What you'll do
On your fully personalised experience, visit the top sights you’d love to tick off your Edinburgh bucket list as well as visiting the authentic spots that are recommended by your Local Host, giving you a unique insider’s perspective on life in the city that you wouldn’t find in a guidebook.
Stop for lunch at a cafe, restaurant or street food market recommended by your Local Host, a spot where you can try authentic local cuisine and which suits your preferences, budget and dietary requirements. In the afternoon, you may want to slow down (and warm up!) with a coffee or a wee dram at a neighbourhood cafe or bar that your local loves.
Your Local Host will also advise you on the best way to spend the following days of your trip, allowing you to discover other areas of Edinburgh that you will love.
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
* 8 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 to know the real Edinburgh with a local
* See the city's most famous sites in one day
* Your local will design a bespoke route for you which takes in the city's highlights
* Discover the main attractions as well as the hidden gems that are tucked away nearby and avoid the tourist traps
* Eat delicious local dishes, at places that are loved by locals or from the most popular neighbourhood street food markets and stalls
* Get tips and tricks for the rest of your stay
Must See Edinburgh in a Day | EdinburghReview by: Tracy F
Ended in a great pub!
Doug was a local who loved his city.
Must See Edinburgh in a Day | EdinburghReview by: Link N
Wonderful Tour of Edinburgh
Sarah was prompt in meeting us at our flat and once introductions were complete the information started flowing. She took care in making sure she addressed our list of items we wanted to see and hear about. She provided suggestions of restaurants and other activities to do with our time in Edinburgh. Sarah is very knowledgeable about Edinburgh and Scotland's history. She was also available to answer several questions we had during the rest of our stay on Edinburgh.
Must See Edinburgh in a Day | EdinburghReview by: Brigit B
Must See Edinburgh in a Day | EdinburghReview by: Melanie F
This tour exceeded any expectations I had. Sarah knew so much history of the city and knew all the places to go for a true Edinburgh experience. She was so personable and nice that the day literally flew by. The highlight of the day was the breathtaking view of the city that she showed us near one of the attractions. If I was to book again I would definitely request Sarah, she did an exemplary job!