Frequently Asked Questions

I offer small private walking tours in Edinburgh.  

Depending on the tour, this may be used at an additional cost particularly when travelling outside Edinburgh. There is a choice of Lothian buses, the Borders railway or private luxurious vehicles provided by Silver Swan Travel.

Within Edinburgh, walking allows you to get the best out of my tours.

Edinburgh is a compact city and very walkable.  Parking is expensive. There are not many places very close to the old town  for parking.

Yes. If photography is a particular interest, please let me know.

The tours are English language only.

The nature of the disability should be discussed with me in advance of the tour. I aim to be as inclusive as possible. Depending on where we walk, the route is often not wheelchair accessible because of the terrain and the hilly nature of Edinburgh.

This depends on the age, interests and stamina of the child. I have a tour called ‘Edinburgh for Families’ which is specifically designed for children, teenagers and the young at heart.

The minimum number is 1 person. The maximum number is 10 people.

The meeting point varies according to the tour. Each tour gives the meeting point.

Each tour states the start time. Where possible, I may be able to change the start time to suit you.

My tours operate throughout the year except when I am unavailable.

I have a selection of tours every day.

Edinburgh’s weather can be very changeable even during a day. My tours run regardless of the weather, but some adaptations may be made when there is bad weather to provide maximum shelter.

Yes. Payments are made securely online by card.

You must book at least a fortnight and in some case three weeks in advance so that I can make the necessary preparations and bookings.

The sooner you book, the greater the chance you have of securing the date and tour that you want.

I visit the old and new towns of Edinburgh, neighbourhoods of Edinburgh, Calton Hill and Leith.

 I am constantly updating and adding tours so keep an eye on the website. Further afield I intend to offer tours to Rosslyn Chapel and to the Great Tapestry of Scotland at Galashiels.

I cover a comprehensive range of topics including history, culture, food tasting, shopping, the arts and gardens.

I lead the tours myself.

My tours last from 1 hour to 8 hours.

An 8-hour tour normally includes a break for lunch or 2 shorter coffee breaks.

This depends on the tour chosen and the duration of the tour.

Generally, tours will cover 1 mile in distance for each hour walked.

I am sensitive to the mobility, walking pace and stamina of my guests and will make any necessary rest stops as required.

Yes. You can choose a selection of my tours or I can tailor to suit your requirements.

Each tour states what is included. Some tours give optional extras at additional cost.