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Scott Monument Tours and Tickets

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One of Edinburgh’s most recognizable landmarks, the Scott Monument is a tribute to celebrated Scottish author and Edinburgh native son Sir Walter Scott. This imposing gothic tower stands 200 feet (61 meters) tall and dominates the skyline of New Town. Climb the 287 steps to the top for splendid views over the city.

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Scott Monument, E. Princes St Gardens, Edinburgh, Scotland
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City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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An Edinburgh bus tour is the perfect way to hear commentary on city sights and get a panoramic overview. This City Sightseeing tour of Edinburgh lets you hop on and off at several strategically placed stops as many times as you like. Board the open-top double-decker bus and travel the entire route, or stop at Edinburgh Castle, the National Museum and many more. Buses depart regularly and tickets are valid for 24 hours from first use.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$19.62
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$19.62

Edinburgh Hop-on Hop-off City Tour

Edinburgh Hop-on Hop-off City Tour

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As Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh packs historical monuments, regal landmarks, cultural destinations, and more—and this hop-on hop-off bus tour provides a thorough introduction to the city’s top sights. Pick between 7 days ticket options, and board and disembark as and when you wish. On-board commentary will share the stories behind landmarks like the Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh Castle, and more.
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.39
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$18.39

Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour in Edinburgh
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Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour in Edinburgh

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Explore famous landmarks and hidden secrets in Edinburgh on this walking tour. Explore Edinburgh’s famous Royal Mile with a guide, and gain insight into famous writers and inventors who have called the city home. Hear tales of Scotland's national bard—Robert Burns—and discover top landmarks such as St. Giles’ Cathedral and the National Galleries of Scotland. Capture Edinburgh through the eye of your camera as you go, and find out what makes this ancient city tick.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.91
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Edinburgh Afternoon Tea Experience
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Edinburgh Afternoon Tea Experience

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Knowing the best spots for a quintessential British experience in Edinburgh can be tricky. Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea on a vintage Routemaster bus tour, and cruise past city landmarks including Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace as you sample fresh scones, sandwiches, and tea. Choose a departure time to suit your schedule, and capture stylish snaps on board the classic vehicle.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.36
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$45.36

Edinburgh Castle to Arthur's Seat Tour: Private & Custom

Edinburgh Castle to Arthur's Seat Tour: Private & Custom

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Kickstart your stay in Scotland’s capital city on a private and personalized tour that provides a great introduction to Edinburgh for first-time visitors. Rather than following a set schedule, you’ll collaborate with your guide to create an itinerary that’s suited to your interests. Plus, you can choose to explore on foot or by vehicle.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.16
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Edinburgh walking tasting tour with Secret Food Tours

Edinburgh walking tasting tour with Secret Food Tours

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Scotland is renowned for its unique cuisine, but Edinburgh’s foodie hotspots are best explored with a local guide. On this small-group walking tour, discover the UNESCO-listed Old and New Towns, and sample Scottish classics such as Haggis, Neeps and Tatties, Scotch whisky, and afternoon tea.
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  • 3 hours
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$93.18
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Silent Disco Adventure Tour
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Silent Disco Adventure Tour

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Explore the streets of Edinburgh on this fun walking tour. As you listen to popular theme songs and hits through your headset, sing along and dance past landmarks like St. Giles' Cathedral, the Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh Waverley Station, and more. This is an alternative to the traditional tour groups.
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  • 1 hour
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$22.68
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Edinburgh Private Tours with a Local Guide, Tailored to Your Interests

Edinburgh Private Tours with a Local Guide, Tailored to Your Interests

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Discover the secrets of Edinburgh as a local host accompanies you during this private, personalized experience. Learn about a more authentic side to the city that many travelers won’t see, visiting both popular attractions and hidden spots over the course of a day. The schedule is flexible, so make your own sightseeing suggestions or take advantage of your host’s insider insight and recommendations.
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  • 8 hours
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$245.22
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Private Edinburgh City Tour

Private Edinburgh City Tour

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Explore Edinburgh from the comfort of your own personal minibus on a private tour of the Scottish capital city. While listening to informative commentary from your guide, you’ll gaze at the Gothic silhouette of Edinburgh Castle and hear about the historic Royal Mile. Ascend Calton Hill for panoramic city views, admire the grand architecture of the Palace of Holyroodhouse and become engrossed by tales of witchcraft, body snatching, and a loyal dog. This private tour ensures you’ll receive undivided attention from your guide while experiencing the best Edinburgh has to offer.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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WHOLE DAY EDINBURGH TOUR INCLUDING SCOTTISH LUNCH With a LOCAL EXPERT!

