The Highlights of Edinburgh – Private Live Virtual Experience

Angus Tour Guide

Angus

5.00
Edinburgh, Scotland
from €8.00 / person
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Duration 1 hour
Language English
Free Cancellation Up to 24 hrs in advance

Overview

Walk down Edinburgh’s famous Royal Mile and jump right into the heart of Scotland’s fascinating history. Connecting Holyrood Palace, the Queen's official Scottish residence, at the bottom to the spectacular Edinburgh Castle at the top, the Royal Mile is a series of streets through the beautiful and historic Old Town. Our expert guide will show you the best of Edinburgh while revealing the immense historic significance of the area, from the prehistoric period, through bronze age settlements to modern highlights. Learn about battles won and lost, kings and queens, poets and priests and the exciting moments of Scotland’s past that connects them all.

This is a private live virtual tour. Our professional, local guide will be showing you Edinburgh’s most fascinating sights in real time, directly from the streets of Edinburgh. You will be connected via video call and you can then explore the city together. With your experienced guide you will see more than just the Edinburgh of today, you’ll also get a glimpse back in time because each tour is complemented with an excellent selection of multimedia. You will be shown historic photographs and videos to help with explanations, stories and the historical context of Edinburgh's incredible and turbulent past. You can’t get any closer to history without a time machine!

The entire tour is designed to be as interactive as you desire. You can ask questions, you can request to go back and look at something again, you have all the freedom and participation of a private walking tour, all from the comfort of your own home.

The video calling software used for the tour is called Zoom. You will need to have it downloaded on your laptop, tablet or cellphone – with a connection to speakers or headphones – in order to participate in the tour. Also, remember to keep an eye on the time difference when choosing a time for your private virtual experience, as all times stated are in Edinburgh time!

Tour highlights

Castle Rock

Edinburgh Castle

St. Giles Cathedral

Old City Walls

Old City Walls

Canongate Kirk

Scottish Parliament Building

Holyrood Palace

1. Castle Rock

We begin the tour at the top of the Royal Mile, standing on the founding stone of Edinburgh, where you guide will give you an introduction to the city. 

2. Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle is one of the world's most famous castles, dominating the skyline of the Scottish capital. Your local guide will explain the various buildings that make up the castle grounds, as well as highlight some of Scotland's most important history. 

3. St. Giles Cathedral

The beautiful St. Giles Cathedral is closely associated with many events and figures in Scottish history, perhaps most notably John Knox, who, after the Scottish Reformation, served as the Church's minister. 

4. Old City Walls

Next, your guide will show you what remains of the old city walls, and explain what life was like for those living within them. 

5. Canongate Kirk

Having been associated with the royal family for centuries, the Canongate Kirk is still, to this day, where the Queen attends Church, whilst visiting the Scottish capital. Your local guide will tell you about Scotland's most important kings and queens as you admire the 17th Century architecture. 

6. Scottish Parliament Building

Our local guide will explain why, even though the existence of the parliament is overwhelmingly popular in Scotland, the building itself is not. Learn how the Scottish parliament works, as well as the current state of Scottish politics. 

7. Holyrood Palace

Holyrood Palace is the Queen's official residence in Scotland, where she normally spends the month of July, before heading to her highland castle, Balmoral. 

Why choose this Tour?

  • Professional local English speaking tour guide
  • Private virtual live tour via Zoom app

Requirements

  • An internet connection
  • An internet-enabled device such as: desktop computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone. (It does not matter which operating system you use)
  • A microphone
  • Webcam, if you would like the tour guide and/or other tour participants calling in virtually to be able to see you
  • The Zoom call-in link. If someone else purchased the tour for you, please make sure you obtain the link before the tour starts

How Do I Book a Virtual Tour?

All of our tours are led by world-class guides. For a custom virtual experience, please reach out to us at info@vexperio.com at least 48 hours before the tour is set to start and our team will be happy to assist you.

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Pick your virtual tour

Vexperio offers a large variety of tours in Berlin, Madrid, Barcelona, Rome, Venice, and Edinburgh, with more destinations available soon!

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Book a time that works for you

Booking a tour is as easy as picking a time and date. Please note that we may get back to you if the time difference with your chosen destination requires an adjustment to the time or date.

3

On your device, click the provided Zoom link

You do not need to install Zoom or have an existing account to experience one of our virtual tours. Simply click on the URL link provided in your email, and your tour will pop open in a new window.

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Enjoy your tour!

As soon as you log into your virtual tour on Zoom, you will find your smiling Vexperio tour guide waiting to take you on your adventure!

Other Important Information

Our tours run between 8:00AM and 7:00PM Edinburgh time.

After booking your experience, please send us an email to let us know what time you would like for it to start. For bigger group bookings of over 15 persons please contact us directly for a price quote.

The video calling software used for the tour is called Zoom. You will need to have it downloaded on your laptop, tablet or cellphone – with a connection to speakers or headphones – in order to participate in the tour.

Also, remember to keep an eye on the time difference when choosing a time for your private virtual experience, as all times stated are in Edinburgh time!

If booking less than 48 hours in advance, please check availability with us first, by sending an email to info@vexperio.com. Our office hours are 9:00AM-5:00PM on the weekdays and 9:00AM-2:00PM on the weekends.

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