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28/10/11 Royal Mile tour
I had heard Chris before, and because of my enjoyment last time, that is why I booked Chris for this occasion. All 4 in the party were delighted with the presentation. I would recommend your company to anyone - David Baird.

As I said in the telephone call, I am working on the script for a page about the castle, and will be sending it through within a couple of days.. The title for the page will be - Edinburgh Castle Tour.
The tour was excellent! I would propose no changes. If anything I would say you could charge more. The tour you gave was impeccable!

Shan and Josh (London)

Hi Peter!!!
We really enjoyed the tour with you, all the information you gave us and the tips you gave us. Furthermore, we very much enjoyed our visit to the castle with you as our guide again!! It was really a coincidence!!! Thanks a lot!! If you happen to visit Argentina, please, do not hesitate and write to me.
Kind regards,

Monica (Argentina)

Hi Peter,
We really enjoyed the excellent walking tour of Edinburgh with Peter from the Saints & Sinners Walking Tours. He made the city's history come alive and showed us interesting aspects which we would never have discovered on our own. We also appreciated that Peter tailored the tour to our interests such as Harry Potter. A very enjoyable, and affordable, two hours!
Veronica Barlee (Canada)

Hi Peter. We loved the tour and the rest of the trip was much more „efficient“ for us since we got from you the most important facts and knowledge on Edinburgh ;-) We also had very much fun since we participated a lot. Great tour, worth every penny J Thanks again!

Kveðja, Sigrún

13/05/2011 Graveyard, Murder & Mystery tour
Hallo Peter.
We were very happy with your tour round Edinburgh
After your tour the grope kept saying: Now, I will tell you a true story
of Edinburgh (holding the hands like you did Peter)We were very pleased.
Med venlig hilsen

Lars Sørensen ( Denmark)

05/05/2011 - Old & New Town tour
Hi Peter,
We all loved the walking tour! It was completely riveting
and your are an awesome story teller. We now have 2 more friends visiting
us and they would love to take the same walking tour.

Patricia (California)

24 -03-2011
Edinburgh Old & new Tour
Brian and I had a great night. I have been sharing some of the information
gleaned with colleagues this morning and will be sure to pass the word
around. Thank you again for a very informative evening.
What a fabulous night last night. You are so knowledgeable about Edinburgh. I'm envious! The tour was great and you are a great tour guide. My sister and I thoroughly enjoyed it, even though i had to play the hanged lady!!!! I'll certainly keep you in mind for the future.

Kind regards.

Thank you very much for the tour – it was excellent and a lot more historical and factual than any other tours that I have been on. I will certainly recommend your tours to any guests, friends or family.
Kind regards,

Emma Pressegh

Revenue Manager

20/11/10 - Edinburgh Old & New Tour

Myself and Fiona and our English friends were absolutely delighted by your fantastic tour of Edinburgh. I was packed with interesting facts and showed areas of Edinburgh that were secret gems. You have got your story telling spot on and get the tourists to interact and roll play, a truly fantastic day. We all talked about various points of the tour all evening, and agreed that it would be the first thing that we would tell any visitors to Edinburgh about. Thank you so much. Bob Blackadder


12/11/10 - Graveyard, Murder & Mystery Tour

Thanks for doing such a good and interesting tour round some spooky old graveyards and hauntsaround old Edinburgh. You could feel the presence of some weird worthies from the past thanks to your wee stories built round interesting characters from Auld Reekie. You both did so well creating a tour which would suit such a wide age range. Fantastic Mr Fox was such a stroke of genius.

Cheers, Ian


27/11/10  - Old Edinburgh Tour

I thought the content of the tour was just right i.e. a lot of substance as far as the historical aspect was concerned but some lighter entertainment to hold people's interest.  As any good civil servant would say, "You fulfilled your remit"!  Seriously though, I can honestly say that I learned things I'd never known before.  It was Scott's first ever visit to Edinburgh and he thoroughly enjoyed the tour so it was a good introduction to the city for him. Well done and many thanks.  Your efforts were very much appreciated.  I'll know where to come if I want to organise another tour!!

Skinners Edinburgh 10-08-10
Peter's tour really brought Skinner to life as we walked through the centre of Edinburgh. His knowledge of the books and characters was excellent and it made for a very enjoyable and interesting morning. We would recommend this tour highly - Peter was an excellent guide!

Mary Devine and Joyce MacLeod

Skinners Edinburgh - 9-08-10
Excellent tour - thoroughly enjoyed the discussion within the group which consisted of six walkers with very well informed guide. It made me think more about the Skinner books and although I have read all of them I did not remember as much as I should.
Interesting information about Edinburgh too.
Will definitely go on future tours.
W. I'Anson

June 13, 2010

We enjoyed a four hour Saints & Sinners tour with Peter, and loved every minute of it. The stories, while rich in history, sprang to new life with Peter's very entertaining delivery! We felt like we got to know some of Scotland's more colourful characters, and also had a new knowledge and respect for some of the rich Scottish traditions. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to know about Edinburgh, and loves to have a good time! Thank you again, Peter!

