Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Edinburgh-Scotland by Tour Guide Kevin M. (Guide #24217)


Chrissy Allen

Australia
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Tour: #420264, Edinburgh Castle and old Town, Glamis Castle and St Andrews, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Oct 13/18

Kevin was an awesome and most personable guide. We were impressed by his local knowledge and the tour far exceeded our expectations. We would have no hesitation in doing another tour with Kevin. What a great day - it will long live in our memories. He even accommodated a bizarre request from us and took us to the Bon Scott memorial in Kirriemuir. This is what made our tour so unique.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Chrissy it was an absolute pleasure spending the day with you all! If I can be of anymore assistance during your stay please don’t hesitate to contact me.

James Kendrick

United States
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Tour: Braveheart & Whisky Country, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: Sep 28/18

Kevin was the most enthusiastic guide and the best we've ever had in over four years and three continents. We had him for two full days excellent use of time and very well organized. As with other top guides tailored to our interests including arranging tour of a castle/home closed for the season the one on one with the steward of the property was unique. Every hour was a colorful adventure.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jim the two days I spent with you both were a delight. I really look forward to seeing you both again soon.

James Kendrick

United States
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Tour: Full Day Edinburgh City Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: Sep 27/18

Kevin was the most enthusiastic guide and the best we've ever had in over four years and three continents. We had him for two full days excellent use of time and very well organized. As with other top guides tailored to our interests including arranging tour of a castle/home closed for the season the one on one with the steward of the property was unique. Every hour was a colorful adventure.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jim it was an absolute pleasure to spend the two days with you both. I really look forward to seeing you both again.

Jessica Starbird

United States
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Tour: Outlander Shore Excursion, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: Sep 25/18

Kevin was extremely personable, professional and very flexible about changing some of the tour. His accent was easy on our American ears. It was fun to ride around in his classic London taxi. Kevin was very knowledgeable about the Outlander program and books, and has met Sam Heughan who plays Jamie Fraiser. We had a really great experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jessica and Beth, I’m so glad you both had an excellent day! I look forward to seeing you both again. I hope you enjoy the rest of your vacation.

Jodi Sanders

United States
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Tour: #388552, Edinburgh City Centre Private Driving Tour including Edinburgh Castle & Rosslyn Chapel, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 17/18

This was a trip of a lifetime with our dear friends along. Kevin arrived promptly and greeted us with the enthusiasm he had all day. The big treat was having plenty of room in his black cab. He got us to the castle first off so we were there ahead of the huge crowds. Then off to Rosslyn chapel. Although Kevin wasn't allowed to come into these attractions with us, he certainly gave us plenty of information prior to each visit. We finished with a glorious driving tour of Edinburgh

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jodi, thank you for the great review! I’m so glad you all had a great time.

Andrew B.

Princeton, NEW JERSEY, United States
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Tour: #388552, Edinburgh City Centre Private Driving Tour including Edinburgh Castle & Rosslyn Chapel, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 15/18

We had an absolutely delightful day in Edinburgh with Kevin. We flew in and out the same day but Kevin managed to fit all the highlights into our compressed schedule. In addition to his bottomless fund of local and national knowledge and lore, Kevin has a wonderful sense of humor, epic story-telling talents and a bubby infectious enthusiasm for his beautiful city. Add to all of this his literally unique beautiful and comfortably refurbished silver London cab and you have the ultimate touring experience.

Karen Lund

United States
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Tour: #390634, Shore Excursion Edinburgh Tour, Edinburgh Castle and Visit to Whisky Distillery, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 5/18

We had one day in port and wanted to make the most of it. We contacted Kevin ahead of time to do some customizing and he really came through for us. He dropped us at Edinburgh Castle before the crowds and tours arrived. We were able to see the Castle in relative quiet. We asked for some Outlander sites and he was so knowledgable and showed us three close locations. His stories and knowledge kept us engaged for a full 8 hours.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Karen thank you for the great review! I’m so glad you all had a great day it was good fun and I look forward t seeing you all again.

