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Edinburgh Private Walking Tour provided by Iconic Tours

Edinburgh Private Walking Tour

Edinburgh Private Walking Tour
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About
Gain a personalized insight into the Scottish capital of Edinburgh from your guide on this private Edinburgh walking tour that’s perfect for couples, families, small groups, or anyone who wants a personal guide to the city. Explore Greyfriars Kirk, the Royal Mile, and Old Town, and leave with restaurant recommendations tailored to your travel style.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Personalize your experience of Edinburgh with this private walking tour
  • Hear tales of history, royalty, and murder—all tailored to your interests
  • Enjoy recommendations for restaurants and bars to visit after your tour
  • Get a local’s view of the city’s hidden spots from your guide
What to expect
  • Greet your private guide at St. Giles’ Cathedral and get introduced before you set off on your walking tour of Edinburgh’s Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As you stroll, your guide tells tales of characters who have left their mark on the city, inspired books, or shaped the city’s rich history. Visit spots around the Old Town, the notorious Royal Mile, and the 17th-century church known as Greyfriars Kirk. Your guide takes you to a mix of big-ticket attractions and off-the-path gems. As this is a private tour, you can ask as many questions as you’d like, including recommendations for drinks or dinner later. You finish in a central Edinburgh location: Your guide will ensure you know where to go.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Personalize your experience of Edinburgh with this private walking tour
  • Hear tales of history, royalty, and murder—all tailored to your interests
  • Enjoy recommendations for restaurants and bars to visit after your tour
  • Get a local’s view of the city’s hidden spots from your guide
What to expect
  • Greet your private guide at St. Giles’ Cathedral and get introduced before you set off on your walking tour of Edinburgh’s Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As you stroll, your guide tells tales of characters who have left their mark on the city, inspired books, or shaped the city’s rich history. Visit spots around the Old Town, the notorious Royal Mile, and the 17th-century church known as Greyfriars Kirk. Your guide takes you to a mix of big-ticket attractions and off-the-path gems. As this is a private tour, you can ask as many questions as you’d like, including recommendations for drinks or dinner later. You finish in a central Edinburgh location: Your guide will ensure you know where to go.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8616P3
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
  • Saint Giles' Cathedral Cafe, St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh EH1 1RE, UK We meet at the main steps to St Giles Cathedral which is on the Royal Mile just across the street from Royal Mile Whiskies.
Additional information
  • Tours leave from the main entrance of St Giles' Cathedral on the Royal Mile. You will recognize your guide from the name badge around their neck
  • Please arrive at least five minutes early
  • Please dress for the Edinburgh weather, which can be very irregular
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Saint Giles' Cathedral Cafe, St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh EH1 1RE, UK We meet at the main steps to St Giles Cathedral which is on the Royal Mile just across the street from Royal Mile Whiskies.
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Tours leave from the main entrance of St Giles' Cathedral on the Royal Mile. You will recognize your guide from the name badge around their neck
  • Please arrive at least five minutes early
  • Please dress for the Edinburgh weather, which can be very irregular
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Robin G
2 contributions
Great tour.
Aug. 2020 • Couples
Our guide Gillian was fantastic. A fascinating tour delivered with bags of enthusiasm keeping us all engaged and laughing on occasions as well as wincing at some of the dreadful things that’s happened in the 1700s! We were two Middle agers and two twenty somethings and Gillian got it spot on. Thank you👍
Written August 24, 2020
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Catherine R
St. Albans, UK13 contributions
Great personalised walking tour of Edinburgh with a knowledgeable, local guide.
Aug. 2020 • Family
Will was very knowledgable, and all the family enjoyed the tour. It was a really personalised, with lots of chances to ask questions. Highly recommended.
Written August 8, 2020
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willrobb77
Dear 464catheriner, many thanks for taking the time to write a review. It was a pleasure to meet you all and I am very happy that the whole family enjoyed the tour.
Written August 12, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Cajun_traveler405
New Orleans, LA100 contributions
Edinburgh tour
Spent the day with Will touring the city of Edinburgh. We covered old town in the morning and new town after lunch. Had been to the city many times before, but had never taken tour. Found the day fascinating. Learned a lot about the history of Edinburgh, but also about what it is like to live there now. Will did a great job. Was a pleasure spending day with him. Highly recommend.
Written March 1, 2020
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Dear Cajun_traveler405, Many thanks for taking the time to write a review and I am really happy you got to see a different side of Edinburgh and learn more about our great city and it's people despite the fact you have visited several times before. I look forward to meeting you again and showing you more of Scotland next time.
Written April 9, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

