Must see Edinburgh with a local

Highland spirit, the mythical haggis bird and a whole lot of character.

  • Private &

  • 8 hours

  • From
    £45.00  GBP
    per person
    based on 8 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available
    (including English)

A full day in Edinburgh, you lucky thing! Reminiscent of an old tapestry, the highland capital is abundant with history (that every barman can tell you about), full of folklore and perches seamlessly atop the crags of its natural landscape.

You’ll follow your Edinburgh host through the city’s antique streets, absorbing every ounce of its rich heritage.

Perhaps you’d like to see some of the city’s famous attractions, like Edinburgh Castle, the Scott Monument or walk the Royal Mile before heading to a cosy pub for a wee dram or two with your host? For a stunning view of Old Town, why not climb Arthur’s Seat?

With your host by your side, you’ll be able to tackle the city as a local might, falling into (or out of) pubs, visiting markets, frequenting bookstores and navigating the most obscure crooks of the oldest neighbourhoods.

Like a good book, you’ll want to discover this charming city over and over again!

  • Get to know Edinburgh’s highways and byways with your host

  • See the most iconic attractions in one day

  • Your host will design a unique experience for you which takes in the highlights and caters to your interests

  • Discover the main sites as well as some hidden gems that are tucked away nearby

  • Eat delicious Scottish dishes at places that are loved by locals, like a popular neighbourhood street food market, an eatery or pub

  • Get recommendations from your host about places to visit for the remainder of your trip

This experience will be personalized to you!

What’s included

  • Private and personalised experience

  • 8 hours with a host
  • 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
  • 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

Ended in a great pub!

Doug was a local who loved his city.

July 2018

Reviewed by Tracy F , hosted by Doug

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.

May 2018

Reviewed by Link N , hosted by Sarah

Edinburgh Tour

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!

July 2017

Reviewed by Melanie F , hosted by Sarah



October 2017

Reviewed by Brigit B , hosted by Sarah

Reviews for Edinburgh

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

Whisky tour

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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