History and heritage in White Horse Close in the Canongate. 'Bluidy' Mackenzie's mausoleum in Greyfriars. Robert, your local guide! Greyfriars Kirk.

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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AWARD-WINNING TOURS

Historic Edinburgh Tours are double Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence winners (2017, 2018). In 2019 we were nominated in the ‘Best Entertainment’ category of the Edinburgh Business Awards. We have also been given awards from the LTG and THA.
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WHY CHOOSE US? Two wee girls in Bakehouse Close.

PRIVATE ROYAL MILE TOUR

Edinburgh’s famous Royal Mile was the backdrop for some of the most momentous moments in Scotland’s history. Mary, Queen of Scots, Bonnie Prince Charlie, Robert Burns - they all knew and lived on the Royal Mile. Your Edinburgh guide will take you to the very places in which history happened. Perfect if you want to photograph some of Edinburgh’s prettiest Old Town buildings. Prices start at £40 for up to four people.

PRIVATE GREYFRIARS

KIRKYARD TOUR

Come with us as we reveal the stories of some of the people who were buried in Greyfriars. Covenanters, bodysnatchers, murderers and murdered, this graveyard has it all! Perfect for anyone who wants to discover Scottish history and who wants an Edinburgh guided tour with a smaller amount of walking. Prices start at £40 for up to four people

PRIVATE SLUMS LIFE IN

VICTORIAN EDINBURGH

WALKING TOUR

Welcome to our favourite Edinburgh guided tour! You’ll get to know a very different side of Scotland’s capital city as you learn about the lives and struggles of Edinburgh’s Victorian slum dwellers. Perfect for anyone who wants to see the Old Town and learn about an often- forgotten period in our history. Prices start at £40 for up to four people.

PRIVATE OLD EDINBURGH WALKING TOUR

Discover the famous, and infamous, characters who lived, worked and died on the streets of the magnificent Old Town. Robert, your local Edinburgh guide, will take you in the footsteps of Mary, Queen of Scots, the Irish murderers Burke and Hare, Bonnie Prince Charlie, Robert Burns and more! Perfect for anyone who wants to see the Old Town and learn about the history of Scotland and Edinburgh.

YOUR VERY OWN PRIVATE WALKING TOUR OF EDINBURGH

WHERE YOUR SAFETY MEETS EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY

Your guide leading an Edinburgh guided tour.
“If this is your first time in Edinburgh (actually even if it’s not), Robert’s talk is a brilliant way to start. He is a fantastic speaker, storyteller and personality. He delves back and forth in time, using great illustrations and photographs from his folder, and really makes the city come alive... …He was beautifully dressed in Scottish regalia, which made the event even more special. If I could have, I would have hired him for the day to cover more of the city. One of the best walking tours I’ve ever taken; a really unforgettable experience.” Alcabe - TripAdvisor review of The Old Edinburgh Walking Tour - 9/2018

OLD EDINBURGH ONLINE EXPERIENCE

We’re delighted to offer you an in-depth Edinburgh virtual tour led by our award-winning Edinburgh tour guide. During your one-hour session, we will follow 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.
A screenshot from our Old Town Online Experience
£10
per device used

ONLINE

EXPERIENCE

WITH

LIVE GUIDE!

TOUR EDINBURGH FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME!

CAN’T VISIT US THIS YEAR? DON’T WORRY!

£40
1-4 people £60 for 5-8

TEACHER-LED EDINBURGH TOURS - SCHOOLS ACTIVITY SESSIONS

Our Edinburgh tour guide is also a primary school teacher. Robert has devised a series of evidence- based ‘activity’ tours specifically for primary school classes. We currently offer Curriculum for Excellence ‘First Level’ sessions for an ‘Old Edinburgh’ project, or a ‘Castles’ topic. We have ‘Second Level’ tours available which have been designed for pupils studying ‘The Jacobites’, ‘The Victorians’, ‘Old Edinburgh’ and ‘Mary, Queen of Scots’. Your guide holds full PVG certification, and each tour comes with a shared route description and suggested risk assessment.
Our range of schools activity tours.
£3
per pupil
“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.” Pennyslad - Tripadvisor
“A BRILLIANT TOUR!”
August 22, 2020 - 221 reviews, average rating (out of five) = 4.977

