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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
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$45.19
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$45.19

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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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.88
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Edinburgh Food & Drink Private Tour
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Edinburgh Food & Drink Private Tour

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Get a taste of Edinburgh on this guided tasting tour. Try locally sourced dishes and drinks beyond the Royal Mile. Along the way, learn about the history of the area. Plus get recommendations on places such as bars, restaurants, museums, and galleries to go following the tour. Listen with an audio headset so you can walk at your own pace.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$148.29
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Private 4 Hour Tour of Edinburgh in a Spacious 6-seater Mercedes
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Private 4 Hour Tour of Edinburgh in a Spacious 6-seater Mercedes

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UNESCO–listed Edinburgh is widely considered among Scotland’s must-see cities, but exploring on foot can be tiring and time-consuming. On this tour, begin with pickup at your Edinburgh hotel and spin through the city in style by comfortable van. Hit top attractions including Edinburgh Castle, Grassmarket, the Royal Mile, and St. Giles Cathedral with ease, with plenty of time to alight and explore on foot where you wish.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$307.43
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Private Half Day Edinburgh City Tour in a VIP Minibus

Private Half Day Edinburgh City Tour in a VIP Minibus

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Explore Edinburgh in the comfort of an air-conditioned VIP Class Mercedes minibus on this private tour. Admire Edinburgh Castle, perched atop an extinct volcano, and hear tales of attempts to capture it. See the Old Town and hear from your guide about what life was like there in medieval times before contrasting it with the elegant Georgian buildings of the New Town. Includes hotel or port pickup and drop-off.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$409.94
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The World Famous Underground Ghost Tour
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The World Famous Underground Ghost Tour

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Edinburgh is known for its dark past, and this evening walking tour is the original one to showcase the city's historically sinister and spooky side. Discover the hidden ‘wynds’ (alleys) and closes of the Old Town as you learn their mysteries and horrors; visit the ghost-ridden Greyfriars Kirkyard; and explore the city’s underground vaults to uncover their spirits and secrets. Your tour is led by a creepily costumed guide.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.87
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$18.87

Rosslyn Chapel, Scottish Borders & Abbotsford House from Edinburgh

Rosslyn Chapel, Scottish Borders & Abbotsford House from Edinburgh

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Journey through the majestic Scottish Lowlands on this Rosslyn Chapel, Scottish Borders and Glenkinchie Distillery tour from Edinburgh. Travel with a guide to the village of Roslin and visit the iconic Roslyn Chapel. Take a scenic route along Scotland’s border to Melrose Abbey—believed to be the burial site of King Robert the Bruce’s heart—and enjoy lunch at your leisure. Admire panoramic views over the Scottish countryside and the Tweed River from Scott’s View. Sample Lowland whisky at the Glenkinchie Distillery, then return in comfort to Edinburgh.
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  • 8 hours
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$52.57
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Rosslyn Chapel, Dunfermline Abbey and Stirling Castle Day Tour from Edinburgh

Rosslyn Chapel, Dunfermline Abbey and Stirling Castle Day Tour from Edinburgh

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Delve into Scotland’s rich history and heritage on this 1-day Rosslyn Chapel, Dunfermline Abbey and Stirling Castle tour from Edinburgh. Head from the Royal Mile over the UNESCO–listed Forth Bridge to Dunfermline with a guide, and explore the Abbey Kirk — burial place of Robert the Bruce. See where the Battle of Bannockburn raged and learn of Scotland’s struggle for independence. Take in top local attractions including Stirling Castle, and enjoy breathtaking views from the top of the iconic Wallace Monument. Then, visit Rosslyn Chapel before returning to Edinburgh.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.23
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Loch Lomond, Stirling, and Glengoyne Distillery Tour from Edinburgh
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Loch Lomond, Stirling, and Glengoyne Distillery Tour from Edinburgh

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Discover the jewels in Scotland’s crown on this 1-day Loch Lomond, Stirling, and Glengoyne Distillery tour from Edinburgh. Listen as a guide sheds light on Scottish history on route from Edinburgh’s Royal Mile to Stirling. Take an optional tour of Stirling Castle and enjoy fine city views from the Wallace Monument. Head to Loch Lomond in the Trossachs National Park and stroll along the shoreline at your leisure. Finish your day with an optional Glengoyne Distillery tour and learn how drams are made.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.23
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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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$21.57
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Loch Lomond, Kelpies & Stirling Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

