Discover the architecture, history & everyday life of people in Edinburgh accompanied by a private tour guide. The most exclusive way to explore Scotland's capital city!
Edinburgh Private Tour
At the time of your choosing, we'll meet in front of the glamorous Waldorf Astoria Hotel, or at another point of your choice, and set off to discover the best of Edinburgh.
On this guided walking tour of the Scottish capital, you'll get to know its two distinct sides: the old and the modern. We'll start by walking around Edinburgh Castle, one of the city's most prominent buildings. Here, you'll find St. Margaret's Chapel, which will take you back in time to the 12th century. In fact, this is the oldest building in Edinburgh!
We'll continue our tour through the center of the capital, admiring the typical architecture of its buildings. Along the way, your guide will tell you stories about the city's past, heroes and villains alike. As you learn about the history of Edinburgh, you'll discover curiosities that only a few locals know about writers, philosophers, and inventors. Your guide will also tell you about some of the city's hidden treasures - a truly exclusive experience.
Aside from its history, Edinburgh is also a city full of life - its residents love to live in the moment and take advantage of everything the city has to offer. During the tour, you'll see how Edinburgh locals live their daily lives while you enjoy the rhythm of the city. Our guide will answer any questions you have about the Scots and what it's like to live in Scotland.
After an incredible three-hour private tour through Edinburgh, we'll return to the meeting point and the activity will come to an end.
Advantages of a private tour
By booking a private tour, you'll get a more personalized service that includes an exclusive guide. You can also book the tour any day of the week, choosing the itinerary that best suits your interests. Plus, you'll also save money if you book for a large group.
Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.
English speaking guide.
Private tour guide, exclusive for you and your group.
Food and drink.
When to book?
You can book up until 12 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation. An accompanying person is required.
All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.
No printing of documentation required.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
If you have any other questions please contact us.
Waldorf Astoria, Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2AB, GB.