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Alan F.

Edinburgh, Midlothian, United Kingdom

I have worked in the Scottish tourist industry since leaving the regular army in 1991, I have a first class degree in Scottish History, and a Higher National Diploma in tourism & Leisure.

Scotland is a diverse mixture of peoples with breathtaking landscapes and a history that changed the world!! I love nothing more than showing small groups around the many fascinating wonders of our country, "We Scots are a people who are bound to our ancestors. Though we cannot look into their eyes or hear their voices, we can walk in their footsteps and be where they once stood". Join my tours to discover the highlights of Scotland and learn about our colourful past.

A Recent Review of this guide

Alan has a passion for the history of Edinburgh that enlivens every nook and cranny that he talks about. My husband and I really enjoyed the tour and learning about this beautiful city.
Martin Mayo

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Credentials

B.A with honours in Scottish History from the Open University.
HND in Tourism & Leisure from Edinburgh Stevenson College.
Member of VisitScotland (Scotland's national tourism organisation).
Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017 & 2018
Shortlisted finalist. Luxury Travel Guides 2017 (European Awards).
Luxury Travel Guides 2018/19 Lifestyle Awards.
Winner: Chauffeur Company of the Year.
Travel & Hospitality Awards.
Winner: U.K Tailor Made Tour Company of the Year 2018.
Global Luxury Travel & Tourism Awards.
Winner: Most Trusted Day Tour Company of the Year - UK.
Global Luxury Travel & Tourism Awards.
Winner: The UK's Leading Tailor Made Tour Company - 2018.
Nominated in the Best Heritage Tourism Experience category for the 2018/2019 Scottish Thistle Awards.

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Tours by Alan F.

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Private tour guide Alan

Half Day Edinburgh City Tour

4-hour panoramic tour of the City of Edinburgh

330 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

4 hours

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Full Day Edinburgh City Tour

A day exploring the "Old and "New" Edinburgh

561 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours

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Edinburgh City & Rosslyn Chapel Tour

Medieval Edinburgh, Scottish Freemasonry & The Holy Grail

693 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

9 hours

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