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2 hours in Edinburgh, your way

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    What to Expect
    Your private tour start time can be arranged beforehand at the time of booking, depending on what works for you and your guide. The meeting place for this tour is also picked depending on what places you want to visit that day.

    Please also list any special interests you have (art, architecture, history, culture) at the time of booking to alert your guide, so that he or she can better prepare for your private experience. For this tour you choose your own group size from one to six people. Please note that prices do vary by group size.

    Because this is a private tour, and you can pick where you’d like to go, you can see famous sights of the city or ones that are only known by locals. Go to Edinburgh Castle and see Scotland’s crown Jewels, or go up to Calton Hill to see its monuments and memorials. Please note that tickets to attractions aren't included in this tour price. 

    At the end of your tour, your guide leaves you in a place that works well for you and your group.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Edinburgh, UK
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Private and personalized experience
    • 2 hours with a host
    • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
    • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)
    • Food and drinks
    • Any tickets into attractions/venues
    • Gratuities
    • Public/private transportation during the tour
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Tours are fully personalized so any additional requirements like tickets, transportation and food & drinks can be arranged for an additional cost
    • Private groups are normally no larger than 6 people (if your group is larger, please make this known so that arrangements can be made)
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Popular mentions
    My partner and I had essentially a day-and-a-half in Edinburgh, arriving in the early afternoon on a Friday and leaving early on Sunday morning. In addition to the day trip we'd planned for Saturday, I wanted a way that we could hit some of the highlights of Edinburgh without
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    My family and I (husband and two daughters ages 9 and 11) really enjoyed our custom walking tour with Alana. She is lovely to spend time with and was so interesting to talk to. She showed us all the places we requested and told us things about Edinburgh that we certainly
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    Roxana, our tour guide, was absolutely amazing. We scheduled our tour online, met Roxana at The Hub and started our incredible journey. Instead of heading straight down the extremely busy main street with Fringe enthusiasts, we went down the side-street to Grassmarket, learning
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    I booked a tour and never heard from them about meeting time/place. Days before I called and left messages, messaged through website: nothing. Got a WhatsApp message the day we were supposed to tour to say they were looking for me!? Same treatment for trying to get a refund:
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    About the operator

    This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

    By: CityUnscripted
    29 reviews
    Manhattan, Kansas
    Great way to hit Edinburgh's highlights in a short time!
    My partner and I had essentially a day-and-a-half in Edinburgh, arriving in the early afternoon on a Friday and
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    Miami, Florida
    Learning about Edinburgh
    I took a full day private tour of Edinburgh with Roxana. I had a great day learning all kinds of interesting
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    Robyn M
    North Vancouver, Canada
    Child Friendly Custom Tour of Edinburgh with Alana - FANTASTIC!
    My family and I (husband and two daughters ages 9 and 11) really enjoyed our custom walking tour with Alana. She
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    Great Tour & Guide!
    My husband and I fell in love with Scotland, especially Edinburgh. Our guide, Zainab, was fantastic! She really
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    Vail, Arizona
    Whisky tour
    Enjoyed our tour with Michaela. She made the tour memorable. Highly recommend this tour and great job Michaela.
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    Great Kick Start To Edinburgh
    This tour is a great way to kick start your time in Edinburgh. Roxanna is very knowledgeable and you will
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    Rochester, New York
    Outstanding Day with a local guide!
    We had an outstanding half day tour with Michaela. We had never been to Edinburgh before and wanted the chance to
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    Great day in Edinburgh
    Roxana was a fantastic guide for my one day in Edinburgh. From the start of the tour she made it a real adventure.
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    Boston, Massachusetts
    Private tour
    I had a tour with Finn last week which was great. He was a young, energetic guy who was happy walking with me
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    Mooroolbark, Australia
    What a great way to see the city
    We had a lovely day exploring Edinburgh with Zainab. A lovely person who was so easy to chat to was keen for us
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    Louise H
    Seattle, Washington
    Great walking tour with Alana my private guide.
    I signed up for a walking tour of Edinburgh with a private guide. I have a bit of a hearing issue and wanted to be
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    Rick B
    Thompsontown, Pennsylvania, United States
    Roxana, our tour guide, was absolutely amazing. We scheduled our tour online, met Roxana at The Hub and started
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    Indianapolis, Indiana
    A wonderful first day in Edinburgh!
    Traveling solo and the Half Day with Local was a perfect way to enjoy Day 1. My guide Roxana was great - shared
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    Kalamata, Greece
    City Unscripted Tour: Castle to Arthur’s Seat great experience
    We were fortunate to be part of this group with our host Roxane, very pleasant and expert person about Edinburgh's
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    Boulder, CO
    Eat Your Way Around Old Town Edinburgh
    Our guide Roxana was fantastic. She contacted us before we left the States asking what we'd like to eat, where we
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