Edinburgh - Edinburgh - From the Old, to the New by Invisible Cities

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Edinburgh - From the Old, to the New by Invisible Cities

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(321 reviews)
Edinburgh New Town and Old Town, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
45 mins

About the tour

On this tour we will learn about the creation of the New Town of Edinburgh. Did you know that up until 1767, Edinburgh was a walled city following centuries of fighting with the English? The tour will start on the most historic mile in the worl finishing in the heart of the New Town. On this tour you will see ancient volcanoes, Royal Churches, spectacular monuments and buildings and have a great laugh at the same time.

Meet Invisible Cities - Paul

Invisible Cities - Paul

Paul is Invisible Cities's first tour guide to offer tours on Heygo. An Edinburgh local himself, he is passionate about making people discover his city in a unique way. He is also a mentor to other local guides helping people who have experienced homelessness become walking tour guides of their own city. Invisible Cities is a multi-award-winning social enterprise that trains people who have been affected by homelessness to become walking tour guides of their own city. With walking tours in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and York, they give people a voice and opportunities to thrive within the tourism sector. Each of their guides are passionate about their city and want the world to discover all the gems and unknown stories that make them so special. The not for profit supports people with training, skill development but also access to wider professional and educational opportunities and organises events in their local communities to support the most disadvantaged people. Paul, is one of Invisible Cities' guides based in Edinburgh.

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Edinburgh with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Edinburgh. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Francesca B.

24 August 2021

Really interesting tour with really great views of the city.

Anne L.

24 August 2021

Another interesting one

Deborah H.

24 August 2021

Virtually touring Edinburgh is keeping my enthusiasm fresh for future travels and Paul's abilities to mingle stories, facts, lore, and fiction together create a memorable 45 minutes...every time!

Brenda C.

24 August 2021

Was good to see the city

K Z.

24 August 2021

Always new stuff to learn, see and take postcards of on Paul's tours. This was no exception!

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