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City Explorers Free Tour

160 High Street | Outside the Subway sandwich shop, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, Scotland
+44 7778 828077
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Excellent! Victor is a great communicator of Edinburgh history and secrets

I did two free tours: old town and ghosts. In both, Victor was the conductor. It was a great time... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jesús S
Excellent as ever

Went on the 'New Town' & 'Old Town' tours this weekend both conducted by Euan. This is in fact the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Our Edinburgh FREE Walking Tour is both informative and fun and offer something for everyone The FREE Tour starts every day at 11 AM & 1 PM on The Royal Mile, just in front of Subway (144 High Street). We believe that everyone, no matter what's one's budget, should be able to experience and enjoy what Edinburgh has to offer Groups of 15 or more must pre-register at least 24 hours in advance
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 15:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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160 High Street | Outside the Subway sandwich shop, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

I did two free tours: old town and ghosts. In both, Victor was the conductor. It was a great time, we enjoyed such a good weather in Edinburgh. The city has as many history, details and places to enjoy that the time of both free...More

Thank Jesús S
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went on the 'New Town' & 'Old Town' tours this weekend both conducted by Euan. This is in fact the 3rd time I've been on a tour with Euan and as ever he was friendly, funny & very knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend City Explorers...More

Thank dmdoogs
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was one of the best walking tours I have done throughout the UK. Euan was a fantastic guide who made a real effort to engage with the group before and during the tour- even suggesting other local attractions that would be of interest to...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wonderful walking tour around Edinburgh. Our guide Stephanie really knows her history and fun facts about the city. Highly recommended!

Thank Christina J
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Kenny was a good guide and provided a good mix of grand history and everyday stories of Edinburgh life. Would recommend this tour.

Thank Caroline4670
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to have Stephanie as our tour guide and she was fantastic. There were a few genuinely “so scared you jump” moments, which along with the stories she told, made for a great night. Probably the best tour I’ve been on and...More

Thank Teresa H
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I joined the edinburgh and the ghost tour, both lead by Kenny and I would totally recomment them! Kenny was very nice and had nice insider tips.

Thank Kiffersmileey l
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had Charlotte and she was fantastic. Full of energy, captivating and funny. I learned so much about Edinburgh and Scotland and felt it really set us up for the rest of our trip in the city. She was also helpful answering questions for us...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

For our first day in Edinburgh we decided that an orientation tour would help to get a feeling for the city. This company, of course, has great reviews, so we decided to give them a try. We had the immense luck to have Stephanie as...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

John was an excellent tour guide!! His wonderful storytelling brought Edinburgh to life!!! He is very knowledgeable about Edinburgh's history & current politics. The tour was totally delightful!!

Thank Mary L
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Sharon G
6 July 2018|
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Response from jdr109 | Reviewed this property |
I found the walking pace leisurely and the guide certainly waits for everyone to catch up - maybe the pace depends on the group that forms? There are some steps to go up and down.
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Dana S
29 June 2018|
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Response from Natalie T | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure all the tours are exactly the same, as there are different guides, but they are probably pretty similar. Our tour ended at Greyfriars Kirkyard, which isn't terribly far from Edinburgh Castle. The tour started... More
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Sharpie19
26 May 2018|
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Response from John G |
Sorry if this reaches you too late. We meet at 144 High Street, you’ll see us with our yellow umbrellas standing outside “The Coffee House”. No need to reserve just show up around 10 minutes before your desired start time... More
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