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SANDEMANs NEW Edinburgh Tours

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Address: Meeting point is outside Starbucks | 124 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 7740 265816
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Description: Tours leave at 11am and 2pm everyday from the Royal Mile near the Tron...
Tours leave at 11am and 2pm everyday from the Royal Mile near the Tron Kirk. For information about additional summer times and other tours please visit our website using the link above.Connecting great guides with smart travelers, we believe in supporting our local communities and are committed to giving a voice to self-employed guides who have chosen Edinburgh as their home. By ensuring that every guide represents our unique style of mixing history and story-telling while maintaining their own personality and flair, we've become one of the most popular tour companies in the world. Helping superb independent guides connect with thousands of travelers a day, we provide these local freelancers the possibility to inform and entertain you, and they employ us to spread the news about this great concept.
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Had Jen as my guide today and unfortunately I felt as though the tour was a complete wast of my time. After a full hour the "guide" had not taken us much more than 300m from... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
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Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Had Jen as my guide today and unfortunately I felt as though the tour was a complete wast of my time. After a full hour the "guide" had not taken us much more than 300m from where the tour started. Jen spent a long time showing off that she knew three words from each country that everyone on her tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

A great way of learning more about the history and sights of the city in an informal way. Two and a half hours well spent and our guide Sabella was excellent with great knowledge and fun delivery. What's more it's completely free - you just pay what you feel the tour is worth (but please be generous as it's well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Jen was a great guide for Edinburgh and the Castle. In between locations we'd chat and she was great in giving any advice and tips about Edinburgh. Dove was also an awesome ticket seller and can take a group photos like nobody's business. Good job team! Recommended tour for sure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We had a great experience in Edinburgh and the walking tour was really nice. There are tours in English or Spanish and we choose the tour in spanish with the guide Jordi... that was enthusiastic and funny

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

Wonderful tour given by Adam! The most entertaining, humorous, enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide I have ever experienced. His passion and knowledge of the city made history came alive for us and I had the most enjoyable 2 and half hours today. Thank you Adam once again for your wonderful explanations and Kudos to New Sandemans! Cheers Joyce

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Jonny is a fabulous tour guide, and he was so passionate about his stories and Edinburgh. We loved his tour so much that we also took his "Dark Tour" through the dark parts of Scotland. He made our trip in Edinburgh worthwhile. Thank you Jonny for everything you taught us about Harry Potter, Edinburgh, and scotland in general 😘

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Had an excellent free walking tour of Edinburgh with Jonny who was a fantastic guide. Very enthusiastic, engaging and a great sense of humour, you could easily see his passion for Edinburgh. He made the three hour walking tour time well spent and I learnt so much that could have so easily been missed. I would definitely recommend this tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Having done many free walking tours, I can truly say this one was the best. Our guide Adam was the most enthusiastic and energetic guide I have ever come across! His wealth of knowledge about the city easily filled the 2.5 hours, we enjoyed it so much and he is a really great guy with an interesting background. He knows... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Jonny our guide was an absolute gem of a storyteller and I have a confession to make. I love Sandeman's initiative and have enjoyed many of their walking tours across Europe but this was actually my third time taking this walking tour in Edinburgh over a four year period. Each time this whopper city has been brought alive for me... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Thanks for a fantastic tour! Sabela is an exceptional guide, friendly, informative and passionate about Edinburgh. Our morning was even more fun with her good humor. I would never know so many information about Edinburgh if I hadn't joined such tour! Thanks!

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