Add in a half day extension to visit a local museum/gallery/garden/shopping/textile/artisan workshop/brewery - we help you to get the best from your city break in Edinburgh.
Recommended time: 3 hours

Your own personal, private, walking tour into the heart of the Old Town

This tour with an Edinburgh guide will introduce you to the old city giving an overview and orientation of the main sights including the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, Gladstone’s Land, the Writer’s Museum (Lady Stair’s House), Greyfriars' graveyard, St. Giles Cathedral, Parliament Hall, John Knox’s House, the Trinity Kirk, The Huntly House Museum of Edinburgh, the Scottish Parliament and Holyrood Palace and Abbey, as well as opening your imagination to the medieval city of old Edinburgh with its throngs of people, its characters, over-crowded buildings and closes.

Why not complete the walk with a drink at one of the many old town pubs such as the Halfway House?

Recommended time: 3 hours

A stand alone or a continuation of the Old Town tour

This 3 hour tour encapsulates the grandeur and splendour of 18th century Georgian Edinburgh including Calton Hill, Princes Street, Princes Street Gardens, the National Galleries at the Mound, George Street and Charlotte Square, and includes an overview of the city in the ‘Enlightenment’ and ‘Romantic’ periods, periods that saw such illustrious New Town residents as Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson and David Hume.

A fitting culmination of this tour can be a drink at a new town pub such as Rebus’ Oxford Bar, the Café Royal with its marble floor, brass foot-rails and Royal Doulton tiled murals, or the Guildford Arms with its respectable selection of real ales (or if you prefer we can point you in the direction of a fine restaurant).

Recommended time: 3 hours

Come learn about literary icons Robert Burns and Robert Louis Stevenson amidst the inspiring backdrop of Edinburgh’s old city!

Robert Burns is known as one of the world's foremost poets, and for a while he lived in Edinburgh. Witness the dynamic story of Burns in the city with A Royal Mile Burns Walk.

Experienced tour guide and actor Peter Berry will take you on an entertaining and educational journey in the Royal Mile, which served as the backdrop for Burns’ inspiration. Did you know that Edinburgh was once home to some of history’s most notable writers?

In the delightful surroundings of the historic Royal Mile, experience this engaging walk that starts at the Canongate Church and ends at the Writers Museum. Join actors Peter Berry and John Shedden in the spirit of Burns and Stevenson as they perform and illuminate, with humorous interplay, many of the famous works of two of Scotland's greatest writers.

A leisurely half day walking or full day tour with options on the edge of the city

Edinburgh and Lothians host some of the most beautiful green spaces and gardens – from the Edinburgh Royal Botanics to the Meadows.

A secret city-centre oasis is Dunbar’s Close which is hidden away down the Royal Mile among the wynds and cobbles of the Old Town, it is planted with flowers and herbs and laid out in the manner of a 17th-century garden. Nearby there are often works of art in the Johnston Terrace garden to explore.

Dr Neill’s Garden, Duddingston offers a saunter through the perennials, alpines and/or medicinal herbs and further afield a Japanese influenced garden awaits.

Further afield on a full day private tour, enjoy the grounds of Hopetoun House, Newhailes House, Gosford House or Dalkeith Country Park. We can take a saunter around the boundaries of Edinburgh meandering through the woodlands, enjoying the views and studying the flora & fauna.