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

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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.
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You'll start at
Mercat Cross
High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UKMercat 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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    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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You'll end at
Palace of Holyroodhouse
Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DX, UKPalace 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
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • entrance to the Palace of Holyroodhouse
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • No children under the age of 5
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 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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Cath wrote a review Mar 2020
Fife, United Kingdom8 contributions1 helpful vote
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 contributions7 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 contribution
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
6 contributions1 helpful vote
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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Jennifer E wrote a review Oct 2019
Alexandria, Virginia27 contributions11 helpful votes
We loved all the history. Our tour guide did well considering the crazy loud parade going on. Very well timed and details were fabulous.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Assistant at Edinburgh Royal History Walking Tour with Optional Palace of Holyrood House Admission
Responded 21 Oct 2019
Hi Jennifer, Glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour and the history included. Many thanks, Katie
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Great Customer Service!!! Definitely Book Again
Great Customer Service!!! We were looking forward to a trip to Edinburgh this summer. I love the city, having been
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Outstanding customer service and top-notch concept
Our tour was very unfortunately canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. We had very much been looking forward to
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Helpful and friendly
They were very proactive and helpful about the cancellation from Covid-19. They gave me a refund and were very nic
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Fantastic Customer Services
My wife and I had our trip to Edinburgh cancelled recently to the lockdown. We were gutted not to be able to visit
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COVID STOPPED MY TOUR - FOR NOW - BUT EXCEPTIONAL CUSTOMER SERVICE
Due to COVID, Kat went above and beyond to reschedule me 3 TIMES and then arrange me a private tour! Who does that?
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Great customer service
Like many people I unfortunately had to cancel my trip to Scotland for May and my tour planned with Mercat. Of all
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Prompt Customer Service
I had an underground vault tour scheduled for this upcoming July (2020). Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 pandem
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Amazing experience
A Scottish friend recommended the underground tours to my friend and I so we decided to give it a go! We had a grea
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Pandemic cancellation
We were scheduled to go on a tour of Edinburgh Castle through Mercat tours. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, th
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Excellent Customer Service
Our trip from NZ to the UK was postponed 12 months by the Covid19 situation. Mercat Tours was so well organised the
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Our trip to Edinburgh at the end of April 2020 was cancelled due to COVID-19. Mercat Tours was very understanding a
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Amazing customer service
Mercat Tours is having a difficult time now, but they contacted me pro active to announce that they will be closed
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Extremely helpful
We had a short break booked in Edinburgh in May and had to postpone our visit due to lock down. This meant liaisin
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ghostly underground
I went on a historic underground tour of the vaults with underhay with Jade and Carla and some residents and it w
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Great customer service for Covid-19 cancellation
We were so excited to go on our historic underground tour this upcoming May, but unfortunately had to cancel our tr
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  • Duration: 1h 30m
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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