Hi I'm Mike Greaves and I look forward to meeting you for a day tour from EdinburghTours from Edinburgh is run by Mike Greaves, who is a professional ‘Blue Badge’ tourist guide based in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is self-employed and works independently, specialising in driver-guided tours in his own vehicle.

Mike says “I go out of my way to please my clients and always endeavour to make my tours fun and entertaining as well as interesting and informative. My principal aim is to ensure my clients enjoy a wonderful and memorable experience.”

Mike qualified as a tourist guide in May 2004, after successfully graduating from a rigorous and comprehensive 2-year course of study run by Edinburgh University on behalf of the Scottish Tourist Guides Association (STGA). This qualifies him to guide all over Scotland.

Mike is proud to have attained the Certificate of Scottish Studies from Edinburgh University.

The key features of Mike’s approach to doing business are:

  1. Delivering high quality - in the tour planning, the guiding commentary, the vehicle comfort and the standard of driving
  2. Flexibility - to ensure his clients obtain their ideal tour by accommodating changes to the itinerary
  3. Speedy response - so his clients can be sure that all their queries will be answered quickly
  4. Reliability - so his clients can depend on him being in the right place at the right time and doing what he says he will do
  5. Punctuality - being on time every time, so his clients are never kept hanging around waiting for him to turn up
  6. Value for money - last but by no means least! It is most important that clients feel that the service provided was well worth the cost

Mike is totally focused on his clients’ requirements, which is why he genuinely gains his satisfaction from making sure his clients are delighted with their tour experience.

  • Personal background

    Mike has lived in Edinburgh for the past 40 years, and during that time has been to most parts of Scotland, from the Southern Uplands to the Highlands and Islands, seeing many mountains and lochs along the way, visiting towns and villages, castles and grand houses, not to mention quite a few golf courses and distilleries. For relaxation, he enjoys hill walking, playing golf, gardening, photography and reading about Scottish history.

    Prior to becoming a tourist guide, Mike had spent 20+ years working in various sales roles for different companies in the Information Technology industry.

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