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William R.

Edinburgh, Midlothian, United Kingdom

When I show someone around Edinburgh, St Andrews or anywhere in Scotland I want them to feel like they are seeing it with a friend rather than a guide, as a result all my tours are fun and relaxed.

As well as learning lots about Scotland past and present in an easy to understand manner, we may well end up going for tea, a whisky tasting and most importantly, getting to see spots other travelers don't get to see.

Travel is something extremely important to me, it lured me away from a career in science in the UK and led me to working as a photographer for Lonely Planet, various guidebooks, magazines and newspapers. Being based in Tokyo for 11 years where I was lucky enough to travel extensively and see the world, but on visits back to Scotland with friends I found I loved nothing better than showing my own native land through the eyes of a local and this led me to moving back to Scotland and becoming a tour guide. Although I've loved all the jobs I have done previously, nothing gives me greater pleasure than what I do now as I'm lucky enough to have a job that allows me to wake up smiling every day as at the end of each day I've been lucky enough to introduce the best parts of my own country to people from all over the world. If you choose me, I'll do whatever I can to make sure you finish your day with an equally big smile and Scotland will always have a very fond place in your memories.

A Recent Review of this guide

William was fabulous! I'd recommend a tour with him to anyone. It was very informative with historical and current facts interwoven. Just a lovely tour and a great way to spend an afternoon.
Andrea Schwartz

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Edinburgh Old Town through the eyes of,...

Friendly and fun tour of the best places with a local who loves his,...

203 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

2 hours 30 min.

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Come see my secret Edinburgh, my local,...

See the amazing hidden villages of Edinburgh that most Scots don't,...

203 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

2 hours 30 min.

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Personal tour from Edinburgh to St Andrews,...

Have a former University of St Andrews student show you what St Andrews,...

757 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

8 hours

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See the central Highlands away from the,...

Lochs, glens, castles, whisky and walking in the footsteps of the clans.

771 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

8 hours 30 min.

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See Scotland's most stunning Glen

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Visit majestic Glencoe and see the best scenery in Scotland on this,...

798 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

9 hours

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Personalised private driving tour of,...

See the main sights, but also see where the locals hang out and get,...

730 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

7 hours

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Outlander location tour from Edinburgh

See the villages where Outlander is filmed with a massive fan of the,...

757 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

7 hours 30 min.

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