Our private tours of Edinburgh

Old Edinburgh walking tour 

Explore Edinburgh's famous Old Town and walk in the footsteps of some of our most fascinating historical characters! 


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Your private old Edinburgh walking tour

The Old Edinburgh walking tour is a great way to learn about the history of this fascinating city.


This private tour will guide you through the streets of the Old Town, whilst you hear stories about the lives of some of the people who lived here.  Important buildings and locations will be pointed out to you throughout the tour.  Our guide, Robert, will use images from our archive to illustrate his stories.  You'll even be able to see pictures showing what some of the Old Town looked like in the past, giving you an excellent idea of how Edinburgh used to look.

This private tour of Edinburgh has an average five-star rating on Tripadvisor and a Badge of Excellence from Viator.  You can ask Robert to focus on particular buildings or stories, and he'll happily oblige!


Two-hour long walking tour.

English language.

Accessibility information;

Some quite steep gradients.  One set of steps.  Cobbled/uneven paving.

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£55 total tour cost for a private tour for 1-4 people.

£70 total tour cost for a private tour group of 5 - 8 people.

Evening tours are available at £60 for 1-4 people and £80 for 5-8 people.

If you have a larger group, or an evening tour, please contact us to discuss your requirements.  You can email us here.

These prices are the total cost of the tour; they are not 'per person'.  Yes, you really will get a private tour for your group for either £55 or £70!

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Some of the stories you'll hear and the sights you'll see...

These are just a few of the stories we tell on this tour of Edinburgh.  Because you have booked a private tour, your guide will have some scope to tailor your walk to the things which most interest you.  Whilst we know there will be more stories to tell than the ones we've highlighted above, your tour may 'chop and change' stories and places to suit your requirements and interests.   Robert, our Edinburgh guide, can discuss these with you at the start of your private tour.    Fully bespoke private tours of Edinburgh are also offered.  Email us to discuss your requirements.  


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Your Old Edinburgh walking tour

Your meeting place

Robert, your Edinburgh tour guide

Your guide will meet you next to this gravestone in Greyfriars Kirkyard.   This sits just inside the main gateway to Greyfriars Kirkyard, next to Greyfriars Bobby's Bar at the top of Candlemaker Row.

Google Maps can't show the exact location, but the approximate one is shown here.

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Easily adapted for children

Your guide is a qualified primary school teacher and can give an appropriate tour that interests children.


Friendly guide - in a kilt!

Robert was born in Edinburgh and has lived here all his life. He researched all our tours and has an extensive knowledge of Edinburgh and her history.



Your tour is private. Your guide can make some alterations to the route if needed. You've got the freedom to ask all the questions you want!


Quibble-free refund

We offer a full refund if you cancel your tour more than 12 hours before your tour is due to start.


A picture tells a thousand words

Your guide will carry a folder packed with ‘then and now’ images to help you imagine Edinburgh as it once was.


Accessibility options

If you have someone with mobility requirements, please contact us in advance so we can offer some appropriate changes to the route.