Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Edinburgh-Scotland by Tour Guide Andy M. (Guide #26004)


Joanne Crudele

United States
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Tour: #428693, Full Day Edinburgh City Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Feb 15/20

Andy was super knowledgeable about the city and beyond. We saw so much on a rainy day in Edinburgh. You cannot possibly appreciate the city and richness of the history without someone who knows it so well. Money well spent.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Joanne Thank you for the kind words. Both you and Jean were a pleasure to show around. It looks like the weather is going to hold out for your visit to the Castle today. Have a great day and hope to see you again in the future. Regards Andy

Nutthanun Santichatsak

Thailand
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Tour: #428693, Full Day Edinburgh City Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Dec 27/19

Great guide in town - Superb

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Nutthanun Thank you for the great rating and review. Your clients were a delight to show around Edinburgh. Kind Regards Andy

Reem El Mutwalli

United Kingdom
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Tour: #428693, Full Day Edinburgh City Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Oct 15/19

Well researched itinerary, informative commentary, pleasant company.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Reem Thank you for your kind comments. It was my pleasure to be able to show you and your group around Edinburgh. Kind Regards Andy

Laura Ambrose

United States
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Tour: #429415, Private Highlights Tour of World Heritage Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Oct 9/19

We toured yesterday with Andy M in Edinburgh. He did a phenomenal job of sharing both historic context and modern-day points of interest for us. The half-day was a perfect way to take in Edinburgh for a group staying for a short period of time. Andy was so knowledgable, kind, and made a point to make us feel comfy

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Laura I am so glad that you found the Half Day tour was the perfect way to get to know the city. Hopefully, you will get another chance to come back and spend a little longer here. Kind Regards Andy

Cecilia Gonzalez

Mexico
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Tour: #428693, Full Day Edinburgh City Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 26/19

Andy was an excellent guide. He is very friendly and really knowledgeable. We had a very interesting tour, he knows Stotland's history by heart! Next time in Edinburgh we will surly contact him again. Thanks Andy!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Cecilia Thank you for the lovely review and the kind comments. You were definitely one of the most chatty and inquisitive groups that I have had this year. Thank you for being such a pleasure to show around. Hope to see you again one day. Kind Regards Andy

Curtis Rowley

United States
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Tour: #428693, Full Day Edinburgh City Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 7/19

Andy was terrific, knowledgeable, and flexible. We are very happy with our experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Curtis Thank you for you kind comments. I'm glad that you enjoyed the day. Kind Regards Andy

Patrick Earley

United States
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Tour: #429415, Private Highlights Tour of World Heritage Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 26/19

Andy was terrific - went above and beyond

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Patrick Thank you for your kind comments. I'm glad that the tour met with your expectations. Kind Regards Andy

Sanford Teller

United States
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Tour: #428693, Full Day Edinburgh City Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 23/19

Five stars! Andy M. has amazing knowledge and exceptional ability to convey information. He is fully committed to providing his clients a memorable experience. And he is personable and caring. I cannot imagine a better introduction to the grand city of Edinburgh. Andy's description and insights into it roots and development hit all the touchstones of setting, history, architecture and culture. Andy gives his clients the gift of his knowledge and appreciation of this exceptional city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind and generous review. Edinburgh is indeed a grand city and I'm glad that my storytelling helped to set the scene of how it came to be the city that it is. I enjoyed your company and it was more like showing a friend around by the end of the day. Thank you again for booking with me. Kind Regards Andy

Brenda Fielding

Australia
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Tour: #428693, Full Day Edinburgh City Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 7/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Brenda Thanks for such a kind and generous review. I will always be happy to show you other parts of Scotland on your next visit. Thank you again. Andy

Dianne OBrien

United States
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Tour: #428693, Full Day Edinburgh City Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 21/19

Andy was fantastic! His knowledge, expertise and Scottish spirit truly enhanced our visit. He gave us lots of tips before our tour to help expedite our stay at the various attractions we wanted to see, allowing us to make the most of our full day together. We all felt like we got a real taste of the life and history of Edinburgh!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Dianne Thank you for the glowing review. You, Steve and Kelley were a delight to show around Edinburgh. I loved your enthusiasm and the energy levels were high throughout. I'm only sorry Kelley's husband didn't make it......maybe another visit to Edinburgh is the answer. Thank you again. Andy

Anthony Ying

United States
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Tour: #429175, Rosslyn Chapel and Edinburgh Old Town Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 18/19

Great tour guide. Very flexible and accommodating to our schedule and interest. We had an excellent time and would recommend Andy to anyone touring Edinburgh or Scotland in general.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Anthony Thank you for your kind review and recommendation of my time with you and your group. You were all great fun to be with....and that must be the quickest review and rating that I have received - less than 3 hours from when we finished the tour. Thanks again and please pass on my best wishes to the rest of the group. Regards Andy

