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PRIVATE: FAMILY-FOCUSED STORYTELLERS OF EDINBURGH WALKING TOUR

Private Tour for up to 2 (Not a per person rate) $783 USD
Private Tour for up to 4 (Not a per person rate) $846 USD
Private Tour for up to 6 (Not a per person rate) $910 USD
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PRIVATE: FAMILY-FOCUSED STORYTELLERS OF EDINBURGH WALKING TOUR

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Whether you've read Peter Pan to your children at bedtime or they've had their noses buried in a Harry Potter adventure, books have a way of transporting us to another world. Now you can experience the actual locations that inspired some of the world's most famous authors to create works of literature that are near and dear to our hearts. This tour is sure to thrill and engage children of all ages as well as their parents.

Your knowledgeable guide will first take you to the graveyard of Greyfriars Bobby, the dedicated little Skye Terrier who stood guard over his master's final resting place for 14 years. It is this same graveyard where J. K. Rowling found inspiration for the names of some of the most popular characters in the Harry Potter books. There are many other locations around town with a connection to J.K. Rowling and H.P., including the places she actually wrote some of the adventures of Harry, Ron, and Hermione.

Your guide will lead you to the house of Robert Louis Stevenson, author of the adventure book Treasure Island, and the infamous Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and lead you in the footsteps of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of the world's most famous detective and master of deductive reasoning, Sherlock Holmes. Hear fun facts and secrets behind these and other stories that will be familiar to you and your children.

Your guide will discuss the theories of Scottish philosopher David Hume as you climb rugged volcanic Carlton Hill, located right in the center of the city. You'll be rewarded at the top with amazing, panoramic views of the city below, including Salisbury Crags, Arthur's Seat, and the undulating slopes of Holyrood Park.

Your tour concludes with a stop at the home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

A game booklet and gift for each child is sure to enhance this very special experience.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Private, fully licensed guide, an expert at keeping children engaged
  • Follow in the footsteps of iconic Scottish authors
  • Story of Greyfriars Bobby
  • House of Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Locations that inspired J. K. Rowling
  • Home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Panoramic views from Carlton Hill
  • Game booklet and gift for each child

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Transfer / Meeting Instructions

Taxi and Transfers Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• This tour operates rain or shine. Please bring a raincoat or umbrella if needed.
• Cruise ship guests will need to take a 15-20 minute taxi ride to the meeting point of this tour. Specific instructions will appear on your voucher.
• Hotel guests will walk or take a taxi to the meeting point of this tour, depending on the location of their hotel. Specific instructions will appear on your voucher.

Restrictions

• The minimum age to participate in this tour is 6 years.
• Please be aware there are 2 hills to climb during this tour. Most 6-year olds will be able to climb without much difficulty.