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Old Town Historical and Underground Tour provided by City of Edinburgh Tours

Old Town Historical and Underground Tour

Old Town Historical and Underground Tour
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About
Discover the history of Edinburgh from above and below group on a sightseeing tour that offers deeper insight into local history than typical tours. A historian guide leads you around the UNESCO-listed Edinburgh Old Town and reveals underground vaults that are usually off-limits to the general public.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Delve deeper into local history on a tour of Edinburgh Old Town
  • Access underground vaults that are usually off-limits
  • Discover historical info that you won't find in the guidebook
  • Enjoy a more intimate glimpse into the area as you explore on foot
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Delve deeper into local history on a tour of Edinburgh Old Town
  • Access underground vaults that are usually off-limits
  • Discover historical info that you won't find in the guidebook
  • Enjoy a more intimate glimpse into the area as you explore on foot
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 36194P14
Call +65 6670 9674
Important information
Inclusions
  • 90 Minute tour of Edinburgh’s Old Town and South Bridge vaults.
  • Tour led by a well trained, highly knowledgeable and personable guide.
  • Relaxed nature of the tour allows for plenty of questions and further discussion.
  • Learn about the extraordinary events which shaped this great city.
  • Access to our exclusive section of underground.
  • For those who want to learn more about Edinburgh’s past this tour is a must do!
Exclusions
  • N/A
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • 124 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, UK
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Inclusions
  • 90 Minute tour of Edinburgh’s Old Town and South Bridge vaults.
  • Tour led by a well trained, highly knowledgeable and personable guide.
  • Relaxed nature of the tour allows for plenty of questions and further discussion.
  • Learn about the extraordinary events which shaped this great city.
  • Access to our exclusive section of underground.
  • For those who want to learn more about Edinburgh’s past this tour is a must do!
Exclusions
  • N/A
Departure details
  • 124 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, UK
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Popular mentions

4.5
179 reviews
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Totton101
Southampton, UK9 contributions
Amazing Insight in 90 mins
Oct 2021
Our guide Alastair was amazing and really brings the tour alive, superb knowledge on Scottish history with a great sense of humour too!
Written 22 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jdlfc
69 contributions
A Fascinating Few Hours Around The Old Town
One of the most fascinating 2 hours we had during our trip to Edinburgh. Alistair our guide was excellent, he was funny and engaging whilst giving us all insight into the old town! The stories were amazing, memorable and will remain with us, and will lead us to discover more about the names and characters he spoke of, he clearly knows his stuff! Would certainly recommend this tour to anyone who has the slightest interest in history and culture! Thanks again
Written 17 October 2021
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Samantha P
Leeds, UK2 contributions
Great tour.
Oct 2021 • Couples
Hellish Nell was a fabulous guide and story teller, bringing in a few of the younger guests into her tales. Would highly recommend.
Written 14 October 2021
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Carrie B
1 contribution
Good family tour
Oct 2021 • Family
Brought my 9 yo son in a trip to Edinburgh for a little exploring. The tour was a good mix of funny, spooky and history. The tour guide, Agnes 🧙🏼‍♀️ was great. Although my som insists she is as called Angus!
Written 14 October 2021
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Vacationer823859
7 contributions
Must Do
Oct 2021 • Family
Enjoyable & informative tour. Our guide, Hazel, was passionate & knowledgeable. Thoroughly enjoyed our experience
Written 13 October 2021
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Barbara Y
London, UK48 contributions
Ghostly Edinburg
Oct 2021
My husband and I recently took a walking tour called Old Town & Underground Ghost Tour. It was on and below the Royal Mile. It was NOT about Mary Queen of Scots or James VI/I, but about the more macabre aspects of life in early times. Our guide, Andrew, made those events come to life. We could sense the ghostly beings in the apartments underground - almost. I never knew that people lived under the streets. It was great and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Our guide, Andrew, was terrific!
Written 13 October 2021
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Chrissy T
7 contributions
Highly recommend
9 of us did this tour on Sunday and everyone of us really enjoyed it. Alistair was very friendly, funny and knowledgeable. I would recommend this tour to anyone as it was such great value aswell as interesting.
Written 11 October 2021
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mrssusanb2018
United Kingdom2 contributions
Well worth it
Oct 2021 • Couples
Hazel, our guide, was friendly and very informative. Well-paced tour and she didn’t watch the clock, seemed more about ensuring we had a great experience. Worth every penny
Written 10 October 2021
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Tony H
1 contribution
Interesting and humerous
Oct 2021 • Couples
Hazel, our guide was very good, so informative with a good sense of humour. Was worried id get bored and loose interest but i didnt. Would reccommend. Was interesting learning some strange and unique history of Edinburgh and Scotland. Thanks Hazel.
Written 9 October 2021
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Len C
2 contributions
An excellent tour well worth seeing and all the more enjoyable because of Agnes's knowledge and hourous delivery.
Oct 2021 • Couples
The authenticity of the tour together with the very entertaining commentry from Agnes mixing humour with believeable historical content.
Written 8 October 2021
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samanthamG7871GB
samanthamG7871GB
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A spooky evening
Jessie King showed us a round some of the spooky places around Edinburgh! Including the graveyard and underground!
RichLS14
RichLS14
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Excellent and well worth it
John the scientist was a brilliant guide . Tour was superb and very interesting. I strongly recommend . If you get
Penelopeploom
Penelopeploom
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Brilliant and interesting in equal measures!
We brought my daughter and her friends for her 13th birthday. We did the 6:45 tour and our guide DR Knox was brilli
sarahpI1657IN
sarahpI1657IN
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Definitely worth it!
Hazel was great! So knowledgeable and a wonderful storyteller. Would absolutely recommend to anyone coming to town.
hellsharper
hellsharper
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Interesting.
It was good and Andrew so LOVELY, knowledgeable, funny and friendly. Andrew said they had only been doing this for
CR1285
CR1285
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Brilliant experience
Loved my first ghost tour. Andrew the bodysnatcher was a great tour guide. It was fun and spooky and informative.
Paul E
Paul E
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A great tour with James
We have been on a few walking tours in various cities but this was one the best. James was brilliant;a natural perf
erinsU3491YT
erinsU3491YT
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Good tour, great guide
Enjoyable tour, Andrew our guide was very good and amusing to listen to. Was able to see the underground as well as
jasoncD3226HZ
jasoncD3226HZ
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Excellent! Hellish Nelly was great!
We really enjoyed the tour. Hellish Nelly, our tour guide, was fantastic!. Nelly made the tour. She brought the sto
Stay45499404506
Stay45499404506
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Excellent experience!
Interesting stories and the tour was excellent!Highly recommend!Edinburg is really nice city to visit, and have a l
Μαγια Κ
Μαγια Κ
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Spooky evening tour
Agnes's stories were amazingly scary!! We had fun and we learn great rare details about Edinburgh and it's dark spo
X2339VAjulieb
X2339VAjulieb
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Merry Andrew's secret.
Andrew Merry was very knowledgeable with a satirical sense of humour(for his young years). His repertoire was indee
DANIEL P
DANIEL P
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Excellent
Great tour, funny, scary well worth doing if you’re In The city and looking for fun things to do and the guide play
470carrieanna
470carrieanna
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Great guided tour
‘Merry Andrew’ our guide was fantastic, lots of knowledge about the history of Edinburgh. Very informative and fun.
DewiJorna
DewiJorna
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Great experience!
The tour was great and our guide Alexander/Paul was a great story teller! Really enjoyed it! There was a good mix o
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