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Edinburgh Private Walking Tour provided by Iconic Tours

Edinburgh Private Walking Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 30/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 30/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Gain a personalized insight into the Scottish capital of Edinburgh from your guide on this private Edinburgh walking tour that’s perfect for couples, families, small groups, or anyone who wants a personal guide to the city. Explore Greyfriars Kirk, the Royal Mile, and Old Town, and leave with restaurant recommendations tailored to your travel style.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Saint Giles' Cathedral Cafe
    St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh EH1 1RE, UK
    We meet at the main steps to St Giles Cathedral which is on the Royal Mile just across the street from Royal Mile Whiskies.
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  • Pass by
    St Giles' Cathedral
    Royal Mile
    Greyfriars Kirk
    Grassmarket
  • You'll end at
    Saint Giles' Cathedral Cafe
    St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh EH1 1RE, UK
    We meet at the main steps to St Giles Cathedral which is on the Royal Mile just across the street from Royal Mile Whiskies.
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Personalize your experience of Edinburgh with this private walking tour
  • Hear tales of history, royalty, and murder—all tailored to your interests
  • Enjoy recommendations for restaurants and bars to visit after your tour
  • Get a local’s view of the city’s hidden spots from your guide
What to Expect
Greet your private guide at St. Giles’ Cathedral and get introduced before you set off on your walking tour of Edinburgh’s Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As you stroll, your guide tells tales of characters who have left their mark on the city, inspired books, or shaped the city’s rich history. Visit spots around the Old Town, the notorious Royal Mile, and the 17th-century church known as Greyfriars Kirk. Your guide takes you to a mix of big-ticket attractions and off-the-path gems. As this is a private tour, you can ask as many questions as you’d like, including recommendations for drinks or dinner later. You finish in a central Edinburgh location: Your guide will ensure you know where to go.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Saint Giles' Cathedral Cafe, St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh EH1 1RE, UK
Duration
2h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Tours leave from the main entrance of St Giles' Cathedral on the Royal Mile. You will recognize your guide from the name badge around their neck
  • Please arrive at least five minutes early
  • Please dress for the Edinburgh weather, which can be very irregular
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Robin G wrote a review Aug 2020
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Our guide Gillian was fantastic. A fascinating tour delivered with bags of enthusiasm keeping us all engaged and laughing on occasions as well as wincing at some of the dreadful things that’s happened in the 1700s! We were two Middle agers and two twenty somethings and Gillian
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Catherine R wrote a review Aug 2020
St Albans, United Kingdom13 contributions4 helpful votes
Will was very knowledgable, and all the family enjoyed the tour. It was a really personalised, with lots of chances to ask questions. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from willrobb77, Owner at Edinburgh Private Walking Tour
Responded 12 Aug 2020
Dear 464catheriner, many thanks for taking the time to write a review. It was a pleasure to meet you all and I am very happy that the whole family enjoyed the tour.
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Cajun_traveler405 wrote a review Mar 2020
New Orleans, Louisiana100 contributions69 helpful votes
Spent the day with Will touring the city of Edinburgh. We covered old town in the morning and new town after lunch. Had been to the city many times before, but had never taken tour. Found the day fascinating. Learned a lot about the history of Edinburgh, but also about what it
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Response from Willrobb, Owner at Edinburgh Private Walking Tour
Responded 9 Apr 2020
Dear Cajun_traveler405, Many thanks for taking the time to write a review and I am really happy you got to see a different side of Edinburgh and learn more about our great city and it's people despite the fact you have visited several times before. I look forward to meeting you again and showing you more of Scotland next time.
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patriciasZ9374MF wrote a review Nov 2019
Spokane, Washington4 contributions
I requested a tour to catch Edinburgh in the "Golden Hours" and Will Robb was happy to provide me with excellent sites around the city in the beautiful late afternoon light. He not only showed me places to take excellent photos, he showed me how to make better use of my digital
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Willrobb, Owner at Edinburgh Private Walking Tour
Responded 6 Nov 2019
Dear patriciasZ9374MF, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, it is very much appreciated. It was my pleasure to meet you and show you around Edinburgh from just before sunset through to the darker times of night. The photos you got during the Golden Hour were great and thanks for posting up the excellent shot of the Castle from Princes Street gardens. Many thanks and I hope you come and visit again soon. Will
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TarHeelBorn1 wrote a review Oct 2019
Raleigh, North Carolina176 contributions53 helpful votes
I had a private photo tour with Chris. It was an amazing experience. Chris is a very knowledgeable and talented photographer, a very good tour guide, and great person to spend a few hours with. I highly recommend any type of tour with Chris, but the photography is an extra
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Willrobb, Owner at Edinburgh Private Walking Tour
Responded 22 Oct 2019
Dear TarHeelBorn1, Many thanks for your review of your tour with Chris. He is a great photographer, very skilled at what he does and he has a knack of passing that knowledge on. We're very happy this tour was everything you were looking for and more. We hope you can come visit again. Will
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About the operator

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An Autumn Day Out
We had such a wonderful day with Will, even with the rain! (He taught us the word "smirr" for a light rain, which
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shelleyk739
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Would recommend
I had a really good afternoon. My tour guild was Gary. He was knowledgeable, engaging and friendly. As a first time
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Great tour and guide!
Our tour guide, Richard, did an outstanding job of providing information in a polished and professional manner. One
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Private Central Highland Tour
Great trip and Will was a wonderful guide. Highly recommend. Stirling Castle, Rob Roy and other great sites.
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IsabelaL14
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The best tour
We had a very nice experience with Gary the guide, he is very kind, polite and really charismatic. I recommend this
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Andrea B
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Highlands Tour with Chris
Chris was awesome. Great personality and very knowledgeable regarding past and current events of Scotland. There
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ricbrick
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Whisky whisky whisky
Yes in Scotland they spell Whiskey without the E. I just enjoyed the private Central Highland tour with Chris as th
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laraaslanian
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BEST TOUR OF MY LIFE
WOW!!!! Highly recommend anyone and everyone to do this tour. We did the private Central Highland Tour with Chris a
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Suzanne0419
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Incredible tour in EVERY way
My husband and I visited Edinburgh Scotland In late August of this year. On line there were many choices available
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lacourtravel
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Great walk of old town Edinburgh
We just had a morning walk of the old town Edinburgh with David - starting out at st Giles cathedral it ok us throu
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eaDRK
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Edinburgh photo and walking tour
My family and I took a photo and walking tour in Newtown. Will made it a very interesting walk with intriguing fact
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Sally M
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Another fabulous “Iconic” experience.
I became familiar with Iconic tours a couple years ago when Will helped get my teenage son to St. Andrews from Edin
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Michael H
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Private Central Highlands Tour from Edinburgh
We had a fantastic day tour of the Highlands with Will. He was very knowledgeable, informative, personable and a g
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illiyanao
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We had the most amazing experience!
We booked a personalised 3-day tour all over the Highlands and the beautiful Isle of Skye. With the help of Will we
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EMM6767
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Moira is incredible! Highly recommended
We booked a private tour for 6 passengers (3 generations) from our cruise ship in Edinburgh. Moira was our guide a
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  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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