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St. Giles Cathedral Tours and Tickets

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The official church of the Church of Scotland, St. Giles Cathedral and its famous crown spire tower over the Royal Mile in Edinburgh’s Old Town. With a history stretching back over 900 years, St. Giles is renowned for its beautiful stained glass windows, ornate Thistle Chapel, and busy concert calendar.

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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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$19.64
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$19.64

Small Group Royal Mile Walking Tour with Optional Entry to Edinburgh Castle
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Small Group Royal Mile Walking Tour with Optional Entry to Edinburgh Castle

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See the best of medieval yet modern Edinburgh on this walking tour with optional skip-the-line access to Edinburgh Castle. As you walk, listen as your guide shares the history of this formidable city with ancient Roman roots and UNESCO-listed pockets. Explore atmospheric cobbled walkways along the Royal Mile, breeze into Edinburgh Castle to witness royal opulence (if option selected), and pass iconic locations like St. Giles Cathedral, Parliament Square, and John Knox House.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.55
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Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour in Edinburgh
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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
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$29.86
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$29.86

Small Group Edinburgh Night Walking tour including Underground Vaults

Small Group Edinburgh Night Walking tour including Underground Vaults

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Explore a sinister side of Edinburgh on this late-night ghost walking tour that includes the Blair Street Vaults under South Bridge. Stroll mysterious alleyways as you listen to your guide’s grim and ghastly tales of treason and torture. Then venture underground for a candlelight tour of the 18th-century chambers and hear haunting stories of supernatural forces lingering in the city's darkest corners.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.55
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$26.55

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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$23.32
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.71
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$22.71

Edinburgh Private Walking Tour

Edinburgh Private Walking Tour

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Learn about Edinburgh past and present on a private walking tour with an insider guide, who shares information about the city’s royal history and colorful characters, some of whom have inspired books and well-known stories. Get tips on where to eat and drink around the city, and see sights on and off the Royal Mile and near Greyfriars Kirk. You’ll enjoy one-on-one attention from a private guide on this tour that caters to couples, families and small groups looking for a more personal experience.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$61.37
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$61.37

Everything Edinburgh Old Town Tour

Everything Edinburgh Old Town Tour

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This is a small group tour (max 20 people) that not only fills you in on the must know stories and history of Edinburgh and it's amazing characters whilst taking in some of the Old Town highlights, but it also helps you orient yourself in the Old Town, get away from the crowds to some lesser seen areas with great views and gives real local insight into places to eat and drink away from the usual tourist spots.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.09
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$22.09

Edinburgh Witches and History Walking Tour

Edinburgh Witches and History Walking Tour

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Through the art of storytelling, let your professional guide take you through some of Edinburgh’s spookiest closes and strangest places. Learn about the history of the Old Town, and see Edinburgh Castle and Greyfriars Kirkyard as you hear tales about their inhabitants. Explore Edinburgh in a totally different way, avoiding the crowds and seeing another, darker, more mysterious side to the city.
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes to 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$14.73
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$14.73

Private City Kickstart Tour: Edinburgh
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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
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$77.61
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Small Group Edinburgh Underground Vaults and Graveyard Ghost Tour

Small Group Edinburgh Underground Vaults and Graveyard Ghost Tour

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Edinburgh’s dark and desultory past means its streets are haunted by restless souls and wandering specters. This ghost tour—perfect for those fascinated by the supernatural—takes you to two of Edinburgh’s most haunted locations. Under the cloak of darkness, descend to the Blair Street vaults to explore a shadow-shrouded underground world. Visit Canongate Kirkyard, the final resting place of famous characters, and listen to gruesome tales of torture, cannibalism, and murder.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
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Small Group Edinburgh Royal History Walking Tour

Small Group Edinburgh Royal History Walking Tour

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Follow in the footsteps of Scottish icons like Mary, Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie as you unravel the truths and myths of Edinburgh’s royal history. Set out on a 90-minute walking tour of the UNESCO-listed Old Town, spot the royal sites along Canongate and admire the grand Palace of Holyroodhouse, The Queen’s official residence in Scotland. After a comprehensive introduction to Edinburgh’s royal roots, enjoy skip-the-line access (optional) to the Palace of Holyrood and explore the magnificent royal residence independently.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Scotland's Dark Secrets Walking Tour

