Meet your guide and small group of no more than 10 people by the Grassmarket Hotel on the Grassmarket, in the shadows of Edinburgh Castle. Set out to explore the historic Grassmarket, with its numerous pubs and music venues, and stop to admire the 17th-century Greyfriars Kirk church.
Learn more about Edinburgh’s long history as you stroll down the Royal Mile and your guide tells tales of the city’s royal residents, notorious criminals and haunted buildings. Along the way, admire architectural landmarks like St Giles’ Cathedral, Mercat Cross and the Scottish Parliament Building, and sneak a peek at the magnificent Holyrood Palace, where the Queen stays during her annual visit to Scotland.
After a comprehensive introduction to Edinburgh’s Old Town, finish your tour back in the Grassmarket, where you can enjoy lunch (own expense) at one of the many pubs or continue sightseeing independently.