Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Edinburgh Scotland by Tour Guide William R. (Guide #18686)


Andrea Schwartz

United States
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Tour: #267926, Edinburgh Old Town through the eyes of a local, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 10/18

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.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Andrea, thank you kindly for the lovely review. It was a pleasure to meet you both today and I hope you have a wonderful few days in our great city, all the best. Will

Winston Gaffron Jr

United States
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Tour: #285067, Personal tour from Edinburgh to St Andrews with University of St Andrews graduate, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 9/18

Will was a great guide and took us to St. Andrews as we requested and highlighted many of the significant parts of this quaint city. We did not request Edinburgh but rather chose to dwell on countryside and of course, the Old Course. He was quite knowledgeable about the university and the reformation as well.

Robert Wald

United States
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Tour: #285067, Personal tour from Edinburgh to St Andrews with University of St Andrews graduate, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 4/18

A great guide. Would highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks for the kind review Robert, it was great to meet you all and I am glad you all had a very enjoyable day. Hope to see you all again. Will

Robert Kurson

United States
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Tour: #267927, Come see my secret Edinburgh, my local streets that most people never get to see., Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 1/18

This was the single best tour my family (wife and two sons, ages 12 and 16) and I have ever taken in any location. Will was so personable, knowledgable, engaging, and flexible. His expertise on the area was unparalleled, and his instinct for the fascinating but lesser-known places was superb. He is also a first-rate storyteller, which made the entire experience truly come to life. With Will as our guide we saw and did things we'd otherwise have missed for sure. The highlight of our Edingurgh visit!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robert, thank you so much for the very kind words. It was a pleasure to meet you all and I was more than happy to take you to the lesser known places and avoid the crowds. The lovely weather made it even more special. Kind regards and hope to see you again. Will

Daren S.

United States
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Tour: #286033, Personalised private driving tour of Edinburgh & it's surrounding areas with a local guide, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 24/18

If I could give 6 stars I would. Will was awesome. He is nice,fun and knowledgeable. We had a great time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Daren, thank you so much for the kind review of the tour we all had today. It was a pleasure to meet you all today and I’m very happy you enjoyed the tour of the Old Town, New Town, going to the Farmers Market and the pub. Hope to see you again in Scotland some day. Will

Ronald Beveridge

Canada
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Tour: #267926, Edinburgh Old Town through the eyes of a local, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 22/18

Will was totally engaged in the tour. Entertaining, taught us so much, right down to the city pump and most people being right handed. Alwayas with a good sense of humour. The time just flew by. Highly recommend Will.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ron, it was a pleasure to meet both yourself and Gail yesterday. I thouroughly enjoyed showing you some great little quiet spots as well as the better known places. I’m so glad you enjoyed the stories, history and facts that prove everything in the world comes from Scotland. Many thanks, Will

Stephen Piatt

United States
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Tour: #286029, See the central Highlands away from the usual tourist route, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 4/18

Great guide. 5 stars. He gave my son and I exactly what was asked for.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Steve. It was a real pleasure to meet Jeff and yourself and I am glad I could deliver exactly what you wanted. Many thanks Will

Timothy Pena

United States
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Tour: #286029, See the central Highlands and Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Mar 29/18

I'm only giving it 5 stars as apparently 10 isn't possible! Seriously though I can't say enough good stuff about this tour or our guide William, who was so awesome to deal with and was so great with me and my family on our whirlwind Scotland day trip. Definitely would like to spend more time in Edinburgh and Scotland in general but it was a great way to get our feet wet. Loved every bit of it. You rock, William!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey Tim, Thank you for the very kind words, it is really appreciated. It was great fun to meet you all and show you lots of the good stuff Scotland has to offer, I love to share it with people and I am very glad you enjoyed it all. All the best and hope to see you again. Will

Tracy Merrill

United States
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Tour: #267926, Edinburgh Old Town through the eyes of a local, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Mar 15/18

Will is just a terrific guide. He's friendly, funny and incredibly smart. As near as I can tell, he knows all there is to know about Scotland in general and Edinburgh in particular. It was a pleasure to spend part of our vacation with him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tracy, you are too kind. I love my city and love my country, as you now know, everything comes from Scotland and Edinburgh. Hope to see you all again one day. Will