Ron Liston

United States
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Tour: #428693, Full Day Edinburgh City Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 4/19

Andy was extremely knowledgable about Scottish History and was very passionate. I would highly recommend taking his tour. I would also add that his travel accommodations were very comfortable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ron. Thank you for your very generous review. I am delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable day and that you find my vehicle to be very comfortable. Thank you again for your recommendation. Kind Regards Andy

Eric Monson

United States
Rating

Tour: #553226, Highlights of Outlander Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 26/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Eric Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Thank you for the kind words. You were great to correspond with and I'm just glad that I was able to add one or two other locations to the itinerary that helped to make the day a fun day. Thank you again and I hope that the rest of your trip is going well. Kind Regards Andy

Loren Rice

United States
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Tour: #429175, Edinburgh City & Rosslyn Chapel tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 12/19

Excellent driver, with clean,comfortable vehicle, very knowledgable and affable. He was very organized, adapting the tour to our interests and schedule, showing us many things we would otherwise have missed. He even accommodated a last-minute change of port and met our ship promptly. We loved our day with Andy M. and highly recommend him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Loren Thanks for the wonderful review. I'm glad that I was able to fit in with your change of port and schedule and that the tour met your expectations. I enjoyed my day with you all and loved that you asked lots of questions. I hope that the rest of your cruise goes well. Kind Regards Andy

Kimberly Warren

United States
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Tour: #428693, Full Day Edinburgh City Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 9/19

Andy was very sweet, kind, caring, and adaptable. He went out of his way to make our entire group happy. Very impressed with his knowledge of Scotland's history as well as his humor.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kimberly Thank you for kind review. You were a great easy-going group to show around which makes my job fun. I hope that you all enjoy the rest of your time in Scotland. Give my best wishes to everyone. Kind Regards Andy

Lorretta S.

United States
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Tour: #428693, Full Day Edinburgh City Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 3/19

Thought we weren't interested in Harry Potter stops until Andy showed us the former orphanage that was inspiration for Hogwarts, and the curving beautiful street that became 'Diagon Alley.' It was fun and exciting after all! Andy showed us much more that day, including Arthur's Seat, St. Giles Cathedral & a stop at Old Calton Burial ground to see the statue of Abe Lincoln. It was a fun day and we would book a tour again with him. Recommend him highly!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lorretta I am delighted that there were some surprises in the tour that you weren't expecting. Although we had a full day together, we were really only able to scratch the surface. I hope that this will inspire you to come back again one day. Thank you for being such a great little group to show around. Kind Regards Andy

Stephen Gibson

United States
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Tour: Steve Gibson 29th of May, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: May 29/19

Andy did an excellent job. He suggested some stops we were not aware of that we appreciated. He provided excellent information. He made sure that we saw and did all that we expected to do. He went out of his way to provide us an excellent tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Steve Thanks for the excellent review. I'm glad that you liked the additional stops along the route and that they added to the enjoyment of the day. Kind Regards Andy

Valerie H.

United States
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Tour: #428693, Full Day Edinburgh City Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 21/19

We spent a whole day in May with Andy. He is extremely knowledgeable of the history of both Edinburgh and Scotland. He was great fun and entertaining . He took us to some places off the beaten path and took us to a wonderful pub for lunch. We have used private guides before and Andy is at the top.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Valerie Thank you so much for the kind words. We had a great day, made all the better by you both asking lots of questions - so thank you. I look forward to perhaps seeing you here again one day. Best Wishes Andy

Ann Scott

Canada
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Tour: #428693, Full Day Edinburgh City Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 19/19

Andy was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable and easy going. It was a pleasure touring with him, a credit to your company. Will certainly recommend him to others.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for taking the time to write your review and for the kind words. I enjoyed the opportunity to show you around and hopefully it has inspired you to come back to Edinburgh in the future. Enjoy the rest of your cruise. Regards Andy

David Symonds

United States
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Tour: #429175, Edinburgh City & Rosslyn Chapel tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 13/19

I doubt you will find a better tour guide than Andy. He is very knowledgeable about his homeland and eager to share that passion with his guests. He is ex-military and has great stories to share. We requested a gourmet lunch and he found us the perfect restaurant in the middle of nowhere. Andy has a first class Mercedes Van and is an excellent driver. I will use Andy again when in Edinburgh and I can not recommend him enough. David S.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David for your kind and generous comments. I am glad that you both had an enjoyable day and I look forward to meeting you again one day. Kind Regards Andy

Patricia Blizzard

United States
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Tour: #429175, Edinburgh City & Rosslyn Chapel tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 28/18

