Save valuable vacation time with skip-the-line access to Edinburgh Castle on this walking tour. Avoid hours of waiting in line and breeze right inside with your priority admission ticket. Then, listen to your guide's commentary about the Scottish landmark's history as you walk through one of Scotland's most famous landmarks.
See the best of medieval yet modern Edinburgh on this walking tour with optional skip-the-line access to Edinburgh Castle. As you walk, listen as your guide shares the history of this formidable city with ancient Roman roots and UNESCO-listed pockets. Explore atmospheric cobbled walkways along the Royal Mile, breeze into Edinburgh Castle to witness royal opulence (if option selected), and pass iconic locations like St. Giles Cathedral, Parliament Square, and John Knox House.
Journey through Edinburgh’s grisliest tales on a haunted walking tour. Experience the ghastly histories of monsters, madness, and murder that cast a dark shadow on the capital city. Discover the stories and sites of witch trials, pagan rituals, and executions, and hear about local monsters that live in urban myth. Then visit the chilling Old Calton Burial Ground or Canongate Kirkyard cemetery to learn about body-snatching and some of the infamous interred.
Scotland is renowned for its unique cuisine, but Edinburgh’s foodie hotspots are best explored with a local guide. On this small-group walking tour, discover the UNESCO-listed Old and New Towns, and sample Scottish classics such as Haggis, Neeps and Tatties, Scotch whisky, and afternoon tea.
Explore a sinister side of Edinburgh on this late-night ghost walking tour that includes the Blair Street Vaults under South Bridge. Stroll mysterious alleyways as you listen to your guide’s grim and ghastly tales of treason and torture. Then venture underground for a candlelight tour of the 18th-century chambers and hear haunting stories of supernatural forces lingering in the city's darkest corners.
Discover the Edinburgh Vaults—aka South Bridge Vaults—18th-century underground chambers that lie far below the city. On this underground walking tour with an entertaining and informative guide, hear tales of this dark and almost-forgotten place built below one of Edinburgh’s busiest thoroughfares. See evidence of excavated storage spaces, human habitation, taverns with wine vaults and more!
Even if you’ve only got limited time in Edinburgh, its still possible to see the breadth of the city’s natural landscapes. Cover more sights in less time during a 3-hour bike ride which takes you from Arthur’s Seat to the beaches of Portobello and the Port of Leith. Plus, you’ll be able to choose between an electric or manual bike depending on your fitness level.
See a different side to Edinburgh and combine the best of the underground and haunted graveyard tours on this double dead walking tour, during which you visit two of the city’s spookiest attractions: South Bridge Vaults and the Covenanter’s Prison. The latter is only accessible on City of the Dead tours and our guide provides plenty of exclusive insight you wouldn’t get on your own.
Explore famous landmarks and hidden secrets in Edinburgh on this walking tour. Explore Edinburgh’s famous Royal Mile with a guide, and gain insight into famous writers and inventors who have called the city home such as Sir Walter Scott, Alexander Graham Bell and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Hear tales of Scotland's national bard—Robert Burns—and discover top landmarks such as St Giles’ Cathedral and the National Galleries of Scotland. Capture Edinburgh through the eye of your camera as you go, and find out what makes this ancient city tick.
Join us on Edinburgh's ultimate food and drink tour where you'll discover the city's hidden food and drink gems and learn why Edinburgh is the UK's number one destination to live.
I am a qualified Historian with ten years teaching experience who knows the city like the back of her hand. I can't wait to show you an authentic side Edinburgh steeped in history!
During the tour you will visit four over-the-counter eateries, sourcing local Scottish produce as well as two establishments to sample typical Scottish drink. Whilst touring, you will discover the history of two very chic, bohemian areas of Edinburgh: Morningside and Bruntsfield.
In each of the eateries you will get the opportunity to sample a free bite size taster of a particular food item. Whilst you’re sampling the taster you will find out about how that particular food was lovingly made.
Come on this tour if you're up for some fun, love good food and drink and a bit of history thrown in!
Comedy club meets history class on this walking tour with a professional comedian. Explore Old Town Edinburgh’s highlights and ask anything you want to know about Scotland. Be forewarned: this host doesn’t get too bogged down with pesky details like dates, proper names, or exact locations and there may be profanity, but if you want to have fun while learning about Edinburgh, this is your tour.
Get away from the crowded city center and taste some good-quality Scotches on this small-group walking tour around Edinburgh's New Town. Visit four bars loved by locals but missed by most visitors, including one bar that is home to more than 400 bottles of whisky. Along the way your guide shares their passion for Scotland's national drink through storytelling and insights into local culture.
