Private guided tours for groups

We offer private guided walking tours in Edinburgh for groups up to 40 people. These architecture tours in English and French are guided by a local architect and are perfect for conferences, meetings and study trips.

Browse the sample itineraries below. For custom requirements, let us know your subject of interest and we will tailor the itinerary to your group.

Prices start at £250 per tour. Our rates will depend on the group size, the length of the tour and the level of customisation required. Discounts for student groups apply.

10% of earnings from every group tour is donated to to a building conservation charity SPAB Scotland (The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings), that works on promoting traditional building crafts among young people.

Our Recent Clients

TED Summit 2019

TED Community Conference, Edinburgh


Real Estate Development Association, Denmark


Engineering company, Sweden

Climate Futures

Environmental Consultancy, UK

Verband Beratender Ingenieure e.V

Association of Consulting Engineers, Germany

University of West England

Urban Planning Students, UK

Tyréns AB

Fire Proofing Consultancy, Sweden

Viva Events

Real Estate Meeting Edinburgh 2018

AEI Agence

Architectural Studio, France


Construction Consultancy Norway​

Oxbridge International Education

For architects and town planners, China

In Edinburgh

UNESCO World Heritage Site

A city with most listed buildings in the world, Edinburgh contains a huge UNESCO World Heritage site that includes both Old and New Town. Here, the organic picturesque Old Town contrasts with the rational New Town that is the largest Georgian planned town development in the world.

Edinburgh’s topography itself provides clarity on these two contrasting urban settings by separating them with a green valley.


Contemporary architecture

In the recent decades, a generation of contemporary architecture – subtle, clever, and daring – was sensitively incorporated into the precious heritage fabric of the city. Local architects and international stars such as Enric Miralles and Fosters made successful contributions to the cityscape. 

A range of high quality housing, hotel, museum, and government projects are a frequent focus of the study trips to Scotland. 

What they say about us

Fantastic tour for a group of urban planners from UWE Bristol. The guide was flexible to our requirements and demonstrated considerable knowledge and passion as she showed us around Edinburgh's New Town. Olga was personable and professional in her approach and took effort to engage the group. We will return in the future and this tour comes highly recommended."
Nicholas, University of West England
Thank you so much for leading such an interesting architectural tour for my corporate group last week! You responded perfectly to my brief for this tour and customized the route specifically to focus on our special interest area. The clients were very impressed with your detailed knowledge and your friendly, upbeat delivery was very much appreciated! Thanks also for being so organised and for thinking ahead about practicalities. It was a pleasure to work with you and I look forward to booking another tour with Cobble Tales in the near future!"
Gwen, Viva Events

How to book

Send this enquiry form to let us know more about your trip, and we shall get back to you with an answer or a quote.