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Edinburgh Underground Vaults Streets Tour

Edinburgh Underground Vaults Streets Tour Tickets

Duration: 1 hour

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16.20€

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16.30€

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16.50€

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Highlights of Tour:
  • A ghostly guided walking tour of Edinburgh's Old Town.
  • Move from street level down into the underground vaults.
  • Learn Edinburgh's dark history from an English speaking guide and master storyteller.
What You Will Do?
  • Walk the streets of Edinburgh on a ghostly guided tour.
  • Listen to gruesome tales of torture and murder from your storyteller guide.
  • See a hidden side of Edinburgh as you move from the old cobbled streets down underground to the vaults.
What Tours Includes?
  • A 1 hour guided walking tour.
  • Entrance to Edinburgh's underground vaults.
  • The dark history of Edinburgh as told by an English-speaking guide.
What Travellers Saying about Tour?
  • A Very scary but enjoyable experience.
  • A great way to experience Edinburgh's history!
  • A Fascinating tour by a fantastic tour guide
Is It Right Tour for Me?
  • If you love giving yourself a scare and enjoy horror stories, this is the tour for you. It's equally good for those who love history, especially dark history!
  • This is a walking tour so you need to be reasonably fit.
  • Tours are not suitable for under 5's and the night tours are for adults only.

Harry Potter Walking Tour Edinburgh

Harry Potter Walking Tour Edinburgh Tickets

Duration: 2 hours

Places & Sightseeing tours customer reviews5.0 (266 reviews) (266 reviews)

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13.70€

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14.50€

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Highlights of Tour:
  • A 2 hour walking tour seeing the places that inspired J.K. Rowling to write Harry Potter.
  • A must for true Harry Potter fans!
  • Discover Edinburgh from a magical point of view.
What You Will Do?
  • See the architecture that inspired Hogwarts and Diagon Alley.
  • Visit the cafe where she wrote some of the Harry Potter books.
  • Learn how Edinburgh's dark history inspired J.K. Rowling.
What Tours Includes?
  • 2 hour walking tour.
  • Guided tour in English or Spanish
  • Insight into JK Rowling's life in Edinburgh.
What Travellers Saying about Tour?
  • Awesome time exploring Edinburgh learning about Harry potter. Things were pointed out we would have never found by ourselves. A must for any potter fan
  • So knowledgeable and fun. My partner has never seen Harry Potter and even he enjoyed the tour!
  • The HP tour was truly entertaining from beginning to end
Is It Right Tour for Me?
  • All Harry Potter bookworms, young or old, will enjoy this tour.
  • Best for lover's of the books as the tour is about the author and where she found inspiration rather than the movies.
  • Muggles will enjoy the tour of Edinburgh even if they have no idea about any of the Harry Potter storylines!

Mary King's Close Tour, Edinburgh

Mary King's Close Tour, Edinburgh Tickets

Duration: 60 minutes

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19.10€

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19.10€

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19.50€

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Highlights of Tour:
  • Access to the 17th century subterranean streets located below The Royal Mile.
  • A fully narrated history tour.
  • Costumed characters help bring history to life.
What You Will Do?
  • Visit the pre-tour exhibition room to get a basic understanding of what you're about to see.
  • Then, with your tour guide and other members of your group, make your way below ground to Mary King's Close.
  • See the warren of streets and spaces and learn about the people who lived here and how the lanes came to be underground.
What Tours Includes?
  • Entrance ticket to the Real Mary King's Close tour.
  • Access to the pre-tour exhibition room and gift shop.
  • Guided tour in English or Spanish with audio guides available in other languages.
What Travellers Saying about Tour?
  • Very interesting, especially for those who enjoy history.
  • A very entertaining and informative hour with a delightful blend of facts and humour.
  • So much information and context, you really get a feel for what it was like in that time period.
Is It Right Tour for Me?
  • An interesting tour for those who like history and sightseeing, learning about a city's past.
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users and those with mobility issues due to uneven surfaces, low-level lighting, and steps.
  • Although this tour is not intentionally scary, some young kids might find it so due to the location.

Edinburgh Castle: Skip-the-Line Ticket and Guided Tour

Edinburgh Castle: Skip-the-Line Ticket and Guided Tour Tickets

Duration: 1:30 to 2 hours.

