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Address: Cerrado de Forma Temporal | 154, High Street ( The Royal Mile), Edinburgh EH1 1QS, Scotland
Phone Number: 07835997975
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The perfect way to discover Edinburgh and its secrects.Historical...

The perfect way to discover Edinburgh and its secrects.Historical, funny and

scary tours.

Languages availables: English, Spanish and Italian.

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Great tour Mike!

Mike gave us a very informative tour about Edinburgh. Loved the history, the stories and much, much more! Definitely spend 2 hours with him! Gratuity suggested to pay for his... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2015
Caroline H
New York City

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New York City
Level Contributor
203 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Mike gave us a very informative tour about Edinburgh. Loved the history, the stories and much, much more! Definitely spend 2 hours with him! Gratuity suggested to pay for his daily expenditures! Free tour otherwise.

Thank Caroline H
Benicarlo, Spain
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

I followed the Free Tour with this company and it was really amazing! The guide explained to us very clear and funny the history of the city. I really enjoyed it!

1 Thank Rosario F
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012 via mobile

Amazing stores, rally à great tour. Ask for Peter if you go through Edinburgh. Thans!!

Thank O G
Level Contributor
379 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2011

I did reserve 2 tours with them some days in advance cause I had very short time and wanted to make sure to enjoy the best... I got confirmation via email about the meeting time and point. Just the afternoon before I left, I've been advised via email that the guide was not available anymore, sorry tour cancelled. I spent... More 

4 Thank EuDiMu
syptours, Gerente at Real Tours Edinburgh, responded to this review

We are very sorry about having to cancel your italian walking tour.As we adviced you on our cancellation email was a health problem with our italian tour guide that we could not expect to happen, therefore that was the reason why you were adviced with such a short notice.Like health problems are out of our control is not a professional... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2010

It was freezing out and the weather was pretty bleak but had a lovely time on the tour with our guide - lots of quirky littly local tales and managed to cover a lot of the city in a short time !

4 Thank MinnieMouse84
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2010

Helen made our days in Edinburgh, she is a wonderful tour guide full of passion, great entertainer and such a great storyteller. Is a Free tour but she deserved the best, go with her and you will see shy. Don't miss the ghost tour we went on a graveyard to know facts about witches, murders, underground vaults and all the... More 

3 Thank davethedave
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2010

this tour was quite simply awful, being someone who lives in Edinburgh I thought it was about time i did one of these tours....i wish i'd gone to one of the other companys! bad story telling, inaccurate history and quite clearly set up to jump on the band wagon of ghost tours within the city and taking advantage of tourists... More 

7 Thank muppetfan_10
Dortmund, Germany
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2010

We were extremely lucky: It turned out to be a private tour. Of ourse, on other days there will be more people taking part. We were a bit faster than bigger groups. Joe was a great guide, showed us everything interesting and important and answered all of our questions. The price of 7 GBP is reasonable for such a great... More 

3 Thank LennartH
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2010

I had a great tour of Edinburgh the tour guide was friendly and had a great flair, he made me and my family feel extremely welcome. The tour itself was informative and unearthed stories of the city I would never have otherwise known. Even my children who are often hard to entertain, throughly enjoyed it and the guide made sure... More 

3 Thank 186220Sally
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2010

Our guide had not the personality, knowledge, or diction to be in such a role. He was plainly following a script but had virtually no breadth of knowledge. The script itself was also weak and did not successfully manage to weave a collection of disparate facts into a compelling and diverting narrative. There were plainly some factual errors: "..the wealthy... More 

5 Thank phlaccus

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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