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From north to south: discover the essentials of Edinburgh

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Do you have a short time to explore the city and want to see everything? On this complete tour we invite you on a walk that will begin with an introduction to the origins of this beautiful city, when the Romans and Celtic tribes faced each other in bloody battles. Then we will talk about the kingdom of Northumbria and the transition to the Middle Ages. On the north side, we will walk around Princess Street towards the castle to visit the iconic Royal Mile and its jewels. We will talk about literature and philosophy. Then we will enter the south side, the old area, to learn about the history of Mary Stuart; religious conflicts; the life of Maggie Dickson and Grassmarket. We will tell you where to eat and where not to; what are the best pubs and where to shop. We will also tour ancient walls, the exteriors of the National Museum and Greyfriars Cemetery, places that inspired J.K. Rowling to write Harry Potter. We will end at the famous “instagram spot” on Victoria Street, where you can take photos, have lunch and rest in front of the beautiful views of this dream city.

IMPORTANT - Bring comfortable shoes


3:00 hours

includes a 15 minutes break.



Walking Level:

Meeting point: Duke of Wellington Statue

Hours:  Thu to Sun 11:00 am

Price: Free

What are we going to visit?

Balmoral Hotel

Scott Monument

Princess Street - National Gallery (exteriors)

Writers Museum - Royal Mile

Edinburgh Castle (esplanade)


Greyfriars Kirk 

Victoria Street

. . .  and much more

  • What is a Free Tour?
    A Free Tour is an entertaining way to learn about the history and culture of a city. It is managed by professional guides who will take you through the most critical places in tours of approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes for free. At the end of the ride, the guides will accept tips or donations based on their performance on each ride.
  • Should I tip my guide?
    If the tour has been to your liking, you can tip your guide if you wish. Each professional works exhaustively to provide the best quality service.
  • Where do the tours end?
    All of our Dublin walking tours end in the city center. If you have any doubts, your guide will help you at the end of each journey.
  • What happens if it rains at the time of the tour?
    All our tours count even if it rains, so we recommend you bring an umbrella or raincoat. If the weather turns dangerous, we will email you in advance to let you know whether or not the tour will take place.
  • Do you have wheelchair accessibility?
    Yes, Dublin is a relatively accessible city for wheelchair users.
  • Do you accept large groups on the Free Tour?
    No. If you have a group of more than eight people, you must contact us to book a private tour. We will adapt the trek to the number of people and specific interests there.
  • Are children accepted on the tours?
    Children are welcome on our tours; however, due to the content of the Night Tour, we only recommend children over 16 years of age.
  • Is transportation included in the tours?
    Most tours are in the city center, so no transportation is needed.
  • What happens if I pay for a tour and can't attend?
    In that case, we will need you to notify us five days before issuing the refund.
  • Can I modify a reservation?
    We are a small company, and the livelihood of our guides depends on each tour. We can only modify a reservation if you notify us five days in advance. You can also transfer your ticket to another person who wishes to attend in your place.
  • Should I book a tour in advance?
    You must book your tour in advance online.


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