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


Chris Letcher

United Kingdom
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Tour: #267926, Edinburgh Old Town through the eyes of a local, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Feb 18/20

An excellent guide, knowledgable , informative , and witty. He kept us entertained for two hours despite the snow/sleet storm!! Happy to recommend!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Chris, thanks for the lovely review. It was great to meet you all and thanks for your good humour despite the "Scottish weather."

Janette Tabora

United States
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Tour: #267926, Edinburgh Old Town through the eyes of a local, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jan 24/20

Will made our brief stay at Edinburgh a unique and memorable experience! His vast knowledge about Edinburgh (and Scotland in general) made the tour so interesting, educational and informative. He took us to nooks and crannies in Edinburgh that most visitors will never know about and regaled us with stories of interesting characters in Edinburgh's history. Needless to say, we appreciated his sense of humor even more. Will definitely recommend Will and this Tour to family and friends.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Janette, thank you for taking the time to write a review. It was a pleasure to meet you all and I am glad you liked the stories and the humour as well :-) I hope to see you again in Scotland some day. Will

Katherine DeForest

United States
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Tour: #267926, Edinburgh Old Town through the eyes of a local, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Dec 28/19

Will was an outstanding tour guide. I mentioned wanting to see Dean Village and he was happy to modify his tour so it was our first stop. I'm so glad I said something as I may have missed this absolute gem of a neighborhood otherwise. It felt like stepping back in time and into a fairytale. His knowledge of Edinburgh and Scottish history was extensive and colorful. As a first-time visitor to Edinburgh, it brought the city and the country to life for me. You won't be disappointed. Great experience!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Katherine, it was my pleasure to meet you and show you our great city. It was no problem at all to take you to Dean Village, it's one of my favourite parts of town and as I lived there for a while I love to share it. I hope to see you again some day. Will

Joseph Andricola

United States
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Tour: #267926, Edinburgh Old Town through the eyes of a local, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Nov 23/19

Our tour guide Will R. was very knowledgeable and friendly. We strolled a nice easy pace around Edinburgh while he educated us on the various history pertaining to Scotland. Will made recommendations on the best Pubs and Restaurants in the Edinburgh area. The whole experience was top notch and I would recommend him to anyone seeking to learn about this wonderful place. Thanks Will.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Joe and Lisa, Thanks for the lovely review, it was a real pleasure to meet you both and show you around the best parts of Edinburgh Old Town. I hope you manage to visit again some day. All the best, Will

Marietta de Perio

United States
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Tour: #286028, See Scotland's most stunning Glen, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 21/19

We enjoyed the tour with William. He is punctual, polite and informative. Glencoe was the highlight of our tour. William did not disappoint us. He also brought us for lunch at The Laroch Restaurant and Bar. Food and the service were excellent.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marietta, many thanks for the kind review. It was my pleasure to meet all 7 of you and show you some great places in the Highlands and as for many people, Glencoe is always a highlight and I am glad you enjoyed the places away from the crowds I took you too as well. I am very happy you enjoyed the lunch so much as well, I love food and want to make sure everyone eats well when they visit Scotland. I hope to see you again. Will

Thomas Forlenza

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: Sep 20/19

Will is an excellent guide, and one we highly recommend. Plus he's a really nice guy too. He took us to see all that St Andrews has to offer including the best fish and chips as well this famous pastry shop where even the Queen orders her sweets. Not only did we see St Andrews but as well many quaint villages to and fro making it a true Scottish excursion. We don't think you can go wrong selecting Will for your Scotland adventures.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tom, thanks so much for the kind review. It was my pleasure to show you around my old haunts in and near St Andrews and make sure you got to some great places to eat. I had a fund day with you all and hope to see you all again some day.

Roxann Balmer

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: Sep 17/19

In a 3 week period, touring across England and Scotland, we hired several tour companies to augment our experience. Our 2 trips with Will were the highlights of the entire vacation. He made sure the needs of everyone in our 5 person party was attended to, added unique excursions to our routes, took us "the road less traveled" so we could have a very local experience. We are so grateful! I would highly, highly recommend Will.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Roxann, many thanks for taking the time to write a review for your tours with me. It was a pleasure to meet you all and take you the road less travelled. If you ever come back I hope to take you to some more wonderful places.

