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John M.

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Welcome to Scotland, and to Edinburgh in particular!

Edinburgh is a wonderful place to explore and discover, shimmering with the life of the present, glowing with shades of the past, full of visual surprises and stunning views.

I am a native Scot, and have lived my whole life here in Edinburgh. I have been showing friends, family and visitors to my beautiful city and country for many years, and love introducing guests to what makes Edinburgh such a fascinating and many-sided city.

I am a graduate in history from Cambridge University, with a Scottish legal training. I am deeply interested in the history, architecture, literature and culture of my native land, and really enjoy sharing this with others of all backgrounds and ages.

It is my constant pleasure to share my enthusiasm and show visitors old and young both what it is like to live in contemporary Scotland, as well as what life was like here in the past, what has made us what we are. My tours are designed to entertain and inform travellers not only about the best known places, but also the quirky and unexpected.

When I am not guiding visitors, I am an enthusiastic reader of history and literature and enjoy walking, landscape and fishing.

I have extensive experience in guiding individuals, family groups, and shore excursions both on short, whole day and longer tours in Edinburgh and throughout Scotland.

I look forward to showing you the sights and sounds of my native place.

A Recent Review of this guide

John was absolutely wonderful. Because the people I was traveling with had a special interest in medicine, he combined his general tour with the scientific one. John was extremely knowledgeable, flexible about meeting our needs and just fun to spend a day with. I recommend him to anybody who wants to learn about Edinburgh.
Sharon Weinstein

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Credentials

I am a graduate in History (M.A. Cambridge), and in law (Ll.B., Edinburgh), and a lover of Scotland's and Edinburgh's culture and history, with many years' experience of showing visitors round my home country and city.

Restrictions

I do not have any restrictions in regard to my guiding, I can offer a full range of experiences.

Guide Requirements for United Kingdom

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Edinburgh Highlights Private Walking,...

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Private walking tour of Edinburgh's delights

398 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

3 hours 30 min.

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Private tour guide John

Edinburgh Highlights Private Shore Excursion

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Private guided tour of Edinburgh's delights

742 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

6 hours 30 min.

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Scientific Edinburgh (with added crime),...

A walking tour of some of Edinburgh's scientific landmarks

398 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

3 hours 30 min.

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Literary Edinburgh Private Walking Tour

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A skim through Edinburgh's literary past (and present)

398 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

3 hours 30 min.

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