Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Edinburgh Scotland by Tour Guide Sarah C. (Guide #26196)


Patricia Flynn

United States
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Tour: Introduction to Edinburgh Castle and adjacent Royal Mile Private Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: Aug 8/18

Sarah was absolutely amazing. Lawyer trained but passionate about history and the theater, she represents the very best of the very best guides. Personable, articulate, and a great storyteller, she made our trip to Edinburgh a real dream come true!

Frank Burnette

United States
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Tour: Highlights of World Heritage Edinburgh Private Tour with visit to Edinburgh Castle + Harry Potter, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: Aug 5/18

My family and I met Sarah to discover the myriad historical/cultural sites the city is rife with. Sarah helped us accomplish that and much more. From the beginning she was accommodating and personable in a way that can only be genuine. More than that she presented us with no small amount of historical and cultural information which often took the form of entertaining conversation rather than lecture. Sarah's tour-guiding capabilities was exceptional and she clearly has a knack for this.

Robyn Aiken

United States
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Tour: #394974, Edinburgh Private History Walking Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 4/18

Sarah was fantastic! She made it easy to connect and was flexible with time as we were running late. So relaxed and warm and then we set off on our tour. While engaging in a brief overview, she would guide us to a spot you would not find on a tour guide map and share a fascinating story about it. She was so knowledgeable not only about the history, but knew of interesting tidbits of architecture, the culture and a deeper history. Worth the personal tour versus the mass group guides we were passing.

Kerrie MacDonald

Australia
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Tour: #394974, Edinburgh Private History Walking Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 2/18

What an absolutely delightful morning I had with Sarah. Her knowledge of history ( not only of Scotland and the United Kingdom ) is vast with lovely memorable stories that made the history zing with life. Sarah is warm and personable courteous and respectful. She also has a great sense of humour which gave the tour warmth. If ( and I intend this) I return I would specifically request Sarah again and of course I recommend her most highly to any tourist with an interest in the history of this region.

Stephen Strauss

United States
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Tour: #395368, Edinburgh Royal Residences of the past and present time, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 25/18

We absolutely LOVED Sarah and highly recommend her to visitors to Edinburgh! Sarah is the perfect guide! She is friendly, accommodating, flexible, knowledgeable, energetic and fun to be around! She tailored our tour to our family that includes two teenagers and made it loads of fun. In addition to history she took us to the best ice cream spot in town, a wonderful whiskey lunch (minus the spirits for some) and she was ready to make adjustments at any moment. We were sad to say goodbye to her!

Alan Oakes

United States
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Tour: #395368, Edinburgh Royal Residences of the past and present time, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 18/18

We did two tours over 1 1/2 days and Sarah was a joy to tour with. Bright, knowledgeable, personable she knows every crook and crevice of this beautiful city. Her history knowledge with every date of every King and Queen was superb as well as knowing their back stories. But what separates guides is their ability to share the unusual that is not in the guidebooks and again her knowledge of the city shone through. We highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alan and Marie (I hope it's not spelt wrong!) I feel so lucky to have had a chance to spent almost two days with you: it was an absolute pleasure to meet you and share my love for Edinburgh and its history with you! Thank you so much for your kindness and great humor. I will never forget you and hopefully see you again in the future, be well, Sarah

Clay Jones

United States
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Tour: #395368, Edinburgh Castle Private Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 14/18

Sarah did an outstanding job as our guide of the Edinburgh Castle. She was very aware that we had just arrived in country and she took into consideration our jet lagged condition. Her kownledge of the castles history and the surrounding area was impressive. She not only helped us with dinner reservations but treated us to some of the most delicious Tea cakes. She went out of her way to ensure we had a good time and I would highly recommend her to anyone visiting Scotland.

