Traveler Ratings for Private Tour in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom by Tour Guide Toby W.

Tour: Full Edinburgh both driving and walking day private tour

Toby W.
  Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Frederica McCarthy

United States
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Tour: #136389, Full Edinburgh both driving and walking day private tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Dec 26/19

The tour is well worth the cost. Toby was extremely knowledgeable about the City's history. Plus, we were there the day after Christmas so many venues were closed but he went out of his way to provide every possible opportunity. I strongly recommend the tour -this was our 5th with tours by locals tour and we have never been disappointed.

Alvin Staffin

United States
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Tour: #136389, Full Edinburgh both driving and walking day private tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 14/19

5 stars for promptness, knowledge, fun. He lives in the neighborhood we toured, so loved the personal touch from a true "local" with recommendations for our lunch and entrance to a private garden.

Eugene Licht

United States
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Tour: #136389, Full Edinburgh both driving and walking day private tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 27/19

Mark Hansky

Australia
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Tour: #136389, Full Edinburgh both driving and walking day private tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 18/19

We enjoyed an entertaining and informative tour with Toby who has an extensive knowledge of both history and architecture of Edinburgh.

Michael Harstad

United States
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Tour: #136389, Full Edinburgh both driving and walking day private tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 15/19

Gale Kehoe

United States
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Tour: #136389, Full Edinburgh both driving and walking day private tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 4/19

I can not possibly rate Toby as only 5 stars. His knowledge and willingness to customize his tour should be in a 10 star category. You will not be disappointed if Toby is your guide in Edinburgh. My friends and I were impressed and loved our day in this beautiful area of Scotland. I would most definitely recommend him for anyone hoping to maximize their time in Edinburgh.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Oh gosh Gale, you embarrass me. You are the ones that were so lovely. Now how can I ever value well over 100 combined years of such dedicated medical knowledge and insight as a free consultation. Keep well Girls.

Maria Padron

Key Largo, FL, United States
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Tour: #136389, Full Edinburgh both driving and walking day private tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Apr 24/19

Excellent; Informative.

Mary Kay Phillips

United States
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Tour: #136389, Full Edinburgh both driving and walking day private tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jan 3/19

We had a wonderful day with Toby Williams, our tour guide for Edinburgh. Toby is extremely knowledgeable about the city, easy to understand, and very accommodating. He connected well with my 19yo son, a history major, and was gracious and kind with my 7yo granddaughter, an active child. Lunch choice was excellent for us. The amount of time allotted to walking and riding on a cold winter day was perfect too. Thanks again, Toby, for a great Scotland experience.

Carol Chapman

United States
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Tour: #136389, Full Edinburgh both driving and walking day private tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 13/18

Carol Chapman

United States
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Tour: #136389, Full Edinburgh both driving and walking day private tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 12/18

Toby met us at the Edinburgh airport and following his advice we viewed three Outlander castles we had requested thus making great use of our time. We continued on to get an overview of city arriving at Stockbridge air bnb in time to meet host. Very knowledgeable, thoughtful guide, wonderful driver.

Lorraine Davis

United States
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Tour: #136389, Full Edinburgh both driving and walking day private tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 22/18

Toby was very flexible, which allowed us to see things that were less mobbed by tourists at the International Festival. He also suggested places based on our personal interests. He didn't watch the clock, and gave us more than our expectations. Great experience.

Marianne O'bara

United States
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Tour: #136389, Full Edinburgh both driving and walking day private tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 15/18

Toby is a terrific guide, both knowledgeable and personable. He was able to tailor our tour to see the places in which we had the greatest interest.

Annette Striefler

Canada
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Tour: #136389, Full Edinburgh both driving and walking day private tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 6/18

Toby picked us up promptly and we started our tour of Rosslyn Chapel, Craigmillar Castle, Edinburgh Castle, Rebus and Harry Potter sites, Old Town and New Town. Toby was engaging, knowledgeable and personable. We had to change some of our plans because the Queen was in residence and some areas were closed but he still managed to keep our tour flowing smoothly.

Jeanne Lucier

United States
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Tour: #136389, Full Edinburgh both driving and walking day private tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 20/18

Toby was flexible and knowledgeable. With very bad traffic conditions , he was able to maneuver as best he could to make good time. He suggested skipping Edinburgh Castle in favor of Rosslyn Chapel and Holyrood....good move. Interesting conversationalist.

Melanie Perna

United States
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Tour: #136389, Full Edinburgh both driving and walking day private tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Mar 31/18

Toby was a pleasant and knowledgeable guide. We enjoyed our full day tour despite the frigid temperatures.

