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Outlander Palaces and Jacobites Tour from Edinburgh

Discover the palaces and castles of TV’s ‘Outlander’ series on a 9.5-hour tour from Edinburgh. Visit some of the sites that starred in the fictional Jacobite saga, including Blackness Castle, the headquarters of Jack Randall, and Hopetoun House, the Duke of Sandringham’s residence. Explore Wentworth Prison, set in Linlithglow Palace, and see Midhope Castle (Lallybroch), Mercat Cross (Cranesmuir), and more, as you hear trivia on the series and its stars. Entrance fees are excluded.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Scottish Highlands Day Trip and Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Soak up the spirit of Scotland with a full-day trip through the Highlands and an evening viewing of the world-renowned Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Wind through the Highlands and marvel at the majesty of Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, then visit a local whisky distillery for a tour and tasting. Head back to Edinburgh for guaranteed entrance to the Military Tattoo –  an exciting light show and military performance on Edinburgh Castle’s esplanade.
  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
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Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour in Edinburgh

Explore famous landmarks and hidden secrets in Edinburgh on this 3-hour 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 such as Sir Walter Scott, Alexander Graham Bell and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Hear 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.
  • Duration: 2 to 3 hrs
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  • Duration: 2 to 3 hrs
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Whisky Masterclass Experience in Edinburgh

Take an in-depth look at one of Scotland’s most famous tipples on this whisky master class in Edinburgh. Follow a guide around the Diageo Claive Vidiz whisky collection — the largest collection of Scotch Whisky in the world — and gain insight into the 3,384 bottles’ origins. Challenge your taste buds and see how you score on a blind taste test of blended, single grain and single malt whiskies. Hear how different wood barrels influence the character of different whiskies in aging, and learn about the fine art of blending.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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3-day Isle of Skye, Loch Ness, and Scottish Highlands Tour from Glasgow

Ticking off attractions in mountainous Scotland can be difficult on a self-led tour. Discover Loch Ness, the Isle of Skye, and the Scottish Highlands on a 3-day tour from Glasgow or Edinburgh, with convenient round-trip transfer by air-conditioned coach. Customize your journey to suit you with the option to book with or without accommodation, and gain insight into the historic region from your guide’s commentary.
  • Duration: 3 days
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  • Duration: 3 days
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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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1 Day Group Outlander Tour

Spend the day following the footsteps of Claire and Jamie Fraser on this tour from Glasgow. Visit filming locations of Lallybroch (Midhope Castle), Fort William (Blackness Castle), Castle Leoch (Doune Castle) and the village of Cranesmuir (Culross). Your guide plays the part with period costuming, you can don a tartan as well if you choose.
  • Duration: 7 to 8 hours
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  • Duration: 7 to 8 hours
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Edinburgh New Town Whisky Tour

Get away from the crowded city center and taste some good-quality Scotches on this small-group walking tour around Edinburgh's New Town. Visit four bars loved by locals but missed by most visitors, including one bar that is home to more than 400 bottles of whisky. Along the way your guide shares their passion for Scotland's national drink through storytelling and insights into local culture.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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City of the Dead's Double Dead Tour

Can't decide whether to do the Underground City of the Dead Tour or the infamous City of the Dead Haunted Graveyard Tour? Then don't. Get the worst of both worlds with our Double Dead Tour. Led by an expert guide, you will venture into two of the most haunted places on the planet – the South Bridge Vaults AND the Covenanter’s Prison in Greyfriars Graveyard - lair of the Mackenzie Poltergeist, the best documented supernatural case of all time.  Only City of the Dead Tours have sole access.1hr 45 minute walking tour exploring Edinburgh's underground vaults and the Covenantor's Prison in Greyfriars Kirkyard, led by a local expert guide.
  • Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
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  • Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
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Loch Ness, Glencoe & The Highlands Tour From Edinburgh

Make the most of your time in Scotland and discover the best of the Highlands in a single day on this guided tour from Edinburgh. Travel to Trossachs National Park, the haunting valley of Glen Coe, and Loch Ness, reputed home of the famed monster while learning all about the country's rich and turbulent history. While soaking up the views your guide recounts tales of battles, folk heroes, massacres, and even reveals the dark side of whisky.
  • Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes
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Private 2 Hour Tour of Edinburgh

What better way to see the highlights of Edinburgh than in your own spacious and comfortable 6 seat Mercedes (or equivalent) vehicle. This tour really suits the visitor who wants to see as many of the main sights as possible in the shortest space of time. Just because it only lasts 2 hours doesn't mean that we will miss anything out.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh

Don’t let limited time in Scotland stop you visiting natural wonders such as the Isle of Sky and the Scottish Highlights. On this 3-day tour from Edinburgh, you’ll admire Dunkeld Cathedral; the 13th-century Eilean Donan Castle; and Loch Ness, home to the mythical monster of the same name. Plus, explore the Isle of Skye, gaze at the summit of Ben Nevis, and travel through the stunning Great Glen Way. Two nights accommodation and breakfasts are included.
  • Duration: 3 days
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  • Duration: 3 days
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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
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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2-Day Eilean Donan, Loch Ness and the North West Highlands tour

