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 Tours | Adrian’s Edinburgh City Cycle Tour

| Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour | Mercat Tours

| Bus trips | Other | Shopping


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


Adrian’s Edinburgh City Cycle Tour

cycling tour

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

information on the website>>>

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

information on the website>>>

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…


information on the website>>>

Bus trips

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


More information on Bus Tours in Edinburgh>>>


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.


detailed information on the website>>>


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.


detailed information on the website>>>



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