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Rebus Tour of Edinburgh

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Taking a Rebus Walking Tour of Edinburgh and see the Scottish capital through the lens of Ian Rankin’s famous detective novels. The Rebus novels are deeply intertwined with the streets of Edinburgh. Walking the same paths as Detective John Rebus brings the stories to life, offering an immersive experience that connects you to the narrative in a tangible way.

Led by knowledgeable guides, these tours delve into the life and career of Ian Rankin, as well as the creation and evolution of his beloved character, John Rebus. You’ll gain fascinating insights into Rankin’s inspirations and writing process, enriching your appreciation of the novels.

Edinburgh is a city steeped in history. The Rebus tours weave historical facts with fictional narratives, providing a comprehensive understanding of the city’s past. You’ll learn about key historical events and landmarks that feature in the novels, enhancing your knowledge of Edinburgh’s heritage.

Beyond the historical and literary aspects, the tours highlight Edinburgh’s contemporary culture. You’ll visit iconic pubs, cafes, and neighborhoods that are integral to both the city and the stories. This offers a broader perspective on Edinburgh’s social fabric and local lifestyle.

Edinburgh’s landscapes are breathtaking, from the cobbled streets of the Old Town to the elegant avenues of the New Town. The tour’s routes are thoughtfully chosen to showcase the city’s beauty, allowing you to enjoy stunning views and photo opportunities while following in Rebus’s footsteps.

The tour is interactive, encouraging questions and discussions. This engagement makes the experience lively and memorable, as you actively participate in uncovering the city’s secrets.

  • See locations from the books and TV series
  • Free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance and lowest price guarantee
  • Gift vouchers available with 12 months validity and free exchanges
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