Save valuable vacation time with skip-the-line access to Edinburgh Castle on this walking tour. Avoid hours of waiting in line and breeze right inside with your priority admission ticket. Then, listen to your guide's commentary about the Scottish landmark's history as you walk through one of Scotland's most famous landmarks.
Avoid the queues at the ticket office and head straight to the scanning point to explore at your own pace. Visit St. Margaret's Chapel, marvel at the Scottish Crown Jewels in the Royal Palace, and discover the battles that shaped Scottish history at the on-site National War Museum. Whichever part of Scotland’s royal past intrigues you, you’re sure to find it at this imposing fortress on Castle Rock.
Build your own custom (and cost-efficient!) tour of Scotland’s best attractions with the Historic Scotland Explorer Pass! With your 5-day or 14-day pass, visit castles, cathedrals, distilleries and more! Make the most of the advanced ticket entry at popular sites like Edinburgh Castle and Stirling Castle, and discounted audio tours at select venues. With free entry to more 77 attractions around the country, the Explorer Pass offers something for the whole family.
Glimpse into the lifestyle of the Royals with an audio tour of the Royal Yacht Britannia – the floating palace of Her Majesty the Queen for more than 40 years. Independently explore the stately ship’s five decks, peeking into elaborately decorated rooms like the State Apartments, the State Drawing Room, the Queen’s Bedroom and more. Add to the unique experience with some refreshment in the Royal Deck Tea Room (additional expense).
Guarantee entrance to one of Edinburgh's most popular attractions, and skip the ticket line, by pre-booking your admission to the Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. Choose your allotted time (morning, evening, or all-day) and get ready to enjoy the spectacle of mind-bending illusions and hands-on exhibits.
Skip notoriously long entrance lines when you book an admission ticket in advance to Holyroodhouse, Scotland’s royal residence. Head straight in and start exploring the grounds and historic rooms where Mary Queen of Scots, Bonnie Prince Charlie, and the current Queen of England have all lived and conducted business.
Discover the secrets that lie beneath Edinburgh’s Royal Mile on a 1-hour tour of the Real Mary King's Close. Accompanied by a costumed guide, experience Edinburgh’s past as you explore the underground streets, hear stories about real-life residents, and learn about life in Edinburgh during the 17th century.
Make the most of your time in Edinburgh on an immersive underground history tour. The Edinburgh Dungeon includes live actor shows, stunning special effects, and two thrilling rides to bring the darkest episodes of Scotland's history to life. Come face to face with Sawney Bean's cannibal clan, visit a 19th-century anatomy theatre, meet Edinburgh’s baddest witch, or learn the gory details about the plague. For the truly brave, there is a terrifying drop dead ride to doom at the Grassmarket gallows! Discover Edinburgh’s gory history, take a boat ride in the dark, and enjoy scary fun surprises at every turn.
Flexible ticket – you choose when you’d like to visit the Edinburgh Dungeon.
Boat ride, drop ride, and interactive live actor shows.
Designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to the world of whisky, this guided tour of the Scotch Whisky Experience in Edinburgh is the ideal choice for travelers wanting to learn more about Scotland’s national drink. Take a whisky barrel ride through a replica distillery, view the world’s largest collection of Scotch whisky, enjoy a guided tasting session, and take home a souvenir of a crystal whisky glass. This tour is also a fun and suitable expereince for travelers aged under 18.
Enjoy one of the most convenient and hassle-free ways to discover Edinburgh and visit its top attractions when you book an Edinburgh City Pass. Pick between 1-, 2-, and 3-day voucher options; each pass includes an open-return tram ticket from the airport for maximum convenience. Your pass entitles you to free entry to 18 of the city’s highlights, from the Edinburgh Zoo and Edinburgh Dungeons to the Glenkinchie Distillery and Rabbie's Edinburgh City Bus Tours. Pick the offerings that interest you most, and explore at your own pace.
Skip the line on your visit to one of Scotland's most popular attractions on this Edinburgh Castle walking tour. Walk up the Royal Mile toward to the castle with your guide while they share insight into the significance of the fortification in Scottish history and introduce you to some of the key characters associated with it. Once inside, explore the main buildings as your guide provides further details about such elements as the one o'clock gun, the Argyle Battery, and the castle dungeons. Please note, fast-track tickets are purchased separately from the guide.
The Holyrood Distillery - Whisky Tour and Tasting is approximately 60 minutes long, and is led by an expert guide. The experience takes place in the whisky distillery and maturation room, where you will be introduced to the world of single malt whisky, but particularly to the process, ingredients and equipment used in Holyrood’s approach to single malt whisky production. You will also enjoy opportunities to sample from our specially selected whisky range.
The Speyside region of north-eastern Scotland is renowned for its single malt whiskies, which are sold all around the world. On this tour, immerse yourself in Scotland’s whisky-making history and heritage as you visit three Speyside distilleries in one day. Visit distilleries such as Macallan, Glenfarclas, Glenfiddich, or Aberlour; learn about the whisky-making process on a guided tour; and sample a selection of different whiskies.
Maximize time spent in Edinburgh with this full-day private driving tour in a luxury vehicle. With a group of up to seven people, set out to see popular landmarks including Edinburgh Castle, Rosslyn Chapel, the Royal Mile, and the Scottish Parliament. Learn about history and Scottish culture from your private guide.
Get out of the city and explore the Scottish Highlands on this private day tour from Edinburgh. In the company of just your party and a guide, explore such famed sites as Glencoe and Eilean Donan Castle. Ideal for photographers, your guide will take you to the best photo spots.
Discover Edinburgh’s highlights and gay and lesbian scene on this private tour. Rather than find its must-sees and gay bars for yourself, let a gay or lesbian guide show you round. See Holyrood Palace, the Royal Mile, and Edinburgh Castle; and explore the “Pink Triangle” of gay bars and clubs. Alternatively, choose an evening Edinburgh gay tour: visiting and absorbing the party vibe of top gay and lesbian nightspots.
Rewind to the late 1700s with admission to the Georgian House in Edinburgh. Designed by Robert Adams, this restored townhouse showcases the luxurious lifestyles of the aristocracy of the time. Explore the art-filled rooms, and go ‘downstairs’ to discover the hardships of the era’s domestic servants. Choose to dress in replica period clothes as you explore, and upgrade to a 3-Day or 7-Day Discover Ticket for access to more of Scotland’s National Trust attractions.
Visit three of the castles made famous in TV’s ‘Outlander’ series on this sightseeing tour from Edinburgh. Following pickup at your hotel, spin into the Scottish countryside with your guide and enjoy uninterrupted views over the scenic landscapes. Explore 15th-century Doune Castle, Linlithgow Palace, and Midhope Castle—which all featured in ‘Outlander’—and gain insight into the impact these imposing buildings brought to the TV show.
The Holyrood Gin Tour and Tasting is approximately 60 minutes long, and is led by an expert guide. You will be introduced to the process behind gin distillation, to the world of flavour-packed botanicals, and to the particular approach of Holyrood in the production of our own gins and gin liqueurs. You will also enjoy opportunities to sample from our gin and gin liqueur range.
Tour some of the James Bond-themed highlights of the Scottish Highlands without stressing over logistics during this full-day photography excursion. Explore places you might not otherwise have known about—such as the Edinburgh birthplace of Sean Connery—alongside a local photographer guide and visit spots not easily accessible by public transport, including Eilean Donan Castle and Glencoe.