Roxann Balmer

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: Sep 15/19

Alan Muraoka

United States
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Tour: #286028, See Scotland's most stunning Glen, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 5/19

I just have one thing to say: HIRE WILL NOW!!! Here's why: -He will arrive promptly at your hotel with a sparkling clean car and friendly "good morning." -He will happily take you to your desired destinations or offer great suggestions if you are unsure of where to visit. -He has great "lesser traveled" spots to stop at for amazing photo ops. -He will make you laugh. (If you have any sense of humor…that's on you.) -He is a walking encyclopedia of Scottish history and lore and can weave an amazing story

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alan, It was a real joy for me to meet you both and show you some of the wonderful places we have in the Highlands. I had so much fun and so many laughs with you I have to say to any other guides ACCEPT ALAN'S TOUR REQUEST now as well. I sincerely hope to meet you again some day. Will

Leslie Foley

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: Aug 31/19

Will was a knowledgeable and interesting guide. He is from St Andrews so he could give some history on life at the school and info on the golf course. I look for photos which no one else can get. He took us to a small fishing village, to the town where Outlander was filmed and even helped me with my new camera on the 17th hole at St Andrews and the St Andrews cathedral. Great history on the university too. Took us to the best fish and chips lunch this entire trip. He made the rain part of the experience

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Leslie, It was a pleasure to meet you both and show you around the fair city of St Andrews. I'm always happy to take people to great fish and chips places, show them the best of St Andrews and even help them get some great photos when need be. The rain just made it more atmospheric ;-) Happy travels and I hope to see you again. Will

Patrick Earley

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: Aug 28/19

Andy was the best - thank you

David Weigle

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: Aug 26/19

Will was a tremendous guide. He took us to the highlights we wanted to see and then to several out of the way (few tourists) gems. It was an interesting and very worthwhile day. Lunch at small inn was delicious. Will was full of unbelievable stories intertwined with history of Scotland and (...) jokes. We learned a lot about Scotland and it's culture.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David, it was a delight to meet Mark and yourself and a real pleasure to show you around and have some laughs while seeing the sights. I hope you make it back again some day. Will

Jeffrey Dodge

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: Aug 21/19

Will was awesome- great personality, very knowledgeable, filled our day enjoyably We wanted to visit St. Andrews golf course and Will was very accommodating and helpful as we readjusted the itinerary. Highly recommend Will to anyone traveling to Edinburgh.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jeff and the gang, It was a pleasure to take you all to St Andrews today and I am glad you had such a good time. I hope you all make it back again some day. Will

Susan Murr

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: Aug 13/19

Wonderful day in the Edinburgh countryside. Will listened to what we wanted, had great ideas and stories and was able to adjust quickly when faced with uncooperative weather. A must-do when you're in Edinburgh -- Will is a terrific and knowledgeable guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susan, many thanks for the lovely review. It was a pleasure to meet you all and no problem to plan the day to make sure you stayed dry. I hope to see you again some day. Will

Thomas Solomon

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: Aug 6/19

Wil was awesome. He was knowledgeable, flexible and bent over backwards for us. He went out of his way to help us see the sights of Edinburgh and St Andrews. We had a blast , highly recommend Wil and definitely worth the fee. Thank you Wil and hope our paths cross again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tip, It really was my pleasure, I had a lot of fun with the both of you and I was glad I could help you do all the things you wanted to do. I hope you had a good sea day today and you have a wonderful time at Loch Ness tomorrow as well. I hope we meet again some day. Will

Brian Bailey

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 30/19

William is a talker and enjoys showing you the key sites of old Edinburgh, along with the history and folklore. Well worth the time and $$$. It is a fair amount of walking.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Brian, thank you very much for the kind review. It was a pleasure to meet you and show you the best of Edinburgh Old Town, I hope you thoroughly enjoy the rest of your time in Scotland. Will

Linda E.

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: Jul 25/19

We loved our tour with Will. He has a wonderful personality and made the tour fun and informative. He was interested in what we were wanting in a tour and took us to just the perfect spots, places that we would have never found on our own and were not just the typical spots of interest. We highly recommend Will.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Linda, It was my pleasure to meet you all and take you to the places you all wanted to see. I'm very happy you enjoyed your time here and I hope you can make it back again some day. Kind regards, Will

Annemarie Salowski

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 9/19

Will was very informative. He took us to a lovely town just outside of Edinburgh and took us to an amazing Pub for lunch. He was prompt and his van was comfortable. Due to the limited parking and lines at the Castle he had to leave us quite often. He had very detailed Harry Potter inspirational details. He was adaptable and was able to handle our last minute requests.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Annemarie thanks for taking the time to write a review. I am always happy to juggle things about to make sure everyone can do what they want unfortunately for you to visit the castle I couldn't park nearby and the National gallery has zero parking so it was drop off and pick up to save you walking and less guiding than I would normally do but it allowed you to do all the things you wanted and I am glad I got to show you off the beaten path places and get you to a good local pub. All the best, Will

