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History Lovers Old Town Walking Tour

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MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE - 12 PEOPLE. Learn all about Edinburgh's most historic quarter in a personal small group setting with an expert local guide. Most group tours of the Old town have up to 30 people, but not ours!

On this intimate 2 hour Walking Tour, you’ll find out how Edinburgh has evolved and developed over the past 2000 years. What were the major events that shaped it's development and who were the famous/infamous characters behind these events? We answer these questions and many more!

You'll see all of Edinburgh's most important landmarks, and some lesser known Old Town locations as well. This tour is perfect for the discerning traveller who wants the real history of the Old town.

What You'll Get

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Stop At: Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PB Scotland

Traverse Edinburgh’s historic thoroughfare, see buildings dating back to the 1400s and hear some of the major events which shaped its history.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Greyfriars Kirkyard, Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QQ Scotland

Explore Edinburgh’s world famous graveyard, hear how this site inspired renowned authors from Mary Shelley to J.K. Rowling contributed to medical science and the story of a certain very loyal dog.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: 21 Grassmarket Old Town, Edinburgh EH1 2HS Scotland

Edinburgh’s traditional farmers’ market, home to some of the oldest pubs in the city (with connections to hangings and body snatchers) and the best view of the Castle in Edinburgh.

Duration: 15 minutes

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

We walk around the cathedral, exploring it's architecture and history

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Edinburgh Old Town, Edinburgh EH1 Scotland

We walk through the Old town, examining the history of the city's most interesting quarter

Duration: 2 hours

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Wheelchairs and Strollers can be used on this tour, but the Old Town is hilly and has cobblestones
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • Alcoholic Beverages - Free dram of Scotch Whisky, for all adults who are interested!

  • Entry/Admission - St Giles' Cathedral

2 hours

Return Details
John Knox House, Edinburgh EH1 1SR, UK

Voucher Info
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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.