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Custom Royal Mile HistoryTour

From £5 per adult

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January — December

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A bespoke walking tour around Edinburgh's historic districts at a time that suits you best.

We will happily arrange a custom-made tour especially for your group. You can choose from one of several suggested itineraries, or ask us to plan a route that matches your specific interests.

We can show you many of the most famous historic sites in the city, and also the out-of-the way corners and hidden places - closes and courtyards, pends and wynds - which you might never discover on your own.

Our guides are all local people with a great enthusiasm for our city and its history, and who love to share their knowledge.

Important. For the safety of our visitors and guides, we are operating these tours strictly in accordance with the Scottish Government's current Covid-19 guidelines. In particular: (i) Tours groups are kept small (if you are in a large group, we will split you into smaller groups, with multiple guides, at no extra cost; (ii) We take careful steps to maintain social distancing and to avoid physical contact; (iii) We will ask you for your contact details for the purposes of NHS Scotland's Test & Protect programme (details will otherwise be kept confidential and not used for any other purpose).

Contact details

Edinburgh Festival Voluntary Guides Association
City Chambers
High Street
Edinburgh - City Centre
Bespoke Private Small Group (1-16)
City Family History Walking

COVID-19 facilities

  • COVID-19 measures in place

Tour prices


  • £5 Per Adult
  • £2 Per child
  • £5 Concession
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Prices are subject to change depending on season


Tour company information

Edinburgh Festival Voluntary Guides Association

Join an expert guide for a walking tour along the Royal Mile – the heart of Edinburgh's historic Old Town. Tours are free during the Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe, with no need to book in advance. At other times, group tours can be arranged, for which a small fee is charged. All our guides are local people who love our city and are only too pleased to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with you.

Opening times

Free tours during the Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:00 and 14:00.

Group tours at other times: By arrangement