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Old Town Historical and Underground Tour

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English


Get an in-depth perspective on Edinburgh on this guided tour that goes deeper than most. Usually led by a guide with a PhD in Scottish history, this tour offers a journey through Edinburgh’s medieval Old Town from the main thoroughfares to the hidden closes (alleyways) and courtyards. Your guide shares tales of dramatic events in the neighborhood's history, as well as those of the writers, philosophers, and inventors who called the area home.
  • Led by either the holder of a PhD in Scottish history or a guide with decades of experience
  • Relaxed pace: Take the opportunity to ask questions
  • Offers an insight into Scottish history glossed over by many tours
  • Includes visits to Canongate Kirkyard and the underground vaults
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90 Minute tour of Edinburgh’s Old Town and South Bridge vaults.
Tour led by a well trained, highly knowledgeable and personable guide.
Relaxed nature of the tour allows for plenty of questions and further discussion.
Learn about the extraordinary events which shaped this great city.
Access to our exclusive section of underground.
For those who want to learn more about Edinburgh’s past this tour is a must do!

Departure Point

124 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, UK

Departure Time

2:15 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY City of Edinburgh Tours

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

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What is the maximum group size during Old Town Historical and Underground Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers.

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Guide didn't turn up
, Jul 2020
The guide didn't turn up. We waited for 20 mins and called the tour operator many times, but no response. I've requested Viator to process a refund, i hope it comes through.
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Walking tour of old town & Underground
, Aug 2019
Tourguide took us round various hidden gardens & alley ways & gave us a factual story re different characters linked to these areas. Also explanation of life underground. Very well presented & gave us a different look at this ancient & beautiful City. Thank you

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