Noah Rosenblatt

North Chicago, IL, 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 30/19

We booked this tour and 2 others with Will over the course of our stay in Edinburgh. From the beginning of the booking process Will was extremely helpful, responding immediately to email questions and providing advice on what tours best suit us. During our time in Edinburgh, he was able to show us everything we wanted to see and provide the perfect blend of history, personal experiences ( particularly in St Andrews) and story telling to make the days very enjoyable. I highly recommend Will!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Noah, I hope you are both doing well and thanks for taking the time to write a review. It was a real pleasure to meet you and show you the sights in Edinburgh, St Andrews and the Highlands. I am glad you liked the mix of history and stories and I hope you make it back here again one day. All the best. Will

Jerry Duewel

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 11/19

Exceded expectations in every way. Went far beyond requirements to please and was extremely knowledgeable and responsive to questions. Best investment we have made in years. Cannot rate or recommend Will more highly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey Jerry, Thanks so much for the kind review, it was my pleasure to make sure you got to do all the things you wanted and I am glad the hot chocolate was worth it ;-) Hope to see you both again some day. Will

Jerry Duewel

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: Jun 9/19

Will was the best. Could not be happier. Knowledgeable and very responsive to our needs and request. Went beyond to ensure our satisfaction. Very proud of his homeland and it showed at every venue. ENJOYED the entire day from beginning to end. He is even escorting us to the Highlands tomorrow...cannot wait! Would hire again w/o reservation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey Jerry, Thank you very much for the kind review. It was agenuine pleasure to meet you both yesterday and show you St Andrews and more, I love how you both enjoyed it all so much and I can't wait to see you tomorrow. More good things to come :-) Have a great day, Will

Ilan Shalvi

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 25/19

Will provides a great tour of Edinburgh, and he does a great job of tailoring the tour to your interests. His tour includes things no other tour guide would ever show you. Most importantly, his English is very easy to comprehend. Great recommendations for attractions, whisky stores, taverns, and restaurants. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ilan, it was my pleasure to meet you all and I am always happy to share the good local places to eat, drink and get whisky as well as introducing the city. All the best for your travels around Scotland and thank you for the review.

Mark Blumberg

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 10/19

Fantastic morning spent with William...left the tour feeling enriched by William's knowledge and personality and in a short time came to know Edinburgh and its history. Very special.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mark, It really was my pleasure to meet you both and I am glad you enjoyed the tour so much. You already knew a lot about Scotland so I hope I added a few bits of knowledge and thanks to you do for helping me learn a bit more and I am happy to now know the origin of POSH. I wish you both a great trip round Scotland and just let me know if I can give any more info that could help. All the best, Will

Diane E.

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: Apr 14/19

Our family had a wonderful day with Will. He was informative and entertaining, and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I would definitely recommend him and use his services again if we are lucky enough to return to Scotland!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Diane, it was my pleasure to meet you all and show you the sights. I look forward to meeting you again one day. Kind regards. Will

Leslie Williamson

United States
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Tour: #267926, Edinburgh Old Town through the eyes of a local, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jan 9/19

Our family loved the tour of Edinburgh Scotland with Will. He peppered the history of Edinburgh with little tidbits of information that visitors would not know. We highly recommend this tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Leslie, thank you so much for the kind words. It was lovely to meet you all and I hope you make it back one day.

William Rice

United States
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Tour: #267926, Edinburgh Old Town through the eyes of a local, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Dec 8/18

We enjoyed our time With Will so much it's hard to put it in a few words. Will's knowledge of Edinburgh and Scottish history was amazing. We wanted to see/hear about things the average tourist wouldn't. Will hit the nail on the head with the statue and story about Alexander and his horse and the site where the printer seen was shot for Outlander. I mentioned to him that I am an engineer and James Watt is one of my heroes. He adjusted our itinerary so we saw Watt's statue in the National Museum.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear William, thanks so much for writing such a nice review and I am very happy I could deliver the tour you were looking for.

Linda St Pierre

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 7/18

Will was a great tour guide. He was very flexible and met us at the restaurant where we were having our lunch. His history of Edinburg was extensive. We loved his many antidotes and storytelling. He added much to our trip and we enjoyed our time with him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Linda, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. It was a pleasure to meet you all and it was no problem to meet you at the restaurant. I am very happy you all enjoyed the tour and I hope you have a great time her be in Ireland. All the best, Will

Denise Sobocinski

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 29/18

This was the perfect tour and tour guide for us. William was personable, funny and could really anticipate what we wanted to see. I would absolutely recommend him for others! Thanks for a really great experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Denise, Thank you so much for the kind words. It was a pleasure to meet you and if you ever come back don’t hesitate to get in touch. Many thanks again, Will

Carol Weiss

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 28/18

Carol Weiss

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: Sep 27/18


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