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Undiscovered Edinburgh on Foot Tour

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MAX GROUP SIZE - 12 PEOPLE. Escape the overcrowded Royal Mile and enjoy an intimate, personal tour of Edinburgh's hidden gems with a friendly local guide!

On this relaxed walking tour you'll encounter the best of Edinburgh - a historic neighbourhood (Dean Village) with buildings dating back to the 1600's, historic monuments, quirky local cafes, quaint hidden alleyways and streets.....oh, and did we mention you'll walk along the city's only river?? You might even see otters and an array of other wildlife, right in the middle of the city!

Book this tour if you want to get away from the tourist crowds and experience something a bit more "local".

What You'll Get

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Dean Village, Dean Path, Edinburgh EH8 8BH Scotland

A stunningly pretty former mill village located in Dean Vally by the fast flowing Water of Leith. See 17th century buildings as well as potentially wildlife including herons and otters. A taste of the Highlands only ten minutes walk from Princes Street!

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: New Town, New Town, Edinburgh, Scotland

Explore the not so New Town of Edinburgh- it was originally built in the 1770s! The neighbourhood’s design revolutionised the way cities were laid. See the former home of one of Scotland’s greatest writers and marvel at the grand Georgian townhouses.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Scott Monument, E. Princes St Gardens, Edinburgh EH2 2EJ Scotland

The largest monument to a writer anywhere in the world! The “Gothic Rocketship” is a worthy tribute to Walter Scott who changed the way novels were written and reinvigorated Scotland’s sense of national identity.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Water of Leith Walkway, 24 Lanark Road, Edinburgh EH14 1TQ Scotland

We'll walk down the river path, maybe spotting the local otters, birdlife and a few indigenous Edinburghers too! There's local history too!

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Stockbridge Market, Saunders Street/Kerr Street Stockbridge, Edinburgh EH3 6TQ Scotland

When you do this tour on Sunday, you'll pass by the Stockbridge market

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Princes Street Gardens, 54 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 4BA Scotland

Walk through parts of the most central - and arguably most historic - public gardens in Edinburgh!

Duration: 10 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Strollers can be used, but parents need to be in good shape, and ready for cobblestones
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • Alcoholic Beverages - You'll be offered a free "dram" of whisky

  • Entry/Admission - Scott Monument

Departure Point
Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian, Princes St, Edinburgh EH1 2AB, UK

Departure Time
10:00 AM

2 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Local Eyes Tours 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.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

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.