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Underground Vaults Historical Walking Tour in Edinburgh

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Overview
No visit to Edinburgh is complete without descending to the South Bridge Vaults, home to more than 300 years of history. Escape the city’s icy winds on a historical walking tour of Edinburgh Old Town, both above and below ground. Explore excavated tunnels only accessible with a guide, and listen to commentary that brings the former residences to life. Choose between two different departure times, and upgrade to include a special souvenir.
Highlights
  • Visit vaults only accessible with a guide on an Edinburgh Old Town walking tour 
  • An atmospheric experience suitable for adults and kids alike 
  • Let your guide bring 300 years of history to life
  • Choose between two different departure times for your convenience 
  • Upgrade to include a special souvenir to take home with you
What to Expect
Your tour begins at a designated meeting point in Edinburgh Old Town. Greet your guide and receive an overview of Edinburgh’s rich history. After two stops above ground, descend to South Bridge Vaults and explore the tunnels by candlelight. Learn about how the vaults came into fruition and listen to spine-chilling tales of death, disease, and body snatching by the infamous Burke and Hare. Plus, see relics abandoned by the former residents of the vaults. The tour concludes in the Discovery Room. Here you can gain access to exhibits containing further information on the South Bridge Vaults.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Mercat Cross, High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UK
Duration
1h 15m
Return Details
28 Blair St, Edinburgh EH1 1QR, UK
Inclusions
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • No Children under 5
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We had a great time, learning and experiencing a bit of Edinburgh history. Our guide was engaging and informative. We loved it!
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Assistant at Underground Vaults Historical Walking Tour in Edinburgh
Responded 4 days ago
So pleased to hear this - thanks very much! All the best, Katie
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Absolutely great tour. Very informative and very well presented by Margaret. Top class and very professional tour.
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Assistant at Underground Vaults Historical Walking Tour in Edinburgh
Responded 5 days ago
Thanks so much Peter! Glad that you enjoyed. All the best, Katie
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It was a wonderful tour. The guide was excellent. I learned so much Edinburgh and its history. Visiting the actual underground vaults was such a treat. I would highly recommend it.
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Assistant at Underground Vaults Historical Walking Tour in Edinburgh
Responded 5 days ago
So pleased to hear that you enjoyed the tour and visiting the Blair Street Underground Vaults. Many thanks, Katie
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Had an amazing afternoon with this tour! It was amazing with the right amount of history that didn’t utterly bore you. The vaults were very interesting but I think their were a few too many people altogether on the tour (about 25 visitors) so some were pushed to the back and had
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Assistant at Underground Vaults Historical Walking Tour in Edinburgh
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks for you review! Great to hear that you enjoyed the tour and the history told on it. We have a maximum number of 30 people per tour for health and safety reasons but we shall take into account your comment and make sure it is passed on. Many thanks, Katie
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We really enjoyed our tour with Charles. He was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The tour was really interesting, amazing to learn that I've been walking over such a hidden bit of history! Would certainly recommend doing this if you're interested in history and have a couple
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Assistant at Underground Vaults Historical Walking Tour in Edinburgh
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks so much for your review and recommendation! Great to hear that you enjoyed the tour and the history that was told. Many thanks, Katie
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Key Details
  • Duration: 1h 15m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English
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