Mercat Tours
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9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
We're Good to Go! 'History is a damn good story, what it needs is a damn good telling!' We're a family business and simply love sharing Edinburgh's stories. We're the original, largest, and first 5 star walking tour company in Scotland giving guaranteed quality. With guaranteed daily departures, year round we offer exclusive access to Blair Street Underground Vaults, Edinburgh Castle, Palace of Holyroodhouse & National Museum of Scotland. Our tours begin at 10am and finish at 10pm, so we're sure we'll find something for you!
Edinburgh, Scotland

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Travellers' Choice
2022

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Tours and Tickets by Mercat Tours
Walking Tours
2 hours
Free cancellation
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Recommended by 95% of travellers
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S$45.65
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Private and Luxury
1–2 hours
Free cancellation
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Recommended by 91% of travellers
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S$36.53
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Private and Luxury
2–3 hours
Free cancellation
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Recommended by 94% of travellers
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Walking Tours
1–2 hours
Free cancellation
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Recommended by 94% of travellers
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Walking Tours
1 hour
Free cancellation
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Recommended by 91% of travellers
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CorinneAnn
Brunswick, MD2 contributions
Nov 2022 • Family
Our guide, Linda, was the absolute best! Have you been on tours where the guides have a sing-song melody? Linda was not like that. Linda’s delivery had us hanging on every word. She engaged the members of the group especially my children. We have done many tours over the years and found this one to be the best we’ve EVER done!
Written 30 November 2022
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Hi Corinne, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review and it sounds like our Storyteller Linda did a fantastic job. I'll be sure to pass your kind words onto her, which I'm sure will make her day! We are so delighted to hear that we are the best tour you have ever done. It truly means a lot. Thanks again and all the best, Kim
Written 30 November 2022
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Angelica L
2 contributions
Nov 2022 • Solo
Steve was awesome! His energy was great.

I really liked the tour and Edinburgh is super beautiful.
It was a great experience to see the vaults.
I didn’t see any ghost so nothing to be scared of.
Written 30 November 2022
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Hi Angelica, Thanks for getting in touch. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your tour of the Blair Street Underground Vaults with us and your visit to our wonderful city of Edinburgh! I'll be sure to pass your kind words onto Steve as well. All the best, Kim
Written 30 November 2022
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TravelInMyBlood
Garden City, NY4 contributions
Guide was fun and very into the story that depicted the underground tunnels. He was cheeky and had a sense of humor and the stories were very well articulated.
Written 28 November 2022
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Hi Harper, Thanks for getting in touch and taking the time to leave us a review. We're so glad that you enjoyed your tour of the Blair Street Underground Vaults with us. All the best, Kim
Written 30 November 2022
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Beth
Holton, KS1 contribution
This is still the best tour I have ever taken in Edinburgh! The tour guide Scott was so engaging! I’ll always choose Mercat Tours!
Written 28 November 2022
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Hi Beth, Thanks for getting in touch. It really means a lot to hear that you'd consider us the best tour you've ever taken in Edinburgh, wow! We're absolutely delighted and will be sure to pass your kind words onto our Storyteller Scott too. We hope to welcome you back in the future and if you do return don't forget to redeem your returner's discount for £2 off each of your tickets. All the best, Kim
Written 30 November 2022
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Hannah R
1 contribution
Nov 2022 • Couples
Fantastic experience! Our guide, Linda, was engaging and informative, even starting off the tour by telling us about my heritage based on clan names. The vaults were a fascinating look into the history of an already fascinating city. Lovely tour, highly recommend!
Written 27 November 2022
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Hi Hannah, Thanks for joining us and our Storyteller Linda on tour! It sounds like Linda did a wonderful job and she'll be delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your experience. It means a lot that we could earn your recommendation. All the best, Kim
Written 28 November 2022
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Lisa G
1 contribution
Nov 2022 • Friends
We had a great time at the hidden & haunted tour with Margaret Ann. Her stories and performance truly added so much to the experience of creeping us out down in the vaults. The stories themselves were also very interesting. It felt really unique to get access to the vaults and the ghost stories made it extra scary while still feeling like you'd be in good hands with Margaret Ann if you'd feel unwell, which luckily no one did!
Written 27 November 2022
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Hi Lisage, Thanks for joining us on our Hidden & Haunted tour and visiting The Blair Street Underground Vaults with us! It sounds like our Storyteller Margaret Ann did a spectacular job and I'll be sure to share your review with her, she'll be delighted. All the best, Kim
Written 28 November 2022
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Kait L
1 contribution
Nov 2022
Great way to see the history of Edinburgh, our awesome guide Margaret Anne really drew us back in time with wonderful talks and elaborate stories of the past. An excellent way to view the vaults - Thank you
Written 24 November 2022
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Hi Kait, Thanks for joining us for a tour of Edinburgh. It sounds like our Storyteller Margaret Ann did a wonderful job of sharing the city's tales with you and she'll be delighted to hear your lovely review! The pleasure is all ours! Thanks again, Kim
Written 28 November 2022
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Jj2007nichola
1 contribution
Took the tour today with Stewart , Brilliant tour , Stewart was knowledgeable and funny despite the topic and times surrounding the tour , definitely not for the faint hearted or those easily scared of the dark , well worth the visit
Written 23 November 2022
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Niki G
Elkton, MD1 contribution
Nov 2022 • Solo
Entertaining and interesting. It was a fun way to spend an hour in the evening on a dark night in November. Madge is a fun and theatrical story teller who made the tour so memorable. Many laughs and definitely some chills.
Written 22 November 2022
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Hi Niki, Thanks for joining us on tour. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed it and it sounds like our Storyteller Madge did an excellent job and I'll be sure to pass your kind words on!
Written 28 November 2022
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cherylfmartin11
1 contribution
Nov 2022 • Family
Highly recommend! Great customer service & Michael is an exceptionally good story teller. Loved it!!
Written 20 November 2022
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Hi Cheryl, Thanks for joining us and our Storyteller Michael on tour. Delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience and that we could earn your recommendation. All the best, Kim
Written 21 November 2022
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