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Edinburgh Private Walking Tour

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Explore Scotland’s ancient capital and see a side to the city many visitors miss on this private 2.5-hour Edinburgh walking tour. Follow a private guide through the streets and alleyways to discover UNESCO–listed attractions and hidden gems. Stroll from the Old Town to the Royal Mile and take in key sites of interest such as Greyfriars Kirk. Hear tales from Edinburgh’s dim and distant past, and hear how historic events shaped the city we see today.
  • Personalize your experience of Edinburgh with this private walking tour
  • Hear tales of history, royalty, and murder—all tailored to your interests
  • Enjoy recommendations for restaurants and bars to visit after your tour
  • Get a local’s view of the city’s hidden spots from your guide
What to Expect
Greet your private guide at St. Giles’ Cathedral and get introduced before you set off on your walking tour of Edinburgh’s Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As you stroll, your guide tells tales of characters who have left their mark on the city, inspired books, or shaped the city’s rich history. Visit spots around the Old Town, the notorious Royal Mile, and the 17th-century church known as Greyfriars Kirk. Your guide takes you to a mix of big-ticket attractions and off-the-path gems. As this is a private tour, you can ask as many questions as you’d like, including recommendations for drinks or dinner later. You finish in a central Edinburgh location: Your guide will ensure you know where to go.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Saint Giles' Cathedral Cafe, St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh EH1 1RE, UK
2h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Tours leave from the main entrance of St Giles' Cathedral on the Royal Mile. You will recognize your guide from the name badge around their neck
  • Please arrive at least five minutes early
  • Please dress for the Edinburgh weather, which can be very irregular
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Popular mentions
I requested a tour to catch Edinburgh in the "Golden Hours" and Will Robb was happy to provide me with excellent sites around the city in the beautiful late afternoon light. He not only showed me places to take excellent photos, he showed me how to make better use of my digital
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Response from Willrobb, Owner at Edinburgh Private Walking Tour
Responded 5 Nov 2019
Dear patriciasZ9374MF, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, it is very much appreciated. It was my pleasure to meet you and show you around Edinburgh from just before sunset through to the darker times of night. The photos you got during the Golden Hour were great and thanks for posting up the excellent shot of the Castle from Princes Street gardens. Many thanks and I hope you come and visit again soon. Will
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I had a private photo tour with Chris. It was an amazing experience. Chris is a very knowledgeable and talented photographer, a very good tour guide, and great person to spend a few hours with. I highly recommend any type of tour with Chris, but the photography is an extra
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Response from Willrobb, Owner at Edinburgh Private Walking Tour
Responded 21 Oct 2019
Dear TarHeelBorn1, Many thanks for your review of your tour with Chris. He is a great photographer, very skilled at what he does and he has a knack of passing that knowledge on. We're very happy this tour was everything you were looking for and more. We hope you can come visit again. Will
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Our guide, Gillian, was wonderful. Charming, humorous, and she certainly knew her stuff! I wished we had booked more tours after exploring the New Town with her.
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Response from willrobb77, Owner at Edinburgh Private Walking Tour
Responded 9 Sep 2019
Dear Paschemacher, thank you for your review of Gillian. She is a lovely, charming, funny and very knowledgeable person and we are so happy you enjoyed yourself so much. Hope you can come again. Will
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Gary was fantastic. Very knowledgeable, a great storyteller and a delight to spend 2 and 1/2 hours with. He was agreeable to what we requested, when we wanted to have coffee in the cafe at St Giles, before we actually started our walk on a very chilly morning. He showed us
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Response from willrobb77, Owner at Edinburgh Private Walking Tour
Responded 9 Sep 2019
Dest Jacqueline707, Thank you so much for the great review of your tour with Gary. He is always flexible, is full of great stories and has some amazing stories to tell. Safe travels and we hope you can come again. Will
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There is no better way to get to know Edinburgh. Very knowledgable guide, nice walking, good stories.
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Response from Willrobb, Owner at Edinburgh Private Walking Tour
Responded 16 Aug 2019
Dear Ralf, Many thanks for the kind review. We love showing people the best of Edinburgh and your guide, David, is a real master of that.
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