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Video call with a local to plan your perfect trip or to ask for local tips, essential info and insider secrets!

City Unscripted Zoom with a local
City Unscripted Zoom with a local
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City Unscripted Zoom with a local

Chat to one of our locals via zoom and get answers to all your questions plus personalized recommendations on things to do, places to go, best local eats and logistics to make your trip a breeze.

How does it work?

  • Tell us about you

    After booking, answer our short questionnaire so we can choose the right host for your video call

  • Chat to your host

    Got questions? Ask away, and get insider tips based on your interests, travel style and what you want to see and do

  • Get your customised plan

    Get a summary of your conversation from your host, including a list of their recommendations and helpful links

City Unscripted Zoom with local

We don’t do deals with restaurants, shops or attractions so you’ll always get unbiased recommendations from our hosts!

Top private tours
in Edinburgh

Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Half day

Half day in Edinburgh with a local

4 hours tailored to what you want to see and do. So whether it's ticking off main sites or discovering hidden gems, it's up to you and your host!

$108.42 per person

4 hours

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Food & Drink

Ultimate Edinburgh food experience

Eat and drink your way through Edinburgh sampling six to eight Scottish specialties with a foodie host who'll tailor the experience to your taste buds

$150.74 per person

3 hours

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City Highlights

A royal walk: Edinburgh Castle to Arthur’s Seat

Walk around the beautiful Old Town and the streets surrounding Edinburgh Castle admiring incredible architecture and discovering hidden gems.

$65.05 per person

2 hours

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Hidden gems

Discover secret Edinburgh

From a secret village to a roof top terrace with spectacular views of the city, your host will unlock the hidden gems you would miss on your own

$86.74 per person

3 hours

Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Food & Drink

Edinburgh whisky experience

Stroll through the historic Old Town with a fellow whisky-lover, stopping to try four whiskies from Scotland’s major whisky-producing regions.

$124.50 per person

3 hours

Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Introduction to the city

Kickstart your trip to Edinburgh

The perfect 3-hour experience for your first day in Edinburgh. Get oriented and gain tips from your host to make the most of the rest of your visit.

$86.74 per person

3 hours

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for all types
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Latest reviews from our guests

    Doug’s knowledge and the atmosphere at each pub. Great whiskey and hospitality. We shared a lot of stories and experiences. We even visited a graveyard monument dedicated to Scottish soldiers who served in the American Civil War.

    November 2023

    John M

    Very knowledgeable and helped me pick out whiskey to take home with me. Enjoyed every minute of the tour and wished it could have lasted longer but the mobility scooter wasn’t cooperating.

    November 2023

    Sara H

    Gwen’s custom tour made for an amazing experience. I feel I saw the highlights and hidden gems. Gwen managed to highlight things of interest specifically to me throughout the tour! Personal and amazing!

    October 2023

    Constance A

    We enjoyed exploring the old town with Graham. He did an excellent job guiding us around to see the sites and learn the history of this part of the city. Graham went out of his way to make sure we had a great place to eat dinner that night as well. Also, this company sent us a short survey before our visit to find out what we wanted to see which was helpful and something I wish other guides would do. I highly recommend this tour.

    October 2023

    Doug K

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Travel planning consultation

Got questions about the city you’re visiting? Our local hosts have all the answers. City Unscripted will set your trip up for success with travel planning tips from our knowledgeable local insiders – the only travel consultants you’ll ever need.

With our simple travel planning service, you can chat with a like-minded local before you even board your flight! We’ll set up a video call or email conversation with a guide in the city you’re visiting, so you can get expert online travel advice to make your travel planning a breeze.

Save yourself the hours of researching online travel advice yourself. Whether you have questions about public transport, need advice on where to stay, or you simply want to arrive at your destination fully prepared with insider tips and tricks, our travel planning service will set you up.

What are you waiting for? Book a tour with City Unscripted and let’s get your travel planning started with top-notch online travel advice from the travel consultants who know it all – the locals!