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Underground Walking Tour in Edinburgh

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icon1 hour  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Step off the tourist trail and explore the Scottish capital’s hidden secrets on this underground walking tour in Edinburgh. Follow a guide from the South Bridge in Edinburgh Old Town down below street level, where a series of ancient vaults lie. As you explore the dark passageways, learn why the vaults were built, hear of the poor souls who sought refuge in the depths and discover a hidden witchcraft temple. Gain insight into city life during the 18th century, and learn of the deadly diseases which threatened Edinburgh’s inhabitants.
  • Step into Edinburgh’s hidden underground vaults with a guide
  • Explore the winding passageways and hear grisly stories from their dark past
  • Hear tales of hardship and struggle in 18th-century Edinburgh
  • Explore a side to the Scottish capital many visitors miss
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Gratuities

Departure Point

300 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PH, UK

The tour starts from the Tourist Information Police Box, outside of the Bank of Scotland. This is across the road from Deacon Brodie’s Tavern. The guide will meet everyone there. Please be there 5 minutes before the tour time.

Return Details

45 Niddry St, Edinburgh EH1 1LG, UK

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • not suitable for children under 5 years of age
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 32 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Auld Reekie Tours Ltd

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

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Underground Walking Tour in Edinburgh?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Underground Walking Tour in Edinburgh.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Underground Walking Tour in Edinburgh?
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 Underground Walking Tour in Edinburgh.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Underground Walking Tour in Edinburgh?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Underground Walking Tour in Edinburgh.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Underground Walking Tour in Edinburgh?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Underground Walking Tour in Edinburgh.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Underground Walking Tour in Edinburgh?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 32 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Underground Walking Tour in Edinburgh.

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Traveler Tips


  • "The vaults are very damp so make sure you wear suitable footwear" See review
  • "This tour is definitely worth going on at least once and I hope for your sake you get the guide Tuesday (like the day)." See review

Reviews

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star-5
My wife and I had a...
Greg_T
, Sep 2021
My wife and I had a lovely experience and we really enjoyed Frazier's banter and knowledge of Edinburgh. We'd highly recommend l.
star-4
Must do when in Edinburgh
Shernee_R
, Sep 2021
Sophie is very knowledgeable and funny. We enjoyed our walking tour and maybe i did screamed a bit 😅
star-5
Excellent experience
Wayne_C
, Sep 2021
Sophie made the experience memorable and was full of knowledge and enthusiasm. I would recommend this tour.
star-5
Great tour
Gemma_S
, Sep 2021
I don’t normally do these tours as they are normally boring. But as my mum was visiting I thought I would give it a try. It was really good. Fraser was easy to hear & follow. And I actually Lear t something.
star-5
One of my favorite tours I’ve ever been on!
Macie_Wyatt_T
, Sep 2021
Darren was amazing! He was able to hold everyone’s attention the whole time and keep us on the edge of our seats. It was the perfect mixture of history, facts, and paranormal stories, told with a great sense of humor. The vaults are so spooky and I loved that our group was the only one down there during our tour time. We had a blast and would go again in a heartbeat!!
star-5
Excellent Tour
Jessica_T
, Sep 2021
Excellent tour! Our guide Stewart was both funny and interesting! 10/10! Would defiantly recommend taking an hour out of your day in Edinburgh to go on this tour.
star-5
Very good tour. Stewart...
Sarah_M
, Sep 2021
Very good tour. Stewart was an excellent guide, very informative and funny. He brought the tour to life.
star-5
Great
Cintia_L
, Sep 2021
Tour was great! Interesting and really informative. The guide, Andrew, made the tour very enjoyable.
star-5
Amazing
Emily_E
, Sep 2021
Amazing place to visit very interesting underground tunnels good tour guide with lots of information
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you for your kind words. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your tour!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Fraser a good guide
Wendy_K
, Sep 2021
Very interesting. Fraser was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Great tour packed with information
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
We are so glad that you enjoyed your tour and will pass your kind words along to Fraser.

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