“The past is brought vividly to life through a combination of Robert's experienced story telling, with visual aides which tell the remarkable story of the buildings, people and events of his beloved city. The best spent two hours of a packed weekend for these two first-time visitors.” Paul D - TripAdvisor review - 23/1/2018

OLD EDINBURGH PRIVATE TOUR

Our private tours come with all the convenience and personal touches you’d expect from a private walk with our company, and peace of mind for you and your guests. You can select to take a private version of our Old Town tour, Victorian Poverty tour, Canongate and Royal Mile tour, or our Greyfriars Kirkyard tours. Get in touch with us now for availability and to secure your preferred date.
WHAT HAVE OUR GUESTS SAID?
OUR TRIPADVISOR NEWS - 9 MARCH 2020
AVERAGE RATING;

4.98 OUT OF 5

215 = ‘EXCELLENT’
3 = ‘VERY GOOD’
1 = ‘AVERAGE’
219 REVIEWS
STARS WON; 1090 OUT OF 1095
EXCELLENT TOUR Robert has an encyclopedic knowledge of the history of Edinburgh. His enthusiasm is contagious and we spent a wonderful day seeing the whole center city with him. It was the highlight of our trip… TripAdvisor review by VerlaineMac 9/2019
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OLD TOWN (SCHEDULED) TOUR

Come and explore the oldest part of Edinburgh’s UNESCO World Heritage Site on our enthralling guided walk. This two-hour history tour will immerse you in the fascinating history of Scotland’s capital city and will take you through some of the most interesting streets and closes in the city. This is our most popular walk and has a five-star rating on Tripadvisor.
Some of the places we visit on our different tours.

YOUR PERSONALISED PRIVATE TOUR

If you are looking for a very special private tour, one which covers locations or stories which are of particular interest to your group, we are here to deliver! We can tailor our existing tours or research entirely new ones to create the perfect walk for you! Please email us to disucss your requirements robert@historicedinburghtours.co.uk
Greyfriars Bobby features on two of our tours.

GREYFRIARS KIRKYARD TOUR

This history tour of Greyfriars Kirkyard is the story of Old Edinburgh’s people. Discover their lives, their deaths, and how they shaped Edinburgh’s history. You’ll learn about executed noblemen, great thinkers, philanthropists and murderers only inches away from where they lie buried today. Are you ready to ‘meet’ the dead of Old Edinburgh?
Victorian Edinburgh tour

SLUMS OF VICTORIAN EDINBURGH -

A VERY DIFFERENT HISTORY WALK

Prepare yourself for our most emotional walk yet! Most of our walks focus on the rich, the famous and the well-known people in Edinburgh’s history, here we will take you around the locations which were important in the story of Edinburgh’s poorest citizens.
Your guide leading an Edinburgh guided tour

ROYAL MILE TOUR

Explore the history of Edinburgh (and Scotland) on a walk up our most famous street! For hundreds of years, many of the most interesting events in our history took place in and around the Royal Mile. In this tour, you’ll walk in the footsteps of Kings and Queens, murderers and everyday citizens. Discover the history of Scotland’s most important historic street on this guided exploration of Edinburgh!
Your guide leading an Edinburgh guided tour

OUR RANGE OF SCHOOLS TOURS

Are you a teacher with a class of pupils who are studying Old Edinburgh, the Jacobites, the Victorians or Mary, Queen of Scots? We’ve got the perfect tour for your class! Our schools' tours are designed and led by a primary school teacher with over twenty years of experience. Click below to find out more about our range of activity tours of Edinburgh.
£60 up to 6 people
£10/8/2
£10/8/2
£10/8/2
£3
OLD EDINBURGH ONLINE EXPERIENCE We’re delighted to offer you an in-depth Edinburgh virtual tour, with Robert as your ‘live’ guide! Robert will take your group around various historic places in the Old Town. During your one-hour session, we will retrace the route of our five-star rated Old Edinburgh walking tour. We’ll use some special effects and archive images, video clips and our own bespoke 360-degree panoramic images to help bring our stories to life.

OUR RECOMMENDED EDINBURGH TOURS

EXPLORING SAFELY IN A COVID WORLD

OUR WALKING TOURS OF OLD EDINBURGH

EXPLORE SCOTLAND’S CAPITAL WITH A LOCAL

OUR COMMUNITY PAGES

SHARING EDINBURGH ALL OVER THE WORLD!

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WE’VE TURNED 360-

DEGREES!

In which I explain why we’ve returned to our routes during these strange and scary ‘lockdown’ times.

