Traveler Reviews for Private Tour in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom by Tour Guide Martin M.

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Martin M.
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Scott Hunter

United States
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Tour: #20168, Highlights of World Heritage Edinburgh Private Tour with visit to Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    
Date: Jun 25/18

OUTSTANDING tour. Martin is a fine gentleman with incredible knowledge and a true love for his work. He genuinely cares about his clients and makes every effort to ensure the best tour possible. The best ToursByLocals we used. He is the reason why we want to return to Edinburgh! SUPERB!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Scott for your kind words. To tour with Ron and you was a joy for me and I look forward to your return visit. Haste ye Back Martin

Bernie Thomas

United States
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Tour: #20168, Highlights of World Heritage Edinburgh Private Tour with visit to Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    
Date: Jun 16/18

We could not have asked for a better guide than Martin, who took us on a walking tour of Edinburgh on June 16. Despite the rainy conditions, Martin was undeterred and offered much insight and anecdotes for the many sites we visited that day both in the New Town and in the Old Town. Martin remained tireless throughout our 5-hour tour, despite marching up and down countless streets and stairs. He was a pure joy to be with and our time together ended much too quickly. Cannot recommend highly enough!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Bernie You and Jen were great people to tour with. Haste ye Back Martin

Larry T.

United States
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Tour: #20168, Highlights of World Heritage Edinburgh Private Tour with visit to Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    
Date: Jun 14/18

What a wonderful tour with our guide Martin!! Very friendly and knowledgeable gentleman who clearly loves Scotland! He took us on a lengthy walk through the old town and all of it's highlights and to the Amber Restaurant at the Scotch Whiskey Experience. Fantastic lunch! This tour requires a fair amount of walking, so make sure you're rested for it. We were a bit jet-lagged and low on energy. You will love having Martin as your guide!! He catered to all our needs. Thanks Martin! Cheers and good luck!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Larry for your kind words As we all were aware jet lag was going to effect the tour. I look forward to your return and the chance to introduce you to more of Edinburgh. Martin

Sam M.

United States
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Tour: #20168, Highlights of World Heritage Edinburgh Private Tour with visit to Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    
Date: May 25/18

Great tour, a very complete and insightful introduction to Edinburgh.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You

Mary Jane Sheen

Pompano Beach, FLORIDA, United States
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Tour: #20168, Highlights of World Heritage Edinburgh Private Tour with visit to Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    
Date: May 15/18

Martin is an incredible guide. He know EVERYTHING about Edinburgh and his pride and love for his Town is evident and contagious. We had an amazing day and an incredible lunch. Please pick Martin as your guide, you will not be disappointed.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words Mary Jane. We indeed had an amazing day which I enjoyed as much as you. Haste Ye Back. Martin

Matthew M.

United States
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Tour: #20168, Highlights of World Heritage Edinburgh Private Tour with visit to Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    
Date: Dec 28/17

Martin was an amazing guide taking our family of four on a wonderful tour throughout Edinburgh. His knowledge of the city's history, ability to tell a great story and enthusiasm for his home make for a wonderful experience. I would highly recommend Martin to anyone with an interest in walking through the city while being entertained and educated by a true enthusiast for his native Edinburgh.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Matt As I said when we parted , please come back again soon we had so much fun together. Martin

Michael G.

huntington beach, CA, United States
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Tour: #20168, Highlights of World Heritage Edinburgh Private Tour with visit to Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    
Date: Jun 21/17

What a fun day! Martin is a great person to spend time with. Super knowledgeable about Scotland's history and all the sites you will see. Also very willing to be flexible with the itinerary.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Michael it was also a fun day for me with you both. Haste he Back Martin

George Alexander

United States
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Tour: #20168, Highlights of World Heritage Edinburgh Private Tour with visit to Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    
Date: Jun 10/17

Our tour of Edinburgh was delightful. Martin was informative and warm. He is obviously quite proud of his city. It was like being shown around by an old friend. The afternoon tea he arranged for us was outstanding. We would do it again in a heartbeat.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you George for your kind words. For me it was a joy to tour Edinburgh with you both. Haste ye Back Martin

Thomas Clancy

United States
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Tour: #20168, Highlights of World Heritage Edinburgh Private Tour with visit to Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    
Date: May 31/17

Martin was an excellent guide. He met us (dressed in kilts!) on the Royal Mile and we were off on a fantastic walking tour or Edinburgh. Would highly recommend him for a personal tour of this historical city.

