Secrets of the Royal Mile: Two Hour Walking Tour

Magpie ID: HRAKBT
API Provider: Rezdy and Redeam
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Location: Edinburgh
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 2.0 hours
Trip difficulty: Moderate
Max Group Size: 10
Currency: USD
Language: English
TimeZone: America/New_York
Highlights Meander through the iconic Royal Mile
Learn about Scottish history at the Palace of Holyrood House
Hear historic tales at landmark locations
Snap pictures of the looming Edinburgh Castle
Explore the vibrant markets of the Old Town
Summary
Explore Edinburgh’s picturesque Old Town and the world famous Royal Mile
Description

Explore the cobbled alleyways of Royal Mile, uncovering the culture and history of Edinburgh's Old Town along the way

 - Meander through the iconic Royal Mile
 - Learn about Scottish history at the Palace of Holyrood House
 - Hear historic tales at landmark locations such as St Giles Cathedral, Parliament Square and John Knox House
 - Snap pictures of the looming Edinburgh Castle
 - Explore the vibrant markets of the Old Town
 - Hear about extraordinary characters, including John Knox and Robert Burns

Old Town Essentials

On this walking tour of Edinburgh’s main thoroughfare running through Old Town, from Edinburgh Castle to the beautiful Palace of Holyrood house, you will feel completely immersed in the rich Scottish history that is ever-present amongst the medieval labyrinth of cobblestone alleyways and tenements. Home to the fascinating St Giles Cathedral, Parliament Square and John Knox House, the Royal Mile is a UNESCO World Heritage site full secrets not to be missed

Whilst exploring Old Town, one cannot help but notice Edinburgh Castle looming over the city. Your expert local guide will tell you about the fascinating history of this enigmatic fortress, including many of the bloody battles that took place here, such as the War of Independence between Scotland and England in the 14th Century, as well as its present day use as headquarters for the Scottish Division
 
Vibrant Edinburgh

 Along the way, you will have the pleasure of exploring some key historical and beautiful streets of Old Town, including: Castle Hill and Lawnmarket, originally a vibrant market that traded until the 1700s, Cannongate and Grassmarket, Edinburgh's famous closes and wynds, where you will listen to stories of the extraordinary cast of characters who were proud to call Edinburgh home.

Included A friendly, professional tour guide for your own private group
Plenty of time to take photos of your favourite places
Excluded Cost of hotel pick up/drop off. Your guide will accompany you in a taxi or by public transport
Food and drink, although your guide will be happy to recommend snacks along the way
Gratuities (optional)
Know before you book No transport costs are included. Your guide will help you get around on the day
Know before you go Please bring comfortable walking shoes
Please bring any medical requirements you need throughout the day
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 10:00, 14:00
Monday 10:00, 14:00
Tuesday 10:00, 14:00
Wednesday 10:00, 14:00
Thursday 10:00, 14:00
Friday 10:00, 14:00
Saturday 10:00, 14:00

Locations

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 55.94893, -3.196419
Address: Castle Hill, Edinburgh, GB
Directions: Just off Castle HIll at the end of the Weaving Mill building closest to Edinburgh Castle
Notes: Next to the witches well by Edinburgh Castle
Start Location Notes Castle Hill, Edinburgh, GB
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 Castle Hill, Edinburgh, GB
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

Pricing

Other Information

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?

Absolutely, you can book as many tours as you like! You can add them to your cart by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button or you can get in touch and we can put together an itinerary for you. To get in touch, 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).,

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