Private tour

Edinburgh: Sherlock Holmes Private Walking Tour

Activity provider: Thunderdices

Edinburgh: Sherlock Holmes Private Walking Tour

Activity provider: Thunderdices

From US$ 210.36 per group up to 7

Discover the connections between Edinburgh, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and Sherlock Holmes. Learn about the famous fictional detective, his creator, and the city of Edinburg on this walking tour.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Private group


  • Discover the city of Edinburgh through Arthur Conan Doyle's childhood
  • Follow in the footsteps of medical and surgical students in the 19th century
  • Listen to the stories of Edinburgh, UNESCO City of Literature
Full description

a Are you a fan of Sherlock Holmes or a curious detective yourself? Join this private tour costumed storyteller/guide to learn more about the origin of the legendary detective whose existence is closer to reality than it seems. Follow in the footsteps of the author Arthur Conan Doyle on this unique and atypical walking tour of Edinburg. (Re)discover the city through the authors eyes in the 19th century.

Start at Greyfriars Cemetery in the Old Town. See the University of Medicine and hear some fascinating stories about the Surgeon's Hall and the Arthur Conan Doyle's youth.

Walk through New Town to the author's birthplace. Along the way, find out about the fascinating connections between Edinburgh and the world of Sherlock Holmes. Elementary indeed.

  • Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Rain gear

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
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Lots of great stories and very informative about history of Edinburgh.

July 18, 2022

Product ID: 408384