A Warm Welcome to Old Edinburgh – Iain Stewart will meet you at 23 Mayfield for a coffee or tea and then take you by foot/public transport for your own personal, private, walking tour, into the heart of the Old Town. This tour will introduce you to the old city as it is today giving an overview and orientation of the main sights including the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, Gladstone’s Land, the Writer’s Museum (Lady Stair’s House) St. Giles Cathedral, Parliament Hall, John Knox’s House, the Trinity Kirk, the Canongate graveyard, the Scottish Parliament, and Holyrood Palace and Abbey, as well as opening your imagination to the medieval city with its’ throngs of people, its’ characters, over-crowded buildings and closes (narrow alleys). Can be rounded off with a drink at the Jolly Judge – for 23 Mayfield guests a special price of £35 per hour.
A Warm Welcome to New Edinburgh – a stand alone or a continuation of the first tour, this tour introduces the grandeur and splendour of 18th century Edinburgh including Calton Hill, Princes Street, Princes Street Gardens, the National Galleries at the Mound, George Street, and Charlotte Square, and includes an overview of the city in the ‘Enlightenment’ and ‘Romantic’ periods, periods that saw such illustrious residents as Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson. Can be finished off with a drink at Rebus’ Oxford Bar or the Café Royal – for 23 Mayfield guests a special price of £35 per hour.
A Custom Tour of Edinburgh and Beyond – Have you specific interests in Edinburgh or want to go further a-field? Want to compress the Old and the New Town into one tour? Iain can build a tour for you, from hours to days (or weeks), in Edinburgh and/or throughout the country. For transport, when needed, Iain uses an eight seater VW Transporter with air-conditioning and a full range of complimentary music. Iain has delivered great tours of Scotland (and England) since 2003; recent clients have included Pernod Ricard and Pixar. He has a degree in History (UC Berkeley 1990) and a masters with distinction in Scottish Folklore (University of Aberdeen 2007).
Iain can also arrange car hire and accommodation for your own self-drive tour of Scotland. Contact Iain for details or visit Iain’s website at www.serenityscotland.co.uk . Please enquire for driving tour prices.
All tours are private (i.e. for you) and are subject to my availability. Booking in advance is advisable.