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History Lovers Old Town Tour

history walk

History Lovers Old Town Tour

375 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 12 people
Hosted in
English
history walk

History Lovers Old Town Tour

history walk

History Lovers Old Town Tour

375 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 12 people
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

This is the ideal tour for anyone who wants to learn more than just the basics about Edinburgh's historic Old Town. You'll meet Gains or Chris in the heart of Old Town and enjoy a 2 hour guided walk through the town centre. This tour will have a bit of everything - you'll learn about the lives of some of the Old Town's most famous and infamous residents, and some gruesome, interesting, and entertaining stories about what the city has seen over the centuries. Along the way, we'll point out some of our favourite spots to pop in for a "wee dram" or pint, so you'll know just where to go once the tour is over! Most tours start after the crowds have died down so we have more space to explore Old Town. We limit the group size to 10 people, so it's still a personal experience and you'll be able to chat with Gains or Chris and ask questions. Our goal is for you to learn a bit about Edinburgh's history, and have a great time while doing it!

Your hosts

Hi! We are Chris, Gains and David guides for Local Eyes Tours, a highly rated private tour company in Edinburgh. Chris started Local Eyes 6 years ago and has enjoyed showing visitors around this bonnie city. Since then, the Local Eyes team has grown and joining Chris on Airbnb Experiences is Gains, who has a PhD in Scottish History. David’s a fanatical Castle Hunter and literally wrote the book on Game of Thrones and Scottish History. We are are all friendly, professional tour guides who love Edinburgh and its history! If you want to learn more than your average tourist, our History Lovers Tour is perfect for you.
Chris And Gains
Chris And Gains
David
David

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Where you'll be

We will explore the heart of Old Town, full of quaint alleys, hidden streets, and a story around every corner. You'll learn about all the main sites on the Royal Mile, Greyfriars, and Grassmarket, but you'll also explore the hidden 'closes' of the Old Town (historic, narrow alleyways).

This experience is available starting May 01, 2020

To protect the health and safety of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused until 30 April 2020 due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 12 guests of all ages can attend. If you have children aged under 13 in your group, we would be happy to try and give you your own time slot, to ensure we can keep everyone's attention for the whole two hours without straying from our normal tour…

What to bring

We recommend suitable outerwear for Scotland's temperamental weather, especially if the forecast calls for possible rain. A light jacket and umbrella usually come in handy!

More tips

We'll do this tour rain or shine, so be sure to watch the weather and come prepared!

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Chris And Gains
History Lovers Old Town Tour
375 reviews
From £18/person
375 reviews
From £18/person