Edinburgh Enlightenment Private Guided Walking Tour

Edinburgh Enlightenment: Private Guided Walking Tour

Product ID: 31028

From £225 Per group up to 15

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Key Details
1.75 hours
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What You'll Do
  • See and hear about Edinburgh’s great moments and minds
  • Visit Edinburgh's Old Town and New Town
  • Find out when and why Edinburgh was considered the Athens of the North
  • Learn from your historian tour guide as you walk
Hear about the lives of the men who fashioned world-changing ideas including David Hume, Adam Smith, Walter Scott, James Hutton, and many more. There is no shortage of things to learn on this private, 1.75-hour, guided walking tour of Edinburgh.
What to Expect
Head out on a private, guided walking tour of Edinburgh. For nearly 2 hours, you will learn about this city's past and the men whose minds shaped it. Edinburgh in the 18th century was one of the most intellectually rich cities in Europe. The population was small and the space even smaller. Yet from this tiny stage, Edinburgh’s influence spread across the New World.

Explore the city from the medieval Old Town to the Georgian New Town, and hear all about Edinburgh’s rich thinking in economics, philosophy, literature, education, geology, architecture, and politics.

You'll also learn about the lives of the men who fashioned these ideas: David Hume, Adam Smith, Walter Scott, James Hutton, and many more. Their ideas were radical, their influence enormous, and their lives fascinating.
What's Included
  • Private history tour of the Royal Mile
Cancellation Policy
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
Meeting Point

Meeting point is at the Mercat Cross, an 8-sided stone monument on the Royal Mile, next to St. Giles Cathedral and opposite the City Chambers. (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
Please dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear.
For health and safety reasons, we are unable to allow children under 5 years of age on any of our tours.

Your deposit payment is non-refundable. Money can only be reimbursed when a tour is canceled by Mercat Tours.

From £225 Per group up to 15

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Product ID: 31028