OUR RANGE OF PRIVATE TOURS OF EDINBURGH

DISCOVER HUNDREDS OF YEARS OF EDINBURGH’S HISTORY

OUR ONLINE COMMUNITY AND BLOG

BRINGING EDINBURGH TO YOUR HOMES

MEET YOUR AWARD-WINNING EDINBURGH TOUR GUIDE!

EXPLORE EDINBURGH WITH A LOCAL

We're Good to Go - COVID19 certificate from Visit Britain. 2017 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence award. 2020 Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice award. 2018 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence award.

TOURS OF EDINBURGH FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL CLASSES

OUTDOOR LEARNING IN OLD EDINBURGH

ONLINE EXPERIENCES Old Edinburgh Virtual Tour
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Edinburgh

Walking Tours

Your Edinburgh tour guide will take you to the places where history happened!
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WE’RE GOOD TO GO!

COVID-19 AND YOUR SAFETY

Historic Edinburgh Tours Ltd have successfully achieved the ‘Good to go” standard from Visit Britain which shows we follow current government COVID-19 guidelines and that we have processes in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing. You can find out more about our COVID-19 policy here.
“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.” Pennyslad - Tripadvisor
“A BRILLIANT TOUR!”

PRIVATE OLD EDINBURGH WALKING TOUR

Discover the famous, and infamous, characters who lived, worked and died on the streets of the magnificent Old Town. Robert, your local Edinburgh guide, will take you in the footsteps of Mary, Queen of Scots, the Irish murderers Burke and Hare, Bonnie Prince Charlie, Robert Burns and more! Perfect for anyone who wants to see the Old Town and learn about the history of Scotland and Edinburgh.

OLD EDINBURGH ONLINE EXPERIENCE

We’re delighted to offer you an in-depth Edinburgh virtual tour led by our award-winning Edinburgh tour guide. During your one-hour session, we will follow 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.
ONLINE EXPERIENCE  WITH  LIVE GUIDE!

TOUR EDINBURGH FROM

THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME!

CAN’T VISIT US THIS YEAR? DON’T WORRY!

£40 1-4 people  £60 for 5-8

OUR OTHER

TOURS OF EDINBURGH

OUR ONLINE COMMUNITY AND BLOG

BRINGING EDINBURGH TO YOUR HOMES

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“If this is your first time in Edinburgh (actually even if it’s not), Robert’s talk is a brilliant way to start. He is a fantastic speaker, storyteller and personality. He delves back and forth in time, using great illustrations and photographs from his folder, and really makes the city come alive... …He was beautifully dressed in Scottish regalia, which made the event even more special. If I could have, I would have hired him for the day to cover more of the city. One of the best walking tours I’ve ever taken; a really unforgettable experience.” Alcabe - TripAdvisor review of The Old Edinburgh Walking Tour - 9/2018
© Historic Edinburgh Tours Ltd 2020

MEET YOUR AWARD-WINNING

EDINBURGH TOUR GUIDE!

Your guide leading an Edinburgh guided tour
Your Edinburgh tour guide will take you to the places where history happened!

EXPLORE EDINBURGH WITH A LOCAL

YOUR VERY OWN PRIVATE

WALKING TOUR OF EDINBURGH

We're Good to Go - COVID19 certificate from Visit Britain. 2017 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence award. 2020 Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice award. 2018 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence award.

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OF SCHOOL ACTIVITY TOURS

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WE’RE GOOD TO GO!

COVID-19 AND YOUR SAFETY

Historic Edinburgh Tours Ltd have achieved the ‘Good to go” standard from Visit Britain. You can find out more about our COVID-19 policy here.
Our 'Good to Go' certification from Visit Britain.