We had a wonderful tour with Andy. Everything about this tour was exceptional. Andy met us at the dock (we were on a cruise) with a spotless car, right on time. He tailored the tour to our desires because we had specific places in Edinburgh that we wanted to see. He gave us great information about this beautiful city and took us to places we may have missed if we had tried this on our own. He even knew the perfect shop for my husband to get a handmade kilt. Definitely book Andy!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Pat. Thank you for the glowing review and delighted to hear that you had a wonderful day. However, that is down to you both being such an easygoing couple to show around. So pleased that Bill was able to get a kilt after all these years. I hope to see a photo once he receives the finished article. Thank you again for taking the time to write a review. Kind Regards Andy

Molly Woods

United States
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Tour: #428693, Full Day Edinburgh City Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 27/18

Our day with Andy in Edinburgh was the best tour of our 3 weeks in the UK! Andy loves Edinburgh and it shows in his enthusiasm, depth of knowledge, and pure joy with which Andy shares his city. From the minute he picked us up, until he dropped off his six happy tourists, he kept us interested! His car was comfortable, he is easy to hear and understand and he provided some extra personal touches that made our day special. Thank you Andy!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Molly. Thank you for such a fantastic review. However, a tour day can only be a successful day when everyone participates in the day....and you all participated in spades. Thank you for being the perfect group to work with. Anytime any of you come back to Edinburgh, let me know and let's have another fun day. Best wishes to everyone. Andy

Jim Bilger

United States
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Tour: Full Day Edinburgh City Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: Sep 6/18

We really enjoyed our tour of Edinburgh with Andy. His knowledge of history, the local places we saw, and current Scottish life was amazing. His van is very comfortable and he really knows how to navigate around Edinburgh. Above all his personality and engagement with our group of 6 made the tour go way beyond the normal tour experience. We highly recommend Andy for any tour you are considering. Jim, Jeanne, Don, Sharon, Paul, and Kerri

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jim, it was my pleasure to be able to show you all around Edinburgh. I knew from the moment that I met you all that you were keen to have fun. That made my day so much easier. Please pass on my best to the rest of the Scotch fans in the group. If you ever plan to come back, give me a shout. Thanks again for the fantastic review. Andy

Melanie S.

United States
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Tour: #429415, Private Highlights Tour of World Heritage Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 5/18

Andy was our guide in Edinburgh. He is so knowledgable and interesting, making our 5 hours with him very enjoyable. His large automobile made all four of us very comfortable. I would highly recommend his services as a private tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Melanie Thanks for the great review and thank you also for being such a fun group to be with. Your parents were a pleasure to meet and chat with. Please pass on my best to them both. Thank you again. Andy

Nina Cerda

United States
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Tour: #428693, Full Day Edinburgh City Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 14/18

This tour made us fall in love with Edinburgh because of our wonderful guide. He full of knowledge and information and was a truly wonderful guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Nina, it was my pleasure to show your wonderful family around Edinburgh. It is great to hear that you fell in love with Edinburgh and that I was able to be a part of that. Best wishes to your family.

Janet Lynch

United States
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Tour: #429175, Edinburgh City & Rosslyn Chapel tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 3/18

Andy was an excellent tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and we thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Edinburgh!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Janet. Thank you for your very kind review. I'm glad that you enjoyed the day in Edinburgh. Kind Regards Andy

Pat Ngan

Canada
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Tour: #429175, Edinburgh City & Rosslyn Chapel tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 2/18

very professional and well prepared

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comments. You were a great group to work with. Kind Regards Andy

Gabriel A. Palmer

United States
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Tour: #429175, Edinburgh City & Rosslyn Chapel tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 1/18

Andy was an exceptional Tour Guide, he suggested several things and we customized others at the dock and everything went extremely well. He was very polite, professional and knowledgable. This was my second time in Edinburg and next time we go I would not look anyone else. Andy deserves the highest rating as a guide and an individual.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Gabriel, thank you for taking the time to write such a generous and kind review. Likewise, you were a wonderful group to show around; easygoing, inquisitive and chatty. This is all a guide can ask of his group. So, thank you for being a wonderful group to show around Edinburgh and hopefully we wil all meet again one day. Kind Regards Andy

Norman Winton

United States
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Tour: #429415, Private Highlights Tour of World Heritage Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 30/18

Andy was excellent. He made the tour exciting, funny and informative. I would use him again if we return to the area

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Norman, thank you so much for writing your review. Despite the cruise ship tenders holding you up and preventing you from getting to shore on time, at least you were still able to get into Edinburgh and see the highlights of the city. I look forward to your return in the future.

Ed Colling

United States
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Tour: #428693, Full Day Edinburgh City Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 29/18

Andy is truly and excellent guide. He took us to both the highlights and the secret places in each area. He has a wealth of knowledge and is able to communicate with teens, adults and seniors. We all loved our time in Edinburgh because of Andy.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: HI Ed, thank you for such a generous review. For such a mixed group, you were such a delight to work with and show around Edinburgh. I am glad to hear that you had a great time and hope to see you again one day. Kind Regards Andy


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