Zoom
with a local in
Edinburgh

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
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.

$40.66 per person

2 hours

Discover secret Edinburgh
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

$43.26 per person

3 hours

Half day in Edinburgh with a local
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!

$47.43 per person

4 hours

Ultimate Edinburgh food experience
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

$83.13 per person

3 hours

A night in Edinburgh with a local
Night tours

A night in Edinburgh with a local

Explore beautiful Edinburgh after dark, guided by your host! From walking along the Royal Mile to mingling with the locals at a bar, it's up to you!

$61.71 per person

4 hours

Family day in Edinburgh with a local
Family Friendly

Family day in Edinburgh with a local

Discover the best of Edinburgh to be enjoyed by the whole family on an experience tailored to by a host who knows what the kids will love to explore.

$70.10 per person

4 hours

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types of travelers

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for all types
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Latest reviews from our guests

    The three-hours “Scotch Tour Edinburgh” with Doug was the best and most efficient tour for such a complex endeavor. Doug brought it all in a nutshell with a wonderful magnification glass. The discussions were thorough and enlightening. This did not only apply to whisky, but to questions of architecture of the bar or to comparisons with wine-tasting, where Doug also had good knowledge and concepts. The four chosen spots – strolling through the old and the new town - provided such a good mixture that I have repeated the tour a few days later with friends. So, a strong recommendation for all Whisky enthusiasts visiting Edinburgh. George J, 78YO, Switzerland September 2022

    September 2022

    Hans-Jürg J

    Great seeing the city history on the way to the pubs.

    September 2022

    Susan C

    Personalized Scotch Tour Edinburgh with a Local Expert The three-hours “Scotch Tour Edinburgh” with Doug was the best and most efficient tour for such a complex endeavor. Doug brought it all in a nutshell with a wonderful magnification glass. The discussions were thorough and enlightening. This did not only apply to whisky, but to questions of architecture of the bar or to comparisons with wine-tasting, where Doug also had specific knowledge and concepts. The four chosen spots – strolling through the old and the new town - provided such a good mixture that I have repeated the tour a few days later with friends. So, a strong recommendation for all Whisky enthusiasts visiting Edinburgh. George J, 78YO, Switzerland September 2022

    August 2022

    Thomas L

    I visited Edinburgh for the first time this August, and I was looking for a private tour. This one was everything I was looking for. Brian was knowledgeable and fun to talk to. We spent half the day walking around and talking history, which was fantastic.

    September 2022

    Roua 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!