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Walking Tour of Edinburgh's Old Town - History and Tales
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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

This walking tour of Edinburgh is a great choice for first-time visitors who want to get their bearings of the city and learn more about its history. By exploring the city with a guide, you’ll be able to stop looking at a map and focus on enjoying the sites around you. Your guide will teach you about secret places locals love, as well as the Old Town’s most famous sites. Highlights include St. Giles’ Cathedral, the Mercat Cross, Edinburgh Castle, and much more. 
  • The perfect overview tour for first-time visitors to Edinburgh
  • Visit many sites in the UNESCO-listed Old Town in one day
  • Exploring Edinburgh with a guide means you won’t get lost
  • A walking tour takes you to areas that can’t be accessed by car
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192 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RW, UK

Return Details

Edinburgh Old Town, Edinburgh, UK
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • These tours run all the year round so please wear clothing that is appropriate for the Scottish climate and come in footwear that you are comfortable in for a two hour walking tour on the historic streets of Edinburgh.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please Note - Children, aged 15 and under, will not be able to join the tour unless accompanied by a responsible adult
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Little Fish Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Walking Tour of Edinburgh's Old Town - History and Tales?
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The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Walking Tour of Edinburgh's Old Town - History and Tales.
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What is the social distancing policy during Walking Tour of Edinburgh's Old Town - History and Tales?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Walking Tour of Edinburgh's Old Town - History and Tales.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Walking Tour of Edinburgh's Old Town - History and Tales?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Walking Tour of Edinburgh's Old Town - History and Tales.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Walking Tour of Edinburgh's Old Town - History and Tales?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Walking Tour of Edinburgh's Old Town - History and Tales.

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  • "I'd recommend taking a tour even if you've been to Edinburgh before, it gives some great insights and it's fun!" See review
  • "As a first time visitor to Edinburgh, a walking tour is a good way to have a look around." See review

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Great experience !
Justin_James
, Aug 2021
Luca was one of the best tour guides I’ve had, and made this tour the most memorable experience in my visit to Edinburgh. It’s a must!
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Interesting & Family friendly tour..
Jackie_H
, Jul 2021
Fantastic tour... Ben was very knowledgeable and had some great stories to tell too. Would defo recommend.. Family friendly too.. we have a 14 a d 10 Yr old....
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Wonderful tour
Lauren_W
, Jul 2021
An amazing walking tour around Edinburgh old town with beautiful sites and fascinating history. Our guide was friendly, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and also could give good recommendations for restaurants, pubs and attractions/things to do while in Edinburgh which I found very useful as a tourist. Overall a wonderful experience.
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Excellent
Beryl_S
, Jul 2021
The tour guide was very knowledgeable. We really enjoyed the tour and found it very interesting. The tour guide was passionate and very engaging. An excellent historical tour. Thank you.
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Fantastic tour
Erica
, Jul 2021
We had the most amazing tour. It was light hearted, knowledgeable, funny and very interesting. As a first time visitor to Edinburgh, a walking tour is a good way to have a look around. Would recommend this your and the guide was brilliant 🤩
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Amazing tour
Linda_L
, Jul 2021
Very knowledgeable guide, amazed at the depth of his knowledge of the history of Edinburgh along with amusing anecdotes.
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Wonderful walking tour
Abi
, Jul 2021
Fantastic tour, guide was excellent and very knowledgeable, will do it again the next time I visit Edinburgh
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The best tour ever!
Danylo_L
, Jul 2021
The sense of humor is perfect. Also, a lot of information which is not easy to find! P.S. Thank you for restaurant recommendation
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Great walking tour
Lyn
, Jul 2021
Our guide was interesting, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. We really enjoyed the tour and would recommend it.
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Walking guided tour
Vania_Meira
, Jun 2021
Very interesting and well guided by John!! We really appreciated our tour and recommend it to others.
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