Debbie & Brett, Tampa, Florida

June 11, 2010 

I have done 2 of Peter's tours of Edinburgh - one of the city with some American friends and the other one his "Quintin Jardin" walking tour and they were both absolutely brilliant.

He really brings this beautiful city to life and his knowledge and storytelling is second to none. All ages will be kept entertained.

I had never read a Quintin Jardine book before, but after his tour I was desperate to read one - and am now a complete fan!

Highly recommended - don't miss it when you are in Edinburgh - a great way to spend a few hours and get to know the city and it's history

Elspeth, Edinburgh

June 5, 2010

Peter is awesome!!! he showed us around the famous places in Edinburgh that I would not know about. He knew a lot of the rich history that Scotland had to offer. If you want to learn about Scotland in a fun and interactive way, THIS is the tour you want to sign up for! Best time in UK!!!

Robin Samarro, California


June 5, 2010

Peter was an amazing tour guide and took us all around Old and New Edinburgh. His stories were amazing and rich with history. Peter also gave us the tour in the traditional Scottish kilt! This tour is great for visitors who are only staying for a couple of days and want to explore the city in ways that you wouldn't be able to do on your own. High recommended tour.

CJ Nunez - California


Bespoke Tour - Church of Scotland - 11-03-10
Dear Peter
Thank you so much for giving my parents some of your time. They thoroughly enjoyed their tour with you and have been raving ever since returning to London ! Thank you for being so generous with your time, and making the extra effort – I hear your storytelling is quite superb !
With best wishes

Liesel Anthony


Hi Peter,
Thank you so much for your great sightseeing tour through Edinburgh. We all have enjoyed this trip so much. Of course I will recommend you every time to my clients.
Best regards from Cologne
Nadine, Axel, Dorothy and Monica

Hi Peter
Directly after the tour, Birgit and Ralf phoned us to tell, how great this tour was. When we took them from the airport two days ago, they did not stop telling what you showed and told them. Thank you very much!
Regards from Germany!
MichaelGroup tour -24/05/09

Hi Peter,
Your tour was great, as far as we're concerned, the kids all loved it. Especially the interactive bits went down well, so perhaps you can think of more of those!!
If Edinburgh is on the agenda again for next year, I'm sure we'll contact you again.
Joanna Lunter, Marne college, The Netherlands


Group tour: 07/03/2009
On behalf of the Lisnagarvey High School group we would like to thank you for the very educational tour of the Royal Mile. Although the weather did not start good we all thoroughly enjoyed learning about Edinburgh's past and had a good time. thanks again!
Emma Thompson

Pembroke College Summer School (09/08/08)
Hey Peter
I just want to say thank you for being an amazing tour guide and showing us around Edinburgh, all of us had a blast, here are the two group pictures. Take care, Cheers!
Forrest Lee
Rhode Island USA

Cruise Ship group (01/08/08)
Hello Peter,
We had a great time and you were the best guide we'd ever had! Your preliminary emails were informative and you kept in touch. We loved Edinburgh. Have a great rest of the summer!

Best regards,
New York City
EUS group - 26/06/08
Hi Peter,
The group said that they very much enjoyed your commentary on the tour and thought it was great, even the singing in Charlotte Square!!. When we get more visitors I will give you a ring.
Graveyard Shift Tour (group of 16) 10/11/07

Thank you for the fantastic tour you gave on Saturday afternoon - we were still singing Burke and Hare on Sunday afternoon!! Everyone loved the tour and we were laughing at breakfast yesterday as the conversation was smattered with references to Edinburgh's "darker side" - so we would all have been "straight A students" had we been tested!


Dear Pete:
Thank you so much for your excellent tour of Old Town and New Town Edinburgh.
The history of Edinburgh really came to life with your informative guiding style and we came away with a clear understanding of the past in relation to the present city that exists today.
The details that you include in your tours, from the kilt you wear to the Deacon Brodie's re-enactment make this tour a rare treat for travellers. It was the perfect introduction to the city and made the remainder of our stay in Edinburgh so much more enjoyable.
This tour is not to be missed!
Paul & Mary Lou Desmond
Andy and Elizabeth Nick

Scottish Parliament Group - 3/08/07
The tour was fantastic and thoroughly enjoyed by all. We all agreed we would happily do another one to see all the stuff we didn't have time for! The tour guide was very knowledgeable but also highly entertaining. We will definitely be recommending your company to friends. I will leave feedback on your website today.

German student Group (28 people) June 2007

Hi Pete,
Warmest greetings from all our students. Thanks a lot again for everything you've done for us. We really enjoyed our stay in Edinburgh Our students seemed really enthusiastic about you and Neil
and confirmed to us that they appreciated very much what you did with
them. Many thanks, too, for booking us into Metro restaurant. The meal we had
was more than excellent. We all like your country very much and are looking forward to
coming back some time.

