Guided tour

Edinburgh: Alternative Comedy Walking Tour

Edinburgh: Alternative Comedy Walking Tour

From US$ 25.15 per person

Listen to the stories and histories of Edinburgh’s cobbled streets come to life while laughing yourself silly on this comedy walking tour of the city. With an incredibly comedic guide, laugh a lot and learn a little as you see a new side to the city.

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Duration 2 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Spend the day exploring with a local, professional comedian
  • Enjoy hilarious (and disgusting) stories
  • Laugh your head off on this comedy tour with adult humour
  • Learn about the Scottish language and cultural curiosities
Full description
The tour starts at Monkey Barrel Comedy Club in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. Embark on an alternative adventure through the city, combined with a mixture of stand-up comedy and historical story telling from your local guide. Why do they fire a massive cannon every lunchtime at 1 o'clock? Is the Unicorn really Scotland's national animal? Why are so many of Edinburgh's pubs named after brutal murderers? Do they really eat deep-fired mars bars in Scotland? All your questions and more will be answered, as you wander through the picturesque streets of this Scottish city. The tour contains some adult humor and bad language, so its strictly for ages 16 and over. Your guide will tell you everything you want to know about Edinburgh and possibly a little you didn't want to know about himself! Come along and have a bit of 'craic' as you stroll around one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Note: Your guide accepts no responsibility for those visitors who die laughing.
  • Limited number of umbrellas available in inclement weather
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 16 years
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Monkey Barrel Comedy Club on Blair Street in Edinburgh's Old Town. I will be outside dressed in a kilt 10 minutes prior to departure.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Rain gear
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • Edinburgh is built on an extinct volcano so uphill walking is unavoidable, however your guide has planned a route that is as easy and accessible as possible
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 59 reviews

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Loved it from start to finish! Daniel is so cheeky, and the adult humour was fantastic Not a single dull moment, never experienced such a splendid and hilarious tour, would do it again when I’m back in town in the future, highly recommended! Thank you for the laughs and puns Daniel! From Monica (10 September 2021 )

September 11, 2021

This was a really good tour to go on - a great mixture of comedy and interesting information on the city. Our guide’s humour was edgy but never crossed the line - adult humour but nothing offensive to anyone. Spent time at the beginning of the tour getting to know all of the names of the group, find out where they came from and having a little laugh about them at their expense. The tour itself was informative and covered all of the major locations we’d have expected to go. Nice walk around the city but nothing strenuous. At the end the guide gave suggestions on where to go next and what to see.

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August 14, 2021

Fantastic alternative tour with its very own unique style, the tour guide is full of knowledge and really makes this a fun activity to do while in town.

November 6, 2021

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