Explore Scotland's capital city on

your own private Edinburgh walking tour

We’ll show you famous sights…and hidden surprises! Your private Edinburgh tour provides you with one of the the best possible way to experience the city’s history. Put the (many) guidebooks away and come with us as we reveal closes and wynds, which so many tourists walk past without even realising their significance in history. Many of our TripAdvisor reviews have described us as expert storytellers, and we will help you imagine Edinburgh as it once was. We will bring the buildings, people, and historical events back to life with our carefully researched and well- told stories. So put your maps and guidebooks to one side, bring your cameras and allow us to reveal the rich tapestry of Edinburgh’s history.

Take a walk with us on your very own Edinburgh tour!

We offer half-day and full-day Edinburgh walking tours and can tailor the content to the particular locations or stories which interest you. The duration, subjects covered and start and finish locations are yours to select, offering you the best possible experience for your guests and you Your Edinburgh tour guide leads specialised tours on the Jacobite occupation of 1745, Victorian poverty in Edinburgh, Greyfriars Kirkyard, the Edinburgh of Mary Queen of Scots and a tour of the Old Town and Royal Mile. We can also lead guests into the New Town and we can easily and appropriately incorporate routes suitable for guests with mobility needs. Your exploration of Edinburgh's UNESCO World Heritage Site is safe in our hands!
Edinburgh is a great city to walk in! In Edinburgh it is tricky knowing what to see and it’s even harder to imagine the historical events that happened at the various places you’ll visit. Sometimes it’s also difficult to know what you should be looking for. On your private Edinburgh tour, you’ll get an intimate view of the city’s past. Your local guide will be dressed smartly in a traditional kilt to give you a real flavour of Scottish culture, and he’s incredibly knowledgeable about the places you will visit.

Your highly rated Edinburgh tour guide

Your local Edinburgh tour guide has an average rating of five- stars on TripAdvisor (as of September 2019) and will escort your group on a bespoke tour of Edinburgh's Old Town. Historic Edinburgh Tours has been taking groups of varying sizes for over six years and have won awards for the quality and presentation of our tours. We’ve won two TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence in the last three years.
Quality is key We fully understand that all events organised by you for your guests will reflect on your company, so please rest assured that we are thoroughly professional and courteous. Our tours are carefully researched, and our enjoyment from tour guiding comes from the feedback on the quality of service we provide. We’re proud to say that we've got many glowing reviews on our TripAdvisor page. We have successfully undertaken multiple group tours such as those of 50 guests from a university seminar, international conference groups from major manufacturers, as well as smaller groups of international school children. If Edinburgh’s history is what you are looking for, we can deliver it for you with exceptional quality!
Your Edinburgh tour guide in action on the High Street. Things to see in Edinburgh. Pointing out the past on the Royal Mile. Another successful tour of the Old Town! A group on a private Edinburgh tour.
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One of our private groups on an Edinburgh tour.
WHY CHOOSE US FOR YOUR

PERSONALISED EDINBURGH TOUR

“Robert put together a two-hour bespoke walking tour for me and my husband. It formed an invaluable start to my research into the old town during the Victorian period, which is the setting for my next children's book. Robert is extremely knowledgeable about Edinburgh's history and a very personable, eloquent guide who avoids the sensationalism of the typical tourist patter. I'd absolutely recommend one of his tours - you won't regret it!” Sharonnewell01 TripAdvisor review - 17/10/2018
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“JUST BRILLIANT! I booked a private 3-hour tour with Robert - it was fantastic value for money and it really made my trip to Edinburgh even more special and memorable! Robert is a passionate expert, and delivered all these wonderful and fascinating stories about Scottish-Edinburgh history in such a mesmerising and humorous way… I booked Robert after reading the reviews here on TripAdvisor and am so glad I did. Don't even think about - just do it!” ripAdvisor review by MissSerenity - October 2016

Let us design your bespoke private Edinburgh tour!

