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“Thorough, Personable, Engaging”

Edinburgh Expert Walking Tours
Ranked #4 of 236 Tours in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Edinburgh Expert Walking Tours provides affordable private and bespoke walking tours of Scotland's capital city, as well as unique personalised visitor information packages. Join a small group tour or combine a Royal Mile tour with a Scotch whisky tasting. All tours led by a knowledgeable and experienced local tour guide.
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I booked a private tour with Gareth who took us on the perfect tour of Edinburgh. In fact, we had a special request about the Bay City Rollers which he followed through on. No one should spend time in Edinburgh without first meeting with Gareth. He will explain the City in a way that gives an important sense of time and place...right on through to today. I have been on many walking tours. Gareth stands out among them.

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Gareth D, Owner at Edinburgh Expert Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2017

Thanks so much for such lovely feedback - it was absolutely my pleasure to show you around, and I'm glad you got a chance to enjoy the Bay City Rollers connection too! Safe travels, G

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Reviewed 27 January 2017

Our family took a 3-hour walking tour with Gareth through the City of Edinburgh. Gareth is very knowledgeable about Edinburgh and Scotland history. He was able to deliver the right amount of information to us, not too much and not to boring. As a bonus, he brought along his young protégé, Monty the Bulldog. Not sure who had more fun, us or Monty! It was great that he brought Monty along at our request as we were missing our puppies too on our long Europe trip. Gareth was exactly what we needed while we were in Edinburgh visiting to learn the City and he was spot on with his advice when asked for. He is a very personable individual yet professional who enjoys discussing history. Spend the money, hire Gareth and it will be the best money you spend on learning about Edinburgh. Ask for Monty the Bulldog. He will make you feel like a local.

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Gareth D, Owner at Edinburgh Expert Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such kind feedback - we had a great time showing you around the city, and hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Edinburgh too. Monty hopes your dogs were pleased to see you when you got home! Safe travels, G

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Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Gareth is a truly knowledge and engaging guide! He makes the effort to show the hidden gems not typically covered in the tourist circuit and focuses on any items that are of particular interest to you. He was able to answer any question I had. He was timely with his correspondence responses as well. I would highly recommend Gareth to anyone looking for a high quality tour of Edinburgh.

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Gareth D, Owner at Edinburgh Expert Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2017

Thank you for such lovely feedback - it was absolutely my pleasure to show you around the city, and we got so lucky with the weather! Safe travels for the rest of your trip, G

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Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

For a couple who has done similar tours in other cities around the world we can emphatically state that Gareth offers THE best tour we have experienced. His knowledge and ability to communicate made our visit to Edinburgh both informative and entertaining.

We booked ahead - Gareth promptly provided plentiful and useful information prior to our arrival - tailoring the pace and content of the day to our interests. One of the things we enjoyed most were the historical photos of certain landmarks that Gareth shared using his iPad.

Many, many thanks for an extraordinary and enlightening day - the dining and shopping recommendations were spot on too!

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Gareth D, Owner at Edinburgh Expert Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2017

Thanks for taking the time to leave such lovely feedback! I'm really pleased you had a good day, and I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in the city too - it was absolutely my pleasure to show you around! Safe travels, G

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Reviewed 3 January 2017

Our family of 5 recently had a great tour with Gareth and Monte. It was the very first thing we did when we landed in Edinburgh. Gareth was very accommodating and met us right at our hotel near Old Town. We enjoyed the walk (two hours), fresh air and history very much. Gareth is very knowledgeable and fun. Monte, the awesome French bulldog was a bonus! I had wanted to end the tour with some whisky tasting somewhere as our family includes 3 grown sons. Gareth also set that up for us at the end of our walking tour. It was fantastic---both the lesson in whisky making, and, of course, the whisky!

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Gareth D, Owner at Edinburgh Expert Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely feedback - it was absolutely our pleasure to show you around the city, and we had a lot of fun with you guys too! Safe travels, G

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