Edinburgh Old Town - 3.5 Hour Walking Tour


Sarah C.

English (Native), Italian (Native)
3.5 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 5 people

Join me on this 3.5 hour walking tour, created to make your experience unforgettable.

We will start where the city gates were once and visit the the main Medieval thoroughfare called the Royal Mile, exploring some of the charming and spooky small streets called “Closes”. We will admire St Giles' Cathedral discovering some quirky traditions connected to the area and visit a very atmospheric graveyard. We will reach the magnificent Edinburgh Castle and hear stories of Royals and murders.


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Meeting Point

At your hotel, if in the city centre or in front of John Knox House


John knox House

Everything will start in front John Knox House (or your hotel Lobby if close to the Old Town) from there will see where the world ended when Edinburgh was small and cramped, surrounded by city walls.


St Giles' Cathedral

We will walk up the Royal Mile up to St. Giles' Cathedral and the site where the Scottish Parliament stood once. We will hear about the Reformation, Mary Queen of Scots, Charles I and the Civil Wars. (We will enter the Cathedral when possible).


Edinburgh Castle (outside)

We will reach the Castle Esplanade and hear about an ancient volcano, incredible glaciers, the birth of Edinburgh Castle with tales of Royals, sieges and murders.


The Grassmarket

We will explore the lively Grassmarket and discover what lies beneath its historical pubs' unexpected names. When possible, we will visit one of the most atmospheric graveyards in the city.


Old Town

The tour will end in the core of the Old Town or at your hotel, if close to the Royal Mile.

Ending Point

Old Town or at your hotel if close to the Old Town

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Planning and guiding fee

What‘s not included


Entrance fee to any tourist attraction



Important Information

All tours are customisable. If you give me enough notice, I can guide you in other areas of Scotland if you pay my transportation fee.

This is a walking tour, so the tour will be completely on foot.

Please wear comfortable shoes and expect pure marvellously unpredictable Scottish weather. I recommend a waterproof jacket with a hood (perhaps an umbrella as well). Sometimes the sun shines in the sky and five minutes later you can have drizzle, wind and again sunshine, maybe with an enchanting rainbow!

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time
$290/ per group