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“Great way to see Edinburgh!”

Edinburgh Expert Walking Tours
Ranked #3 of 239 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. All tours led by a knowledgeable and experienced local tour guide.
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We booked a private 3 hour walking tour with Gareth on our second day in Edinburgh. We were there during the festival and Gareth did a great job editing our route to avoid the crowds and to not cover areas we had seen before. He's informative, fun and easy going, which makes for an outstanding tour guide. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Gareth and a walking tour is an excellent way to explore a very walkable city.

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

Thank you for such lovely feedback! I'm really pleased you enjoyed the walk, and it was my pleasure to be able to show off a bit of our (very busy) city! I hope you had as a good a time on the rest of your Scotland trip. Safe travels, G

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

We booked a walking tour with Gareth a long way in advance, as we were keen to be able to start our visit with a tour.
What can we say!? Gareth certainly knows his stuff, and was so helpful with any and every question we had in the (long!) lead up to our visit!
We covered quite a lot of ground in the Old Town, although it didn't seem like it. Seeing places we would never have found on our own - and learning so so much about Edinburgh and its history.
Gareth asked throughout what we would like to get from this tour, and didn't disappoint!
We would most definitely recommend you book your tour without delay - don't miss out on this opportunity!

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Gareth D, Owner at Edinburgh Expert Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review! It was my pleasure to show you both around, and I hope you enjoyed the castle and the Tattoo just as much. Safe travels, G

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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

I've lived in Edinburgh for 30 years and I learned new things. Gareth knows his stuff and delivers it well.

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Gareth D, Owner at Edinburgh Expert Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2017

Thanks for your kind words! It's always heartening when locals find something new and interesting from taking a tour of their city! Best wishes, G

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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

This was a wonderful way to start the day in Edinburgh, and is a great thing to do early in your trip as it serves to frame the experience. The walk isn't too strenuous but you cover a lot of ground and get a look at a side of the old city that is unique. Our guide was great, had a lot of interesting anecdotes, and steered clear of providing the usual potted tour of the old city. Definitely worth doing!

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Gareth D, Owner at Edinburgh Expert Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2017

Thank you for such lovely feedback - I'm really glad that you enjoyed the walk, and I hope you had a great time exploring the rest of Edinburgh! Safe travels, G

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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

On a typically windy Edinburgh morning Gareth took us away from the Festival bustle for an enjoyable and informative tour. The small group helped a lot as it was easy to keep together and to hear what was said. Booked the tour through the EdFringe website.

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Gareth D, Owner at Edinburgh Expert Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Thanks for your lovely review! I'm glad you enjoyed the walk and felt the benefit of the smaller group - I hope you have a great time during the rest of the festival too! Best, G

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