Randy Shope

United States
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Tour: #389968, Edinburgh City Centre Private and Personal Full Day Driving Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 24/18

On time and well informed of the area. Would use again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the review Randy, it was a great day!

Gordon Leong

United States
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Tour: #389968, Edinburgh City Centre Private and Personal Full Day Driving Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 23/18

Kevin is a great guy to tour with. His automobile is an advantage as he has taxi credentials and has access to the restricted lanes used by buses, taxis, etc. His local knowledge of the roads gets you to your destination in the most efficient manner. This allows you to see the points of interest you want and more. A pleasure to be with, and yes, hope to utilize his services again when we return.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the review Gordon! It was a great day and I am so glad you all had a great time. I look forward to seeing you all again.

Pamela Pomykal

United States
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Tour: #458171, Rob Roy,Highlander,Mary Queen Of Scots,Castles,Highlands,Lochs,Trossachs,Whisky! Personal & private driving shore Excursion, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 22/18

Kevin was very personable and accommodating, he just wanted me to have a good time and did whatever it took to make that happen. He went out of this way to meet my expectations. The taxicab was immaculate and roomy. Kevin provided bottled water for me and plenty of opportunities for breaks and drinks. I would definitely tour with Kevin again and I highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Pam and Sandi, Thank you both for being a great group today. I’m so glad you enjoyed yourself and I could take you to everything you wanted to see. I look forward to seeing you both again. Kevin

Debra Kantakevich

United States
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Tour: #388551, Edinburgh City Centre and St Andrews Private Driving Day Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 15/18

Kevin was personable, interesting, informative and helped us arrange the Edinburgh and St. Andrews full-day tour of our dreams. He was accommodating to our whims when we wanted to stay a bit longer or leave early from a stop. He met all of our expectations and I would highly recommend him if you want to see as much as you can in a day in his fabulous 'silver cloud' London taxi!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Debra thank you so much for a great review! It was my absolute pleasure showing you around.

Claire Davis

United States
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Tour: #387936, Outlander Private Tour - shore excursion from Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 10/18

Our tour with Kevin was fantastic. While we wanted to see some of the Outlander locations we also wanted to see Edinburgh and the countryside and Kevin had fabulous recommendations (don't miss Rosslin Chapel). Took us to a fantastic local lunch and packed more into a day than you could imagine. He was incredibly knowledgeable and fun to be with. Don't miss his tours in Edinburgh.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Claire thank you for the great review! It was my pleasure to show you guys around and I’m so glad you all had a great time. I look forward to seeing you all again.

Valerie Carlson

COLUMBUS, OHIO, United States
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Tour: #389968, Edinburgh City Centre Private and Personal Full Day Driving Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 2/18

We had a wonderful day touring Edinburgh with Kevin. He was experienced, knowledgeable, friendly, punctual and prepared. We felt like we saw places and things in Edinburgh and the surrounding area that ordinary tourists would not discover on their own. And he took us to a fantastic ice cream shop - need I say more?? We would highly recommend Kevin as a Guide to anyone travelling to Edinburgh!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Valerie it was my pleasure showing you and your family around. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your vacation. I look forward to seeing you all again soon.

Marcia Korda

United States
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Tour: #389968, Marcia Korda 3oth July - Edinburgh City Centre Day Tour and Falkirk Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 30/18

My husband and I had a wonderful day in Edinburgh with Kevin. He created a tour just to our "historical" taste with visit to Antoine Wall near Falkirk Wheel, Edinburgh Castle and Royal Mile, Crammond Roman ruins, and sights in between. He promptly picked us up at cruise terminal and delivered us back in plenty of time to catch last tender to our ship. We could tell he used his experience and did his research to create a lifetime memory for us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Marcia, thank you for the great review! This was one of the most interesting and fun tours I have completed or researched for a tour. I am so glad you both enjoyed it. I haven’t forgot the map is on its way!

