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Small Group Royal Mile Walking Tour with Optional Entry to Edinburgh Castle

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Small, personal 5 star group tour with a maximum of 12 people.

Pack in history, mystery and local flavor on this 2-hour walking tour of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. Follow an informative guide into Old Town’s labyrinth of cobblestone alleyways and tenements, part of a UNESCO World Heritage site, and find secret places you’d never discover on your own. As you pass St Giles Cathedral, Parliament Square and John Knox House, hear about Edinburgh’s colorful and turbulent past. Follow this great introduction to the Royal Mile with a tour of Edinburgh Castle(if castle option is selected) and learn how this iconic fortress shaped the country’s history.

About This Deal

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Edinburgh Castle, Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NG Scotland

If the "castle included" option is selected you will enjoy a 30 minute introductory tour of Edinburgh Castle with your guide and then have as much free time as you like to explore the Castle afterwards

Duration: 30 minutes

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

View the exterior and hear the history.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Parliament House 11 Parliament Square Parliament Square, Edinburgh EH1 1RQ Scotland

View the exterior

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Edinburgh Old Town, Edinburgh EH1 Scotland

Explore on foot. Hear the history from your guide

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: St. Margaret's Chapel, Castle Terrace, Edinburgh Scotland

Included with castle entry ticket.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PB Scotland

Explore on foot with your storytelling guide.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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

View the exterior and discover the history with your guide

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Castlehill, East of the Esplanade and west of Lawnmarket, Edinburgh Scotland

Enjoy the views over Edinburgh.

Duration: 15 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Tours are guaranteed all year round, so please dress for the weather, with comfortable shoes.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Please note: Edinburgh Castle will not admit visitors with bags larger than a 25litre capacity
  • Please note that we cannot accept babies or children under the age of 5 on this tour.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 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
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • You will be part of a small group (max 12) and we'll provide "Tour Talk" radio sets to make social distancing easier. Please bring your own face masks and earphones (disposable earphones can be provided). Please note that we cannot accept babies or children under the age of 5 on this tour.
  • Fast track, skip the line entry into Edinburgh Castle (if this option is selected)
  • Award-winning local storytellers
  • Small group experience
  • TourTalk radio receiver to enjoy live storytelling at safe distance
  • Entry/Admission - Edinburgh Castle
  • Entry/Admission - St. Margaret's Chapel

2 hours 15 minutes

Return Details
Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1, 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 Mercat 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.

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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.