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Sam Thomson

Senior Edinburgh Tour Guide

I love my job and get great pleasure from showing visitors this wonderful city. I have been a tourist Guide in Edinburgh for 16 years.  I love showing people around Edinburgh especially the Old Town, they always want to come back and see more! 


I have studied Scottish History, Architecture, Geology and Genealogy at the University of Edinburgh and at the University of Dundee.  I am also a member of the Edinburgh Tourist Guides Association
I am also happy to guide or Driver/Guide all over Scotland. If you would like a tour around Scotland please contact me.



Yesterday my husband and I took the Royal Mile walking tour. We were fortunate to have as our tour guide Sam Thomson.
We were two in a group of 10 visitors and all of us had an  extraordinary morning with Sam.
Sam is an enormously talented storyteller and delightfully humorous with it. She is incredibly knowledgeable about Scottish history and Edinburgh; and just as important,
she is responsive to the interests of the people on her tour and sensitive to the needs of the group.
In all my travels, l have never encountered a tour guide as good as Sam. She is an asset to your organization and a delightful person. I congratulate you on employing such a wonderful tour guide.

Respectfully yours,

Janet Johnson  Email 17 May 2014

My husband and I recently took the Royal Mile Walking Tour with Sam Thomson. She was terrific! She's an Edinburgh native and the descendent of locals, so her frank and witty anecdotes had some added resonance. She made the Royal Mile come alive as she took us to various nooks and crannies--relating facts and stories not found in guidebooks. Highly recommended! A-Plus! TripAdvisor June 2013

My wife and I took the Royal Mile tour from this company on March 23rd, based on a recommendation from the Rick Steves book. Despite the frigid temperatures, a 7pm start, and the other couple being a no-show (so it was only the two of us), our guide Sam still gave us a great tour. She was more than happy to skim over some sights we saw earlier that day, and we could tell she really knew her stuff having lived in Edinburgh her whole life. We never felt rushed and had a really good time overall. Definitely recommended!

TripAdvisor Visited March 2013

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