German Group (28 people) 15/05/07

On behalf of the whole group I wish to thank you again for your qualified and amusing guidance through some parts of beautiful Edinburgh. We enjoyed the tour and have learned a lot. You took us to some places we would probably have overlooked otherwise and we returned to some of them later to find out more.
I shall recommend you and your company to friends and colleagues and will contact you again if I return to Edinburgh.
Kind regards,
Angelika Olbrich
21/04/2007 Group Tour (85 people)

Hello Pete,
Everybody really enjoyed the walking tour! Some people especially came to us to tell that the tour was very interesting!
Thank you so much for being part of our weekend!

Kind regards,
Inge Exalto

Boer Hartog Hooft Consultancy B.V. ONCOR International

Pembroke College (American Summer School) - 29/06/06
Your tours were very good. We would like a repeat next year. Thank you very much.

Wonder Voyage group 24/05/06
The tour was absolutely fantastic. For the future, I will want to book every group we have with you. We may even ask you to do multiple sections of the city on different nights.You added tremendously to our time in Scotland.

Wonder Voyage
PO Box 2135
Coppell, TX 75019

Janet USA - 24-05-06
We did indeed enjoy our tour in Edinburgh - Graham gave us a very informative Royal Mile walk. He was very helpful, anxious to please. I have no complaints! Thank you for arranging everything and I will be in touch the next time.

Best regards -

Wonder Voyage group 24/05/06
The tour was absolutely fantastic. For the future, I will want to book every group we have with you. We may even ask you to do multiple sections of the city on different nights.You added tremendously to our time in Scotland.

Wonder Voyage
PO Box 2135
Coppell, TX 75019Belgium Group- 16 May 2006

Hi Pete,
I just read your e-mail. Makes me think again of the efforts you made to please us as much as you could. Makes me want to thank you again so: THANK YOU VERY VERY MUCH for all you did for us: the great tour you gave us, the bringing me in contact with Keith of the comm.centre, the attempts to let us go to a ceilidh evening (for which we unfortunately didn't have the time),...
If ever we come back or I hear of someone going to Edinburgh, I won't hesitate to give them your name.
Kind regards

Hen night tour 6 May 2006
Hi Pete
Feedback, all of the girls really enjoyed the tour, the hangings were great and
the time of the tour was about right.

Thanks very much.


Nov 2005

"I thought the companion program was terrific. A large part of it's success was your enthusiasm and knowledge. Your humor helped make a group of some strangers and some old friends mesh together into a very fun group. Several participants commented to me that this conference (ICPA) is the only one that they attend with their spouses because of the interesting and fun Companion Program. Next time we visit Edinburgh we will call you up and get the "special Pete tour" and find out all about the secrets of Edinburgh"
Jane Goble USA

23 May 2005

The students and staff enjoyed the tour very much. It was fun going right into the cemetery and back streets to hear the stories of events that happened in the past. The tour guides were very interesting and entertaining. One student said it was educational yet entertaining, like being in an interactive museum. The students liked being incorporated into the various stories. The students enjoyed singing the song that they had learned, and even sang it at our final Music Night when we were watching a slide show of the trip.
Timothy Gilbert
Head of Music
Stratford Central Secondary School
Stratford, Ontario, Canada

10 April 2005

I wanted to write to say how interesting it was and commend the guide. All three of us thoroughly enjoyed it and we are all planning to do it again sometime in the summer.Many thanks for such a good experience.
Gail Morrison.

With your 'touch' this visit to Edinburgh has been so meaningful. Therefore I would like to thank you so much for your full-of-heart-attitude.
Piotr Czechowicz, Poland

Hen tour 02/04/05
The girls loved the tour of the city especially the stories!! We were all singing "Burke & hare" song for the rest of the weekend.
Nikki (the Hen)

Feedback from Norwegian clients 23.05.04
Hi Pete!
Yes, thank you, we had a good trip home and we all really enjoyed our stay in Edinburgh! And there is so much more we would have liked to see if we had had the time. So I guess we must come back!
Kind regards

Hi Pete,
I've had nothing but positive feedback from my friends about the tour which in many ways was the highlight of the weekend. We were particularly lucky to have four very competent guides to ourselves for 2,5 hours and thoroughly enjoyed every minute
I will be happy to recommend your tours to anyone who plans to visit Edinburgh and wants to spend some time getting to know her history and hidden closes!
Best regards,

Hi Peter
Thanks a lot for your Saints & Sinners tour. We really enjoyed it. The success of this kind of tours lies in the ability of the presenters to make history come alive. This you managed very well indeed. Everybody in the group agreed that this was a much better way of seeing Edinburgh than sitting on a bus with a speaker next to you!
Morten H. Dethloff, Cantemus Chamber Choir, Stavanger
bmi cargo

"Very good. Everyone enjoyed it. Good length, kept everyone's interest, jovial guide, fine weather made it the ideal thing to do on the day"
David Biggs
General Manager bmi cargo