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Iconic Tours

#24 of 194 Tours in Edinburgh
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Address: Edinburgh EH5 2GH, Scotland (Formerly Iconic Photo Tours)
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+44 7944 483657
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Hi, we're Will and Chris, Edinburgh locals who are passionate about where...

Hi, we're Will and Chris, Edinburgh locals who are passionate about where we live and love to show you iconic sights, tell you about amazing characters, share fascinating tales and give you the inside stories that only the locals know.

We offer tours to suit everyone's needs, whether you are a solo traveler, on holiday with friends or coming with family of any age.

Our tours are only for small groups or on a private basis and we offer different specialist tours to give you an experience you will never forget. We offer walking and driving tours where we go beyond the usual stories to give you real insight into the history of our country and those who shaped it in easy to understand terms that is fun for all the family. For those wanting something a bit different we also offer photo tours where we use our background as professional photographers to show you how to get the best out of any camera, whether it's a DSLR, compact or smart phone whilst we see wonderful scenes and learn about the places we photograph.

All of our tours are fun, friendly and relaxed. They are not scripted, our routes change depending on the weather and more often that not it's tailored to your needs. We look forward to welcoming you soon.

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US$39.08*
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Edinburgh Private Walking Tour
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Small-Group Photography Walking Tour of Edinburgh
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Small Group Walking Tour of Edinburgh Old Town

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I wanted a trip to Edinburgh to see (and photograph) the sites and after a quick search this was the one I decided on. I met Will outside St Giles Cathedral and from start to... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2015
Colin A
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

I wanted a trip to Edinburgh to see (and photograph) the sites and after a quick search this was the one I decided on. I met Will outside St Giles Cathedral and from start to finish he was the perfect guide, so knowledgeable about Edinburgh and he took me to places I would have never seen if I was using... More 

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Thank Colin A
Willrobb, Owner at Iconic Tours, responded to this review

Dear Colin A, It was a real pleasure to meet you and show you the city, I'm always happy to hear that even for very experienced photographers like yourself there are a few new tricks I can teach. It was my pleasure to show you around the main sights as well as some of those away from the busy areas... More 

Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 August 2015

My trip to Edinburgh was wonderful. The tattoo, the fringe and the photo tour I did with Will were the best. With a couple from China, we were guided through Old Edinburgh on a chilly night. Will was outstanding in his stories and information. Will's tips and mini lessons on how to use my new iPhone 6 and to take... More 

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Thank sherman727
Willrobb, Owner at Iconic Tours, responded to this review

Dear Sherman 727, Thank you for taking the time to write and it was a real pleasure to meet you. I'm so happy to hear you ranked us among the top things you did in Edinburgh, there is a lot of good stuff in town so that makes me very happy. Yes, it was a bit chilly that night but... More 

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Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

Brilliant, informative & lots of fun. Do this tour early on in your stay. So many great tips about Edinburgh and easy to follow camera tips for great photos.

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Thank Yvette H
Willrobb, Owner at Iconic Tours, responded to this review

Dear Yvette H, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, it's great to hear you found the tour both informative and fun and you enjoyed the Edinburgh tips as well as the photo tips. Many thanks and happy travels, Will More 

Louisville, KY
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23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 24 August 2015

Our guide was a professional photographer and an incredible historian. Funny and flexible, we learned a lot about taking pictures with an iPhone and iPad.

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Thank DarrellAnne
Willrobb, Owner at Iconic Tours, responded to this review

Dear DarrellAnne, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I really enjoyed meeting you guys, showing you how to get better photos with the phones and tablets and it's always good to have fun when doing it. All the best for all your travels to come. Thanks Will More 

Barcelona, Spain
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 6 August 2015

I bought my new camara 20 days ago. So I arrived to Edinburgh without knowledge about it. We were a small group, 3. I was lucky because I could pay attention to things I didn't know. Will is great and very helpful. He taught us the basis of how to use manual modes and gave lots of tips. So I... More 

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Thank SilvieEdinburgh
Willrobb, Owner at Iconic Tours, responded to this review

Dear SilvieEdinburgh, Thank you for taking time to write a review. I'm really glad you enjoyed the tour and now know how to get the best out of your camera. I'm always happy to hear that you enjoyed the stories and history about Edinburgh as well. I'm glad you have been exploring more of the city and have been using... More 

Mexico City, Mexico
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75 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2015

Will was just the best. Weather was miserable and he was able to transform our day. Photo class was amazing, lots of tips and great guidance. For all of us (3 different people with completely different photo experience and gadgets). Our 10yo had the best time!! Really worth every penny!!

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Thank ANP71
Willrobb, Owner at Iconic Tours, responded to this review

Dear ANP71, Many thanks for taking the time to write a review. I am very happy to hear you all enjoyed the tour so much and managed to learn more about your phones and your DSLR. I'm glad you guys could see past the "Scottish summer" and be willing to get photos where it actually worked to have rain. It... More 

Trussville
Level Contributor
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

We met Will for a private late afternoon/ early evening tour after arriving by train from London. He was so helpful with the four different cameras and skill levels. The walking tour was a great way to learn about and see an overview of Edinburgh. Will taught us all a lot and our photos are better for having toured with... More 

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Thank mmorgan60
Willrobb, Owner at Iconic Tours, responded to this review

Dear mmorgan60, Thanks for taking the time to write a review and posting up so many great photos, I really appreciate it. I'm glad you guys enjoyed the late private session, I was happy to change times to accommodate a later start than normal and I'm glad you all learned so much. It's always good to hear the food recommendations... More 

Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 24 July 2015

My friends and I took a private tour a couple of weeks ago with Will. I definitely recommend him to anyone from beginner to experienced. It was so fascinating and informative and we saw sights we wouldn't have touring on our own. After years of traveling and taking boring pictures with my compact point and shoot I decided to get... More 

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Willrobb, Owner at Iconic Tours, responded to this review

Dear QsamNorthFlorida, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm so glad all of you guys enjoyed your private photo tour and you managed to learn how to get the best out of your cameras and also learn more about the amazing city that is Edinburgh. I'm really happy the tour helped you get so many photos... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2015

Loved everything about the tour, the places we were taken to, the stories accompanying them, and the actual photography tips Will gave us. Was such a coincidence bumping into Will who we didn't know at that time a few days earlier, and then seeing him again as the person who was our tour guide! Thanks for accommodating our needs and... More 

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Thank sjaveri
Willrobb, Owner at Iconic Tours, responded to this review

Dear sjaveri, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, it is very much appreciated. I'm very happy that you enjoyed the tour, learned more about your camera and you enjoyed the stories as well.It was indeed a pleasant coincidence to have bumped into you a few days before the tour and I was more than happy to... More 

San Leandro, California
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

Just took this tour today. Will was our guide and instructor and he was super. A simply fabulous way to spend an afternoon. See some sights, get a bit of history, and authoritative tips on how to get the best out of whatever camera you happen to be using. Small group means everyone's equipment and skill/experience level gets catered to.... More 

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Thank DonnaC2
Willrobb, Owner at Iconic Tours, responded to this review

Dear DonnaC2, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and I'm very happy you enjoyed it so much and felt it was a fabulous way to spend an afternoon. I do agree that small groups work best and I'M happy that everyone felt that their needs were catered for whether they were using a smart phone or... More 

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Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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