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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Underground Walking Tour in Edinburgh
22

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icon1 hour  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Step off the tourist trail and explore the Scottish capital’s hidden secrets on this underground walking tour in Edinburgh. Follow a guide from the South Bridge in Edinburgh Old Town down below street level, where a series of ancient vaults lie. As you explore the dark passageways, learn why the vaults were built, hear of the poor souls who sought refuge in the depths and discover a hidden witchcraft temple. Gain insight into city life during the 18th century, and learn of the deadly diseases which threatened Edinburgh’s inhabitants.
  • Step into Edinburgh’s hidden underground vaults with a guide
  • Explore the winding passageways and hear grisly stories from their dark past
  • Hear tales of hardship and struggle in 18th-century Edinburgh
  • Explore a side to the Scottish capital many visitors miss
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Departure Point

300 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PH, UK

Return Details

45 Niddry St, Edinburgh EH1 1LG, UK
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • not suitable for children under 5 years of age
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Auld Reekie Tours Ltd

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Underground Walking Tour in Edinburgh?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Underground Walking Tour in Edinburgh?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Underground Walking Tour in Edinburgh.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Underground Walking Tour in Edinburgh?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Underground Walking Tour in Edinburgh.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Underground Walking Tour in Edinburgh?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Underground Walking Tour in Edinburgh.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Underground Walking Tour in Edinburgh?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Underground Walking Tour in Edinburgh.

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  • "This tour is definitely worth going on at least once and I hope for your sake you get the guide Tuesday (like the day)." See review

Reviews

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Well worth a visit
Darren_C
, Jul 2021
Darren our guide was really informative and his interaction with the group was excellent we learnt alot of Edinburgh's grisly past
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Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re so happy that you enjoyed your tour with Darren and found it informative. We will pass along your kind words to him.
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Underground Vaults
Sheryl_N
, Jul 2021
Guide, Darren?, was knowledgeable, and was able to create the right 'scary' atmosphere for an underground tour into the vaults. Would recommend..
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Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re glad that you enjoyed your tour and the atmosphere created by Darren. We will pass along your kind words to him.
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Good
Tracy_P
, Jul 2021
Was expecting to se shop front has I thought it was an underground city, Sophie is good explained alotand made it exciting.
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Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re glad you enjoyed your tour with Sophie and we’ll pass along your kind words.
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Underground walking tour
Margaret_A
, Jul 2021
Sophie the tour guide was excellent, very passionate and knowledgeable. The information and history of Edinburgh was very interesting.
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Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re so glad you enjoyed your tour and hearing about some of Edinburgh’s fascinating history. we will pass along your kind words to Sophie.
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Amazing Tour
Ryan_C
, Jul 2021
Sophie was an amazing guide! She told the stories incredibly well and was very knowledgeable. The vaults are a really eerie place especially with the context of what went on down there. Not just historical but one for paranormal fans too. The vaults are very damp so make sure you wear suitable footwear
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Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re so glad you enjoyed your tour with Sophie and we will pass along your kind words to her.
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star-5
Great time
Amanda_H
, Jul 2021
The vault was super creepy! I really enjoyed this adventure. Our tour guide Darren was fantastic with stories and history of the area.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re really glad you enjoyed your adventure into our vaults with Darren. We will pass along your kind words.
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star-5
Awesome, fun and interesting.
Michael_C
, Jul 2021
Was a great historical walk. Girlfriend was terrified. The tour guide Sophie was a very good guide funny and put the craps up everyone. What you’d expect going into their lol no one wanted to step into the circle stone. Was fun as interesting. Will look at trying another tour again. Maybe the more terrifying one.
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Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re really glad you found your tour fun and interesting. We will pass along your kind words to Sophie.
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Forgotten World beneath the city
Russell
, Jul 2021
Anna our guide was great, knowledgeable and committed to telling us all we needed to know about the underground world beneath the streets of Edinburgh. She bought the whole experience alive by reliving tales of the people who experienced such awful conditions. Would definitely recommend this tour.
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Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re so glad you enjoyed your tour and found it informative. We will pass along your kind words to Anna.
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Memorable and Fascinating Tour
Nigel_I
, Jul 2021
Loved the tour. Darren the tour guide was excellent and provided many interesting stories and historical information. Would definitely recommend the tour.
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Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re so happy you loved your tour and found it informative. We will pass along your kind words to Darren.
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Great fun and informative!!
Kerstie_O
, Jul 2021
Maggie, the tour guide, was brilliant and great fun. The tour was informative without being like a lecture. Wonderful brief and to the point fun history for those that know nothing about this beautiful place! (Edinburgh)
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Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re glad you enjoyed your tour and Maggie’s delivery of some of Edinburgh’s fascinating history. We will pass along your kind words to her
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