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Private Walking Tour of Edinburgh's Old Town, Royal Mile

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Edinburgh is a wonderful city best explored on foot.  Spend a morning or afternoon exploring the Medieval Old Town and Royal Mile with your local Tour Guide.  Hear about the history of the Old Town, see the amazing architecture and learn about the characters that have shaped this fascinating city.  The tour will start at the top of the Royal Mile and winds it's way down through the Closes (streets) of the Old Town.  Get a feeling of what life would had been like and hear about some of our more memorable citizens.  The tour will end at the bottom of the Royal Mile outside the Palace of Holyroodhouse and Arthur's Seat. If you prefer to end with a guided tour of Edinburgh Castle we are happy to go in with you (admission not included).

What You'll Get

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Gladstone's Land, 477B Lawnmarket Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2NT Scotland

Viewed from the outside you will hear about one of Edinburgh's Oldest buildings

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: St Giles' Cathedral, High Street Historic Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1RE Scotland

Named after Edinburgh's Patron Saint you will hear about it's history and place in life of the Old Town. There is an option to have a brief introductory tour (Donations are requested)

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Greyfriars Kirk, 1 Greyfriars Place Old Town, Edinburgh EH1 2QQ Scotland

Walk around the burial ground, see the herb gardens, City Wall and Church. Hear about the history of Greyfriars and the Harry Potter connection.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: John Knox House Museum, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SR Scotland

An interest building with a fascinating history and now has a new use.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Canongate Kirk, 153 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BN Scotland

Stroll around the building hearing about some of the famous citizens who now rest here.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Palace of Holyroodhouse, Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DX Scotland

This is the end point of our tour. Here you will hear about David I and James IV. Mary Queen of Scots and the Augustinian Canons who once inhabited the Abbey.

Duration: 10 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Private tour

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Any admissions or donations
  • Entry/Admission - Gladstone's Land
  • Entry/Admission - John Knox House Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Canongate Kirk
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Holyroodhouse

3 hours

Return Details
Palace of Holyroodhouse, Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DX, UK

Voucher Info
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The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Edinburgh Tour Guides in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

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The Fine Print

14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here.