Bespoke and tailored

Book a standard tour, an added-value package, or upgrade to a bespoke experience. We offer lots of options, and love to hear new ideas.


Mary King’s Experience (Standard Private Tour)

Explore The Real Mary King’s Close, and step down into Edinburgh’s fascinating past on a one hour fully guided tour.

Mary King’s Experience (Private Tour)

Upgrade and make the most of your visit to The Real Mary King’s Close with a private tour. Choose your character guide and for an extra special VIP experience, enjoy a glass of Champagne in our redeveloped outside courtyard.

Character Meet & Greet Package

Wow your group with one of our most popular packages; a meet and greet character experience. From Mary King, to the infamous Burke and Hare, our guides will meet your group anywhere in the city for a storytelling adventure. We can even lead your group between city-centre attractions.

The Plague Doctor Package

Experience a private tour of The Real Mary King’s Close. Along with your allocated character guide, The Plague Doctor will also join your group as they explore Edinburgh’s dark past. Finish with a glass of Prosecco on the Close – a unique and memorable visit is guaranteed.

Yuletide Package

It’s Christmas, but not as you know it. Available in November and December, this yuletide themed tour explores Edinburgh’s festive past. Includes warmed mulled wine, and traditional mince pies.

Bespoke Packages

From speciality themed tours, to canapes on the Close – and more – tell us your idea and we’ll do all we can to make it happen.

Cask Is King

Scotland has a rich and varied whisky history. This standard tour includes a dram of our exclusive blend. Upgrade, and include a visit to a local whisky specialist – a quirky and authentic experience for groups of 15 or less.

Walking Tours

After exploring the warren of underground streets and spaces, a character guide will lead your group up to the Royal Mile for an overground adventure. A fun add-on to the standard tour.

Haven’t found what you’re looking for? Contact us for bespoke solutions.

Contact us

The Real Mary King’s Close
2 Warriston’s Close
High Street
Edinburgh EH1 1PG

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