Places & Sightseeing tours customer reviews5.0 (1036 reviews) (1036 reviews)

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37.70€

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38.20€

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Highlights of Tour:
  • Edinburgh Castle is a big complex consisting of various museums that overlooks the Scottish capital.
  • The tour reveals interesting historical facts about the historic castle.
  • During the guided tour, visitors will see one of the smallest existing shrines and one the largest cannons they have ever seen.
What You Will Do?
  • You will learn about the historical significance of the Edinburgh Castle and turbulent events related to the big complex.
  • Admire views of the Scottish capital and its surrounding area.
  • Benefit of the priority entry and visit exhibition venues displaying Scottish Crown Jewels, weapons and armor.
What Tours Includes?
  • A fast-track entry to the Edinburgh Castle.
  • Assistance by a licensed and passionate tour guide.
What Travellers Saying about Tour?
  • Overall, the tour was paced well and covered the right amount of history/information...
  • I would definitely recommend this tour.
  • Fun tour with a great guide.
Is It Right Tour for Me?
  • Edinburgh Castle is a must-see attraction of the Scottish capital, and the guided tour offers insights most travelers are unaware of.
  • Especially recommended to fans of history and warfare.
  • The tour is suitable for children and adults alike.

Edinburgh Sky to Sea Bike Tour by Manual or E-Bike

Edinburgh Sky to Sea Bike Tour by Manual or E-Bike Tickets

Duration: 3 hours 50 minutes

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48.23€

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59.87€

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Highlights of Tour:
  • This tour takes us to every part of Edinburgh which is accessible by bicycle.
  • The tour passes through Arthur's Seat, Portobello, Port of Leith and the Georgian New Town.
  • There is transport to the start of the tour.
What You Will Do?
  • Ride your bicycle up and down the landscapes of Edinburgh.
  • Ride down the lower section of the Royal Mile and explore the majestic views of Arthur's Seat and Holyrood Park.
  • Find out interesting facts about the different destinations that you cycle to.
What Tours Includes?
  • The live tour guide is available in English and Spanish.
  • Access to bike in pristine condition.
  • Helmet.
What Travellers Saying about Tour?
  • It's a nice trip to introduce you to the different corners of the city and an impressive guide.
  • All of the places visited during the tour are fascinating and it was nice learning about them.
Is It Right Tour for Me?
  • It introduces adventure lovers to different landscapes and hotspots in Edinburgh.
  • Fitness enthusiasts may seem more eager to try this out.

Discover secret Edinburgh

Discover secret Edinburgh Tickets

Duration: 3 hours

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14.47€

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Highlights of Tour:
  • This tour takes a look at the dark sides of Edinburgh and lets you discover the hidden secrets by walking.
  • It introduces you to some horrific sites such as graveyards but also teaches the stories behind each of them.
  • It is time to meet some of Edinburgh's most infamous characters on an exciting ghost walk around the city.
What You Will Do?
  • Hear disturbing stories about the hidden alleys of Edinburgh.
  • Visit sites such as Canongate Kirkyard and the mausoleums.
  • Learn about the truth in the murder of Mary Queen of Scots’ lover.
What Tours Includes?
  • The multilingual live tour guide is available.
  • Live commentary and information.
  • A walking tour.
What Travellers Saying about Tour?
  • The walking tour was awesome and the storytelling was revealing and top-notch.
  • There'll be a lot of walking but you'll barely notice because of the scary and exciting tales from the guide.
Is It Right Tour for Me?
  • If you're not scared by a little horror, the tour will excite you.
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  • It lets guests know a lot more about Edinburgh.

Ghost and Gore Walking Tour of Edinburgh

Ghost and Gore Walking Tour of Edinburgh Tickets

Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

Places & Sightseeing tours customer reviews4.5 (97 Reviews) (97 Reviews)

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11.97€

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12.06€

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Highlights of Tour:
  • A tour where you'll hear some of the spookiest tales of Edinburgh's characters.
  • It is going to reveal the darkness hidden in Edinburgh and will be hosted by a deceased cemetery director; Mr. Clapperton.
  • It includes tales of invasions, witchcraft, executions, and punishments.
What You Will Do?
  • Learn about Edinburgh's ghostly side from the deceased cemetery director.
  • Enjoy a good number of laughs and a few frights.
  • Enjoy a tour that can be enjoyed by the whole family.
What Tours Includes?
  • Professional ghostly guide.
  • A copy of best-seller Witchery Tales by Adam Lyal.
  • Live tour guides and booklets are available in English.
What Travellers Saying about Tour?
  • Fantastic tour that manages to surpass all expectations with the amount of thrill it offers.
  • Mr. Clapperton keeps everyone informed of what's going on and makes sure that everything is interesting.
Is It Right Tour for Me?
    Anyone who enjoys a little horror should be part of the next tour.
  • This tour always finds a way to surpass expectations.

