What you'll do
Follow the unique route which your Local Host has designed specifically for you, exploring the most iconic attractions as well as gaining a local’s perspective on these famous spots and discover a few hidden gems along the way.
Your local will give your trip a kickstart, helping you to make the most of your time in Edinburgh by showing you the highlights in the area you want to explore.
Your Local Host will also advise you on the best way to spend the rest of your trip, helping you to discover other areas of Edinburgh that they know you’ll love, as well as sharing their local travel tips so you won’t fall into the tourist traps!
What To Expect
We’ll be in touch within 24 hours after booking to find out more about your personality and interests so we can assign a like-minded local who can create a bespoke experience for you.
Your Local Host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary and agree a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
Your Local Host may also suggest adjustments or new routes if they feel that there is something just around the corner that you may enjoy, or perhaps if the weather affects your itinerary.
Although you will see the main attractions in the area, your Local Host will also help you to discover the places, things and stories that you won’t find in a guidebook and that make the city unique.
* Private and personalised experience
* 3 hours with a Local Host
* Walking experience (other transport can be arranged at an additional cost)
What's Not Included
* Food and drinks
* Tickets to any attractions
* Transportation costs
* Gratuities (optional)
Cancel up to 7 days before your experience and get a full refund.
Your meeting point is flexible, and to be agreed with your Local Host. Meet-up at your hotel or accommodation can be requested, or your Local Host will meet you at a convenient location close to the start of your experience.
* Get familiar with the best ways to navigate the city
* See the most famous attractions in the area you would like to explore
* Get tips and tricks from a local about things to do during your stay
* Ask any questions you have about exploring Edinburgh and where to visit
* Experience the real Edinburgh with a local
Kickstart Your Trip | EdinburghReview by: Christina M
Edinburgh ganz persönlich
James war der perfekte Guide. Er hat uns einen super Eindruck über die Stadt vermittelt, was uns als Edinburgh-Anfängern sehr geholfen hat. Schon einige Tage zuvor hat er uns tolle Tipps geschickt, die unseren Aufenthalt rund um die Tour zu einem sehr schönen Erlebnis gemacht haben. So sind wir nie in Touristenfallen gelaufen. Immer wieder sehr gerne.
Kickstart Your Trip | EdinburghReview by: Diana
We had a lovely young student. She had a lot of knowledge and proud of her city which is a pleasant surprise as most would take what they have for granted as some young Aussies do back home. I would like to pass on my personal thanks to Zainab.
Kickstart Your Trip | EdinburghReview by: Lisa F
2 hour private tour of Edinburgh with a local
Stuart was the best guide and host ever. He clearly read about our interests and requests and spent time and thought planning out the perfect tour to meet our family's desires. The weather was terrible, but despite that, we were able to overlook the rain and snow and just enjoy our time around the city with Stuart. His positive attitude, excitement, and knowledge managed to make it very enjoyable, and I would recommend this experience with him to anyone!!