We had a walking tour of some of the highlights of Edinburgh with Martin and enjoyed the tour immensely. Martin is very informative and was able to blend our tour with items that were of interest to Canadians. He met us at the train station which suited us well and the tour departed from there. Martin looked very much the part as he was dressed in his kilt. Our route had to be modified due to a large parade for "Independence for Scotland" plus the rain that came in the early afternoon.
Harriet CameronUnited States
Martin was charming, informative and an all around wonderful guide. He arrived in a kilt which just added to the overall authentic fun feel.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Harriet For your kind words. I do hope you will return to see more of Edinburgh with me. Martin
My husband and I really enjoyed our private walking tour with Martin. It was an excellent introduction to the city of Edinburgh. Martin was very personable and informative and we appreciated his effort to point out landmarks that would be of particular interest to us as Canadians. We would definitely recommend him as a guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lana for your kind words. For me it was a joy to show you some of the links between our countries. Haste ye Back Martin
Julianna CorleyUnited States
Martin was absolutely lovely. We enjoyed our tour so much we wish we could take him with us to Inverness.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Julianna For me it was a joy to tour with your family, I look forward to your next visit.
Nancy SanbornUnited States
Martin lead us on a Great tour, which was very knowledgeable with fun insights - a real "PRO " Thank you Martin
Dennis LaabsUnited States
Martin was a highly entertaining and energetic guide. Flexible on meeting us at convenient times and locations. Knowledgeable about city and many smaller areas.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Dennis Haste he Back
Nothing but outstanding - very well informed, witty and fit for 3½ hours walk "all over the place". My staunchest recommendation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Hedrick It was a pleasure for me to spend a little time with your group in Edinburgh.
Jamie MarkoeUnited States
Martin was truly a pleasure to spend the day with in Edinburgh. He shared so much of the city history with us, we shopped and had time for scones and coffee. He also recommended a perfect pub for dinner. We could not have asked for more. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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What a great tour of Edinburgh! We wanted to learn more about the city, and we were lucky enough to have Martin as our guide. He loves this city and is so willing to answer questions and provide insights. There were places we had passed by of which we had no idea of the significance. What a great opportunity to step outside of the role of tourist and learn about Edinburgh from an insider. Thank you for a great day Martin. And thanks for pacing yourself to the slower legs of these Canadians!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sheila for your kind words. It was a joy for me to show you both a little of my Edinburgh Haste ye Back Martin
Christopher JacksonIslip Terrace, NY, United States
Martin gave a great workout and put on your walking shoes because you will get a workout with the hills of Edinburgh. Highly recommend him!
Barbara B.GEORGIA, United States
Martin is the best! Three of us thoroughly enjoyed an Edinburgh tour with him. He was punctual, organized, and very interesting. He can make the past come alive for all age groups. The 19- year old said he had never had a tour with anyone as knowledgeable as Martin. We recommend him highly!
Kate JohnsonUnited States
We loved our day with Martin. Along with providing a thoughtful and thorough tour of Edinburgh, he was beyond accommodating and flexible with our 4 and 1 year olds. Highly recommend Martin for your tour of Edinburgh.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kate For your kind words. For me as a grandfather it was a joy to show you all a little of Edinburgh Martin
Sourabh SahardbrdheUnited Kingdom
Martha F.New York, NY, United States
Martin was delightful. He had great stories and a sharp wit. He seemed quite knowledgeable about all the places we visited. He also had a lot of energy. We covered so many of the Workd Heritage sites. And he looked adorable in his kilt.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You. Martha for your kind words. For me it was a joy to show you a little of my city. Haste ye back. Martin
James CrichtonUnited States
an astute and knowledgeable historian of all things endinburgh and scotland ... was patient and engaging with our group of five which included three young children.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You James, for me it was a joy to meet your family and tour a little of Edinburgh with you all Haste ye Back
Julie JospeUnited States
Despite the rain and cold, Martin was friendly and happy to accommodate. We enjoyed our time
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Julie I am pleased you enjoyed your tour despite the weather. Haste ye back
Kathi StascavageUnited States
Enjoyed a nice day out with Martin. We were only in Edinburgh for a limited time and this was a great way to make sure we saw all of the major sights. Martin was very knowlegeable and we all learned quite a bit. He was also very accomodating, as we had one person with us who had some difficulty with hills and Martin adjusted the pace of the tour accordingly. Thanks, Martin!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kathi I am glad the trip was worthwhile and that you also enjoyed the Tatoo. Haste ye Back
Gayle ChesleyUnited States
We loved our tour with Martin! Prior to our tour, we had spent a few days wandering around Edinburgh, which was interesting but lacked context. We learned so many interesting facts from Martin about the streets and buildings we had seen, it made our experience much richer. My only regret is that we didn't book Martin for the beginning of our trip and for the castle as well!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Gayle I enjoyed our time together. Haste ye Back Kind Regards Martin
Donna G.United States
If you are looking for the genuine article, Martin is it. Very knowledgeable, prompt, and friendly. We asked to stop for some coffee and tea to take a break and Martin insisted on "going off the clock" - not necessary, but much appreciated. At the end of our walking tour of Edinburgh, we left with a real sense of the city - past and present. We highly recommend beginning your trip with this tour; it will greatly enhance your remaining time in this beautiful city. Donna & Chuck Grehn, Houston, Texas
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My personal thanks to Donna and Chuck for their kind words. "Haste ye Back" Kind Regards Martin