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Your Perfect Local Is Great For
Bar lovers, Budget travellers, Disabled travellers, First time visitors, Foodies, Halal food, High-end travellers, Hip / Trendy scene, LGBT scene, New residents, Off the beaten-path, Partying & clubbing, Senior travellers, Solo travellers, Travellers with babies, Travellers with kids, Travellers with teenagers, Vegans, Vegetarians
English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Mandarin, Korean, Japanese, Hindi, Italian, German, Dutch, & many others
Hello! My name is Sarah, I am a bilingual tour guide in English and Italian. My main passions are history, human beings and performing, that is why I became a tour guide. I have several years experience guiding in one of the main historical attractions in the city and working with the public. Being empathetic is a fundamental skill when working with people, that is why my tours are different according to the age, nationality and needs of my customers. Delivering tours, for me, means also to have a good time and my enjoyment is infectious. Edinburgh is a vibrant jewel immersed in history and culture and it will be a joy to share it with you!
Sarah Is Great For
Budget travellers, Disabled travellers, First time visitors, Foodies, Senior travellers, Solo travellers, Travellers with babies, Travellers with kids, Travellers with teenagers, Vegetarians
I'm a Chemical Physics graduate currently running The Potter Trail (Edinburgh's Harry Potter tours), touring science shows for kids with the Edinburgh International Science Festival and aspiring to be a comedy writer/performer with my sketch group Planet Caramel. I'm very outgoing and enjoy learning from other people. I'm always looking to entertain and get great pleasure in communicating ideas in a clear and interesting way. Comedy is my main passion in life and I try to inject a bit of it into everything I do. The Edinburgh Fringe is my Christmas and I've performed in it every year since 2011. I'm already very experienced as a tour guide receiving almost exclusively 5 star reviews on Trip Advisor for my tours. My enthusiasm for Edinburgh is boundless and I am to make you love this city as much as I do!
Richard Is Great For
Off the beaten-path, Budget travellers, Bar lovers, Hip / Trendy scene
I am 67 years of age, married (to Fiona) with two grown-up daughters (Hannah, 26, and Claire, 22). I was born near London (so don't have a scottish accent unfortunately), but moved to Edinburgh 35 years ago. I worked until 2013 in senior marketing and sales roles in the alcoholic drinks industry....since then I have been working as a business contractor on a part-time basis. My main interests are sports, cinema, walking, and reading. I was fortunate in my working life in being able to create working partnerships with some of the principal Edinburgh Fringe performance venues....so, since giving up full-time work I've really come to appreciate Edinburgh in August !
Doug Is Great For
Bar lovers, Budget travellers, First time visitors, Foodies, High-end travellers, New residents, Off the beaten-path, Senior travellers, Solo travellers, Travellers with kids
I am friendly and have a great sense of humour according to those who know me and I enjoy walking and discovering new places every time I get the chance. I can speak Italian fluently and I can understand Spanish, which I am also studying at the moment. I am always early everywhere I go, just a habit I developed early. What I love mostly about Edinburgh is the time after Fringe or Hogmanay, when it is quieter and you get to see what it is really like to live here.
Luiza Is Great For
Bar lovers, Budget travellers, First time visitors, Foodies, New residents, Solo travellers
English, Italian, Romanian
I am currently a Chemistry student at the University of Edinburgh and have stayed in Edinburgh my whole life. I love the city and love discovering new and exciting things here. I have tour guiding experience and know the history behind it. I am overall you're typical Scot! I love visiting historical places such as museums and art galleries. I personally love to travel and understand it comes with a budget so I have discovered all the free and exciting things to do in the city. I'm a very friendly and laid back person who will get along with anyone.
Megan Is Great For
First time visitors
From the Highlands of Scotland originally, I'm a laid back fella who has lived in Edinburgh for nearly 20 years. However, I'm passionate about the history of the city and love showing people around its many hidden treasures. I'm a keen traveller myself so know what you're looking for when visiting somewhere new and aim to give you a local flavour of what this fantastic city has to offer. Can't wait to meet you!
Martin Is Great For
First time visitors
I have been a member of couchsurfing for 5 years now and have received positive reviews from people all over the world. This just seems like a natural progression from that. I already give my guests tips on things to do in Edinburgh depending on the tastes. I really enjoy meeting new people and am proud to show them the city I live in through my eyes.
James Is Great For
Bar lovers, Budget travellers, First time visitors, Foodies, LGBT scene, New residents, Off the beaten-path, Senior travellers, Solo travellers, Vegetarians
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