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Overall rating
4.6 / 5
based on 17,666 reviews

Interesting experience, improved our knowledge of Edinburgh’s past

I was booked on an underground vaults tour yesterday at 12noon, thinking that I had booked an individual tour for 4 people at a cost of £40 which I thought would be good for the children, only to find that this was not the case. I have checked back on how I booked to see how we were confused. I booked through Getyourguide. Their website says “Special Offer Underground Vaults Tour for 4 People Language: English Total price £40 Enjoy the underground vaults tour at a special price, available for groups of 4.” It does not say that it will still be part of the usual tour so I took this to be a separate tour and thought that it was good value because my original enquiry was for 2 concessions and 2 children which came to £40. I understand from other agents in the Edinburgh tour guide industry that this is not the first time that there has been confusion so I would ask you to ensure that your pricing is unambiguous throughout the various agencies that you use.

Edinburgh: Underground Vaults Tour Reviewed by

The best historical tour experience of any castle I have seen.

My tour guide was exceptional! He was very engaging and made sure our money was well spent. It only cost us £10 more to get the tour guide than a self-guided tour of a castle and it was the best £10 I have ever spent! I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see Edinburgh’s must-see castle and have a better understanding of its historical context. The stories told regarding everything in the castle were very entertaining, interesting, and mind-boggling. You must know the history of the castle to get the full experience and understand its architecture. Definitely worth it!

Edinburgh Castle: Skip-the-Line Guided Tour Reviewed by

Great tour, even for mild Harry Potter fans!

My kids (11 and 14) are big Harry Potter fans. My husband and I, not so much. But we still found this tour very interesting and worthwhile. They weave in a bit of history and identify all the landmarks that inspired JK Rolling. We did this tour on our first day in the city and it gave us the lay of the land for the rest of our trip and the walk helped us muster through the jet lag. Our kids loved it and I have to admit it was very interesting to see how she developed the series from this inspirational city. Our tour guide did a great job. Highly recommended.

Edinburgh: Harry Potter Walking Tour Reviewed by

The best way to start your visit at a spesific destination!

We bought a 48-hour Hop-on-hop-off Bus-pass and took full advantage of all the routes (red, green & blue). After doing the Red-route first, you can decide what you want to do/see and when. This is so easy! Information via audio-phone and/or live commentary, is excellent and we learnt so much! This Pass even included entrance-tickets to Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace as well as the Royal Yacht Brittania in Leith Harbour, just wonderfull! Don't hesitate, just do it!

A great way to learn the history and experience the sights of Edinbur.

Very informative tours of all the sights of Edinburgh. My third trip using this service and it has improved so much. An excellent service for anyone with walking difficulties as the hilly terrain could be taxing. Enjoyed it immensely but would have liked more than 24 hours to see the sights. We were stuck in traffic due to the Royal Garden Party so missed seeing the gallery. We would have no hesitation in recommending this trip to other visitors.

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