Private walking tours of Edinburgh's Old and New Town

2.5 or 6 hours

Private Tours


2.5 hours
(half-day tour)
6 hours
(full day tour)

Daily start times

Half-day tours depart 9:30am & 1pm
Full day tours depart at 9.30am daily
(arrive 10 minutes before)

Departure point


Meeting place is outside Cold Town House Brewery unless agreed otherwise


Half-day tour

Full day tour


Edinburgh up close and exclusive, a private walking tour steeped in history, culture and intrigue. A unique opportunity to discover the medieval tenements, closes and wynds of the Old Town and sweeping elegance of the Georgian New Town houses, crescents and gardens.

See and hear about important landmarks whilst taking in the sights, sounds and atmosphere of this remarkable city. You can customise the tour to suit your taste and pace – starting from any city centre hotel or location.


Let's go

The starting point for our private tour is at the entrance to the Grassmarket outside the Cold Town House Brewery, or by arrangement at a city centre location of your choice – the half-day private tour can be tailored within Edinburgh’s New or Old Town, see map below.

Edinburgh Up Close Walking Tour map


Tours can be up to 10 people per group however, if you will have more than 10 in your group, please contact us first for a quote.

Please bring your booking confirmation with you.

Please be advised that Edinburgh is a hilly city so comfortable, sturdy shoes should be worn.

Please be advised that Edinburgh can experience all four seasons in one day, so please bring warm and waterproof clothing with you to cover all eventualities!

All our tours are currently available in English.