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Detective Holidays in Edinburgh

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WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO?

Did you know that Conan Doyle invented Sherlock Holmes whilst in Edinburgh? Edinburgh is a world known city of legends and stories where many great characters from literature have been created.  During a guided tour in Edinburgh or a roleplaying game in the underbelly of the Scottish capital,  solve crimes and mysteries, and discover what lies behind the writings of Arthur Conan Doyle. In an atmosphere of crime-fiction, discover the city through the author's eyes and look for the shadow of the famous detective, Sherlock Holmes.

 

Excellent!” I cried

“Elementary”, said he

                                       Dr John Watson

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Sherlock Holmes Tour

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Full Day Sherlock Holmes Investigation

Suitable for children

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 Full Day Sherlock Holmes Medecine and Murder

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Detective Game

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Private Guided Tour: The Edinburgh of Sherlock Holmes
in English or French

What inspired Arthur Conan Doyle to invent Sherlock Holmes? How did Edinburgh influence the famous detective? Did you know that the Sherlock's deductive process was based on Arthur Conan Doyle's medical studies at Surgeons' Hall? During this private tour, you will follow the author's footsteps through the winding streets of Edinburgh. You will discover the city in the 19th century and learn more about the medicine and justice of the time, and the crimes and murderers that fed the imagination of the young doctor's apprentice to create one of the greatest detectives of all time.

Elementary” you may say?

 

An original and unique tour of Edinburgh as you've never seen it before to hear new stories and anecdotes about the city that has continued to inspire artists and visitors !


 

Duration: 2h00

Price: £ 150 per group up to 7 people , +£15.50 per additional participant

Please note, young detectives (under 18) must be with an adult.

Meeting Point: 87 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2HJ, UK

How to find our guide : look for our guide who wears a deerstalker hat!

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Full Day Sherlock Holmes and Investigation in Edinburgh
in English or French

Multiple people have gone missing near St Margaret Loch, close to Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh. As the population accuses a strange monster, some whisper that it may be tied to something a lot more sinister. Who took the villagers, and is there any way to save them?

To solve this mystery, you will start your day training yourselves by retracing the steps of Arthur Conan Doyle with our tour guide, and discover the places which inspired the author when he created the famous Sherlock Holmes. After the private tour, warm yourself in a Victorian pub in the city centre and enjoy a delicious Scottish meal. Then, head to an underground prison for an immersive story and mini escape game. A costumed actor will welcome you and narrate the case of the St Margaret Loch. As detectives, your choices will impact directly how the story unfolds. Will you talk to witnesses to find clues about what is going on? Decide to complete puzzles to try to crack strange riddles left across Edinburgh? Or something elementary?

Grab your bowler hat or deerstalker and dive into the 19th century! 

Duration: 5h

Price: £420 for a group of 3 people + £62 per additional participant (up to 7 per group)

Lunch and snacks included

Please note, young detectives (under 18) must be with an adult, and over 7 years old for a standard visit.

Meeting Point: Next to Covenanters Memorial - 87 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2HJ, UK 

How to find our guide : look for our guide who wears a deerstalker hat!

A dedicated Thunderdices guide will be with you throughout the day to help you solve the case!

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Full Day Sherlock Holmes Murder and Medecine in Edinburgh
in English only

You have received a letter from Arthur Conan Doyle himself!

He asks you to gather information to help him to write his next – and last – Sherlock Holmes novel. For this, he has sent you to meet his former professor from Edinburgh Medical School, who will be able to help you.

 

​You will start your day by retracing the steps of Arthur Conan Doyle with our tour guide and discovering the places which inspired the author when he created his famous Sherlock Holmes stories. After the private tour, warm yourself in a Victorian pub in the city centre and enjoy a delicious Scottish meal.

Participate in a themed escape game, before heading for a self-guided tour of Surgeons' Hall, the medical museum of the capital where skeletons and apprentices meet in the name of science. In Surgeons' Hall, don't miss the Sherlock Holmes exhibit where you will learn how the medical innovations of the 19th century influenced Sherlock's deductive process!

Then finish your day in the underbelly of Edinburgh, the historic vaults of the city, to learn more about the crimes which shook the city.

Duration: 6h

Price: £420 for a group of 3 people + £102.5 per additional participant (up to 7 per group)

Lunch, Museum tickets and Escape Game included

Please note, young detectives (under 18) must be with an adult, and over 12 years old for a standard visit.

Meeting Point: Next to Covenanters Memorial - 87 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2HJ, UK 

Our guides will be with your all morning and will provide you with all the tickets and maps so you can enjoy a great afternoon. Any questions any problems ? You can contact us at all time, our staff will be there to help and guide you.

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Education never ends, Watson. It is a series of lessons, with the greatest for the last.
                                                   ― Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, His Last Bow

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Roleplaying Game in Edinburgh
Sherlock Holmes' lighthouse case

in English or French

The Flannan Isle Lighthouse was manned by 3 men. In December 1900, a shift in staff was overdue, as a tempest was blocking all the boats in the harbour. However, when the Hesperus boat reached the lighthouse, all 3 men had disappeared...

Conan Doyle is fascinated by the mystery and you have been tasked to investigate it, but strange things keep happening.

​Grab your your magnifying glass and become a detective during a 2h immersive story and mini escape game in an underground prison at the heart of Edinburgh. A costumed actor will welcome you and narrate the case. As detectives, your choices will impact directly how the story unfolds. Will you talk to local fisherman to try to better understand the men who disappeared? Decode the Morse code messages left in the lighthouse? Find clues and witnesses to solve the case!

Price: £254 per group until 3 people, + £44.50 per additional participant.
We include in our games a large magical spread of sweets and drinks.

Please note, young detectives (under 18) must be with an adult.

Meeting Point: 1A Parliament Square, Edinburgh EH1 1RF

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