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The Royal Military Tattoo, Edinburgh City Tour, Rosslyn Chapel Tour and Dinner from Edinburgh

Edinburgh is at its busiest during the Royal Military Tattoo but you can get away from the crowds on this private guided tour. Traveling in minibus in the company of just your party and a guide, explore the city streets from the medieval Old Town to the Georgian New Town before heading out of town to Rosslyn Chapel. Enjoy a 4-course dinner back in the city before taking your reserved seats for the spectacle that is the Military Tattoo, an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, and dance.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Edinburgh Famous Underground Ghost Tour

Edinburgh is known for its dark past, and this 75-minute evening walking tour is the original one to showcase the city's historically sinister and spooky side. Discover the hidden ‘wynds’ (alleys) and closes of the Old Town as you learn their mysteries and horrors; visit the ghost-ridden Greyfriars Kirkyard; and explore the city’s underground vaults to uncover their spirits and secrets. Your tour is led by a creepily costumed guide.
  • Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
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Underground Walking Tour in Edinburgh

Step off the tourist trail and explore the Scottish capital’s hidden secrets on this 1 hour underground walking tour in Edinburgh. Follow a guide from the South Bridge in Edinburgh Old Town down below street level, where a series of ancient vaults lie. As you explore the dark passageways, learn why the vaults were built, hear of the poor souls who sought refuge in the depths and discover a hidden witchcraft temple. Gain insight into city life during the 18th century, and learn of the deadly diseases which threatened Edinburgh’s inhabitants.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Loch Lomond, The Highlands and Doune Castle Day Trip from Edinburgh

Take in Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and the Scottish Highlands on this adventurous day trip from Edinburgh. Explore the bustling city of Glasgow with a guide and gain insight into its industrial past. Head into the Highlands for panoramic views over majestic Loch Lomond. Visit pretty towns and villages such as Aberfoyle, Balloch and Callander around the Trossachs National Park, and discover top attractions including 14th-century Doune Castle and Stirling Castle. Along the way, gain insight into Scotland’s rich heritage and learn what makes the country so special.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Private 2hr Tour of Edinburgh in a Mini Cooper

Make sure you see all the spots you wanted to in Edinburgh on this 2-hour private tour led by a private guide. Zoom past popular areas in a Mini Cooper, such as Calton Hill, Grassmarket, Dean Village, and Arthur's Seat. Plus, see one of Scotland’s oldest pubs and Edinburgh's secret garden.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Edinburgh Old Town History and Underground Vaults Ghost Tour

Delve into old Edinburgh’s history and often grisly past on this 1-hour Old Town and Underground Vaults walking tour. Explore the cobbled lanes off the Royal Mile as your costumed guide shares creepy and entertaining tales about murder, mysteries and the city's dark days. Then, explore the South Bridge vaults, once the lairs of bodysnatchers and killers, and thought to be haunted. An early afternoon departure makes the tour family-friendly.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Ekogoose, chauffuer driven eco-friendly bespoke tours of Edinburgh

Bespoke, all electric chauffeur driven tours of the historic and breath-taking Old and New Town of Edinburgh. Our buggies will shuttle you around places others can't reach, while our expert drivers explain the various sites along the way. Each tour last approximately two hours, prices range from £22.50-£35pp, with numerous stops for passengers to get out, take photos and enjoy the spectacular views Edinburgh has to offer. Included in the service is a pick up and drop off service from your hotel ensuring all you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy one of our exciting tours. Honk Honk!
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Ghost and Torture Tour in Edinburgh

Take a step back into the Scottish capital’s grisly past on this 1-hour ghost and torture tour in Edinburgh. Follow a guide through Edinburgh’s historic Old Town and hear tales of crime, witchcraft and deceit! Learn of the poor souls left to rot in jail and hear of the plight of the city’s many plague victims. On this gruesome and grimy tour, gain insight into the Edinburgh of a bygone era and see the city in a whole new light. Afterward, enjoy free entry into the torture museum.
  • Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
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  • Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
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Free Walking Tour

This free walking tour of Edinburgh is a great choice for first-time visitors who want to get their bearings of the city and learn more about its history. By exploring the city with a guide, you’ll be able to stop looking at a map and focus on enjoying the sites around you. Your guide will teach you about secret places locals love, as well as the Old Town’s most famous sites. Highlights include St. Giles’ Cathedral, the Mercat Cross, Edinburgh Castle, and much more. 
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Edinburgh Real Fear Ghost Tour: Old Town, Cemetery, and Underground Vaults

Edinburgh’s stately streets hide a darker, more mysterious side of the city, rooted in its 18th-century slums, ‘wynds,’ (alleyways), and vaults. This 75-minute tour takes you back in time to this shadowy world, exploring dark cobbled lanes, a haunted cemetery, and underground vaults. As you explore, your costumed guide shares captivating tales of the city’s history, along with stories of ghosts, murders, crimes, and more.
  • Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
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Chauffeur Driven Private Sightseeing Tour of Edinburgh

Explore Edinburgh without the hassle of driving or using public transit on a private sightseeing tour with round-trip hotel transport. Your driver, who navigates for you, points out top landmarks and architectural gems, from Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood House. With the flexibility to customize your itinerary and inside recommendations from your driver, this private tour is a popular choice for newcomers who wish to orient themselves in the city.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Edinburgh City Tour by Glass-Roofed Convertible Mini-Coach

