Treasures of the Old Town Tour for two, Edinburgh

  • Journey through the ancient, picturesque burgh of the Canongate
  • Explore Holyrood Palace, Her Majesty The Queen's official residence in Scotland
  • Meander through beautiful, hidden closes and gardens

Tread the route of royals, past and present with this unforgettable ‘Royal Edinburgh’ tour. Discover an approach to Holyroodhouse Palace that escapes the notice of history books and bus tours; as you walk down the quiet closes of the Canongate, your expert guide will show you a different side of the royal city – in rich, engaging detail.

To begin, you’ll be met by your guide who will walk you through the vast history of Edinburgh’s historical Canongate. Here, rebellious Jacobites clattered over the cobbles, led by a proud Bonnie Prince Charlie. And Deacon Brodie led his dual life as locksmith and thief, immortalised by Robert Louis Stevenson. In the hands of your gifted storyteller, you’ll find that romance and intrigue are everywhere – in the architecture, literature, crime and politics, on the very doorstep of the Queen’s Palace.

After the Canongate, your guide will introduce the glorious Palace of Holyroodhouse – which you’ll explore in your own time. Entry to the Palace is included within this tour. There you’ll find 14 magnificent state apartments, as well as the romantic ruins of the 12th century Holyrood Abbey. The palace was the setting for many dramatic episodes in the short reign of Mary, Queen of Scots – and Her Majesty The Queen still makes use of the State Apartments for royal ceremonies.

This royal tour is altogether an excellent insight into the past, capturing some of Edinburgh’s incredible architecture and key turning points in royal history. You’ll leave with some unforgettable memories and a wealth of knowledge into Scotland’s royal roots.


Available at 1 location:

Mercat Cross, High Street, Edinburgh


This voucher allows two people to participate in the experience


2 hours


Tours run in all weather conditions – appropriate, comfortable footwear and warmer clothing during the winter months is advisable


Suitable for age 5 onwards. Children 5+ must be accompanied by an adult


Spectators not suitable for this experience



Voucher is valid a year from date of purchase

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