Guided tour

Edinburgh: Alternative Comedy Walking Tour

Edinburgh: Alternative Comedy Walking Tour

Activity provider: Mountebank Tours
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 24.69 per person

Listen to the stories and histories of Edinburgh’s cobbled streets come to life while laughing yourself silly on this comedy walking tour of the city. With an incredibly comedic guide, laugh a lot and learn a little as you see a new side to the city.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Spend the day exploring with a local, professional comedian
  • Enjoy hilarious (and disgusting) stories
  • Laugh your head off on this comedy tour with adult humour
  • Learn about the Scottish language and cultural curiosities
Full description
The tour starts at Monkey Barrel Comedy Club in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. Embark on an alternative adventure through the city, combined with a mixture of stand-up comedy and historical story telling from your local guide. Why do they fire a massive cannon every lunchtime at 1 o'clock? Is the Unicorn really Scotland's national animal? Why are so many of Edinburgh's pubs named after brutal murderers? Do they really eat deep-fired mars bars in Scotland? All your questions and more will be answered, as you wander through the picturesque streets of this Scottish city. The tour contains some adult humor and bad language, so its strictly for ages 16 and over. Your guide will tell you everything you want to know about Edinburgh and possibly a little you didn't want to know about himself! Come along and have a bit of 'craic' as you stroll around one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Note: Your guide accepts no responsibility for those visitors who die laughing.
  • Limited number of umbrellas available in inclement weather
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 16 years
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Monkey Barrel Comedy Club on Blair Street in Edinburgh's Old Town. I will be outside dressed in a kilt 10 minutes prior to departure.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Rain gear
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • Edinburgh is built on an extinct volcano so uphill walking is unavoidable, however your guide has planned a route that is as easy and accessible as possible
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 83 reviews

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An excellent alternative to your "run of the mill" walking tour. Dan is engaging , very funny and involved everyone in his presentation. Highly recommended but please be aware his material is "adult " humour and perhaps not for the young or those who may be offended by colourful language. Otherwise fill your boots, well worth the admission fee.

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March 20, 2022

I was afraid that it might be cheesy or corny but the tour/guide was genuinely fun bright clever and engaging. Also a great way of learning a bit about Edinburgh without getting board. A relative that has lived in Edinburgh all his life went with us and also had a great time. One of the best tours we have ever been on in any city in any country. As long as you have a sense of humor and are over 15 years old you will love it.

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January 2, 2022

Loved it from start to finish! Daniel is so cheeky, and the adult humour was fantastic Not a single dull moment, never experienced such a splendid and hilarious tour, would do it again when I’m back in town in the future, highly recommended! Thank you for the laughs and puns Daniel! From Monica (10 September 2021 )

September 11, 2021

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