Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Edinburgh Scotland by Tour Guide Alan F. (Guide #20123)


Alison Jenkins

United States
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Tour: Greenock Shore Excursion to Doune Castle, the Trossachs, and Loch Lomond, Greenock, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: Aug 1/18

Alan was exceptional! He had so much knowledge and had a great sense of humor. We booked Alan for two separate days on two separate tours. Enjoyed him so much. Never a dull moment! Alan was definitely a highlight of our trip!

Christie Meehan

United States
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Tour: #290306, Full Day Edinburgh City Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 30/18

Alan is an excellent guide! He is very knowledgeable and has a sparkling personality to match. Not only did we see all the important sights, but Alan gave us insight in the history and politics of the region. We had a great day! I would highly recommend Alan to anyone visiting Edinburgh.

Debra Smith

United States
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Tour: #290306, Full Day Edinburgh City Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 29/18

Guides like Alan are why our group of 8 always chooses Tours by Locals. Once again, we were very pleased by the abundance of facts presented with local flare. Also, Alan adds his own contagious sense of humor adding unique anecdotes along the way. We highly recommend Tours by Locals and Alan Fee for Edinburgh. You will not be disappointed.

Robin L.

United States
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Tour: #290306, Full Day Edinburgh City Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 25/18

Five Star rating! We would give him a six if we could! Alan met us at the ship port and saw my wheelchair and made a joke of it, setting the tone for the day. He was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about his city and country, which made our 8 hours with him so enjoyable. If you love background stories, good humor and beautiful scenery, then Alan's tour is for you. We would hire him over and over again if we return to Edinburgh!

Carole F.

United States
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Tour: #290307, Half Day Edinburgh City Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 24/18

Our guide, Alan, was a charming host and expert guide. He adapted the itinerary reflect our interests and was extremely knowledgeable of the history and culture of the city of Edinburgh (as well as just about any subject that arose in our conversation). We had a grand time and highly recommend Alan to those who appreciate a personalized tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Carole! Thank you for your lovely review,. I'm delighted that you had a good tour, it was my absolute pleasure to show you around the city. Best & warmest regards, Alan

Marilyn Emerson

United States
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Tour: #290306, Full Day Edinburgh City Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 23/18

Alan was very engaged and excited about showing us Edinburgh. He entertained us with tales of people and places that made Edinburgh come alive. He knew how to time the tour to avoid crowds and had us visit the palace when it was less crowded - a definite plus. We definitely enjoyed our time with Alan and highly recommend him.

Liza Natanzon

United States
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Tour: #290307, Half Day Edinburgh City Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 27/18

Our group of 6 travelers from Boston was very lucky to have Alan as our guide in Edinburgh. He is an amazing person, very interesting and knowledgeable in everything from history and culture to economics and politics. It was an unforgettable pleasure to see the beauty of Scotland and Edinburgh he showed us. Unfortunately it was only half day with Alan. It was hard to say "good bye" to such a perfect guide. We hope to meet him in a future and we would definitely recommend Alan's tours to all our friends.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Liza! Thank you for your review and kind words. It was my absolute pleasure to show you around our wonderful city, hopefully it will have made you all the more detirmined to come back and visit us again? Best wishes & fond regards, Alan

Elena Sefanov

United States
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Tour: #290307, Half Day Edinburgh City Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 15/18

We loved our guide. Alan gave us a tour of Edinburgh today. He was very knowledgeable, but also fun. I was with my two children ages 6 and 14 and everyone had a great time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Elena, I'm delighted that you enjoyed your half day tour and were not tooooooo tired at the end of the day? It was an absolute pleasure to show you and the boys around, and I hope that you enjoy the rest of your vacation exploring the Highlands. Warmest regards, Alan

Bonnie McLean

United States
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Tour: #290307, Half Day Edinburgh City Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 15/18

