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Private tour guide Gains

Gains M.

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Ever since I was a small boy, growing up in south-west Scotland, I have been fascinated by my country's history, landscape and culture.

In 2015 I completed a PhD in Scottish history at the University of Aberdeen and since then I have been leading walking tours through Edinburgh. It has been a constant pleasure for me to show off the most beautiful city of the United Kingdom to new arrivals and reveal just some of its charms, secrets and unbelievable stories. Car and bus tours are all very well for getting a sense of Edinburgh but it's only through walking that travellers can truly feel like they've fully experienced this truly unique city.
I'm a keen traveller (I've spent a lot of time in the United States, Canada and continental Europe especially), therefore I understand the desire to make sure you make the most of your time while in a new place. My academic background has given me extensive knowledge of Scotland's history and culture but my guiding experience has also included Outlander and Harry Potter themed tours as ghost tours which explore the darker side of Scotland's capital. I live in the city centre of Edinburgh and can meet you at centrally located hotels or at a convenient landmark.

Credentials

In 2015 I completed work on my PhD in Scottish history, I also hold an Undergraduate and Masters degree from the University of Aberdeen. I have built upon my extensive historical and cultural knowledge by using my research skills to find out about less known stories and events to incorporate them into my tour. Since January 2016 my primary job has been working as a tour guide in Edinburgh and have acquired a great deal of experience leading all sorts of tours.

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Private tour guide Gains

Historical and Cultural Old Town Private,...

 unrated

Discover the Secrets of Edinburgh's old quarter

131 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

3 hours

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Private tour guide Gains

Welcome to Edinburgh Private Walking,...

 unrated

Get to grips with Scotland's capital and find out what makes it so,...

131 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

3 hours 30 min.

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Outlander and Old Town Private Walking,...

 unrated

Visit Outlander filming and book locations, discover the real history,...

105 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

2 hours

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New Town and Dean Village Walking Tour,...

 unrated

Take in the grandeur of the New Town and the beauty of Dean Village

131 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

3 hours

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