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Mercat Tours

28 Blair Street, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, Scotland
+44 131 225 5445
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Underground Vaults Historical Walking Tour in Edinburgh
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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 a warm welcome and our award-winning storytelling and tour routes, we'll help you explore and discover Edinburgh. Our expert guides offer a unique, memorable glimpse of our remarkable history. With guaranteed daily departures, year round we offer exclusive access to Blair Street Underground Vaults, Edinburgh Castle, Palace of Holyroodhouse & National Museum of Scotland. Our tours begin at 10am and finish at 10pm, so we're sure we'll find something for you!
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  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 22:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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28 Blair Street, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited the vaults in August 2017 with our two sons (14 and 17 years old). They first came reluctantly, but after the very entertaining and inspiring tour (led by guide Samuel) they came out claiming this was one of the best holiday family activities...More

Thank 35marjolein
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

On our walking ghost tour the guide was fantastic.Not only did she know her stuff but made it more atmospheric with her delivery and frankly scaring me several times.My husband and I really enjoyed it.I'm sorry I couldn't remember the tour guide's name but she...More

Thank diligaf71
MercatToursLtd, Visitor Services at Mercat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi, Thank you for your review. if you tell me which tour you've been on exactly I can check who your guide was and make sure to pass on your fabulous feedback. Great to hear that you enjoyed your tour. Do visit us again if...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I did the Underground vault and cemetery tour. The tour was very interesting, however what made the tour really good was the guide himself. Without his enthusiasm and story telling skills, it won't have been that great of tour. Def would recommend...More

Thank Alfa_f86
MercatToursLtd, Visitor Services at Mercat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi, Thank you for your review. We do believe that our storytellers are what make the tour. All the stories only come alive throughout them. So glad to hear that you completely loved your tour. Do visit us again if you can. Kind Regards, Gesine

Reviewed 2 days ago

some real history instead of ghost walks - that's what we like. Interesting facts well presented and narrated. Thanks to our german guide who was excellentMore

Thank wipse2017
MercatToursLtd, Visitor Services at Mercat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi, Thank you for your 5 star review. We do have a new German history tour at 10am in the morning called "Die Royal Mile und ihre Geheimnisse" which is perfect if you're visiting Edinburgh for the first time and need a bit of insight....More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I would recommend this tour. Our tour guide was Artemis whom was great fun, very knowledgeable and brought the history of Edinburgh to life for us. There are some steps and uneven floors and it is dark underground, which could be a problem for people...More

Thank Wendy H
MercatToursLtd, Visitor Services at Mercat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Wendy, Thank you for your wonderful review. I'll make sure to let Artemis know as well about how much you enjoyed the tour with her. Everyone should definitely make up their own mind about if they believe in ghosts or not. There is so...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

This tour is not for those with mobility problems, ie a lot of walking up and downhill. It is almost all over cobblestones and, although the guide made allowances (letting me meet them further along), I missed some of the tour and felt this was...More

Thank V B
MercatToursLtd, Visitor Services at Mercat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi, Thank you for your review. I'm sorry that you weren't able to fully enjoy your tour. We do provide an access statement and all the mobility information you might need via our website to make sure that all of our customers know what they're...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was brilliant did jump a few time our guide Dave was brilliant and did help make this fun, it does say no one under age 10 but I would recommend this is not something for children at all it's very dark and a few...More

Thank Helen J
MercatToursLtd, Visitor Services at Mercat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Helen, Thanks for the wonderful feedback but I think you went with a different company. We do allow children over the age of 5 and we don;t have any guide named Dave. But feel free to join any of our Ghost Tours next time...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Our guide, William, was very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and entertaining. He made the buildings and the streets of Edinburgh come alive with tales of important and colorful characters from the past. When we were left to complete touring Edinburgh Castle by ourselves, we knew exactly where...More

Thank Hanan R
MercatToursLtd, Visitor Services at Mercat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi, Thank you so much for your 5 star review. Seems like you had a wonderful time on your tour thanks to William. We do try to paint a vivid picture and make history not sound boring. Glad you liked it. Do visit us again...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We met our guide, Martin, on what started to be a bright, sunny morning. Martin was a fantastic guide--entertaining, funny, and very knowledgeable. I am an American living in England and have had a number of family and friends visit -- a trip to Edinburgh...More

Thank jayner2017
MercatToursLtd, Visitor Services at Mercat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi, Thank you for your wonderful feedback. I hope from now on you visit us every single time you're bringing family up to Edinburgh. Don't forget to keep your tickets as you will get £2 off the next tour. Hope you and your family had...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I did Mercat tours guided walk which included the underground vaults and the drink at the end of the tour. I chose this one because it was longer and seemed like better value. I had it in my mind we were going to see crypts,...More

Thank AmazonQueen
MercatToursLtd, Visitor Services at Mercat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi, Thank you for your feedback. We do have one tour that visits the Canongate graveyard - it's called Doomed Dead & Buried so if you're interested in dark history it might be worth visiting us again. Great to hear that you still enjoyed your...More

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Katarina B
21 July 2017|
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Response from MercatToursLtd | Property representative |
Hi Katrina, Doomed Dead & Buried is the longer tour so you will hear more stories on this one. You'll see some locations in Old Town Edinburgh, above ground and then venture into our Blair Street underground vaults. To... More
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Gdawg619
19 July 2017|
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Response from MercatToursLtd | Property representative |
Hi there, Congratulations, what a great way to celebrate! We'd love to welcome you and would recommend the Evening of Ghosts and Ghouls. Lasting 2hrs it includes exploring the closes of the Royal Mile, descending into the... More
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Victoria D
25 March 2017|
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We did not book the tour online, but went there spontaneously ))) so we were not aware of the souvenirs..
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