This 'Harry Potter' walking tour gets fans closer to spots in Edinburgh that inspired J.K Rowling’s famous books. Walk past key sites that inspired places such as Diagon Alley, and even see the cafes and hotels where the writer wrote her book series. Your guide knows the quickest ways to get around the city on foot to fit more into your time, as well as fun facts about Harry Potter.
Get a taste of Edinburgh on this guided tasting tour. Try locally sourced dishes and drinks beyond the Royal Mile. Along the way, learn about the history of the area. Plus get recommendations on places such as bars, restaurants, museums, and galleries to go following the tour. Listen with an audio headset so you can walk at your own pace.
Dark as the devil's heart, our haunted underground network of vaults from the 1700s will stimulate and excite your senses as the sinister history of these former slum dwellings, once inhabited by the poor and unfortunate along with criminals and prostitutes, begins to come to life in your imagination! Your pulse starts to speed up as your mouth gets drier due to your heightened awareness of what surrounds you! Once experienced, never forgotten.
Hear about murder and mayhem on this night walking tour of Edinburgh, led by a ghostly guide who mixes historical fact with fable and a dash of humor. Stroll along the eerie alleyways, cobbled streets and creepy courtyards of Old Town, and visit the sites of horrific happenings. Listen to entertaining tales of the supernatural while you’re guaranteed several ghastly appearances.
Follow in the footsteps of Scottish icons like Mary, Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie as you unravel the truths and myths of Edinburgh’s royal history. Set out on a 90-minute walking tour of the UNESCO-listed Old Town, spot the royal sites along Canongate and admire the grand Palace of Holyroodhouse, The Queen’s official residence in Scotland. After a comprehensive introduction to Edinburgh’s royal roots, enjoy skip-the-line access (optional) to the Palace of Holyrood and explore the magnificent royal residence independently.
Edinburgh Walks offer unique small group private guided walks through parts of this UNESCO World Heritage city of Edinburgh. Your guide was born in Edinburgh, has lived all his life in the city and has an intimate knowledge of the place. With local knowledge to the fore, you can customise your tour to your own requirements. You are in charge.
Discover the real Edinburgh in a friendly, relaxed and informative way. You will experience breathtaking views of Edinburgh and learn about the history of the surrounding area. Each of the walks around Edinburgh will take you to places of interest and beauty that tour buses cannot reach, allowing plenty of opportunities to stop, shop, rest and take photographs.
Edinburgh, a city that HAS to be walked.
MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE - 12 PEOPLE. Learn all about Edinburgh's most historic quarter in a personal small group setting with an expert local guide. Most group tours of the Old town have up to 30 people, but not ours!
On this intimate 2 hour Walking Tour, you’ll find out how Edinburgh has evolved and developed over the past 2000 years. What were the major events that shaped it's development and who were the famous/infamous characters behind these events? We answer these questions and many more!
You'll see all of Edinburgh's most important landmarks, and some lesser known Old Town locations as well. This tour is perfect for the discerning traveller who wants the real history of the Old town.
Discover Edinburgh's Underground City, known as the city's most haunted location, on a tour that takes you below the streets. With a guide, you'll explore tunnels known as 'Damnation Alley' and learn about their history and ghosts.
Taste your way through Edinburgh on a private food and walking tour that can be fully customized to your preferences. In addition to navigating, your guide brings you to joints loved by locals and hidden gems often missed by visitors, from pubs to bakeries. The tour includes over 6 food tastings, which may include smoked Scottish salmon, haggis, neeps and tatties, and Scotch pies.
Learn about J.K. Rowling and the origins of the 'Harry Potter' books during a walking tour of Edinburgh. See places that inspired Rowling such as the Balmoral Hotel and University of Edinburgh's Old College; locales that shaped the Dementors and Ministry of Magic; and cafes where Rowling liked to write. Your guide is a 'Harry Potter' fan who shares fascinating details about the wizarding world in Edinburgh.
Edinburgh’s dark and desultory past means its streets are haunted by restless souls and wandering specters. This ghost tour—perfect for those fascinated by the supernatural—takes you to two of Edinburgh’s most haunted locations. Under the cloak of darkness, descend to the Blair Street vaults to explore a shadow-shrouded underground world. Visit Canongate Kirkyard, the final resting place of famous characters, and listen to gruesome tales of torture, cannibalism, and murder.
Hear hidden secrets from beyond the grave on this haunted vaults and graveyard walking tour in Edinburgh. As night falls across Scotland’s ancient capital, follow a guide through the streets and learn the mysteries of the city’s dark past. Visit venues believed to be haunted including Greyfriar's Kirkyard and the Nidry Street Vaults, and hear of the troubled souls of beggars, prostitutes and witches said to walk the city streets by night. Along the way, make sure to keep your wits about you for sightings of the un-dead.