We pre-booked two tours with Alan. First, the half day Edinburgh tour and then two days later, his full day tour which he customized for us. We were not able to check into our reserved flat until later in that first day and thought this would be a good way to spend some time and get our bearings. Allan picked us up from the train along with all our luggage. He gave us more than we could have hoped for. He made sure that we were all engaged, my three teen plus children were mesmerized.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Bonnie, Thank you for your lovely review, I truly wish that I could have spent more time with you all. Perhaps, if you ever come back to visit again, you will get in touch and allow me the opportunity to organise your tours? Very best & warmest regards to the whole family. Alan

Thomas Aubrey O'Neill

Moncton, NB, Canada
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Tour: Edinburgh City Centre Private and Personal Half Day Driving Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: May 30/18

Fantastic... Will write a proper review on my return home from cruise...

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, glad you enjoyed your tour. I hope that you enjoy the rest of your cruise. Regards Alan

Phyllis Brown

United States
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Tour: #290307, Half Day Edinburgh City Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 26/18

My husband and I spent a fabulous afternoon with Alan. He was charming, informative and Scottish through and through. Had excellent recommendations of places to see and was extremely knowledgeable. Highly recommend Alan for any type of tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Phyllis! Thank you so much for your review, I'm delighted that you had a good day. Warmest regards, Alan

Robert Redfearn

United States
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Tour: #294634, 3 Day tour to the Highlands & Islands, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 12/18

I booked a three-day private tour of the Highlands in Scotland with Alan and his company. Alan's knowledge of the area was impressive as was his attention to seeing that we enjoyed the tour. I strongly recommend Alan to anyone looking to experience the Highlands. I am sure Alan will go the extra mile for them as he did for us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Bob! Thank you for your review, I'm very grateful. I'm glad that you enjoyed your 3 days, and look forward to you perhaps returning one day? Very best & warmest regards, Alan

Paula Starr

United States
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Tour: #290374, Braveheart & Whisky Country, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Mar 21/18

One of the best tours we have been on, Alan was great.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Paula! I'm delighted that you all had a good tour. Thank you for your review, I really appreciate it. Best regards, Alan

David White

United States
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Tour: 8 days exploring Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: Mar 11/18

What can we say about Alan that has not already been posted here. He is the ultimate good guy. Alan is a man I would give my wallet and ask him to hold it until I return someday. I have no idea of my return date. I know for sure my wallet would be exactly as I left it when I return. He knows his country and it's rich history. He is a father, grandfather and a real people person. We hope to have the pleasure of his company again in the near future. David & Kathy Texas

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi David & Kathy! Wow, what can I say to follow that up? What a wonderful review, thank you so much. It doesn't happen very often, but I'm speachless!!! I'm delighted that you had a good vacation, and it was my absolute pleasure to share some time with you. Thank you again, and I look forward to your next visit. Best & warmest regards, Alan

Art Dingee

United States
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Tour: #294634, 5 Day tour to the Highlands & Island, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Oct 3/17

Alan F. was terrific. We enjoyed 5 wonderful days with him. Give him the highest rating possible. Art Dingee

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey Art!!! We had a blast, huh? I don't know who was worse, you, me or Dan?? I hope that you all had a great time on the steam train? I have to say that you & Linda looked fab in the photo that Cindy sent me! Would you please pass on my grateful thanks to Ron for helping us out that day on Mull, he was truly our knight in shining armour, and also let him know that the "Colonial Whisky" was outstanding, and is now a firm favourite with me. Hopefully we will see each other at the Tattoo? Sláinte Alan

Valerie Gibson

Hampton, VA, United States
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Tour: #294635, Edinburgh City & Rosslyn Chapel Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 11/17

What else can I say but wonderful, educational, inspiring, and personal. Alan met our group of 6 at the pier in his Scottish attire and very comfortable large van/small bus. He customized part of our trip per our request and we managed to fit in everything and more. He deserves a 5+ star rating.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Valerie! It was my absolute pleasure to show you all around, and thank you for taking the time to review my tour. Warmest & best regards, Alan

