See the history of the Old Town with your own private Edinburgh guide.
“We all really enjoyed this tour of Greyfriars, Grassmarket and other places of historic interest in central Edinburgh. I learnt a lot and all delivered with warm humour and authority. These stories and tales of princesses, palaces and poo kept us entertained and informed accompanied by stunning buildings and illustrated with images of bygone years. Would highly recommend.” Marie H TripAdvisor review - November 2019
During these strange times, we know that you will be wanting the safest possible way to explore Edinburgh. We’ve decided to pause our scheduled group tours and offer our range of Edinburgh walking tours as private bookings. Our Old Edinburgh tour, Greyfriars Kirkyard tour, Victorian poverty tour and Royal Mile tours are all available as private tours - just yourself and the people you book on the tour will be there. We can also try to accommodate the time that is most suitable for you. Please contact us about your desired tour and time. Contact us now for availability and to secure your preferred date and time.
“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.” TripAdvisor review by CircleMajik - May 2018
Days: It’s your tour - you select the day and time!
Prices: Groups of up to 4 = £40/ Groups of 5-8 = £60
Duration: 2 hours (approx).
Meeting place: Main entry to Greyfriars Kirkyard
Candlemaker Row, EH1 2QQ
Our Edinburgh guided tours all get to see many of the locations as they once looked through careful use of our extensive archive. We'll look at some of Edinburgh's classic stories - such as Greyfriars Bobby. Your Edinburgh guide pointing out the past to a group.

THE PERFECT FAMILY TOUR

Edinburgh has many dark and gory stories, perfect for adult groups wanting the ‘low-down’ on life in the Old Town. Children often also love these stories, but they need a very careful, age-appropriate telling. Robert, your Edinburgh guide, is a qualified educator with over twenty years of experience as a primary school teacher. He knows how to pitch stories to your family and can offer alternative tales for your family’s enjoyment. He’s very ‘in-tune’ with what your youngsters may, or may not, wish to discover on this private tour of Edinburgh!
Your guide is a qualified teacher and can 'pitch' private tours to your children's level.
KEY INFORMATION
OUR MOST POPULAR TOURS - WHENEVER YOU WANT THEM

PRIVATE EDINBURGH TOUR

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PRIVATE TOUR OF EDINBURGH’S OLD TOWN

WHAT WILL YOU SEE ON YOUR

OLD EDINBURGH WALKING TOUR?

YOUR COMPREHENSIVE OLD

EDINBURGH TOUR

Whichever tour you choose, your guide Robert will come prepared with an extensive knowledge of the people, locations and stories he’ll use on the tour. Edinburgh’s past will be shared in vivid detail. Sometimes he will use buildings as his main ‘prop’, other times he will reveal the past using an A3 book of images. We always think there’s something special about sharing the secrets of events which happened right where you will be standing on this tour! We LOVE helping you imagine the sights, sounds, people and buildings from Edinburgh’s fascinating past.

A PICTURE TELLS A

THOUSAND WORDS

Although we get so many compliments about our story-telling ability, we’re aware that nothing brings the past to life like a well-chosen picture. We’ve cherry-picked the Historic Edinburgh Tours archive to give you the best images. We like to think that after our tour, you’ll walk around Edinburgh and imagine it as it once was. We like to think you’ll now have two Edinburghs to enjoy!

YOUR VERY OWN

EDINBURGH GUIDE

Robert will lead your private Edinburgh tour. He was born in Edinburgh, has always lived in Edinburgh, went to university on the Royal Mile and still teaches classes in a school close to the Old Town. You’re in very safe, local, knowledgable hands! Robert has researched, resourced and written every one of our tours and can answer your questions about Edinburgh’s fascinating history. He knows it’s secrets and loves sharing stories of his city!
Please contact us and let us know which tour you’d like us to run privately.
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FRIENDLY LOCAL GUIDE - Robert was born in Edinburgh and has lived here all his life.
SEE THE SIGHTS - Including Greyfriars Kirkyard, the Grassmarket, Victoria St, the Royal Mile, Parliament Square, an Old Town close and Old College.
OFF THE BEATEN PATH - We take you to some ‘hidden’ gems’ many visitors completely miss.
A VISUAL TOUR - Your guide uses an A3 book with images which will show you how Edinburgh once looked.
EXCELLENCE - This tour has an average ‘five-star’ rating on Tripadvisor.
FIVE REASONS TO COME ON THIS

PRIVATE TOUR OF EDINBURGH

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We’ve changed the way we do our private Edinburgh tours! You can now book ANY of our regular guided walks for your guests and you. This choice gives you a private experience, at a very cost-effective price and the peace of mind that comes with a small group with only your guide and yourselves. Choose from our; Old Edinburgh walking tour Victorian poverty tour Royal Mile tour and our Greyfriars Kirkyard tour.
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Registered in Scotland I SC 454482
28/2 Bridge Road, Edinburgh, EH13 0LQ
Copyright Historic Edinburgh Tours Ltd 2020
Registered in Scotland I SC 454482
28/2 Bridge Road, Edinburgh, EH13 0LQ
During these strange times, we know that you will be wanting the safest possible way to explore Edinburgh. We’ve decided to pause our scheduled group tours and offer our range of Edinburgh walking tours as private bookings. Our Old Edinburgh tour, Greyfriars Kirkyard tour, Victorian poverty tour and Royal Mile tours are all available as private tours - just yourself and the people you book on the tour will be there. We can also try to accommodate the time that is most suitable for you. Please contact us about your desired tour and time. Contact us now for availability and to secure your preferred date and time.
OUR MOST POPULAR TOURS - WHENEVER YOU WANT THEM!

