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Review of SANDEMANs NEW Europe - Edinburgh

SANDEMANs NEW Europe - Edinburgh
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Owner description: Tours leave at 11am and 2pm everyday from the Royal Mile near the Tron Kirk. For information about additional summer times and other tours please visit our website using the link above.Connecting great guides with smart travelers, we believe in supporting our local communities and are committed to giving a voice to self-employed guides who have chosen Edinburgh as their home. By ensuring that every guide represents our unique style of mixing history and story-telling while maintaining their own personality and flair, we've become one of the most popular tour companies in the world. Helping superb independent guides connect with thousands of travelers a day, we provide these local freelancers the possibility to inform and entertain you, and they employ us to spread the news about this great concept.
Dusseldorf, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“I had a great time !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2012

Me and my friends tried this tour and had a great time. I fully recommend especially if you stay for a short time in Edinburgh, one or two days. The guide, Michael was funny and really well informed, and has a nice smile too :)
And the best part about this tour is that you will pay at the end only if you like it and as much as you consider. There should be more things like this in the world...

Visited February 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Okay, but have done better Sandemans Tours”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2012

I always look for Sandemans Tours when I've travelling in Europe and usually find they are the best way for an introduction to a new city. This one was just okay. Our guide, Alan had some very lame jokes which left the group unamused. He was knowledgeable but his stories and the background info was so-so.
I'll continue to always look for Sandemans Tours and the reviews of the Edinburgh tours on this website are probably justified. It think it was just the guide.

Visited February 2012
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Mark Q, Regional Manager at SANDEMANs NEW Europe - Edinburgh, responded to this review, 3 May 2012
I am sorry to hear that you did not feel that your Edinburgh tour was up to the same standards as your other experiences with our company. As you know, having been on multiple tours with us around Europe, we have a consistently high standard of tour guiding throughout the continent and reviews such as yours are a massively important part of that process of quality control.

We take all reviews, whether positive, negative or indifferent, extremely seriously. We will endeavour to ensure that your next experience with Sandeman’s is a positive one. If you would like to email me with some more information about your tour including your name and contact, I would love to respond in person to ensure the next tour you take is your best yet! Please contact me at info@neweuropetours.eu
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London, England, United Kingdom
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“Amazed!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

We went on the free tour with Kit as our tour guide, and she was no less than exceptional the whole time. Never once did I lose interest or feel obligated to keep following her for the duration of the tour (as I have in some past city tours). We were on what felt like an adventure in a vibrant city, from the great cemetery and its haunted structures to the rugged rock face that holds Edinburgh Castle. Kit really gave us our fill of rich history and true scottish humor.
WE LOVED IT! AND it was absolutely free!! I would really recommend this tour for anyone with a few spare hours in this amazing city.

Visited January 2012
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Brilliant free tour!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2012

This tour was so much fun.. Great mix of history and humour from our guide Mark. Enjoyed his stories about crime and punishment in Edinburgh. It was really cold so be sure to wrap up warm. We were able to stop half way through for a coffee break which was much needed to warm up!! Be sure to tip, the guides are very deserving of it! Highly recommended.

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Hagley
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“Enjoyable walk”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed the walking tour with our guide Fiona. We were concerned that 3 hours of listening to historic facts would become boring but the guide made it interesting and informative. It is a great way to get an introduction to Edinburgh and in our opinion far more personal than the pre-recorded guide on the bus tours.We would definitely recommend the tour especially for free, although you leave a tip if you have enjoyed it as we did.

Visited February 2012
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