A Tale of Edinburgh's Two Cities: Full Day Private Highlights Tour

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Location: Edinburgh
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 8.0 hours
Trip difficulty: Moderate
Max Group Size: 10
Currency: USD
Language: English
TimeZone: America/New_York
Highlights Walk along the iconic Royal Mile
Explore the interiors of the imposing St Giles Cathedral and Edinburgh Castle
Discover the artefacts and artwork of the world-famous National Galleries of Scotland and the Museum of Edinburgh
Step inside the historic John Knox House
Admire the Palace of Holyroodhouse and hear about political controversy outside the Scottish Parliament
Enjoy a lunch at your leisure - ask your guide for recommendations on the best local fare!
Enjoy a breathtaking view from Calton Hill
Venture into the beautiful neoclassical New Town
Stroll through the beautiful Princes Street Gardens
Summary
Discover the timeless beauty and enigmatic charm of Edinburgh Old and New Towns, all in just a day
Description

Discover the history and beauty of Edinburgh's cobbled streets as you explore Medieval Old Town and Neoclassical New Town. On this tour you will:

 - Walk along the iconic Royal Mile
 - Explore the interiors of the imposing St Giles Cathedral and Edinburgh Castle
 - Discover the artefacts and artwork of the world-famous National Galleries of Scotland and the Museum of Edinburgh
 - Step inside the historic John Knox House
 - Admire the Palace of Holyroodhouse and hear about political controversy outside the Scottish Parliament
 - Enjoy a lunch at your leisure - ask your guide for recommendations on the best local fare!
 - Enjoy a breathtaking view from Calton Hill
 - Venture into the beautiful neoclassical New Town
 - Stroll through the beautiful Princes Street Gardens

Medieval Old Town
 
Walking along the Royal Mile, a remarkable street housing Europe's original ‘skyscrapers’, discover a maze of streets and concealed courtyards. Learn about the city’s ‘closes,’ cramped alleyways, and ‘wynds’ and hear about many characters who lived and died here, including Deacon Brodie, town councilman by day and master thief by night, who inspired Robert Louis Stevenson's novel The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Explore the imposing St Giles Cathedral - the cradle of the Scottish Reformation during the 16th century, pay a special visit to the world-famous National Galleries of Scotland , and to the Museum of Edinburgh. Then visit historic 15th century John Knox House, home to an influential church leader of the Protestant Reformation in Scotland

A tour of Edinburgh would not be complete without a visit inside Scotland’s most famous historic attraction: Edinburgh Castle . Here you will learn about the fascinating history of this enigmatic castle, including many of the bloody battles, such as the War of Independence between Scotland and England in the 14th Century

Stop to enjoy a lunch at your leisure (price not included). Your guide will be happy to point out the best place whenever you're ready to give your legs a rest and grab a leisurely bite

You will have the chance to view the Scottish Parliament, one of the most controversial buildings in Scotland given its construction going 10 times over budget, and to admire the grand Palace of Holyroodhouse, 16th century home of the ill-fated Mary, Queen of Scots. The breathtaking view from Calton Hill will make you fall in love with the Scottish capital forever

Neoclassical New Town
 
Venturing into the beautiful neoclassical New Town, built in the 18th Century, enjoy a true marvel of urban planning. As you walk through the main streets and squares of Edinburgh's New Town, you will find yourself impressed by the lavish 18th century neoclassical and Georgian architecture. Enjoy a leisurely stroll in the beautiful Princes Street Gardens, which lies at the centre of Edinburgh's World Heritage Site

Included A friendly, professional tour guide for your group
Plenty of time to take photos of your favourite places
Entrance tickets to Edinburgh Castle, John Knox's House
Excluded Gratuities (optional)
Cost of transportation on the day
Food and drink, although your guide will be happy to recommend local favourites along the way
Know before you book This is a primarily a walking tour
Cost of transportation on the day is not included
Know before you go Please bring comfortable walking shoes
Please bring any medical requirements you need throughout the day
In summer, please remember to bring a hat, sunscreen and plenty of water
Additional Information Not wheelchair accessible
Health Items Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff, Social distancing enforced throughout experience, Gear/equipment sanitized between use, Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized, Guides required to regularly wash hands

Operating Info

Booking Cut-off 48 hours
Minimum 1 guests per booking
Maximum 10 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation

Operating Type:

Fixed Times

Season:

Season: From 01-06-2020 To 01-04-2021
Sunday
Monday 09:30
Tuesday 09:30
Wednesday 09:30
Thursday 09:30
Friday 09:30
Saturday 09:30

Locations

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 55.948923, -3.196333
Address:
Notes:
Start Location Notes
Start Location Notes 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States
Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 40.7025714, -73.99056
Address: 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States
Notes:
Start Location Notes
Start Location Notes 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 24 hours
Cancellation Notes: Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund

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FAQ

Will there be other people on the tour or is it just us?

All of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.,

Are entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?

In the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

What is your cancellation policy?

On tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration.To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

Who do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?

At Touriocity, we provide a free concierge service to help you plan your time abroad and they will be able to answer any questions you may have about this tour or any other tours. We are normally able to customise or personalise tours to suit your needs.Please do get in touch by either using the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, sending an email to or calling 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

Am I able to book more than one tour?

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