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Private Walk: Edinburgh Old Town and New Town
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Private Walk: Edinburgh Old Town and New Town

By Edinburgh Walks
Recommended by 100% of travellers
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from
HK$1,289.91
per group (up to 8)
from
HK$1,289.91
per group (up to 8)

Lowest price guaranteeFree cancellation

Duration:
3–4 hours
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:
Mobile
English


  • Start guided walk from your accommodation if you are living centrally
  • Professional award winning guide
  • Small private group
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • If your accommodation (hotel, b&b, Airbnb etc) is situated in central Edinburgh we will start the walk from there. If this is not possible, we will advise you of the meeting point.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 166909P1

  • Most travellers can participate
  • Adaptable to allow wheelchair accessibility
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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

A note from Private Walk: Edinburgh Old Town and New Town
  • *All walks provided conform to the safety guidance of the Scottish Government. *The majority of our guided walk are conducted outside in a private group setting. *Guides will utilise face masks in enclosed spaces where necessary.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Private Walk: Edinburgh Old Town and New Town?
How much is Private Walk: Edinburgh Old Town and New Town?
Private Walk: Edinburgh Old Town and New Town price starts from HK$1,438.55. Discover and book Private Walk: Edinburgh Old Town and New Town on Tripadvisor
What is the Private Walk: Edinburgh Old Town and New Town cancellation policy?
Private Walk: Edinburgh Old Town and New Town cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Private Walk: Edinburgh Old Town and New Town on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Private Walk: Edinburgh Old Town and New Town?
Private Walk: Edinburgh Old Town and New Town is hosted by Edinburgh Walks. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Edinburgh Walks on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Private Walk: Edinburgh Old Town and New Town on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 166909P1

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See departure details
  • Pass by
    Edinburgh Old Town
    New Town
  • You'll return to the starting point
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

