SANDEMANs NEW Europe - Edinburgh

SANDEMANs NEW Europe - Edinburgh

SANDEMANs NEW Europe - Edinburgh
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Edinburgh, Scotland

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J. E.
3 contributions
Dec 2021 • Solo
I went on the free tour guided by Angus and he was a joy. Due to COVID, it was a slightly abridged version of the tour (no break for tea) but it lasted about 2 hours and was a great introduction to the city. Angus did a wonderful job at engaging everyone in the group, being mindful of safety precautions, kept the tour lighthearted and funny, but was also very knowledgeable. I was also impressed at how well he related to everyone in the group and helped with their individual needs/questions. Definitely recommend to anyone looking for a fun daytime activity to learn a bit more about the history of Edinburgh.
Written December 28, 2021
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Krlova00
30 contributions
Mar 2022
We did the Free walking tour with Angus and it was just amazing. He managed to show us all the important spots within the city, give us a sneak peak on local customs and culture, all while making the visit really really funny. By the end, we didn't even realise we'd been walking for so long.

The Free tour (which is donation based) is a good way of ensuring you don't get scammed. The tour guides really make an effort to make sure you learn and have a great time. I've been doing Sandeman's donation-based tours for years now and they never disappoint.
Written March 20, 2022
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Rebecca H
2 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
We did the free walking tour of Edinburgh with Jen earlier today and would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to know a bit more about the city’s history. The tour was informative but also informal (in a good way!) and Jen was very welcoming and knowledgeable. A lovely way to start our holiday
Written July 18, 2022
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Sara_PRV
London, UK6 contributions
Mar 2020
We took a Free Walking Tour in Edinburgh on the beginning of March with a guide nicknamed "Katy".
Katy started her tour saying she expected at least 10 pounds per person as a tip, and if we didn't agree she and her colleague could easily recommend us another free walking tour in Edinburgh, since there were many. Although she said she volunteered for some kind of women's shelter back home, I really don't think this is the right way to start a FREE walking tour (and I have done countless throughout Europe).. If I wanted a fixed priced tour, I would have done it. I like the freedom to judge my tour guide and give them what they deserve, so I found it extremely rude.
Second of all, I truly believe Katy is not good at public speaking, because everything she said felt memorised and as if she was reading something, even her jokes, which was extremely awkward for everyone.
Also, it was considerably windy and cold in Edinburgh that day, and perhaps the tour should be a bit tailored for those days? Maybe enter a church for 5 minutes? It was excruciating to be stopped in a place for 20 minutes while Katy explained something. So much so that we and other people had to leave before the tour ended. I would say though that the information was interesting, if only she would motivate us to hear it.
Written March 18, 2020
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Hello Sara_PRV, Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor and for choosing us in Edinburgh. We really appreciate your feedback as it helps us to continue making improvements and ensure that tours and experiences promoted by SANDEMANs NEW Europe meet the high standards that travellers expect. We are concerned to learn that your tour with Katy did not meet your expectations. The Free Tour is described as such because there is no maximum or minimum amount any guest is expected to tip; the idea is that every guest should feel comfortable to tip in such a way that reflects their individual budget and what they thought the tour was worth. Any guest who does not wish to tip may decline to do so, and the guides we work with are aware that pressuring guests to tip goes against the Free Tour philosophy. We are truly sorry if your experience did not reflect that. This is not only detrimental to your enjoyment of the tour, but undoes much of the hard work of ourselves and the other guides we work with to promote the concept of a free tour. Thank you once again for reviewing us on TripAdvisor and for joining the tour. We hope to see you again soon on other tours, so we may show you that this experience does not reflect the usual standard of service. Kind regards, The SANDEMANs Team
Written March 25, 2020
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Amita
Oxford, UK2 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
Walking around the Royal Mile with Australian David was as informative as it was fun. If there’s one thing a visitor must do if they are spending whatever amount of time in Edinburgh (or any new European city that offers this tour)- it’s book the most convenient Sandeman’s walking tour. This was our 3rd Sandeman tour in Europe/UK and we loved every minute of it.
Written June 27, 2022
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Paul E-S
Edmonton, Canada1 contribution
Oct 2022 • Solo
My wife and I decided to do the Sandemans free walking tour as we always choose Sandemans when we are traveling in Europe. We booked our tour with Australian David! He was great, very knowledgeable and funny. We always prefer tour guides to be more of their authentic selves and that’s what we feel David was! He answered any questions we had and gave us enough time to stop for pictures and breaks. Best guide yet! The tour itself was great, david took us to the important landmarks and had a wealth of knowledge to share about each stop. David took us all over old town with lots of information and gave us a good lay of the land, he also had some great recommendations as well for local food and drinks. This is a must do tour for anyone visiting in Edinburgh that wants to know more about the city and it’s history, highly recommend!
Written October 13, 2022
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Ilona P
1 contribution
Jul 2022
We were lucky to be toured around Edinburgh by Eva, an amazing storyteller and a real expert of the city and all Scottish. Eva has an extraordinary ability to present dry historical facts in the way that grabs your attention for two and more hours and inspires you for your further independent research after the tour. Thank you, Eva! Yours is a really bright future in any field of work connected with communication and/or entertainment.
Written July 9, 2022
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Isabell
2 contributions
Aug 2022 • Friends
Although we have already done quite a few Sandeman's walking tours around Europe in the last decade, our Sandeman's walking tour with our tour guide Eva was by far the best one. She showed us all the important sights in Edinburgh and we have learnt so much about Scottish history and tradition in such little time! Eva's explanations and tips were very well researched and always with a glimpse of humour at a same time. At the end of her tour, she recommended us to go see the Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle which we later rated our best activity during our whole stay in this beautiful city. What an experience!
Written August 8, 2022
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Bill FitzGerald
1 contribution
Nov 2022 • Friends
A glass of mulled cider, a cloudy IPA, the quiet murmur of conversation. The subtle flickering of candles, the occasional rustle of a novel page turning and a collection of countries’ currencies pinned precociously to the ceiling.
We are writing this review whilst sitting in the cosy and welcoming Jolly Judge pub (as recommended by Sarah).
What can we say about our Sandeman’s free walking tour with Sarah? It was a sheer delight and a perfectly titillating start to our weekend in the ‘Athens of the North’. Sarah’s enthusiasm, warmth, charm and passion for both this city and her tour attendees was second to none.
We really appreciated Sarah’s jokes, witticisms and anecdotes and were amazed to find that this tour was her first in-person tour in two years (it really didn’t show).
For anyone visiting Edinburgh a Sandeman’s walking tour with Sarah is a must do.

Go raibh míle maith agat!
Le dea ghuí,
The Irish donut guys
Written November 6, 2022
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EvaKateJane
Umhlali, South Africa39 contributions
Jul 2022
We were spellbound for the entire duration of Sandeman's Free Walking Tour of Edinburgh with Jen! Her considerable knowledge is brought to life by her passion for history and a gift for acting which makes the stories she tells absolutely compelling. There are parts of her two-and-a-half hour tour that we will never forget. An added bonus was seeing Edinburgh through the eyes of a Scottish lass. Highly recommended!
Written August 5, 2022
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