Meet a Local in Edinburgh - Private Tour
- More than a guide: Even by GoBe standards, your tour leader is special. Known as a "docent" (from the Latin for teacher), this Ph.D. and M.A.-level scholar-guide will make the difference between seeing Edinburgh and understanding it.
- It's personal: This experience is all about you and your gang. Choose a departure time and customize a walk that's in step with your passions. Set a pace that works for your small group (up to 6); even tour length can be flexible.
- We come to you: Your docent will arrive at the hotel or apartment where you're staying and start out by getting you familiar with your neighborhood – its landmarks, history, nearby transport options, restaurants, markets, whisky pubs, and more.
- Experience more Edinburgh: This tailor-made intro will help you make the most of your time in town. You'll walk away with advice on local customs, recommendations for dining, shopping, insider events and concerts, and guidance on must-see sights.
- Get a jump: Let us know any specific questions or goals you have in mind when signing up for this tour, and we can personalize it even better – arriving with maps, info, suggestions, and answers pre-prepped for you.
About This Edinburgh Tour
No doubt you'll have Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Arthur's Seat, and a bunch of other marquee attractions on your hit-list, but a visit to Edinburgh can be so much more than the sum of its landmarks.
Please meet in the lobby of your downtown-area hotel or a nearby central location. Let us know the name of your hotel when you reserve this tour so we know where to meet you. Your local expert awaits with a GoBe sign with your name.
As in many cities, keep your wallet or purse secured and leave the bling behind.
Walks are held rain or shine with some variations to accommodate the weather.
If you are running late for your meeting with our guide, we ask that you call to alert us so that we can relay the message to the guide.
Buildings, museums, streets, and monuments can sometimes close without notice due to labor strikes, structural problems, or other civic disturbances.
The docent who leads a given walk may become unavailable at the last minute due to illness or other unforeseen circumstance. In these cases we will seek to re-organize the walk to accommodate the change; however, our responsibility in these cases is limited and we cannot be held liable for circumstances beyond our control.
Plan to walk for approximately 2 miles at a gentle pace. If your mobility is limited, this tour may be too challenging for you. This itinerary is not suitable for wheelchairs.
Walking Tour, Cultural, Private Tour
Public transportation may be used from time to time. Have local currency available for tickets. Your tour may involve walking only.
Ph.D. or MA-level scholar guide
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Suitable for all ages. Traveling with children 12 years of age and younger? Tell us their ages and interests during the booking process so we can match you with the best guide.
Price of the tour does not include entrance fees, meals or necessary transportations. These will be paid on the spot by the participants.
Choose your date and time very carefully. Only a portion of this tour is refundable from the time of booking; within 72 hours of operation, it is fully non-refundable.
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