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The best Tours in Edinburgh City! Free Walking Tours, Craft Tours, Bike Tours… We combine ecologically friendly tourism with social responsibility to give back to our beloved city of Edinburgh what offers to us. Come check out City of Edinburgh with...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Edinburgh EH1 1QS, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our fantastic guide Adam gave us a passionate account of Edinburgh’s rich history. It was a genuinely entertaining and informative tour of some of the Royal Mile. Of particular note was how interested Adam was in city planning and how that influenced Scottish history. It...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was honestly the best way to get to know this city. As soon as I arrived from the airport I went straight to the tour and it was the best decision I made. You learn such interesting stories and history that I wouldn't have...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I went on two different Edinburgh tours - the free walking tour and the Dark Side tour! We thoroughly enjoyed both! Our guides, Adam Gloser and Lachlan, were so enjoyable! They had a ton of energy and made the tours so enjoyable!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loved it, so funny! Learned a lot and had a great walk around the city with my friend. Highly recommended

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went on this tour on the 12th December.It was a dry but chilly evening which added to the atmosphere.Our guide Keith was very informative,made the tales very interesting,perfect for the job.We had to walk to walk up some dark,creepy footpaths up to the hills...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Australian David was amazing as our guide, he told us loads of interesting facts that we didn’t know before and was enthusiastic and comical too! We also saw much more of the city that we wouldn’t have seen otherwise if not for this tour, would...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Katie B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I took my familly for free walking tour in Edinburgh and we had pleasure to have Keith as our guide! Not many people know how to talk about history and get everyone attention but Keith did it 😊👌🎉 he did it in fun way and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I have now been on 4 Sandemans free walking tours - in Edinburgh, Dublin, London and Paris. Although each one (with the exception of Dublin) has been fantastic, Lachlan honestly deserves a special mention. He brought the city of Edinburgh alive with his enthusiasm, knowledge...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My tour guide, Adam, was REALLY fun and informative. I regret having this tour on my last day; had I done this earlier, my appreciation for the city would have been tripled during my entire stay (even though I fell in love with the city...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Aussie Dan was fantastic! Very informative tour, lots of good sites and interesting stories that were historically accurate! He was super friendly and approachable and provided lots of information about Edinburgh and places to go and see. Wish I could have tipped more as he...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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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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10 August 2018|
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Response from Roberto_SNE | Property representative |
Hi Jasmine, Many thanks for your question! I'm afraid that the guides don't carry card machines, so if you do wish to leave them a tip, the best way to do so is in cash. If you need to know anything else, please don't... More
Анна Ф
20 May 2018|
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Response from Roberto_SNE | Property representative |
Hi Анна Ф, As mentioned by Robert H and missindy, the train station in Edinburgh is Waverley, a 3 minute walk from our meeting point on the Royal Mile. However, I'm afraid that, at the moment, we don't run tours in Russian... More
Valeria A
14 May 2018|
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Response from Roberto_SNE | Property representative |
Hola Valeria, Muchas gracias por tu mensaje, ¡nos alegra mucho saber que disfrutaste del tour con Borja! Para valorar el tour, tienes que hacer clic en "SANDEMANs NEW Europe", arriba del todo en esta página. Después te... More