Family day in Edinburgh with a local

The mythical haggis bird, Holyrood Park and a jaunt up Arthur’s Seat.

  • Private &

  • 4 hours

  • From
    £50.75  GBP
    per person
    based on 8 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available
    (including English)

You’ll spend a few hours following your Edinburgh host around the beautiful city of Edinburgh, as they create a route for you that is just as unique as your family is!

Edinburgh is infinitely walkable thanks to its compact size, so not to worry about little legs getting tired. You and your tribe will love winding your way through the cobbled streets of Old Town. It feels just like something out of the middle ages, only with much better food.

Visit Edinburgh Castle if you’re feeling feudal, or if the heavens open (which they invariably do), check out an interactive museum.

If there’s energy to burn off, why not take a trip to Holyrood Park and climb Arthur’s Seat?

When you get hungry your host will take you to a cosy eatery, where the youngsters can tuck into a tasty, authentic Scottish meal.

They’ll be sure to take note of any dietary needs and don’t worry, we know that “fussy eater” is a completely legitimate requirement with kids - although maybe you’ll want to try some haggis and hear the legend of the haggis bird! 

Pack your bag(pipes), kick back, and let us help you create special memories with your family to last a lifetime!

  • Join a host who knows the best family friendly spots in Edinburgh

  • Whether your kids are 5 or 15, your host will come up with places they know you’ll all love

  • Enjoy an experience that's tailored to your whole family's interests

  • Visit exciting interactive museums, explore Edinburgh's parks or discover a family friendly neighbourhood

  • Get tips from your host about other great things to do as a family in Edinburgh

  • Get recommendations for the best kid-friendly restaurants in the city

  • Enjoy a stress free day where we take the reins and allow you to experience a bit of the authentic Edinburgh

This experience will be personalized to you!

What’s included

  • Private and personalised experience
  • 4 hours with a host

  • Entrance to Holyrood Park & Palace
  • Walking experience ( if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options )
  • Hotel meet-up ( available on request for central location )

What’s not included

  • Food and drink
  • Tickets to any attractions other than the ones included in the experience
  • Transportation costs
  • Gratuities (optional)

Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

Cancel 7 days before the experience for a full refund

How does it work?

  • 1 Tell us about you!

    Tell us about you!

    Once you book, fill in a quick questionnaire and tell us what you’d like from your experience.
  • 2 We match you with a host

    We introduce you to your perfect local

    Build your perfect experience together
  • 3 The best part!

    The best part!

    Experience the city like you would with a knowledgeable friend living there

If you’re unsure about what experience to book or would like more information on how it all works, just email me here. I or someone from our Customer Experience Team will get in touch so we can suggest the perfect personalized experience for you.

If you prefer to speak to someone, feel free to send us your WhatsApp or cell number and we’ll give you a call back.

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Reviews for this experience

Great experience and guide

Sarah was a fabulous local host. She showed us all the sights of Edinburgh and gave us lots of interesting history and stories along the way. She was very flexible in what we did and where we went to meet our needs. If you book this experience ask for Sarah.

May 2017

Reviewed by John M , hosted by Sarah

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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 certainly love all the history she shares.

Reviewed by Terry J, hosted by Roxana

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Enjoyed our tour with Michaela. She made the tour memorable. Highly recommend this tour and great job Michaela.

Reviewed by Tamala S, hosted by Michaela

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 take in some local history and see some sights off of the beaten path. We met Michaela after our tour of Edinburgh Castle. We were impressed with her knowledge of the city. She let us take the lead with anything that we wanted to see and do during the afternoon. She was able to show us the best places for souvenirs and the best places for whiskey tasting. It was a very enjoyable and relaxing afternoon with an excellent guide. Thanks so much!!

Reviewed by Rick M, hosted by Michaela

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