Cindy Hagg

United States
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Tour: Highlights of World Heritage Edinburgh Private Tour with visit to Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: Jul 13/18

One of our BEST tour guides ever! We have traveled the world and taken many tours, I can assure you that Sarah is one of the best and brightest. She is smart, knows her history, energetic, personable, friendly, and accommodating. We had a group of four, we walked the city streets, toured the castle, heard the history of Edinburgh, Scotland, kings and queens, took pictures, and had a scrumptious lunch. We feel in love with Sarah. You will too. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

Matt Johnson

United States
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Tour: #394974, Edinburgh Private History Walking Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 12/18

Words fail when trying to describe how great Sarah's tour was. Not only did she provide an interesting, informative lesson through the streets of Edinburgh, she interacted with us on a personal level and was very accommodating to our schedule and energy level. 3 1/2 hours is a long time to spend with a stranger, but we felt like old friends within minutes, and I cannot recommend booking her strongly enough.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Matt and Julianna, thank you so much for your wonderful review: it was great to meet you and have the chance to show you my beloved Edinburgh in such a special occasion! Congratulations again for your wedding and I wish you guys a lot of happiness together, hopefully see you again in the future, take care, Sarah

Sandy Sasso

United States
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Tour: #395368, Customized Tour for Sandy Sasso, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 9/18

Sarah is an outstanding guide, very friendly, knowledgeable, charming and eager to assist. It is evident she loves her job. We would recommend her highly. We fell in love with Edinburg!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sandy, Linda, Dennis and Harry, I cannot thank you enough for this great review: it was an absolute pleasure to meet you and devise for you a special experience! I hope to see you again in the future; please never change and take care, Sarah

Susan Scalfi

United States
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Tour: #394974, Edinburgh Private History Walking Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 4/18

Sarah was delightful! We had a great tour of the old town of Edinburgh, and Sarah was a font of knowledge about the history, culture and tales going as far back as one wanted. We felt very lucky to have had such an entertaining guide along with a beautiful, sunny day in Edinburgh!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susan, Marc, Robin and Bruce, thank you so much for your wonderful review: It was really great to meet you and show you my gorgeous Edinburgh! Take care and I hope to see you again in the future. I wish you all the best, Sarah

Machelle Schipper

United States
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Tour: #394974, Edinburgh Private History Walking Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 29/18

Sarah gave us a warm welcome to Scotland- great communication, flexible on starting time, so friendly. She was willing to adapt the tour as needed for our preferences; I asked for directions to Calton Hill at the end of the tour and she walked us there and gave us restaurant recommendations in that area. She gave us some unexpected Scottish treats at the end of our tour and later emailed recommended restaurants. She went out of her way to make us feel welcome- so appreciated!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for this splendid review guys: it was such a pleasure to meet you and share with you my favourite stories about this wonderful Country! When you'll come back make sure to get in touch, I wish you all the best, take care, Sarah

Gary Helling

United States
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Tour: #394974, Customized Tour for Gary Helling and family, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 19/18

Sarah was so fun! She is a great story teller and is able to adjust the tour according to your interests. We had a great introductory walking tour of Edinburgh.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your fantastic review: it was a great pleasure to meet all of you and guide you around this marvellous city! I wish you all the best and hopefully see you again in the future, Sarah

Robert Zick

United States
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Tour: #394974, Edinburgh Private History Walking Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 14/18

We could not have had a more engaging, friendly, and interesting guide. Sarah is a wonderful person, full of passion and love of life. This was our first time going with a guide but from now on we will be booking "tours by locals" in all unfamiliar cities. Thank you for a great tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bob and Marsha, I cannot thank you enough for your wonderful review and the great time spent together: meeting you and showing you my favourite spots was truly a great pleasure and I hope to see you again in the future, maybe on a bike ;-) ! I wish you all the best, be well, Sarah

Jane Litchko

United States
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Tour: #394974, Edinburgh Private History Walking Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 8/18

