Travel back in time and discover the history and the people of Edinburgh's New Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on this 2.5-hour small group (maximum 10 people) walking tour. Learn about social campaigners, royal visits, and Scottish inventors. See the area's elegant Georgian homes and such landmarks as the well-ordered Princes Street Gardens and Gothic Scottish National Portrait Gallery.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: SANDEMANs NEW Europe - Edinburgh, Edinburgh, ScotlandMeet your guide outside Frankie and Benny’s at 130 High Street.Stop At: New Town, Edinburgh, ScotlandListen to tales of Edinburgh's ancient secret societies as you stroll to the world's oldest Masonic lodge. Hear about seminal moments in Scottish history, such as the campaign to abolish slavery and the Scottish Enlightenment, which produced many world-changing inventions. Learn about James Braidwood and the world's first fire service; the reformer John Knox, and Sir Walter Scott's orchestration of the colorful visit of King George IV, who arrived clad in tartan in 1822. Admire the Gothic Revival architecture of the National Portrait Gallery, as well as the elegant Ross Fountain and Princes Street Gardens where you conclude your tour.Duration: 2 hours 30 minutesPass By: Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh, ScotlandYour New Town Tour finishes by Princes Street Gardens.