City Highlights

Must See Edinburgh with a Local

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

  • (4 reviews)
  • Private &
  • 8 hours
  • From £90.00 GBP per person
  • Walking
  • Multiple languages available (including English)

What you’ll do

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!

Highlights & what to expect

  • 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

Good to know

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)
Cancellation Policy

Cancel 7 days before the experience for a full refund

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The fun bit

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selected host. You have an itinerary but it’s
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where you go and what you do.

This experience’s reviews


5 average | 3 reviews

July 2018

Ended in a great pub!

Doug was a local who loved his city.

Review by Tracy F


4.9 average | 8 reviews

May 2018

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.

Review by Link N


4.9 average | 8 reviews

July 2017

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!

Review by Melanie F

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