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Scott Monument Tours and Activities

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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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$21.70
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$21.70

Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour in Edinburgh

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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$45.45
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$45.45

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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$50.17
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$50.17

3-Hour Secret Food Tour in Edinburgh w/ Private Tour Option

3-Hour Secret Food Tour in Edinburgh w/ Private Tour Option

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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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$100.11
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$100.11
Price varies by group size

Silent Disco Adventure Tour

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
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.98
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$22.98

Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

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Take a personalized tour from Edinburgh to Loch Ness on this day trip to the Scottish Highlands. See wooded lochs and tucked-away villages as you journey through spectacular scenery en route to Glencoe and Fort Augustus. Enjoy an optional boat tour in search of the Loch Ness Monster and traverse the picturesque Cairngorms National Park. Travel in a top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach with a small group limited to 16 passengers.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.48
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St Andrews & the Fishing Villages of Fife Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

St Andrews & the Fishing Villages of Fife Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

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Travel from Edinburgh to St. Andrews and Fife on this day trip from Edinburgh. Cross the Forth Road Bridge into the Kingdom of Fife and pass by the coastal villages of East Neuk. Then pay homage to the town of St. Andrews, home to Scotland's oldest university and the Old Course where golf is routinely played. Driving in a top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach, see Falkland and the Lomond Hills. Enjoy a small-group tour, limited to 16 people, for a memorable and personalized experience.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$57.73
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$57.73

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 24- and 48-hour 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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$13.56
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$13.56

Writers and Poets virtual tour of Scotland

Writers and Poets virtual tour of Scotland

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From poems of the ‘bonnie’ landscapes and character of the past to stories of some of the most well-known wizards and detectives of our time, all can in some way thank their beginnings to the streets of the beautiful city of Edinburgh. From the comfort of your own home you can join us as we virtually walk the streets of Edinburgh discovering were some of our favourite authors created their best selling stories and the inspiration behind some of the most well-known characters in literature. This is a tour perfect for all book lover no matter what genre, with a special mention of the Scottish dialect that some of the best Scottish writers and poets favoured over the past 300 years! To start, you will get instructions to log on and join your guide and fellow ‘virtual tourists’ on this fun filled interactive literature themed tour. After virtually meeting your guide at the birthplace of ‘The National Bard of Scotland’ on the west coast of Scotland.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$6.78
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$6.78

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
  • Free Cancellation
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$271.20
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$271.20
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Private Edinburgh City Tour in a Minibus

Private Edinburgh City Tour in a Minibus

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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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$687.17
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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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$116.62
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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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Discover Real Edinburgh and get the best all over experience of Scotland's capital city, including most important places in Edinburgh which are part of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Taste & Enjoy a delicious Scottish meal with a drink in a traditional Kitchen & Bar setup restaurant, right in front of the sea next to the beach! (vegan/veg/non-veg options) + drink. We will be travelling like locals in local buses, see and feel the city very closely as the native people go on about their day-to-day lives. Not only from the tourist point of view, but we will explore some of the hidden and secret things of Edinburgh's urban life, history, architecture and nature - that most of the visitors overlook. Along the way, we'll absorb the city’s breathtaking skyline view from Calton Hill a panoramic magic for only a few minutes uphill is absolutely worth it! You will learn about what real life was during the medieval times, how people lived, Edinburgh's history, geography, mythology and many more.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$131.53
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$131.53

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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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$293.20
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$293.20

Ghost Bus Tour and a Self-Guided Tour in Edinburgh

Ghost Bus Tour and a Self-Guided Tour in Edinburgh

Join the comedy-horror theatre experience on wheels. Back in your seat as your conductor whisks you through Edinburgh's most brutal bits of history on an ex-funeral bus! Hear the stories of murders, witch hunts, torture, and hauntings. Prepare to be scared! Please note: There is no seat reservation. The bus works on the first come - first seated basis. We recommend that you arrive at least 15 minutes early to get the best seat. Complete your experience with a self-guided tour that will show you the places you did not see from the bus.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.76
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$44.76

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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$8.48
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$8.48

Edinburgh: Self-Guided City Experience

Edinburgh: Self-Guided City Experience

- Discover Edinburgh's most famous and iconic landmarks, including Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse - Sophisticated mobile technology turns your smartphone into the ultimate travel companion for the duration of your stay - Tune into the multilingual audio commentary to hear interesting facts, stories and anecdotes for over 90 points of interest - Opt for one of many recommended walking routes or customise your own with personalised pinpoints - Audio guide available in English
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$11.48
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$11.48

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
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.51
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$30.51
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$13.55
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Private 6-Day Christmas Tour in Scotland and Edinburgh

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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$1,990.10
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$1,990.10

Private Sherlock Holmes and Edinburgh Mystery Tour

Private Sherlock Holmes and Edinburgh Mystery Tour

What brought 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 Conan Doyle's medical studies at Surgeons' Hall? During this tour, you will become Watson and try to solve the biggest mystery of all: the detective himself.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$212.89
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$212.89
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Private Edinburgh Photography Tour
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Private Edinburgh Photography Tour

Don’t limit yourself to just the Royal Mile; the Extended Photo tours take in both the Street Tour and the Night Tour so you can cover more ground and come away with more spectacular images. Let a professional photographer guide you through your setting as they whisk you to their favourite spots to capture the best images in the Capital. We will lead you to superb photographic opportunities for all kinds of subjects, from landmarks and people watching to hidden secrets and great views over the city, all the while offering practical tips and helping you to develop your own creative vision. Each tour is crafted to the skills and needs of the participants. Apart from taking photos, you can also expect to learn: Creative composition, using lines, repetition, camera angles Training your eye: composition, subjects, lighting Taking control of your camera: ƒ-stop, shutter speed, ISO and focusing Night photography basics Long exposure light streaking - cars, boats Reviewing your photography
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$154.25
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$154.25
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Should I book Scott Monument tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Scott Monument can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Scott Monument 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Scott Monument costs USD 6.78. Guided Scott Monument tours start around USD 6.78 per person.
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