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Real Tours Edinburgh

Old Town
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Address: Cerrado de Forma Temporal | 154, High Street ( The Royal Mile), Edinburgh EH1 1QS, Scotland
Phone Number:
+44 7835 997975

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

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

scary tours.

Languages availables: English, Spanish and Italian.

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What a city!

Certainly was very impressed with the city as a whole, friendly people, reasonable enough prices, and quite compact, the only downside was it was a little over hilly, but I'm not... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2017
Dublin, Ireland

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Dublin, Ireland
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1,163 reviews
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

Certainly was very impressed with the city as a whole, friendly people, reasonable enough prices, and quite compact, the only downside was it was a little over hilly, but I'm not complaining!

Thank Theycallitmadness
Curitiba, PR
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86 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Jane was the best guide while we were visiting the old town. Event ought the weather was cold she was able to keep our moods warm! Thanks!!!

Thank Tita32
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24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Had the most amazing tour guide (Naomi) for the free Old Edinburgh walking tour, brought to the town by Sandemans. I hope that every single person in our group tipped her, because she was so engaging. Her style and flair when telling stories about Edinburgh's history was awesome. Definitely noticed her acting background. :-) A thoroughly informative, entertaining walk. Good... More 

Thank Amy S
Dublin, Ireland
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 February 2016

The tour guide was super he made it fun and interesting, we had a great tour despite most of use knowing Edinburgh in our meetup group, we joined some others and the weather stayed dry until the end. He was informative, freindly and made it memorable. i had some friends who were from England viisiting and they liked it too.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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280 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

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
Reviewed 11 October 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
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Reviewed 5 June 2012 via mobile

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

Thank O G
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376 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 289 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 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
Reviewed 14 December 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 !

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Reviewed 1 November 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 

4 Thank davethedave

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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-flavoured 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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