Private Walking Tour of Edinburgh’s Historic City Sights


  • Explore Edinburgh's highlights with a local twist as your guide brings the city to life
  • Benefit from a local's knowledge and discover the best places to go during your stay
  • Uncover 900 years of history on the cobbled streets and winding staircases of the Scottish capital
£28 pp
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What you'll do

Incorporating Edinburgh's historic Old Town, elegant Georgian New Town and panoramic views from Calton Hill, the Historic City Sights tour shows you some of the city's 'best bits'. From its diverse architecture and iconic landmarks to its quirky features and events, you'll discover what makes Edinburgh one of the most loved cities in Europe.

Your tour begins when you meet your guide at the National Museum of Scotland, where you’ll start your journey through the capital. They will take you beyond Edinburgh’s popular Instagram image and typical tourist-tales to uncover the history of the city itself – from its tiny, medieval beginnings to the vibrant, cultural capital it is today.

Perfect for first-time visitors, this tour introduces you to the city and its 900 years of history while giving you plenty of ideas for things to see and do during your stay.

What's included


  • 3 hour tour with a local guide
Your local host


From an introduction to the city to a more in-depth look at its history, a private walking tour is one of the best ways to make the most of Edinburgh.

My home for over 30 years I think this city is amazing.

Whether you join me for a couple of hours or a whole day, my tours are designed to help you 'get under its skin' by exploring its history, its highlights and its hidden corners!

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The tour begins at the National Museum of Scotland, in Edinburgh’s city centre. From here, you’ll explore some of the capital’s highlights with a guide who can help you get under the skin of the city, before finishing up at Calton Hill. As this is a private tour, the start time of your experience can be agreed in the booking process

Your guide will be more than happy to provide you with recommendations on where to go, and what to do, next.


Do I need to be fit for the walking?

The walk is around 3-4km long, covered in around 3 hours. The terrain is pavement, staircases and steep slopes.

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