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Shaping the Modern World: Edinburgh’s New Town – Live Virtual Experience

by Essence of Berlin

Group experiences are in English unless specified as otherwise

  • Location
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Duration
    1h (Group) / 1h (Private)
  • Group Size
    Up to 15 guests (Group) / 15 guests (Private)
  • Language(s)
    • English
  • Price

    from $30

Itinerary

The story of Edinburgh is a story of both the Old Town, which is old, and the New Town, which despite its name, is also old. Dating from 1767 the New Town was designed by a young architect named James Craig and is so completely different in its style, history and personality to the Old Town, that both towns must be experienced to have any understanding of the city. Discover the great intellectual awakening of the 18th Century as new thinkers, philosophers, inventors, and scientists shaped Scotland and in turn helped Scotland shape the modern world.

This is a private live virtual tour. Our professional, local guide will be showing you Edinburgh’s most fascinating sights in real time, directly from the streets of Edinburgh. You will be connected via video call and you can then explore the city together. With your experienced guide you will see more than just the Edinburgh of today, you’ll also get a glimpse back in time because each tour is complemented with an excellent selection of multimedia. You will be shown historic photographs and videos to help with explanations, stories and the historical context of Edinburgh's incredible and turbulent past. You can’t get any closer to history without a time machine!

Our private tours run between 8:00AM and 7:00PM Edinburgh time. Please send us a message if you would like to request a specific date and time.

Group Experience Private/Custom Experience
Who You will be one of several joining the experience from across the globe. Exclusive experience for you and/or your party
Interaction You will get a chance to ask questions, however, the guide will be attending to all participants. You will get more one on one time with your guide throughout the experience.
Experience Standard, curated for a group. You can make custom requests to your interests.
When Choose from an available time. Choose from an available time slot or request a specific date and time.
Price $30 / person $120 total

Preparing for your Experience

Please make sure you have a stable internet connection that allows for streaming video and audio. The video calling software used for the tour is called Zoom. You will need to have it downloaded on your laptop, tablet or cellphone – with a connection to speakers or headphones – in order to participate in the tour.

Meet Your Guide

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Essence of Berlin
Essence of Berlin

We pride ourselves on working with the best and most qualified local guides, who are passionate about their city.