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Calton Hill Tours and Activities

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Looming over Edinburgh’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town, Calton Hill is one of the seven hills that the Scottish capital is built on. Come here for 360-degree views that encompass Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, and, on a clear day, the Firth of Forth.

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Edinburgh Darkside Walking Tour: Mysteries, Murder and Legends

Edinburgh Darkside Walking Tour: Mysteries, Murder and Legends

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2008
Journey through Edinburgh’s grisliest tales on a haunted walking tour. Experience the ghastly histories of monsters, madness, and murder that cast a dark shadow on the capital city. Discover the stories and sites of witch trials, pagan rituals, and executions, and hear about local monsters that live in urban myth. Then visit the chilling Old Calton Burial Ground or Canongate Kirkyard cemetery to learn about body-snatching and some of the infamous interred.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$22.51
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$22.51
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$22.45
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$22.45
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Private Walk: Sunny Leith

Private Walk: Sunny Leith

Edinburgh Walks offer unique small group private guided walks through parts of this UNESCO World Heritage city of Edinburgh & Leith. Your guide was born in Edinburgh, has lived all his life in the city and has an intimate knowledge of the place. With local knowledge to the fore, you can customise your tour to your own requirements. You are in charge. Discover the real Edinburgh & Leith in a friendly, relaxed and informative way. You will experience breathtaking views of Edinburgh & Leith and learn about the history of the surrounding area. Each of the walks around Edinburgh & Leith will take you to places of interest and beauty that tour buses cannot reach, allowing plenty of opportunities to stop, shop, rest and take photographs. Edinburgh & Leith just have to be walked.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$138.90
per group
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$138.90
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Edinburgh Marathon Festival Running Tour

Edinburgh Marathon Festival Running Tour

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Jog around Edinburgh and see more of the city than you would walking on this 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 the pace set by your small group of 15 or fewer. Souvenirs of a running T-shirt, Edinburgh poster, and other extras are included.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.67
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$40.67

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
  • Taking safety measures
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$14.03
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$14.03
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Private 2hr Tour of Edinburgh in a Mini Cooper

Private 2hr Tour of Edinburgh in a Mini Cooper

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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.
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  • 2 hours
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$175.38
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$175.38
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Ricky's Ultimate City Bike Tour!

Ricky's Ultimate City Bike Tour!

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Let Riccardo show you the best places and secret spots of Edinburgh on his Ultimate City Tour! Riccardo has been riding and guiding, day in day out, in the European Alps and Scotland for nearly a decade. You'll struggle to find anyone with as much skill, enthusiasm and experience in the field of bicycle guiding. Riccardo is a professionally qualified UK bike guide and he is up to date with Outdoor First Aid certification, training and child protection qualifications. With all of this training and experience he is able to provide top class, safe and knowledgable guided rides to all levels and group sizes, both in the city and out in the mountains.
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  • 3 to 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$74.36
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$74.36
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The Pirate's Riddle: An Outdoor Treasure Hunt

The Pirate's Riddle: An Outdoor Treasure Hunt

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It's a game that will make use of your brain and creativity, but its also a great way to explore the city as you're being forced to actively look around you. The puzzles are solved using permanent features of the city and you'll work out your path as you go around from one clue to the next, unravelling the story and ultimately discovering some facts about Scotland's pirates and pirate myths.
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  • 2 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$70.15
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$70.15
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Edinburgh Half Day Guided Private Tour in a Premium Minivan

Edinburgh Half Day Guided Private Tour in a Premium Minivan

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Explore Edinburgh is style by opting for a private guided tour. Avoid crowded public transport and enjoy the luxury of traveling in a premium minivan. As it’s a private tour, benefit from having direct access to a guide for questions. The tour can be customized based on your interests, but potential stops include the Royal Mile, the Old Town, Grassmarket, and Edinburgh Castle.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$105.23
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$105.23
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Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off City and Britannia Joint Tour

Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off City and Britannia Joint Tour

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If you prefer some independence to being driven around on a tour bus, create your own itinerary and explore Edinburgh at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off bus tour. You can board and disembark the bus anywhere you like along the route for the duration of your 24- or 48-hour ticket is valid. Your combined two-tour ticket can be used on both routes: the Edinburgh City Tour and Edinburgh Britannia Tour.
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes to 1 hour 23 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.45
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$22.45
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Panoramic Running Tour of Edinburgh

Panoramic Running Tour of Edinburgh

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We love running and we love Edinburgh, bring your trainers and let us show you our wonderful and vibrant city on foot! Hear stories of Edinburgh past and present whilst we tour the capital city at your pace. We will take in all the main city sights and then finish off with a breathtaking climb up Arthur's Seat to see the city from a panoramic view.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.61
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$42.61
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Edinburgh Full-Day Guided Private Tour in a Premium Minivan

