A screenshot from one of our Edinburgh virtual tours.

Explore Edinburgh
from the comfort of your own home with our virtual tours

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"A new and exciting virtual experience"

“Since our personal trip was, once again, postponed, this tour was a wonderful opportunity to spend a very informative 90+ minutes strolling thru Old Town. His time with us was full of information, wonderful antidotes and incredible stories.” 

Janet H - Tripadvisor - April 2021

2017 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence for Historic Edinburgh Tours
We were winners in Edinburgh of a Traveller's Choice award in 2020
2018 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence winners - Historic Edinburgh Tours

Discover Old Edinburgh on our private guided tours

Some people call them 'virtual tours', some call them 'online experiences'; we like to think of them as a proper Edinburgh guided tour, but with a lot less walking involved!

When you come on one of our Old Edinburgh virtual tours, you will have the same high-quality storytelling from Robert, our local guide, and the same passion for Edinburgh and its history, for which we are famous.

We closely follow the tour routes that we cover in 'real life'. So a virtual tour with us is a great way to learn about Edinburgh before you even get here!

Important information;

- Requires a device which can run 'Zoom'

- You don't need a webcam or a microphone, but these can 'add' to the interactivity.

- You can have up to three devices connected to our tour (for other family members/friends).

- Tours will typically last between an hour and an hour and a quarter.

Your Edinburgh tour guide will be 'live' on all our virtual tours.

We haven't been able to travel for a while and booked a private virtual tour on Zoom. It was honestly an amazing experience!
Robert is very knowledgeable and engaging, and his enthusiasm is contagious. He had many interesting (and sometimes dark and scandalous!) facts to share about Edinburgh's history.
We had several family members join the Zoom call from different locations. There were no problems with lagging and the quality was very clear. He used a 360 view of Edinburgh that had no crowds, and also included overlays of relevant historical documents and pictures at a few points throughout the tour. It was a great way to experience the tour without physically being there.
Our family really had a blast - when we finally visit Edinburgh in person we'll be booking a walking tour with this company!


pastryplaces - Tripadvisor - April 2021

Private Old Edinburgh virtual tour

Perfect for people who want to learn about Edinburgh's Old Town

Explore the Old Town of Edinburgh with a live guide! Our award-winning Old Town tour has now been taken online. Discover the people, places and events which shaped Edinburgh’s history as we take you on an interactive ‘virtual tour’ of Old Edinburgh!


We’ve been able to use our extensive archive, which included 360-degree ‘panoramic’ images. These let you control the image and ‘look around’ just as if you were here. We’ve included ‘then and now’ time travel scenes which allow you to see how locations looked in the past, and we’ve got lots of opportunities for interaction with your guide.


Where possible, Robert can even tailor aspects of the tour to best suit the interests of the group. Please email us if you are interested in a private tour at a time that suits you

£30 for a private tour - up to five devices can be linked to our tour.
1 hour long virtual tour
English language.

5-star rated on Tripadvisor.
A screenshot from our Old Edinburgh online experience.

Slum Life in Victorian Edinburgh virtual tour

Perfect for anyone who wants to experience a very different side of Edinburgh's history

This tour is perfect for anyone who wants to take a very different exploration of the Old Town.  Robert, your ‘live’ guide, will follow the same route as he would if you were in Edinburgh and taking our five-star rated Victorian Edinburgh tour.

Robert will use eyewitness accounts and archive images to bring the past to life, to bring a period of  Edinburgh’s history alive.  This tour has been really well received by guests who come from Edinburgh - it really is that much of an unknown story!

£30 for a private tour - up to five devices can be linked to our tour.

1 hour long virtual tour.

English language.

5-star rated on Tripadvisor.
A 'then and now' scene from our Victorian tour.

Bonnie Prince Charlie's Edinburgh virtual tour

Perfect for anyone who wants to learn about Bonnie Prince Charlie and the '45 Jacobite Rebellion

As guests Robert will take you ‘virtually’, around the Edinburgh locations which played a role in the Jacobite occupation of the city in 1745. We’ll look at life in Edinburgh in the days leading up to the Jacobite capture of the city, and we’ll find out what life was like during the occupation and what happened once the Jacobite Army left the city on its march south.

£30 for a private tour - up to five devices can be linked to our tour.

1 hour long virtual tour.

English language.

A screenshot from our Bonnie Prince Charlie in Edinburgh tour.
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