WHOLE DAY EDINBURGH TOUR INCLUDING SCOTTISH LUNCH With a LOCAL EXPERT!

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Edinburgh is an historic city overlooked by volcanic hills and weatherbeaten by sea winds—explore the whole thing on this all-encompassing tour. Travel like a local using public transport as well as on foot, and find hidden gems everywhere you turn. Enjoy lunch by the beach made with Scottish local ingredients, then walk up to Calton Hill and see views over the whole of Edinburgh.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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Private Edinburgh Photography Tour
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Private Edinburgh Photography Tour

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Explore the deeper beauty of Edinburgh with a 3-hour private photography tour. Unlock creative vision and gain insights into photography you never thought possible as an expert photographer guides your tour beyond Royal Mile to explore unique shooting opportunities throughout this great city. From local landmarks to hidden gems, expect thrilling photographic experiences while learning indispensable tips on composition that allow for truly captivating images bursting with inspiration. Each tour is custom tailored, so come prepared for something special every time.
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  • 3 hours
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$139.47
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Edinburgh Private Walking Tour

Edinburgh Private Walking Tour

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Explore Edinburgh with a private guide during this walking tour. Meet your local guide right at your hotel and set out to see the city’s popular landmarks along with some off the beaten path places. Explore the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle and visit a historic pub for lunch. The itinerary of this private tour can be customized according to your interests.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Edinburgh: Self-Guided City Experience

Edinburgh: Self-Guided City Experience

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Get to know Edinburgh at your preferred pace by choosing a self-guided tour. Avoid the rush of keeping up with a tour group, and simply use your smartphone to listen to audio commentary that guides you around the city. Along the way, hear stories about over 90 points of interest—including Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. You can also customize your route and choose when to take breaks.
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  • 1 day
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Harry Potter's Edinburgh guide

Harry Potter's Edinburgh guide

So, you arrive in Edinburgh and want to know all about Harry Potter and JK Rowling in a safe way. You have 3 choices available to you. 1.Go on a crowded guided tour and see all those sights you read about before you came. 2. Walk around aimlessly hoping that the Gods of tourism will guide you. 3. Go to snikkit dot com and see all that Harry Potter left behind in Edinburgh. Snikkit dot com will show you everything Potter about this place. The main sites The history The people And you have 48 hours to do it! But also along with Harry Potter we offer you a free tour of the city (for a limited time). This is your tour at your own pace and at your convenience. We have done all the homework for you and found and researched all the stories and facts you need for an enlightening self guided tour of Harry Potter's Edinburgh. Once logged in you are the boss, you decide what you want to see and when you want to see it and stay safe.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
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Edinburgh Self Guide

Edinburgh Self Guide

So, you arrive in Edinburgh and want to know all about it. You have 3 choices available to you. 1. Go on a guided tour and see all those sights you read about before you came. 2. Walk around aimlessly hoping that the Gods of tourism will guide you. 3. Go to snikkit dot com and see what like minded locals want you to see about their home. Snikkit dot com will show you everything about a place on a simple, easy to use interactive map. The main sites The history The people But also the small stories, the best pubs and bars, where the locals eat and much much more. This is your tour at your own pace and at your convenience. We have done all the homework for you and found and researched all the stories and facts you need for an enlightening self guided tour of Edinburgh's history, architecture, music, ghosts, murders and culture. Once logged in you are the boss, you decide what you want to see and when you want to see it.
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  • 3 to 12 hours
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Private Edinburgh New Town History Tour - The Athens of the North

Private Edinburgh New Town History Tour - The Athens of the North

Wander the streets of the Georgian New Town where Scottish ingenuity paved the way to the modern era. Retrace the steps of the philosphers, artists, scientists, and engineers who dared to think of a better tomorrow and made Edinburgh a hotbed of genius. The tour concludes with beautiful views from the top of Calton Hill, where you will discover a not so ancient Greek temple and learn about a curious way to tell the time. Our tours are private, with customisable content, duration and routes, so we can focus on the aspects of Edinburgh's history that our guests are most interested in. Calton Hill may prove difficult for those in a wheelchair or with baby strollers. If you have any concerns please let us know prior and we can adapt your tour accordingly.
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  • 2 hours
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Private Walking Tour: The Edinburgh of Sherlock Holmes
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Private Walking Tour: The Edinburgh of Sherlock Holmes