Jim Lyttle

Somerset, NEW JERSEY, United States
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Tour: #290385, St Andrews, The Fife Coast & Dunfermline Day Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 10/17

This gentleman is the best. He passed up family special dinner for us and took us to the fish and chips place ever. Execellent historic knowledge of Scotland. Highly Recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jim! Don't worry about the family dinner, I can have one of them any time? But this was the only chance for you to see St Andrews & Fife etc!!! Really glad that you had a good day, it was my pleasure to show you around. Best and warmest regards to you both. Alan

Jim Lyttle

Somerset, NEW JERSEY, United States
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Tour: #290374, Braveheart Country, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 9/17

Exceptional best guide ever.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Jim, I'm glad that you had a good day

Kathleen Lyon

United States
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Tour: #290385, St Andrews, The Fife Coast & Dunfermline Day Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 6/17

Alan was on time and very cordial. Totally enjoyed our day with a humorous, intelligent and knowledgeable guide. Alan more than made our first day in Scotland (Edinburgh & St. Andrews) unforgettable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your rating & comments. I'm delighted that you had a good time. Regards, Alan

Daniel Weissberg

Santa Ana, CA, United States
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Tour: #294634, Private 3 Day tour to the Highlands & Islands, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 29/17

Allan was very accommodating and flexible in meeting our needs throughout the tour. We really liked the itinerary and felt we received a good overview of the history and scenic highlights. We would definitely recommend the tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Dan! Thanks for the review and recommendation, I'm delighted that you had a good time and look forward to welcoming you all back another day? Warmest regards, Alan

Kelly Liese

United States
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Tour: Outlander Private Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: Aug 26/17

Oh Alan! What can you say about a man who looks like 6'3 and shows up in his kilt to take us on an Outlander tour? Definitely a buddy of Jamie's! It was our final tour in Scotland including Tattoo and the men were almost toured out. Until Alan mentioned the distillery part of the tour! Alan got us first to Blackness Castle and it was pre buses and perfect. The whole tour was perfect and Alan made the day perfect with his fun and winning personality. We must admit the Fav guide of all 5 of us!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kelly (or should I say Claire??). Thanks for your lovely review. It was an absolute pleasure to show you all round, and perhaps you'll come back one day and we can all do it again?? Warmest regards, Alan

Diane Werner

United States
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Tour: #290306, Full Day Edinburgh City Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 25/17

Alan was a terrific guide. Very knowledgeable but also fun to spend the day with. He was also very accommodating when we had a preference. I wish we had more than just one day with him to explore Edinburgh.

James Geibel

United States
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Tour: Private Loch Ness day trip, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: Aug 19/17

Linda Drucker

United States
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Tour: #290385, Private St Andrews, The Fife Coast & Dunfermline Day Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 15/17

Our Edinburgh and St Andrews tours with Alan Fee was A +. He was the consummate professional as we visited many sites -a church with artifacts dating far back Im history. His running commentary was filled with humorous anecdotes. He stayed with us at the must sees describing its importance as we went. The highlight was visiting St Andrews where we were able to take in its history as we walked along side the course. Photos, shopping and food tasting were the best. A Fabulous day indeed. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Linda! Thank you for your lovely review. It was my absolute pleasure to show you around, and I look forward to perhaps welcoming you back to see some more on another day. Regards, Alan

Lorena Covalin

Mexico
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Tour: Edinburgh City Tour,Military Tattoo,Rosslyn Chapel & Dinner, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: Aug 14/17

Alan is fun and knows so much about his city, that part of the tour we loved. We paid for a private 2 person tour, or at least that is what we thought but when we got to Edinburgh we realized we would share the tour with 2 other couples we did not know about. We sat in the back row of the van and could not hear half of the things he explained. We later found out each couple paid a different amount of money for the same tour. We paid much more than the other 2 couples and it was very expensive.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lorena. Thank you for highlighting your concerns, and I'm sorry that you had an unenjoyable experience on this tour. Unfortunately, as I explained at the time, my other vehicle was of the road that day and didn't want to let any clients down. However I take note of what you have said, and will ensure that this will not happen again. Regards, Alan

