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City of Edinburgh Tours

776 reviews
About City of Edinburgh Tours
Daily ghost walking tours of Edinburgh's Old Town led by a period costumed guide. Lively, outgoing and historically factual. Visit the Royal Mile, haunted Greyfriars graveyard and Edinburgh's famous underground vaults. Year round tours departing every afternoon and evening. Generous discounts for group bookings. Private tours also available. Tours available in English and Spanish.
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 22:15
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Edinburgh, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Booked this tour via TripAdvisor as we felt City of Edinburgh Tours looked reputable and a bit more authentic than some of the other advertised tours. How wrong we were.... Immediately after payment we received confirmation advising that the tour was scheduled for 3.15pm on...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour was great! Was full of history and had a bit of Harry Potter trivia chucked in. The vaults at the end were creepy and at one point in one of the rooms, I felt like someone was watching me. Tour guide was great....More

1  Thank jade2307
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family took this tour on January 1st. Our guide was a lot of fun and we enjoyed the tour ... especially the vaults. This was a little spooky as was walking through Greyfriars Kirkyard in the pitch dark! If you are in to this...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rich W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mildly entertaining but mostly ho hum, Those who find it interesting probably come at night for more. We were actually there in August, 2008 which is not a choice below.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank nannieb43georgia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wasn't overly impressed, pals wanted to go I have already done the vaults many times for overnight vigils, yer the history was good but was kinda dire even pals were not impressed, best going with mercat tours

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Steve W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just did a fantastic tour around Edinburgh castle for two hours - loved our tour guide David very informative and funny thanks for a great tour

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ngaireandcraig
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We all verily enjoyed this tour, Nicole ( Mary Paterson) our tour guide was very entertaining and went into a good amount of detail about all the historical creepy going ons. I would recommend this for someone to find out the little secret ghost stories...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Hilary M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an great time experiencing the dark history of Edinburgh and the sad stories of the past! Our tour guide (John) made the evening, he really brought the whole thing to life!

Thank late888
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

James was knowledgeable and entertaining. Appreciated that he went into more than the ghost side of tour amd added some extra historical info. Very nice guy and took time to visit each guest a involve everyone.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rob J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was at the location (the kiosk right across from Starbucks, 9 Hunter Square, on time but there is a huge parade for NYE right outside and could not find the tour group. I also cannot find a phone number to contact the guide, or...More

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2 July 2017|
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Response from David N | Property representative |
Hi, Our tours are kids friendly especially the early afternoon ones at 1.15, 3.15 and 5.15pm. We look forwards to meeting you.