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Rebus Tours

109 reviews
#170 of 377 Tours in Edinburgh
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Experience the dark and hidden world of Ian Rankin's best selling novels and discover the history and mystery of the real locations with stunning views of some of Edinburgh's unexplored areas. Cover photo courtesy of, Peter J Clarke.
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Reviewed July 15, 2019

I am a big fan of the rebus books, and having never been to Edinburgh before, I decided a walking tour would be good. Colin was fantastic, really entertaining and so knowledge a really great tour not only was it about rebus also learnt a...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Laura C
Reviewed June 29, 2019

Rebus Tours Edinburgh Colin, our tour guide and owner of the company is clearly brilliant, at least in his own humble opinion. To the rest of us mortals, his tour was boring, lacked focus and failed to deliver on most of the sites and insights...More

Date of experience: June 2019
4  Thank ENHyahoo
Reviewed June 2, 2019

We had a fabulous two and a bit hours with Colin this afternoon. We were a group of ten from several different countries. Colin started with a reading from book one “Naughts and Crosses” and walking us around significant locations, he brought us up to...More

Date of experience: June 2019
3  Thank William H
Reviewed April 27, 2019 via mobile

Really enjoyed the walk in the nice spring weather, with the “Rebussian” readings. I you have read the Rebus novels this is a must do.

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank sigridura2015
Reviewed April 19, 2019

A must do experience that brings to life some of the locations and characters that feature in the John Rebus novels. Readers (and even those who have not read any of Ian Rankin's books) will enjoy learning about the historical context that may have influenced...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Alan P
Reviewed April 2, 2019 via mobile

This was a Mothers' Day gift and it didn't disappoint. Am a huge Rebus fan and think this easy walking tour added to my knowledge of the books. It is often said that Edinburgh is an important character in the Rebus books, so finding out...More

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank MrsPWales
Reviewed March 12, 2019

Really enjoyed the opportunity to view places that I'd read of in the Rebus books but that are off the beaten track. Colin was very expressive and seems to really enjoy his job. My son was the only person on the tour who had never...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed January 30, 2019

The guide Colin has no personality whatsoever and does not engage with the people on the tour. We met him in the pub where you depart from which is a nice enough pub by the way and we spoke to him to tell him we...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Brendan M
Reviewed December 9, 2018

Three kiwis, 2 of whom have never read a Rankin/Rebus novel, enjoyed this tour immensely. The tour is limited to a small part of Rebus’ working life, but a side of Edinburgh that perhaps most would not see or note as anything significant. We enjoyed...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Rae H
Reviewed November 13, 2018

Fun walking tour with a guide who could have walked straight out of a Rankin novel. Quirky, yes, and totally enjoyable.

Date of experience: November 2018
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