No tours are organised by
the congress organisers (except for the accompanying persons). Information
flyers will be provided at the time of the congress. Please note the city has a
number of hills!
However, for those
delegates who wish to explore tour possibilities in advance, kindly find here a
selection of tours.
Detailed information at ECB’s
Take a city tour with Adrian for an entertaining and informative guide to
Edinburgh. See everything the city centre has – monuments, squares, castle,
palace & much more. The cycling is energetic but non-strenuous. No fitness
required! All cycling equipment is provided, even in case of rain (waterproof
This tour will be organised only for the accompanying persons. More
Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour – walking tour
Hear the stories behind the creation of classic tales such as Dr Jekyll
and Mr Hyde and be shocked by the erotic love poetry of Robert Burns. Listen to
the rich, romantic language of Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson, Muriel
Spark, and moving right up to the present day with Irvine Welsh and
Trainspotting. Over a two-hour walk, experience a true living sense of
Edinburgh’s great architectural and literary history with its alleyways and
taverns stille echoing with the words of the city’s poets. More
Mercat Tours – walking tour
Said to be the best Ghosts and History tours in Scotland! The most haunted
locations, the scariest stories, the eeriest candlelit underground vaults, the
best history guides! Another way to discover secret Edinburgh…
Open bus tours are an excellent means of viewing the whole city. Linking the
Old Town with the Royal Yacht Britannia, tours explore Edinburgh’s Georgian New
Town and Holyrood Park. Simply hop on and off the bus to visit your favourite
Guided tours and walks, shopping, whiskey tatsing tours, museums,
restaurants,…As a world-class tourist destination, the City of Edinburgh
naturally offers a multitude of activities whatever time of year you visit.
Located within easy walking distance of the EICC, Edinburgh’s Old Town is a
fascinating district of cobbled streets, wynds and courtyards. The
Royal Mile is a clear favourite with visitors, offering a variety of
museums, shops and of course the world-famous Edinburgh Castle. Ghost
Tours take place every evening around the Old Town alluding to perhaps the
more sinister side of Edinburgh’s past.
Edinburgh offers visitors to the city a myriad of shopping opportunities
ranging from world-famous department stores to boutiques tucked away in narrow
cubbled streets. Given the central location of the EICC, all shops are easily
accessible on foot during the conference.
Princes Street has long been recognised as the main shopping hub in
Edinburgh boasting the major shopping chains but set against the dramatic
backdrop of Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street Gardens. No visit to the Capital
would be complete without exploring the world’s oldest independent department
store, Jenners, which is located at the East End of Princes Street. Harvey
Nichols has also recently arrived in the city bringing with it top designer
clothes and a stunning fourth floor restaurant.
If you are looking for that special Scottish gift to take home, look no
further than the Royal Mile. With dozen of specialist gift shops selling luxury
woollen products, whisky and local crafts, you will be spoilt for choice. The
New Town, North of Princes Street also boasts a selection of smaller independent
boutiques scattered amongst small restaurants and cafes which are handy for
lunch before hitting the shops again.