We won a 2017 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence for our tours of Edinburgh!
We won a 2017 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence for our guided tours of Edinburgh!
In 2020 we won a Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice award!

COVID-19 and your safety

We're good to go - COVID-19 safety

We have achieved the “Good to Go” standard for the COVID-19 procedures we’ve put in place to give you a safe tour.You can find out more about our COVID-19 policy here.

Follow in the footsteps of some of the most fascinating people in Scotland's history!

Scotland's capital city has a rich and fascinating history.  Your local guide, Robert, just loves showing you the sights of our famous Old Town!.  Robert was born in Edinburgh and has lived here all his life.  He wears a traditional Scottish kilt for your private tour.

We absolutely love taking guests to the exact places where history happened.    Robert's story-telling skills have won much praise, but he also carries a book of archive maps and images so you can actually see how Edinburgh once looked.  You'll see the city as it is today, whilst getting a superb understanding of how it once looked.

What our customers have said;

- Tripadvisor average rating of  FIVE STARS

- Certificate of Excellence 2018 and 2018

- 2020 Traveller's Choice award, placing us 

  within the top ten percent of attractions 

  worldwide.

Our tours aren't all doom and gloom!
Our tours aren't all doom and gloom!

A group finds out about some of Old Edinburgh's funnier moments!

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Our guide and a private tour group.
Our guide and a private tour group.

Robert, our local Edinburgh guide and a private tour group in a wee memento photo.

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One of our school groups on tour.
One of our school groups on tour.

Our Second Level Old Town tour - some pupils getting a chance to use our thumbscrews.

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A group finding out about life in an Old Town close.
A group finding out about life in an Old Town close.

Robert with a group in Stevenlaw's Close.

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Your private Edinburgh tour
Your private Edinburgh tour

Pointing out the past!

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Meet your local tour guide

Our most popular tour -
The Old Edinburgh walking tour

The High Kirk of St Giles'.
Walk in the footsteps of some of Scottish history's most famous (and infamous) people!

This Edinburgh walking tour is perfect for anyone who wants to see the Old Town and learn about Scotland and Edinburgh's history.  Discover the famous and infamous characters who lived, worked, and died on the magnificent Old Town's streets and closes.  

 

Robert, your local Edinburgh tour guide, will take you in the footsteps of Mary, Queen of Scots, the Irish murderers Burke and Hare, Bonnie Prince Charlie, Robert Burns and more.

£40 total price for a private tour for 1-4 people.
£60 for a private tour for 5-8 people.
2 hour long walking tour.
English language.

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This tour has a Viator
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As of November 26, 2021, we hold an average rating of five stars.
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We would give it ten stars if we could!

We have done many tours all over the world and this one rates right at the top. Robert is charming and entertaining, extremely flexible in his delivery of the tour and a source of astonishing and varied facts, history and anecdotes. We loved it. We will be back for the graveyard tour another time as Edinburgh has now become our second home and Robert has helped us gain some insight into our new city environment. Cannot recommend this highly enough. I’d give it ten stars if I could!

Foxka, Tripadvisor - October 2021

On Tripadvisor we are rated five stars!

Choose a tour from a selection of different periods from Edinburgh's history

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This tour has a Viator
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Bring your class into the heart of the Old Town with our specially designed tours for schools

A happy group on an Old Edinburgh school tour.
Take your learning outside of the classroom on our teacher-led tours of Edinburgh.

We currently offer Curriculum for Excellence ‘First Level’ sessions for an ‘Old Edinburgh’ project or a ‘Castles’ topic. Second Level’ tours are available for classes studying ‘The Jacobites’, ‘The Victorians’, ‘Old Edinburgh’ and ‘Mary, Queen of Scots’.

Your guide holds full PVG certification, and each tour comes with a shared route description and suggested risk assessment.

Robert is a qualified primary school teacher with over twenty-five years of classroom teaching experience.

£3 per pupil.  No charge for staff/helpers.
Robert, your guide, is a qualified primary school teacher with over twenty-five years of classroom experience.
Robert has PVG certification.

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Just a few of our happy guests!

Taking a group around the Old Town.
Having a little giggle on our Greyfriars Kirkyard tour.
Guests on our Victorian tour.
Two happy customers!
A school group on our second level Edinburgh tour.
A private tour group shares a photo moment.
Another happy tour group!