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Scott Monument Tours

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Scott Monument
One of Edinburgh’s most recognizable landmarks, the Scott Monument is a tribute to celebrated Scottish author and Edinburgh native son Sir Walter Scott. This imposing gothic tower stands 200 feet (61 meters) tall and dominates the skyline of New Town. Climb the 287 steps to the top for splendid views over the city.
Address: Scott Monument, E. Princes St Gardens, Edinburgh, Scotland

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Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour in Edinburgh

Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour in Edinburgh

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Explore famous landmarks and hidden secrets in Edinburgh on this walking tour. Explore Edinburgh’s famous Royal Mile with a guide, and gain insight into famous writers and inventors who have called the city home. Hear tales of Scotland's national bard—Robert Burns—and discover top landmarks such as St. Giles’ Cathedral and the National Galleries of Scotland. Capture Edinburgh through the eye of your camera as you go, and find out what makes this ancient city tick.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$31.85
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$31.85
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$216.23
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Edinburgh Afternoon Tea Experience

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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$48.43
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Edinburgh Gin Tea Experience

Edinburgh Gin Tea Experience

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Join us onboard the Red Bus Bistro for a Gin Tea Experience. Leaving from Waterloo Street, the tour lasts approximately 90 minutes during which we visit the top attractions Edinburgh has to offer including; Scott Monument, Edinburgh Castle, Greyfriar's Bobby and Holyrood Palace
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.63
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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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$663.29
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$663.29
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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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$283.01
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$283.01

Must See Edinburgh With A Local: Private & Personalized

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Must See Edinburgh With A Local: Private & Personalized

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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$135.84
$169.80
$33.96 savings
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$169.80
$33.96 savings
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Whole day Edinburgh Tour including Scottish Lunch with a Local Expert!

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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. 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! Discover hidden and secret things of Edinburgh's urban life, history, architecture and nature - that most of the visitors overlook. Learn how people lived, Edinburgh's geology, mythology and many more. Hi, I'm Rishi your host and your 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 am originally from India and I live in the alluring city of Edinburgh. However when I first came to Edinburgh many years back, I fell in love with this city. Being myself an explorer, history and nature lover, I found endless opportunities here. Discover Real Edinburgh with me. The experience I provide will become the memories of a life time for you.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$107.04
$125.94
$18.90 savings
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Silent Disco Adventure Tour

Silent Disco Adventure Tour

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Explore the streets of Edinburgh on this fun walking tour. As you listen to popular theme songs and hits through your headset, sing along and dance past landmarks like St. Giles' Cathedral, the Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh Waverley Station, and more. This is an alternative to the traditional tour groups.
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  • 1 hour
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$21.23
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Kickstart Your Trip To Edinburgh With A Local: Private & Personalized

Kickstart Your Trip To Edinburgh With A Local: Private & Personalized

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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$79.61
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$79.61
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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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  • 4 hours
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$78.53
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$78.53
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Edinburgh Christmas Tour Experience

Edinburgh Christmas Tour Experience

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It’s the time of year to begin making plans to come together with colleagues, friends and family to celebrate the magic of Christmas. Marvel in the sights of Glasgow whilst tucking into a delicious three course Christmas dinner prepared aboard our vintage Routemaster bus. Departing at 7pm most nights in the run up to Christmas, this experience will last 2.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$102.16
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Edinburgh Self Guided Tour (NEW self distancing tour)

Edinburgh Self Guided Tour (NEW self distancing tour)

So, you arrive in Edinburgh and want to know all about it. You have 3 choices available to you. 1. Go on a guided tour and see all those sights you read about before you came. 2. Walk around aimlessly hoping that the Gods of tourism will guide you. 3. Go to snikkit dot com and see what like minded locals want you to see about their home. Snikkit dot com will show you everything about a place on a simple, easy to use interactive map. The main sites The history The people But also the small stories, the best pubs and bars, where the locals eat and much much more. This is your tour at your own pace and at your convenience. We have done all the homework for you and found and researched all the stories and facts you need for an enlightening self guided tour of Edinburgh's history, architecture, music, ghosts, murders and culture. Once logged in you are the boss, you decide what you want to see and when you want to see it.
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  • 3 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.31
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Harry Potter's Edinburgh (With NEW Socially Distancing)

Harry Potter's Edinburgh (With NEW Socially Distancing)

So, you arrive in Edinburgh and want to know all about Harry Potter and JK Rowling in a safe way. You have 3 choices available to you. 1.Go on a crowded guided tour and see all those sights you read about before you came. 2. Walk around aimlessly hoping that the Gods of tourism will guide you. 3. Go to snikkit dot com and see all that Harry Potter left behind in Edinburgh. Snikkit dot com will show you everything Potter about this place. The main sites The history The people And you have 48 hours to do it! But also along with Harry Potter we offer you a free tour of the city (for a limited time). This is your tour at your own pace and at your convenience. We have done all the homework for you and found and researched all the stories and facts you need for an enlightening self guided tour of Harry Potter's Edinburgh. Once logged in you are the boss, you decide what you want to see and when you want to see it and stay safe.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
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$7.58
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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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$29.45
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Private Edinburgh Photography Tour

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
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$148.89
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$148.89
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Writers and Poets virtual tour of Scotland

Writers and Poets virtual tour of Scotland

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From poems of the ‘bonnie’ landscapes and character of the past to stories of some of the most well-known wizards and detectives of our time, all can in some way thank their beginnings to the streets of the beautiful city of Edinburgh. From the comfort of your own home you can join us as we virtually walk the streets of Edinburgh discovering were some of our favourite authors created their best selling stories and the inspiration behind some of the most well-known characters in literature. This is a tour perfect for all book lover no matter what genre, with a special mention of the Scottish dialect that some of the best Scottish writers and poets favoured over the past 300 years! To start, you will get instructions to log on and join your guide and fellow ‘virtual tourists’ on this fun filled interactive literature themed tour. After virtually meeting your guide at the birthplace of ‘The National Bard of Scotland’ on the west coast of Scotland.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$6.54
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Edinburgh: Self-Guided City Experience

Edinburgh: Self-Guided City Experience

- Discover Edinburgh's most famous and iconic landmarks, including Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse - Sophisticated mobile technology turns your smartphone into the ultimate travel companion for the duration of your stay - Tune into the multilingual audio commentary to hear interesting facts, stories and anecdotes for over 90 points of interest - Opt for one of many recommended walking routes or customise your own with personalised pinpoints - Audio guide available in English
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  • 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$11.97
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