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The historic heart of Edinburgh, UNESCO-listed Old Town, is home to the city’s most visited sights. Its central artery is the Royal Mile, which connects Edinburgh Castle to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, and is lined with top attractions including St. Giles Cathedral, Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and the Scottish Parliament Building.

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Edinburgh, Inverness, Glasgow 3 Days Scotland Private Tour

Edinburgh, Inverness, Glasgow 3 Days Scotland Private Tour

The Highlands is the epitome of Scotland. Big skies, sparkling countryside, great food, friendly people and the Scottish Highlands. A natural playground that begs to be explored, with the finest and most romantic castles. Edinburgh is the inspiring capital of Scotland where hundreds of years of history unite an unforgettable world-class city. The magnificent architecture of the city is shifting from the enclosures of the medieval Old City to the grace of the new Georgian City. Above all, Edinburgh Castle stands with its magnificent splendour. Edinburgh is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a compact and lively town but home to the world's largest arts festival. Glasgow is true heaven with excellent food, drinks and unforgettable experiences as well. The lush and beautiful land is full of green areas, evergreen forestry of the Highlands with their sweeping mountains and deep “lochs”, and its compact wildlands, the islands with lots of beautiful beaches and vast views. Oh, what views!
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  • 3 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,417.69
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$1,417.69
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1 Day Complete Scottish Highlands Express

1 Day Complete Scottish Highlands Express

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Get Exclusive access to attractions and sites that usually most will miss, due to those scattered locations. Our tour is designed to fit the most possible experience of the Scottish Highlands, with your comfort in mind.
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  • 12 to 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,048.06
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$1,048.06
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Small-Group Photography Walking Tour of Edinburgh

Small-Group Photography Walking Tour of Edinburgh

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Capture the Scottish capital in a fresh light and discover top landmarks with ease on this 3-hour small-group photography walking tour in Edinburgh. Follow a guide through Edinburgh’s attractive streets and gain insight into the city’s colorful past. Along the way, discover top attractions and hidden gems both on and off the tourist trail, and enjoy framing them through the eye of your camera. Master focal range and light settings to bring out the best in your shots, and sharpen your skills behind the lens.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.79
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$60.79
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Private Executive Minibus Tour of Edinburgh

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.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$855.92
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$855.92
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Harry Potter Tour in Edinburgh

Harry Potter Tour in Edinburgh

What a magical atmosphere in the place where JK Rowling wrote part of the first novel! You will have a chance to feel it yourself. You will visit one of the Hogwarts House also. What is the connection between Hogwarts and Lauriston Place? What a unique and a bit scary places inspired to create the names for some of the characters in the books? Where you can see Rowling’s handprints? Where is the ‘birthplace’ of Harry Potter? You will also have a chance to find out if you are a pureblood, a muggle, or a squib? A professional local guide will tell you fascinating stories and facts.
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  • 2 hours
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$523.77
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Private Dining: BYOB Social Supper Club in Edinburgh Larder

Private Dining: BYOB Social Supper Club in Edinburgh Larder

Enjoy some of the season's tastiest ingredients, with each course introduced by the chefs who'll share the story of the suppliers and the journey of the ingredients to your plate. • Dine on a 4-course menu cooked by chef Steve Brown which will include a mixture of produce from land and sea • Guests are welcome to BYOB (although a small drinks list is also available) and each evening will also start with a welcome drink using artisan Gin and a seasonal mixer • Takes place in the laid-back environment of the Edinburgh Larder, with an open kitchen where you can watch the chefs cook • Communal dining for up to 16 people • Steve is Head of Education for Edinburgh Food Social and has taught cooking around the world for over 10 years
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.38
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$71.38
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Edinburgh - Old Town

