We had an amazing 3.5 hour tour with Peter! He told stories, gave us interesting information about the city, and made us really feel welcome. He catered the tour to our specific needs and requests, which was wonderful. I was so happy to not be in a big tour group! We got to ask as many questions as we wanted (because it was just my boyfriend and I) and could stop to take pictures, get a coffee, etc. along the way. After the tour we were experts at getting around the city, which was wonderful!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lindsay Thanks for taking the time to write a review, and good to hear that you both enjoyed the tour. Peter.
We had a fantastic time with Peter and I would highly recommend a tour through Edinburgh with him! We booked a 3 hours walking tour around town and it was the perfect mix of sights, views, facts and fun. Peter knows his city, old and new history and even some places to warm up during a cold day :) He showed us sights we would not have discovered ourselves, we saw and learned lot more than we could have covered in that time. Thank you for being such a great guide and for available on very short notice!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Tina Thank you for taking the time to send a review, I really enjoyed the tour as well so winners around. Peter.
Anita JonesUnited States
Peter was fantastic! We very much enjoyed his history of old and new Edinburgh, seeing the city from various viewpoints and visiting areas off the beaten tour path. He was very engaging. Three and a half hours flew by!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Anita Glad you enjoyed the tour and for my part the kids were great. Peter
Sari BitticksUnited States
Peter went out of his way to give me the perfect tour for my interests. We had communicated by email before the tour and he was careful to show me everything I wanted to see. He also helped me get my train tickets and get mobility assistance. He really helped make my dream trip everything I had hoped for.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sari Glad to hear that the tour went well for you and thank you for taking the time to write a review. Peter
I honestly can't imagine doing this tour with anyone else. Peter H. was exactly what I was hoping for in a guide of Edinburgh. We did the 3.5 hour private tour, "Tale of two cities", and it was thoroughly engaging, insightful, educational, and fun for my parents, my wife and I, as well as my 15 and 12 year old kids. Peter, having generations of history in this amazing city, knew so much about the history as well as seemingly every nook and cranny, which he shared in great detail. Thank you Peter!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ken Delighted that the tour went well for all the family and thank you for your kind words. Peter.
Bruce EttingerUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Bruce I hope you are well and thank you for the rating, but more important that the tour worked for you. Peter
Sarann KraushaarUnited States
Peter is fabulous!!! During the almost four hours we walked through Edinburgh, his dialogue was informative, entertaining, and exactly on topics of which we are interested! We visited most of the significant sites, but only spent as much time at each one that our interest dictated. It was festival time (Tattoo, Fringe, etc.) in Edinburgh, so the city was very crowded, but Peter made this a plus rather than a minus. I cannot imagine anyone who could guide a visitor to Edinburgh better than Peter!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sarann & Stanley Good to hear the tour went well for both of you and thanks for taking the time to write a review. Peter
Doreen MarkferdingUnited States
Peter was great! He suggested a convenient place to meet and tailored our tour to finish up near where our car was parked. We were all exhausted from our overnight flight but Peter kept us all entertained and interested with his stories and local knowledge. He even took our picture at different sites so that we could all be in the photos. I would highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Doreen I am pleased that you all enjoyed the tour and it worked for you, also thank you for taking the time to write a review. Peter
Judith R.United States
Peter was fabulous! His enthusiasm, knowledge, and love of all things Scottish really brought Edinburgh to life for us! We left him with a renewed appreciation of the history and culture of this remarkable city. Definitely a well spent few hours with a wonderful guide. Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Judith Thank you for your kind words but most of all its good to hear you enjoyed the tour. Peter
Robert MillerAnacortes, WA, United States
Peter's tour was fantastic. He presented Edinburgh's elegance and magnificent history well and eloquently. His talks were much more than a boring recitation of dates and names. He brought in personalities, links to America, and historical items, and (perhaps) a bit of gossip. Very good time was had by all.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Robert Firstly thank you for your kind words and taking the time to write review. Its great to hear you all enjoyed the our. Peter.
Carole BattUnited States
Peter's tour was comprehensive and well paced. He is knowledgeable about the area and we enjoyed both his historical perspective and his anecdotes about life in Edinburgh.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Carole Glad you enjoyed the tour and thank you for taking the time to write a review. Peter
Nancy RenzulliUnited States
Peter was fantastic. He was very knowledgeable, friendly and he gave us a fabulous tour of Edinburgh. We highly recommend him. Thank you Peter for a great morning!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Nancy Nice to hear you all enjoyed the tour. Peter
Connie NicholasUnited States
Excellent tour with Peter! He was entertaining and he informative!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Connie Thank you for taking the time to do a review and I am glad you enjoyed the tour. Peter
George LeeUnited States
Peter was a great tour guide. His knowledge of the history of the city is impressive. He spent time to give us an understanding of what makes Edinburgh unique. His use of illustrations helped to make the geography of the area clear as it related to the development of the area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi George Many thanks for taking the time to send a review, and I am glad to have been a part of your Edinburgh experience. Peter
Fredda W.United States
Peter was extremely knowledgeable, delightful to be with and had a wonderful sense of humor. We highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Fredda It was a pleasure to take you both around the city. and thank you for your kind words. Peter Peter
Mary MillerUnited States
Great tour of the city. An excellent way to familiarize yourself with layout and learn a little of the history. Peter was very engaging and knowledgeable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mary Glad you both enjoyed the tour. Peter.
