Starting at the top of the Royal Mile in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town your guide will lead you into Edinburgh’s historic past. You will hear about the characters and events that shaped our city. Along the way you will see St Giles Cathedral a site of worship for over a thousand years. The Mercat (market) Cross a place of proclamations, punishments and celebrations. You will also hear about the people who have lived in this city from the common to the extra ordinary, Adam Smith to John Knox, Robert Burns to Burke and Hare.
Duration: 2 hours approximately
Starting point: Outside Gladstone’s Land, Lawnmarket.
Tour start times: 09:30 and 19:00 by ADVANCED BOOKING ONLY
End point: Outside the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Cost: £16.50 per person (we don't offer Student, Senior or Child discounts) We limit the number per tour to a maximum of 12 people. We require a minimum of 4 people for the tour to run.
This is a good tour to start your visit to Edinburgh if your time is limited. It covers the main points of interest in a short period of time whilst being informative and entertaining without feeling rushed.