Guided tour

Edinburgh: Underground Vaults Evening Ghost Tour with Whisky

Activity provider: Mercat Tours

Edinburgh: Underground Vaults Evening Ghost Tour with Whisky

Activity provider: Mercat Tours
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Likely to sell out

From US$ 30.66 per person

Discover the dark history of old Edinburgh on a guided city walking tour. Follow your cloaked guide into the city’s underground vaults and share haunted tales over a drink in a local tavern.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Enjoy an entertaining look at Edinburgh’s ghoulish past
  • Hear dramatic stories about the city’s gruesome history
  • Descend into the famous haunted Blair Street underground vaults
Full description

Journey into Edinburgh’s ghostly past and uncover the secrets behind each turn on a guided walking tour. Descend into the underground vaults and finish your tour with a drink in an authentic tavern. Hear the troubling tales of Edinburgh's past from your guide, from the bloody crimes to the unsettled spirits that roam the city. Visit the shadowy corners of old Edinburgh that many say are haunted. Descend into the famously haunted Blair Street underground vaults where the ghosts of Edinburgh's past still cling to this day. Learn about the dark history of the vaults before finishing your tour with a drink and some storytelling at a local tavern.

  • A complimentary local drink (whisky, beer, or soft drink)
  • Entry to the Edinburgh Underground Vaults
  • Local guide
  • Walking tour
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 5 years
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You must bring your own headphones
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Start your tour at the Mercat Cross, an octagonal stone monument on the Royal Mile, opposite the City Chambers. You can find it using postcode EH1 1RF.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Weather-appropriate clothing

    Not allowed

    • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)

    Know before you go

    • 50% discount until February 18 as part of VisitScotland Days Out scheme
    • For health and safety reasons, this tour is unable to allow children under 5 years of age on any underground tours
    • Your choices of drink are whisky, a glass of lager, or soft drink
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 1862 reviews

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    This tour was brilliant and well worth the money. We met our tour guide Hes, who was absolutely amazing at the Mercat Cross and went on from there, it was interactive and informative, and equally creepy when you get in to the vaults. The tour is just the right length of time and the drink at the end is welcomed.

    February 19, 2020

    Had such a fun time on the tour, was very interesting to get some history of the city. All of the stories were delivered flawlessly by our guide, Alex. Couldn't have asked for a better performance throughout. He was also very considerate of some of our group which had trouble walking and always waited for them to start the next story.

    January 12, 2020

    We had a brilliant evening. Our guide Stephanie was fab. Glad we did the evening tour as it added to the atmosphere, being a chilly November evening. Vaults are very spooky and to finish off with a whisky and final tale at the end was a really nice touch thank you

    November 4, 2019

    Product ID: 14537