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Edinburgh Tour Guides

Private Full Day Walking Tour of Edinburgh's Old Town

Edinburgh is a city best explored on foot, especially the historic Old Town. 

Spend the day discovering the history of our Medieval city from Edinburgh Castle at the top to Holyrood Palace at the bottom.  

Starting with a  private guided tour of Edinburgh Castle (Fast Track Admission included) you will be given a guided tour of the Castle followed by free time to explore.  

Next you will stroll through the streets of Edinburgh's Old Town and Royal Mile hearing about the characters and events that have shaped this beautiful city.  

Lunch will be at a local eatery (not included in the tour cost).

After exploring the Canongate you will end the tour at the Palace of Holyroodhouse (Fast Track Admission included).  Here you will see Mary Queen of Scots Royal Apartments and ruins of the Abbey.  This is the Queens official residence in Scotland and does occasional close at short notice.

Tour Time: 10.00 (10AM)

Duration: 6-7 hours

Tour Meeting Point: outside Gladstone's Land, Lawnmarket, Royal Mile

Palace Closures

The Palace will be completely closed on: 

  • 25 – 26 December 2019


Revised opening hours apply on the following dates:

  • 24 December 2019: Last admission at 14:15, and the Palace will close at 15:30.
  • 31 December 2019: Last admission at 14:45, and the Palace will close at 16:00.
  • 1 January 2020: The Palace will open at 11:00.