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Ghostly Underground Vaults Tour in Edinburgh provided by Mercat Tours

Ghostly Underground Vaults Tour in Edinburgh

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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 23/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Ghostly Underground Vaults Tour in Edinburgh
We have small groups (max 15) and "Tour Talk" radio sets to make social distancing easier. Please bring your own face masks and earphones (disposable earphones can be provided).
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Updated 23/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Discover parts of Edinburgh that are usually off limits during a ghost tour that takes you to the underground vaults that lie beneath the Old Town. Designed with ghost hunters and thrill seekers in mind, this spooktacular tour includes exclusive access to the Blair Street vaults and promises no manufactured scares, therefore ensuring that all supernatural occurrences are genuine.
You'll start at
Mercat Cross
High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UKMercat Cross, High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RF. Look for the 8 sided monument with white Unicorn on top. You will find a member of our visitor services team waiting here to check you in. They will be dressed in black, holding an iPad, wearing an orange lanyard & holding a black & orange umbrella.
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    Mercat Tours
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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    Edinburgh Old Town
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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    Mercat Cross
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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You'll end at
28 Blair St
28 Blair St, Edinburgh EH1 1QR, UKMercat Tours, 28 Blair Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1QR. This tour ends after a visit to our Blair Street Underground Vaults.
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  • Gain exclusive access to Edinburgh's Blair Street vaults on a ghost tour
  • Get the inside scoop on the haunted history of Scotland's capital city
  • Supernatural occurrences are not manufactured like on some tours
  • Access parts of Edinburgh that most first-time visitors miss
Important Information
Departure Point
Mercat Cross, High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UK
1h 15m
Return Details
28 Blair St, Edinburgh EH1 1QR, UK
  • Professional guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions
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Additional Info
  • No Children under 5
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Abby L wrote a review Jul 2020
2 contributions
The vaults tour was amazing!! Our tour guide , John was amazing!! You wouldn’t think it was his first solo tour! Will definitely be back!
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Date of experience: July 2020
Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Assistant at Ghostly Underground Vaults Tour in Edinburgh
Responded 5 days ago
Hi AbbyLogan, We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us and our guide John. We really appreciate your kind words and look forward to seeing you again at some point in the future! Remember to bring along your previous ticket to redeem your returners discount. Until then, take care and stay safe. Kim
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Sarah B wrote a review Jun 2020
Fenton, Missouri1 contribution
Our tour was very unfortunately canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. We had very much been looking forward to it, and hope that someday we will be able to rebook -- I spent a significant amount of time researching how to spend our day in Edinburgh and Mercat Tours was a
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Date of experience: June 2020
Response from MercatToursLtd, Owner at Ghostly Underground Vaults Tour in Edinburgh
Responded 26 Jun 2020
Hi Sarah, It's great to hear you were happy with how we worked together. It has been a hard time for everyone and we're happy to have helped you out. Here's to the other side when we can all meet and enjoy Edinburgh, relaxed and safe. Until then, take care and stay safe. Kat
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Demi wrote a review May 2020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1 contribution
A Scottish friend recommended the underground tours to my friend and I so we decided to give it a go! We had a great time with Scott as our guide, he had a short conversation with everyone before starting and made sure we were all doing alright throughout the tour. His
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Date of experience: January 2020
Jeff F wrote a review May 2020
Westlake Village, California2 contributions1 helpful vote
Our trip to Edinburgh at the end of April 2020 was cancelled due to COVID-19. Mercat Tours was very understanding and gave us a full refund. Great company. Can’t wait to travel and rebook in the future
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Ellis t wrote a review May 2020
Krommenie, The Netherlands7 contributions5 helpful votes
Mercat Tours is having a difficult time now, but they contacted me pro active to announce that they will be closed until September. They processed my refund request rapidly. A very trustworthy company in my opinion. I hope to be able to do their Ghostly Underground soon in the
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Great tame eve!
Great tour! Our guide James Douglas was an amazing entertainer. We had a great time, saw cool places, heard spookey
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Great Customer Service!!! Definitely Book Again
Great Customer Service!!! We were looking forward to a trip to Edinburgh this summer. I love the city, having been
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Helpful and friendly
They were very proactive and helpful about the cancellation from Covid-19. They gave me a refund and were very nic
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Fantastic Customer Services
My wife and I had our trip to Edinburgh cancelled recently to the lockdown. We were gutted not to be able to visit
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Due to COVID, Kat went above and beyond to reschedule me 3 TIMES and then arrange me a private tour! Who does that?
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Great customer service
Like many people I unfortunately had to cancel my trip to Scotland for May and my tour planned with Mercat. Of all
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Prompt Customer Service
I had an underground vault tour scheduled for this upcoming July (2020). Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 pandem
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Pandemic cancellation
We were scheduled to go on a tour of Edinburgh Castle through Mercat tours. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, th
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Excellent Customer Service
Our trip from NZ to the UK was postponed 12 months by the Covid19 situation. Mercat Tours was so well organised the
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Margaret P
Extremely helpful
We had a short break booked in Edinburgh in May and had to postpone our visit due to lock down. This meant liaisin
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ghostly underground
I went on a historic underground tour of the vaults with underhay with Jade and Carla and some residents and it w
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Kristina S
Great customer service for Covid-19 cancellation
We were so excited to go on our historic underground tour this upcoming May, but unfortunately had to cancel our tr
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Patrizia S
Cancelled Trip but Great Customer Service
Our tour was to happen in May 2020 but due to COVID19 this couldn't happen and all our plans were cancelled. We had
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anna z
Great customer service
Booked this tour for May and because of Corvid our entire trip was cancelled. Kit could not have been nicer about a
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Cancelled trip
My husband and I were supposed to go on a trip to Scotland the end of May. All our travel plans were cancelled due
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Key Details
  • Duration: 1h 15m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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