Sarah was a wonderful guide!! She was personable and easy to understand. She personalized the tour based on interests and physical needs (ie - bad knees, time to rest, bathroom breaks). She took her time to make sure you saw everything you wanted to see. She shared very interesting stories to make the history come alive! She also emailed us after the tour with tips and links for restaurants and other attractions. I highly recommend Sarah for anyone wanting a great tour of Edinburgh.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jane and Jim, I cannot thank you enough for your kind words: it was an absolute pleasure to meet you! I feel lucky to have had the chance to spend two days with such a humorous and brilliant couple like you! It was great to share my favourite spots and stories with you and also hear your fun anecdotes. Thanks also to the lovely Mart and Pam! I wish you all the best and see you in Algarve, Sarah

Katherine Downing

United States
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Tour: #395368, Customized Tour for Katherine Downing and family, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 27/18

Sarah is an excellent guide for your time in Edinburgh. We traveled in from Texas and met with Sarah our first afternoon for a guided walking tour of Edinburgh Castle, Royal Mile / closes, Greyfriars, University, and some Harry Potter sites for our teenager. The tour was wonderful and Sarah is so knowledgeable. She customized the tour to our interests and moved us along at the perfect pace. Meeting with her upon arrival was perfect because she could recommend restaurants and additional sites for us A++

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your splendid review: it was a great pleasure to meet you and I really enjoyed guiding you around! I wish you all the best and hopefully see you again in the future, Sarah

Bev J.

United States
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Tour: #395368, Customized Tour for Beverly, Kevin, Rolland and Judy Jennison, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 26/18

Sarah was wonderful! From the first email to the goodbye hugs she was a joy to work with. She customized the tour for us. She arrived at our meeting place (bearing gifts!!) on time. She proceeded to take us on a grand tour of the Royal Mile. She told us facts, history, stories and some historical gossip! Her love and enthusiasm for Edinburgh was so evident that you couldn't help but feel it with her. If planning a visit to Edinburgh, definitely book a tour with Sarah! You wont be disappointed!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Oh, thank you very much for your kind words: it was really wonderful to meet you and a true pleasure to spend time with you! We really had a fun time and it was great to share my love for Edinburgh and its history with all of you. I hope to see you again in the future, all the best, Sarah

Kim Kerr

New Zealand
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Tour: #394974, Edinburgh Private History Walking Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 21/18

We really enjoyed Sarah's enthusiasm and knowledge. She went out of her way to make us feel very positive about exploring Edinburgh and the surrounding countryside. Her theatre background made her descriptions of 'old' Edinburgh come alive. We have enjoyed our 7 day stay here. Don't hesitate to engage her for a tour !!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear all, thank you so much for your marvellous review! It was absolutely wonderful to meet you and share with you my love for Scotland, its history and fascinating characters. I wish you all the best in life and hopefully see you again in the future! Sarah

Livio Bassan

Italy
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Tour: #394974, Customized Tour for Livio B. & co., Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 19/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Livio, It was great to meet you all and showing you around! I wish you all the best, Sarah

Mason Hulen

United States
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Tour: #394974, Edinburgh Private History Walking Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 11/18

Sarah was wonderful, extremely knowledable and flexible in tailoring our tour to our abilities and interests. We would follow her anywhere!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mason and Annie, I cannot thank you enough for your kind words: it was absolutely fantastic to meet you and show you around, sharing my favourite spots and tales with you! Enjoy your holiday! Take care of yourselves and please never change. I wish you all the best in life and hopefully see you again in the future, Sarah

Yolanda Y.

