Edinburgh

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Mike O'Rourke Licensed

  • 5 stars 3 Reviews
  • 21 Bookings

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Mike is a Licensed Blue Badge Guide based in Edinburgh. He can give you a tour of Edinburgh or take you on an excursion to the Highlands. Depending on your arrival Mike would be more than happy to meet you at your hotel, airport or from your cruise ship. Driver guiding tours are available upon request. Walking tours are always a fun way to discover the city. Mike can also hop on your coach if you are already traveling the country with your own transportation.
Mike is a keen enthusiast of Scottish History, primarily Medieval and Military History. Some subjects of interest include Robert the B
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Robin Dempsey Licensed

  • 5 stars 5 Reviews
  • 14 Bookings

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English

Let me ensure you take away happy memories of your visit to Edinburgh, the amazing capital city of Scotland!
I’m a native Scot who has lived and worked in the city for over 40 years, am a professionally qualified Blue Badge guide and a member of the Scottish Tourist Guides Association.
Whether you have just a couple of hours, or a couple of days, I can make your time in Edinburgh special.
I could show you round the many world-famous ‘must see’ sights in Edinburgh, such as the iconic castle perched high on its rock, or the Queen’s official residence in Scotland - the Palace of Holyr
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Maggie McLeod Licensed

  • 5 stars 3 Reviews
  • 4 Bookings

Guide Locations:
Edinburgh (primary)
Languages:
English

I am a professional Scottish Tourist Guide based in Edinburgh. However, I am accredited, licensed and qualified to guide THROUGHOUT Scotland.
For that special tour from your Cruise Ship and a memorable visit to Scotland, let me know your interests and I can plan your memories. Countryside, coast and castles, there is lots to choose from.
Cost of an Edinburgh Walking tour is quoted under 'Pricing'. Please note: Tours outside of Edinburgh require a suitable vehicle which incurs extra costs.
I only use the best drivers and suitable luxury vehicles, all legally compliant with
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Lennie Fuller Licensed

  • 5 stars 3 Reviews
  • 3 Bookings

Guide Locations:
Edinburgh (primary)
Languages:
English (primary)
  • French (Basic)

If you love Malt Whisky, Outlander, Scottish Castles or Fly Fishing, welcome to my office!!!
My name is Lennie Fuller As well as being a Scottish Tour Guide Blue Badge Guide I am a also fully qualified Fly Fishing Instructor and Whisky Ambassador.
I am based near Gleneagles, Perthshire, so easy to collect you from your accommodation and transport you in either my Landrover Discovery or my Mercedes V Class to some of Scotland’s most iconic visitor destinations.
I specialise in bespoke driver guided tours of Scotland with a little extra something.
From a Scottish themed picnic lunch in
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Susan Peter Vietense

  • 5 stars 2 Reviews
  • 3 Bookings

Guide Locations:
Edinburgh (primary)
Languages:
English (primary)
  • German (Fluent)

Please, contact first before you book :-) Thank you!
Bitte mich erst kontaktieren bevor Sie buchen :-) Dankeschoen!
Find me under my name Susan Peter-Vietense in any search engine.
In May 2014 the Scottish Tourist Guides Association awarded me my Blue Badge Guide qualification. I've lived in Scotland since 2000 and I'm a native German speaker which means that I'm able to guide both English&German Tourist groups, anywhere in Scotland. In the past, I've worked for a well known touring company in Edinburgh and as a guide at HolyroodHousePalace. This has helped me gather in-depth experienc
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Emanuele Centi

  • 5 stars 2 Reviews
  • 3 Bookings

Guide Locations:
Edinburgh (primary)
Languages:
Italian (primary)
  • English (Fluent)
  • Spanish (Fluent)

I am an Italian Tour Guide who fell in love with the breathtaking beauty of Scotland, and its rich cultural heritage.
I have been guiding for almost 4 years now, and I had the privilege to go all around Scotland, leading groups of wonderful people who were eager to explore this land
Looking forward to accompany new groups to discover Scotland's unique landscapes, and the way they are intertwined with its history and cultural heritage!
ITALIANO: Sono un ragazzo italiano di 26 anni con un anno di esperienza come tour leader in giro per la Scozia.
Offro tour privati/personalizzati con qual
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Joanne Stewart

  • 5 stars 1 Review
  • 1 Booking

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Authentic local working as a cultural ambassador in Scotland and curating bespoke, private tours for you. Day & Multi-day Tour options are available with bespoke itineraries for you and your family/ friend group across our beautiful landscape, exploring many traditions and meeting local artisans. Welcome a day of history, whiskey, sightseeing away from the tourist trail or on & off the top sites, to suit you. Enjoy fine food & fayre, art & textiles, gardens & country homes - Your time, you decide and I will guide you, Learn more

