Are you passionate about Scotland’s culture, history and stories? Do you want to connect visitors with the best wee country in the world? Can you bring Scotland’s story to life? If so then read on…

We’re looking for tour guides to join us to bring the unique Experienced Tours formula to more visitors to Scotland. We pride ourselves on an excellent level of service and a consistent product that customers have repeatedly rated 5 stars.

If you are ready to take the next step in your career and feel you can contribute to our continued success and growth, get in touch with us below.

Private Tour Guide job (Edinburgh)

What’s the role?

We’re looking for outgoing, enthusiastic and passionate tour guides to join our small team in Edinburgh to provide day trips and occasional multi-day tours of Scotland. You will provide a connection to the best of Scotland, bringing our long history to life through storytelling, anecdotal information and by explaining quirks of personalities and events that have happened over the years.

Our clients are typically from North America. They’re well travelled and have a passion for knowledge that they gain from connecting with places and people. They expect a relaxed but high level of service and are typically friendly and down to earth.

No two days are ever the same and you are encouraged to tailor their tour to their interests.

What we do?

Experienced Tours offers a premium level of service with passionate tour guides. Our consistent and different approach to the experience has won us a constant 5-star award on Tripadvisor and we are very proud of that!

A typical day will include a visit to one or more castles (like Stirling), stops at viewpoints or points of interest, will typically include a lunch stop and include various Instagram-worthy photo opportunities along the way. You will be with the client for most of the day and it’s a great environment to really make a connection and get to know your guests.

What you should bring

  • You’ll be outgoing, friendly and able to connect with guests
  • You’ll have a great knowledge of Scotland’s past, present and future
  • You’ll need to be an excellent driver, showing professionalism and patience behind the wheel
  • You’ll be able to tell Scotland’s story without showing bias, especially relating to religion and politics
  • You’ll be flexible in your approach, no two tours are ever the same!
  • You’ll have excellent timekeeping and have a neat, professional appearance

What we’ll provide

  • You’ll get full training which includes familiarisation trips on our most popular tours, relative to your experience
  • We’ll provide a shared tour van (and all the associated kit & overheads like fuel)
  • We’ll provide a relaxed uniform that includes a kilt
  • You’ll get ongoing support and be part of a small team

Good to know

  • You will be expected to provide an end-to-end service which includes guiding your clients through historic sites
  • There will be a requirement for some weekend work and occasional overnights away
  • Typically 8 hours on tour, 4 days a week
  • Minimum age 25 (for insurance reasons)
  • Non-smokers only please
  • 2 years previous guiding experience required
  • Successful candidates will be disclosure checked and DVLA checked

What are the benefits

  • £ strong / day freelance rate
  • Annualised performance bonus
  • Client tips that are yours to keep
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