PRIVATE EDINBURGH TOUR

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT YOUR

OLD TOWN OF EDINBURGH TOUR

“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.” TripAdvisor review by CircleMajik - May 2018
WHAT WILL YOU SEE ON YOUR

OLD EDINBURGH WALKING TOUR?

CLICK HERE TO BOOK THIS TOUR
“We all really enjoyed this tour of Greyfriars, Grassmarket and other places of historic interest in central Edinburgh. I learnt a lot and all delivered with warm humour and authority. These stories and tales of princesses, palaces and poo kept us entertained and informed accompanied by stunning buildings and illustrated with images of bygone years. Would highly recommend.” Marie H TripAdvisor review - November 2019
FIVE REASONS TO COME ON THIS

PRIVATE TOUR OF EDINBURGH

Days: It’s your tour - you select the day and time!
Prices: Groups of up to 4 = £40/ Groups of 5-8 = £60
Duration: 2 hours (approx).
Meeting place: Main entry to Greyfriars Kirkyard
Candlemaker Row, EH1 2QQ

THE PERFECT FAMILY TOUR

Edinburgh has many dark and gory stories, perfect for adult groups wanting the ‘low-down’ on life in the Old Town. Children often also love these stories, but they need a very careful, age-appropriate telling. Robert, your Edinburgh guide, is a qualified educator with over twenty years of experience as a primary school teacher. He knows how to pitch stories to your family and can offer alternative tales for your family’s enjoyment. He’s very ‘in-tune’ with what your youngsters may, or may not, wish to discover on this private tour of Edinburgh!
KEY INFORMATION

YOUR COMPREHENSIVE OLD

EDINBURGH TOUR

Whichever tour you choose, your guide Robert will come prepared with an extensive knowledge of the people, locations and stories he’ll use on the tour. Edinburgh’s past will be shared in vivid detail. Sometimes he will use buildings as his main ‘prop’, other times he will reveal the past using an A3 book of images. We always think there’s something special about sharing the secrets of events which happened right where you will be standing on this tour! We LOVE helping you imagine the sights, sounds, people and buildings from Edinburgh’s fascinating past.

A PICTURE TELLS A THOUSAND

WORDS

Although we get so many compliments about our story-telling ability, we’re aware that nothing brings the past to life like a well-chosen picture. We’ve cherry-picked the Historic Edinburgh Tours archive to give you the best images. We like to think that after our tour, you’ll walk around Edinburgh and imagine it as it once was. We like to think you’ll now have two Edinburghs to enjoy!

EACH OF OUR EDINBURGH TOURS

HAS A FIVE STAR RATING!

We’ve changed the way we do our private Edinburgh tours! You can now book ANY of our regular guided walks for your guests and you. This choice gives you a private experience, at a very cost-effective price and the peace of mind that comes with a small group with only your guide and yourselves. Choose from our; Old Edinburgh walking tour Victorian poverty tour Royal Mile tour and our Greyfriars Kirkyard tour.

YOUR VERY OWN EDINBURGH

GUIDE

Robert will lead your private Edinburgh tour. He was born in Edinburgh, has always lived in Edinburgh, went to university on the Royal Mile and still teaches classes in a school close to the Old Town. You’re in very safe, local, knowledgable hands! Robert has researched, resourced and written every one of our tours and can answer your questions about Edinburgh’s fascinating history. He knows it’s secrets and loves sharing stories of his city!
Please contact us and let us know which tour you’d like us to run privately.
CLICK HERE TO BOOK THIS TOUR
FRIENDLY LOCAL GUIDE - Robert was born in Edinburgh and has lived here all his life.
SEE THE SIGHTS - Including Greyfriars Kirkyard, the Grassmarket, Victoria St, the Royal Mile, Parliament Square, an Old Town close and Old College.
OFF THE BEATEN PATH - We take you to some ‘hidden’ gems’ many visitors completely miss.
A VISUAL TOUR - Your guide uses an A3 book with images which will show you how Edinburgh once looked.
EXCELLENCE - This tour has an average ‘five- star’ rating on Tripadvisor.
Text/Call us : +44 (0)7590 026 077
BOOK ANY TOUR
WE CAN ONLY TAKE GUESTS WHO HAVE PRE-BOOKED
VIDEO COMING SOON RATED 5 ON TRIPADVISOR See the history of the Old Town with your own private Edinburgh guide.