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Arthur's Seat Tours and Activities

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One of several peaks in the long-extinct volcanic ridge that towers behind Edinburgh, Arthur’s Seat offers hill walking in the heart of the city. Set within the 640-acre (260-hectare) Holyrood Park, it’s also the site of a 2,000-year-old hill fort. On a clear day, the summit promises spectacular views of the cityscape.

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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
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$22.47
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$22.47

Edinburgh Sky to Sea Bike Tour by Manual or E-Bike

Edinburgh Sky to Sea Bike Tour by Manual or E-Bike

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Even if you’ve only got limited time in Edinburgh, its still possible to see the breadth of the city’s natural landscapes. Cover more sights in less time during a 3-hour bike ride which takes you from Arthur’s Seat to the beaches of Portobello and the Port of Leith. Plus, you’ll be able to choose between an electric or manual bike depending on your fitness level.
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  • 3 hours 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$84.25
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$84.25

Edinburgh's Landscapes Tours with a Local Guide: Private & Personalized

Edinburgh's Landscapes Tours with a Local Guide: Private & Personalized

Escape the city center and discover some of Edinburgh’s most impressive natural landscapes—all of which are within easy reach of the capital—on a private tour that guarantees the undivided attention of your guide. Depending on your fitness level, choose to conquer either challenging peaks or gentle coastal trails.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$168.51
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$168.51
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Edinburgh Afternoon Tea Experience
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Edinburgh Afternoon Tea Experience

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Knowing the best spots for a quintessential British experience in Edinburgh can be tricky. Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea on a vintage Routemaster bus tour, and cruise past city landmarks including Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace as you sample fresh scones, sandwiches, and tea. Choose a departure time to suit your schedule, and capture stylish snaps on board the classic vehicle.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.96
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$51.96

3-Hour Secret Food Tour in Edinburgh w/ Private Tour Option

3-Hour Secret Food Tour in Edinburgh w/ Private Tour Option

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Scotland is renowned for its unique cuisine, but Edinburgh’s foodie hotspots are best explored with a local guide. On this small-group walking tour, discover the UNESCO-listed Old and New Towns, and sample Scottish classics such as Haggis, Neeps and Tatties, Scotch whisky, and afternoon tea.
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  • 3 hours
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$103.68
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$103.68
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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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$40.71
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$40.71

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
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$14.04
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$14.04

Edinburgh Shore Excursion: City Highlights Tour

Edinburgh Shore Excursion: City Highlights Tour

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Experience the grandeur of Scotland’s brooding capital with a full-day shore excursion of Edinburgh. With an expert guide, journey by coach to the city’s main attractions such as the formidable Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, and the Royal Yacht Britannia, owned by the British Royal Family for more than four decades! Accompany your local guide on a stroll along the Royal Mile and through Old Town, the city’s oldest quarter strewn with historic landmarks.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$77.23
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$77.23

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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$175.53
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$175.53
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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
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$74.42
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$74.42

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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$105.32
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$105.32
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Edinburgh Private Tour with a Local Guide, Highlights & Hidden Gems ★★★★★

Edinburgh Private Tour with a Local Guide, Highlights & Hidden Gems ★★★★★

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Visiting an unfamiliar city without knowing anyone there usually means relying on travel guides. Get a more personal experience in Edinburgh by spending time with a local Edinburgher who customizes your private, bespoke tour to your own interests. Go off the beaten path and discover locals' favorite spots.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$112.34
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$112.34
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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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$42.65
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$42.65
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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
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$210.64
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$210.64
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Small-Group Tour Royal Canongate

Small-Group Tour Royal Canongate

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On your tour you will see one of the oldest churches in Scotland, with Royal connection to this day. We will visit the resting place of one of the most famous people in the world, Adam Smith, even seeing the home he shared with his mother the last twelve years of his life. You will also hear the story of the secret lover of Mary Queen of Scots and his brutal murder. We then talk of perhaps the most famous two-faced celebrity in Edinburgh society and the site of his final crime, right here in Canongate. We will also stop outside the Scottish Parliament, where our elected representatives debate and decide upon the fate of the future of Scotland. Also, you will enjoy a majestic view of Arthurs Seat. This was one of two former volcanoes in Edinburgh. I will give you background to its formation and the true story of how Arthurs Seat got its name. Your tour completes at the Royal palace of Holyroodhouse. There you will learn the fascinating story behind its name.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$33.70
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$33.70

Edinburgh Private Tours with a Local Guide, Tailored to Your Interests ★★★★★

Edinburgh Private Tours with a Local Guide, Tailored to Your Interests ★★★★★

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Discover the secrets of Edinburgh as a local host accompanies you during this private, personalized experience. Learn about a more authentic side to the city that many travelers won’t see, visiting both popular attractions and hidden spots over the course of a day. The schedule is flexible, so make your own sightseeing suggestions or take advantage of your host’s insider insight and recommendations.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$280.85
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$280.85
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Private Black Taxi Tour of Edinburgh

