. Please visit our website where you'll find our email, and if you send us a message there we can give you more information. Thanks!
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Season101
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Response from Chris W | Property representative |
Hi Season101, thanks for your message! We have availability on 20th and 21st May and it would be a pleasure to show you and the group about! Loch Ness is a 9 hour round trip without many breaks, so a long day when you... More
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