Dawn Luecke

United States
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Tour: #290306, Full Day Edinburgh City Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 9/17

Alan was wonderful. He met us at our hotel promptly, with a very comfortable vehicle and was very engaging all day. He showed us many things and provided details that we would not have seen on our own. In addition, he took us to a (gluten free) Crepe stand that was amazing for everyone. His stories along the Royal Mile really brought it to life. It was just the perfect day. We had stayed overnight in Edinburgh as we had done the Tattoo the previous evening. He promptly took us to our cruise ship.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Dawn! Thank you for your lovely comments. I'm delighted that you had a good day and remember, if you ever come back to Scotland give me a call? Warmest regards, Alan

Frederick Steffan

United States
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Tour: #290306, Full Day Edinburgh City Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 5/17

We had a marvelous day with Alan. He tailored our tour to our preferences, both in advance and "on-the-fly" during our day together. Alan very astutely chose which sites to visit in the order that allowed us to avoid the dreadful crowds that gathered later in the day in Edinburgh, while still visiting every site that interested us. Finally, his suggestion for a typical Edinburgh pub lunch venue was a perfect choice. This guy knows his city, its history, and its charms.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Fred! Thank you for your kind words and review. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your day. Warmest regards, Alan

Arnold Fox

United States
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Tour: #290307, Half Day Private Edinburgh City Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 4/17

We very much enjoyed our tour of Edinburgh with Alan. Although we could not depart our ship on time, Alan was very patient and extended our time at the end to compensate for the late start. He was well-dressed for the occasion which added to the ambiance of our time together. He shared a number of entertaining stories while being very informative of the area. Alan was also sensitive to our needs throughout the tour. We had lots of fun with him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your lovely review! It was my absolute pleasure to show you around our wonderful city!! Regards, Alan

Cheryl Adkins

United States
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Tour: #290307, Half Day Edinburgh City Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 31/17

Alan was a wonderful guide. He had good historical references that he could relate to everyday. I appreciated his concern for my physical limitations and made the tour very convenient and comfortable for me. Our only regret was that we didn't book a full day tour with Alan.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Cheryl. Thank you for your lovely review, it was my absolute pleasure to show you around our wonderful city. Sorry that it has taken me so long to respond to your comments. Regards, Alan

Michael Mayer

United States
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Tour: #290307, Half Day Private Edinburgh City Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 28/17

It could not have been a better way to spend our day in Edinburgh then to spend it with Alan. He picked us up in his glorious high cabin 8 passenger van and new exactly where to take us and what to show us. Great sense of humor (terrific Sean Connery imitation) and just a delightful way to spend the day. Very impressed!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey Mike!! Thank you for your wonderful review, It was a delight to show you around our Capital City. Warmest and best regards, Alan

Yves Hermian

France
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Tour: #290307, Half Day Edinburgh City Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 23/17

Who else ? Alan is just THE guide we excepted. He is always friendly, ready to help, providing ever with explanations. Thank you Alan.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Yves! Thank you for your review, I hope that if you ever come back to Scotland you will allow me to show you around a little bit more? Regards, Alan

Jim McSkimin

United States
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Tour: #290307, Half Day Private Edinburgh City Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 21/17

Alan Fee was a fantastic tour guide. He is very personable, accommodating, and has a good sense of humor. He has a wealth of knowledge of Scottish history and is able to integrate stories of both historical and modern Scotland in a very entertaining way. We loved his stories of how various modern phrases are derived from incidents in history. His love of history is evident. He suggested a great place for lunch too! Our group highly recommends Alan for any of his tours.