18/3/2020

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THE CASTLE AND A

COVID-19 LESSON

In which i explain why the ever-present Edinburgh Castle can provide a certain level of comfort …

18/3/2020

£40
Candlemaker Row on our Old Town tour

COME WITH US ON AN ONLINE EXPERIENCE!

CAN’T VISIT EDINBURGH THIS YEAR?

A TASTE OF EDINBURGH, STRAIGHT TO YOUR HOME!
If you can’t get to Edinburgh, don’t worry, we can bring some of its charms straight to your home PC or other devices. Robert will be your ‘live’ guide on your online experience. This experience is a carefully crafted, ‘virtual’, version of our five-star rated Edinburgh tour.
YOUR SAFETY IS PARAMOUNT TO US
Robert, our Edinburgh guide, explains what our virtual tours are and why they have lots of advantages over any other alternatives.
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total price for group of 4 or less
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£10
per device used

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LIVE GUIDE!

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WHY CHOOSE US?
AWARDS; TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence - 2017 and 2018 Nominated for ‘Best Entertainment’ category - Edinburgh Business Awards 2020 Also various LTG and THA awards
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OLD TOWN PRIVATE TOUR

Our private tours come with all the convenience and personal touches you’d expect from a private walk with our company, and peace of mind for you and your guests. You can select to take a private version of our Old Town tour, Victorian Poverty tour, Canongate and Royal Mile tour, or our Greyfriars Kirkyard tours. Get in touch with us now for availability and to secure your preferred date.

YOUR PERSONALISED PRIVATE TOUR

If you are looking for a very special private tour, one which covers locations or stories which are of particular interest to your group, we are here to deliver! We can tailor our existing tours or research entirely new ones to create the perfect walk for you!

AWARD-WINNING TOURS

Our wee company has won the following awards; (European) Luxury Travel Guide - 2017 Travel and Hospitality Award - Cultural Tour Company of the Year (Edinburgh) 2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2018 Scottish Business Awards - Nominated for ‘Best Entertainment Activity’ 2020

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WHAT HAVE OUR GUESTS SAID?
TRIPADVISOR REVIEWS - MARCH 2020
Copyright Historic Edinburgh Tours Ltd 2020
Registered in Scotland I SC 454482
28/2 Bridge Road, Edinburgh, EH13 0LQ
EXCELLENT TOUR Robert has an encyclopedic knowledge of the history of Edinburgh. His enthusiasm is contagious and we spent a wonderful day seeing the whole center city with him. It was the highlight of our trip… TripAdvisor review by VerlaineMac 9/2019
Text/Call us : +44 (0)7590 026 077
BOOK ANY TOUR
AVERAGE RATING;  4.98 OUT OF 5   215 = ‘EXCELLENT’ 3 = ‘VERY GOOD’ 1 = ‘AVERAGE’ 219 REVIEWS STARS WON;  1090 OUT OF 1095
WELCOME TO OUR

EDINBURGH HISTORY BLOG

Your guide leading an Edinburgh guided tour Some of the places we visit on our different tours. RATED                     ON TRIPADVISOR
A TASTE OF EDINBURGH, STRAIGHT TO YOUR HOME!
If you can’t get to Edinburgh, don’t worry, we can bring some of its charms straight to your home PC or other devices. Robert will be your ‘live’ guide on your online experience. This experience is a carefully crafted, ‘virtual’, version of our five-star rated Edinburgh tour.
PAGE COMING SOON! (June 29, 2020)

OUR LATEST NEWS AND UPDATES

A WEE WORD FROM US!

OUR RECOMMENDED EDINBURGH TOURS

EXPLORING SAFELY IN A COVID WORLD

OLD EDINBURGH ONLINE EXPERIENCE We’re delighted to offer you an in-depth Edinburgh virtual tour, with Robert as your ‘live’ guide! Robert will take your group around various historic places in the Old Town. During your one-hour session, we will retrace the route of our five- star rated Old Edinburgh walking tour. We’ll use some special effects and archive images, video clips and our own bespoke 360-degree panoramic images to help bring our stories to life.
£10
per device used
RATED 5 ON TRIPADVISOR
AWARDS; TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence - 2017 and 2018 Nominated for ‘Best Entertainment’ category - Edinburgh Business Awards 2020 Also various LTG and THA awards

ONLINE

EXPERIENCE

WITH

LIVE GUIDE!

£40
total price for group of 4 or less
£60
total price for group of 5-8 persons