Edinburgh Full-Day Guided Private Tour in a Premium Minivan

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Spend a full-day exploring the best Edinburgh has to offer on this premium minivan tour. Save hours researching top sights to see and planning transport by having everything organized for you instead. The tour includes round-trip private transfers, bottled water, and a private guide. An advantage of a private tour is that the itinerary can be modified based on your interests. Potential sights to visit include the Old Town, the Royal Mile, and Edinburgh Castle.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$210.46
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$210.46
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$711.02
per group
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$711.02
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Edinburgh Luxury Private Tour with Scottish Driver

Edinburgh Luxury Private Tour with Scottish Driver

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Explore Edinburgh without the hassle of planning on a private tour with door-to-door chauffeur service, bottled water, and complimentary wifi. Your drive and guide tailors the day’s itinerary according to your needs and interests, with potential stops ranging from Edinburgh Castle to Charlotte Square. Unlike impersonal large-group tours, this private experience ensures your guide’s full attention and a customized experience.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$382.34
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$382.34
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Edinburgh City 2 hours Guided Tour

Edinburgh City 2 hours Guided Tour

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The perfect introduction to the city's fascinating history Perfect for the start of your journey, so that you can get your bearings and with some great tips you can continue to explore Edinburgh. This two-hour tour is on foot, sturdy footwear is recommended, since the old town has, of course, a lot of cobblestones. The tour is suitable for all levels of fitness and all ages. On this city tour we will show you the following sights: Edinburgh Castle (the castle), the Royal Mile (the main street of the Old Town), St. Giles Cathedral, Grassmarket (the former market place) and much more.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$33.67
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$33.67
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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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$303.37
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$303.37

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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$136.10
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$136.10

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
  • Taking safety measures
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$159.60
Price varies by group size
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$31.57
Price varies by group size
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$31.57
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Greenock – Edinburgh Private city tour included lunch

Greenock – Edinburgh Private city tour included lunch

From Greenock we will take you to the great city of Edinburgh where there is so much to discover. We will pass through Arthur’s seat, a prominent landmark on the Edinburgh horizon. From there a quick visit to Holyrood Palace. From this great Palace, we head to Calton Hill, where we will have amazing views . Our tour guide will take you on a journey through Edinburgh’s impressive architecture which blends the medieval Old Town with the splendour of the Georgian New Town. To give you an idea without spoiling too much all the information the tour guide will provide these are some of the landmarks we will visit: - Greyfriars cemetery - Dean Village - Princes Street We will stop one hour to have lunch; we will taste some typical Scottish food. St. Giles Cathedral Edinburgh castle The Royal Mile PLEASE NOTE: WALKING INVOLVED MISSING YOU ALREADY!!
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$529.62
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$529.62
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Private City Tour in Edinburgh Brazilian Guide

Private City Tour in Edinburgh Brazilian Guide

We do private and personalized tours, according to the client's interests, in private vehicles with great comfort and safety. Our guides accompany the customer on all attractions, giving the greatest support and historical information in English and Portuguese. Departure and return from the tour will be at the client's hotel.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$394.39
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Edinburgh Private Walking Tour

Edinburgh Private Walking Tour

Private Tour Walking through Edinburgh, the tour will be private, exclusive for your group or family. It will be 4 hours walking around the city, knowing the main points of interest. The script can be customized according to customer interests.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$86.34
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$86.34
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Explore an amazing Edinburgh on a private walking tour of the Old town

Explore an amazing Edinburgh on a private walking tour of the Old town

Today we offer you half-day sightseeing in the historic Old Town, where some of the best Edinburgh attractions can be found, such as the Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile. Your guide will show you all the hidden gems of this brilliant city, tell you some of its secrets and myths, you will find something that can not be reached by the internet! Your guide will pick you up from your hotel or your cruise ship. You will have a fully private tour of the old city of Edinburgh including all the main attractions. In the end, your guide will assist you in calling the taxi back or suggest a good restaurant to have lunch.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,079.96
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$1,079.96
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Essential Walking Tour of Edinburgh's New Town

Essential Walking Tour of Edinburgh's New Town

This is the perfect tour for the newly arrived visitor who wants to acquaint themselves with the layout of Edinburgh's Georgian New Town. As this is a private tour you will be accompanied by your own private guide. In 3 hours your guide will take you to all of the key highlights of the New Town. You will also be taken to the 'harder-to-find' little gems that will have you reaching for your camera for that memorable shot. Don't be mistaken into thinking that New Town means a modern area of Edinburgh. The origins of the New Town can be traced as far back as 1767 when the foundation stone was first laid. We call the architecture of this era Georgian as it relates to the reign of Britain's then Kings, George III and George IV. During your tour find out who was fortunate enough to be able to afford to live in the elegance and splendour of the New Town. We will contrast this with one or two of the surrounding areas before finishing off the tour with fantastic views from Calton Hill.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$134.92
Price varies by group size
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$134.92
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Should I book Calton Hill tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Calton Hill 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 Calton Hill 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Calton Hill costs USD 14.02. Guided Calton Hill tours start around USD 14.02 per person.
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