Skip the lines to join Edinburgh’s popular free tour and see all the major attractions with a passionate expert guide. Learn about the city's complex history and stroll past Edinburgh Castle, The Royal Mile, Old and New Towns, and much more.
What to Expect
Book an advanced reservation for Edinburgh’s popular free city tour and enjoy an informative 3-hour walking tour of the city’s main attractions. Expert guides who love Edinburgh offer their services for free in the belief that you deserve the best possible tour, no matter what your travel budget is. Because they work for their tips, every tour is consistently one of the best.
The English language tour will visit all the city’s top sights, from Edinburgh Castle to The Royal Mile, Grassmarket, Princes Street Gardens, and St Giles’ Cathedral. Discover the site of the Edinburgh witch burnings, learn about the real Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and find out where the original Hogwarts comes from.
Along the way, you will hear fascinating facts about the city’s history and get tips on things to do and see during the rest of your Edinburgh vacation.
What's Not Included
- Entrance fees. The tour does not enter any museums or other specific sites, as this would lengthen the tour and disrupt the flow of information. The price of the tour does not include entrance into these sites
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
The Free Tour meets in front of Starbucks Café by the Tron Kirk on Edinburgh High Street. The Free Tour ends at Princes Street Gardens. Ask your guide at the end of the tour, and they will be happy to offer you directions to wherever you are headed.
Know Before You Go
• The tour runs in all weather and rain gear is available at the beginning of the tour
• The price of pre-booking this tour online is for covering the administrative cost