Explore Scotland's capital city with

your own private Edinburgh tour

This is your private Edinburgh tour; you choose when you want it, where you want it to start and finish and what you want it to cover. It's a great way to explore our wonderful city in a way which best suits the needs of your group.

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.

Why choose us for your personalised Edinburgh tour?

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. 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!

“Do Not UNDERESTIMATE this

FABULOUS tour!

A MUST DO for Edinburgh!

First of all regardless of what I write I will not be able to share how much my family enjoyed this tour. I truly wished I booked more time with Robert, he was the best! My family booked a private tour so our children would have time to focus and interact with Robert. We wanted them to learn about the unique history of Edinburgh and the entire experience was without parallel. Tour selection: There were several tours available, Robert was flexible and offered suggestions of what would fit our goals for the tour and keep our whole family engaged Safety/Security: Robert was perfect gentleman and while walking our family around Edinburgh he ensured our safety, he never crossed the road without waiting for signals or “rushed” through crowds, he placed my children’s safety first and it was noticeable (and greatly appreciated) Enthusiasm: Robert has a passion that is woven through his work, and both my family and I responded to his honest enthusiasm, I again cannot share how wonderful he is - he is the experience as much as the history he is sharing Details, Details, Details: from the visual aids to the LEGO men, Robert had it all! He had maps, activities, and museums to augment his stories, from the clues left by history we had a blast learning about Edinburgh Overall, I hung on every word Robert said. I will be contacting him again, he has been the best tour guide we have had in years.” Circlemajik TripAdvisor review - 31/5/2018

This tour has been given a ‘five-star’ rating on TripAdvisor

Your Edinburgh tour guide Things to see in Edinburgh The pick of our Edinburgh tours One of our favourite things to do in Edinburgh! A group on a private Edinburgh tour

“Just brilliant!

There are quite a few free group tours in Scotland - don't even think about them! 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 wanted to really learn about the history of the city and be enthralled by its fascinating past, and Robert delivered and more. It was brilliant, Robert took me on a journey of multiple historic locations throughout the city and I learnt so much! Don't even bother with the free group tours - they all follow each other around the main city attractions whereas Robert knows exactly where to go and has the fascinating historic story behind each place and more. I booked Robert after reading the reviews here on TripAdvisor and am so glad I did. Don't even think about - just do it!” MissSerenity TripAdvisor review - 28/10/2016

Our Edinburgh tours

Serious stuff!

Contact us

Historic Edinburgh Tours Ltd

28/2 Bridge Road

Edinburgh

EH13 0LQ

robert@historicedinburghtours.co.uk 07590026077

Copyright Historic Edinburgh Tours 2019

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.

Why choose us for your personalised

Edinburgh tour?

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. 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!

Explore Scotland's capital city with

your own private Edinburgh tour.

Your local Edinburgh guide will take you around locations linked to Edinburgh's Victorian past. Your tour focuses on the life of the poor, and it doesn't hold back on the stories of how our Victorian ancestors managed to survive life on the’ lowest rung’ in Scotland's capital city. This two-hour guided tour will cover the poorhouse, lodging houses, the locations of some of the most poverty-stricken houses and of the most crime- ridden streets the Old Town had to offer. We also look at the measures put into place to 'improve' the quality of life for Edinburgh's powerless poor. This isn't the cheeriest tour we've ever planned, but it is a fascinating quest to uncover a part of Edinburgh's history which seems to have been forgotten about.

“Do Not UNDERESTIMATE this

FABULOUS tour!

A MUST DO for Edinburgh!

First of all regardless of what I write I will not be able to share how much my family enjoyed this tour. I truly wished I booked more time with Robert, he was the best! My family booked a private tour so our children would have time to focus and interact with Robert. We wanted them to learn about the unique history of Edinburgh and the entire experience was without parallel. Tour selection: There were several tours available, Robert was flexible and offered suggestions of what would fit our goals for the tour and keep our whole family engaged Safety/Security: Robert was perfect gentleman and while walking our family around Edinburgh he ensured our safety, he never crossed the road without waiting for signals or “rushed” through crowds, he placed my children’s safety first and it was noticeable (and greatly appreciated) Enthusiasm: Robert has a passion that is woven through his work, and both my family and I responded to his honest enthusiasm, I again cannot share how wonderful he is - he is the experience as much as the history he is sharing Details, Details, Details: from the visual aids to the LEGO men, Robert had it all! He had maps, activities, and museums to augment his stories, from the clues left by history we had a blast learning about Edinburgh Overall, I hung on every word Robert said. I will be contacting him again, he has been the best tour guide we have had in years.” Circlemajik TripAdvisor review - 31/5/2018

This tour has been given a ‘five-star’

rating on TripAdvisor

This is your private Edinburgh tour; you choose when you want it, where you want it to start and finish and what you want it to cover. It's a great way to explore our wonderful city in a way which best suits the needs of your group. .

“Just brilliant!

There are quite a few free group tours in Scotland - don't even think about them! 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 wanted to really learn about the history of the city and be enthralled by its fascinating past, and Robert delivered and more. It was brilliant, Robert took me on a journey of multiple historic locations throughout the city and I learnt so much! Don't even bother with the free group tours - they all follow each other around the main city attractions whereas Robert knows exactly where to go and has the fascinating historic story behind each place and more. I booked Robert after reading the reviews here on TripAdvisor and am so glad I did. Don't even think about - just do it!” MissSerenity TripAdvisor review - 28/10/2016
Your Edinburgh tour guide The pick of our Edinburgh tours A group on a private Edinburgh tour Things to see in Edinburgh One of our favourite things to do in Edinburgh!

Serious stuff!

Contact us

Historic Edinburgh Tours Ltd

28/2 Bridge Road

Edinburgh

EH13 0LQ

robert@historicedinburghtours.co.uk 07590026077

Copyright Historic Edinburgh Tours 2019

Call us : +44 (0)7590 026 077
Call us : +44 (0)7590 026 077