Frequently asked questions

We no longer offer public guided tours in Edinburgh. Instead we offer self-guided audio tours for individuals, and private guided tours for groups.

Yes, we offer PRIVATE walking tours guided by a local architect, for groups of up to 30 people. These are well suited for study trips, meetings and conferences, however design geeks on a holiday are very welcome too! Prices start at £175 per tour.

Absolutely, if you are curious about cities and culture, an architecture tour will reveal lots of insights about Edinburgh. 

The audio tour is available in English. Guided tours for private groups are also available in French.

On most audio tours of Edinburgh, we climb from 20 to a 100 steps. Our flattest walking audio tour is in the New Town.

Yes, except Dean Village where the audio tour passes through a private cemetery that does not allow dogs.

Select your audio tour and pay for it. After you paid for the tour, you will receive an activation code by email, along with detailed instructions.

To go out and do the tour, all you need is a free audio tour VoiceMap app for iPhones and Android devices. Install it on your smartphone via Apple AppStore or Google Play’s store. Then download the tour using your activation code.

Don’t forget your earphones!

Once purchased, Edinburgh audio tours are not refundable. However, your ticket will be valid indefinitely, so you can take the tour at any date, gift it to someone else, or enjoy a virtual tour.

Yes, but for the optimal experience and understanding of the content we recommend following a preset order. 

Our Edinburgh audio tours are narrated by Olga Gogoleva, the founder of Cobble Tales. Olga is an architectural designer and tutor.

Yes, audio tour gift cards are available on our gift card page.