I Love Edinburgh Tours (and beyond) is a small family business run predominately by me, Hazel.
I’m a mum of two and my passions in life are travelling, family time and good quality food and drink. I’ve lived in Edinburgh all my life and in my opinion, it is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The Scottish countryside and culture are just stunning.
So what better way to bring all my passions together than take visitors on a private Edinburgh tour, to show them not just the fantastic sights that the city itself has to offer, but to get out into the local countryside too.
I want to share my enthusiasm for Scotland by taking visitors to see the hidden gems of Edinburgh, to explore the flora, fauna and history, and artisan food and drink producers.
Since our children were born, my husband and I have not let that curtail our passion for seeing the world, so we’ve travelled extensively with them from a very young age. Some of our best family memories have been created on our trips abroad including Australia, South Africa and the United States, however travelling with children is both very challenging and utterly rewarding in equal measures. I have therefore taken that into consideration for I Love Edinburgh Tours to strike the balance to ensure that everyone from our very young guests to the young at heart are catered for.
When I’m not planning the bespoke itineraries for my tours, being an Edinburgh tour guide or being the company accountant or valeter – well I did say that the company was predominantly run by me!! – you’ll often find me exploring new locations in Scotland with my children. The abundance of stunning locations within a day trip from Edinburgh is astounding, and even if I was to do this for another 100 years, I don’t think I could visit everything.
We’re great fans of family activities and the recent highlights were paddle boarding on the fabulous Loch Tay and canyoning in the South of France, which certainly got the adrenalin going. Watch this space for my next blog on the great family activities that you can include in one of your tours.
As a family we love our holidays together and are looking forward to our trips this year to Geneva and Southern Italy.
The first year of I Love Edinburgh Tours was amazing, meeting so many lovely people from all over the world. I can’t wait to see what the 2019 summer season will bring and to meet more people with whom I can share my passion for Scotland.
For more information on our tours, you’ll find details at https://www.iloveedinburghtours.com/tours/i-love-edinburgh-tour-guides