Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Edinburgh-Scotland by Tour Guide Toby W. (Guide #7780)


Jennifer Jensen

United States
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Tour: #349503, Custom tour. Scottish sampler. Scenery and history and much else., Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jan 3/20

Toby was great. If you like to see things off the beaten path then he's your guy. He is very knowledgeable about architecture, science and of course Scottish history. My whole family had a great time.

Frederica McCarthy

United States
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Tour: #136389, Full Edinburgh both driving and walking day private tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Dec 26/19

The tour is well worth the cost. Toby was extremely knowledgeable about the City's history. Plus, we were there the day after Christmas so many venues were closed but he went out of his way to provide every possible opportunity. I strongly recommend the tour -this was our 5th with tours by locals tour and we have never been disappointed.

Katharine Carey

United States
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Tour: #78111, Edinburgh City Highlights Day Driving Private Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Nov 11/19

My sister and I had a great time with Toby, who is extremely knowledgeable about the things we were interested in learning — mostly architecture and history of Edinburgh, but he humored is with some JK Rawlings info and ghost lore. He had a plan based on what we had expressed interest in seeing and we had lunch in a very old Pub. Great Day!

William Parsley

United States
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Tour: #78111, Edinburgh City Highlights Day Driving Private Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Oct 9/19

Toby's total understanding of the history and culture of Edinburgh and Scotland was fantastic and so well communicated. His passion for both the humanities and the architectural history of the city added a wonderful bonus to a spectacular tour.

Teresa Greer

United States
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Tour: #121715, Custom tour to suit client private driving tour. Three day tour over Scotland., Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 16/19

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour w/Toby. Toby's very kind & professional. He knows his history. His education and knowledge of architecture was a plus! Toby traveled for 3 days "on the road" with us. We had a route we wanted to follow (some of it new to Toby) so, we discovered things together with him! Fun! He stuck to the plan, did his research & simply inserted important sites to see along the way : Castles, historical sites, etc., Thank you-Toby for showing us Scotland! Such great memories! -Greers

Alvin Staffin

United States
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Tour: #136389, Full Edinburgh both driving and walking day private tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 14/19

5 stars for promptness, knowledge, fun. He lives in the neighborhood we toured, so loved the personal touch from a true "local" with recommendations for our lunch and entrance to a private garden.

Marcos Bucay

cancun, QUINTANA ROO, Mexico
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Tour: #185852, Rosslyn Chapel, Castles, Melrose Abbey - Custom tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 4/19

With out a doubt one of the most wonderful tour we've ever taken. Toby its just an amazing person, very knowledgeable, studied and passionate for history, arts and architecture; spending a day with him its just a delightful experience. if you have the opportunity i highly recommend taking one of his tours, you wont regret it.

Glynn Robinson

Canada
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Tour: #349503, Custom tour. Scottish sampler. Scenery and history and much else., Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 9/19

Toby was recommended to us and he did not disappoint us in the least. He is personable and charming guide with a masterful knowledge of Scottish history. Toby's land rover was clean and comfortable and in spite of a rainy morning we had the opportunity to learn much of Georgian architecture and planning as well as historical places resided by Mary Queen of Scots, James IV and V, Robert the Bruce. We had four people comfortably seated and would highly recommend him to anyone with an eye for detail

Eugene Licht

United States
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Tour: #185852, Rosslyn Chapel, Castles, Melrose Abbey - Custom tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 29/19

Toby was the perfect guide for us. Spent 3 days traveling around and Edinburgh and Glasglow. Extremely knowledge, pleasant, and well spoken. Made the experience memorable. Thank you Toby.

Eugene Licht

United States
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Tour: #121723, Day trip round central Scotland. Glasgow, Loch Lomond, Stirling private tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 28/19

Eugene Licht

United States
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Tour: #136389, Full Edinburgh both driving and walking day private tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 27/19

Jason Dinter

United States
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Tour: #349503, Scottish Highland Taster from Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 21/19

Our tour with Toby was phenomenal! He was friendly, super knowledgeable about Scotland, and provided an amazing experience. It was awesome to see the highlands and many lochs and castles along the way. While 10 hours may seem like a lot (especially with kids), it was spaced out even in the rain. We went to a lunch place where only locals go! For dinner, he recommended an Indian restaurant, and we had him drop us off after the tour which was convenient that we just walked back to our place! 5 Stars!

Mark Hansky

Australia
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Tour: #136389, Full Edinburgh both driving and walking day private tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 18/19

We enjoyed an entertaining and informative tour with Toby who has an extensive knowledge of both history and architecture of Edinburgh.

