• Edinburgh Tours & Experiences With Locals - Private & Personalised Book a like-minded Local Host to explore Edinburgh together and experience the best of the city based on your interests
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Edinburgh Experiences
100% private and personalised to what you want to see and do
Do Edinburgh like a local
Get advice or be shown around by a like-minded Local host
Money back guarantee
We'll refund your money if you're not happy with your experience
Kids go free
Kids up to 15 years old go free

How it works

find and book

Find and book an experience or browse our Locals' profiles and book your favourite Local Host directly

tell us about you

Tell us about you, your personality and passions, the places and things you want to see and the type of experience you are after

chat & plan

We'll assign the best Local Host for you (if you didn't book one directly) and your Host will be in touch to plan a personalised experience for you

explore together

Meet up and explore the city together. Experience the places, things and people that locals love and which make the city unique

Our Local Hosts in Edinburgh

Select a Local Host and book them to just get advice or to see the city together

Not sure which Local to book? We know each of our Locals individually, so leave it to us to find the Local who best matches your interests, personality and requirements. Simply book below and we’ll be in touch within 24 hours to find out more about you so we can choose a like-minded Local who can create an experience in Edinburgh that you will love. Alternatively, contact us directly at bookings@cityunscripted.com to let us know the proposed details of your trip so we can find the perfect Local for you!

  • Your Perfect Local Is Great For

    Bar lovers, Budget travellers, Disabled travellers, First time visitors, Foodies, Halal food, High-end travellers, Hip / Trendy scene, LGBT scene, New residents, Off the beaten-path, Partying & clubbing, Senior travellers, Solo travellers, Travellers with babies, Travellers with kids, Travellers with teenagers, Vegans, Vegetarians

  • Languages

    English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Mandarin, Korean, Japanese, Hindi, Italian, German, Dutch, & many others

Hello! My name is Sarah, I am a bilingual tour guide in English and Italian. My main passions are history, human beings and performing, that is why I became a tour guide. I have several years experience guiding in one of the main historical attractions in the city and working with the public. Being empathetic is a fundamental skill when working with people, that is why my tours are different according to the age, nationality and needs of my customers. Delivering tours, for me, means also to have a good time and my enjoyment is infectious. Edinburgh is a vibrant jewel immersed in history and culture and it will be a joy to share it with you!

  • Sarah Is Great For

    Budget travellers, Disabled travellers, First time visitors, Foodies, Senior travellers, Solo travellers, Travellers with babies, Travellers with kids, Travellers with teenagers, Vegetarians

  • Languages

    English, Italian

I'm a Chemical Physics graduate currently running The Potter Trail (Edinburgh's Harry Potter tours), touring science shows for kids with the Edinburgh International Science Festival and aspiring to be a comedy writer/performer with my sketch group Planet Caramel. I'm very outgoing and enjoy learning from other people. I'm always looking to entertain and get great pleasure in communicating ideas in a clear and interesting way. Comedy is my main passion in life and I try to inject a bit of it into everything I do. The Edinburgh Fringe is my Christmas and I've performed in it every year since 2011. I'm already very experienced as a tour guide receiving almost exclusively 5 star reviews on Trip Advisor for my tours. My enthusiasm for Edinburgh is boundless and I am to make you love this city as much as I do!

  • Richard Is Great For

    Off the beaten-path, Budget travellers, Bar lovers, Hip / Trendy scene

  • Languages

    English

I am 67 years of age, married (to Fiona) with two grown-up daughters (Hannah, 26, and Claire, 22). I was born near London (so don't have a scottish accent unfortunately), but moved to Edinburgh 35 years ago. I worked until 2013 in senior marketing and sales roles in the alcoholic drinks industry....since then I have been working as a business contractor on a part-time basis. My main interests are sports, cinema, walking, and reading. I was fortunate in my working life in being able to create working partnerships with some of the principal Edinburgh Fringe performance venues....so, since giving up full-time work I've really come to appreciate Edinburgh in August !

  • Doug Is Great For

    Bar lovers, Budget travellers, First time visitors, Foodies, High-end travellers, New residents, Off the beaten-path, Senior travellers, Solo travellers, Travellers with kids

  • Languages

    English

I am friendly and have a great sense of humour according to those who know me and I enjoy walking and discovering new places every time I get the chance. I can speak Italian fluently and I can understand Spanish, which I am also studying at the moment. I am always early everywhere I go, just a habit I developed early. What I love mostly about Edinburgh is the time after Fringe or Hogmanay, when it is quieter and you get to see what it is really like to live here.

  • Luiza Is Great For

    Bar lovers, Budget travellers, First time visitors, Foodies, New residents, Solo travellers

  • Languages

    English, Italian, Romanian

I am currently a Chemistry student at the University of Edinburgh and have stayed in Edinburgh my whole life. I love the city and love discovering new and exciting things here. I have tour guiding experience and know the history behind it. I am overall you're typical Scot! I love visiting historical places such as museums and art galleries. I personally love to travel and understand it comes with a budget so I have discovered all the free and exciting things to do in the city. I'm a very friendly and laid back person who will get along with anyone.

  • Megan Is Great For

    First time visitors

  • Languages

    English

I have been a member of couchsurfing for 5 years now and have received positive reviews from people all over the world. This just seems like a natural progression from that. I already give my guests tips on things to do in Edinburgh depending on the tastes. I really enjoy meeting new people and am proud to show them the city I live in through my eyes.

  • James Is Great For

    Bar lovers, Budget travellers, First time visitors, Foodies, LGBT scene, New residents, Off the beaten-path, Senior travellers, Solo travellers, Vegetarians

  • Languages

    English

I am an Edinburgh boy, born and bred. I’ve been a taxi driver for 16 years and a qualified tour guide for 1 year. I am so passionate about Edinburgh. It is a wonderful place to live and the history, building, views and culture are spectacular. Come on a half day or full day tour of the Old town and or new towns and see the UNESCO protected Ancient architecture of the old town and the grand Georgian architecture of the New Town. I also specialise in Outlander tours. I have knowledge of all the locations and this can be incorporated into a 1-3 day tour depending on your requirements. For younger folk I also specialise in Harry Potter tours. I am also a keen runner and walker with extensive knowledge of Edinburgh, The Pentland Hills, Loch Leven, West highland way etc. I also have extensive knowledge of the Jacobite uprisings and can show you all the places where Bonnie Prince Charlie stayed in Edinburgh when he took over the city in 1745. Each tour is bespoke to your exact needs.

  • Stephen Is Great For

    Bar lovers, Budget travellers, Disabled travellers, First time visitors, Foodies, High-end travellers, LGBT scene, New residents, Off the beaten-path, Senior travellers, Solo travellers, Travellers with babies, Travellers with kids, Travellers with teenagers

  • Languages

    English

Peace of mind

Trustworthy

Trustworthy

All our Local Hosts are friendly, knowledgeable and trustworthy

Interviewed

Interviewed

We meet and interview all our Local Hosts to ensure they meet our strict criteria

Insured

Insured

We have tour operator insurance to protect your peace of mind

Guaranteed

Guaranteed

We are so confident that you will love your experience that if you don't we will refund your money*