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Lonely Planet Experiences: Private Walking Tour of Edinburgh's Highlights

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 hoursMobile & paper tickets accepted

On this four hour walking tour of Edinburgh, you will discover some of the most important historical sites of Scotland, including the world-famous Royal Mile and a medieval labyrinth of cobblestone alleyways and tenements that comprise this UNESCO World Heritage site.

You will follow your expert guide into Old Town’s maze of streets and concealed courtyards, where you will learn about the city’s ‘closes’- cramped alleyways, and ‘wynds’ - narrow lanes between houses. Explore the imposing St Giles Cathedral and the world-famous National Galleries of Scotland, which houses many stunning paintings from the Old Masters including Da Vinci, Titian, and Rembrandt.

Hear about the fascinating history of the enigmatic Edinburgh castle, and have the opportunity to stroll the beautiful Princes Street Gardens and pass the gorgeous George Heriot’s School built in 1628, now a mecca for Harry Potter fans around the world, as it is believed to have inspired Hogwarts.

What's Included

  • A friendly, professional tour guide for your own private group
  • Plenty of time to take photos of your favourite places
  • Food and drink, although your guide will be happy to recommend local favourites along the way
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Cost of transportation on the day (if required)
  • Hotel pick up, we do recommend a centrally located start point

What To Expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PB Scotland

Walk through the iconic Royal Mile, discuss the history of Edinburgh's Old Town, and hear about the many characters who lived and died here, including Deacon Brodie, town councilman by day and master thief by night, who inspired Robert Louis Stevenson's novel The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: St Giles' Cathedral, High Street Historic Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1

The Location

Where To Go

The Witches Well, Edinburgh EH1, UK


Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Return details

Edinburgh, UK

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Lonely Planet Experiences: Private Walking Tour of Edinburgh's Highlights

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