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Private and personalised tours of Scotland and beyond! We tailor your tour to your needs from 1 day to unlimited. Discover your ancestral heartlands, burial places of your forefathers or just bask in some of the most stunning scenery on the planet...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Edinburgh EH3 6TE, Scotland
New Town
+44 7895 473642
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

Do not hesitate to engage Brian and use his expertise; he made our vacation in Scotland one we will remember fondly for the rest of our lives. At the outset I should say my husband and I typically avoid tours and in the past have...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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BrianJCollie, Owner at Personal Tours of Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

It was my pleasure...looking forward to your tour on you 50th wedding Anniversary! :-)

Reviewed 31 July 2017

A superb week with "Brian in the kilt" with a group of senior friends. His knowledge and his stories will never be forgotten by a very appreciative audience. Thank you Brian for your patience and energy ,sense of humour and fun.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Brian Collie knows what he's doing when it comes to planning an itinerary. Having never been to Scotland, we relied on his expertise to put together an unforgettable trip. He asked us what our interests were and planned a great trip that we thoroughly enjoyed....More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Warm, intelligent, and funny, Rob Hall is the best guide we've encountered in years of travel. My family and I toured with Rob for 12 days, traveling from Edinburgh through Speyside into the Highlands and finally along the Western coast. With his immense and contagious...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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BrianJCollie, Owner at Personal Tours of Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2017

Hi, I knew that Rob would give you a wonderful time. He truly loves his work...which, lets face it... to us, is not really work. You guys take us on holiday with you and we reallyappreciate it! I have spoken to Rob and i think...More

Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

I cannot speak highly enough of this tour! We were a group of four: 85 yr old Mom, 60ish daughters and husband on an 8 day tour around Scotland. We were blessed with Steve Haye as our guide, who was the most energetic, fun, knowledgable...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

This was the best decision made, I got to visit Glaims Castle as well as a few promised surprises. Rob was fantastic, he was both knowledgeable and entertaining. I even got a new name for the day (accidently of course) and he took the teasing...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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BrianJCollie, Owner at Personal Tours of Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2017

Thanks fopr your great Review, you cant help but get a great tour with Rob! If Rob read the telephone book, you would be rivited...but which such great material to hand...he has the ability to even make the motorway journeys sound amazing! Thank you for...More

Reviewed 27 June 2017

I contacted Brian about arranging a private tour and had a long list of the things I wanted to see in four days. Brian was wonderful at offering suggestions for additional places and getting me set up with Rob Hall for the tour. In four...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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BrianJCollie, Owner at Personal Tours of Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

Thanks for a great review. Rob also enjoyed his tour with you. Hope you managed to get your other tour organised!

Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Five days on the Isle of Skye, Stirling and St Andrews. Highly recommend Stephen as a guide. Exceeded all expectations. Organization, accommodation and knowledge were outstanding. He even secured me an emergency dental appointment when my crown came away!

Date of experience: June 2017
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BrianJCollie, Owner at Personal Tours of Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

Thank you very much for your great review. Steve will be delighted!

Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

I had arranged a 2 day tour with Brian early in the year and he indicated he would be available...but found out a few days before that we would have a different guide. At first I was disappointed because Brian gets such great reviews. BUT,...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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BrianJCollie, Owner at Personal Tours of Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Thanks Debbie, I knew you would be in great hands with Rob!

Reviewed 23 May 2017

I found Brian Collie via TripAdvisor and all the reviews looked great so I contacted him about a tour for my folks and me. We wanted to see Loch Ness and a couple of whisky distilleries and anything in between and Brian wrote up a...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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BrianJCollie, Owner at Personal Tours of Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Thank you for your kind words, its not a job for me, I love going on tour and to get great, intererestin passengers is a bonus. Hope to see you again, Brian

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New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town,
until after dark when strappy dresses come out to
play. This is the city’s central business district
with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many
of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest
clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street
helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned
Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric
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5 May 2018|
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Response from BrianJCollie | Property representative |
Many apologies for not answering your request , as I never realised that Tripadvisor had a message box. Normally people contact me directly. I hope that you managed to find someone for a tour, Best, Brian
8 April 2018|
Response from BrianJCollie | Property representative |
Sorry, but we are normally booked well in advance, (sometimes a year!). All tours are bespoke and designed around you so each tour has a different price as they contain didfferent requirements. Hope you got sorted. Whenver... More
Melinda V
26 March 2018|
Response from MyTime58 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Personal Tours of Scotland has all information on their website.