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Hidden Gems of Edinburgh

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Experience hosted by Nick

3 hours
Includes tickets, equipment
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Discover auld (old!) Edinburgh and spend the better part of a day following your host through the quirky, cranky, swanky, antique streets of this utterly charming Scottish city.

Start the day in a secret garden or discover hidden closes (the Scottish word for alley) like World’s End Close. Old Edinburgh has a vibrant art scene and the City Art Centre hosts a variety of design and photography exhibitions.

Immerse yourself in all things literature and explore the Scottish Storytelling Centre. There are even poems inscribed into the pavements in this city - your host will take you to see one of two of these hidden gems, which most people walk straight over.

Visit a pub which comes with its own four-legged guardian, explore fascinating bookstores, uncover the oldest nooks in the most ancient of neighborhoods and stroll through one of the parks that boast the brisk beauty of the highlands. As the beating heart of the highlands, Edinburgh is full of folklore and traditions that date back to their pagan roots.
Discover auld (old!) Edinburgh and spend the better part of a day following your host through the quirky, cranky, swanky, antique streets of this utterly charming Scottish city.

Start the day in a secret garden or discover hidden closes (the Scottish word for alley) like World’s End Close. Old Edinburgh has a vibrant art scene and the City Art Centre hosts a variety of design and photography exhibitions.

Immerse yourself in…

Nick's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Tickets
    Locals insider's knowledge
  • Equipment
    A personalized experience
From $42
/ person
Thu, Jan 28
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$42 per person
$42 per person
Fri, Jan 29
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$42 per person
$42 per person
Sat, Jan 30
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$42 per person
$42 per person

Meet your host, Nick

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 2 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi, I’m Nick, and I work alongside a brilliant team: Gwen, Zainab, Richard and a bunch of adventurous local guides. Gwen in an ex-singer who also used to work as a Lady of the Court at medieval banquets in Midlothian, Zainab is an Edinburgh-born psychology student who speaks four languages, and Richard is a chemical physics graduate aspiring to be a comedy writer and performer. One thing we have in common is that we’re passionate about our city, and we love to share its magic with travelers like you. Join us for an unforgettable experience as we discover the hidden gems of Edinburgh – Scotland’s creative capital that’s overflowing with art, drama, literature, comedy, music, and food.

Nick will be your prime point of contact during your booking process, helping to answer your questions and queries.
Hi, I’m Nick, and I work alongside a brilliant team: Gwen, Zainab, Richard and a bunch of adventurous local guides. Gwen in an ex-singer who also used to work as a Lady of the Court at medieval banquets in Midlothian, Zainab is an Edinburgh-born psychology student who speaks four languages, and Richard is a chemical physics graduate aspiring to be a comedy writer and performer. One thing we have in common is that we’re passionate about our city, and we love to share its magic with travelers like…
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Where you'll be

You'll dive into Old Edinburgh’s literary legacy, discover a secret garden and hidden closes (the Scottish word for alley) like World’s End Close and get to know the city’s local arts scene as you visit the City Art Centre and a few local galleries. Visit a historic pub with its own four-legged guardian and be mesmerized by the city’s medieval architecture and unique history.

2 reviews

Laura
February 2020
It's a company that hires a lot of guides, you fill out a questionnaire and get matched with someone well suited for you. My tour was hosted by Gwen and it was absolutely amazing!! I learned a lot and saw so many cool things I'd never find on my own. It was just really fun and I wasn't bored even for a second. And even before our meeting I got some great reccomendations for things to do that we couldn't fit in our time together. I honestly couldn't imagine anything better.
It's a company that hires a lot of guides, you fill out a questionnaire and get matched with someone well suited for you. My tour was hosted by Gwen and it was absolutely amazing!!…
Pablo
February 2020
friendly tour and great for newcomers to get their bearings!

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.