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  • Natalia Porras
    Costa Rica2 contributions
    It was an otherworldly experience! Noel really takes you to beautiful places, and he knows so much about history that you feel like you´re living it every time you arrive at a castle or when you arrive in the stunning Highlands of Scotland. I have to return with my family, and there is no doubt that I would return with them to take the tour.
    1000% recommended. Thank you very much!
    Written 22 February 2024
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  • NorahK.
    Dallas, TX5 contributions
    Exploring Edinburgh on a private walking city tour is an immersive experience in history and culture. From the imposing Edinburgh Castle to the elegant New Town, every cobblestone street and ancient building tells a story of Scotland’s rich heritage. With a knowledgeable guide sharing captivating tales of the city’s past, an Edinburgh tour is a must do for anyone seeking to uncover the secrets of this enchanting destination
    Written 13 February 2024
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  • amy p
    1 contribution
    Excellent fun. Would recommend. We did it with teenagers and it kept them entertained for a few hours.
    Written 30 July 2021
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  • Sherpa07774279579
    1 contribution
    My husband, kid, and I had a lovely afternoon with Alice learning about the Old Town side of Edinburgh. Alice is a consummate storyteller and we were fascinated by the local stories that helped bring our surroundings to life. We loved the pause in the middle of the tour to have a drink and just chat with Alice as well. Overall, an amazing value and a wonderful tour guide!
    Written 4 January 2024
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  • Daisy K
    2 contributions
    I LOVED this tour. Highlight of my trip to Edinburgh. Jule was so knowledgeable about the city *and* Harry Potter. And she was really funny! My friend and I recommended it to someone we met in our hostel and they said the same.
    10 points to Gryffindor!
    Written 17 January 2023
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  • ruticia
    Fairfax, VA8 contributions

    We booked the “Private Tour of the Highlands from Edinburgh” this past December. As expected, the weather was less than perfect. Despite ample rain and cooler temperatures, Martin, our tour guide, remained committed to our Scottish Highland tour. Unexpected Road closures meant Martin and his team had to quickly pivot and find alternate routes for our itinerary due to fleeting daylight hours. He safely navigated roadways, advised us of interesting Scottish history, and treated us to delicious sustenance during our journey. In the beginning, we were less than optimistic our tour would commence; but working in unison, Martin and his team ended up providing an enjoyable Highland experience. Martin was kind, friendly, and accommodating to our needs. We will not hesitate booking Martin for any future tour upon our return to Scotland.
    Written 7 January 2024
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  • Sofía Abad
    Lima, Peru3 contributions
    The tour was amazing! I really recommend to take this tour, they have also a free tour and they are the best people with a lot of energy and so kind. They tell you a lot of history and a lot of Harry Potter things.
    Written 26 February 2024
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  • Coastal16093607530
    San Diego, CA2 contributions
    Our private tour with tour guide Simon was excellent. Simon was not only knowledgeable but kind, personable, entertaining, funny, and accommodating to say the least. My sister, friend, and I were treated like family. We could not have asked for a better experience. Every stop we made was memorable, beautiful, and pic worthy. I highly recommend the tour especially with Simon.
    Written 27 December 2023
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  • luv2travel_whoohoo
    Baltimore, MD85 contributions
    Saf was wonderful. We had such a personalized and detailed experience. He met us at our hotel and gave us an overview of what we were going to see. He asked us what we wanted and where we had been already. We then went to his brand new comfortable tour van and he drove nto places that only a local with experience as a tour guide could do. He backed up into cobblestone walkways, drove through crowds to get us to Edinburgh castle, showed us a beautiful river community and other gems we would never have experienced without him. He is constantly researching the history of Edinburgh and is a wealth of knowledge. You can tell he is so proud of Edinburgh and is so enthusiastic and excited to share interesting stories, history, and places. His laugh is infectious. He also is a wonderful photographer and my favorite pictures of us and the beautiful city are the ones he took. I was sad our family could not have come with us to experience it. Well worth the price.
    Written 29 December 2023
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  • Margie R
    7 contributions
    I recently experienced a delightful private food tour in Edinburgh, Scotland, and it exceeded my expectations. The knowledgeable guide led us through charming streets, introducing us to hidden culinary gems. From traditional haggis to artisanal Scotch whiskies, each tasting was a sensory delight. The personalized attention and insider stories made the tour truly memorable. Highly recommended for anyone seeking a unique and flavorful journey through Edinburgh's culinary landscape.
    Written 29 January 2024
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  • Joseph K
    Barcelona, Spain8 contributions
    My Family and I had the pleasure of spending the day touring the Highlands with Ray. I can’t say enough about how much my entire family enjoyed this tailored experience! The tour was breathtaking, entertaining, informative, and an overall blast for our family. We would highly recommend Crosby and Bruce to anyone looking for a memorable experience!
    Written 2 January 2024
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  • Jack S
    2 contributions
    Ed was amazing. He was extremely knowledgeable about the history and the area. He made some recommendations to adjust a few of our stops and we were grateful for his suggestions. Highly recommend and we will be back to Edinburgh and will definitely book more tours with Ed.
    Written 8 August 2023
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  • Jessica B
    Houston, TX19 contributions
    David is an incredible tour guide! He is highly motivated and extremely knowledgeable about this beautiful city. His passion is infectious and he went above and beyond for our tour. Loved being taken off the beaten path and shown the hidden gems. 10/10 would recommend if you’re looking for a tour guide. We already want to come back and book more with him!

    THANKS DAVID! You’re awesome!
    Written 8 February 2024
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  • Rachel M
    4 contributions
    My family had a wonderful time on this tour. Robert was very attentive to our needs and frequently checked on our comfort level while walking in the random showers. He was a great historian and storyteller. Would definitely recommend for anyone wanting to learn the history of Edinburgh.
    Written 7 January 2024
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  • Marlene B
    3 contributions
    Fantastic guide (Paul) and tour! We saw the highlights of Edinburgh and learned lots of history and fun facts.
    Written 10 November 2023
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