Experience Scotland’s dramatic landscapes with this two-day tour in the Highlands, including an overnight stay in the town of Fort William. Skip the hassle of a rental car and enjoy round-trip transportation from Edinburgh. Itinerary highlights include Doune Castle, Loch Ness, and the Commando Memorial. Learn about Scottish history from a local guide during this small-group tour.
  • Duration: 2 days
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  • Duration: 2 days
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Private Executive Minibus Tour of Edinburgh

Experiencing Edinburgh’s many highlights can be tricky on limited time. Maximize your visit on a private day tour, and discover landmarks including Arthur’s Seat, the Royal Mile, and Edinburgh Castle. Learn about the city’s history and culture from your guide, and travel the seven hills with ease via air-conditioned, panoramic minibus.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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2-Day Loch Ness, Inverness and the Highlands Tour from Edinburgh

See the rivers, lochs, and mountains of the Scottish Highlands during this two-day tour from Edinburgh. Leave the driving to your guide and take in the scenery as you journey to top landmarks in the region including Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, and Inverness. Taste Scotland’s famous whisky at Tomatin Distillery and visit the Highland Folk Museum before driving back to Edinburgh.
  • Duration: 2 days
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3 Day Outlander Tour

Immerse yourself in the world of Jamie and Claire and the harrowing times on the Scottish Highlands in this extensive three-day tour. Visit filming locations featured in the Outlander television series and important Scottish landmarks as you tour the county-side with your small group. You’ll see the spots that “acted” as Castle Leoch, the Duke of Sandringham’s French residence, Cranesmuir and Inverness. Touch the standing stones (if you dare) and stand at Culloden.  
  • Duration: 3 days
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Outlander and Jacobites Experience

Leave Glasgow behind and feel like you are spending the day with the Frasers in the 17th century. Visit various locations used for filming scenes in the Outlander series and learn where fact and fiction meet and diverge. Stops include Doune Castle (Castle Leoch), Culross (Claire’s herb garden), Mercat Cross (Cranesmuir), Blackness Castle (Fort William) and several others. There will also be stops at important landmarks of interest to fans of Scottish history.
  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
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Edinburgh City Centre and St Andrews Private Driving Day Tour

Cruise around Edinburgh in a traditional London taxi during this private tour. Limited to four people, this drive around Edinburgh and St. Andrews features several popular landmarks including the Scottish Parliament, The Royal Mile, and Edinburgh Castle. The itinerary includes time to explore attractions at your leisure and can be customized according to your interests.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Explore Edinburgh without the hassle of navigating on a private day tour with round-trip transport from your hotel. Unlike inflexible large-group tours, a private tour ensures that the day’s itinerary is customized according to your needs, interests, and time constraints. Your personal chauffeur navigates to both top Edinburgh landmarks and locations outside the city, including Stirling Castle or Loch Lomond.
  • Duration: 1 to 8 hrs
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  • Duration: 1 to 8 hrs
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The Outlander Tour

Outlander Photography tours are now available. These private tours are designed for every major fan and it is a bucket list-moment to get to visit the sets of your favorite show. You don’t have to be the biggest photography enthusiast to enjoy these tours as they are designed to be fun for everyone involved. As long as you take away with you some happy memories from your tour in Scotland we will be happy. Relive the books and explore ancient castles and wee villages that haven’t been changed since the 16th century. Meet the friendly locals and enjoy homemade cuisine from a family run tearoom in Falkland. A massive fan of the hit TV show, your tour guide for the day has actually appeared in Season 3 & 4 of Outlander so has lots of inside knowledge. We look forward to sharing this experience with you and giving you a day you’ll never forget. Haste Ye Back!
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Walking Tour of Edinburgh's New Town

Edinburgh’s UNESCO-listed New Town is replete with innovative monuments and history: as the birthplace of seminal inventions such as the telephone and anesthesia, the New Town’s prosperous past begs to be discovered. This 2.5-hour walking tour, ideal for history enthusiasts, takes you to top attractions such as Princes Street, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, and the Ross Fountain. Guide commentary reveals tales of secret Edinburgh societies, inventions of the Enlightenment period, and Edinburgh’s campaign to abolish slavery. 
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Edinburgh Royal Mile Walking Tour

Embrace the best that Edinburgh has to offer on a 3-hour small-group walking tour of the Royal Mile. You’ll cover everything along the famous route, starting in the Lawnmarket and following it down to Holyroodhouse and Scottish Parliament. Listen as your guide tells you the little-known stories of the city’s most important people and events, before returning to a central location.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Extended Architecture Tour of Edinburgh Old Town

Get a richer experience of Edinburgh's fascinating architecture than possible alone on this private guided tour led by a local architecture graduate. In the company of just your party and guide, learn about such native styles as Scottish Baronial, as well as foreign architectural influences on the capital's buildings, as you walk through the Old Town, along the famed Royal Mile and dipping into hidden closes (alleys) and courtyards en route to the strikingly modern Scottish Parliament Building.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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