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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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28 Blair Street, Edinburgh EH1 1QR, Scotland
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+44 131 225 5445
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Reviewed today

We had a wonderful tour with the best guide -- Eva! Despite the pouring rain, she made the tour extremely enjoyable. Extremely knowledgeable and personable and funny -- we really loved every minute. I want to go back and another one!

Thank Grace R
Reviewed today via mobile

Our guide Ana did a great tour with good acting. The stories are interesting but from the vaults onwards the stories are downright ridiculous. We had also a really annoying group of teenagers in the group whom I perceived as disturbing.

Thank Tamir B
Reviewed yesterday

Quite a large size group which made the underground vaults very crowded, but didn't really deter from the tour. Guides were very enthusiastic and chatty. They aim to create an air of mystery and fear in keeping with a ghost tour. A lot of the...More

Thank Emma P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This tour was epic! We had a fabulous time! Edgar, our tour guide brought history to life for our group. It was energy charged, funny and a bit scary... if you believe in ghosts of course! Best tour I’ve been on!

Thank Krissa23
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a wonderful tour that really made the Edinburgh and the Royal Mile come alive. Our guide was funny and warm - I didn't catch her name - a woman with short blonde hair. So many great stories and lots of history. The walk...More

Thank Monique L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I joined my college roommate and her three children for the vault history tour (we didn’t do the ghost tour). My friend lives in Edinburgh and she and her children learned new things about their city. The history of the vaults is fascinating and assesses...More

Thank Mary Margaret G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our guide, Ruth, was awesome. The reason behind the 3 stars is that I was expecting a bit more "scariness" from the part of the tour that takes place in the streets. Another negative aspect was the fact that we could hear loud disco music...More

Thank Gabriel0712
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a brilliant, informative tour. Eve was a fantastic guide, talking endlessly and passionately about the history of Edinburgh. She has great knowledge and a pocket full of interesting stories. Our tour lasted about 1hr 45mins around the Royal Mile and then another 1/2 hour...More

Thank Hayley P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A very enjoyable tour into the darker history of Edinburgh. The underground vaults are very interesting, though no supernatural encounters.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is our first trip to Edinburgh and we were amazed with the amount of things to do.We booked this tour last minute through mercat tours.It was very easy to book online and all the information was there and easy to follow.We met at the...More

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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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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