Tracy Merrill

United States
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Tour: #285067, Personal tour from Edinburgh to St Andrews with University of St Andrews graduate, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Mar 14/18

Will is an awesome guide! Incredibly smart, well-informed, funny and entertaining. I would definitely recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tracy, Thank you so much for the kind words, it was a real pleasure to meet you all and it was a great fun day for me too. All the best, Will

Douglas Teed

United States
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Tour: #267926, Edinburgh Old Town through the eyes of a local, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Oct 14/17

Fabulous tour! William was very personable, knowledgeable and told some great stories. We highly recommend him.

Susan Parker

United States
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Tour: #267927, Come see my secret Edinburgh, my local streets that most people never get to see., Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Oct 8/17

My tour with Will was very enjoyable. He obviously loves the area and is very knowledgeable about it.

Kay Winokur

United States
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Tour: #267927, Come see my secret Edinburgh, my local streets that most people never get to see., Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 19/17

William Robb was outstanding. We learned so much history, stories, and folklore. William also had a nice sense of humor. Our group would highly recommend William.

Ann Liarakos

Wilmington, DELAWARE, United States
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Tour: #286033, Personalised private driving tour of Edinburgh & it's surrounding areas with a local guide, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 6/17

In communicating with Will before our arrival in Scotland, I knew that visiting Edinburgh and St. Andrew's with him would be an exceptional experience. And exceptional it was. Will is extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic, accommodating, friendly. Everything requested was honored. Moreover the special non-tourist spots he suggested we're most enjoyable. What lovely two days!!! Will is an A+ guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ann, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. It was a real pleasure to meet George and yourself, I thoroughly enjoyed spending two days with both and I'm so glad that you enjoyed it. Many thanks again for all your kindness over the two days as well, it was very much appreciated. Kind regards Will

Don B.

United States
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Tour: #286033, Personalised private driving tour of Edinburgh & it's surrounding areas with a local guide, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 31/17

William was great. We had been to Edinburg before, so we asked William to show us places we probably hadn't seen & said that we wanted to eat lunch in a very local pub with very local beer. He delivered in spades. He took us to neighborhoods where tour buses had never been, gave us amazing history & stories along the way, & took us to a neighborhood pub for lunch that was as local as you could get. As for asking for a local beer? The beer was made just 2 doors down. It was a wonderful tour & a great day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Don, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. I was very happy to meet you both and show you the city, I love to take people away from the usual tourist spots as well as show them the big sights and being a big food and drink fan I always like to make sure we keep food stops as local as they get, glad you loved the beer, it's a favourite of mine too. All the best, Will

Megan Coyle

United States
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Tour: #267926, Edinburgh Old Town through the eyes of a local, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 26/17

Will took my parents and some other family members around Edinburgh last Saturday. I got this WhatsApp from my mom on Sunday, "Will was amazing ... AMAZING! We had such a great time with him and learned so much." While I wish I was there with them, I did book the tour with Will and he was kind and incredibly accommodating throughout the process. Thank you, Will. I have a feeling we'll all be back in Scotland soon and you'll be our go-to guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Megan, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, it is very much appreciated. I really enjoyed meeting your parents and the rest of your family and it was great fun to show everyone around town and take them to the big name places as well as a lot of great spots off the usual tourist routes. It was easy to find stories to suit everyone and if you do ever come back do let me know. Kind regards Will

Reid Samuelson

United States
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Tour: #267927, Come see my secret Edinburgh, my local streets that most people never get to see., Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 24/17

Will is personable, knowledgeable and weaves the Edinburgh story together across the ages and across the city. He made the city, the history and current events extremely interesting and we will always appreciate our time with him in Edinburgh. Our trip is much richer because of our time together.

Reid Samuelson

United States
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Tour: #267926, Edinburgh Old Town through the eyes of a local, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 24/17

Will is personable, knowledgeable and weaves the Edinburgh story together across the ages and across the city. He made the city, the history and current events extremely interesting and we will always appreciate our time with him in Edinburgh. Our trip is much richer because of our time together.

