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Essential Walking Tour of Edinburgh's Old Town

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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3 hoursMobile & paper tickets accepted

What better way to acquaint yourself with the layout of Edinburgh's medieval Old Town than a private tour with your own experienced guide.

In 3 hours your guide will cover all of the highlights of the Old Town as well as the hidden gems that the unwary visitor misses.

Your guide will scratch under the surface of each location helping the visitor to understand why the city has such a gruesome history. Although many people think it is just about the Castle, it is much more than that. It is about the people who lived and died in the Old Town.

You will hear stories of body-snatchers, of witches and the religious zealots that sent them to their deaths. We will explain how Scotland went from independent country to becoming part of the United Kingdom and its impact on Edinburgh

The 18th century was a period that saw the rebirth of Edinburgh through learning and education. This period became known as the Scottish Enlightenment. Come on this tour to be entertained and enlightened.

What's Included

  • Private guide
  • Pay-to-enter attractions.
  • Entry/Admission - John Knox House Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Holyroodhouse

What To Expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Greyfriars Kirkyard, Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QQ Scotland

We will walk through one of the oldest graveyards in Edinburgh and will tell tales of some of its most famous inhabitants.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: 21 Grassmarket Old Town, Edinburgh EH1 2HS Scotland

Brief photo stop.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Edinburgh Castle, Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NG Scotland

We will stop here for approximately 15 minutes to allow your guide to

The Location

Where To Go

8 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JU, UK


Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Return details

Abbey Strand, Edinburgh EH8 8DU, UK


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Written Reviews (3)

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We were recommended Andy by...

martinlM3664NV | Aug 2021

We were recommended Andy by a colleague had done a similar tour and was raving about how interesting and engaging Andy and his tour was. When we were booking the tour Andy's communication was great and we arrived at the Green Steps with high

My friend and I have...

Cashmonz | Jul 2021

My friend and I have recently been to Edinburgh for a few days on a bit of a jolly up / gastro tour and we wanted to plan a tour of the city for during the day. I found Edinburgh Cab tours and Andy on trip advisor and the reviews were good so I

Had this tour with a...

andrewmV8827HF | Jul 2021

Had this tour with a friend on our short two day trip to Edinburgh. Andy was absolutely brilliant. His knowledge, passion and enthusiasm shone through and gave us a fantastic experience and education. Would not hesitate to recommend to anyone

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Essential Walking Tour of Edinburgh's Old Town

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