3-hour Edinburgh Private City Tour

This 3-hour private tour will introduce you to Edinburgh's top attractions and walk you through the history of the UK’s second capital. Your local private tour guide will take you to must-see sights such as the Royal Mile, Mercat Cross, Greyfriars Kirkyard and more.

Explore Edinburgh in-depth with your expert local guide

Impossibly scenic, the Edinburgh skyline has been dominated by her central castle since at least the 12th century. Over the course of this 3-hour private tour, your expert local tour guide will walk you through the stories, places and architecture that have shaped this city into the fascinating place it is today. You'll explore the stories of Scottish national heroes such as William Wallace and Greyfriars Bobby; as well as those of darker characters like Burke and Hare (the Victorian era body-snatching duo).

Starting off at the Royal Mile, you'll take in some of the most popular sights this city has to offer - the National Museum, Mercat Cross, the Grassmarket, and George Heriot’s School (rumoured to be the inspiration for J.K. Rowling’s Hogwarts. However, the extended tour also allows your guide time to cover the stunning Princes Street Gardens, the Mound (the distinctive ‘hill’ artificially created to connect the Old and New Towns), and of course, Edinburgh Castle itself.

Explore Edinburgh at your own pace

This 3-hour tour covers the main must-see sights of Edinburgh at a leisurely pace. You also have the option of stopping for a coffee or a snack partway through.

More time with your expert local guide means that you'll get great inside scoops about museums, theatres, clubs or about the best local food and wines that will make the rest of your trip to Edinburgh a memorable one.

Only have time to see the top attractions in Edinburgh? Choose our 2-hour highlights private tour instead!

Additional Information

Start point
130 High Street (The Royal Mile), on the corner of Stevenlaw's Close