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Lonely Planet Experiences: Private Walking Tour of Edinburgh's Highlights

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On this four hour walking tour of Edinburgh, you will discover some of the most important historical sites of Scotland, including the world-famous Royal Mile and a medieval labyrinth of cobblestone alleyways and tenements that comprise this UNESCO World Heritage site.

You will follow your expert guide into Old Town’s maze of streets and concealed courtyards, where you will learn about the city’s ‘closes’- cramped alleyways, and ‘wynds’ - narrow lanes between houses. Explore the imposing St Giles Cathedral and the world-famous National Galleries of Scotland, which houses many stunning paintings from the Old Masters including Da Vinci, Titian, and Rembrandt.

Hear about the fascinating history of the enigmatic Edinburgh castle, and have the opportunity to stroll the beautiful Princes Street Gardens and pass the gorgeous George Heriot’s School built in 1628, now a mecca for Harry Potter fans around the world, as it is believed to have inspired Hogwarts.

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PB Scotland

Walk through the iconic Royal Mile, discuss the history of Edinburgh's Old Town, and hear about the many characters who lived and died here, including Deacon Brodie, town councilman by day and master thief by night, who inspired Robert Louis Stevenson's novel The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Explore the imposing St Giles Cathedral - the cradle of the Scottish Reformation during the 16th century.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Scottish National Gallery, The Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2EL, UK

Explore the world-famous National Galleries of Scotland, which houses many stunning paintings from the Old Masters including Da Vinci, Titian, and Rembrandt.

Duration: 40 minutes

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

Stand in awe of the stunning exteriors of Edinburgh Castle, and hear about its fascinating history, including the War of Independence between Scotland and England in the 14th Century.

Duration: 35 minutes

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

Stroll the beautiful Princes Street Gardens and pass the gorgeous George Heriot’s School built in 1628, and now a mecca for Harry Potter fans around the world, as it is believed to have inspired Hogwarts.

Duration: 35 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • 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
Inclusions
  • A friendly, professional tour guide for your own private group
  • Plenty of time to take photos of your favourite places


Exclusions
  • Food and drink, although your guide will be happy to recommend local favourites along the way
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Cost of transportation on the day (if required)
  • Hotel pick up, we do recommend a centrally located start point


Duration
4 hours

Return Details
Edinburgh, 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 Travel Curious 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.