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Edinburgh Royal History Walking Tour with Optional Palace of Holyrood House Admission

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USD 18.63
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You'll start at
Mercat Cross
High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UKMercat Cross, High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RF. Look for the 8 sided monument with white Unicorn on top. You will find a member of our visitor services team waiting here to check you in. They will be dressed in black, holding an iPad, wearing an orange lanyard & holding a black & orange umbrella.
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  • 1
    Palace of Holyroodhouse
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 2
    Canongate Kirk
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 3
    Holyrood Abbey
    Stop: 10 minutes -
  • 4
    Edinburgh Old Town
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 5
    St Giles' Cathedral
    Stop: 10 minutes -
  • 6
    Mercat Cross
    Stop: 15 minutes -
You'll end at
Palace of Holyroodhouse
Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DX, UKPalace of Holyroodhouse, Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DX.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Mercat Cross, High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UK
    1h 30m
    Return Details
    Palace of Holyroodhouse, Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DX, UK
    • Professional guide
    • Food and drinks
    • Transportation to/from attractions
    • entrance to the Palace of Holyroodhouse
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • No children under the age of 5
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    This was such an informative and fascinating tour! We got to see and learn so much; our tour guide was a wonderful story teller. We not only learned about Scottish history but also medieval history and customs. We were blessed with a beautiful day in April and the tour was just
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    Response from MercatToursLtd, Manager at Edinburgh Royal History Walking Tour with Optional Palace of Holyrood House Admission
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Hi Kelly, So happy that you came back to leave us a review after your tour back in April! Thank you and very glad to hear that you enjoyed it. All the best, Kim
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    Fantastic Old Town Tour by Stephanie. Relaxed tour with great historic facts and local knowledge and Steph’s fun delivery and stories.
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    Response from MercatToursLtd, Manager at Edinburgh Royal History Walking Tour with Optional Palace of Holyrood House Admission
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Hi Spring, Really glad you enjoyed our Fantastic Old Town Tour with Stephanie and all of the facts you learned along the way. Thanks for stopping to leave us a review! All the best, Kim
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    My wife and I went on the Royal Mike History Walking Tour and Palace of Holyrood. Let me just start off by saying that our tour guide Charles was amazing! Very knowledgeable of the history of Edinburgh and Canongate. This is not the typical “see the sites” walking tour but
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    Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Manager at Edinburgh Royal History Walking Tour with Optional Palace of Holyrood House Admission
    Responded 4 Nov. 2019
    Thank you for leaving such a wonderful review, we'll be sure to pass your kind words on to Charles. All the best, Louise
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    We loved all the history. Our tour guide did well considering the crazy loud parade going on. Very well timed and details were fabulous.
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    Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Assistant at Edinburgh Royal History Walking Tour with Optional Palace of Holyrood House Admission
    Responded 20 Oct. 2019
    Hi Jennifer, Glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour and the history included. Many thanks, Katie
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    Spent a lovely, sunny morning on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh as we were entertained and educated by Margaret-Ann of Mercat Tours. She deftly guided more than 20 folks in and out of alleys, through traffic lights, and up and down the Royal Mile all the while sharing history and
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    By: Mercat Tours
    7,430 reviews
    Certificate of Excellence
    We done the 2 hour tour with a dram and story telling at the end our guide Fred was out this world there was six
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    Great informative tour
    A great tour with caddie Margret-Ann. She was pedagogical and funny. Also somewhat theatrical for extra spice. To
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    Belfast, United Kingdom
    Loved it
    Our tour guide Helena was fantastic. Very approachable and funny. The tour itself was very interesting. Told
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    Aberdeen, United Kingdom
    Fabulous tour!!
    We had the greatest tour and could not recommend it more! After seeing the review below, we were unsure about how
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    Excellent evening tour with Karis:)
    It was an amazing experience and Karis is a brilliant guide,she made the tour all the way interesting & funny,with
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    We loved Hannah
    We went in the 5pm ghostly underground with Hanna today and she made our trip, great highlight to weekend in
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    Scarborough, United Kingdom
    Mercat vault tour
    We went on the day time tour of the vaults which lasted 75 minutes. Our guide was Hes, she was a fantastic guide
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    Jason O
    London, United Kingdom
    I took my mum on this tour on the vaults at 12.00 on the 23rd January we both loved it. We dont really take
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    Great tour
    We had tour guide he’s who was informative, funny and interesting. It all ran on time and there was a guide
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    Great tour. Loved it!
    We took this tour with the lovely Fred and had a wonderful time. Fred was very friendly and passionate with both
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    London, United Kingdom
    Myself and my boyfriend have just finished the ghost vaults tour and absolutely loved it! Hannah was fantastic and
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    Historical fright !
    This was unexpectedly interesting with just the right amount of storytelling. Fred was perfect, funny, interesting
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    Evening of ghosts and ghouls
    Karis did a great job taking us around the royal mile telling us stories of the gruesome history around Edinburgh.
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    Excellent, passionate guide
    Karis was an incredible knowledge, theatrical guide who put impressive effort into the delivery of the tour.
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    Warrington, United Kingdom
    Great tour
    Our tour guide was fab, really good actress and got us all in the scary vibe of the underground tour. We learned
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