Edinburgh - Old Town

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The perfect introduction to the city. Your guide will lead you through Old Town Edinburgh, where you'll be introduced not only to the most famous landmarks, but also to some of the hidden gems that make our beloved city so special. You'll learn about the origins of Scotland and Edinburgh, hear the stories of our illustrious citizens and (in)famous residents, wander among graves and through cobbled streets, always in the company of a knowledgeable and personable guide. Not to be missed! *Due to the current global health concerns, we are limiting our tour sizes to 6 people, to ensure our visitors are kept safe and we comply with Government guidance. Please message us directly if you have larger group travelling together.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$18.52
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$18.52
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 Harry Potter Tour in Edinburgh

Harry Potter Tour in Edinburgh

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What a magical atmosphere in the place where JK Rowling wrote part of the first novel! You will have a chance to feel it yourself. You will visit one of the Hogwarts House also. What is the connection between Hogwarts and Lauriston Place? What a unique and a bit scary places inspired to create the names for some of the characters in the books? Where you can see Rowling’s handprints? Where is the ‘birthplace’ of Harry Potter? You will also have a chance to find out if you are a pureblood, a muggle, or a squib? A professional local guide will tell you fascinating stories and facts
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  • 2 hours
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$492.97
per group
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$492.97
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Edinburgh Literary Walking Tour

Edinburgh Literary Walking Tour

Edinburgh was the first city to receive the award as a UNESCO City of Literature. It is a home and the inspiration to many great writers. Edinburgh has what could be the only station in the world named after a book. What is this book? You will visit the monument of Walter Scott and will hear about this influence on the culture. The city was also the birthplace of Treasure Island and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde author, Robert Louis Stevenson and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Whom we have to thank for bringing Sherlock Holmes into our lives? A professional guide will introduce you to the local resident and National treasure – J.K Rowling! Where did she write much of the earlier Harry Potter books? You will also hear fascinating facts about favorite crime writer, Ian Rankin. Hear stories of the poets, novelists and crime writers and places that inspired them and the lives they lived in Edinburgh.
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  • 2 hours
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$349.18
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$349.18
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Private Edinburgh City Luxury Day Trip

Private Edinburgh City Luxury Day Trip

We specialise in creating private Scottish adventures for individuals. As our tours are more personal than some other tour providers, you will leave with a feeling of satisfaction knowing that you've seen what you wanted, how you wanted. As one of the most enticing places in the world, Edinburgh definitely needs to be experienced to the full. Make the most of your time with our incredible bespoke tour!  There’s no better way to see this iconic location than through the eyes of someone who calls it home. Prepare to experience Edinburgh like no one else, and create unique memories in the city of a thousand tales. We’d love to help you experience the spark of our electrifying Edinburgh. Enjoy, relax and just switch off. Get to know the country and its people, immerse yourself in nature and tradition. At TRIPorganiser we know where to find something special. Trust us with your with valuable travel time. Authenticity is our top priority.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$357.11
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Edinburgh's Old Town - History and Tales

Edinburgh's Old Town - History and Tales

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This walking tour is designed to give you a broad understanding of Edinburgh, it's history and culture.  The tour runs for around two hours taking in many of the sites of the Old Town which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We strive to be informative yet entertaining on this tour, delivering an overview of Edinburgh with the passion it deserves.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$19.96
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$19.96
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Discover Royal Mile-Old Town & ENJOY Indian Dinner ~ Walking Tour!

Discover Royal Mile-Old Town & ENJOY Indian Dinner ~ Walking Tour!

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Come and discover one of the oldest city in the world and enjoy the multicultural flavors right in the heart of this ancient city! Indian cuisine is in the very heart of Scottish & British culture from over 300 years. You will learn how old Edinburgh was, how people lived, what was real life during the medieval times and many many more things, facts & histories about Auld Reekie (Old Smokey the old name of Edinburgh) -Please book a private tour with kids under 5 years of age. Contact to arrange "Rishi's Edinburgh Tours" Hi, I'm Rishi your Host & Tour guide. I have over 20 years of experience in hospitality & tourism, I got my degree in Tourism (BA Hons) in Edinburgh to match my love of travel. I'm from India and I live in the alluring city of Edinburgh. When I first came here many years back I fell in love with this city. Being myself an explorer, history & a nature lover, I found endless opportunities here. The experience I provide will become the memories of a life time for you.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$123.86
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$123.86
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Edinburgh Literary Walking Tour

