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Mercat Tours

Open today: 10:00 - 22:00
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'History is a damn good story, what it needs is a damn good telling!' We're a family business and simply love sharing Edinburgh's stories. We're the original, largest, and first 5 star walking tour company in Scotland giving guaranteed quality. With...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
28 Blair Street, Edinburgh EH1 1QR, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

Linda was well informed, personable and enthusiastic. Excellent use of time! We learned a lot. She weaved in personal conversations with each of the people touring. I would welcome the opportunity to tour with her again!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank PaulMcB
Reviewed 2 days ago

My friends and I (4 20 y/o girls) got tickets and weren't sure what to expect at first. It ended up being the highlight of our trip!!!! Our tour guide, Ruth, was amazing! The tour started above ground where Ruth told us spooky and fun...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Checka A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The historical underground tour was great fun. Our guide, Fred, was very knowledgeable, funny & enthusiastic. We would highly recommend this tour.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We started at the merkat Cross where our guide Lydia told us about some gruesome history of executions and punishment in Edinburgh. I enjoyed being mock punished :) soon enough ee went down into the underground vault (where the temperature was considerably high which was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nik M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a family member from England up to see us and thought it would be good to do all the tourist attractions. None of us had ever been to any of the vaults before so we chose mercat tours. It was such a good...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jade J
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our guide Alun gave it his all - very theatrical. He told great stories and gave good historical information. He connected with the folks on the tour and made it fun. Definitely worth your time

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KathyT440
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A very intereating sight of the hudden city. Dark and ghosts. Cool explanation by Marina. Recommended

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank slayernina
Reviewed 4 days ago

A very engaging tour guide was gripping, had us all listening to every word said. Great job Lydia, you made the tour very fun (and creepy). Great to book with, accommodating for our private tour and a treat to view somewhere not otherwise known about.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank EmilyU7H8B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Regina was an amazing tour guide. She was funny, which is critical in a tour guide, and she was spooky as all get out when we got into the creepy vaults. I appreciated her thorough talk about life in Edinburgh pre-plumbing and cleanliness. It gives...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank wanderingteacher84
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Regina was amazing very fun and very funny she made some amazing jokes and being the only english man on the tour that evening you can imagine most of jokes came my way - very good fun Thanks regina, very cool 👍🏻

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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16 October 2018|
Response from MercatToursLtd | Property representative |
Hi Maimykins, our Hidden & Haunted ghost tour of Edinburgh focuses more on the city's dark past. It is about ghosts. Hope that helps you :)
Madge C
9 September 2018|
Response from MercatToursLtd | Property representative |
Hi Madge, We will need to talk to you offline to arrange a refund. You can contact us through the channels listed on our website (we can't paste contact details here as it's against TripAdvisor policies). All the best, Jean
31 May 2018|
Response from MercatToursLtd | Property representative |
Hi there, Thanks for getting in touch, we’d be delighted to welcome you on a Whisky Tour & Tasting experience. With 14 adults, we’d recommend a private experience which can be arranged to suit your itinerary time and day... More