Private tours and shore excursions to take you to the heart and soul of Edinburgh – and Scotland!


While you can’t come to Edinburgh, let 7 Hills Tours and Google Street View bring Edinburgh to you! We’re making a part-by-part audiovisual tour of Edinburgh’s iconic Royal Mile, telling you stories and details all the way from the Castle to the Palace! Each section will be approximately a half hour, but you can pause and browse on the topics and people we meet at any time. Just tee up Google Street View at the start point for each part, start the audio, and you’re off into Old Edinburgh! Why not try each part as it comes out?

Episode 1 - The Castle and Esplanade - starting point Castle Esplanade, in front of Castle gate

7 Hills Tours is one of Edinburgh’s newest and most imaginative tour companies, providing exclusive private tours and shore excursions to take you to the places that matter in Edinburgh’s and Scotland’s history and culture. PLEASE NOTE THAT TOURS ARE SUSPENDED CURRENTLY, BUT WE WELCOME ENQUIRIES FOR THE FUTURE!

Degree qualified guides, local family physician Dr Moray Grigor and Social History graduate Amanda Aikman MA (Hons.) will take you deep into our local heritage – including no less than 59 sites which appear on no other tour itinerary!

For small groups (up to 3 adults or family of up to 4 with children) – we offer tours in our luxury hybrid EV, for maximum enjoyment with minimum environmental impact.

We can also arrange minicoach versions of most of our tours, for groups of up to 18 people – just right for a spin-off activity from a conference, meeting or celebration.

And we don’t just offer vehicle tours – we also present fascinating and entertaining walking tours of Edinburgh’s iconic Royal Mile.

Tours can be provided in German as well as English, and written tour notes are available in other languages too.

With complimentary pickup and drop-off, and inclusive coffee and scones on our half-day tours, our tours are convenient and value-for-money as well as fascinating! We guarantee best prices by booking direct with us.

Try our themed tours, including an active hike up Edinburgh’s 7 Hills, and historic day tours on the trail of Mary Queen of Scots or Lothian’s most mystical places. Or how about a fully escorted 3-day trip to the legendary Isle of Jura?

Or, create with us ONE PERFECT EDINBURGH DAY – a completely customised day tour, built round your interests and our local expertise!

Browse our tour collections below, and then why not get in touch? Our wonderful capital city is waiting for you!

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Let us take you even further into Scotland’s story on our full-day tours!


Scotland’s beauty and wonder in depth, with our ultimate two and three-day tours!


Insightful and entertaining half-day walks for up to 15 guests, through Edinburgh’s historic Old Town!

what our customers say

‘We really enjoyed our Art Deco tour and very much appreciated the depth of your knowledge and enthusiasm for the subject’ (R.J., Edinburgh)

‘This was a super tour, in a high quality bus, with a dedicated driver and a knowledgeable and friendly guide.’
(G.J, West Linton, Scotland)

‘Spectacular views and engaging history’ (M.D., Kentucky)

‘What a beautiful tour. The views from the various hills throughout Edinburgh are breathtaking.’ (T.B., Fresno, California)

‘I’d recommend these tours to anyone wanting a local treat, or for any summer visitors wanting to get to know Edinburgh in a unique way.’ (R.P., West Linton, Scotland)

‘I can’t say enough good things about Moray, or the day. It was truly something I’ll never forget’ (A.J., California)

‘Intimate tour of Edinburgh’s wilder places. We learnt so much about the city, and Scotland’s history, geology, and much more. A fascinating off the beaten track insight to Edinburgh complete with a top scone stop!’ (F.M, Aultbea, Scotland)


We were delighted to host top Scotland travel blogger KAY GILLESPIE, @ChaoticScot, for a grand tour of the 7 Hills of Edinburgh! Read Kay’s brilliant blog post, as well has her other great work, by clicking the button!

(Please note that the tour is currently only available on a private, rather than ticket-by-ticket basis)