Hong Kong
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Tour: #394997, Your own private tour throughout the Old and the New Town, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 4/18

Sarah went above and beyond. We enjoyed her company and her outstanding ability to convey history through storytelling. She made our Edinburgh experience exceptional.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Yolanda and Russell, thank you so much for your wonderful review: it was absolutely amazing to meet and have you on my tour! I thoroughly enjoyed your company! Thanks a million for everything and hopefully see you again in the future, Sarah

James Carlson

United States
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Tour: #394974, Edinburgh Private History Walking Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 1/18

Sarah is an excellent guide. She is personable, well informed and enthusiastic. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Edinburgh. She is well informed and absolutely delightful. We highly recommend her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sue and Jim, Thank you ever so much for your wonderful review! It was a pleasure to meet you and share my stories with you! I wish you guys all the best and please never change, you beautiful lovely couple! Hopefully see you again in the future, Sarah

John Bihldorff

United States
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Tour: #394974, Edinburgh Private History Walking Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Apr 26/18

We spent a most wonderful half day with Sarah this past week. Having visited before, we were interested in seeing and hearing about some of the most treasured parts of the city from a knowledgable historian's view, and with personal guidance of points of special interest to us. Her passion for Scottish history was truly reflected in her ability to convey fact with humor and charm, and tell the stories of Edinburgh in a spellbinding fashion. She is a gem of a guide! - John B - Boston, MA

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, I cannot thank you enough for your marvellous review: being your guide guys, was a true honour! You clearly share my passion for Scottish history, so it was just great to spend this half day together showing you my favourite spots and telling you the stories I love the most. I myself thoroughly enjoyed your company, so please when you are back get in touch! Thanks a million for everything, Sarah

Sijbrand De Vries

Netherlands
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Tour: #394974, Edinburgh Private History Walking Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Apr 12/18

We, 4 friends, had the very best time of our trip around Scotland in Edinburgh. As of the beginning of the tour with Sarah, it felt good and it was only getting better from there. Sarah took us into the old town. First we had a good coffee, after that the tour started. Sarah is a pro and did the tour with enthusiasm and ,most important, humour. What a wonderful day we all had! Thank you so much Sarah! Sijb, Michel, Jan, Ruud

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your splendid review! It was an absolute pleasure to meet you all and show you around this marvellous city. I had such a great time with you T4, you really rock! Hartelijk dank and hopefully see you again in the future, Sarah

Brigitte Picot

France
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Tour: #394974, Customized Tour for Brigitte Picot and Her Group, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Apr 5/18

Sarah joined us (9 French) for an introductory walking tour of Edinburgh. Our first contact was by email and Sarah's messages were clear and very helpful. She understood our requirements and replied accordingly, making my life (as the organiser of our trip) much easier. She joined us on time at our Airbnb place. The group enjoyed her very friendly manner and her wonderful stories about the city. She spoke French whenever she could and was very patient, adapting her tour to our needs as we went along.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your wonderful review! It was a true pleasure to meet you and the group. Showing you around was great: everyone was so interested and enthusiastic; what a splendid bunch of people! Please say hi to all of them, I wish you all the best and hopefully see you again in the future, Sarah

Sebastian C.

Argentina
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Tour: #394974, Edinburgh Private History Walking Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Mar 10/18

G R E A T! Sarah was really great. Everything started with a surprise (I can't tell!). The day was with a heavy rain ( it were raining cats and dogs.) Even so, I forgot the rain hearing Sarah explaing me all about Edinburgh (monuments, people, history, a hops, and a lot of minimal details) that only a person who knows a lot of the place could tell. We spent all the evening together and the hours flown away. I recommend she if you want to visit Edinburgh differently. Thanks you very much Sarah!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for the kind words Sebastian and it was a pleasure to show you around! I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour despite the terrible weather (you are a hero!). Enjoy your romantic trip to London with your wife and hopefully see you both in Scotland in the future! All the best, Sarah

Robert F.

United States
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Tour: #394974, Customized Tour for Robert Faulkner and friend, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jan 27/18

Sarah was a great guide and a great addition to our short trip to Edinburgh. She helped us maximize our short time in the city and went above and beyond with some extra information on dining options and other information. Thank you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am delighted you enjoyed the tour and thank you very much for such a wonderful review! It was a true pleasure to meet you guys and showing you around! I wish you all the best, Sarah