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Edinburgh Royal History Walking Tour with Optional Palace of Holyrood House Admission provided by Mercat Tours

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Edinburgh Royal History Walking Tour with Optional Palace of Holyrood House Admission

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 09/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Edinburgh Royal History Walking Tour with Optional Palace of Holyrood House Admission
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).
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Updated 09/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Delve deeper into the rich history of Edinburgh on a walking tour that offers a more intimate glimpse into the UNESCO-listed Old Town than you’d get from a traditional tour vehicle. Ideal for history buffs and first-time visitors, this tour also gives you the chance to upgrade to a skip-the-line admission ticket to the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Mercat Cross
    High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UK
    Mercat Cross, High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RF. Look for the 8 sided monument with white Unicorn on top. You will find a member of our visitor services team waiting here to check you in. They will be dressed in black, holding an iPad, wearing an orange lanyard & holding a black & orange umbrella.
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  • 1
    Palace of Holyroodhouse
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 2
    Canongate Kirk
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 3
    Holyrood Abbey
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 4
    Edinburgh Old Town
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 5
    St Giles' Cathedral
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 6
    Mercat Cross
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 7
    Royal Mile
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Palace of Holyroodhouse
    Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DX, UK
    Palace of Holyroodhouse, Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DX.
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Highlights
  • Discover details you may otherwise miss on an Edinburgh walking tour
  • A short duration makes this tour ideal for time-pressed travelers
  • Get the inside scoop on culture and history from a guide
  • Upgrade to include a skip-the-line admission ticket to the Palace of Holyroodhouse
Important Information
Departure Point
Mercat Cross, High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UK
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Palace of Holyroodhouse, Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DX, UK
Inclusions
  • Award-winning local storytellers
  • Small group experience
  • TourTalk radio receiver to enjoy live storytelling at safe distance
  • Optional entry to Palace of Holyroodhouse
Exclusions
  • entrance to the Palace of Holyroodhouse
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children over 5yrs only
  • Tours are guaranteed all year round, so please dress for the weather, with comfortable shoes.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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GMR wrote a review Nov 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom12 contributions17 helpful votes
My son went to this with his Scout group and loved it! Lots of interesting info and a hysterical guide. She was Irish that’s all he remembers. Definitely would recommend to people interested in Edinburgh history
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Assistant at Edinburgh Royal History Walking Tour with Optional Palace of Holyrood House Admission
Responded 17 Nov 2020
Hi Gailr, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We're really glad to hear your son had a great time on tour with us! Happy we could earn your recommendation. All the best, Kim
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Cath wrote a review Mar 2020
Fife, United Kingdom8 contributions3 helpful votes
Very informative with a knowledgeable guide. It was interesting to visit places I would have never have known where there! I would recommend this tour.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Assistant at Edinburgh Royal History Walking Tour with Optional Palace of Holyrood House Admission
Responded 16 Mar 2020
Hi Catherine, We're glad we could share some of the history and stories of this great city with you. Thanks for joining us! Your recommendation is much appreciated. All the best, Kim
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kmyers88 wrote a review Dec 2019
Ham Lake, Minnesota46 contributions28 helpful votes
This was such an informative and fascinating tour! We got to see and learn so much; our tour guide was a wonderful story teller. We not only learned about Scottish history but also medieval history and customs. We were blessed with a beautiful day in April and the tour was just
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Manager at Edinburgh Royal History Walking Tour with Optional Palace of Holyrood House Admission
Responded 7 Jan 2020
Hi Kelly, So happy that you came back to leave us a review after your tour back in April! Thank you and very glad to hear that you enjoyed it. All the best, Kim
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Spring159 wrote a review Dec 2019
Bristol, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
Fantastic Old Town Tour by Stephanie. Relaxed tour with great historic facts and local knowledge and Steph’s fun delivery and stories.
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Manager at Edinburgh Royal History Walking Tour with Optional Palace of Holyrood House Admission
Responded 7 Jan 2020
Hi Spring, Really glad you enjoyed our Fantastic Old Town Tour with Stephanie and all of the facts you learned along the way. Thanks for stopping to leave us a review! All the best, Kim
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Bradyn Holly wrote a review Nov 2019
Anchorage, Alaska6 contributions5 helpful votes
My wife and I went on the Royal Mike History Walking Tour and Palace of Holyrood. Let me just start off by saying that our tour guide Charles was amazing! Very knowledgeable of the history of Edinburgh and Canongate. This is not the typical “see the sites” walking tour but
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Manager at Edinburgh Royal History Walking Tour with Optional Palace of Holyrood House Admission
Responded 5 Nov 2019
Thank you for leaving such a wonderful review, we'll be sure to pass your kind words on to Charles. All the best, Louise
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About the operator

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By: Mercat Tours
Alex R
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The right balance between creepy and entertaining
The Vaults are fantastic to see and Mercat do an excellent job of presenting them while telling some very engaging
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darrenmaximus
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James Douglas- The Legend
James Douglas. What a guy. He was our guide when we booked the vaults last week in Edinburgh. The man is an amazing
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RosaM3275
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Great fun and super interesting
Great fun for Halloween for my younger brother and sister and I - thank you so much !!!!! Got to see a side of Edin
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Rachellej4
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Not for the faint-hearted!
My sister and I booked the Halloween underground tour with Mercat. Our guide, Stephanie, was lovely and a great sto
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laurarich434
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Excellent, speedy communication
I booked the ghost tour for a hen do via email as we were a large group and unable to book online. Everything was v
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HEvan27
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Great Night!
Great tour with Hannah! An absolute legend, she made it a great night for us! Would definitely recommend!
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E5580MPnicolac
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Great Halloween tour!
The tour was interesting and brought to life by our lovely tour guide Hannah, the vaults are creepy but I also wish
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Em92travel
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Great Tour
We had a great time on the tour. Guide Mark was amazing at building the atmosphere and great storyteller. Enjoyed o
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paultiplady
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Ghost walk
Would highly recommend this tour our guide (hellish) Nell was brilliant and funny and very well informed and answer
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cshiels26
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Fantastic Tour
We did the Halloween tour in the underground vaults with Scott. He was very knowledgeable and made the tour really
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jonvitalija
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Spooky tour
Agnes made the tour enjoyable. Very knowledgeable lady. So much history in Edinburgh and so many stories were told.
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MrTurnskin
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Informative and fun
Great tour of old town with tour guide Lara. Informative with a personal touch. Vaults were off limits unfortunate
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isobel0105
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A must do in Edinburgh!
Mark was an excellent story teller and created a brilliant spooky atmosphere. It was a lot of fun! Definitely recom
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hammyb94
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A fascinatingly spooky tour!
We were visiting Edinburgh the weekend before Halloween, eager to go on a ghost walk. This must be one of the best
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ashleyhW1618OZ
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Interesting and fun
Great tour thanks to our tour guide witch agnes (Natalie) very friendly and professional, great knowledge and mann
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  • Duration: 1h 30m
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