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“Interesting and personal guided tour”

Real Tours Edinburgh
Ranked #89 of 203 Tours in Edinburgh
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Owner description: The perfect way to discover Edinburgh and its secrects.Historical, funny and scary tours. Languages availables: English, Spanish and Italian.
Dortmund, Germany
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Interesting and personal guided tour”
Reviewed 31 July 2010

We were extremely lucky: It turned out to be a private tour. Of ourse, on other days there will be more people taking part. We were a bit faster than bigger groups. Joe was a great guide, showed us everything interesting and important and answered all of our questions. The price of 7 GBP is reasonable for such a great tour. The best kick-off for our Edinburgh stay.

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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A brilliant tour of a facinating city”
Reviewed 27 July 2010

I had a great tour of Edinburgh the tour guide was friendly and had a great flair, he made me and my family feel extremely welcome. The tour itself was informative and unearthed stories of the city I would never have otherwise known. Even my children who are often hard to entertain, throughly enjoyed it and the guide made sure they were included throughout.
Thankyou very much for a great day out!

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3 Thank 186220Sally
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Amsterdam
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Poor narrative delivered by uninformed guide with little flair.”
Reviewed 26 July 2010

Our guide had not the personality, knowledge, or diction to be in such a role. He was plainly following a script but had virtually no breadth of knowledge. The script itself was also weak and did not successfully manage to weave a collection of disparate facts into a compelling and diverting narrative. There were plainly some factual errors: "..the wealthy lived at the tops of the tenement buildings" (supposedly to avoid human waste being thrown down into the street. Our guide was inexperienced and above all nervous and had not the exuberant personality needed for such a role. The Free Sandemann tour is probably much more informative and entertaining.

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say002
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Quick and entertaining tour of Edinburgh!”
Reviewed 12 July 2010

Peter was an amazing tour guide and took us all around Old and New Edinburgh. His stories were amazing and rich with history. Peter also gave us the tour in the traditional Scottish kilt! This tour is great for visitors who are only staying for a couple of days and want to explore the city in ways that you wouldn't be able to do on your own. High recommended tour!

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Tampa, Florida
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Peter made us (Americans) feel right at home in Edinburgh!”
Reviewed 9 July 2010

We enjoyed a four hour Saints & Sinners tour with Peter, and loved every minute of it. The stories, while rich in history, sprang to new life with Peter's very entertaining delivery! We felt like we got to know some of Scotland's more colorful characters, and also had a new knowledge and respect for some of the rich Scottish traditions. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to know about Edinburgh, and loves to have a good time! Thank you again, Peter!

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