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Walking Tour of Edinburgh's Old Town - History and Tales

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Walking Tour of Edinburgh's Old Town - History and Tales

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

This walking tour of Edinburgh is a great choice for first-time visitors who want to get their bearings of the city and learn more about its history. By exploring the city with a guide, you’ll be able to stop looking at a map and focus on enjoying the sites around you. Your guide will teach you about secret places locals love, as well as the Old Town’s most famous sites. Highlights include St. Giles’ Cathedral, the Mercat Cross, Edinburgh Castle, and much more. 
  • The perfect overview tour for first-time visitors to Edinburgh
  • Visit many sites in the UNESCO-listed Old Town in one day
  • Exploring Edinburgh with a guide means you won’t get lost
  • A walking tour takes you to areas that can’t be accessed by car
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192 High St , 192 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RW, UK

Tour departs from outside Caffè Nero on the Royal Mile besides the statue of Adam Smith. Just look for our green and white umbrellas.

Edinburgh Old Town , Edinburgh Old Town, Edinburgh, UK

The tour will end within a 5min walk of the Royal Mile.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • These tours run all the year round so please wear clothing that is appropriate for the Scottish climate and come in footwear that you are comfortable in for a two hour walking tour on the historic streets of Edinburgh.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please Note - Children, aged 15 and under, will not be able to join the tour unless accompanied by a responsible adult
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Little Fish Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Walking Tour of Edinburgh's Old Town - History and Tales?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Walking Tour of Edinburgh's Old Town - History and Tales.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Walking Tour of Edinburgh's Old Town - History and Tales?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Walking Tour of Edinburgh's Old Town - History and Tales.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Walking Tour of Edinburgh's Old Town - History and Tales?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Walking Tour of Edinburgh's Old Town - History and Tales.

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  • "I'd recommend taking a tour even if you've been to Edinburgh before, it gives some great insights and it's fun!" See review
  • "As a first time visitor to Edinburgh, a walking tour is a good way to have a look around." See review

Reviews

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star-5
The tour guide Lucas was...
Douglas_Y
, Oct 2021
The tour guide Lucas was exceptional and made the tour so much fun and informative. His knowledge of history was tremendous.
star-5
Excellent tour
Stephen_F
, Oct 2021
Our guide Alistair was very informative and knowledgeable and brought the tour to life with some super info and stories
star-5
Value for the money
Vivienne_A
, Oct 2021
Our guide John was excellent. So informative but done in a fun way. I would happily recommend the tour and would ask for John as a guide.
star-5
Well worth doing. A great tour.
Louise_T
, Oct 2021
Luca was a great guide. Brought stories to life & so knowledgeable about Edinburgh. Highly recommend.
star-2
Not what we expected. Wanted more on buildings, not very lengthy historical lectures. Little movement. Left after 1 hour
James_S
, Oct 2021
Overall a disappointment. Should have researched the content more thoroughly. Shorter stops and more succinct narrative would have been better.
star-5
Great tour
Sarah_K
, Oct 2021
Guide Ben was excellent. Really entertaining and informative. We learned lots about the history of Edinburgh and some fun quirky facts.
star-5
History and storytelling
Alan_D
, Oct 2021
John's fantastic story telling brought Edinburgh's history to life. We particularly enjoyed the story of the royal stones journey back to Scotland.
star-5
Informative tour of Edinburgh Okd Town
Ian_B
, Oct 2021
A great tour of the old town led very informatively by John. Questions welcomed and answered well. Really glad we did this early in our weekend in Edinburgh.
star-5
We learned a lot!
Sarah_B
, Oct 2021
The guide, John, is very knowledgeable and he delivers the information with great humour. We learned a lot and found some different parts of the city.
star-5
Alister did an amazing...
Kelly_M
, Sep 2021
Alister did an amazing job! His humor made it a great experience. I would definitely recommend this tour.

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