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Mercat Tours

28 Blair Street, Edinburgh EH1 1QR, Scotland
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'History is a damn good story, what it needs is a damn good telling!' We're a family business and simply love sharing Edinburgh's stories. We're the original, largest, and first 5 star walking tour company in Scotland giving guaranteed quality. With a warm welcome and our award-winning storytelling and tour routes, we'll help you explore and discover Edinburgh. Our expert guides offer a unique, memorable glimpse of our remarkable history. With guaranteed daily departures, year round we offer exclusive access to Blair Street Underground Vaults, Edinburgh Castle, Palace of Holyroodhouse & National Museum of Scotland. Our tours begin at 10am and finish at 10pm, so we're sure we'll find something for you!
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  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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28 Blair Street, Edinburgh EH1 1QR, Scotland
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We did the historic Scotland hidden secrets tour. Good overview of the Royal Mile and a look into a few places you wouldn’t find on your own. Guide did a good job of sharing her knowledge. With the castle allow about 4 hours. A great...More

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Rachel our guide for the night on the ghost and ghouls night time walk had a flair for theatrics & storytelling. Well worth going on

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Amazing tour and led by an amazing guide, Fred, who was totally in character and made the stories of mr boots/ the watchman etc are the more real and all more believable......she was amazing, as was the story and highly recommend it......

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We did the historic underground tour and it was really interesting and our guide Simon could really give you an idea of what it must have been like to live in the vaults of Edinburgh a couple of hundred years ago. Would highly recommend it!

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Great way to find out more about Edinburgh's darker past in fun way. Niall was fantastic, entertaining and knowledgeable guide.

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donnascott184
10 May 2018|
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Response from MercatToursLtd | Property representative |
Yes you can when you book a voucher direct with us! Unfortunately, we don't offer this online at the moment so it would mean phone or popping into our office if you're local. All the best :)
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LKDeGroot
17 March 2018|
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Response from Alka P | Reviewed this property |
The streets of Edinburgh are often narrow and steep and uneven under foot. I would say a carrier would be better than a stroller.
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Brendon G
10 March 2018|
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Response from Helen W | Reviewed this property |
Hi Brendan, If it is the night walk it is fine for children. In the drop down menu when you look at the dates you want they have child prices too.
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