patriciasZ9374MF
Spokane, WA4 contributions
A fantastic private photo tour in Edinburgh!
Oct. 2019
I requested a tour to catch Edinburgh in the "Golden Hours" and Will Robb was happy to provide me with excellent sites around the city in the beautiful late afternoon light. He not only showed me places to take excellent photos, he showed me how to make better use of my digital SLR. And, along the way, he told me stories about the city I would never had learned without the expertise of a local. I highly recommend this for any traveler!
Written November 2, 2019
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Dear patriciasZ9374MF, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, it is very much appreciated. It was my pleasure to meet you and show you around Edinburgh from just before sunset through to the darker times of night. The photos you got during the Golden Hour were great and thanks for posting up the excellent shot of the Castle from Princes Street gardens. Many thanks and I hope you come and visit again soon. Will
Written November 7, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

TarHeelBorn1
Raleigh, North Carolina175 contributions
Excellent private photo tour
Oct. 2019
I had a private photo tour with Chris. It was an amazing experience. Chris is a very knowledgeable and talented photographer, a very good tour guide, and great person to spend a few hours with. I highly recommend any type of tour with Chris, but the photography is an extra special adventure. Chris worked with my timing, my interests, and answered all sorts of photography and history questions. Highly recommended!
Written October 21, 2019
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Dear TarHeelBorn1, Many thanks for your review of your tour with Chris. He is a great photographer, very skilled at what he does and he has a knack of passing that knowledge on. We're very happy this tour was everything you were looking for and more. We hope you can come visit again. Will
Written October 22, 2019
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Pamela A
Minnesota13 contributions
New Town Edinburgh
Sep. 2019
Our guide, Gillian, was wonderful. Charming, humorous, and she certainly knew her stuff! I wished we had booked more tours after exploring the New Town with her.
Written September 7, 2019
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willrobb77
Dear Paschemacher, thank you for your review of Gillian. She is a lovely, charming, funny and very knowledgeable person and we are so happy you enjoyed yourself so much. Hope you can come again. Will
Written September 10, 2019
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Jacqueline707
Darnius7 contributions
What a treat.
Sep. 2019
Gary was fantastic. Very knowledgeable, a great storyteller and a delight to spend 2 and 1/2 hours with. He was agreeable to what we requested, when we wanted to have coffee in the cafe at St Giles, before we actually started our walk on a very chilly morning. He showed us hidden parts of the city which we would have missed on our own.
Written September 6, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
willrobb77
Dest Jacqueline707, Thank you so much for the great review of your tour with Gary. He is always flexible, is full of great stories and has some amazing stories to tell. Safe travels and we hope you can come again. Will
Written September 10, 2019
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Ralf H
9 contributions
Wonderful experience, very diverting, very instructive
Aug. 2019
There is no better way to get to know Edinburgh. Very knowledgable guide, nice walking, good stories.
Written August 17, 2019
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Dear Ralf, Many thanks for the kind review. We love showing people the best of Edinburgh and your guide, David, is a real master of that.
Written August 18, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Joseph Q
2 contributions
Great Experience
Jun. 2019 • Family
Guide was very interesting and engaging with our kids. The guide developed a skit for the kids to participate in and which was an educational experience for the kids to learn from. Very Interesting.
Written August 1, 2019
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willrobb77
Dear josepha.., many thanks for taking the time to write your review for David. He loved showing the kids a "schiltron formation" from some Scottish battles where they used spears and shields to make hedgehog like defensive walls. History is fun when you can actively participate and David is an expert in that.
Written August 9, 2019
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Amy W
5 contributions
Don't get lost in the crowd of a large tour group. This is the way to go!
Jul. 2019 • Family
Our tour guide, Chris, was just wonderful! It was just me, my husband and daughter on the tour (which one would expect on a private tour). It was amazing to have someone who could customize the tour based on our interests. We learned so much about the city. Two and a half hours flew by! Highly recommended if you're looking for a tour where you won't get lost in the crowd.
Written July 29, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
willrobb77
Dear Amy W, thank you so much for the kind review. Chris loved meeting you and showing you the best of the Old Town away from the crowds. We hope you can come visit again some day. Will
Written August 9, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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