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  • Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

Free Essential Walking Tour Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh
  • Available in: English, Spanish

About the guru Orange Tours Edinburgh

Explore Edinburgh on one of our walking tours! The Free Edinburgh Tour, Free Ghost Tour, and Free Harry Potter Tour, available in English or Spanish!

Explore Edinburgh on one of our walking tours! The Free Edinburgh Tour, Free Ghost Tour, and Free Harry Potter Tour, available in English or Spanish!

About the tour

Can you imagine a tour that spans the past and present? A tour to help you to discover the history of the city, and also provide you with the best insider tips for making the most of your time here?

Follow us into the cobblestone streets of the Old Town, as we explore the Royal Mile and its hidden labyrinth of alleyways!

See the Mercat Cross, a meeting point for merchants and minstrels, and discover how thieves were punished there. Admire St Giles’ Cathedral, and learn about the controversy and power struggles that came with the Church Reformation. Meet the most famous philosopher of the Enlightenment period, and find out which of your favourite books were written by Scottish authors. Take in spectacular views of Edinburgh Castle and wander down the iconic Victoria Street – or is it Diagon Alley? Hear about the grisly executions that took place in the Grassmarket. See the city’s most famous cemetery, Greyfriars Kirkyard, and discover the story of Greyfriars Bobby, the city’s most beloved dog.

As a UNESCO World Heritage site, visiting the Old Town is like taking a walk through history, in this beautiful city, one of the most unique places you’ll ever visit. It’s a journey through time, in a place where the buildings seem to be alive with stories. We know these stories, so let us share them with you!

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How to find me: The Tour starts at 367 High Street (Royal Mile), beside St. Giles´ Cathedral. You will see our orange umbrellas. Follow the Orange!
Tour duration: 2 hours

Tour schedule

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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Ratings 13



5 months ago


3Cynthia Novoa

9 months ago

Great tour. Mhaire our guide was amazing, she was informative, funny and super charming. Highly recommended,


Juan Bustamante

9 months ago

Victor es un conocedor de la historia y cultura escocesa. Muy buen tour!!!



1 years ago

Guide canceled because there were 5 people instead of 6, even though we had booked online earlier that day. Would of been nice to been sent a message that there wernt enough people booked.



1 years ago

Really informative tour and the guide Charlotte was very entertaining and committed.

4.6 (13 Ratings) Rate this tour