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Edinburgh Castle has loomed over Scotland’s capital city for more than 1,000 years. Steeped in history, the former royal residence is now a museum, featuring detailed exhibits and period artifacts that illuminate the castle’s storied past.

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Shore Excursions Edinburgh

Shore Excursions Edinburgh

Our custom experiences take time to develop and are based on what we learn about you. Yes, they are private, but they are also fully customised. This is exclusively your experience. Our goal is to figure out who you are and then determine how we're going to introduce our country to you in a way that is unique to you.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$599.55
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$599.55
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Private Tour Guide Edinburgh: 100% Personalized, See the City Unscripted

Private Tour Guide Edinburgh: 100% Personalized, See the City Unscripted

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Make sure you see all the spots you wanted to in Edinburgh on this personalized tour led by a private guide. Your customized itinerary takes you to the places you request, and your guide's commentary is based on your interests. You can go to famous locations, such as Edinburgh Castle to see Scotland’s crown jewels, or you can choose to go to areas known only by locals.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$71.15
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$71.15
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Edinburgh Royal Mile Walking Tour

Edinburgh Royal Mile Walking Tour

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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.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$42.12
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$42.12
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Edinburgh: 3-Hours Walking Tour - English Tour Guide

Edinburgh: 3-Hours Walking Tour - English Tour Guide

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Cover all the major must-see sights in Edinburgh and learn all about the ancient city on this 3-hour guided walking tour. Listen as your guide shares fascinating historical facts, myths and legends about the Scottish capital. • Wander along the Royal Mile, the atmospheric main thoroughfare of the well-preserved Edinburgh Old Town • See the historic fortress of Edinburgh Castle, trek to the Mound and visit the graveyard of Greyfriars Kirkyard • Listen to your guide talking about historical facts about Edinburgh
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$16.85
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$16.85

Guided Edinburgh Private Walking Tour

Guided Edinburgh Private Walking Tour

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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.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$275.18
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Private Walking Tour of Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle with Qualified Guide

Private Walking Tour of Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle with Qualified Guide

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Enjoy a half day walking tour of Edinburgh Castle and Old Town. Edinburgh Old town has a rich and sometimes dark history. Let us guide you through the narrow closes and streets to reach the mighty Edinburgh Castle. This tour is a great introduction to the city. We will walk through the narrow alleyways of the Old Town called closes and learn the meaning of Auld Reekie. We will explore the important sights that have made the town what it is today. This will include the Tron Kirk, Mercat Cross, Heart of Midlothian and St Giles area. Then we go to Greyfriars Kirkyard which was home to Edinburgh's hero dog, Bobby. The Graveyard is also haunted and has connections with Harry Potter. We finally reach the impregnable Edinburgh Castle for a personal guided tour. Standing on top of an extinct volcano it offers great views of the city and surroundings. See the Scottish Crown Jewels, Great Hall and Edinburgh's oldest building; St Margaret's Chapel.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$33.23
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$33.23
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The Mountebank Comedy Walk of Edinburgh

The Mountebank Comedy Walk of Edinburgh

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Comedy club meets history class on this walking tour with a professional comedian. Explore Old Town Edinburgh’s highlights and ask anything you want to know about Scotland. Your guide is a local, professional, stand-up comedian guaranteed to make you laugh yourself silly!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.27
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$25.27
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$500.89
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Mary Queen of Scotland tour

Mary Queen of Scotland tour

Skip the crowded and rushed group tours and make better use of your time on this private tour. Travel in a chauffeur-driven minivan and explore sites related to Mary, Queen of Scots, including Linlithgow Palace and Edinburgh Castle at your own pace
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$694.98
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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
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$711.49
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Ghost and Gore Walking Tour of Edinburgh

Ghost and Gore Walking Tour of Edinburgh

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Delve into Edinburgh’s ghoulish side with an 80 minute early evening walking tour of the city’s eeriest sites!  As you venture down the historic  Royal Mile you will hear tales of torture, witchcraft, plague and mayhem from your local ghoslty guide – Mr Alexander Clapperton (deceased) – a former Edinburgh cemetery director.  Learn about and meet infamous apparitions such as the Mad Monk of Cowgate, the witch Agnes Fynnie, and the wild and bloody Higlander Rhuari McLeod.  Prepare yourself for a night of good fun in the shadows!
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Mary Queen of Scots and the Royal Family in Scotland