George K
George K
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A must-do in Edinburgh
We had a most pleasant and extremely informative private group walk with Gerry around the New Town and Old Town are
Mdcart
Mdcart
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Edinburgh’s Country in the City
A brilliant day out guided by Gerry who was highly informative and great company. Saw an area of Edinburgh which w
617ab
617ab
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Day Trip to the Borders
Adrian took us on a guided tour of the Scottish Borders, stopping at two mills, a distillery, and Abbotsford. We e
azgoodman
azgoodman
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Edinburgh Walks
We enjoyed our private walk with Gerry immensely. He was so knowledgeable and we thoroughly enjoyed all the extra
nitsirkcar
nitsirkcar
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Walk to Leith- Excellent
Our family thoroughly enjoyed our walking tour to Leith. Gerry is easy going and very knowledgeable. I would high
350jenniel
350jenniel
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Short trip, but felt like I saw it all!
We were only in Edinburgh for two nights and I knew there was so much to see in so little time. I know a profession
scottandlesliebatch
scottandlesliebatch
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Wonderfully informative, friendly, and enjoyable tour!
Gerry did a marvelous job tailoring a tour to our particular interests, based on input from us when we exchanged em
Ian W
Ian W
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Excellent Local Knowledge
Gerry has great local knowledge accumulated from a lifetime of living in Edinburgh and walking its streets. His fas
sjb2000
sjb2000
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Great Tour Guide
Gerry took us around Edinburgh for a 1/2 a day in the rain and we loved it. He was very knowledgeable and kept the
stchris2pher
stchris2pher
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Hidden Truths on Harry Potter and other local tales
I've never done a walking tour before and I hope that any future ones are half as good as Gerry's! Gerry met us at
Jón Þ
Jón Þ
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Excellent time wiht Edinburgh Walks
My group of twelve got to Edinburgh in the middle of october and we had an excellent time. Gerry at Edinburgh Walks
karineclaes1
karineclaes1
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Definitely a must
I booked this tour for me and my daughter and we were delighted. Gerry was an amazing and very friendly guide. He t
discriminator
discriminator
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Thoroughly Enriches Experience of a Great City
Gerry's passion for history, love for his city and delight in sharing that passion and love makes for a wonderful 1
Giuliana V
Giuliana V
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Customized tours from a lifelong Edinburgh insider
Gerry is a wonderful tour guide, full of information and easy to get along with. As a former policeman and a lifelo
Mullers178
Mullers178
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One not to be missed
Found on the Internet, from my first phone contact to discuss with Gerry, this was a truly great experience. He was
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Desire B
Celebration, FL1 contribution
Gerry was an excellent guide. We were a group of 5 and felt the price was of remarkable value. Gerry was very flexible, knowledgeable, and charming. The tour started at the door of our accommodation and ended where at a convenient spot for some lunch after. We got to let Gerry know in advance what our interests were and he made sure to not only point out areas of interest but to enhance the experience with stories and anecdotes. We will be referring Gerry to anyone heading to Edinburgh as it was a great way to be introduced to the astounding city.
Written 13 January 2022
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Gerry2675
Hi Desiré, Thank you very much for your kind review. It was fun, I learned a lot about you and your family and we had a great beer en route. What more could I ask for. You were a pleasure to guide around my beautiful city and I hope you will come back soon as there is so much more to see. In fact, Haste ye back! Gerry.
Written 16 January 2022
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Diana E
Seattle, WA1 contribution
The information that our guide provided as we walked around the city. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly, informative, and accommodating. He let us add two members to the group at the last minute and incorporated several stops our group added to the itinerary. It was an excellent tour from start to finish. Highly recommend.
Written 22 July 2022
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Gerry2675
Hi Diane. Thank you for your kind review. You have a personal connection with the city and I hope we made the day special for you and your family. Happy travels and please don't hesitate to get in touch should you return.
Written 25 July 2022
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156judit
Cheshire, UK35 contributions
Our party of 9 had a delightful walk through the city’s highlights, led by Gerry. Our walk started at Carlton Hill taking in the stunning views across to Leith and Holyrood Castle, then down to the Old Town seeing its historical highlights, winding through the cobbled streets stopping to share stories and fables, pointing out key historic monuments and buildings, then finishing in a lovely pub.
The pace was just right and suited our mixed age group. We didn’t feel rushed and the walk avoided the crowds. Gerry’s local knowledge and ability to connect with people is a credit to Edinburgh Tours.
A very relaxing and insightful walk which we would tap into again when visiting the city.
Written 21 September 2021
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Hi J & R. Thank you for your kind review. I am glad you enjoyed the day as much as I did. We were blessed with some decent weather and managed to fit a lot in. I hope all the photographs came out alright (that's why I always take two of each) and that the birthday celebrant had a memorable weekend. Any time you are back in the area please get in touch. There is so much more to see. Thanks again, G.
Written 30 September 2021
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Kevin P
Alliance, OH4 contributions
