We love welcoming visitors to Edinburgh
We love welcoming visitors to Edinburgh. We want to help you explore and enjoy this city. We also understand that everyone has different needs and expectations - that’s why we have so many tours to choose from. There is something for everyone!
Euan's Guide Review
Euan’s Guide which provides disabled access reviews, are good friends of ours and popped along to try a tour and give us feedback. It was a great experience for everyone, our guide included, and they left a very nice review on Euan’s Guide with some tips based on their time with us;
‘We decided to try out the Secrets of the Royal Mile tour and see what might unfold. The tour started on the Royal Mile by the Mercat Cross and consisted of a guided walk along the street and dipping in to the closes. As a powerchair user it was fabulous to find a tour that was able to bring the history alive for me and included me in the exploring!’
Information About Accessibility
All of our Storytellers are trained to adapt tours for visitors where needed. Our most readily accessible public tours are Secrets of Edinburgh's Royal Mile and Treasures of the Old Town. Both of these tours are predominantly outdoors, accessible for wheelchair users, and we can provide transportable stools for those who may wish to sit between stories.
Underground Vaults tours may be more difficult to access for some due to winding flights of stairs, narrow passageways, and uneven flooring. Full details about the accessibility of Edinburgh's Blair Street Underground Vaults and other tours can be found within our Inclusivity Statement. Assistance dogs are welcome on all of our tours.
More information to help you choose
To make it as easy as possible to see what our tours involve, we’ve developed our Mercat Tours Inclusivity Statement. You’ll find lots of detailed information about tour routes, buildings visited and facilities available with clear dimensions and pictures to help you decide which is best for you. We are always happy to help if you’d like to call and chat with our team.