The Intelligence Trail - Edinburgh Private Spy Tour

Product ID: 73270

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3 hours
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What You'll Do
  • Learn about wartime German spies active in the city, their sightseeing and their arrest
  • Find out about Edinburgh University's spy links and espionage
  • Make a storm on the Royal Mile: MI5 counter-surveillance training.
  • Hear about the propaganda or objective coverage of Putin, Russian media and soft power
See the Scottish capital 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. Book a private tour with intelligence writer and broadcaster Brian Gray.
What to Expect
London's in-depth spy tour provider, THE INTELLIGENCE TRAIL, comes to Edinburgh! Leading intelligence tour guide, writer, and broadcaster Brian Gray welcomes you to the Scottish capital, to learn more about the city's links with the second oldest profession - spying.

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 the German spies in both World Wars staying in the capital's hotels, and in one case, arrested! 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 MI6 front organization responsible for organizing one of the most surreal events in the city's history...if only they knew!

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 leading spy tour guide in the UK, chosen by members of the intelligence, security and diplomatic communities from around the world, there's NO other tour like this in Edinburgh.
What's Included
  • Guided walking tour
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
Cancellation Policy
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
Meeting Point

Outside Hilton Grosvenor hotel, 5-21 Grosvenor Street EH12 5EF. (near Haymarket railway station) (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
• Due to the nature of the streets and steps, this tour is not suitable for wheelchair users, or for those with walking difficulties

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Product ID: 73270