Edinburgh Marathon Festival Running Tour

Outdoor Activities in Scotland

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Tour description provided by Viator

These running tours are guided tours around Scotland’s capital city. Delve into the history, the characters and the scenery as a highly qualified and experienced guide leads you on approximately 7 kilometers of jogging through the narrow streets and hidden areas that you might not get to see otherwise.More than just a walking tour of Edinburgh, this is a gentle jog through the city, and because of the pace we’re going, we can enjoy seeing a lot more than you would on a walking tour. These tours give you the perfect opportunity to see some unexpected sights mixed in with hearing about the cultural history of the beautiful capital of Scotland.Included in the price is a souvenir pack for you to remember your visit with; a technical running t-shirt, high quality printed poster of the city skyline, and a whole heap of extras.
The tour starts when you meet your guide at the entrance to the impressive Scottish Parliament building in the picturesque setting of Holyrood Park, ideally meeting around 10-15 minutes before the departure time to give you a good amount of time to get warmed up and introduced to your guide. You don't need to bring anything with you other than your comfiest running shoes and a willingness to enjoy yourself!The tour route changes depending on the groups ability levels, specific interests, and weather, but usually covers around 7 kilometers, the first of which will take you up to Calton Hill, giving you a panoramic view of the city, then the rest of the tour will take you through parts of the old and new town of Edinburgh before you finish up at the Historic Scotland Education Centre, nestled at the base of the dramatic Salisbury Crags.There are various departure times throughout the day to suit your schedule, and the route can be adapted to whatever your interests may be. The pace is set by the group, so whatever your fitness levels are, you will be able to get around the course, and there's plenty of stops for photographs and stories.Our guides are highly experienced and qualified jog leaders, so know how to spin a good yarn about the history and look after the group, ensuring you get the most out of the tour. If you have specific interests or a desire to see something in particular, your guide will try their best to accommodate.

What’s included

  • 90-minute small-group running tour
  • Local guide
  • Bottled water
  • Souvenir pack

What’s not included

  • Gratuities


  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors