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  1. United Kingdom
  2. Scotland
  3. Edinburgh
  4. Edinburgh Old Town

Edinburgh: Private Walking Tour

Product ID: 97968
Learn what it is like to live in Edinburgh on an exciting 3-hour walking tour with a private guide. Customize the itinerary to suit your interests, whether you are a film buff, book lover, or like to sample drinks.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Get off the usual tourist path on a private walking tour of Edinburgh
  • Customize the itinerary to suit your interests
  • Discover hidden gems known only to the locals
  • Receive tips on where the locals shop, eat, drink, and party
  • Enjoy lots of stops to take photos
Full description
See the sights of Edinburgh according to your own interests on a 3-hour walking tour of the Old Town and New Town. Walk under the shadows of Edinburgh Castle and feel like you have traveled back in time as you encounter impressive architecture and listen to tales from your guide.

Learn about some of the illustrious and infamous people who have lived in the city, and how they have left their indelible mark. Chat with your guide about what it is like to live in the city, and hear about everyday life as you avoid the usual tourist sites and focus on hidden gems you might otherwise miss.

Ask your guide any questions you might have about city and its wider role as the cultural and political capital of Scotland. The itinerary can be tailored to suit your interests, whether you are a film buff, book lover, or like to drink!
  • Private guide
  • 3-hour walking tour
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet in front of the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh, Princes Street, Edinburgh EH1 2AB.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Umbrella
Know before you go
• Guides are available in Portuguese, Polish, or Italian on request
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.9 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Fun and informative walking tour of Edinburgh

I had a great time exploring Edinburgh with my private guide Rafael. Rafael was great in replying to my messages about meeting point and itinerary before the tour, and we had no troubles meeting on the day. We walked around Edinburgh for over 3 hours, exploring the old town and all the important sights. Rafael was very personable and fun to chat to, and was able to tailor the experience to what I wanted to see. He was able to mix both historical information with entertaining stories, so it was never boring and gave me a good overview of the city. Overall I would certainly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Edinburgh.

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June 7, 2017

A fun and interesting introduction to Edinburgh.

April 16, 2019

A passionate description of Edinburgh!

Rafael was a delightful guide full of knowledge of Edinburgh and Scotland. We enjoyed the tour so much that we booked a second tour with him!

December 6, 2017

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