Edinburgh Old Town Private Self-Guided Tour

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Pricing Info: Per Person


Departs: Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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See the best of Edinburgh Old Town, learn all about its history—and explore totally independently, without worries of crowds—on this private, self-led audio tour. The creator of this amazing experience is Jule, who will be your audio voice and "virtual" companion during the whole experience.

Upon booking, download the app to your smartphone and use when, and as often, as you’d like, for up to three weeks. You’ll see neighbourhoods and landmarks like The Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, St Giles’ Cathedral, the Grassmarket, the Writers Museum and much more, and will learn behind-the-scenes stories from the audio narration of a Local Expert.

Please note: when booking, you will get a separate email with instructions on how to download our app and redeem your unique code (this code is different from your booking reference number!).

What's Included

3 weeks unlimited access to this Self-Guided Tour on the app

Audio guide, videos, pictures, recommendations and all the info you need

Jule will guide you through an audio guide (no computer-generated voice!)

Map, directions, GPS route and stops of each tour

You will get an email with instructions to activate your tour (booking reference isn't the code!)

What's Not Included

Any entrance fee for the attractions mentioned during the tour

In-person Guide

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 8 - 90

Additional Info

  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Service animals allowed
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Service animals allowed
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Royal Mile
Our tour starts at the Royal Mile, the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. The Royal Mile is actually made up of four different streets: Castlehill and Lawnmarket at the top, the High Street and Canongate at the bottom. You will discover why it is called "the Royal Mile" and all there is to know about it.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Edinburgh City Chambers
The City Chambers of Edinburgh were built in 1760 and are the meeting place of the City of Edinburgh Council. They are also a popular wedding spot in Edinburgh.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Mercat Cross
The original Mercat Cross was erected in the 12th century. The Mercat Cross used to be the place for medieval punishments: learn all about its past and why today it is still an emblem of the city.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Learn all about the past history of Scotland, England and their Parliamnets. Why is there still a parliament in Scotland? You will understand everything at this stop.

• Admission Ticket Free

John Knox Statue
Learn all about John Knox, his past and his relationship with the city of Edinburgh.

• Admission Ticket Free

St Giles' Cathedral
St Giles Cathedral is named after the patron saint of Edinburgh, Saint Giles (b. 650-d. 710) and it was originally built in the 12th century.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Heart of Midlothian
Understand what's myth and what's reality about this beautiful cobblestone heart in the middle of the street.

• Admission Ticket Free

Estatua David Hume
Understand everything about this influential philosopher who lived during the Scottish Enlightenment. Why is he so important to the city?

• Admission Ticket Free

Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle, perched on top of Castle Rock, is the longest-inhabited place in Edinburgh. Discover the amazing stories behind this incredible settlement!

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Discover the past and amazing stories behind one of the most lively and touristic venues of the city, and probably from Scotland.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Writers' Museum
Learn about the three famous Scottish writers that the Scottish Writer’s Museum features. You will discover why Edinburgh was named the first UNESCO World Literature City in 2004 and has been called home by countless successful authors.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Greyfriars Bobby
Discover the story behind the most famous dog in Scotland!

• Admission Ticket Free

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