Secret Tours from Home: A Complete Guide to Edinburgh

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1 to 1.5 hours

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Why take this online tour?

Edinburgh is one of the great gems of European cities. Compact in size but steeped in history, your guide will take you through the city highlights as well as the myths and legends surrounding it. Was this where King Arthur founded Camelot and led his knights of the round table? Hear stories of famed historical figures such as William Wallace, Robert the Bruce, and Sir Walter Scott, as well as a few fictional ones such as Harry Potter and Sherlock Holmes. By the end of the tour, you’ll be ready to plan your trip and maybe even pick up a hint of the Scottish accent.

Highlights

  • Created with Sketch.Your local expert guide will regale you in stories and anecdotes straight from the Scottish capital
  • Created with Sketch.Hear tales of the leaders, warriors, and literary greats who make up the city’s rich history
  • Created with Sketch.Discover Edinburgh’s best kept secrets such as its underground city and the place where JK Rowling created Harry Potter
  • Created with Sketch.Learn all about Scottish traditional food and drinks like Scotch whiskey, shortbread, porridge and the controversial haggis
  • Created with Sketch.Plenty of time for Q&A with your local expert, or join the conversation with guests from around the world
  • Created with Sketch.Receive a $25 future travel voucher for Secret Tours with every booking

Enchanting Edinburgh, Land of Legends

Let us whisk you away to the capital of Scotland to explore its medieval Old Town and hip Georgian New Town. Your guide is a true local who will immerse you in the stories and myths that make this such a wonderful travel destination.

First, get your bearings in the city with a historical and geographical overview. You’ll saunter along the Royal Mile, the processional route for kings and queens for the last 500 years and hear their tales. Next, discover stunning Edinburgh Castle, home to Scotland’s impressive crown jewels.

Edinburgh’s history is full of dark legends and spine-tingling stories. Everything from witch hunts, grave robbers...

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Let us whisk you away to the capital of Scotland to explore its medieval Old Town and hip Georgian New Town. Your guide is a true local who will immerse you in the stories and myths that make this such a wonderful travel destination.

First, get your bearings in the city with a historical and geographical overview. You’ll saunter along the Royal Mile, the processional route for kings and queens for the last 500 years and hear their tales. Next, discover stunning Edinburgh Castle, home to Scotland’s impressive crown jewels.

Edinburgh’s history is full of dark legends and spine-tingling stories. Everything from witch hunts, grave robbers, and plagues make this one of the best places for ghost tours you’ll find anywhere.

The Scottish people are famous for their pride, heritage, and traditions. Your guide will shed light on their traditional dress, foods and recipes, writing and poetry. Edinburgh is also home to the acclaimed Fringe Festival, the largest arts festival in the world. Speaking of the arts, Sir Sean Connery calls this place home but his first job in the city was not what you’d guess… and it involves milk!

As with any of our Tours from Home, you'll receive a $25 future travel voucher to redeem on any in-destination Secret Tours experience anywhere in the world within the next two years.

All times specified are in US Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)