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Kickstart Your Trip


6 reviews
3 hours | from £40.00 pp
Start your trip to Edinburgh off right with a like-minded Local Host to give you a unique insider’s perspective on this historical city. Get the best of both worlds as you explore the most iconic sights in the beautiful Old Town and discover secret spots tucked away just around the corner. Stroll along the famous Royal Mile and take in the main attractions, seeing this architecturally stunning area through the eyes of a local. Tick the famous sights off your bucket list from the Castle to Holyrood Palace, and refuel at a cafe or pub that's off the tourist trail for an authentic taste of Scottish life.
3 hrs
Start when you want
Private & personalised

What you'll do

Join a Local Host to wander through an area of Edinburgh and discover the main tourist sites as well as hidden local gems along the way, seeing the highlights and getting familiar with the city.Read more +

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. 


What's Included

* 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)


Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 7 days before your experience and get a full refund.  


Meeting Point

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.

Experience Highlights

* 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

Total: GBP
per adult
Start when you want

You can specify your preferred start time after booking

Experience type
Private and personalised to what you want to see and do.
Multiple languages available. Request at time of booking.
Kids go free
Kids up to 12 years old go free


Michael J

Sehr schön. Sehr persönlich und damit individuell.

Danke an Dough für die netten drei Stunden und die tollen Lokationen wie auch die Vorstellung und Unterhaltung.

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.


Thank you!

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.

Irene G

I would definitely recommend a private tour with Richard.

I had a lovely time, during my private tour in Edinburgh this morning. My local tourguide Richard Duffy is a very nice man, with who I could talk and laugh a lot. He told me many things about Edinburgh and we decided together what we were gonna do and see. It was a wonderful, kind of Unscottish warm day and that even made it more beautiful. Saw the most gorgeous views, while Richard explained everything we saw. He also was very interested in who I am and how I got to Edinburgh. Richard, start watch Outlander. You won't regret it.