Bonnie ReitzUnited States
Very knowledgeable and entertaining. We truly enjoyed our time together and feel like we know Edinburgh as an "insider"! Anyone who joins Peter is lucky!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Bonnie It was a delight to take the three of you around Edinburgh, and even better to know you enjoyed it. Peter
Dave WoodsUnited States
Peter was waiting for us in our hotel lobby when we arrived for our tour. After a brief overview, we set out. Peter was very informative regarding current Edinburgh as well as it's history. With the use of his personal visual aids and stories, he made Edinburgh come alive. He also altered his route to accommodate our schedule..
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Dave Great to take you around Edinburgh and it is a delight to hear you enjoyed it. Peter.
Nancy DennisUnited States
Knowledgeable guide who provided a great walking tour of Edinburgh (primarily old city). Really helped us get our bearings. Was helpful in pointing out places we could visit on our own after the tour. Picked us up promptly at our hotel and ended at the Castle.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Nancy Good to hear that the tour worked for you. Peter.
Regine WoodUnited States
Peter was F A N T A S T I C ! We loved his depth of knowledge and his obvious enthusiasm about Edinburgh. He even wore kilts! We had a great time together. We would have him guide us again anytime.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Regine I was lovely to meet you all and take you around a sunny Edinburgh !! Peter.
Joseph A. MillenUnited States
As a small group (4) we were not sure what to expect on this tour. Our guide, Peter, gave an immediate great impression. He first discussed the tour with us for input, calibrated the physical capability of the group and effectively described the journey and tested our expectations. The tour was in short awesome ! As first time visitors this tour was a great calibration and introduction to a great city. Peter brought personal insight as a life time resident. This is the first tour to take on arrival. Bravo
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Joseph Great to hear that you enjoyed Edinburgh and the tour. All the best peter
Erin McCleskeyUnited States
Learning about Edinburgh from Peter was a educational experience. He came highly recommended from my mother-in-law who had the same wonderful experience. With Peter one walks away with knowledge and love of the city that he calls home. He's charming, considerate and if you are looking for a tour to learn about this charming city, I highly recommend him for his vast knowledge of the city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Erin I am glad you enjoyed the tour, it was my pleasure to take you around Edinburgh. Peter.
Peter KalanUnited States
Peter was great. Expansive knowledge of Edinbugh and a great storyteller that engages you throughout the tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Peter Thank you for your kinds words, look forward to meeting you in the future, Peter
Kathleen RogersUnited States
Peter was fantastic! He was more than happy to work with us to create an excellent tour around our special requests and interests. I would recommend him without hesitation. THANK YOU, PETER!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kathleen It was my pleasure to take you around Edinburgh. Peter
Christopher ShermanUnited States
The perfect way to start our trip to Scotland. Peter was incredibly friendly and a great storyteller. He provided the perfect mix of history, architecture, and folklore. The rain couldn't even dampen our spirits. Highly recommend him and hope to bring entire family next time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Chris Many thanks for your kind words, and I look forward to meeting up with you again. Peter
Mary McCrackenUnited States
Worth it! Peter tailored the tour to fit my interests. He came prepared with visual aides and personal knowledge of the area having grown up in the neighbor. He answered all my questions. I think my first experience in Edinburgh was meaningful because of the insider tips Peter shared.
Teddy ShalonUnited States
Great guide. Don't visit Edinburgh without spending 3.5 hours on this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Teddy - Pleasure to take you and your lovely daughter around Edinburgh. Peter
Mercedes SmithUnited States
My family (including daughters ages 18 and 21) had only a short stopover in Edinburgh so Peter kindly accommodated our request to condense his tour to 2 hours and still he somehow managed to share with us a wealth of information (including researching my family name!). He is quick-witted and funny, an entertaining storyteller and is truly passionate about his city. We all agreed he was the best tour guide we've ever had. Thank you for a great day Peter! We thoroughly enjoyed it!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mercedes Great to hear you all enjoyed the tour, it was also a pleasure for me to be in your company. Kind regards Peter
Barry BazeleyUnited States
Excellent. A quality tour with good feedback on questions asked and pointing out those little gems of history that has made Edinburgh what it is today.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Barry Thank you again for you kind words, and I hope you and the ladies enjoy the rest of your stay in Edinburgh. Peter.
Christi KesigUnited States
Peter was a wonderful guide! His knowledge of the Royal Mile and history of Scotland was extensive and interesting. Our group ranged in age from 11 to 80 and each person in our group enjoyed our tour immensely. One of my favorite things was going into the "closes" behind the Royal Mile buildings and learning the history and current information about those places.
