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

Duration: 2h
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:
    High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RE, UK
    High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RE, UK
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    Meeting point is right in front the St Giles Cathedral (main entrance). The guide is tall and blonde.

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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Marta 30 Jan 2023

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Travelled in group - Jan 2023
A tour by a knowledgeable guide with a passion for his work - something everyone's looking for.
Johan 01 Jan 2023

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Travelled in group - Jan 2023
Great way to start your trip in Edinburg
Patricia 25 Dec 2022

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Travelled alone - Dec 2022
Adrian was very personable and knowledgeable. His stories related to Scottish history were very interesting. I really appreciated being able to take a walking tour on Christmas Day. Thanks Adrian!
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!
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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 5 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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