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Edinburgh Super Saver: Underground Vaults Walking Tour and Blair Street Underground Vaults Evening Walking Tour

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Overview

Experience two of Edinburgh’s top-selling tours at a discounted rate on this Edinburgh Super Saver. Descend to the dimly lit Edinburgh Vaults, 18th-century chambers shrouded in legend, on a 1.5-hour walking tour, and then search Scotland’s capital for restless spectres on a 1.5-hour ghost walk. Visit the Blair Street vaults and the Cannongate Kirkyard, two of Edinburgh’s most haunted locations, and learn of the city's dark history. This small-group tour is limited to 15 people to maintain an intimate atmosphere.
  • Edinburgh Super Saver combing a 1.5-hour underground vaults tour and a 1.5-hour ghost tour
  • Enjoy two of Edinburgh's top-selling tours and save money
  • Descend to Edinburgh's underground vaults and discover the dark history of the subterranean labyrinth
  • Visit two of Edinburgh's most haunted locations, Cannongate Kirkyard and the Blair Street vaults, on a ghost tour
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 people
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Visit to Canongate Graveyard
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Hotel pickup and drop off
Food and drinks, unless specified
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Departure Point

High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UK

Mercat Cross, High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RF. Look for the 8 sided monument with white Unicorn on top. You will find a member of our visitor services team waiting here to check you in. They will be dressed in black, holding an iPad, wearing an orange lanyard & holding a black & orange umbrella.

Return Details

Edinburgh EH8 8FA, UK

Canongate Kirk, 153 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BN. This tour ends in the Graveyard of the Canongate Kirk on the Royal Mile, about an 8 minute walk straight down the hill from where your tour began.

Underground Vaults Walking Tour in Edinburgh (1.5 hours):

At either 2pm or 4pm, greet your guide on Edinburgh High Street, opposite St. Giles High Kirk, and receive an overview of the dark history of the Edinburgh Vaults, a subterranean network of chambers beneath the 19 arches of South Bridge.

Descend to the vaults, shrouded in atmospheric darkness, and listen to tales of the underground community that once thrived below ground. Hear haunting stories of Infirmary Street, the former site of Edinburgh’s medical school, and search for signs of human habitation. 

After 1.5 hours, return to sea level and spend time at leisure until your ghost tour at 7:30 or 8:30pm.

Blair Street Underground Vaults Evening Walking Tour in Edinburgh (1.5-hour)

On the high street, beside St. Giles High Kirk, greet your costumed guide and immediately immerse yourself in the dark past of Edinburgh. Terrifying tales set the scene as you stroll towards the Blair Street vaults under the cloak of darkness.

Descend to the vaults, renowned for their sightings of restless souls, and explore narrow passages while you hear stories of body snatchers, cannibals, and pacts made with the devil. 

Then, emerge from the vaults and visit Cannongate Kirkyard: the final resting place of significant Scottish figures. Listen to legends surrounding James Douglas, known as the Cannongate Cannibal, and search the scenery for sightings of specters.

Your tour concludes back at your original departure point on te High Street.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • You must be aged 18+ to participate in this tour combo
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Mercat 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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Just the kind of tour we wanted.
dustintody
, Aug 2019
Unfortunately we missed our first tour due to another of our running over. They were fantastic and working to help us reschedule. And Alex was a superb tour guide. He did an amazing job setting the scene and being both theatrical and historical. We had a few rowdy drunks with us and he handled them super well, letting us enjoy the rest of the tour. Thank you Alex for the wonderful memories on our honeymoon!
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star-4
We went on both tours, which had...
Kathleen C
, May 2018
We went on both tours, which had some overlapping information. The tour provided some interesting information about Edinburgh's dark history. I would recommend one tour or the other but they were good overall.
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We went on both tours, which had...
Elizabeth J
, Oct 2017
We went on both tours, which had some overlapping information. The tour provided interesting information about Edinburgh's dark history. The first guide was a bit dry, but the second a young man was animated and funny.
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This is a rip off. They are the...
srcrosson
, Sep 2017
This is a rip off. They are the exact same tour. The ad makes it sound like they are two different locations, but they are not. You only need to do one tour. The ghost tour is a joke. Complete waste of our time waiting around to do the second exact same tour. Got more historical information from the first tour. This is a dark underground tour in confined spaces and way over booked making it very crowded.
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star-4
Overall a reasonably good tour. I...
genseeker4
, Aug 2017
Overall a reasonably good tour. I have taken others, done by another company, and felt this one felt very rushed and not enough time for photos. Could have been a bit longer, and in a smaller group.
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