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Edinburgh Private Walking Tour provided by Ye Olde England Tours

Edinburgh Private Walking Tour

Edinburgh Private Walking Tour
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£216.22
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Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
About
Meeting you at your city centre hotel, we will take you on a private walking tour around Edinburgh with a local and dedicated guide. Not only will you see all the big tourist sights but we will also show you many less known locations.  Along the way you will get to know much more about the history of our beautiful city and some of the people who have made it their home over the last 1500 years.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-6 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-6 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8607P26
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Entry/Admission - Royal Mile
  • Entry/Admission - Grassmarket
  • Entry/Admission - St Giles' Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Calton Hill
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Edinburgh Castle
  • Entry/Admission - The Scottish Parliament
  • Entry/Admission - Scott Monument
Duration
4–6 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We will meet you at your Central Edinburgh hotel (not just the ones listed above).
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • We have earmarked this tour as especially safe during the Coronavirus outbreak due to generally quiet places that we visit where social distancing is generally not a problem. All of our tours are private so it is just you/your family and your guide.  To make it easier and sarer for all concerned we would suggest starting this tour a little later than the usual time, perhaps around 10.30-11am which allows us all to miss rush-hour. We are happy to still come to your hotel to meet you but for the moment we would suggest meeting us at the tour starting point.  This allows you to arrive by a taxi or uber rather than public transport. Please feel free to wear masks throughout or at times during the tour.  Your guide will also have a mask with them.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Entry/Admission - Royal Mile
  • Entry/Admission - Grassmarket
  • Entry/Admission - St Giles' Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Calton Hill
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Edinburgh Castle
  • Entry/Admission - The Scottish Parliament
  • Entry/Admission - Scott Monument
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We will meet you at your Central Edinburgh hotel (not just the ones listed above).
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4–6 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • We have earmarked this tour as especially safe during the Coronavirus outbreak due to generally quiet places that we visit where social distancing is generally not a problem. All of our tours are private so it is just you/your family and your guide.  To make it easier and sarer for all concerned we would suggest starting this tour a little later than the usual time, perhaps around 10.30-11am which allows us all to miss rush-hour. We are happy to still come to your hotel to meet you but for the moment we would suggest meeting us at the tour starting point.  This allows you to arrive by a taxi or uber rather than public transport. Please feel free to wear masks throughout or at times during the tour.  Your guide will also have a mask with them.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Edinburgh Castle
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Royal Mile
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Grassmarket
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    St Giles' Cathedral
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    The Scottish Parliament
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 6
    Calton Hill
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 7
    Scott Monument
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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happievakations
Massachusetts57 contributions
Considerate, Accommodating and Knowledgeable!!
I cannot say enough about this company!! This was our second tour with them. First in London with Stephen the owner who is SO involved and truly cares about his business. I am a pop culture junkie and he made an entire tour up for me! Andrew in Edinburgh was the same. Tell them what your interests are and they will go above and beyond to give you the history of the locations but also make it special for your interests! As someone with chronic illnesses I appreciated that they checked with me ahead of time to let me know there would be steep hills and stairs and offered to hire a car if I needed it (I didnt). I appreciated tips on what to expect, how to dress etc. The castle is functional and can be busy in summer months but the line to get tickets wasnt bc we got loads of history while we waited in line! Exploring the castle at our own pace was lovely. There were castle guides with MASSIVE groups, it was so nice to be off on our own to really take it all in. Lunch after was lovely. It was nice to hear Andy's personal family history rather than just the stories off the plaques. We got so many tips on places to eat etc! I will be hiring them again when we come back in the fall with our extended family... Because, we are getting married at the Castle!!! Thank you so much Andy and Stephen. You are far too overqualified hahaha but I appreciate that you do this out of love for your cites!! See you soon!!!
Written 23 May 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks so much for your kind review. It was so nice to meet someone so enthusastic as to allow us to create personalised tours. It was a real pleasure to meet you and I know Andy feels the same. Can't wait to meet you again when you return for your big day. Congratulations :-) And thanks for touring with us at Ye Olde England Tours.
Written 21 July 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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alicecA1949OO
alicecA1949OO
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Fantastic day out
Stephen has an encyclopaedic knowledge of London facts, stories and trivia. We had a wonderful day that satisfied b
collins617
collins617
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Amazing pub crawl! (err I mean tour!)
This tour was just amazing, entertaining, educational, nutritional, hydrating and fantastic fun. I went with 4 frie
chriso238
chriso238
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Great Educational Pub Tour
I had a fantastic time last Friday on the Historic London Pubs tour. Great tucked away pubs with lots of history an
RoseandMike_B
RoseandMike_B
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Spectacular
Spectacular tour and fantastic tour guide! Thank you Stephen! This was an epic experience.... a jam packed advent
ggoes
ggoes
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Great visit with guide Kevin to HMS Victory and more!
Portsmouth As fans of British Navy historical novels (Patrick OBrian, Hornblower, etc) and biographies of heroes li
MatthewS240
MatthewS240
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Best Pub Tour Ever - with history
Great tour I totally recommend, wonderful venues all backed up with historical anecdotes. Stephen lead us through o
kathryns976
kathryns976
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Durham
A quaint city to visit with lots of shops, bars etc. A good river walk as well as views of the cathedral and castle
georgebJ41JT
georgebJ41JT
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Excellent
Met with Kevin as arranged and with no hassle. Communication was excellent and he immediately put my fiancé and my
Reditran
Reditran
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A brilliant tour with a great guide
This was an absolutely fascinating tour ! Stephen is highly knowledgeable, and shares the information and stories
Tublets1
Tublets1
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Do.Not.Miss.
The knowledge .. the enthusiasm .. you will be unknowingly drawn into the Viking, the Roman, the Tudor era. And the
gorillav2021
gorillav2021
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Great tour, great guide
Excellent tour of the City of London's hidden gems. We went to lots of secret gardens that are tucked away amongst
jillrV6648KD
jillrV6648KD
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Hidden history of the City of London
Stephen is an excellent tour guide and he showed us the most amazing gardens. Hidden away from the bustle and noise
Hardball700
Hardball700
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Amazing tour!
This was by far one of the most fun and informative tours I’ve been on! Stephen was friendly and also very flexible
Hardball700
Hardball700
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Steven took us to see all of the big sites. He was vey knowledgeable!
Fantastic tour and tour guide! Stephen was awesome! I would highly recommend! Dry professional and kept the tour i
Katie M
Katie M
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Old London Town tour - highly recommended
Absolutely fantastic tour with Stephen last week learning plenty of interesting facts along the way. He took us to
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