Edinburgh Private Walking Tour

Edinburgh Private Walking Tour Tickets

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

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35.67€

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36.17€

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Highlights of Tour:
  • It is an exploration of Scotland's exciting capital on this private Edinburgh walking tour.
  • Passengers follow a private guide through the streets and corners of Edinburgh and learn about the hidden attractions or gems.
  • A stroll from Old Town to the Royal Mile and take a look at landmark sites such as Greyfriars Kirk.
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What You Will Do?
  • Walk around Edinburgh to discover its deepest and hidden secrets.
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  • Visit landmark sites such as Greyfriars Kirk and pay attention to the stories on how this place came to be.
  • Examine the history and historic events that shaped the city into who it is today.
What Tours Includes?
  • Evening walking tour.
  • English-speaking live tour guide.
  • Brief history lessons about landmark sites.
What Travellers Saying about Tour?
  • The tour was superb and everything was worth all the money that was paid for it.
  • It's a walking tour that reveals to you the deepest secrets of Edinburgh.
Is It Right Tour for Me?
  • It gives you a hands-on tour of Edinburgh if you don't mind walking around.
  • History lovers work to enjoy a lot of aspects of this trip.

Ghost and Torture Tour in Edinburgh

Ghost and Torture Tour in Edinburgh Tickets

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

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19.16€

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19.29€

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Highlights of Tour:
  • It is an exploration of Scotland's exciting capital on this private Edinburgh walking tour.
  • Passengers follow a private guide through the streets and corners of Edinburgh and learn about the hidden attractions or gems.
  • A stroll from Old Town to the Royal Mile and take a look at landmark sites such as Greyfriars Kirk.
What You Will Do?
  • Walk around Edinburgh to discover its deepest and hidden secrets.
  • Visit landmark sites such as Greyfriars Kirk and pay attention to the stories on how this place came to be.
  • Examine the history and historic events that shaped the city into who it is today.
What Tours Includes?
  • Evening walking tour.
  • English-speaking live tour guide.
  • Brief history lessons about landmark sites.
What Travellers Saying about Tour?
  • The tour was superb and everything was worth all the money that was paid for it.
  • It's a walking tour that reveals to you the deepest secrets of Edinburgh.
Is It Right Tour for Me?
  • It gives you a hands-on tour of Edinburgh if you don't mind walking around.
  • History lovers work to enjoy a lot of aspects of this trip.

Haunted Vaults and Graveyard Walking Tour in Edinburgh

Haunted Vaults and Graveyard Walking Tour in Edinburgh Tickets

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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19.03€

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19.29€

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Highlights of Tour:
  • It takes to under the streets of Edinburgh to listen to the gory stories on a tour of Auld Reekie.
  • It takes passengers to landmark sites and famous locations such as the infamous stone circle vault and a nasty torture exhibition.
  • A 75-minute tour of Edinburgh to find out the darkest and most frightening stories to have ever existed about the city.
What You Will Do?
  • Take an exploratory trip above and below the Royal Mile.
  • Visit a torture exhibition and learn how some historic torture items were used.
  • Learn how people lived in the wynds and closes during ancient days.
What Tours Includes?
  • Access to a torture exhibition.
  • A visit to the vaults underneath Edinburgh’s South Bridge.
  • A visit to the torture exhibition.
What Travellers Saying about Tour?
  • The tour was exciting and managed to intrigued everyone who presents the dark and Gothic stories.
  • The information given on the tour was dark and enlightening.
Is It Right Tour for Me?
  • It teaches detailed history on the grisly past of Edinburgh.
  • It can be considered as a way to visit the past of Edinburgh once more.

The Mountebank Comedy Walk of Edinburgh

The Mountebank Comedy Walk of Edinburgh Tickets

Duration: 2 hours

Places & Sightseeing tours customer reviews5.0 (84 Reviews) (84 Reviews)

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14.37€

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16.88€

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Highlights of Tour:
  • This is Edinburgh's only walking tour and is led by a professional local comedian.
  • It is a hysterical and historical tour as it lets you learn as much as you end up laughing.
  • It is a mixture of standup comedy snd some engaging history lessons.
What You Will Do?
  • Listen to stories about the history of Edinburgh while enjoying a good laugh at the same time.
  • Spend the day exploring Edinburgh through the eyes of a local professional comedian.
  • Learn about the Scottish language and other important parts of their history.
What Tours Includes?
  • A limited number of umbrellas in case of rainy weather.
  • Local professional comedian.
  • The live tour guide is available in English.
What Travellers Saying about Tour?
  • It was an interesting time on the tour with a lot of laughing and learning.
  • This is a completely different experience to other Edinburgh tours.
Is It Right Tour for Me?
  • There are a lots of historical lessons and laughs on this tour.
  • Try this out if you don't mind walking around in a group.


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