Ride through Edinburgh in a glass-roofed, convertible mini coach on this 50-minute hop-on-hop-off tour. Learn the history, culture and traditions of this UNESCO World Heritage Site with a small group of fellow travelers, limited to 15 people or fewer. Stop by some of the area's top attractions, such as the Grassmarket, Edinburgh Castle and Edinburgh’s central university area. Hear an insider's perspective on the vibrant city via the onboard audio commentary.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Ghost and Gore Walking Tour of Edinburgh

Delve into Edinburgh’s ghoulish side with an 80 minute early evening walking tour of the city’s eeriest sites!  As you venture down the historic  Royal Mile you will hear tales of torture, witchcraft, plague and mayhem from your local ghoslty guide – Mr Alexander Clapperton (deceased) – a former Edinburgh cemetery director.  Learn about and meet infamous apparitions such as the Mad Monk of Cowgate, the witch Agnes Fynnie, and the wild and bloody Higlander Rhuari McLeod.  Prepare yourself for a night of good fun in the shadows!
  • Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes
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  • Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes
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Terror Walking Tour in Edinburgh

Experience spine-tingling thrills and supernatural chills on this 1.5-hour adults-only terror walking tour in Edinburgh. Take a journey along the cobbled streets of Edinburgh’s historic Old Town with a guide and delve deep into the city’s dark past. When darkness has descended on the city, explore hidden underground vaults once used to hold criminals of deepest guilt — and others — and take in top city landmarks including St Giles’ Cathedral by night. Hear of the notorious Tolbooth Prison and the troubled souls it held, and enter the terrifying torture museum.
  • Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
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  • Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
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Edinburgh Marathon Festival Running Tour

Jog around Edinburgh and see more of the city than you would walking on a 90-minute running tour. Climb Calton Hill for panoramic views, and jog through the Old and New Town, stopping at famous and unexpected sights to discover their history. Your run covers about 4.3 miles (7 kilometers), with pace set by your small group of 15 or fewer. Souvenirs of a running T-shirt, Edinburgh poster, and other extras are included.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Outlander Walking Tour of Edinburgh's Old Town and Royal Mile

Take the guesswork out of your Outlander pilgrimage on this guided walking tour that takes you to the exact locations featured in the TV series and novels. In a small group of no more than 12 people, see such sites as Jamie's printshop and the Tolbooth prison while learning from your guide about life in Edinburgh during and after the time of the Jacobite uprisings.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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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: 1 day
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  • Duration: 1 day
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Edinburgh goes pop

Dive head-first into Edinburgh’s pop culture and discover the films, books, and TV shows that were set in or inspired by the Scottish capital. From fan favorites like Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, and Outlander, to classics like Jekyll and Hyde, Frankenstein, and Dracula—this tour will show you a side of Edinburgh that most visitors miss out on.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Mile to the Museum with National Museum of Scotland

Combine a walking tour with a museum visit during this Edinburgh tour. Meet your guide in the Old Town at Mercat Cross and explore popular landmarks along the Royal Mile on foot. Afterwards, visit the National Museum of Scotland and follow your guide on a tour of the collections. Taste traditional fare including freshly baked scones and tea at the Museum Brasserie.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Greyfriars Kirkyard Tour in Edinburgh

Located in the heart of Edinburgh, the Greyfriars Kirkyard is rich in history—and on this in-depth, nighttime tour, you’ll discover a side of the landmark that most visitors miss. Follow your guide to the cemetery’s key points of interest, learn about the characters buried here with an interactive projector tour, and even discover how Greyfriars inspired Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling.
  • Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
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  • Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
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Edinburgh City Tour: Uncover Stories of Crime and Punishment

Sonny, an Edinburgh local, offers you a tour of HIS Edinburgh, taking you along the streets that he knows and following the stories of crimes, hangings, and jail time! Hear Sonny’s story and uncover his journey!Take a walking tour of Edinburgh, learn about the crime and punishment in Edinburgh and discover the local history and the issue of homelessness in Scotland today
  • Duration: 1 hour
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  • Duration: 1 hour
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Edinburgh's Authors for Kids

On this two hour tour, we dive into Edinburgh’s most famous authors, from Robert Burns to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to, yes, J.K. Rowling. We’ll visit the Writers’ Museum, learning about the legacy of the city’s most famous authors (and maybe don a 19th century outfit in the process) before visiting some of the most important sites in the city for the creation of Harry, Ron, and Hermione.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Edinburgh City Tour - The Paths of Inspirational Women

Make your tour of Edinburgh really count—and discover the city's undertold stories—by booking this socially-minded tour. Led by a guide with personal experience of homelessness, walk through Edinburgh in the footsteps of the city's inspirational women including Maggie Dickinson, J.K. Rowling, and Eslie Ingles. Visit the social enterprise Grassmarket Community Project; explore City Chambers, High Street, and Blackfriars Street, and finish at Serenity Café, the U.K.'s first addiction recovery cafe.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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  • Duration: 1 hour
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Outander location and historical background in Edinburgh

*Please note as this is a private tour we require at least 3 people to be present for the tour to depart** Also, please let us know when booking if you prefer the 10am slot or the 1.30pm slot.The tour mixes in visiting filming locations, seeing places mentioned in the books, finding out about the background to the Jacobites and the Fraser clan as well as finding out about life in Scotland and Edinburgh around the period in which Outlander is set.
  • Duration: 90 to 120 minutes
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  • Duration: 90 to 120 minutes
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