Scotland's Dark Secrets Walking Tour

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Step into a world of the macabre on this walking tour of Edinburgh’s spookiest districts. Hear tales of the unfortunate people who lived and died here and who continue to haunt the buildings and streets. Learn about the witch trials and the ghouls who live in the castle. Listen as your engaging guide tells you about the darkest secrets of Scotland, and follow them to the eeriest places…if you dare.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.41
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Edinburgh Royal Mile Walking Tour
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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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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.60
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Darkside Horror Walking Audio Tour in Edinburgh

Darkside Horror Walking Audio Tour in Edinburgh

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The mobile app helps you explore a horrid and brutal past of Edinburgh with a private audio tour (included). The audio tour has clean navigation, filled with exciting stories from professional guides. The Edinburgh Horror walk will take you around the old town of Edinburgh to explore the twisting closes and streets that have played host to some of the most brutal parts of our past. This walk takes you from the Royal Mile to the Grassmarket and down through Greyfriars Cemetery. There are steps involved so be careful as you make your way through the old town. The audio guide on the mobile app is the best way to enjoy the tour at your own pace and be independent of a group tour. The mobile app is available on App Store and Google Play and works offline. This is not a ghost tour as such, but more a dark history tour. However, that doesn't mean you aren't in for a fright. Enjoy your party only!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Small Group Edinburgh Whisky Tour and Tasting

Small Group Edinburgh Whisky Tour and Tasting

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Scotch whisky is one of Scotland’s most famous exports and this 2-hour tour reveals all the secrets of Edinburgh’s favorite tipple. Stroll through Edinburgh’s UNESCO-listed Old Town, visit Megget’s Cellar for a candlelit tasting, and sample a variety of Speyside, Highland, and Islay whiskies.
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  • 2 hours
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Haunted Edinburgh:

Haunted Edinburgh: "The Bloody Past" City Exploration Game

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Delve into Edinburgh's dark history with this ghost-themed independent quest through the city. Follow clues from your downloaded game to find haunted spots and hear about their chilling legacies, from Greyfriars Kirkyard to West Bow. Take in some of the city’s top sights as you learn about bloody legends and historical events, including the Great Scottish Witch Hunts, the Burke and Hare murders, George Mackenzie, and the Grey Lady.
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  • 1 hour
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Guided Edinburgh Private Walking Tour
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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
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Private Edinburgh City Tour
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Private Edinburgh City Tour

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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
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Edinburgh City Centre private driving tour Edinburgh Castle Rosslyn Chapel
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Edinburgh City Centre private driving tour Edinburgh Castle Rosslyn Chapel

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Maximize time spent in Edinburgh with this full-day private driving tour in a luxury vehicle. With a group of up to seven people, set out to see popular landmarks including Edinburgh Castle, Rosslyn Chapel, the Royal Mile, and the Scottish Parliament. Learn about history and Scottish culture from your private guide.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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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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  • 1 day
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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
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$29.46
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Ghost Bus Tour and a Self-Guided Tour in Edinburgh

Ghost Bus Tour and a Self-Guided Tour in Edinburgh

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Join the comedy-horror theatre experience on wheels. Back in your seat as your conductor whisks you through Edinburgh's most brutal bits of history on an ex-funeral bus! Hear the stories of murders, witch hunts, torture, and hauntings. Prepare to be scared! Please note: There is no seat reservation. The bus works on the first come - first seated basis. We recommend that you arrive at least 15 minutes early to get the best seat. Complete your experience with a self-guided tour that will show you the places you did not see from the bus.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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$40.36
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Private Self-Guided Treasure Hunt Around Edinburgh Old Town

Private Self-Guided Treasure Hunt Around Edinburgh Old Town

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A fun and different way to see Edinburgh. Solve satisfying clues and follow beautiful maps sent to your phones. Spot things other people take for granted! You’ll learn interesting facts and stories. Everything is outdoors and you can do social distancing.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$12.26
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