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Marco Ferrari

  • 5 stars 1 Review
  • 1 Booking

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Italian (primary)
  • English (Basic)

Sono un ragazzo di 30 anni, con esperienza pregressa come guida turistica per il territorio scozzese.
Non solo storia, cultura, usi e costumi ma anche e soprattutto paesaggi ed escursioni, queste sono le esperienze che amo fare e proporre ai miei clienti.
Perché se tutti gli altri vi fanno vedere la Scozia, io preferisco farvela vivere!
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Dennis Khoroshko

  • 11 Bookings

Guide Locations:
Edinburgh (primary)
Languages:
English (primary)
  • Czech (Fluent)
  • English (Fluent)
  • French (Fluent)
  • German (Fluent)
  • Italian (Fluent)
  • Russian (Fluent)
  • Spanish (Fluent)

Interested in taking a sightseeing tour with your own experienced personal tour guide? With our unique tours you will experience the magic of England and Scotland with all history, traditions, customs, architecture, and diverse cultural heritage. You will benefit from detailed knowledge of our tour guides! We know the hidden gems of the UK, and the real story behind maze of historic buildings, statues, traditions and myths. Learn more

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Rosalind Newlands OBE BSc Licensed

  • 6 Bookings

Guide Locations:
Edinburgh (primary)
Languages:
English

I am a fully qualified Blue Badge Scottish Tourist Guide and member of the Scottish Tourist Guides Association since 1983. I am based in Edinburgh but I am qualified to guide throughout Scotland. I was President of the World Federation of Tourist Guides Associations from 2007-2013- the global body for tourist guides with more than 150,000 members worldwide from 79 countries and I was Course Director for the Scottish Tourist Guide Training Courses run by Edinburgh University and have published booklets on 13 regions of Scotland plus numerous articles on the tourist guide profession. I have an Learn more

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Robert Bowles

  • 3 Bookings

Guide Locations:
Glasgow (primary)
Languages:
English

I love guiding in Scotland. Although Scotland is a small country there is a tremendous variety of scenery and loads of history everywhere, no two days are ever the same. I will make an itinerary tailored to suit your specific interests. I also guide in Russian, I am the only native English speaker qualified to do so.
My personal interests are: ancient history, spiritual sites, dowsing, hill walking, sailing, Gaelic, literary tours, Scottish legends and humour.
I am the former chairman of the Glasgow and West Branch of the Scottish Tourist Guides Association (STGA) and a committee member,
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Kathleen Cameron

  • 2 Bookings

Guide Locations:
Glasgow (primary)
Languages:
English (primary)
  • Spanish (Fluent)

I am qualified to guide throughout Scotland in English and Spanish, in the major cities and Highlands and Islands. Member of Scottish Tourist Guides Association (stga) blue badge; The Guild of Registered Tour Guides and The Driver Guides Association. I am a fully insured and experienced driver-guide and can create interesting and specialised itineraries for your group (no matter how small or large). I drive up to 8 passengers myself or obtain a coach + driver and guide if your group is larger than 8.
Interesting and unusual itineraries on the road less travelled - ideal for photography. I h
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Calcedonio Riesi Licensed

  • 1 Booking

Guide Locations:
Edinburgh (primary)
Languages:
Italian (primary)
  • English (Fluent)
  • Spanish (Fluent)

Hi! My name is Calcedonio! I can't wait to welcome you to wonderful Scotland! This is truly an amazing country and my mission is to make the visitors feel at home! I have a strong interest in history, art and architecture! Whether you choose to explore the magnificent capital Edinburgh or the dramatic scenery of the Highlands, it would be my pleasure to be your local guide! Learn more

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Alasdair Northrop Licensed

  • 1 Booking

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Hello there
My name is Alasdair Northrop and I am a qualified professional Blue Badge Tourist guide, based in Scotland, with extensive knowledge of this wonderful country and its history and a particular interest in ancestry.
I have been a journalist for over 35 years and for fifteen of them I was Editor of Scotland’s national business magazine, Scottish Business Insider.
As a professional writer, you won’t be surprised to hear that I love telling stories and sharing my knowledge of Scotland. But I promise you it is not about dry facts – my key aim is to be an entertaining guide and I am
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Peter Hamilton

  • 1 Booking

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Yes, a guide book can help plan a tour of Edinburgh and some Tour Guides can show you the sights. However what I can do, as a lifetime resident of Edinburgh, is bring Edinburgh to life! With 10 years of walking tours experience, I offer a unique insight into Edinburgh's character, with stories of the famous - and the infamous!
My tour ethos is to inform and to entertain my style is storytelling and my clients have an opportunity to learn about not only the facts, but the stories and tales around Edinburgh's fascinating history. My tour company has been awarded 4 stars by VisitScotland. Thr
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