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We are Open! Our tours are available to book online.

Private tours are also available to book. Please e-mail us to organise a private tour*.

(*Not available during August 2021)

Safety Means Security  COVID-19 Update

Tour sizes will be limited to allow for physical distancing. Wearing Face Masks will be mandatory for indoor sections of tours except for those under the age of 5 or with an exempt health condition. Indoor sections of the tour are a 1 metre physical distancing zone, follow the advice of staff and observe physical distancing. Physical distancing of 2 metres is still required on outdoors section of the tour. Frequent touch points are regularly sanitised and guides are required to clean their hands often.

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Edinburgh Fringe Tours

Children’s Haunted Underground Experience

Candlelit vault

A memorable experience awaits all who delve into our 1700s Old Town underground vaults. Previously all connected, the vaults were at one time home to the poor, destitute and unsavoury characters living with no natural daylight, ventilation, toilets, heating, drainage or water supply. Every old brick and stone has a story to tell. Top 10% of Tripadvisor attractions worldwide.

Daily 6-30 August: 1pm & 2:30pm

Duration: 60 minutes

Cost: £12 Adults, £10 children, Offer 4 people for £40.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Not suitable for under 5s. Babes in arms policy: Children under 2 not allowed.

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An Introduction to Professional Ghost Hunting

Take a journey into the paranormally active 18th-century South Bridge Vaults. You’ll be guided on a tour through the haunted happenings of this infamous former slum, frequented by the destitute, prostitutes, criminals, witches and a Hellfire Club. Then you will receive instruction on how to use a professional set of paranormal investigation equipment including trigger objects, motion detectors and EMF meters. Rated the scariest place on earth by Most Haunted Live. Immersive fun!!

Daily 2-30 Aug: Midnight (11;59pm)

Duration: 2 hours

Cost: £30Adults, £25 Seniors

Strictly Over 18s Only

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Vaults Tours

The Terror Tour

Visit our medieval torture exhibition and then be guided through our paranormally active and haunted underground vaults.

Nightly: 10pm

Cost: £18 – 75min

(Strictly over 18s only)

Private Tour Rate:  £75 for groups of a minimum of 2 people up to a maximum of 6 people.  £120 for groups up to a maximum of 12 people – £160 for groups up to a maximum of 16 people.

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The Vaults Tour

Join us beneath the streets as we explore the South Bridge Vaults which date back to the 1700s.

Daily: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm.

Cost: £14 – 60min (not suitable for under 5s)

Private Tour Rate:  £75 for groups of a minimum of 2 people up to a maximum of 6 people.  £120 for groups up to a maximum of 12 people – £160 for groups up to a maximum of 16 people.

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Haunted Vaults Tour

Dark as the Devil’s heart, visit our haunted underground vaults and hear tales of the sinister history and paranormal activity.

Nightly: 5pm, 7pm and 9pm.

Cost: £14 – Duration: 60min

(Not suitable for under 12s)

Private Tour Rate:  £75 for groups of a minimum of 2 people up to a maximum of 6 people.  £120 for groups up to a maximum of 12 people – £160 for groups up to a maximum of 16 people.

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Vaults & Graveyard Tour

A tour of Greyfriars Graveyard and the underground South Bridge Vaults. Are you brave enough?

Nightly: 6pm and 8pm

Cost: £18 – 90min

(not suitable for under 5s)

Private Tour Rate:  £75 for groups of a minimum of 2 people up to a maximum of 6 people.  £120 for groups up to a maximum of 12 people – £160 for groups up to a maximum of 16 people.

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Outdoor Tours

The Greyfriars Graveyard Tour

Join us on a tour on a thrilling guide walking tour of Scotland’s most renowned cemeteries, Greyfriars Kirkyard. This picturesque historic burial-ground contains the mortal remains of numerous incredible characters who have, for better or for worse, shaped our nations history. Prepare to be shocked, surprised, amused, disgusted, moved and entertained all in one hour as we uncover many curious echoes from the past.

Friday, Saturdays  10:45*, 12:45pm* & 2:45pm* (4:45pm 2-30th Aug)

*Running daily between 2-30th August 2021

Cost: £14 per person – 60min

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Hidden Secrets of the Royal Mile Tour

Join us for a guided walking tour of Edinburgh’s Infamous Royal Mile, steeped in rich history. You’ll discover and walk in the footsteps of the some of the most honourable, and some of the most abominable but equally fascinating characters that have shaped Edinburgh’s past.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday : 10:15am & 2:15pm

Cost: £14 per person – 90min

Contact us to organise private tours for groups of a minimum of 2 people up to a maximum of 10 people. Private tours available in Mandarin.

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Sinister Old Town Experience

Encounter the dark recesses of Scotland’s time-honoured capital on this guided walking tour. Edinburgh has survived despot monarchs, plagues, a great fire and desperate poverty, all these abominations have left their equally spine-tingling and awe-inspiring mark on the city.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday : 12:15pm & 4:15pm

Cost: £14 per person – 90min

Contact us to organise private tours for groups of a minimum of 2 people up to a maximum of 10 people. Private tours available in Mandarin.

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Vaults Hire

Overnight Vaults Hire

Our vaults are now available to hire overnight for investigations, ghost hunts and film locations. Maximum 35 people and proof of public liability insurance required.

Hire time: 00:00 to 06:00

Cost: £600

Tour Starting/Meeting Point

All of our tours start at the Tourist Information Police box (Hut/Booth) outside of the Bank of Scotland, 300 Lawnmarket, EH1 2PH. This is on the opposite side of the road to Deacon Brodies Tavern. (What3Words ///busy.sketch.views)

Please be there 5 minutes early.

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About Us

Auld Reekie Tours was formed in 1995. Since then we have been offering a wide range of underground and graveyard tours to visitors from all over the world. We are the only tour company that owns its own vaults, having exclusive use of them. Apart from lighting, our vaults have remained mostly unchanged since they were built in the 1700s.

Office Opening Times:
Due to covid-19 our office hours vary. We apologise if we missed your call. For any inquiries, please email or contact us on our social media and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

 

Contact Us

Auld Reekie Tours,
45 Niddry Street,
Edinburgh,
EH1 1LG.

Tel: 0131 557 4700
Email: info@auldreekietours.com

Company Information: Auld Reekie Tours LtdRegistered in Companies House, Edinburgh. Registered Office 45 Niddry Street, Edinburgh EH1 1LG.Company Registration Number: SC434404.Contact Telephone Number: 0131 557 4700. Email address: ian@auldreekietours.com