During our two weeks UK holiday were had several guided tours in London, Wales and Scotland. Our 4 hours with Gerry in Edinburgh were a family favorite. Gerry clearly enjoys his work and most importantly shared that with us. It really changes the experience when a guide can draw you into the tour rather than just walking around snapping photos. Gerry was great to chat with on current events as well as historic facts. Thanks again Gerry from the Phillips family.
Written 25 June 2022
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Gerry2675
Hi Kevin, Thank you to you and your family for a great day out. We saw as much as possible on a changeable day weather-wise, but from young to not-so-young it all held up. And what a great place you stayed at. Did you find the chip shop? Tell me next time you are in town...... Thanks again for this great review.
Written 28 June 2022
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Stephanie C
1 contribution
Gerry was an amazing tour guide! We only had one day to see Edinburgh and Gerry made this possible. He is so knowledgeable about the city . He was easy to communicate with before hand and customized our tour according to our interests. We set up a meeting time and place right by the train station. He even showed us where our Airbnb was! We enjoyed our tour and time with Gerry so much. He gave us recommendations about activities, restaurants and pubs.
My brother forgot his coat in Gerry's backpack and Gerry met us where we were eating dinner to return it. Thank you Gerry for making our short stay in Edinburgh one we will never forget! We will recommend Gerry to anyone who needs a guide in Edinburgh!
Written 11 April 2022
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Gerry2675
Hi Stephanie. It was great to see your lovely considered review of our day together. I really had fun and your family were so kind. I'm glad all went well, the whisky centre, the restaurant recommendations and the airbnb. I would be really happy to see you all again and thanks for recommending us to people coming to Edinburgh. Now you know you will need more than one day. Best to you and yours. G.
Written 12 April 2022
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Canadiana2008
Santa Monica, CA80 contributions
Walking with Gerry was like walking with a local friend, easy conversation and leisurely but not too slow pace. We booked just a day early and exchanged messages regarding our interests. Started in our Old Town hotel and ended 4 hours later in the New Town. Our favourites were the Water by Leigh, Dean and Stockbridge in the last hour.
Written 21 August 2022
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Gerry2675
Thank you very much for this kind review. As I only left you this afternoon you have been quick off the mark..... I enjoyed my time today with you both and I learned a lot. And I agree that the visit to the Dean Village and Stockbridge Market area were highlights as we got well away from the crowded city centre. Enjoy your onwards travels, keep looking up at the buildings as well as the main sights and do well with that Engineering degree. Oh, and please get in touch should you return......
Written 22 August 2022
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CC
3 contributions
The tour with Gerry was fantastic. We communicated with him in advance about our interests and he customized the walking tour for us. The conversation on the tour made us feel like we are meeting an old friend. As a bonus, his restaurant recommendations for vegetarians were excellent. I highly recommended this walking tour.
Written 14 June 2022
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Gerry2675
Thank you so much for your kind review. We had a great day together and saw so much. I hope you took some great memories away for your onward journey and I certainly learned a lot from you both. You were a delight to be with and I'm glad I met you both. Safe travels and haste ye back.
Written 16 June 2022
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Wrolt
Bath, UK29 contributions
We were lucky enough to visit Edinburgh just before lock down and were treated to one of Gerry’s guided walks. He was brilliant, charming and incredibly knowledgeable. He brought Edinburgh to life and knew so much about the history of the city. I cannot recommend him enough. So when this is all over treat yourself, get to Edinburgh and book a walk with Gerry.
Written 7 April 2020
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Hi M & W, I'm glad you had a great time in Edinburgh with Edinburgh Walks and thank you for the fab review. It is very kind of you. It was a lovely day, the sun shone and it was great to hear about you two as well. I do hope you make it back up to Edinburgh, there is so much more to show you. Remember to get in touch. Regards, Gerry.
Written 13 April 2020
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Nicole G
17 contributions
Family
I was a great tour. I will recommend this private tour to everybody who is visiting Edinburgh. Gerry can pick you up at different hotels. Also he sended us some restaurants that he recommended before we arrived. Even he checked before arriving what we like to see during the tour.
Gerry knows a lot about the City. We started in New Edinburgh and ended at the Royal Mile. Some nice details helped us to understand a lot of the history of Edinburgh.
Written 3 August 2022
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Gerry2675
Thank you so much for this great review. We had a fun time out walking and the weather held up for us which is always a bonus. We try to get a sense of what you would like to see in the city before our day together and believe you should try to gain knowledge of local restaurants and bars so they can be booked before your arrival. This should avoid any disappointment. Thanks again and I hope we meet again when you are next back in Edinburgh.
Written 5 August 2022
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Kevin D
2 contributions
The walking tour on day one of our visit to Edinburgh really helped to orient our small group on all the key historical sites in the town. Jimmy was very knowledgeable and interesting. He handled everyone's questions and he demonstrated a real affection for the city! He had great tips for us that we used during the rest of our stay!
Written 25 July 2022
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Gerry2675
Hi Kevin. Thank you for your kind review. We had a good day out and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Please pass my best wishes onto the family and I hope the rest of your vacation went well.
Written 29 July 2022
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