Edinburgh - Edinburgh’s Two Volcanoes

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Edinburgh’s Two Volcanoes

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(27 reviews)
45 mins

About the tour

Take a tour of now-extinct 340-million-year-old Volcanoes handily located in the city center of Edinburgh. Join Paul for a walk up to 2 extinct volcanoes and learn their histories. Find out what happened between 425 and 412 million years ago when not only were Scotland and England were once separate countries, but they were on separate continents. Paul will also tell you his alternative name for the volcano named Arthur’s Seat. This is the number one visitor attraction in Edinburgh, join Paul to find out why.

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


14 September 2021


Lisa R.

16 August 2021

Invisible Cities Paul and Nathalie were a perfect pairing. They kept us smiling the whole hike while sharing all sorts of information. I was able to take many wonderful postcards while getting to know two very charismatic guides. It was a brilliant experience.

Francesca B.

08 August 2021

Really great to watch, it's something I'd like to do one day, enjoyed seeing the views as well. Thank you to Paul and to Nathalie.

Robin E.

06 August 2021

Great tour with Paul and Nathalie going up to the volcano. It was an awesome walk, one that tired me out just watching it, and the view was spectacular! Good information and Paul looks like he lost weight. But, still looks wonderful! I enjoyed learning about the walk up and the sights being shown. Great tour with the two guides.

Diane (Wisconsin) R.

06 August 2021

What a wonderful climb to the top of the volcano and spectacular views from the top. Thank you for sharing this with us.

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