1. United Kingdom
  2. Scotland
  3. Edinburgh

Edinburgh: Helen's Historic Old City Tour

Product ID: 269767
This tour winds along the Royal Mile, shows you the unmissable sights, and gives you a good overview of what Edinburgh has to offer, with the guidance of an enthusiastic local inhabitant who loves her city.
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Join a small group and Helen, your guide, who loves to talk about her city
  • See spectacular buildings and the historical centre of the city which is a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • See the heart of the oldest part of the city and be left with an overview of where else to spend your time here
Full description
Discover Edinburgh with a local guide who is in love with her city. Let her welcome you to Edinburgh and show you her favorite parts of the city so that you, too, will fall in love with this magical place. Discover the incredible history, culture, and sights that Edinburgh has to offer, as well as some off-the-beaten-track specialties on this 2-hour tour.

Your tour winds along the Royal Mile in the Old Town, part of the UNESCO World Heritage area of Edinburgh. If you only have a short time, this tour may not take you off the beaten track, but it will show you all the unmissable sights the city has on show.

Discover much of the real history that lies behind the story of “Outlander”, discover where Mary Queen of Scots spent her last night in Edinburgh, and learn about the real lives of real people in the city including many famous scientists, inventors, and writers. You’ll also be passing major points of interest to Harry Potter fans.  

At the end of the tour, you’ll have a good overview of the city and its history, and will hopefully want to visit again many more times.
  • Helen's local knowledge

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Helen will meet you up near the Castle where the Royal Mile joins the Castle Esplanade next to the Tartan Weaving Mill. Helen will stand near to the door of the Tartan Weaving Mill and will wear a tartan scarf.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
You will walk about 1.5 miles or 2.5 kilometers so please wear comfortable shoes.