Jeffrey McElwee

United States
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Tour: #20168, Highlights of World Heritage Edinburgh Private Tour with visit to Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    
Date: May 19/17

My group reported totally excellent commentary, friendly service and a great experience overall!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am glad your group enjoyed the tour which we put together at very short notice. Martin

Aysha Khoury

United States
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Tour: #20168, Highlights of World Heritage Edinburgh Private Tour with visit to Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    
Date: May 17/17

Martin is incredibly knowledgeable about his city and very flexible in helping us have the tour we wanted to enjoy. I am not a loquacious person so I hope that just saying we had an excellent tour is sufficient to encourage others to book with Martin.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Aysha I too enjoyed our tour together and look forward to your next visit. Martin

Erik Tamayo

United States
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Tour: #20168, Highlights of World Heritage Edinburgh Private Tour with visit to Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    
Date: Apr 11/17

An amazing way to start our holiday in Edinburgh. Martin was on time and looked incredible and sharp. He met us at our hotel and started the tour with a great walk and pointing out everything that came across. He had very profound knowledge of the history of the city and its surroundings. In the middle of the tour we wanted to eat and he took us to an amazing restaurant for some great food and that's where he explained the original outfit he was wearing. I wouldn't do Edinburgh any other way. Great job

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Eric for your kind words, for me it was a joy to show you both a little of Edinburgh. HASTE YE BACK Martin

Lauren Gold

United States
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Tour: #20168, Highlights of World Heritage Edinburgh Private Tour with visit to Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    
Date: Mar 18/17

His love of history and of Scotland comes through!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lauren

Deanna Foster

United States
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Tour: #20168, Highlights of World Heritage Edinburgh Private Tour with visit to Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    
Date: Sep 13/16

Martin was an absolute treasure! He walked us all over the old city, and explained everything in perfect detail as we went along. He has such knowledge of Scotland and Edinburgh history. He took us to a lovely old law library for lunch that we would never have found on our own. As well, we had fascinating discussions with him about modern Scotland, culture and politics. Martin has such energy-- he's amazing. We highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Deanna for you kind words, for me it was a joy to tour with you and your friends. Haste Ye Back

John E.

United States
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Tour: #20168, Highlights of World Heritage Edinburgh with visit to Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    
Date: Aug 8/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You`1l

Nora S.

United States
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Tour: #20168, Highlights of World Heritage Edinburgh Private Tour with visit to Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    
Date: Feb 10/16

Martin is a top notch guide! In addition to being a wealth of knowledge, polite and personable; he is a delight to spend the day with. I highly recommend him and hope to take some of his other tours next time I'm in Edinburgh. If you want a great experience choose Martin!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nora It was a joy for me to show you a little of my city. Haste ye back

Deborah Winsor

United States
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Tour: #20168, Extended Highlights of World Heritage Edinburgh with visit to Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    
Date: Sep 18/15

We had a beautiful tour of Edinburgh with Martin. We learned so much from Martin about the history and people of the city as well as historic aspects of Scotland. It was an encyclopedic tour as Martin is very learned of the history of Scotland. Martin's authentic Scottish dress and enthusiasm served to heighten the enjoyment of our day with him. The tour was custom fitted to our needs and desires and flexibility with Martin was a given. It was a truly wonderful tour with a great guide! Thank you so much!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Richard It was a pleasure for me to show you round Edinburgh. Haste ye Back

Steve Drevik

United States
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Tour: #20168, Highlights of World Heritage Edinburgh with visit to Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    
Date: Aug 16/15

What a phenomenal tour! We learned so much about history and the city, and Martin was able to answer most every question we threw at him. Martin is a charming individual and we would recommend him to anyone visiting.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Steve I look forward to the pleasure of meeting you on your next visit. Haste Ye Back

Paul Richin

United States
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Tour: #20168, Highlights of World Heritage Edinburgh with visit to Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    
Date: Jul 25/14

Martin was terrific. He has a wealth of knowledge and was extremely personable. We loved his tour

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Paul for your kind comments Haste ye Back

Colin Luke

United States
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Tour: #20168, Highlights of World Heritage Edinburgh with visit to Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    
Date: Jul 17/14

Martin is first-rate in every way. He is a true professional who loves his city and country and has a gift for sharing them with visitors. Our family with two teenagers really enjoyed our full day walking tour with Martin. We highly recommend Martin and appreciate the opportunity to have gotten to know him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Colin I enjoyed meeting you and your family, it is always a joy for a guide to spend a day with people who are interested in what he has to show them. Haste ye back

Elise L.

