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Edinburgh Marathon Festival Running Tour

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USD 36.23
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    What to Expect
    Choose your preferred departure time, and travel independently to the start point near the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh’s Holyrood Park. You don’t need to bring anything but your comfiest running shoes, suitable clothing, and bags of enthusiasm.

    Meet your guide, a qualified jog leader, and group of no more than 15, and after warming up, begin your run. Your route will be set according to the weather and your group’s abilities and interests, but usually covers around 4.3 miles (7 kilometers). The pace is set by the group, so whatever your fitness levels, you’ll be able to complete the course.

    Take a gentle jog up Calton Hill, and pause to admire the panoramic city views as your guide points out the landmarks. Then, get into your stride as you navigate Edinburgh’s Old Town and New Town.

    Glimpse famous attractions like Edinburgh Castle, and admire the elegant, 18th-century architecture of the New Town on route. Make regular stops for photos of the sights and to learn about their history from your guide.

    Your run concludes at the Historic Scotland Education Centre where you receive a souvenir pack of a running T-shirt, city poster, and other extras before your guide departs.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Outside the Palace of Holyrood House, Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DX
    1h 30m
    Return Details
    Education Centre in Holyrood Park
    • 90-minute small-group running tour
    • Local guide
    • Bottled water
    • Souvenir pack
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum age is 10 years, all under 18's to be accompanied by an adult
    • A maximum of 15 people per booking
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    My friend and I booked the 5k running tour around Arthur's seat for 10am Friday 23rd August. We waited until 10.15am but noone turned up. I have sent two emails and posted a facebook message but I have had no response. They also have my mobile telephone number and email
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    This tour was just what I needed to shake off some jet lag. The guide(s) were funny, knowledgable, and flexible. I would recommend the tour to experienced and seasoned runners.
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    The tour guide never showed up. Calls and emails stayed unanswered. I’m extremely disappointed and don’t recommend booking this tour at all!
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    I was the only one who booked, but the tour still went ahead. Very friendly and knowledgeable guide, with lots of interesting and amusing stories about the history of the city. Running allows you to see much more of the city than a walking tour, whilst still allowing access to
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    I booked onto the running tour on a whim while I had a spare night while visiting Edinburgh for work. It sounded like a nice way to get some exercise and see the city, instead of doing more work in the hotel room. I'm so glad I decided to book it - my tour guide James was
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