London's acclaimed in-depth spy tour comes to Edinburgh! THE INTELLIGENCE TRAIL, chosen by the intelligence, security and diplomatic communities from around the world, provides content-rich private walking tours and VIP events.
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THE INTELLIGENCE TRAIL welcomes you to the stunning city of Edinburgh! Join the 'Trail on your very own private spy walking tour to uncover the secret world of spying and intelligence that's occured in the stunning Scottish capital.
PRIVATE SPY WALKING TOUR
See the city in a new light - or should that be in the shadows - as you learn about the city's links with the spy and intelligence world. The Edinburgh 'Trail takes you on a rich and varied intelligence journey spanning over a century. And if you'd previously assumed that the only interesting spying and skulduggery occurs in London, you'll soon discover otherwise!
On the tour you'll walk past some of the city's famous landmarks, whether it be places of learning, plush hotels, world famous attractions, and transport hubs. But it's the people associated with these locations that are of course the main attraction. For some it was a case of 'sightseeing' of a different sort, for others it was for study, training - or treachery.
Learn more about the German spies in both World Wars staying in the capital's hotels, plus a rather dramatic arrest! There's also a trip to Edinburgh University to discover its spy connections - current and past. There's also the bizarre MI6 front organization responsible for organizing one of the most surreal events in the city's history! And there's an opportunity to ponder more current issues too: media propaganda and intelligence agendas, counter-surveillance tradecraft and terrorist group infiltration.
Delivered by arguably the UK's leading spy tour guide (shortlisted 2017 Luxury Travel Guide European Awards), chosen by members of the intelligence, security and diplomatic communities from around the world, there's NO other tour like this in Edinburgh. And with plenty of walking on this tour, that brings plenty of opportunities to ask questions along the way as you walk from point to point. And just like the other tours, it's "all killer, no filler" from start to finish. Gift vouchers available.
With a healthy number of episodes and details, together with ample time for further discussion along the way, your mind and body will be kept active. As with the other tours, due to the subject matter and level of detail provided, the ‘Trail is not recommended for children.
Please note further that due to the route length, steps, and different surfaces walked on, this tour is unsuitable for wheelchair users or those with walking difficulties.
TRADECRAFT, VIP OPTIONS & EVENTS
Are some special elements required for your spy tour? Or your corporate event needs a sprinkling of spy talk? Or you're interested in attending future exclusive intelligence-related events, don't hesitate to get in touch. Morse code not required!
For more details on pricing, please see this page on our website.
Private tours from £150 - £400, depending on group size (Minimum 1, Maximum 20)