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Tour of St Andrews and Historic Fife

Tour of St Andrews and Historic Fife featuring a visit to Falkland Palace and Anstruther , Fife. St Andrews is the home of golf , and also features a castle , a ruined cathedral and an ancient university
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Edinburgh Castle and Old Town Walking Tour

Discover the best that Edinburgh has to offer during this private walking tour. From the top of the Royal Mile, explore the grounds of the beautiful Edinburgh Castle, home to the Crown Jewels, then make your way through Old Town Edinburgh and learn about the city’s history. After a delicious pub lunch—not included—take a tour of the Palace of Holyroodhouse, once occupied by Mary Queen of Scots.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Day Trip to Falkirk to Visit the World-Famous Kelpies and Falkirk Wheel

Visit multiple out-of-the-box attractions on this private Scottish day trip to Falkirk, capped at four people. Tour stunning Callendar House, the expansive estate that dates back six centuries, and get a peek at the sky-high Kelphies sculptures, a tribute to hard-working Scottish horses. Pickup can be arranged from any location in Edinburgh.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Edinburgh Sky to Sea Bike Tour by Manual or E-Bike

Our 3 hour Sky to Sea bike tour takes us to the highest and lowest points of Edinburgh accessible by tarmac on a choice of manual or e-bike. From our very own volcano, Arthur's Seat, with its panoramic views across the city, to the golden sandy beaches and sea views at Portobello. We also pay a visit to the Port of Leith, with over 600 years of maritime history. Transport to the start of the route is provided free of charge, in our custom bike bus. 
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Private 4 Hour Tour of Edinburgh in a Spacious 6-seater Mercedes

Soak up the amazing sights of both the Old and New Town of Edinburgh in the comfort of a Mercedes 6-seat vehicle during this 4 hour tour. This private tour is perfect for the visitor who has limited time and who wants to see all of the major attractions. You will have time to get out, walk around and take photos and to learn about this beautiful medieval city from your guide. Or perhaps, you are a visitor who simply wants a shorter tour to orientate yourself to the layout of the city with hints and tips from your guide on the best places to visit, eat and shop in your own time. Here are just some of the places that you will be able to stop at on your tour:Edinburgh CastleGrassmarketGreyfriars BobbyRoyal MileSt Giles CathedralMercat CrossPalace of Holyrood HouseArthur's SeatCalton HillWalter Scott MonumentNew TownDean Village
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Outlander tours Lallybroch and Castle Leoch

On this tour we visit various locations used for filming the hit series Outlander, including Lallybroch . Based on the best selling novels by Diana Gabaldon, Outlander is filmed at Doune Castle ( Castle Leoch ) and Falkland in Fife ( Inverness ). Tours start at 10 am . Our private group tours take up to four people to three Jamie Fraser Outlander filming locations. We also offer bespoke private tours with the option of choosing your own itinerary .
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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JK Rowling's Edinburgh, a 3-Hour Walking Tour Inspired by Harry Potter

Learn about J.K. Rowling and the origins of the Harry Potter books during a 3 hour walking tour of Edinburgh. See places that inspired Rowling such as the Balmoral Hotel and University of Edinburgh's Old College; locales that shaped the Dementors and Ministry of Magic; and cafes where Rowling liked to write. Your guide is a Harry Potter fan who shares fascinating details about the wizarding world in Edinburgh.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Edinburgh Super Saver: Royal Edinburgh History Experience and Ghostly Underground Vaults History Tour

Pack two tours into one day with this Edinburgh tour package, which includes a 1.5-hour royal Edinburgh history tour and a 1-hour ghostly underground vaults history tour. On the first tour, learn about the truths and myths of Edinburgh’s royal history as you make your way down the Royal Mile. Choose to add admission to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, which you can explore before setting off on your second tour. Then, go down in the vaults below Blair Street to become more familiar with the city’s dark history.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Half Day Outlander Highlights Tour

Visit some of Outlander's most iconic film locations with a fellow fan who is also a qualified tour guide. Hear about the history of the locations and stories from filming. Walk through the woods to Jamie's Cave location. See the location of Jamie's Duel. Walk the streets of Paris and see the Brothel in France. Walk in the Footsteps of Roger and Bree as the visited Fort William and see the location of the Flogging. Sit on the steps of Lallybroch and soak in the atmosphere. This is a private tour with admissions included so you can sit back and enjoy the experience with you fellow fan and Driver/Guide.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Mary Queen of Scots tours - Private Tours Edinburgh

