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Built on the remains of an extinct volcano, Edinburgh is famous for scenic views, ghostly history and great pubs. Our tours take your through the streets and show you what makes Edinburgh great.

Travelers speak out

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5/5 Fun and informative tour with an excellent guide - Free walking tour
"We did the free tour with a lovely Spanish girl, I think her name was Sabe, but I am not sure how she spells it. She was very energetic, entertaining and knowledgable and had a lot of great stories about Edinburgh. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and I would highly recommend it!"
TripAdvisor, June 2016
5/5 Amazing free tour with Jordi!!
"Jordi was amanzing and perfect! he show us in a interesting way Edinburgh, we enjoy a lot with him at the same time we were learning all the history of the city! I strongly recommend this tourist guide and this tour. Thanks Jordi!"
TripAdvisor, June 2016

Praised by press

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The Guardian, 2016
"Some of the best walking tours we enjoyed during our travels were free walking tours from SANDEMANs."
Buzzfeed, 2016
"SANDEMANs offers fantastic free walking tours…. This is a great option for travelers on a budget and often offers some of the best guides I’ve had."
Huffington Post, 2016

Original FREE Tour, every day of the year

Rain or shine, all of our tours run as scheduled. Book your place online to guarantee your spot! We believe in supporting local communities and are committed to giving a voice to some of Edinburgh's best local freelance tour guides, who passionately share the city's history and culture with their own unique and always-entertaining style.

*The independent guides who employ us to market their tours conduct the FREE Tour on a gratuity-only basis, thereby guaranteeing that you receive a tour of the highest quality. They'll never pressure you to leave a gratuity; we believe that, if money is given, it should be voluntary and in direct proportion to the quality of the tour and the budget of the traveller.

Celts, Castles and Charm

It's hard not to fall in love with the Scottish capital. With a dark and mysterious history, woven through narrow alleyways and cobbled streets, it's not hard to see how J.K Rowling found inspiration while writing Harry Potter here. From the world-famous castle of Edinburgh, down the Royal Mile and to the postcard-perfect Arthur's seat, we help you see "Auld Reekie" through the eyes of Edinburgh's best local tour guides.

Discover the many faces of Edinburgh with a passionate local guide

The original FREE Tour of Edinburgh starts on the Royal Mile by Tron Kirk, and covers many of the top Edinburgh attractions, including Greyfriar's Kirkyard (and the Greyfriar's Bobby memorial), the National Museum, St Giles' Church and much more. After you've got the overview with the free walking tour, delve deeper with us!

No trip here is complete without visiting Edinburgh's castle, where you'll learn about some of the bloodiest battles in Scottish history and the Stone of Destiny. There's so much to see in the Old Town, but don't forget to also see the New Town, with a tour including the Scott Monument, the Princes Street Gardens and the Scottish Enlightenment. Want to learn about Edinburgh's dark history? The Dark Side Tour covers ghosts, witches, bodysnatchers and more.

Still got energy? Finish the day off with some of Edinburgh's best nightlife on our Pub Crawl! One thing's for sure; the top things to do and see in Edinbugh can all be found on a SANDEMANs tour!
Participation in tours promoted by SANDEMANs NEW Europe is strictly on a voluntary basis. Neither SANDEMANs NEW Europe, nor the self-employed freelance guides who are the providers of the tours promoted by SANDEMANs NEW Europe, will be held responsible in any way for injuries to body or property incurred during tours. The tour guides reserve the right to deny participation in any tour, to any person, for any reason. Thank you for your understanding.

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