Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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clock-o2 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Edinburgh’s UNESCO-listed New Town is replete with innovative monuments and history: as the birthplace of seminal inventions such as the telephone and anesthesia, the New Town’s prosperous past begs to be discovered. This 2.5-hour walking tour, ideal for history enthusiasts, takes you to top attractions such as Princes Street, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, and the Ross Fountain. Guide commentary reveals tales of secret Edinburgh societies, inventions of the Enlightenment period, and Edinburgh’s campaign to abolish slavery. 
  • 2.5-hour walking tour of Edinburgh's UNESCO-listed New Town
  • Ideals for lovers of history and culture
  • Tick off top attractions such as Princes Street and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery
  • Discover tales of secret Edinburgh societies and the scientific development of the Enlightenment period
In front of Starbucks Coffee on the High Street, greet your guide and embark on your 2.5-hour tour of Scotland’s New Town. First, take a moment to absorb your surroundings: Scott’s Monument, in its Gothic glory, rises from Princes Street Gardens and Edinburgh Castle gazes solemnly from its hilltop perch.
First, you’ll stroll to the world’s oldest Masonic lodge while listening to tales of secret societies established in Edinburgh. Hear, too, about the campaign to abolish slavery in Edinburgh and seminal inventions created by Scots such as John Knoxx and Alexander Graham Bell.
Admire the grand architecture of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, home to portraits of Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott, and enjoy the botanical beauty of the Princes Street Gardens. Conclude your tour with a visit to the Ross Fountain, where you’ll bid your guide farewell.

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, Jul 2018

It was a very interesting tour, Our guide was terrific and very interesting. We learned a lot about the inhabitants of Edinburgh past and present, he was very educated on the architecture of the city as well. He recommended many places to visit which was nice and he also stayed after for questions, DO THIS TOUR!!!

M
, Oct 2017

A really enthusiastic and informed guide who coped with a few showers very well with humour and interest.
well worth the money.


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