Edinburgh - "A Tale of two towns" Private Walking Tour (3.5 hours)


Tour Number

Activity Level



City, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Museums / Culture


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 8



English (fluent)

A great introduction to Edinburgh's Old & New Towns with your own private guide

This unique private tour sets out to inform and entertain, your own guide will take you into both the old & new towns, giving you a real sense of the two sides of Edinburgh. Revealing some of the secrets hidden within a city rich in culture and ancient history and blessed with beauty, mystery. We will bring Edinburgh to life for you as we stroll along the narrow streets of the Old Town, revealing the secrets that lie hidden in its dark closes? Accompany us to Edinburgh's elegant Georgian 'new town' to get a sense of Edinburgh moving into a more modern, enlightened and commercial era.


Here are some of the highlights to be seen on your journey -
Royal Mile
National Art Galleries (from the outside)
National Museums(from the outside)
St Giles Cathedral(from the outside)
Down some of the Old town closes(alleys)to see behind the scenes.
Writers Museum
David Hume Statue
Edinburgh Castle (from the outside)
New Town -
Princes Street Gardens
George Street
The Dome
Royal Bank of Scotland HQ
Firth Of Forth
The Mound
St Andrews Square
Barmoral Hotel.
Famous monuments as we go around.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: We will meet at an arranged point in the city centre

I will be wearing either tartan trousers or a kilt.

End location: At an agreed point.

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Duration: 3 hours 30 min.


On foot

What’s Included

On this walking tour you will learn about Edinburgh's history,and places of local and national interest from the outside. We will not enter any of the attractions.
This tour also provides a familiarisation of city centre as we inform you of various attractions along the way, which helps you plan the rest of your stay.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

100 Pounds sterling - All information subject to change -
Lothian Region Transport main bus- Single adult ticket - £1.50 day ticket £4.60. Airlink Bus - Adult Single £4.50, return £7.50 (correct money on LRT buses) check LRT website for any changes.
2 course Lunch meals start from about £10.95 upwards.
Taxi from city centre to Airport or South Queensferry £20 to £25, city centre to Castle. Entrance to Edinburgh Castle as at April 2015
£16.50 for adults, £13.20 for Seniors, £ 9.90 for children

What’s Extra

Any personal purchases including food and drink

A Recent Review of this tour

Peter kept our three girls engaged, provided history of the city and some human details. I would highly recommend him!
Anne Starkle

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