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icon1 hour  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Step off the tourist trail and explore the Scottish capital’s hidden secrets on this underground walking tour in Edinburgh. Follow a guide from the South Bridge in Edinburgh Old Town down below street level, where a series of ancient vaults lie. As you explore the dark passageways, learn why the vaults were built, hear of the poor souls who sought refuge in the depths and discover a hidden witchcraft temple. Gain insight into city life during the 18th century, and learn of the deadly diseases which threatened Edinburgh’s inhabitants.
  • Step into Edinburgh’s hidden underground vaults with a guide
  • Explore the winding passageways and hear grisly stories from their dark past
  • Hear tales of hardship and struggle in 18th-century Edinburgh
  • Explore a side to the Scottish capital many visitors miss
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Departure Point

300 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PH, UK

Return Details

45 Niddry St, Edinburgh EH1 1LG, UK
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • not suitable for children under 5 years of age
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Auld Reekie Tours Ltd

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.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Underground Walking Tour in Edinburgh?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Underground Walking Tour in Edinburgh?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Underground Walking Tour in Edinburgh.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Underground Walking Tour in Edinburgh?
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 Underground Walking Tour in Edinburgh.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Underground Walking Tour in Edinburgh?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Underground Walking Tour in Edinburgh.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Underground Walking Tour in Edinburgh?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Underground Walking Tour in Edinburgh.

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James_W
, Jun 2021
Interesting subject matter and reasonable value for money. Tour guide Maggie was very good. Enjoyed it.
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Tour
Stephen_G
, Jun 2021
Informative tour with tour guide Sophie 👍 would recommend if you are in auld relief ! Can be very dark at times!!
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Excellent
Andrea_S
, Jun 2021
This was a great experience made all the more interesting and exciting by the excellent tour guide Sophie!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're glad you enjoyed the tour and will pass along your positive words to Sophie.
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Great tour
Kim_F
, Jun 2021
Tuesday Was very knowledgeable tour guide and made it a very friendly tour would definitely recommend it
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and for your recommendation. We're happy you enjoyed your tour and will pass along your positive words to Tuesday.
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A tour with banter
BellaDonna_O
, Jun 2021
Tuesday was our historical Scottish tour guide. She was fabulous and charismatic which made the tour all the more interesting as she told the "untold" stories of old school Edinburgh. She was also sensitive to the different age groups on the trip which I appreciated as my son was young. This tour is definitely worth going on at least once and I hope for your sake you get the guide Tuesday (like the day).
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're glad that you and your family enjoyed the tour with Tuesday. We'll pass along your positive review to her.
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Interesting and informative
Jane_I
, Jun 2021
Thank you to our tour guide Tuesday, she was very knowledgeable and passionate. A fabulous tour and very insightful and interesting. Definitely recommend.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and recommendation. We're happy you enjoyed the tour and will pass along your thanks to Tuesday.
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Underground tour.
michael_b
, May 2021
Informative but slightly cheesy at times. Was enjoyable and our guide was very knowledgeable. Would recommend.
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and your recommendation. We are glad enjoyed the tour.
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Entertaining, factual, funny, scary.
Kerry_R
, May 2021
The tour guide, Sophie was very friendly and welcoming. She had lots of really interesting and historical facts which she delivered with great enthusiasm and a touch of humour. The tour was enjoyable despite the fact I was genuinely spooked in the underground section of the tour. This is all part of the experience though and Sophie was really good at looking after us and checking in to see if I was ok lol 😂 I would highly recommend this tour and particularly Sophie.
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so glad that enjoyed the tour and that Sophie gave you such a positive experience. We will pass on your kind words to Sophie.
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Excellent guide
Lauren_H
, Nov 2020
Patrice was an incredible story teller and historian! We learnt a lot about the city and loved the scary tales of the vaults. Really good tour!
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Underground Tour
Marie_P
, Oct 2020
We loved hearing the history between the old and new town. Would like to have explored the caves a bit more
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