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Unlock Tours: Hand-picked Edinburgh Walking Tours you will love!

Edinburgh Walking Tours

We have some tremendously exciting news to share with you! Our sister company, Unlock Tours, has finally launched! After months of planning and curating a delightful range of Edinburgh walking tours, we’re thrilled to finally introduce Unlock Tours and their range of small group and private Edinburgh walking tours. To share a little more about the exciting venture, we’ll let Unlock Tours takeover!

“Unlock Tours aims to Unlock Edinburgh for you.”

We’re all extremely passionate about Edinburgh so we can’t wait to share what this magnificent city has to offer with you. Each one of our Edinburgh walking tours has been lovingly designed to ensure that our guests has the very best time. We have opted for very small groups of just 6-8 people and our team consists of knowledgeable locals who are also experts in their fields. Additionally, we wanted to ensure that both locals and first-time visitors would have an equally good time on our tours so as well as pointing out iconic Edinburgh landmarks, we will take you off the beaten path to discover the city’s best-kept secrets.

So without further ado, keep scrolling to discover our collection of hand-picked Edinburgh walking tours!

1. Early Bird

You’ll be so rewarded when you get up for our Early Bird Tour. There’s something very special about the early morning in a city – those moments when it’s still lovely and quiet before the hustle and bustle of the day starts. The early bird does catch the worm after all! This is the perfect tour for locals and visitors who like to start their day with a good walk and enjoy the peace and quiet that exists in the morning. We welcome dog walkers and there will be plenty of opportunities to have a good chat along the way.

More info: www.unlocktours.com/early-bird

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2. Food Tours

Here’s one for all you foodies! Over the years, Edinburgh has become a fantastic foodie destination so we thought it was only right to include a few fabulous Edinburgh Food Tours. We’ve so enjoyed curating our Edinburgh food tours and getting to know the wonderful independent business owners who work tirelessly and with great skill to deliver mouthwatering foods.

We tried to think what our perfect Afternoon tea would comprise of and our Delicious Indulgences Walking Afternoon Tea Tour was born! This tour is for anyone wanting to treat themselves or their loved ones to a relaxing and fun afternoon of indulgence and who loves tea, cakes, ice cream and chocolate. It takes place in one of Edinburgh’s loveliest neighbourhoods. Our guide will give Edinburgh tips for any visitors to the city as well as leading you on a delicious journey. All the businesses we’ll visit are skillful family businesses with interesting stories and they are all absolutely excellent at what they do.

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We are so excited about our Meet The Artisans Food Tour because you’re going to have the opportunity to meet skilled people who are such amazing experts at what they do and are so knowledgeable. And they’re going to share some of that knowledge with you! This tour is perfect for foodies and anyone who loves supporting local communities and shopping local. All the businesses we visit are family businesses. The tour takes place in one of Edinburgh’s most vibrant and lovely neighbourhoods with a wealth of independent eateries and boutiques and our guide can make tips and suggestions on places to go after the tour for any visitors to the city as well as leading you on this fascinating journey.   

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3. Instagram Photography Tours

Edinburgh is an Instagrammers dream with photo opportunities around almost every corner. There’s a brilliant photo opportunity around every corner, making it an Instagrammer’s paradise. On our Edinburgh Photography Tours, you’ll learn brilliant tips and tricks for getting the best out of photos on your Smartphone from an Instagram expert as well as where to take the best photos.

You’ll struggle to find anywhere as charming and picturesque as Edinburgh’s historic Old Town. With Edinburgh Castle towering majestically over the city, the extinct volcano Arthur’s Seat looming in the distance, and early examples of skyscrapers rising in a disordered fashion, Edinburgh’s Old Town has a wealth of Instagram opportunities just waiting for you to capture. Our 2.5 hour very small group Instagram tour leads you up Edinburgh’s Royal Mile – the heart of Edinburgh’s UNESCO World Heritage Site – to discover some of Old Town’s most Instagrammable sights as well as lesser known hidden gems.

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Our other Instagram Photography tour takes you through Edinburgh’s photogenic New Town. Edinburgh’s Georgian New Town is one of the most beautiful areas of a city anywhere in the world. It’s an Instagram delight and we’ll show you the Insta hotspots, many of which are hard to find. Our 2.5 hour very small group Instagram tour leads you along elegant streets and picturesque cobbled lanes, through one of Edinburgh’s most loved neighbourhoods and along a river running through the middle of the city before discovering one of Edinburgh’s prettiest areas, Dean Village, where we will finish the tour.

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4. Hidden Gem Tours

Even many Edinburgh locals won’t know where many of the treasures are that we’ll share with you on our Hidden Gems Tours of the Old Town and New Town. We’ll take you off the tourist trail, down the closes and lanes where you’ll make so many wonderful discoveries, hearing fun and interesting stories along the way. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to take wonderful photos too.

Edinburgh’s Old Town is so mysterious and fascinating with an incredible past and so many stories to tell – and we’ll share them with you on this wonderful very small group (max 6 guests) walking tour. Edinburgh is one of the world’s most beautiful cities – we all know about Edinburgh Castle – but the real gems in the city are hidden and only accessible on foot, especially in this part of Edinburgh, and that’s why we designed our Old Town Hidden Gems Walking Tour.

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Edinburgh is one of the world’s most beautiful cities – we all know about Edinburgh Castle, but the real gems in the city are hidden and only accessible on foot and that’s why we designed our New Town Hidden Gems Tour. For visitors to the city, this is an opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of the busy Royal Mile to wander through the quiet Georgian New Town along some of the most beautiful streets in the world. Our guide will bring the city to life for you, telling you what goes on behind closed doors and the fascinating stories of people who have called Edinburgh home through the centuries and we’ll try to include some surprises along the way too.

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5. Edinburgh Private Walking Tours

Our Private Tours of Edinburgh are the perfect way to make the most of the city and unlock its secrets, whilst enjoying the undivided attention of your guide. So, if you’d prefer not to be part of a small group (but our groups are very small with just 6-8 people) then our tours are all able to be booked privately.

These Edinburgh Private Tours are perfect for families, friends, work colleagues or anyone wanting to treat themselves to an extra special experience. We’re in the business of creating magical memories and our food tours, hidden gems tours and Instagram photography tours can all be booked privately. If you have particular interests and would like to put together a bespoke tour of Edinburgh for yourself or a loved one, or if you’d like to take a couple of our tours privately on the same day, please contact us and we’ll be delighted to help.

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