Edinburgh Walking Tour for IUMI 2023 delegates and accompanying persons only.
Start: EICC Atrium
Finish: Holyrood Palace
Tour Type: 3 – 3.5 hour walking tour
Capacity: Minimum 10, max 20 participants
• The Royal Mile
• Riddle’s Court
• Writer’s Museum
• St Giles Cathedral
• Princes Street and Balmoral Hotel
• Calton Hill
• Scottish Parliament
• Holyrood Palace
Embark on an enthralling journey through Scotland’s capital with our expertly guided walking tour, starting from the EICC conference venue.
As you traverse through Edinburgh’s streets, you’ll encounter a blend of age-old landmarks and contemporary attractions that epitomise the city’s unique charm.
Our takes us east through the lively Grassmarket, a historic marketplace imbued with an intriguing past and a vibrant present, reflecting Edinburgh’s enduring spirit. From here we can also enjoy a fantastic view of Edinburgh Castle, perched upon Castle Rock.
Next, you’ll navigate the fabled Royal Mile, the backbone of the city’s Old Town, and encounter Riddle’s Court, an enchanting historical nook showcasing unique architectural allure and rich tales dating back centuries.
Continue your journey to the Writer’s Museum, a hallowed sanctuary honouring Scotland’s literary giants. While the museum is admired for the literary artifacts it houses, the building’s historic aura creates an equally enchanting experience.
Marvel at the majestic St Giles Cathedral, an enduring symbol of Scotland’s religious history. The cathedral’s awe-inspiring gothic exterior and the central role it played in Scotland’s ecclesiastical past make it an unmissable highlight.
Venture onto the bustling Princes Street, a shopping paradise offering impressive vistas of Edinburgh Castle. Along the route, you’ll also encounter the grand Balmoral Hotel, a testament to the city’s timeless elegance.
As you ascend to Calton Hill, one of the city’s key peaks located in the heart of the city, prepare to be awed by the congregation of historical monuments and breathtaking panoramic views over the city.
Finally, reach the awe-inspiring Holyrood Palace, the official Scottish residence of the British monarch. Standing in its shadow, you’ll appreciate its architectural magnificence and learn about its storied past.
With the tour concluding at the palace, you’ll walk away with a richer understanding of Edinburgh’s multifaceted history, culture, and vibrancy.