The tour was very informative and Peter presented the tour with much humour and insight of the city. We could tell that Peter really knew his history of Edinburgh and imparted his knowledge of it in such a way that we in the end had a much deeper understanding of the city. We thank him for touring us and recommend him very much!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Rosmarie I hope the rest of your birthday celebrations all went well, and thank you for your kind words they are much appreciated. Kine regards Peter
Sandra DavisonUnited Kingdom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sandra It was a delight to take your colleagues and show them some of contrasts that Edinburgh has to offer. Kind regards Peter
Dale PettigrewUnited States
Our tour with Peter was exceptional! His knowledge of the history and architecture of Edinburgh was truly impressive. In addition, Peter is a wonderful storyteller. Throughout our tour he entertained us with anecdotes that brought the history and culture of Edinburgh to life. He was born and raised in Edinburgh and he glowed with pride as he showed us the highlights of his city. He is a charming man and lots of fun to be with. We highly recommend Peter to anyone who wants an outstanding tour of Edinburgh.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi dale Thank you for your kinds words, they mean a lot. Hope you see you in Edinburgh again. Peter.
Richard HendersonUnited States
Peter was fantastic! He is such a nice and interesting man. Peter really knows his subject matter. His tour was so informative, and full of funny stories that you didn't even notice the time. It would have taken days to cover what we saw today. The weather was just beautiful, and Peter said it was one of their two days of summer. We walked nonstop for four hours with a lot of stairs and hills. We're a little done in, but just a great day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Richard Delighted that you both enjoyed and got a lot out of the tour. Haste ye back. Peter
Lawrence (Larry) C.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Larry, hope to see you back in Edinburgh again sometime. Kind regards peter
Group of 10 French-speaking Belgians had a great tour of Edinburgh thanks to Peter.We highly recommend him as a guide to anybody visiting Edinburgh.Peter spent more than the allocated time explaining us stories about Edinburgh,its people (famous and less famous),its monuments and its history.He also gave us useful addresses for the rest of our stay & he made his explanations accessible to all the people in the group, by choosing the right way to make his comments in an English that we could all understand
Ellen RubleUnited States
Peter is an outstanding guide. Edinburgh native. Knowledgeable, good natured and enthusuastic. He wears his kilt and was able to keep our entire large family informed and entertained--parents as well as kids ranging in age from 10 to 21. You will not be dissapointed.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Joe Many thanks for your kind words and all my best to your family Peter
We really enjoyed our tour with Peter he was the most responsible quide we have ever had, it was quite easy to arrange all the details of the tour with Peter. On the day of the tour he was waiting for us right next to place we were staying. During our tour we have learned a lot about the history of the city. Peter gave us some very useful tips for the further staying days in Edinburgh, he recommended us the place of interest that we were not able to see during the tour.We higlhy recommened Peter!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My pleasure and thank you fro your kind words. Peter
Jill DroceaUnited States
Peter was on time, provided factual information and promptly moved us from point to point.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jill It was a delight for me to take you and the other ladies, and show you Edinburgh Kind regards Peter
David BaumUnited States
What a remarkable, superb guide! Peter was knowledgeable and informative. His tour was filled with interesting stories and facts, and he showed us sights we had never seen before. Off the beaten path we wound our way through Edinburgh at a pace ideal for us and learned so much. A charming man with a lilt in his voice and a twinkle in his eyes we were enthralled from start to finish. A wonderful tour and a great tour guide. Thanks Peter! Hope to see you again! Rocky and Dave from L.A.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Dave Many thanks for your kind words, and if you are ever back in Edinburgh I would be delighted to take take you and Rocky around a place that a lot of visitors miss, and that is the 800 year old hamlet of the Dean village and water of Leith. A Hidden Gem described as a “a silver thread in a ribbon of green" I hope the rest of your trip goes well. Shalom Peter
Ken WalkerUnited States
My name is Ken Walker and I was a member of a two person tour (my son and I) led by Peter. Peter was right on time, very knowledgeable and a delight to be around. I have given him a 5 star rating and it is well deserved. I could not have been more pleased with the tour and now feel I know Edinburgh well. You have a good person in Peter and he is a star asset for your company. Best Regards, Ken Walker
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ken Many thanks for you kind words Regards Peter
Susan WauerUnited States
A wonderful 2 days of sightseeing and even better guide! Peter shared his love of Edinburgh through his knowledge and wonderful stories! We had some concerns about our ability to walk for two days, but Peter paced out out tour in such a way to allow for breaks and we were refreshed to carry on. I think the sign of a great guided tour is creating a desire to return once again and we'd do that in a heartbeat! Thanks Peter, we loved you and Edinburgh.
Margaret (Maggie) MillerBermuda
What an asset to tourism in Edinburgh We found Peter our guide so passionate and so informative about his beautiful city. We will definitely use Tours by locals.com again. Maggie Miller and Sue Wale.
Thomas DaggettUnited States
We really enjoyed working with Peter before and during our recent trip to Scotland. He was a great help with suggestions before we arrived and gave us a fantastic tour of the city. Very knowledgeable on its history and the structure of our tour.