Our tour features a visit to the key places in the life of Mary Queen of Scots including her birthplace Linlithgow Palace , Stirling Castle , Loch Leven and Falkland Palace.  The new Mary Queen of Scots film features Oscar Nominee Saoirse Ronan in the role of the ambitious Mary, whose attempts to reclaim the throne of Scotland incurs the wrath of the virgin queen, Elizabeth I, played by Margot Robbie.Linlithgow PalaceLinlithgow Palace is where Mary was born in 1542.Next to the Palace is St Michael’s Parish Church where Mary was baptised . A new bronze statue of Mary has been erected next to the church .Linlithgow Palace featured as Wentworth Prison in Outlander.Mary Queen of Scots was released in January 2019 , written by Beau Willimon, based on John Guy's biography Queen of Scots. The film stars Saoirse Ronan as Mary, Queen of Scots and Margot Robbie as her cousin Queen Elizabeth I .
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Highland whisky tour - Half day

Whisky tour from Edinburgh to the Highlands of Scotland. The only tour from that visits two Highland distilleries in half a day!Admission to two tours included, this includes a whisky tasting at each distillery. +Depart Edinburgh at 8:30am.+Visit two Highland distilleries and join their tours.+Visit a local Highland pub for lunch.+Finish off with third distillery tour.+Drive back to Edinburgh.+Return around 2:30pmTwo basic distillery tours paid for, this includes at least one whisky at each distillery.Lunch is not paid for.Any questions, please contact.Tour runs daily.We can make this tour a private tour if requested.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
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3-Hour Private Edinburgh Castle Tour

If you’re a history buff, no visit to Edinburgh is complete without a tour of Edinburgh Castle. Receive personalized attention on a private 3-hour tour, during which you’ll delve deep into the history of the Edinburgh icon and avoid long lines often in excess of two hours with a pre-booked entrance ticket. Plus, you’re guide collects you from your hotel to prevent you getting lost in Edinburgh’s winding streets.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
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7 Hills of Edinburgh experience - private tour

This is a tour for the active visitor! One of Edinburgh’s most unique and distinctive features is our amazing landscape of seven hills, roughly ringing the city. Each hill has its own unique atmosphere and setting, and each has its own stories to tell. Using our hybrid EV, you and your party will visit and then hike each hill, taking in Edinburgh’s greatest views and getting deep into Edinburgh’s landscape and culture.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Edinburgh Old Town Pub Crawl

Experience the nightlife of Edinburgh Old Town, and discover the backstreet pubs, cocktail lounges, and underground nightclubs that are loved by the locals. On a 5-hour tour of the city’s hot spots, you’ll meet other travelers, enjoy well-priced drinks, and even some free shots. The experience is for anyone aged 18 years old or older with valid photo ID.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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The Orange Pub Crawl - Edinburgh

Join our international Pub Crawl to explore a selection of some of the best pubs & clubs in Edinburgh! Come along and enjoy a night you won´t regret, including free shots, drinks discounts, queue jump, VIP club entrance and plenty of fun.We’ll guide you through a selection of some of the best pubs in Edinburgh, chosen with care, based on our own experience of the city. A tour through the Scottish capital’s nightlife, with an international atmosphere, where our great guides will take you to some of the best locations in town, including pubs, clubs, live music venues, and much more!With us, you’ll feel like a VIP in the city. If there’s a queue, you’ll jump it. If they’re charging an entry fee, you won’t pay it. Just like that! Plus, free shots and special drink prices in every bar, and of course, plenty of fun! What more could you ask for?
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Edinburgh Food Safari - we do the hunting, you do the eating

I was born and brought up in Edinburgh and am passionate about locally produced food - I made a 16-series TV programme about eating and cycling in Scotland, called The Woman Who Ate Scotland. I want the tour to be like a food-loving friend is taking you to their favourite places - like the best place to get scones warm from the oven, served with vanilla bean cream and home made jam. Guests get to meet the makers - the fishmonger who smokes the salmon, the marshmallow lady who makes the marshmallows, the butcher who makes the haggis. I also give guests a guided tour of the fascinating history of the 18th century UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE of The New Town.I have been running my unique food tours for four years and am used by tour companies such as Abercrombie and Kent and also VisitScotland. I can also tailor tours to suit your group from hen nights with safari hats to sourcing a piper to pipe you into a unique kilt shop!
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Historic Edinburgh, Newhaven and Leith Tour with morning coffee

