Private Walking Tour with an Edinburgh Local

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API Provider: Rezdy and Redeam
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Location: Edinburgh
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 2.5 hours
Trip difficulty: Moderate
Max Group Size: 10
Currency: USD
Language: English
TimeZone: America/New_York
Highlights Enjoy meaningful insights from an Edinburgh local
Wander one of the city's most quaint neighbourhoods
Pick up invaluable recommendations, advice, and tips for the best pub fare and whiskies in town
Summary
Enjoy a tour of Dean Village with a private local guide
Description

Travel isn’t just about travel, it’s people, faces, food and cultures, fresh perspectives, discoveries and different ways of life - it’s about uncovering the city’s soul. It’s about connection. On your private, guided tour of Edinburgh with a local you will:

- Enjoy meaningful insights from an Edinburgh local - including cheeky tales and and colloquialisms that only fellow Scots will understand!
- Wander one of the city's most quaint neighbourhoods, Dean Village, with your private local guide
- Hear how locals describe Edinburgh- the experiences that have shaped their worldview from Brexit to their own independence movement
- Pick up invaluable recommendations, advice, and tips for the best pub fare and whiskies in town and reassurance as you explore highlights and off-the-beaten-track side streets
- Turn off the main drag and enjoy a wee dram (of whisky) or a coffee in your local guide’s favourite haunt
Alternatively, the city is known for its' botanical gins, so lighten things up with a G&T.Learn first-hand what locals love about Edinburgh from someone who knows the place inside-out

Despite centuries of bloody wars and battles, Edinburgh developed as a prosperous commercial city, trading wool, cattle and leather goods. Today Edinburgh’s mill-workers and tanneries have given way to besuited bankers, artists and some of the UK’s most beautiful boutique hotels. Called Auld Reekie by Scots, the unique character of the city has been immortalised in countless songs and prose. Edinburgh’s modern-day authors, including JK Rowling, Alexander McCall Smith, Irvine Welsh, and Ian Rankin helped secure its place at the forefront of European culture when UNESCO awarded the Scottish capital with the first City of Literature Award in 2004. For visitors strolling Edinburgh is a joy, especially Dean Village, where handsome medieval buildings, cobblestone streets, spire-topped churches and historic Edinburgh Castle are backdropped by Pentland Hills

Enjoying a private, guided tour with an Edinburgh local will help you discover the sights that tourists so often miss on its windy streets and punishing hills. From fairies to unicorns, hear the intriguing backstories and fantastical stories which bring Scotland to life. There is no substitute for spending an afternoon with a true Scot, who will not only help you swerve the tartan-splashed tourist traps and overpriced wool-ware, but who will show you the best places to pick up authentic mementos and one-of-a-kind whiskies. Your tour is immersive - bringing meaningful and like-minded interesting people together that would never meet if you stuck to the main tourist drag. Experience the humour, subtle nuances, social conventions and psyche of a place over a beer or coffee, and then jot down your guide’s real version of “the must-do Edinburgh”

 Please note: due to COVID-19, pubs may be closed. Your guide will endeavour to find a place to have a drink, but given the extraordinary circumstances, this may not be possible

Included A wee dram or a cheeky pint with your local guide
A friendly, professional tour guide for your own private group
Plenty of time to take photos of your favourite places
Excluded Food and additional drinks, although your guide will be happy to recommend local favourites along the way
Gratuities (optional)
Know before you book This is a walking tour
No transport costs are included. Your guide will help you get around on the day
Know before you go Please bring comfortable walking shoes
Please bring any medical requirements you need throughout the day
Please bring appropriate clothing for the weather
Additional Information Not wheelchair accessible
Health Items Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff, Social distancing enforced throughout experience, Gear/equipment sanitized between use, Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized, Guides required to regularly wash hands

Operating Info

Booking Cut-off 48 hours
Minimum 1 guests per booking
Maximum 10 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation

Operating Type:

Fixed Times

Season:

Season: From 01-06-2020 To 01-04-2021
Sunday 09:30, 14:00
Monday 09:30, 14:00
Tuesday 09:30, 14:00
Wednesday 09:30, 14:00
Thursday 09:30, 14:00
Friday 09:30, 14:00
Saturday 09:30, 14:00

Locations

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 55.955362, -3.211213
Address: St Bernard's Well, MacKenzie Pl, Edinburgh, EH3 6TS, GB
Notes:
Start Location Notes St Bernard's Well, MacKenzie Pl, Edinburgh, EH3 6TS, GB
Start Location Notes 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States
Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 40.7025714, -73.99056
Address: 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States
Notes:
Start Location Notes St Bernard's Well, MacKenzie Pl, Edinburgh, EH3 6TS, GB
Start Location Notes 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 24 hours
Cancellation Notes: Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund

Pricing

Other Information

FAQ

Will there be other people on the tour or is it just us?

All of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.,

Are entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?

In the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

What is your cancellation policy?

On tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration.To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

Who do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?

At Travel Curious, we provide a free concierge service to help you plan your time abroad and they will be able to answer any questions you may have about this tour or any other tours. We are normally able to customise or personalise tours to suit your needs.Please do get in touch by either using the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, sending an email to or calling 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

Am I able to book more than one tour?

Absolutely, you can book as many tours as you like! You can add them to your cart by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button or you can get in touch and we can put together an itinerary for you. To get in touch, you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

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