Jennifer Hubbet

Italy
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Tour: #136389, Full Edinburgh both driving and walking day private tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jan 27/18

We spent a very pleasant full day with Toby. Driving plus walking was an ideal formula as it was cold and windy and this also allowed us to visit places outside of the city centre such as fascinating Craigmillar Castle. Toby is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about Edinburgh, its history and its architectural beauties. He offered us glimpses into secret corners of the city, made every stone and brick come alive with his stories, and was always happy to answer our questions. A top class guide!

Carol Schoeneich

United States
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Tour: #136389, Full Edinburgh both driving and walking day private tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Oct 3/17

We had a wonderful tour with Toby. He has an unsurpassed knowledge of the City of Edinburgh and Scottish history. It was a delightful day and we very much enjoyed Toby's company.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a lovely day and you were both just so interested and glad it was not too tiring for you as we kept going beyond the call of duty ! Appreciate people like yourselves makes it all seem worthwhile. Best Wishes, Toby

Lance Ohara

United States
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Tour: #136389, Full Edinburgh both driving and walking day private tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 10/17

John Cornwell

United States
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Tour: #136389, Full Edinburgh both driving and walking day private tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 29/17

excellent tour guide and very informative

Louis Sokolov

Canada
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Tour: #136389, Full Edinburgh both driving and walking day private tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 29/17

Toby is a terrific guide. He is extremely knowledgeable and funny, kind and courteous. He showed us around Edinburgh and the surrounding area on the day after an overnight flight, making the first day of our trip to Scotland very special. Highly recommended.

Carl Parker

United States
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Tour: #136389, Full Edinburgh both driving and walking day private tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 22/17

Toby is a delight. If you are interested in architecture, art, and history of Scotland, he's your guide. It's like having a tour with your favorite college professor with deep insight into lots of the sights you will see. If you're looking for an actor to entertain you with questionable ghost stories, seek elsewhere. We had a wonderful time on two different full day tours with Toby. You will not regret your decision to book with him.

Sue Pendell

United States
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Tour: #136389, Full Edinburgh both driving and walking day private tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 23/17

This was just exactly the tour I wanted--got around the city a lot, saw lots of architecture and sites/sights, went outside the old city, went to a museum I wouldn't have gone to otherwise, had a wonderful lunch. It was interesting and enlightening! And Toby was so helpful with getting around in the city and restaurants close by where I was staying. Thank you so much, Toby!

Diane A.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #136389, Full Edinburgh both driving and walking day private tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Apr 16/17

This is my second tour with Toby and it was a wonderful combination of visiting sights per my requests and his suggestions. Toby is knowledgeable, polite, and kind and is a wonderful tour guide. I highly recommend him to be your guide, especially if you have a sincere desire to befriend all things Scotland.

Amy F.

United States
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Tour: #136389, Edinburgh both driving and walking half day tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Mar 13/17

Was very knowledgeable about the history and architecture. Was very accommodating and flexible. We were;t sure what we wanted to see and if we wanted to walk or drive but Toby was happy to show us whatever we wanted to look at.

Carmen Evans

United States
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Tour: #136389, Full Edinburgh both driving and walking day private tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Oct 5/16

Judith Mitchell

Palm Coast, US-FL, United States
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Tour: #136389, Full Edinburgh both driving and walking day private tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 15/16

Toby was prompt and took us all over the Edinburgh area in his spotless Saab. He suggested spots, we voted then off we went. We were with him for 8+ hours. We finally had to throw in the towel. About 5 hours were spent outside of city centre with the rest walking or driving. But Toby let us dictate the split. He knows the architecture and long history of Edinburgh which was a plus and the reason we chose him. We recommend Toby to those who want an in depth tour of Edinburgh and surroundings.

Susan Sekerka

United States
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Tour: #136389, Full Edinburgh both driving and walking day tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 21/16

Toby is very knowledgeable & personable. His flexibility was a real asset which more than met our needs. Even while his accent proved hard to understand at times, we thoroughly enjoyed him as a tour guide & look forward to Glasgow!!! Excellent tour!

Bob Hayden

United States
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Tour: #136389, Full Edinburgh both driving and walking day private tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 17/16

Lewis Weisblum

United States
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Tour: #136389, Full Edinburgh both driving and walking day tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 6/16

Toby is a WONDERFUL guide. He is full of knowledge and a really nice person. He made our day trip with him one to be remembered.

Trevor Muhlestein

United States
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Tour: #136389, Full Edinburgh both driving and walking day private tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 10/16

Great tour, great vehicle. Took us to places we didn't even know about in the area. Highly recommend letting him make suggestions to where to go and what to see with only a few details on the highlights you had in mind. Overall a great tour and guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a very nice day out and we certainly fitted lots in !