United States
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Tour: #20168, Highlights of World Heritage Edinburgh with visit to Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    
Date: Jul 11/14

My husband and I had a fabulous walking tour. Martin knows virtually everything about Edinburgh. You get a richly contextualized history of all the sites and lots of wonderful anecdotes that make the historical figures come alive again. He times all the stops perfectly so that you get to tick all your boxes. Our only regret was that we didn't have time to book him for a second or even third day. A very memorable tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Elise It was a joy for me to show you and Jim a little of my city. I hope you return soon. Kind Regards Martin

Terry L.

Long Beach, CA, United States
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Tour: #20168, Highlights of World Heritage Edinburgh with visit to Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    
Date: Apr 22/14

Martin was an extraordinarily knowledgeable guide who went out of his way to customize our 5 hr walking tour. He obviously loves his job and it shows in all aspects of the tour. He also very kindly went out of his way to drop a pkg off at our hotel. Don't go to Edinburgh without having Martin's tour. Thank you Martin for a wonderful tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Terry it was a joy to show you a little of Edinburgh. Haste ye Back Martin

Johanna Ruffley

South Africa
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Tour: #20168, Highlights of World Heritage Edinburgh with visit to Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    
Date: Dec 10/13

Martin is an authentic proud Scotsman who's depth of knowledge in Edinburgh's history knows no bounds. We had a great day and learnt a lot. Thank you Martin.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jo I enjoyed meeting your family and our time together. Haste ye back. Scone info to follow

Kim Stewart

Rockwall, TEXAS, United States
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Tour: #20168, Highlights of World Heritage Edinburgh with visit to Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    
Date: Aug 13/13

Martin provided an excellent walking tour of the portion of Edinburgh including the Castle, gardens and Princes Street - under extremely challenging circumstances because of the tremendous crowds due to the various festivals and the Royal Tattoo. He was extremely informative and very knowledgeable, and also very pleasant. He arranged lunch a fine restaurant near the Castle and accompanied us back to the point where we were to catch the shuttle back to the ship.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kim it is always a pleasure to meet members of the Scottish Diaspora Haste ye back

Richard Kienast

United States
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Tour: #20168, Highlights of World Heritage Edinburgh with visit to Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    
Date: May 9/13

Martin we had a wonderful time with you, on the tour we are still talking about many of the things you showed us and gave us a great over view of Edinburgh. Our trip was that much more enjoyable with your insights thank you again and if I am ever in Edinburgh again I will look you up.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Richard it was a pleasure to show you and your parents some of Edinburgh. Haste ye Back

Steve Hollander

United States
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Tour: #20168, Highlights of World Heritage Edinburgh with visit to Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    
Date: May 5/13

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Steve for the 5 star rating for my tour. Haste ye Back. Kind Regards Martin

Judith (Judy) Forman

United States
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Tour: #20168, Highlights of World Heritage Edinburgh with visit to Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    
Date: Aug 4/12

Martin was the perfect tour guide, dressed appropriately in his kilt. We had added another couple at the last minute, which he was very gracious about. He had a great knowledge of the city that we walked all over. He accommodated everyone's walking pace taking care for our safety while crossing streets. His tour of Edinburgh Castle was information packed and he made sure we got the souvenir we wanted. A great day in a great city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Judy for your kind words Hase ye Back

Linda Nishioka

United States
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Tour: #20168, Highlights of World Heritage Edinburgh with visit to Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    
Date: Sep 23/11

We loved our tour through Edinburgh with Martin. Great historian with a smart sense of humor.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Linda thanks for your kind words,I enjoyed our time together in Edinburgh. Haste Ye Back