Michael Harstad

United States
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Tour: #350151, Ancient Royal Kingdom of Fife private tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 17/19

Michael Harstad

United States
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Tour: #349503, Scottish Highland Taster from Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 16/19

Michael Harstad

United States
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Tour: #136389, Full Edinburgh both driving and walking day private tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 15/19

Stacy Jenkins

United States
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Tour: Stirling Castle and Loch Lomond Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: Jun 11/19

We had a wonderful outing with Toby. We talked about some of the things we were interested in seeing, and he created a personal tour of some Scottish castles, villages, and the highlands for us to see. We had lunch and a tasting at a local whisky distillery. Toby is an extremely knowledgeable and pleasant man, and we enjoyed our day touring with him. We highly recommend Toby if you are considering a private tour. Great day, thanks Toby.

Gale Kehoe

United States
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Tour: #136389, Full Edinburgh both driving and walking day private tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 4/19

I can not possibly rate Toby as only 5 stars. His knowledge and willingness to customize his tour should be in a 10 star category. You will not be disappointed if Toby is your guide in Edinburgh. My friends and I were impressed and loved our day in this beautiful area of Scotland. I would most definitely recommend him for anyone hoping to maximize their time in Edinburgh.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Oh gosh Gale, you embarrass me. You are the ones that were so lovely. Now how can I ever value well over 100 combined years of such dedicated medical knowledge and insight as a free consultation. Keep well Girls.

Carrie Patrick

United States
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Tour: #176320, Edinburgh, Countryside, Castles and Distillery or stately home. Private Tour Driving., Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 3/19

Toby was the highlight of our entire trip. He is a true Historian with a love and passion for his country, its history and its sites it was an absolute pleasure to spend the day with him. Highly recommend!

David Wrocklage

United States
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Tour: #349503, Scottish Highland Taster from Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 2/19

Mary Nanine (Nann) Marcey

United States
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Tour: #185852, Rosslyn Chapel, Castles, Melrose Abbey - Custom tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Apr 30/19

Toby's knowledge of architecture, history of the Borderlands, church history and personal interaction were all enjoyable and added greatly to our stay in Scotland. He had a wonderful way with all ages, including 90 year old mother!

Maria Padron

Key Largo, FL, United States
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Tour: #136389, Full Edinburgh both driving and walking day private tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Apr 24/19

Excellent; Informative.

Maria Padron

Key Largo, FL, United States
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Tour: #121723, Day trip round central Scotland. Glasgow, Loch Lomond, Stirling private tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Apr 23/19

Very knowledgeable and friendly. He was very accommodating to us.

Trinidad Sy

Quezon City, Philippines
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Tour: #121715, Custom tour to suit client private driving tour. Three day tour over Scotland., Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Apr 14/19

Very knowledgeable of history. Safe driver. We were able to do most of what we wanted to do from Edinburgh to Skye and St Andrews. He even added some stops outside of our route for photo ops, for whiskey tasting, and some charming places along the way. He brought us to good places for lunch stops. Very generous with his time, and can answer most questions (if not all).

Andy Rogers

United States
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Tour: Full Day Edinburgh Private Walking Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: Mar 24/19

Agnelo F.

P O Box No; 21109, 13072, Kuwait
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Tour: #223190, Scottish Highlands two day tour from Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jan 12/19

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Mary Kay Phillips

United States
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Tour: #136389, Full Edinburgh both driving and walking day private tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jan 3/19

We had a wonderful day with Toby Williams, our tour guide for Edinburgh. Toby is extremely knowledgeable about the city, easy to understand, and very accommodating. He connected well with my 19yo son, a history major, and was gracious and kind with my 7yo granddaughter, an active child. Lunch choice was excellent for us. The amount of time allotted to walking and riding on a cold winter day was perfect too. Thanks again, Toby, for a great Scotland experience.

Matthew Rigberg

United States
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Tour: Private Highland Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date: Jan 2/19

After our first tour fell through due to an unfortunate illness, Toby stepped up and within 24 hours put together a last minute tour to the north of Edinburgh. My daughter and I had an amazing time filled with beautiful sites, education and laughs. I can't begin to thank Toby enough. And of course I am so happy to have used Tours by Locals again. Thank you thank you!!! What an incredible day!!

Roslyn Mannon

United States
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Tour: #349503, Scottish Highland Taster from Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Dec 27/18

Terrific personalized experience. Toby was prompt, engaging and funny. In spite of short days of winter he covered a lot of ground. His vehicle was comfortable and his driving expert on the small curvy roads. We highly recommend his services.

Ronald Olsen

Danbury, CONNECTICUT, United States
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Tour: #185852, Rosslyn Chapel, Castles, Melrose Abbey - Custom tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Dec 22/18

Spent 3 days with Toby over 4 days. Glasgow, Edinburgh and abbys and chapels around Edinburgh. Toby is a renaissance man. There are few subjects he has not considered and has an intelligent position on. He can discuss history, achitecture, the religious chronology of Scotland/England, theology, current events or international politics. Or none of these if you choose to to have him show you your specific interests in Scotland. He will accommodate you in whatever you want to see. Just let him know.