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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 +852 30184991
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
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    124 High St
    124 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, UK
    See address & details
  • 1
    City of Edinburgh Tours
    Stop: 45 minutes
    Tron Kirk Niddry wynd Vaults Canongate Kirkyard
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Holly
Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
Hazel is the best
Hazel was a great guide. She was so friendly and welcoming and made the tour so enjoyable. Her knowledge about Edinburgh was fascinating and she was so funny!
Written 30 November 2021
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LLynsey C
1 contribution
Good interactive experience
Nov 2021 • Couples
Vaults underground . Andrew shared knowledge and made it an enjoyable experience. Would recommended to others
Written 28 November 2021
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Bride Kate
Dublin, Ireland2 contributions
Unreal
Nov 2021 • Friends
Booked our tour last minute, it was led by John the Scientist! We really enjoyed it and would recommend him greatly. Thank you for not locking us in the vault👏🏻
Written 26 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lurose25
Eastbourne, UK6 contributions
Highly recommended!
Nov 2021 • Couples
Hazel our guide was fantastic! Her knowledge and passion for the history of the city was superb. Highly recommend anyone to go on the tour. If you get Hazel you are in for a brilliant time.
Written 26 November 2021
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Dai B
United Kingdom1 contribution
Informative fun tour
Nov 2021 • Friends
Our tour guide Al was brilliant kept the tour fun and whilst giving a wealth of information. Would definitely recommend.
Written 24 November 2021
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Beccaod
2 contributions
Brilliant
Nov 2021 • Couples
Hazel was a fantastic tour guide. She was knowledgeable and her passion for Edinburgh history shone though her exciting humourous stories. Loved the tour and would recommend it as a must on any trip to Edinburgh
Written 24 November 2021
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Sarah A
1 contribution
Merry Andrew was brilliant
Nov 2021 • Family
We had a tour with 'Merry Andrew ' on Sunday 21st and we loved it! Funny, interesting and interactive, my Mum has walking difficulties and the tour guide was extremely helpful and gave plenty of warning about steps and low ceilings etc, which also came in handy as my two sons are 6'8" and 6'5"! Would highly recommend
Sarah from Sheffield
Written 23 November 2021
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Louise S
Donegal Town, Ireland1 contribution
Old town & vault tour
Nov 2021 • Couples
Hazel was very knowledgeable and interesting to listen to. Would recommend to any friends visit Edinburgh.
Written 22 November 2021
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Audrey
1 contribution
Wonderful!
Nov 2021 • Couples
Fascinating history and very engaging tour guide. I wish it had included more of the underground but more time would certainly have been needed as there is so much to see.
Written 22 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ZRaf
Toronto, Canada5 contributions
Guided night tour of spooky Edinburgh
Nov 2021 • Couples
Agnes the witch was great fun and would definitely recommend this tour to anyone that’s wanting to learn a bit more about the horrid history and back stories of Edinburgh.
Written 19 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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LeenieMinizzle1985
LeenieMinizzle1985
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5* tour !!!
Had an amazing tour this evening with my 3 children. Although the rain was pouring down Alexander Coburn aka The Ha
Tourist42022556015
Tourist42022556015
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Fun and educational history tour
Had Darren as our tour guide and he was great. You could tell he was well practiced without coming across as bored.
984my
984my
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Waste of time and waste of money
Bought the tickets with big expectations!! The tour guide was nice and tried to be entertaining BUT the experience
E8773CKbradb
E8773CKbradb
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Great time and a great tour guide
Great time, brilliant tour guide! Hear some scary storys and learn about the history of Edinburgh. No paranormal mo
Chocolat3panda
Chocolat3panda
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Dr Knox was a brilliant guide. Would definitely recommend.
Dr Knox was a fantastic guide. Knowledgable but fun. Plenty of laughs due to the quick wit of Dr Knox. The undergro
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F3567XVstevem
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Hangman tour
Hangman tour! We loved the tour,hangman was quite knowledgeable and entertaining wife even caught some strange ligh
sanchiajayne14
sanchiajayne14
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Excellent tour but very spooky!
Excellent tour but very spooky! Andrew our Tour guide was fantastic, made the whole experience well worth it!!! 100
Stuart I
Stuart I
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Fun experience
Really good experience and a bit fun. Andrew was really nice and tried very hard. Keep up the good work Andrew ..
aaliyahs539
aaliyahs539
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Dr Knox
Great trip, lots about the history of Edinburgh. Our tour guide Dr Knox was great highly recommended!!! He was witt
FineDining48
FineDining48
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Great fun on a very cold night!
Great tour with Andrew! Who knew he has only been a tour guide for 4 months. Freezing cold night but Andrew still m
201joycek
201joycek
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A waste of time and a waste of money
Perhaps our expectations were too high, as we had geared up to a few anxious moments under the streets of Edinburgh
clairebaz2017
clairebaz2017
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Great fun
Had a great time with our guide John the scientist was very fun and informative also a little spooky would recomme
Glitterpirate
Glitterpirate
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Great tour guide
Wee Merry Andrew was our tour guide. It was a freezing night and was dressed in historical clothing. Andrew had a b
Nina1234-1-1-1-1
Nina1234-1-1-1-1
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Spookyyyy
Andrew did a great job, cheers for a spooky time. We managed to book on a few hour before, all worked very well.
A7248XUalexh
A7248XUalexh
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Brilliant!
Paul(the hangman) was a great tour guide and we really enjoyed the experience. Interesting stories and locations ad
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