Explore Edinburgh's Landscapes

Rocky outcrops, windswept coastal paths and tranquil glens where sea meets sky.

  • Private &

  • 4 hours

  • From
    £36.67  GBP per person based on 2 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available (including English)

What you’ll do

Welcome to the beating heart of the highlands, where sea meets sky and ancient monuments perch atop rocky crags.

Follow one of our Edinburgh hosts as you explore Edinburgh’s stunning natural surroundings together, from trails up Arthur’s Seat to catch sight of the city from above, to the windswept coastal paths.

Tackle the imposing hillsides, stroll through the quiet glades or simply enjoy a lazy afternoon in one of the city’s parks. 

The Meadows is a popular picnic destination, as is Holyrood Park, where you can stretch out on a blanket and bask in the happy sounds of friends gathering, balls being kicked around (mind your head) and dogs being walked.

Perhaps you and your host would like to visit the Botanical Gardens together, where you can get a comprehensive feel for the kinds of flora that naturally occur in this part of the world?

Scotland’s natural beauty has inspired many myths - ask your host to share a few tales of auld with you, and as the bagpipes carry across the wind, you’ll be transported back in time.

Experience highlights

  • Join a host and get outdoors in Edinburgh

  • Enjoy a unique itinerary that allows you to enjoy some fresh air and get active during your trip

  • Discover the city’s surrounding natural beauty, as well as the green spaces in its centre

  • Let your host take you on a hike, or relax in a local park

  • Get recommendations from your host about other outdoor activities to enjoy during the rest of your stay in Edinburgh

Good to know

What’s included

  • Private and personalised experience
  • 4 hours with a host
  • Walking experience (other transport can be arranged at an additional cost)
  • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)

What’s not included

  • Food and drink
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs
  • Gratuities (optional)

Meet-up point

  • Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

Cancellation policy

  • Cancel 7 days before the experience for a full refund

How it works

  • Tell us your preferences and book

    See an experience you like and book it. We will ask a few questions to build the right experience with you.

  • Just right for you

    We’ll pair you with the right host based on your personality and interests. Trust us, we know all our hosts personally.

  • The fun bit

    Spend time in the city with your carefullyselected host. You have an itinerary but it’s unscripted so it’s up to you and your host where you go and what you do.

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

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Reviews for this experience


4.9 average | 8 reviews

January 2018

A New Best Friend

Sarah was the single most wonderful tour guide I have had in my lifetime of travelling (36 countries & counting)! My boyfriend and I toured Edinburgh with her for an afternoon, and she was very knowledgeable and friendly! We learned so much about the city in our 4 hours with her. In the end, it felt like we truly made a new best friend. I cannot say enough about Sarah and highly recommend her for anyone looking for a fun and informative tour guide while in Scotland. Grazie mille, Sarah!

Review by Chelsea M

Reviews for Edinburgh


July 2019

City Unscripted Tour: Castle to Arthur’s Seat great experience

We were fortunate to be part of this group with our host Roxane, very pleasant and expert person about Edinburgh's history. Despite the fact that the weather was bad it was very good experience!

Review by Konstantina P


July 2019

All the local culture

I am very interested in the historical culture of Scotland, and very much enjoyed the trip with my host Ms. Alana. She’s professional and informative. We were really happy with the 2-hour trip guided by her. Thank you very much and I am looking forward to the next trip to Scotland.

Review by Joe L


July 2019

Eat Your Way Around Old Town Edinburgh

Our guide Roxana was fantastic. She contacted us before we left the States asking what we'd like to eat, where we wanted to eat etc. We told her we would leave it completely to her discretion and that was a great choice. We decided on small bites rather than a single large meal so we tasted multiple eateries from counter top food to sit down. The day included a few stops to taste the local drinks while eating. It was a fast 3.5 hour tour. Notably, this was her first of this type tour so whoever follows us will only be better so lucky you. Highly recommend asking for Roxana as a guide.

Review by James T

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