Edinburgh Literary Walking Tour

Edinburgh was the first city to receive the award as a UNESCO City of Literature. It is a home and the inspiration to many great writers. Edinburgh has what could be the only station in the world named after a book. What is this book? You will visit the monument of Walter Scott and will hear about this influence on the culture. The city was also the birthplace of Treasure Island and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde author, Robert Louis Stevenson and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Whom we have to thank for bringing Sherlock Holmes into our lives? A professional guide will introduce you to the local resident and National treasure – J.K Rowling! Where did she write much of the earlier Harry Potter books? You will also hear fascinating facts about favorite crime writer, Ian Rankin. Hear stories of the poets, novelists and crime writers and places that inspired them and the lives they lived in Edinburgh
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  • 2 hours
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$492.97
per group
From
$492.97
per group

Edinburgh Private Bespoke Luxury Six Hour Tour Shore Excursion

Edinburgh Private Bespoke Luxury Six Hour Tour Shore Excursion

A bespoke luxury tour of Edinburgh, by a qualified and insured guide! We don’t use checklists or cheat sheets and know all of these places of by heart as all guides should and so will you by the end of your tour. Your tour will be in a luxury vehicle with a guide that will be friendly, smart and will help you throughout the day. We will visit Edinburgh’s Old Town, New Town see the difference in architecture and slum dwellings the poor had to live in and hear about the world famous Skye Terrier Greyfriars Bobby. The infamous body snatchers Burke and Hare and see the inspiration for JK Rowling’s Harry Potter. There is enough time to visit Rosslyn Chapel or Edinburgh Castle or we can even visit a whisky distillery if you wish to on the day. Entrance fees are not included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$562.72
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$562.72
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Edinburgh walking tour for small group

Edinburgh walking tour for small group

Hear about the history of the old and new towns See where the famous people lived Venture into the historic wee 'closes' Learn what Edinburgh has to offer today Get insider advice and tips
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$470.12
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$470.12
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Edinburgh private walking tour

Edinburgh private walking tour

Hear about everything from the Kings and Queens to the rogues and rascals (and Edinburgh had its fair share of the latter). Hear about the philosophers, poets, authors and inventors who made Edinburgh their home. Enjoy stunning views as your guide talks about the exquisitely varied architecture of the city.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$422.25
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$422.25
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Edinburgh's Rainbow Past

Edinburgh's Rainbow Past

In this approximately two hours walk, you will explore the history of the fights for LGBTQ+ rights in the city. Edinburgh's Rainbow Past is a completely customized experience that will bring you from your accommodation to the famous Pink Triangle, the LGBTQ+ area of the city! And then, after the tour, would you like to relax with a drink or with a panoramic walk? Both options are available: either explore the bars we talked about, or follow our guide to Calton Hill, one of the seven hills of Edinburgh, for a breath-taking view of the city.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.53
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Edinburgh City Tour and Leisure Time Shore Excursions from Edinburgh

Edinburgh City Tour and Leisure Time Shore Excursions from Edinburgh

Enjoy a mix of both guided sightseeing and free time to explore during an Edinburgh shore excursion that’s designed with first-time visitors in mind. In order to save time, you’ll travel around the city in climate-controlled comfort and benefit from the insider knowledge of your guide.
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  • 6 hours
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$76.09
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Should I book Edinburgh Old Town tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Edinburgh Old Town 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. See all 66 Edinburgh Old Town tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Edinburgh Old Town 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Edinburgh Old Town costs USD 601.05. Guided Edinburgh Old Town tours start around USD 601.05 per person. See all 66 Edinburgh Old Town tickets and tours on Viator.
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