Secrets of the Royal Mile walking tour of Edinburgh
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Secrets of the Royal Mile walking tour of Edinburgh

4.1/5
Great
Based on 11 reviews
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£19.41
Free cancellation
language
Language: English
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Availability: Thursday to Sunday
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Mobile voucher accepted
duration
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Do this because
  • Go beyond the guidebooks and explore Edinburgh’s Old Town with an expert guide
  • Learn about royalty, writers, philosophers – and everyday Edinburgh folk
  • Discover another side of the capital on this walking tour
  • Get immersed in the past, lost in the stories with audio guides and a live storyteller
  • Enjoy a small group experience with a local storyteller for a more personalized experience
What to expect

Discover an Edinburgh beyond the reach of tour buses and guidebooks. Your expert guide will take you on a one and a half hour walking tour to all the places where history was made – the wynds, closes, courtyards and homes of Edinburgh’s Old Town. You’ll be hanging on your tour guide’s every word, as the true stories of the capital’s past unfold.

The characters? Think Mary Queen of Scots, David Hume, Adam Smith and Robert Burns. But you’ll go far beyond the well-known facts and faces – uncovering another side of the city, and Scotland’s past. From crime and culture to politics and everyday events, all Edinburgh life is here – expertly told by your guide.

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What's included
  • check Audio-guided tour
  • check Guided walking tour
  • check Use of equipment
  • check Headsets (to hear the guide)
  • check Local guide
Where

Mercat Cross, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, United Kingdom

Meeting point:
The Mercat Cross is an 8 sided monument situated on The Royal Mile. Please arrive at the meeting point Mercat Cross, Royal Mile, at least 15 minutes before the beginning of your tour to allow time to check in.
What to remember
  • This tour is suitable for children aged 5+, but please note that babies and strollers are not permitted
  • Please arrive at the meeting point (Mercat Cross, Royal Mile, EH1 1RF) at least 15 minutes before the beginning of your tour to allow time to check in
  • Concession tickets apply to seniors (aged 65+) and students (aged 18+) with a valid student ID
  • Your tour will be conducted by a live, English-speaking guide (no other language options available)
  • Please bring your own set of 3.5 mm jack headphones (where possible) for use with the TourTalk devices, otherwise these can be provided for you
  • Please note anyone who appears to be under the influence of alcohol will not be permitted to join the tour
  • This tour runs in all weather conditions, please dress accordingly to the weather. Sensible walking shoes are advised
  • Please note only service dogs are welcome on this tour, no other pets
  • The maximum number of participants is 18 people
  • Tour ends: Edinburgh Castle esplanade, Castlehill, EH1 2NG
  • This tour is wheelchair accessible
  • Suitcases and large rucksacks are not permitted on the tour
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Provider
Mercat Tours
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

What people say about this experience

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4.1/5

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Value for money

4/5

  • Henk

    From United States of America - October 2022

    Travelled as a couple

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Top tour! Het is een tour waarbij de gids verteld over de Royal Mijl en jij luistert naar haar/hem via een koptelefoon (die krijg je bij aanmeldpunt) ...

  • Maria

    From United States of America - July 2022

    Travelled with family

     

    35 - 44 years old

    Great

    Overall rated

    3/5

    Negatief meer over de boeking. Deze moest ik twee maal doen en bleek dat hij nog niet was doorgekomen. Na een telefoontje van de gids mochten we toch ...

  • Anonymous

    From France - November 2018

    Great

    Overall rated

    4/5

    Comme prévu....

  • Anonymous

    From Italy - August 2018

    Great

    Overall rated

    4/5

    Guida competente ed empatica. Esperienza che consiglio.

  • Anonymous

    From United Kingdom - May 2018

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Informative and very well presented

  • Anonymous

    From Italy - March 2018

    Great

    Overall rated

    4/5

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