As wonderful as the centre of Edinburgh is, very important and interesting historic sites are to be found not just there but right round the city - and particularly in Edinburgh's twin seaports of Newhaven and Leith. Getting out to see these fantastic places, which compliment the stories of the Old and New Towns so well, is exactly what this tour is about. You'll see a set of sites which have never been curated as a single tour until now:-Newhaven Harbour, Edinburgh’s historic fishing port and naval HQ; birthplace of James IV’s spectacular Great Michael.-The historic port of Leith, trading centre and royal landing place.-The world’s oldest golf clubhouse, and both contenders for world’s first golf course!-The gathering spot for King James IV’s army before its defeat at Flodden.- Coffee stop (not inclusive) - The 17th century spring-house at Comiston, that supplied Edinburgh with fresh water.- Edinburgh’s oldest man-made structure, the standing stone known as the Caiy-Stane.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Expert Led Tour of Edinburgh's Old Town

Let’s begin our 3-hour Old Town Edinburgh Tour in Holyrood Park. We’ll walk down the Royal Mile to discuss the industrial past and social history of Edinburgh. In the Old Town, we’ll roam the Scottish alleyways and uncover the stories behind each one. We’ll visit the Canongate Tolbooth to learn more about the political aspects of the town, and tie it back to the Queen of Scots. We’ll end our tour at the Flodden Wall, where we’ll learn about how it kept the people of Edinburgh safe. •Head into Old Town by strolling along the Royal Mile•Visit the old Canongate Tollbooth•Explore the old walls, Flodden Walls, the surrounded Edinburgh and kept its citizens safe
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Guided Edinburgh Private Walking Tour

Embark on an enriching 3.5 or 7-hour walking tour of Edinburgh’s cultural and historical highlights with a private guide. While you listen to insightful commentary, you’ll visit iconic landmarks and hidden gems according to an itinerary tailored to your interests. Explore the cobbled streets of the Old Town, gaze at Edinburgh Castle on its rocky perch and ascend to the summit of Calton Hill for panoramic city views. On this private tour, you’ll receive the undivided attention of your guide while gaining unique insight into the Scottish capital.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Edinburgh Private Walking Tour

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.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Lallybroch Outlander location tour, 3 castles tour from Private Tours Edinburgh

Discover the real-life landmarks and fictional locations from Scotland’s hit TV show Outlander. Travel in the comfort of a private vehicle and enjoy the undivided attention of your private guide as you visit three memorable filming locations. Explore the real-life Lallybroch estate—Midhope Castle—the ancestral home of Jamie Fraser; see Linlithgow Palace, which doubles up as Wentworth Prison on screen; and visit the 15th-century Blackness Castle, where scenes at Fort William were shot.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Edinburgh Half Day Guided Private Tour in a Premium Minivan

Our comprehensive private guided Edinburgh tour is a fantastic way to explore the big sights and hidden gems of the Scottish Capital City on a half-day minivan tour. Taking a bespoke tour allows you to tailor your time Edinburgh to your exacting interests and requirements.Your friendly and knowledgeable driver guide will show you around Edinburgh's many sights onboard your private Mercedes Minivan. Hear the stories that make Edinburgh famous and learn about the cities often gruesome past. We'll venture through the historic old town, Royal Mile, Georgian new town and explore local areas full of history outside the city centre. We will tell you the stories and history that make each attraction come to life!Our vehicles are the perfect size to squeeze down the city's narrow streets and see the 'off the tourist trail' sights whilst still being spacious.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Best of Edinburgh: Digital city tour with over 100 sights to see

There's a new way to feel at home in Edinburgh. Combine public bus sightseeing and walking tours with high-quality audio narration, rich visuals, and offline navigable mapping to transform your smartphone into a smart assistant. This self guided sightseeing method is a state-of-the-art application that uniquely combines public transportation and walking tours with high-quality audio narration, rich visuals, helpful text and offline navigable mapping to transform your smartphone into a reliable travel companion. You’ll learn about curiosities, culture, stories, and secrets at over 100 points of interest, while listening to your local story tellers in a choice of six languages. You can navigate to personal drop-pins and travel across the city while enjoying auto-play commentary on carefully mapped routes using buses, trams, walking or bicycles. You will even receive help seeking out the best photo-spots and free Wi-Fi areas.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Explore Edinburgh's Wonderful Outdoors

Make the most of the stunning natural landscapes that surround Edinburgh, get outdoors to explore nature or relax in the open green spaces that you’ll find even in the heart of the city. Nestled between imposing hillsides and rocky crags, beautiful beaches and windswept coastal paths, Edinburgh has been blessed to be surrounded by so much natural beauty, and with a Host by your side you’ll soon see there’s no shortage of places to visit or outdoor activities to enjoy if you feel like getting back into nature! Head to the beach, climb Arthur’s Seat, visit the Botanic Gardens or discover an off the beaten path hiking trail - the possibilities are endless with a local to guide you! Within 24 hours of your booking, we will contact you to find out about your interests so we can assign a like-minded Host who will create a bespoke experience for you. Your Host will suggest an itinerary and agree a meeting time and place, but you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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