Linda Egan

United States
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Tour: Unforgettable Edinburgh Private Tour from Cruise Ship or a city Hotel, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: Jul 29/18

What a wonderful day in Edinburgh with our guide, Kevin M! Kevin was waiting for our group of 6 at the tender port in his brand new and comfy van. He was especially accommodating to one of us that had mobility issues. Kevin has such vast knowledge of the Edinburgh historic district.....he kept us interested and laughing every minute while we drove around the city visiting all the important sites around the city center. He even made us lunch reservations at the oldest pub in Scotland! Awesome day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow thank you for the kind words Linda! I am so glad you all had a great day and look forward to seeing you all again soon.

Laurie Hood

United States
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Tour: #458171, Rob Roy,Highlander,Mary Queen Of Scots,Castles,Highlands,Lochs,Trossachs,Whisky! Personal & private driving shore Excursion, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 25/18

Kevin was very flexible with us when we wanted to change up our tour to see some of our ancestors land. He was loads of fun and I would recommend his tour for anyone wanting to tour the Highlands.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Laurie thank you all for a great day and I’m so glad we could visit all of the places where your ancestors lived!

Sue Ann Pekarthy

San Jose, CA, United States
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Tour: Sue Pekarthy July24 2018, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: Jul 24/18

It was a great tour for but seemed rushed. I know he had another tour at 1pm but we paid for our 4 hours too. Very likeable gentleman, lots of local knowledge.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour. It was lovely to meet you both. I note that you say that you paid for four hours, however, you booked me for three hours and in order to make sure you saw the best that Edinburgh had to offer I ran over by almost half an hour at no extra charge. I hope that after checking our previous correspondence and itinerary you will feel satisfied.

Russell Feldman

United States
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Tour: #420264, Glamis Castle and St Andrews, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 21/18

You won't be disappointed with Kevin. So pleased to spend two days with an intelligent person who knows the history, legends, and geography of the region. As an frequent traveler, I can highly recommend Kevin when in Scotland. You won't be disappointed.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Russell I’m so glad you enjoyed your Birthday with me in Scotland. And look forward to welcoming you all back again soon.

Clay Jones

United States
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Tour: #389967, John Nesbit July 15th 2018, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 15/18

We had a partial itinerary to start with ,Kevin got to know us as a group and filled our days with some of the most interesting and beautiful sites. A lot of the sites we were not previously aware of but really added to our trip. We spent 5 days with Kevin and felt he was one of our group which really made our trip that much more enjoyable. Kevin's personality, knowledge of the area and its history was outstanding making it very easy for me to highly recommend him to anyone going to Scotland.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Clay thank you for the great review, this was one of the most enjoyable tours I have completed. Spending time with you and your family was great and I won’t forget any of you.

John Maly

United States
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Tour: #458171, Castles, Highlands, lochs, Trossachs, Stirling, Whisky and sheep! Personal & private driving shore Excursion, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 10/18

Kevin was excellent, knowledgeable, helpful, and fun. Our group really enjoyed our time with him. The only minor issue is that our group of 4 was a little tight. Two of us had to sit backwards.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: John thank you all for being a great group today! I’m so glad you all enjoyed it and liked visiting all the places we went to.

Cheryll Simpson

United States
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Tour: #388551, Edinburgh City Centre and St Andrews Private Driving Day Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 6/18

Kevin was great! We loved riding in his "London" taxi! He is a wonderful tour guide, so informative and a lot of fun!!! Highly recommend Kevin!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the review Cheryll! It was my absolute pleasure showing you all around and look forward to seeing you all again soon.

Yvette Burtschell

United States
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Tour: #389898, Edinburgh City Centre Private and Personal Half Day Driving Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 3/18

My family and I did a tour with Kevin. He is such an interesting person to talk to, with many stories of historical tidbits and mysteries, as well as funny mishaps to make sure no matter what age you are, you are entertained. He also asked if anyone was an Outlander or Harry Potter fan, etc., and he took us to spots based on what we found interesting. He is also willing to make certain stops if you want to go somewhere special. Overall we couldn't have asked for a better tour guide. Thank you Kevin!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you all for such a brilliant day! It was my pleasure taking you to all of the places you wanted to see and surprise you with many more.