If you are looking for a very special Edinburgh tour, one which covers locations or stories which are of particular interest to your group, Historic Edinburgh Tours are here to deliver! We can tailor our existing tours or research entirely new ones so that we meet the specifications your guests want. We’ve already crafted completely new tours for a variety of guests including a major Edinburgh school, groups of friends travelling to one of their ‘bucket list’ locations and members of a literary society. We would be honoured to create your perfect Old Edinburgh private tour!
Let us design your bespoke private Edinburgh tour! If you are looking for a very special Edinburgh tour, one which covers locations or stories which are of particular interest to your group, Historic Edinburgh Tours are here to deliver! We can tailor our existing tours or research entirely new ones so that we meet the specifications your guests want. We’ve already crafted completely new tours for a variety of guests including a major Edinburgh school, groups of friends travelling to one of their ‘bucket list’ locations and members of a literary society. We would be honoured to create your perfect Old Edinburgh private tour!
Historic Edinburgh Tours Ltd , 28/2 Bridge Road, Edinburgh, EH13 0LQ
Copyright Historic Edinburgh Tours 2019 Registered in Scotland I SC 454482
Explore Scotland's capital city on your own private Edinburgh walking tour
Your highly rated Edinburgh tour guide Your local Edinburgh tour guide has an average rating of five-stars on TripAdvisor (as of September 2019) and will escort your group on a bespoke tour of Edinburgh's Old Town. Historic Edinburgh Tours has been taking groups of varying sizes for over six years and have won awards for the quality and presentation of our tours. We’ve won two TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence in the last three years.
WHY CHOOSE US FOR YOUR PERSONALISED EDINBURGH TOUR?
HISTORIC EDINBURGH TOURS ARE RATED FIVE-STARS ON TRIPADVISOR
“JUST BRILLIANT! I booked a private 3-hour tour with Robert - it was fantastic value for money and it really made my trip to Edinburgh even more special and memorable! … I booked Robert after reading the reviews here on TripAdvisor and am so glad I did. Don't even think about - just do it!” TripAdvisor review by MissSerenity - October 2016
Edinburgh is a great city to walk in! In Edinburgh it is tricky knowing what to see and it’s even harder to imagine the historical events that happened at the various places you’ll visit. Sometimes it’s also difficult to know what you should be looking for. On your private Edinburgh tour, you’ll get an intimate view of the city’s past. Your local guide will be dressed smartly in a traditional kilt to give you a real flavour of Scottish culture, and he’s incredibly knowledgeable about the places you will visit.
We include a nod to popular culture! We do love the past, it’s what Historic Edinburgh Tours is all about, but we also know that visitors to the city would like to experience a bit of Edinburgh’s popular culture. We’ll talk about Greyfriars Bobby and show you his statue. Greyfriars Bobby’s statue is the most photographed in Scotland! We’ll also talk about haggis, and yes, we WILL persuade you to try it! Your Edinburgh tour guide will also explain his kilt and ‘Highland’ outfit.
We’ll show you famous sights…and hidden surprises! Your private Edinburgh tour provides you with one of the the best possible way to experience the city’s history. Put the (many) guidebooks away and come with us as we reveal closes and wynds, which so many tourists walk past without even realising their significance in history. Many of our TripAdvisor reviews have described us as expert storytellers, and we will help you imagine Edinburgh as it once was. We will bring the buildings, people, and historical events back to life with our carefully researched and well-told stories. So put your maps and guidebooks to one side, bring your cameras and allow us to reveal the rich tapestry of Edinburgh’s history.
Quality is key We fully understand that all events organised by you for your guests will reflect on your company, so please rest assured that we are thoroughly professional and courteous. Our tours are carefully researched, and our enjoyment from tour guiding comes from the feedback on the quality of service we provide. We’re proud to say that we've got many glowing reviews on our TripAdvisor page. We have successfully undertaken multiple group tours such as those of 50 guests from a university seminar, international conference groups from major manufacturers, as well as smaller groups of international school children. If Edinburgh’s history is what you are looking for, we can deliver it for you with exceptional quality!
“Robert put together a two-hour bespoke walking tour for me and my husband. It formed an invaluable start to my research into the old town during the Victorian period, which is the setting for my next children's book. Robert is extremely knowledgeable about Edinburgh's history and a very personable, eloquent guide who avoids the sensationalism of the typical tourist patter. I'd absolutely recommend one of his tours - you won't regret it!” Sharonnewell01 TripAdvisor review - 17/10/2018
We offer half-day and full-day Edinburgh walking tours and can tailor the content to the particular locations or stories which interest you. The duration, subjects covered and start and finish locations are yours to select, offering you the best possible experience for your guests and you Your Edinburgh tour guide leads specialised tours on the Jacobite occupation of 1745, Victorian poverty in Edinburgh, Greyfriars Kirkyard, the Edinburgh of Mary Queen of Scots and a tour of the Old Town and Royal Mile. We can also lead guests into the New Town and we can easily and appropriately incorporate routes suitable for guests with mobility needs. Your exploration of Edinburgh's UNESCO World Heritage Site is safe in our hands!
Call us : +44 (0)7590 026 077
Call us : +44 (0)7590 026 077