Private Black Taxi Tour of Edinburgh

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Enjoy a private tour of Scotland's capital in one of London's familiar black taxis. See Edinburgh's top sights and attractions while your guide shares stories about the city's fascinating history. Marvel at Edinburgh Castle and see where public executions took place, journey along the Royal Mile and explore the cobbled streets of Edinburgh's Old Town. You'll even learn the secrets of Scottish Whisky, one of Scotland's most popular exports. Bring along a camera to snap pics at ample stops en route. 
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$500.98
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$500.98
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Edinburgh Castle to Arthur's Seat Tour: Private & Custom ★★★★★

Edinburgh Castle to Arthur's Seat Tour: Private & Custom ★★★★★

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Kickstart your stay in Scotland’s capital city on a private and personalized tour that provides a great introduction to Edinburgh for first-time visitors. Rather than following a set schedule, you’ll collaborate with your guide to create an itinerary that’s suited to your interests. Plus, you can choose to explore on foot or by vehicle.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.77
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$120.77
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Edinburgh City Centre Private and Personal Half Day Driving Tour

Edinburgh City Centre Private and Personal Half Day Driving Tour

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Explore Edinburgh without the hassle of planning on a private half-day tour with round-trip transport from your accommodation. In addition to navigating for you, your guide provides live commentary and little-known stories about the city’s top landmarks, from Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood House. Avoid impersonal large group bus tours with a private experience, which ensures the full attention of your guide and a customized itinerary.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$419.86
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$419.86
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Edinburgh City Tour

Edinburgh City Tour

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Edinburgh, the Capital city of Scotland & United Kingdom's second most popular tourist destination attraction, over 2.1 million visitors in 2018. We provide a first class service on every journey with full of excitement & memorable adventure all over the Edinburgh City, also you can make your own tour location and flexible time all over the day. Tour will be our traditional black taxi within full Air-Conditioned & heating vehicle,free Wi-Fi on broad & complementary water bottle. Vehicle are fully insured and have full public liability insurance. Our driver are officially recognised by the City of Edinburgh Council. All tours are priced per vehicle which can hold up to 6 passengers. We assured fully safe & secure every tour with bespoke tour, also provide any pick up or drop off in Edinburgh based location,including Air-port transport.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$540.10
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$540.10
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Edinburgh City Tour (Half Day)

Edinburgh City Tour (Half Day)

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Edinburgh, the Capital city of Scotland & United Kingdom's second most popular tourist destination attraction.Our aim to provide a great service for the customer professionally. Every customer are very Special for us. We are care about your Health and Safety. We provide a first class service on every journey with full of excitement & memorable adventure all over the Edinburgh City,also you can make your own tour location and flexible time all over the day. Tour will be our traditional black taxi within full Air-Conditioned & heating vehicle,free Wi-Fi on broad & complementary water bottle. Vehicle are fully insured and have full public liability insurance. Our driver are officially recognised by the City of Edinburgh Council. All tours are priced per vehicle which can hold up to 6 passengers. We assured fully safe & secure every tour with bespoke tour, also provide any pick up or drop off in Edinburgh based location,including Air-port transport.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$253.45
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$253.45
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Edinburgh Half Day Tour (Private Chauffeur)

Edinburgh Half Day Tour (Private Chauffeur)

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Truly unique tour of Edinburgh city with your guide offering the best view of the capital from the comfort of a Mercedes V Class.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$348.25
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$348.25
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Edinburgh Half Day Guided Private Tour in a Premium Mercedes Minivan

Edinburgh Half Day Guided Private Tour in a Premium Mercedes Minivan

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Explore the city of Edinburgh is style by opting for a private guided tour. Avoid crowded public transport and enjoy the luxury of traveling in a premium Mercedes minivan. This is a luxury private tour, benefit from having direct access to a guide for questions. The tour can be customized based on your interests, with stops at the Royal Mile, the Old Town, Grassmarket, and Edinburgh Castle.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$414.25
per group
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$414.25
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Private Mindfulness and Nature Walk in Edinburgh

Private Mindfulness and Nature Walk in Edinburgh

Enjoy a break from the busyness of life, take is slow and let the magic unfold. Deep breathing and mindfulness activities outdoors (eg silent reflection, barefoot walking, yoga play, meditation), off the beaten track, experience yourself in nature, enjoy meditation and nature connection.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$421.27
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Should I book Arthur's Seat tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Arthur's Seat 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 Arthur's Seat 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Arthur's Seat costs USD 11.87. Guided Arthur's Seat tours start around USD 11.87 per person.
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