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Tour Operator: EDI Tours 2 hours Travel method:   Walking Region / Starts from: Edinburgh

The Royal Walk Old Town Tour

The Royal Walk Old Town Tour is the perfect way to experience the history, culture, and beauty of Edinburgh's Old Town. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a seasoned traveler, you're sure to leave with a newfound appreciation for this incredible city.


Get ready for an incredible adventure through Edinburgh's storied past! Our daily tour starts at 09:30 on the iconic Royal Mile, where our expert guides will take you on a thrilling journey through the city's fascinating history.

Discover the vibrant culture, stunning architecture, and rich politics that make Edinburgh one of the world's most incredible cities. Our immersive tour will transport you back in time over 3,000 years, as you hear tales of adventure, intrigue, and romance that will leave you on the edge of your seat.

Our passionate guides are masters of storytelling, and they'll share fascinating insights into the city's past with you every step of the way. You'll learn about the city's beginnings, its establishment as the capital of Scotland and its transformation into "the city that civilised the world", and the incredible people who shaped the city into what it is today.

And of course, no tour of Edinburgh would be complete without exploring the city's legendary closes and atmospheric Greyfriars Kirkyard. Join us on the Royal Mile for an unforgettable journey through time, and discover the magic of Edinburgh's past for yourself!

Tour Highlights:

  • The Royal Mile
  • St Gile's Cathedral
  • The Scottish Enlightenment
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Grassmarket
  • Greyfriars Kirkyard
  • The National Museum of Scotland
  • Recommendations on what to do, where to eat and drink, and where to experience traditional Scottish Culture


The tour will last for approx. 2 hours


  • To fully enjoy the 2-hour walking tour, a moderate level of fitness is necessary.
  • Since the experience takes place entirely outdoors in Scotland in all weathers, it is recommended that you come prepared for the weather with appropriate footwear, umbrellas, and life vests
  • Children under 15 must be accompanied by a responsible adult
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For all bookings of day tours, a minimum of 24 hours' notice prior to your scheduled departure is required in order to receive a full refund. If a cancellation is made with less than 24 hours notice, no refund is given.

For all bookings of multi-day and custom private tours, a minimum of 72 hours' notice prior to your scheduled departure is required in order to receive a full refund. If a cancellation is made with less than 72 hours' notice, no refund is given*

*Note that in the event the client requests a refund for any reason, Tour Desk reserves the right to charge a 3% administration fee to cover costs incurred.

Cancellation and refund requests need to be sent in writing to

Meeting point
City Chambers, 253 High St, Edinburgh, EH1 1Y, Scotland