Walking tour Edinburgh - the Old Town

Walking tour Edinburgh - the Old Town

A walking tour through the historical old town of Edinburgh. You will see the famous Cathedral of St Giles, the Grassmarket and the "Royal Mile".

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A walking tour through the historical old town of Edinburgh. You will see the famous Cathedral of St Giles, the Grassmarket and the "Royal Mile".

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  • Language: English, German
  • Participants: 2 - 20
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • private (no other participants)
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great

Many thanks to our guide John. He guided us through his city with a lot of knowledge and stories. His tips for further explorations, quaint pubs and Scottish specialities guaranteed an unforgettable city tour to Edinburgh

great

John was a very competent guide, the tour was very interesting and gave us a lot of background information that we could not have read from any travel guide. For us it was a very successful tour!

great

We were totally satisfied with John's guidance, we will come back to Edinburgh and also book John. He was very flexibell umd has exceeded all our wishes

Bamert Renè& Ursula, Mächler Wolfgang&Renate (gebucht von S. Ba
good

It was a successful tour. We got a good overview of the city with many competent explanations. We can recommend a guided tour with John.

great

John speaks very good German and has a nice dry humor. In his Scottish clothes he looks very authentic. The tour requires an interest in Scottish history and culture and is therefore not suitable for children. The program is tight and you are on your way. We even spent 3.5 hours on the road.

great

Good interesting and competent guided tour

great

John showed us the city in a very entertaining and profound way! He speaks excellent German and was able to bring us very close to the city! Thank you very much for this morning!

great

Very knowledgeable

great

An entertaining tour of Edinburgh. Perfect for getting an overview. Combined with interesting stories.

great

Very good guide, humorous, to be recommended to others

Georg Bruns

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Description

Edinburgh probably is the most beautiful city in the world in a very unique and beautiful landscape. Grown in this environment, the city nowadays contains of two world heritage sites, the old town because of its history and the new town because of the literature and architecture.

Since 1437, Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, due to the safety guaranteed by the castle. In the 16th century, the Holyroodhouse Palace was built, and Mary Queen of Scots, also known as Mary Stuart, lived there during her reign.

The palace is the only official residence of the Scottish kings and the street between the castle and the palace is known as the Royal Mile.

This tour will take place in the old town of Edinburgh and also involves a first introduction to the castle on the Esplanade (the place where the Militaishe Tattoo takes place every August).

We will also see the higher part of the Royal Mile and the surroundings - the Grassmarket was the biggest market place in Scotland for more than 500 years and is a real treasure box of stories.

The Greyfriars Kirkyard (cemetary) is famous for the Covenanters who fought for religious freedom in the 17th century and for Greyfriars Bobby, the small dog who slept on the grave of his master.

On the Royal Mile itself we will see the St Giles Cathedral which was built around 1120 and the beautiful Parliament Hall which was the home of the parliament until 1707. The Mercat Cross just besides is still used for official announcements.

We walk through several closes for which the old town is famous.

Please note

Additional information

This tour does not include an interior visit of the castle.

The duration of the tour may vary, depending on the size and the interests of the group.

If you come to Edinburgh by cruise ship, there are several coaches from the shipping companies which shuttle between the harbours and the city. There is also the possibility to reach the city by public transport or cab.

Meeting point

Esplanade, left of the entrance to the castle.

Cancellation Conditions

This deal can be cancelled for free up to 2 days before the date of the activity.

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Many thanks to our guide John. He guided us through his city with a lot of knowledge and stories. His tips for further explorations, quaint pubs and Scottish specialities guaranteed an unforgettable city tour to Edinburgh

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John was a very competent guide, the tour was very interesting and gave us a lot of background information that we could not have read from any travel guide. For us it was a very successful tour!

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We were totally satisfied with John's guidance, we will come back to Edinburgh and also book John. He was very flexibell umd has exceeded all our wishes

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