Christina King

United States
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Tour: #389898, Edinburgh City Centre Private and Personal Half Day Driving Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 17/18

Kevin was an awesome tour guide! Funny, knowledgeable and eager to please. He asked us a bunch of questions regarding our interests and then did a great job of picking sights he thought we would enjoy. Edinburgh is a beautiful little city and we thoroughly enjoyed our "off the beaten path" tour!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Christina I’m so glad you guys had a great day! It was my busy measure showing you both around and I look forward to seeing you both again in Edinburgh.

Joseph Wendel

United States
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Tour: #389898, Edinburgh City Centre Private and Personal Half Day Driving Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 3/18

Kevin was fantastic! His suggestions were spot on and we made the most of our time in Edinburgh. His recommendation to visit the Rosslyn Chapel was great. Not to mention; he was knowledgeable, friendly, accommodating and passionate in sharing his love of Scotland. Great tour and would use him again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jo, I look forward to seeing you again! Thank you for the great review.

Anahid Mamourian

Canada
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Tour: #388552, Edinburgh City Centre Private Driving Tour including Edinburgh Castle & Rosslyn Chapel, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 25/18

Kevin was an amazing guide, very personable and with in-depth knowledge of the history of the places we visited, which he shared with passion and humour. What made the 8 hours even more special was Kevin's patience and ingenuity in accommodating some of the changes I wanted to incorporate in our itinerary. I highly recommend Kevin to visitors who are interested in both the popular sights and those off the beaten path.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Anahid, thank you so much for taking the time to leave me a review! I know you are extremely busy. It was a fantastic day and I am so glad we managed to visit everything and do everything you wanted to see. I look forward to seeing you again.

Dana Baker

Colorado Springs, United States
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Tour: #388551, Edinburgh City Centre and St Andrews Private Driving Day Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 15/18

Kevin was excellent guide with great amount knowledge on history, movies, music, back roads, fishing, and golf. Kevin asked questions to make sure to meet our tour needs and make it a pleasurable and memorable tour/trip. We took two tours in two days with Kevin and both were great. Our stops along the way for lunch or snacks were great selections by Kevin that met our specific ideas to enjoy atmosphere and good food combined.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dana I hope you and Judy had a great day today! I was my absolute pleasure showing both of you around the last couple of days.

Scott Mitchell

United States
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Tour: Historic Edinburgh Private Walking Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: May 12/18

Kevin was excellent and very knowledgeable. He was also very patient of us even though we stopped and took lots of pictures.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Scott I hope all of the pictures turned out well! It was a fun day indeed.

Steve Hast

United States
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Tour: Ultimate Private Day Tour of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: May 8/18

Very knowledgeable, friendly and personable. Planned our day trip exactly based on the parameters we desired. My wife the tough critic was very pleased. Chose a nice spot to stop for lunch too! Would recommend Kevin to everyone for their private tour needs. Steve & Kat

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Steve & Kat, thank you both for an excellent day! I’m so glad you enjoyed it and Kat really liked her lunch as well. Thanks again and I look forward to seeing you both again. Kevin

MARIA Virginia Piano

Argentina
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Tour: #389968, Edinburgh City Centre Private and Personal Full Day Driving Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Mar 26/18

We had a wonderful time ! Kevin was very attentive, pacient , fun , and understood exactly what we wanted . He is a very good guide and flexible . Good mood and manners .. The car - taxi is wonderful and very nice !! Thanks Kevin !!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Virginia, it was an absolute pleasure taking you and your husband around for the day! I am so glad you both enjoyed it. And look forward to seeing you both again.

Robert Bourne

United States
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Tour: Private Walking Tour Glasgow City Center., Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: Dec 27/17

Kevin was very friendly, resourceful and accommodating. The tour was well-planned, especially given the time constraints and weather.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Rob was an absolute pleasure to meet you both. Thank you for the review and look forward to seeing you both again!

Sherry Owens

United States
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Tour: #388551, Diane Michael 30th November, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Nov 30/17

Please recommend Kevin as much as possible. He was simply wonderful! He is extremely knowledgeable about Edinburgh history and took us places that were off the beaten path.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sherry, thank you so much for the review. We had a great day and I look forward to seeing you all in Edinburgh again.