London’s in-depth private spy tour provider, THE INTELLIGENCE TRAIL, comes to EDINBURGH! Leading intelligence tour guide, writer, and broadcaster (and Scotsman himself) Brian Gray welcomes you to the Scottish capital, for your immersion into the city’s spy links spanning more than a century.
You’ll be informed and most definitely educated (and probably amused and bemused too) when you begin your private content-rich tour journeying into Edinburgh’s intelligence past and present.
You’ll be seeing Scotland’s capital in a different – and perhaps darker – light as you’ll learn what’s gone on (and still goes on) in the Caledonian city of spies. All the well known ‘players’ feature: Britain’s MI5, MI6, and some familiar adversaries from over the years.
From the meeting point around Haymarket Station until the end (near Waverley Station) you’ll discover how Edinburgh has been involved in the spy game throughout the decades. Learn more about German spies not only staying in the capital’s hotels, but in one case, a dramatic arrest in the city!
There’s also a trip to Edinburgh University to discover the spy connections – current and past – possessed by this renowned seat of learning. There’s the bizarre (alleged) MI6 front organisation responsible for organising one of the most surreal events in the city’s history…if only the capital’s inhabitants knew!
And there’s an opportunity to ponder more current issues too: media propaganda and intelligence agendas, secret agent sightseeing, and counter-surveillance tradecraft and terrorist group infiltration.
Comprehensively researched – including personal inspection of MI5 files held at the National Archives in Kew – and delivered by arguably the leading in-depth intelligence guide in the UK, quite simply there’s NO other tour like this in Scotland.
Duration: approx 3.00 hours on foot, covering approx 3.25 miles
Rendezvous Point (RVP): outside Hilton Grosvenor Hotel, 5-21 Grosvenor Street, Edinburgh)
Nearest station (start): Edinburgh Haymarket
Nearest station (end): Edinburgh Waverley
Due to the nature of the streets and steps, and the longer distance covered this tour is not suitable for wheelchair users, or for those with walking difficulties.
Private tour slots (up to SIX people only, due to pavement width and other factors) are priced according to how far in advance you book and pay for your tour.
|BOOKING / PAYMENT||PRICE PER TOUR
(UK Pounds Sterling, London 1-30 people; Edinburgh 1-6 people)
|Special 1-2 person private tour (specified dates only) - 5 or more weeks||£185.00|
|6 or more weeks||£295.00|
|3 to 5 weeks||£395.00|
|1 to 2 weeks||£495.00|
|6 or less days||£595.00|
Important: As only private groups are run, please note that it is not possible to ‘join’ another group as this would mean the group ceasing to be exclusively for the original client.
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