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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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five star rated tour of Edinburgh

5 star rated on Tripadvisor

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

TOUR SUMMARY

The Old Edinburgh walking tour is a great experience for anyone wanting to get an understanding of the history of Edinburgh, whilst exploring the evocative streets, closes and wynds of the Old Town.  Throughout your tour, you'll hear a carefully picked selection of Edinburgh's most incredible stories from Robert, your award-winning, local Edinburgh tour guide.

Robert will help you imagine a very different city from the one you will see in front of you. He'll use carefully selected archive images to reveal the Edinburgh that hasn't been seen for hundreds of years.

DETAILS

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

  • £70 total price for a private tour for 5-8 people.

  • 2-hour duration.

  • English language.

  • Meet inside the main gateway of Greyfriars Kirkyard, opposite the Museum of Scotland.  Tour finishes on the other side of the Museum of Scotland.  More information below.

  • Gradients and uneven paving throughout.  One set of steps. 

GUEST REVIEWS

"Robert was exceptional!! His knowledge of Edinburgh’s history, coupled with a great sense of humour and storytelling prowess makes for an unforgettable tour. You leave Edinburgh with an appreciation greater than that of its unforgettable architecture. Highly recommend!"

"This tour was AMAZING. Robert was fantastic and informative. The tour is so well planned out and organized, but somehow he built in enough flexibility to easily tailor aspects of the tour to the topics we were most interested in. I can’t imagine a better tour for anyone interested in experiencing this historic area."

"Robert......what a guy !!!!! Never had someone so full of energy and passion, funny, knowledgeable and just so pleasant and interesting. Would fully recommend taking time to do this tour as was quite possibly the best part of our trip !!!"

"Informative and fun tour of Old Town. Kept my kids ages 14, 7, and 3 all entertained, which is not an easy feat...A great entry to Edinburgh for anyone visiting for the first time!"

BOOK YOUR TOUR

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Free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance.

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Great tour guaranteed, or your ticket price back.

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Tour has an average rating of 5 stars on Tripadvisor.

CALENDAR

SIX FEATURES TO LOVE ABOUT THIS TOUR

YOUR MEETING PLACE

Greyfriars Kirkyard meeting place

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

Google Maps shows only an approximate location.  Your tour finishes next to the National Museum of Scotland (which has two cafeterias and well-maintained restroom facilities)