Scotland is a wonderful place to enjoy the Holiday Season. Enjoy a virtual tour of Edinburgh’s New Town and see all the festivities. We will start the tour at Princes Street Gardens where most of the main festivities will be taking place. Here we will explore the stalls and see the Christmas gift ideas, food, games and rides. . From here we will also see some of the rides set up including the Big Ferris Wheel and the Star Flyer.
After we then walk down George St and admire the elegant Georgian buildings. Now it is the fashion retail centre of the city as well it has lots of unique restaurants and bars. At the Westend of George street we then go to the Ice Skating Rink to see one of Scotland’s oldest passed time sport.
Lastly we’ll go to Santa Grotto which is a play area set up for Children to meet Santa. Here there are more fun games and amusements for everyone. Get lost in the maze of Christmas Trees. Admire the Ross Fountain that has recently been refurbished. Then see Santa’s Grotto with the amazing views of Edinburgh Castle perched on top of Castlehill.
Join Virtual Scotland for an online guided tour and learn about the history of Christmas in Scotland and the traditions we have to celebrate Hogmanay (New Year’s Eve).
What is a virtual tour?
All of our online tours are live and interactive. This means everyone on the tour can speak directly to the guide throughout the tour to experience the destination as if you are actually there.
How To Join A Tour
Easy to use! After booking, you get a unique link to a streaming platform, such as Zoom, to begin each tour. No other technology needed.
Qualified Guides & Hosts
Our guides are local to their destination and vetted by our team. They are all certified and qualified to conduct virtual tours in amazing locations around the world.
Preparing for your Virtual Tour
Tour dates: everyday November 25 to January 3
Tour times: 10am earliest / 6pm latest (GMT)
Start point: Princes st Gardnes/Walter Scott Monument
End point: Princes st Gardnes/Santa’s Grotto/views of Edinburgh Castle
Highlight: Edinburgh International Christmas Market (voted best in UK)
Meet Your Live Virtual Guide
Mike is a Qualified Blue Badge Guide in Scotland . He has been guiding now for about 10 years and loving it. Mike is an enthusiast about Scottish History and enjoys tell stories of characters such as Robert the Bruce and Mary Queen of Scots. He lives in Edinburgh and passionate about the cities Old and New Towns. The old town is full of medieval history and has an underground city. A great place for those who like dark history and ghosts.
Jami - TJX
Mike was friendly, engaging, and full of knowledge! He had a great sense of humor throughout the tour and answered everyones questions accurately. Great job Mike!
Canada Life - Globetrotter
The Edinburgh Christmas Market tour with Mike was great!! Loved seeing the castle and hearing the history of Christmas! Mike also did a great job of answering our questions about food (haggis) and whiskey…I got some good ideas for my husband for Christmas..thanks for sharing your expertise Mike!!