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SANDEMANs NEW Europe - Edinburgh

Edinburgh EH8 8AA, Scotland
+44 131 510 7555
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Walking Tour of Edinburgh's New Town
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The best Tours in Edinburgh City! Free Walking Tours, Craft Tours, Bike Tours… We combine ecologically friendly tourism with social responsibility to give back to our beloved city of Edinburgh what offers to us. Come check out City of Edinburgh with us!
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Edinburgh EH8 8AA, Scotland
Old Town
+44 131 510 7555
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Reviewed yesterday

Our guide Erik was excellent ! Walking tours are a great way to discover the city, especially when guided by someone who knows a lot and has funny stories to tell!

Thank Sandie M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My friend and I did the free walking tour with Angus and enjoyed it. He did a great job keeping us entertained and showing us interesting things in the city. We liked his tour so much we decided to book the dark side tour with...More

1  Thank 361mpb
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We took the free tour with Josh and I would highly recommend it to anyone. It was a great way to see around old town and learn bits about the history of this wonderful city. They take you to a charity coffee shop on a...More

Thank Rachael P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Thank you to Jen for a wonderful tour yesterday. Jen is so vibrant and knowledgable. A great way to start your stay in Edinburgh. Can recommend this tour.

Thank SueCaffery
Reviewed 2 days ago

We'd done a similar tour in Amsterdam last year and thoroughly enjoyed it so when we saw the company did tours in Edinburgh we booked on the free one before you could say 'Tattie Scones!' Neale led the Free tour and gave us a great...More

Thank Vanessa C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Borja was a great tour guide..the amount of historical information we received in the duration of the tour was incredible! Amazing places visited as well. Highly recommended!

Thank Antonio M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Four of us did a private walking tour with Eva and she was outstanding. She was passionate and kept our attention the entire time. She made us laugh with her stories and had us asking her a ton of questions wanting to know more. Time...More

Thank murphysparks
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this tour.. Erik our guide was funny and very informative.. all the guides work for tips and he deserved a good tip... in the 2.5hour tour we covered a lot of ground and learnt a good basic history of Edinburgh and Scotland...More

Thank SBlackman
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was our first walking tour so we weren't sure what to expect but we highly recommend it! We had a great tour with our guide, Adam, he was really enthusiastic about Edinburgh which made the tour really interesting and enjoyable. We learnt a lot...More

Thank rachp317
Reviewed 4 days ago

I want to add my 5 star rating to the list. Our tour guide was outstanding and made the history real and entertaining. We learned a lot and enjoyed it all. We did another company for the walking tour the day before. Thinking a paid...More

Thank Ontheroadagainsoon
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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What is the recommended tip for this free tour?
30 May 2017|
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Response from SBlick16 | Reviewed this property |
Sandemans gives a statement up front stating that you decide how much you believe they deserve, after taking the full tour.. so if you love it, tip higher- hate it- tip lower? We really loved our guide so we gave her what... More
Hello How do we join the free walking tour? We will arrive Edinburgh by train at noon on June 1. Will an afternoon suffice? Thank you.
21 May 2017|
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Response from Roberto_SNE | Property representative |
Hi SusieChen, Thanks for your question, and for your interest in our tours! The Free Tour of Edinburgh runs at 10am, 11am, 1pm and 2pm, and starts in front of Starbucks Coffee on the High Street by Tron Kirk. If you are... More
Chris M
Hi. We have a group of 7 and 2 dogs, with nowhere to put them whilst we are here. As it's a walking tour, are we ok to bring them? Thanks
28 March 2017|
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Response from Roberto_SNE | Property representative |
Hi Chris! It depends on each guide - whether they are happy to carry out the tour with dogs. However, it usually isn't a problem! Just be sure to inform our meeting point managers (or the guides themselves) when you arrive... More