EXPLORE THE OLD TOWN WITH OUR

MOST POPULAR EDINBURGH TOUR

“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
“First of all regardless of what I write I will not be able to share how much my family enjoyed this tour. My family booked a private tour so our children would have time to focus and interact with Robert. We wanted them to learn about the unique history of Edinburgh and the entire experience was without parallel… Overall, I hung on every word Robert said…he has been the best tour guide we have had in years.” CircleMajik- TripAdvisor review - 2/6/2018
“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 and informed everything else we chose to see and do. A great first day in Edinburgh! TripAdvisor review by VerlaineMac - September 2019
Certificate of Excellence winners 2017, 2018
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PRIVATE TOUR OF EDINBURGH

OLD EDINBURGH WALKING TOUR

Come and explore the Old Town on our enthralling Edinburgh walking tour! This two-hour 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 Old Town. We’ll look at famous historical figures such as Greyfriars Bobby, Deacon Brodie, Mary, Queen of Scots, the murderers Burke and Hare and many others. You’ll see the Old Town today, AND our archive images will show you how Edinburgh used to look. This tour is our most popular Edinburgh walk and has a five-star rating on Tripadvisor.
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OLD TOWN PRIVATE TOUR

Our ‘Old Edinburgh private tour’ gives you the same tour route and stories as our scheduled tour but comes with all the convenience and personal touches you’d expect from a private tour from a local guide and reputable company. Contact us now for availability and to secure your preferred date. Prices start at £60 for a group of up to six people.
Some of the places we visit on our different tours.

YOUR PERSONALISED PRIVATE TOUR

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

EDINBURGH WALKING TOUR

Prepare yourself for our most emotional walk yet! Most guided 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.
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ROYAL MILE OF EDINBURGH 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 Edinburgh 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 Old Edinburgh.

A SIXTY-SECOND MINI

EDINBURGH TOUR

In which I try to justify my previous blog post about wandering around the Old Town looking at things in a rather bizarre and dreamy way. I also take you on a time-travelling Edinburgh tour. We will visit the Royal Mile, well, one tiny section of it anyway!

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Our schools Edinburgh tours.

THE ECCENTRICITIES

OF AN EDINBURGH

TOUR GUIDE (VOL 1!)

In which I discuss why I love being an Edinburgh tour guide, what my tours and the Simpson’s TV show have in common and what strange thing I love experiencing as I wander around the Old Town … even if it’s on my own!

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Your Edinburgh tour guide in action!

AWARD-WINNING

TOURS

Historic Edinburgh Tours have 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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Registered in Scotland I SC 454482
28/2 Bridge Road, Edinburgh, EH13 0LQ
Text/Call us : +44 (0)7590 026 077
BOOK ANY TOUR