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Address: Edinburgh EH8 8AA, Scotland
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+44 131 510 7555
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Perfect Introduction & Overview of Edinburgh!

The tour was free, but at the end I gave a big fat tip because I loved it so much! David was an exceptionally good tour guide, keeping a manageable pace yet moving our big group... read more

Reviewed February 16, 2016
Vicenza, Italy
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Vicenza, Italy
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Reviewed February 16, 2016

The tour was free, but at the end I gave a big fat tip because I loved it so much! David was an exceptionally good tour guide, keeping a manageable pace yet moving our big group along nicely, and giving us all sorts of fascinating tidbits as we wound our way through the city. I'm so happy I discovered Sandemans... More 

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Long Island, New York
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Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

Not my first time using sandemans and for sure won't be my last. Did all 4 of their tours , free walking, castle, haunted tour and pub crawl. My favorite way to learn and make fiends whenever I travel alone. All 4 tour guides were funny and informative. Highly recommend Hamlin, Greg, Colin, and Luca for all your touring needs.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed February 16, 2016

Luca made the tour fun and engaging- his knowledge and love for the city was clearly demonstrated in how he delivered the tales about Edinburgh. His clearly masters the art of story-telling!

Thank vasudhak07
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed February 16, 2016

We have recently experienced Edinburgh Walking Tour with Scottish Guide Greg. Really enjoyed, well recommended !!!

Thank krzysiek1106
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 16, 2016

I've done an Edinburgh Sandemans walking tour in the past and so was worried this might be rehashing the same stories, but I was wrong! Jen was great fun, getting everyone to chat with each other, paced the tour fabulously - and charismatic to boot. Her stories and sense of fun helped ward off the icy numbness of February edinburgh... More 

Thank Jessica M
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Reviewed February 15, 2016

We went on the Sandemans Free Walking Tour on Saturday 13 February. Our Guide Greg produced a magnificent performance telling the tales of old Edinburgh. The weather was awful (heavy snow, freezing wind) and we lost a few of our party at the half way coffee but we stuck with it due to our Leader. He gave it his all;... More 

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Laura_SNE, Customer Service Executive at SANDEMANs NEW Europe - Edinburgh, responded to this review

Hi DerbyshireMoom, Thank you so much for your wonderful review and joining us in Edinburgh! We will never get tired of hearing such positive comments, and strive to achieve this level of satisfaction with all of our guests! We hope that you will join us on future tours soon. Thanks again for your positive feedback and enjoy the rest of... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 15, 2016

Really interesting and lively thanks to Mickael: discovering the city's secrets in a nice and friendly atmosphere.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 15, 2016

A fantastic 2 1/2 hour walk around historic sites in Edinburgh with a super enthusiastic tour guide, Euan, who made it so much more worthwhile, even in the blistering cold! Definitely recommend and remember to bring cash! These tour guides do it voluntarily which I couldn't believe- wish I had brought some with me to tip!!

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Ainsdale, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 14, 2016

This tour was brilliant and would highly recommend to anyone. Greg, our tour guide, was funny, informative and clearly demonstrated his passion for the city. The tour was 2.5 hours long but felt much shorter as so much to do, see and listen too. Perfect blend of sight seeing and history portrayed in a fun, engaging way. Thank you Greg!

Thank Kate R
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 13, 2016

I was in Edinburgh over New Years and booked to do a walking tour. Luckily I was put into Jen's group (on NYE-sorry for the late review!) and that's where the fun began! Not only was Jen's knowledge outstounding, she was truly one of the funniest and most engaging people I've ever met. It was really clear that she loves... More 

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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