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“Unique & Customized Tour Experience”

Edinburgh Welcome Tours
Ranked #112 of 232 Tours in Edinburgh
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Welcome to Edinburgh! Edinburgh Welcome Tours provides friendly walking tours of the city. Choose from three different tours covering all the main nooks and crannies of the city. Our tours are: "Classic Old Town", "New Town & Dean Village Delights" and "Highs and Hidden Lows" We also specialise in individual bespoke tours. With these tours we agree a start time and duration of tour to suit you. The tour can also start from your hotel or any main part of the city. We discuss your interests and which areas of the city you have already seen and then we create a tour that is unique to you.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This walking tour - Highs and Hidden Lows - went above and beyond my expectations! Immediately after meeting Helen for the tour she asked my sister and I what our interests were, as well as parts of Edinburgh that we were least familiar with, which is not something I have ever gotten from a tour guide before. She pointed out unique details of the city that I definitely wouldn't have come across on my own, and she encouraged my sister and I to ask questions or to take breaks to take pictures at any point.

The highlight of this tour for me was our time at the Greyfriars Kirkyard. This was a location that had been on my list to see for a while, so I was extremely happy to have had the opportunity to go with Helen as our guide. One area of the Kirkyard that I wanted to see most was the mortsafe, which Helen hadn't actually seen herself! Nevertheless, we all were able to look around the Kirkyard until we found it, which, for me, made the trip so special. The fact that Helen was willing to diverge from her original tour plan to help me see something I was interested in made the tour wonderful, and is a great example of how Helen will go above and beyond to make your tour memorable.

Thank you, Helen, for having been willing to customize our tour to our interests, as well as giving excellent commentary the whole way! I definitely recommend Edinburgh Welcome Tours, and look forward to go on another tour with Helen on my next trip to Edinburgh!

Thank Janet E
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Helen A, Owner at Edinburgh Welcome Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Janet,

Thank you so much for your review! I'm really glad we managed to see some of the things on your Edinburgh tick list!! Greyfriars Kirkyard is a particularly interesting place so it's quite easy to spend a lot of time there!

I really enjoyed meeting you and I look forward to taking you on one of our other tours next time you come to Edinburgh. You'll have to return soon!

Regards, Helen

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

GO ON THIS TOUR. Helen was such a kind and knowledgeable tour guide who knew answers to our many (and sometimes obscure) questions! She even had tons of restaurant and shopping destination suggestions for what we were looking for. This being our second trip to Edinburgh, my sister and I found out so much more about the city this time around! There were so many little details that Helen pointed out that really helped us understand the history and geography, and the destinations she brought us to were places we never would've found on our own. I wish we could take this tour again, but next time we're in Edinburgh we will definitely take another tour with her!

P.S. Make sure you wear good walking shoes and a rain jacket even if it's sunny, Scottish weather can take a turn fast!

Thank Annie E
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Helen A, Owner at Edinburgh Welcome Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind review Annie! It was really good to take you both on the tour. I like being asked lots of questions! I'm so glad that you enjoyed it. I hope you enjoyed the restaurant recommendations and managed to find the gifts you wanted!! When you next come to Edinburgh let me know! Helen

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