Step into the world of Victorian Edinburgh and unlock the secrets behind Sherlock Holmes on this private walking tour. Follow in Arthur Conan Doyle's footsteps to uncover how this iconic detective was born, as you learn about the local mysteries from an expert guide. This costumed guide will lead you through narrow passageways while revealing details on 19th century medicine, justice systems—even true crimes that fired up young Dr. Doyle’s imagination and led him to create one of literature’s greatest detectives ever known. This unique tour is sure to leave an indelible memory on your trip to Edinburgh.
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  • 2 hours
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$232.95
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Private 6-Day Christmas Tour in Scotland and Edinburgh
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Private 6-Day Christmas Tour in Scotland and Edinburgh

Tour of 6 days + 5 nights + accommodation + full breakfasts included. Airport and hotel transfers included. Hogmanay celbration. Optional dinners. 460 Miles / 740 Km. This great 5-day Tour and Vacation program can be booked throughout the year. Obviously, due to its title and content, the most indicated date is December 27 of each year, however the program can be carried out throughout the year enjoying free time during the Christmas performances. Live with us the magical and famous Christmas in Edinburgh and its HOGMANAY! You will also visit the most famous places in Scotland including Loch Ness! For the whole family, group or making new friends! Regions to visit: Magical Edinburgh - The Caledonian Canal - Loch Ness - Cairngorms National Park - Perthshire - The Highlands - Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park - Lochaber - The Kingdom of Fife and much more!
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  • 6 days
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Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off City and Britannia Joint Tour

Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off City and Britannia Joint Tour

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If you prefer some independence to being driven around on a tour bus, create your own itinerary and explore Edinburgh at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off bus tour. You can board and disembark the bus anywhere you like along the route for the duration of your 7-days ticket is valid. Your combined two-tour ticket can be used on both routes: the Edinburgh City Tour and Edinburgh Britannia Tour.
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes to 1 hour 23 minutes
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Edinburgh New Town - Private Photography Tour

Edinburgh New Town - Private Photography Tour

Photograph Edinburgh's beautiful Georgian New Town with your own private photography guide. All smartphones & camera types welcome. You'll photograph all the highlights with a local photographer who has lived in the city for nearly 50 years. You'll get lots of useful travel photography tips and learn all about one of Europe's finest neoclassical UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Your guide will help you discover and photograph all the New Town's top attractions, quickly and efficiently, saving you lots of time. Uncover and photograph all the hidden gems you might not otherwise find on your own. This tour includes Circus Lane, one of Edinburgh's most beautiful streets. Your friendly, local guide looks forward to showing you the best of Edinburgh's New Town and extending a warm welcome to you and everyone in your group.
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  • 2 hours
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$165.52
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Small-Group Photography Tour of Edinburgh

Small-Group Photography Tour of Edinburgh

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Enjoy a 2.5-hour small group photography tour of Edinburgh. Join a wondrous journey, revealing the city's captivating history and culture—all while taking pictures. Explore the hidden gems of this wonderful Scottish capital without getting lost in big crowds. Even if photography isn't your strong suit, rest assured: by learning useful tips from a professional photographer-guide along with way; you're guaranteed fabulous shots that will last a lifetime.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$67.43
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Highlights of Edinburgh old town! Ideal for first time visitors
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Highlights of Edinburgh old town! Ideal for first time visitors

See some of Edinburgh's hidden gems of Edinburgh of the private tour which shows the capital through the eye of a local. Designed to first time visitors to the capital, this private tour you will get the undivided attention of your guide and if you wish you can personalise it to see what you would like to. Perfect for first time visitors to Edinburgh
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  • 3 hours
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Edinburgh Self-Guided Audio Tour

Edinburgh Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Short and highly selective information in the audio commentary for top 14 tourist attractions in around Edinburgh Highlights of this Self-Guided Audio Tour • It allows you to go as per your own convenience of time, pace and location. • Simply use our personally created itinerary (if required). • Not necessary to download any location tracking apps. It can be listened online in any devices (smartphones, tablets, laptops, etc.) • Available in multiple languages, you can choose the one you’re most comfortable with (should be selected at the time of booking) • It is one of the best options with lowest price for travelers who prefer flexibility on their tour. • If you have any questions about any attractions, No worries, we will answer in your language instantly.
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  • 1 to 6 hours
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