Half day tours

On the Congress half day, we have selected the following tours for delegates to purchase as part of their registration. Book a tour with friends and family and make the most of your half day in Edinburgh!

Tour 1: Historic Walking Tour including access to Edinburgh Castle

Skip the long queues for Edinburgh Castle, by joining this popular historic walking tour!

$45 USD per person (children 5-15 $30): includes a walking tour with local guide, and front of queue access with guided tour of Edinburgh Castle

Discover an Edinburgh beyond the reach of tour buses and guidebooks. Your expert guide will take you to the places where history was made – the wynds, closes, courtyards and homes of Edinburgh’s Old Town. You’ll be hanging on your tour guide’s every word, as the true stories of our capital’s past unfold.

Tour 2: Ghostly Underground Walking Tour

$20USD per person (children 5-15 $15): includes exclusive access to Edinburgh’s rarely seen underground vaults, and a lively walking tour with a local guide

This walking includes exclusive access to some of Edinburgh’s ‘most haunted’ underground vaults. First, you’ll follow your cloaked guide through the shadowy closes of Edinburgh’s Old Town. These are dark streets untouched by daylight, filled with a strange silence, their damp walls carrying only the faintest echo of the crowds on the high street you’ve left behind.

With the scene set, you’ll descend into the depths of the city – and listen in horror to its dark and sinister side. Torture. Murder. Hangings. From body snatchers to the real-life Jekyll and Hyde, you’ll be gripped by the true tales that lie hidden beneath Edinburgh’s streets. Please note: this tour may not be suitable for young children.


You must be 5 years and older to join any of the above tours