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Free Walking Tour

  • The perfect overview tour for first-time visitors to Edinburgh

  • Visit many sites in the UNESCO-listed Old Town in one day

  • Exploring Edinburgh with a guide means you won’t get lost

Free Walking Tour
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A two hour walking tour of the UNESCO world heritage site that is the Old Town of Edinburgh.
From US$1.32
English Walking Tour 13:30
A two hour walking tour of the UNESCO world heritage site that is the Old Town of Edinburgh.
From US$1.32

This free walking tour of Edinburgh is a great choice for first-time visitors who want to get their bearings of the city and learn more about its history. By exploring the city with a guide, you’ll be able to stop looking at a map and focus on enjoying the sites around you. Your guide will teach you about secret places locals love, as well as the Old Town’s most famous sites. Highlights include St. Giles’ Cathedral, the Mercat Cross, Edinburgh Castle, and much more. 

What to Expect
The walking tour will take you up and down the network of cobbled streets and back allies that make up the historic heart of the Old Town of Edinburgh.  The tour runs for around two hours and you can expect to see sights such as St Giles Cathedral, the Mercat Cross, Greyfriars Kirk and graveyard, the George Heriot School and Edinburgh Castle (from the outside).  Every guide who works with us is strongly encouraged to develop their own tour route to help ensure that they are passionate about the stories and history that they deliver on their tour.  We believe this tour will give you a good understanding of Edinburgh and is a great basis for the other tours that we offer.
Reviews (89)
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
A must whilst in Edinburgh

We took part to a free walking tour on one gloomy rainy day on November. The group was formed by 4 people in total, but rather than cancelling our guide gave us wonderful tour of the old town in what it felt a private tour....More

Thank AliJelly
Reviewed 4 days ago
Engaging insight into the history of Edinburgh

My boyfriend and I went on this tour after having a great time at the Whiskey and Folklore event last week and absolutely weren't disappointed. Dove, our tourguide, was very outgoing and clearly knew a lot about the city. Over the course of the two...More

1  Thank FeilicityS
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great tour in historical Edinburgh

Me and my daughter were in Edinburgh last week. We started the whole trip by doing a historical tour round the old town. We could not have had a better guide than Sabela. So much knowledge, humor and enthusiasm. We strongly recommend that you`ll try...More

Thank Zenek P
Reviewed 1 week ago
A brilliant day

On a bitterly cold Sunday afternoon we were shown Edinburgh by our guide (&owner of this company) Luca. The tour should have been cancelled as there were less than minimal numbers, but he generously took the few of us around instead of referring us onto...More

1  Thank Sue W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Very good way to spend 2 hours

This was a very nice activity during a 2 day visit to Edinburgh. Sufficient in length to wet your appetite and gain an understanding of the history of Edinburgh without having to spend a whole day in a large group being ferried round the city....More

Thank C992013
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Marc J
24 October 2018|
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Response from Lauren P | Reviewed this property |
I left 20 euros between for my boyfriend and I. The tour was outstanding, so we over tipped. However, I think 5 euro per person would suffice.
Rakhi W
9 August 2018|
Response from Mike_u_Anni |
Hey, I don't think, there should be any problem with that. The walking distances are not that great and you also have a little break in the middle of the walk. Greetings
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23 July 2018|
Response from Rakhi W |
Is this tour suitable for children?