Gabriella Rigardo

Languages:

Welcome to Scotland
I am from Italy but it is 18 years that I live in this beautiful country!
I left Italy when I finished the University where I studied Languages and Literature.

I lived in Africa, France, Spain and the USA but I decided to build my future in this beautiful country and my main job is being a Tourist Guide.

I do believe that much is lost by self touring and for good reasons. The guide books provide, for the most part, factual information, answers as to who, why, how, where and when, like news journalists are trained to do. But, often something is missing, and that's the story behind the story or the amusement, the spirit, the story of risk and the origin of the seed of an idea that sprang forth. This  is Why you need a Professional Qualified Guide!

I have no scripted speeches or monologues. I am very  enthusiastic and I love what I do passionately! You'll catch the excitement when you hear the stories behind the old town of Edinburgh, Glasgow, castles with their ghosts, myth and legends!

It is my pleasure to build a tour that focuses on your interests, preferences and whims and make your tour experience the most memorable and informative that you could wish for.
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Services

  • Coach Tour
  • Conference and incentive work
  • Corporate Assistance
  • Driver Guide
  • Extended Tour
  • Hospitality desk
  • Interpreting
  • Itinerary Planning
  • Meet and Greet
  • Special needs groups
  • Walking Tour

Additional Information

  • Guide Type: Blue Badge
  • Months Available: All year
  • Type of car: Hired as required
  • Year Qualified: 2008
  • Tour starting points

    • Edinburgh
    • Glasgow
  • Qualifications

    Degree in Languages and Literature - Turin University
    Degree in Travel and Tourism - San Diego University
    Scottish Studies - Edinburgh University
  • Tours

    Leisure Groups
    Incentive
    Conference
    Short and extended tours

Clients' Testimonials

  • The Scottish Government is delighted to endorse the work of the Scottish Tourist Guides Association in recognition of their worldwide reputation and quality work and training. I commend the passion and knowledge they bring to guiding and congratulate them on continuing to set the standard in this area.

  • VisitScotland is delighted to recognise the Scottish Tourist Guides Association as the professional membership body for fully trained and accredited tourist guides in Scotland. STGA accredited guides are passionate ambassadors for Scotland and in providing our visitors with information and inspiration, help deliver a memorable experience for them.

  • VisitScotland is delighted to recognise the Scottish Tourist Guides Association as the professional membership body for fully trained and accredited tourist guides in Scotland. STGA accredited guides are passionate ambassadors for Scotland and in providing our visitors with information and inspiration, help deliver a memorable experience for them.

  • Fergus Ewing MSP

    Minister for Business, Energy, and Tourism

    Scottish Government

  • Marion Boyd

    International Development Assistant

    Aberdeen City Council

  • Helen Versloot

    Incentive Department

    Gullivers Travel Agency