New year is a big deal in Scotland, as anyone who has been in Edinburgh during the city's annual Hogmanay extravaganza will attest - but from 16 February we also celebrate the Chinese New Year, as we move into a whole new phase of the zodiacal calendar!
Welcome to the Year of the Dog, and with 8 being a lucky number in Chinese culture, 2018 is an extra special year!
With plenty of Chinese eateries to choose from in Edinburgh, you may be surprised to learn that the very first Chinese restaurant in the city - serving customers in the 1940s - was above a shop at the end of Chambers Street, where the modern wing of the National Museum of Scotland stands today.
And there are plenty of dogs around Edinburgh too - I've even written about them before!
So to celebrate 2018 being the Chinese Year of the Dog, my canine co-guide Monty and I are offering a lucky 8% discount on all private Tours With Paws booked before the end of February!
Simply book online for any available tour date in 2018,* select the Tours With Paws option, and then enter the code DOG2018 just above the payment box to get the discount!
Monty and I look forward to meeting you and saying 欢迎来到爱丁堡 - although our pronunciation may leave a little to be desired...!
Book your private tour online today!
Terms and Conditions:
Offer applies to any private tour with the Tours With Paws option selected, booked and paid in full online before 23:59 on 28 February 2018, using discount code DOG2018. *The usual caveats apply that Monty may not join your tour if he's unwell, or if the weather is unsuitable - he won't walk in the rain, or if it's unusually hot. He also won't join tours during August - sorry! - as the city gets too crowded and it's not much fun being at ankle height during the chaos of the festival season.
Edinburgh Expert Walking Tours is run by Gareth Davies, an adopted native of Edinburgh since 1998...