John Paul Macdonald

Saint Hubert, QUEBEC, Canada
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Tour: #286033, Personalised private driving tour of Edinburgh & it's surrounding areas with a local guide, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 12/17

William was an amazing guide. He is extremely knowledgeable and full of lesser known anecdotes that makes the tour humorous and informative. He brought us to out of the way locales in Edinburgh that were unique and beautiful. Despite our jet lag, he kept everything lively and interesting. Thank you, William!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John Paul, It was my pleasure to show you all around Edinburgh and I am so happy you enjoyed your day with me so much. It's always a good way to beat jet-lag by getting straight into some sightseeing and learning more about the place you are visiting before some rest ad exploring on your own. Wishing you many happy travels to come, Will

Debra Lund

United States
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Tour: #287609, Outlander location tour from Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 8/17

You have heard of saving the best for last?? Well we had 7 tours booked this trip and while every guide was wonderful in their own way we definitely got lucky with having the absolute best one in our last port. Will was super funny and very informative. It was truly like hanging out with a friend for the day. He kept the pace going perfectly all day and even added a little extra time at the end to help me find some open shops so I did not return home empty handed from Edinburgh. I highly recommend Will!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Debbie, Thank you for the lovely review, it was a delight to meet you all and I am glad you enjoyed the stories, history and the jokes as well. You were all so easy to get along with and I'm so happy to hear I was the best of the 7. It was no problem to add some extra time on at the end, I like to make sure people get to do what they want when in Scotland. All the best Will

Pamela Somers

United States
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Tour: #267926, Edinburgh Old Town through the eyes of a local, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 5/17

William did a remarkable job entertaining 3 adults and 2 teens on Edinburgh's Old Town tour today. He knew the history and also little known insider stories which made the tour fun for all of us! Because one of our group was interested in Harry Potter, he made sure to include the Edinburgh connections to the author and the story. His enthusiasm for his city made our tour even more enjoyable!

Ray Perdue

United States
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Tour: #267926, Edinburgh Old Town through the eyes of a local, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 10/17

Will was the perfect guide combing his historical knowledge with a great sense a humor. Strongly recommend him for an Edinburgh tour!

John Winter

United States
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Tour: #267926, Edinburgh Old Town through the eyes of a local, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 18/17

Will is a fantastic tour guide, with an amazing knowledge about the city and it's historic references and origins. His stories and anecdotes woven into the historical facts and sights made for a fascinating and thoroughly enjoyable tour. Would definitely book with Will again when next in Edinburgh.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, Thank you for taking the time to write, Ibreally appreciate it and I am very glad both Frank and yourself enjoyed the tour. I love what's I get to do and I'm always happy to meet Lovely people like yourselves. I hope you had a good time back home with family and your nephew isn't going to miss you too much like last time. All the best, Will

Chris Haines

United States
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Tour: #267926, Edinburgh Old Town and New Town Walking Tour., Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Dec 3/16

William is an incredibly knowledgable guide who breathes life into history during his tours. His understanding of Scottish history, the sites to see--from the major attractions to the hidden gems--and affable nature make a tour with him fun, educational and truly memorable. I would highly recommend any tour he offers, from tours of Edinburgh's Old Town and New Town to the Scottish highlands.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Chris, It was a pleasure to meet you and show you Edinburgh Old Town and the hidden gems in among the New Town as well. As you saw, there is a great contrast between the hustle and bustle of the Royal Mile and the back streets of the old milling village not far from the center of town. It was great to talk about everything from whisky to politics as we saw the sights and it was great to chat over lunch, coffee and a wee dram as well. All the best for all your travels to come. Will

Gail Kennedy

United States
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Tour: #267926, Edinburgh Old Town Walking Tour., Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Nov 24/16

We had a fabulous time with Will. He is so knowledgable and a wonderful story teller. He tailors the tour to your interests. Would highly reccomend taking a tour with Will. Thanks for a great afternoon!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gail, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, it was a real pleasure to meet you all and show you the sights that would be of interest and tie in stories that were relevant to you all. I hope to see you again in the future. Will