James Chisholm

Jacksonville, FL, United States
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Tour: #290307, Half Day Edinburgh City Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 17/17

Alan was very pleasant, a lot of fun, and had a very good grasp of history (not only Scottish history but world history and how the two worked together to get us to today). We would love to had more time with him and have him meet us in in Invergorden the following day. But such is life. Good luck to Alan, wherever you go. We love you.

Jeffery Hall

United States
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Tour: #290306, Full Day Edinburgh City Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 9/17

Alan is an excellent tour guide and my wife and I very much enjoyed our tour of Edinburgh. He's quite a character and we loved hearing his stories!

Debra Wilson

United States
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Tour: #294635, Edinburgh City & Rosslyn Chapel Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 3/17

Unbelievably the best tour I have ever been on anywhere.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Debra, thank you for your kind words. We had a blast huh? I hope that you all enjoyed the graduation and bet all the guys looked dashing in the kilts!!! Warmest regards, Alan

Robertson Bennett

United States
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Tour: #290374, Braveheart Country, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 19/17

Alan Fee is knowledgable, experienced,and can capably defend his views. We consider ourselves extremely lucky to have arranged our tour with Alan. We enthusiastically recommend him to others who want a competent knowledge of history and a mature mind to help interpret the events of the past. Thank you, Alan!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Bob! Thank you for your kind review, it was an absolute pleasure to show you round.

Suzanne Burns

Cumming, GA, United States
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Tour: #290307, Half Day Edinburgh City Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 15/17

Alan was absolutely fantastic!! His love of Scotland was infectious and his sense of humor kept us all in stitches. He made our short time in Edinburgh worth it. I really appreciated the extra attention he gave to my 12 year old, he really made her feel included. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Suzanne! Thank you for your lovely review. I'm delighted that you had a good time and enjoyed your tour. See, I told you that haggis was GREAT!!

Jacek Rzucidlo

United States
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Tour: Guiding services, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: Jun 4/17

On June 4th and 5th Alan took our group on a tour around Glasgow. We all enjoyed his guidance immensely. His humor had our our group in stitches. He has a wealth of knowledge about the country and he is a wonderful family man. We would recommend his service to everyone.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your really nice comments. It was my pleasure to take you around the city and perhaps I shall see you again if you come back? Best and warmest regards, Alan

Raymond Wu

United States
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Tour: #290306, Full Day Edinburgh City Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 31/17

Alan is very nice to use a Mercedes Mini van that seats 7 comfortably to take our group of 6 around town. The cruise ship allowed us only 6 hours instead of 8, but he was able to squeeze all city sites without missing anything. He aimed to please, providing bottle water and etc. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Raymond! Thank you for your review, I'm delighted that you enjoyed your day. Warmest regards, Alan

Sandra Mccafferty

United States
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Tour: #290307, Half Day Private Edinburgh City Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Apr 7/17

Friendly and interesting guide and tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sandra, Thank you for your comments. Regards, Alan

Angela Richman

United States
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Tour: #290306, Full Day Private Edinburgh City Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Mar 29/17

Our tour was excellent! Our guide Allen was very knowlegable and made our trip a wonderful learning session. Taking this tour is the only way to explore a new city!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Angela! Thank you for your comments, it was my absolute pleasure to show you around. Perhaps I shall see you again, if you come back for another visit? Fondest regards, Alan.

Linda T.

United States
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Tour: #290374, Private tour to Braveheart Country, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Mar 5/17

Alan was very informative and willing to please on the tour. We had a special request to visit a castle(off the beaten path) and Alan researched where the castle was and provided some reading material for the day. Our tour was filled with many places and he always appeared to be informed about the areas. Alan provided snacks for us while traveling, even some local fudge. His van was comfortable and we had a wonderful day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Linda! Thank you for your lovely review. It was my absolute pleasure to take you on your day tour, and I'm delighted that I could assist you in visiting your Clan castle. I look forward to hopefully welcoming you back again one day? Best regards, Alan