The best of Edinburgh's amazing Old Town (TIP BASED)

Duration: 1h and 45min
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on June 15, 2020

A fun and knowledgeable guide, I am keen on history and know Edinburgh's story quite well. Having lived in the lovey Scottish capital for a long time now, I have had the amazing opportunity to experience its unique culture and people. I also used to be a volunteer at the St. Giles Cathedral where my interest in history was ignited. I believe that history should be presented in a unbiased, capturing and passionate way. The tour is free which means you are free to choose how much to tip the guide at the end of the tour. So if you want to go on an amazing adventure and get to know the Old Town of Edinburgh as best as possible, just book a tour and leave the rest in my hands.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Having been a cultural, historical, scientific and political centre of Scotland for centuries, the truly fascinating city of Edinburgh is by far one of the most unique cities in the world. ​ For such a small country, Scotland and also Edinburgh sure gave much to the world.

The city has seen countless battles throughout the ages. Mighty kings and queens have resided here, wars have been declared, impressive monuments built, stunning inventions created and religious revolutions carried out. ​ 

With its amazing architecture and romantic scenery, the Scottish capital can offer you an amazing adventure, one which will leave lasting memories long after your visit here. ​ With a fun personna such as myself, you will be taken on a great, amazing tour around the Old Town of Edinburgh, which is the heart and foundation of the city. ​ You will get to see museums, remarkable sites, such as the impressive St. Giles Cathedral and the Castle of Edinburgh, one of the most besieged and attacked places in the world - and much more. At the same time, you will learn so much as history will be presented to you in the best possible way.

The tour is free which means you have the freedom to evaluate it by tipping the tour guide at the end. 

 So, just book a tour and let the adventure start!

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  • Meeting point:
    Chambers St, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, UK
    Chambers St, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, UK
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    In front of National Museum of Scotland, (tall & dark blonde / holding "Alfamega Tours" poster)

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Vanya 23 Nov 2022
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Travelled in group - Aug 2022
Adrian was an attentive, informative and jolly guide with excellent knowledge of Edinburgh and her secrets. We all thoroughly enjoyed the experience and highly recommend doing a tour with Adrian as soon as you arrive in Edinburgh
Emma 28 Oct 2022
Amazing tour. Due to last minute cancellations there were only 3 of us but luckily the tour was not cancelled after all. There was a Harry Potter fan among us, so we got a bit of a Potter tour as well. The athmosphere was very relaxed and time went by too fast. Totally recommend this tour!
Gayle 30 May 2022
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Travelled in group - Apr 2022
Adrian is a knowledgeable and friendly tour guide. We took many tours during our ten day trip, and he was the best. Very sincere and educated, Adrian cared a great deal about making the tour enjoyable for us all. Thank you, Adrian!
Elena 21 Apr 2022
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Travelled in family - Apr 2022
Adrian was the perfect tour guide -everything you could want. Very informative tour, where you see many sights of Edinburgh and learn about their history and legends. Tour took us to places we had not already seen and gave us even more reasons to come back. Definitely recommend for anyone visiting Edinburgh!
Triina 18 Apr 2022
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Travelled in couple - Apr 2022
Tour with Adrian was nice and very informative. He took us to the main places of Edinburgh's old town and explained about the significance of the places. Definitely recommend you the tour if you want to know about the history of Edinburgh.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 8 people.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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