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Small-Group Tour Royal Canongate

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On your tour you will see one of the oldest churches in Scotland, with Royal connection to this day. Also, you will hear of wonderful, true stories about its creation.

We will visit the resting place of one of the most famous people in the world, Adam Smith, even seeing the home he shared with his mother the last twelve years of his life.

As your tour continues we will stop outside the ancient, Royal palace of Holyroodhouse. There you will learn the fascinating story behind its name.

You will also see in the distance part of the ruin of Holyrood Abbey behind the Holyroodhouse.

We will also stop outside the Scottish Parliament, where our elected representatives debate and decide upon the fate of the future of Scotland.

Also, you will enjoy a majestic view of Arthurs Seat. This was one of two former volcanoes in Edinburgh. I will give you background to its formation and the true story of how Arthurs Seat got its name.

You will also enjoy magnificent, varied architecture.

About This Deal

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: The Scottish Parliament, Horse Wynd / Canongate, Royal MIle, Edinburgh EH99 1SP Scotland

We stop outside the Scottish Parliament so you can enjoy its appearance and hear a summary of it.

Duration: 5 minutes

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

We meet outside the main entrance to the kirk. I will tell you of the background to its creation and connections to the present day British monarchy!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Holyrood Abbey, Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH8 8DX Scotland

Included in this stop is also a view of Holyrood House. One of the most popular visitor attractions in Scotland and often used as a residence for Queen Elizabeth II and her family today!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Arthur's Seat, Queen's Drive Holyrood Park, Edinburgh EH8 8HG Scotland

We see this clearly when we stop outside the Scottish Parliament. I will tell you of its creation many millions of years ago, and the famous story behind its name.

Duration: 5 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Fully guided English speaking walking tour
  • Entry to Canongate Graveyard (we say Kirkyard in Scotland)

  • Facemasks and hand sanitizer
  • Snacks
  • Soda/Pop
  • Entry to Holyroodhouse, Gardens and Abbey
  • Entry to the Queen's Gallery
  • Entry to the Scottish Parliament
  • Entry/Admission - Holyrood Abbey

1 hour

Return Details
Chessels Court, 240 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8AD, 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 Tours & History 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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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.