Private tour

Edinburgh Private Tour: The Castle to the Arthur's Seat

4.8 / 5

19 reviews

Activity provider: City Unscripted
Private tour

Edinburgh Private Tour: The Castle to the Arthur's Seat

Activity provider: City Unscripted

From US$ 92.16 per person

Book a local Edinburgher for a personalised tour. Ditch the travel guides, decide where to go, what to see and what to do together with your private, personal, like-minded guide, with a friend who knows what you like the city will unveil its best to you.

About this activity

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
From your hotel or accommodation in Edinburgh.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Be matched to a knowledgeable local guide based on your interests and personality
  • See the city unlike the picture postcard patter of tourist guides
  • Focus on the things that you would enjoy and appreciate accompanied by a local like-minded guide
  • Get lots of valuable advice from your local about other things to do in the city
Full description
Book this tour and your hosts will contact you within 24 hours and ask you questions about your preferences and interests, so they can match you with the right profile and assign a like-minded local Edinburgher. He or she who will become your guide. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Keeping in mind your personal answers they will put together a bespoke itinerary, just for you. Please note that this will be outlined but flexible. They will arrange a meeting with your guide in the most convenient place for you. If during the tour you feel like changing direction, or your guide believes that you'd enjoy a sight or different experience, they will suggest and discuss with you changes to the itinerary. Enjoy discovering amazing spots in Edinburgh that you don't know about and are difficult to find in any guidebook or on the Internet, because they are lesser known to the crowd but beloved by locals. The day revolves around your wishes so enjoy your private tour and let your local show you the Edinburgh you will love.
  • Private and personalized tour
  • Local guide
  • Accommodation pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry fees to attractions
  • Tips (optional)
  • Public/private transportation during the tour (can be arranged for a surcharge)

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Important information

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  • Please book at least 24hours in advance so that we the supplier can build the best experience for you!
  • Tours are fully personalised so any additional requirements like tickets, transportation and food & drinks can be arranged for an additional cost.
  • Private groups are normally no larger than 6 people (if your group is larger, please make this known so that arrangements can be made).
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 19 reviews

Review summary

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A thoroughly enjoyable and knowledgeable guide who customized our introduction to Edinburgh in important and impactful ways. She really listened to our father/daughter trip needs, got to know us, and tailored the experience above and beyond (and much of that began far before the tour). We specifically sought out her tour and booked it so we could be walking with her within hours of arriving in Edinburgh - it was the perfect beginning to our stay here. We highly recommend Jen!

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March 28, 2023

This was such a thorough tour, and definitely worth it! It was awesome to walk around and see the historical structures and to hear all the stories behind it all. Alana was so great and didnt skip a beat. She was very kind and informative! Every question I had, she had an answer to. I learned so much more than if I were to have toured the city on my own. Great tour! Totally recommend!

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March 28, 2023

Abbiamo riservato un tour privato di alcune ore, per me è mio marito. Ugne, la ragazza che ci ha guidato nella città, ci ha mostrato angoli nei quali non saremo arrivati da soli, molto gentile e cortese nell'accogliere le nostre richieste, nel rispondere deregulation alla nostre curiosità sulla capitale di Scozia. La visita guidata è stata la prima attività fatta nel nostro breve soggiorno ad Edimburgo e ci è stata molto ultime per avre degli spunti per comprendere altri scorci della città visitati nei giorni successivi. Grazie allo staff per l'organizzazione, a monte, ed a Ugne che è stata molto professionale.

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March 28, 2023

Product ID: 75406