Mary Queen of Scots and the Royal Family in Scotland

Begin your tour with a visit to Mary's birthplace, Linlithgow Palace. Head to Holyrood Palace to see where Mary lived and used to hunt and ride in the adjacent park. See the extinct volcano, Arthur’s Seat, and enjoy some of the most breathtaking views the city has to offer. Afterwards, head to John Knox's House where John Knox planned and schemed to overthrow the queen. Notice that just underneath the house was where Mary’s favourite jeweller lived. Visit another location of tumultuous history where the queen's husband, Lord Darnley was murdered, now the New College if Edinburgh. Depending on the time of year, visit Falkland Palace to see where Mary used to play tennis. Go to Craigmillar Castle, where the queen was housed when she was unwell and may have plotted to have her husband murdered. Visit Blackness Castle and learn how it was used as a filming location in the movie of Mary’s life. During your tour, take the opportunity to have lunch at a pub that dates back to 1316.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$704.37
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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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$303.57
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Scotland tours

Scotland tours

Our custom experiences take time to develop and are based on what we learn about you. Yes, they are private, but they are also fully customised. This is exclusively your experience. Our goal is to figure out who you are and then determine how we're going to introduce our country to you in a way that is unique to you.
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  • 2 to 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$531.24
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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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$86.40
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$86.40
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Private City Kickstart Tour: Edinburgh

Private City Kickstart Tour: Edinburgh

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Enjoy the perfect introduction to Edinburgh and its top attractions on this flexible, private tour. Pick between multiple daily departure times, and meet your guide in the city center. Then, set off on foot. You’ll visit numerous city highlights, from St. Giles' Cathedral and Edinburgh Castle to the Greyfriars Kirkyard and National Museum of Scotland. As you go, learn insider stories about the city, plus tips about where to eat and drink.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$31.38
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Harry Potter Themed Dining Experience in Edinburgh
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Harry Potter Themed Dining Experience in Edinburgh

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Capture the magic of Harry Potter in the birthplace of the world’s most-famous wizard during a dining experience on a vintage double-decker bus. While you dine on an Italian-inspired feast accompanied by an alcoholic drink, you’ll travel past locations that inspired J. K. Rowling to write the books that changed the world.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.95
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$51.95
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Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Edinburgh

Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Edinburgh

Flytographer Private Vacation Photo Shoot Connect with a local hand-picked professional photographer in Edinburgh and capture your most memorable moments during this private photo shoot. Get insider tips on the best things to do in Edinburgh, including where to eat & what to see from your vacation photographer. Return from your trip with beautiful, high-quality vacation photos — the best souvenir ever.  We specialize in:  - honeymoons - family trips - engagements - anniversaries - romantic getaways - multi-generational trips - babymoons - solo travellers - and just because!  With over 10,000 5-star reviews, Flytographer is the global leader in vacation photography and has captured over 3 million memories for travellers across six continents. We’ve been featured across A-list media, including Conde Nast Traveler, Oprah, Forbes, Travel + Leisure, New York Times, BRIDES, Martha Stewart Weddings, InStyle Magazine, Elle, Buzzfeed, Refinery29, Huffington Post, & many more.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$299.00
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$299.00
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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
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$1,414.16
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Edinburgh City Centre Private and Personal Full Day Driving Tour

Edinburgh City Centre Private and Personal Full 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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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$635.60
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Scotland Tours

Scotland Tours

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Total unique tour we plan what you require. From start to finish we can put you itinerary together that suits your equipment
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  • 5 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$903.12
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Edinburgh's Christmas Lights and festive Black Taxi Tour

Edinburgh's Christmas Lights and festive Black Taxi Tour

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Discover the festive Christmas lights of Edinburgh in your own private black taxi. This 2.5-hour tour covers the ancient streets of the city and Edinburgh Castle that are illuminated for the holiday season. Learn about the city’s rich history as you drive past monuments, statues, and ancient sites before ending the tour the Edinburgh Christmas Festival.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$341.52
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Private Edinburgh Tour for Families with a Local, 100% Personalized ★★★★★

Private Edinburgh Tour for Families with a Local, 100% Personalized ★★★★★

If you're visiting Edinburgh with your family, book a private sightseeing tour specially designed for those with kids. With a private guide, the tour can be tailored to your children's ages and interests to keep everyone entertained. Perhaps check out medieval Old Town, the art galleries of New Town, or something active like climbing Arthur's Seat.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$113.85
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$113.85
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Edinburgh City Tour

Edinburgh City Tour

We offer ½ day, full-day, and multi-day tours depending on the time and the budget that you have. All tours are exclusive to you and your party (1-7 passengers) in our exclusive Mercedes Bens V-Class AMG model executive vehicles, which come with the following as standard – Client controlled air-con/Wi-Fi/on-board refreshments/AC charging facilities for mobile devices and cameras. Contact us and we will work with you so we can include the things you really want to see, spending more time at the places you want to spend time at, and leaving the things and places you don’t get to see for the next time you visit us.
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  • 1 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$378.95
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Should I book Edinburgh Castle tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Edinburgh Castle 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 89 Edinburgh Castle tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Edinburgh Castle 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Edinburgh Castle costs USD 86.40. Guided Edinburgh Castle tours start around USD 86.40 per person. See all 89 Edinburgh Castle tickets and tours on Viator.
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