Loch Lomond, Kelpies & Stirling Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

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See Stirling Castle, the Kelpies monument, and Loch Lomond on this day trip from Edinburgh. Pass Linlithgow Palace on the way to the Kelpies, said to be the largest equine sculptures in the world. Then travel through Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, where you can join your guide on a nature walk, before heading to Stirling Castle for an optional interior tour (own expense). This small-group tour in a top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach is limited to 16 passengers for a memorable experience.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$57.39
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West Highland Lochs, Mountains & Castles from Edinburgh
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West Highland Lochs, Mountains & Castles from Edinburgh

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Experience the beauty of rural Scotland on this 9.5-hour West Highland lochs and castles day trip from Edinburgh. Visit the iconic Doune Castle in Stirlingshire with a guide, then head deep into the Scottish Highlands. Take in fine views over shimmering lakes and soaring peaks, and enjoy an hour’s free time in Glen Ogle. Then, head onward to Loch Awe and Kilchurn Castle — widely considered Scotland's prettiest castle. Explore the highland village of Inveraray and perhaps visit Inveraray Castle. Travel through the beautiful Arrochar Alps back to Edinburgh.
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  • 9 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.66
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West Highlands, Lochs and Castles Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

West Highlands, Lochs and Castles Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

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Witness dramatic landscapes and majestic castles on a full-day trip through Scotland’s West Highlands from Edinburgh. With a knowledgeable guide, soak up stunning scenery from the rugged Breadalbane Mountains to The Trossachs National Park. Visit the villages of Luss and Inveraray, and hear tales of famous Scottish heroes and rebels. Movie buffs will love the visit to Doune Castle, film site of Monty Python and The Holy Grail.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.96
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Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle and the Kelpies from Edinburgh

Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle and the Kelpies from Edinburgh

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Explore Loch Lomond and Stirling Castle, and delve into the world of William Wallace, Robert the Bruce, and Rob Roy on this tour from Edinburgh. Visit Stirling Castle—widely considered among Scotland’s most impressive fortresses—with a guide. Head through the Trossachs National Park to the Highland village of Balloch, nestled by the banks of magical Loch Lomond. Perhaps take a lake cruise or enjoy capturing the pretty town of Luss on camera before the journey back to Edinburgh.
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  • 8 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.27
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$55.27

Rosslyn Chapel and Scottish Borders Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

Rosslyn Chapel and Scottish Borders Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

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Experience the legend and mystery of Rosslyn Chapel and the Holy Grail on this ‘Da Vinci Code’ tour from Edinburgh. In a small group, travel to the charming town of Melrose and through the Scottish borderlands. Explore Melrose Abbey and Rosslyn Chapel, and hear intriguing tales of Cistercian monks, the Knights Templar, and Robert the Bruce.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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$50.55
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Full-Day Trip to Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh

Full-Day Trip to Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh

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This full-day Scottish Highlands tour takes you on a scenic drive from Edinburgh to the fabled Loch Ness. The journey travels by coach across Rannoch Moor to Glen Coe and through the Great Glen to Fort Augustus, where you’re treated to a locally made picnic lunch. Take an optional boat ride on the legendary loch in search of ‘Nessie’ before the return trip over the Drumochter Pass and through the forests and rivers of Highland Perthshire, with views of the UNESCO-listed Forth Bridge.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$67.40
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St Andrews & the Fishing Villages of Fife Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

St Andrews & the Fishing Villages of Fife Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

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Travel from Edinburgh to St. Andrews and Fife on this day trip from Edinburgh. Cross the Forth Road Bridge into the Kingdom of Fife and pass by the coastal villages of East Neuk. Then pay homage to the town of St. Andrews, home to Scotland's oldest university and the Old Course where golf is routinely played. Driving in a top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach, see Falkland and the Lomond Hills. Enjoy a small-group tour, limited to 16 people, for a memorable and personalized experience.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$57.39
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Small Group Royal Mile Walking Tour with Optional Entry to Edinburgh Castle

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
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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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$115.93
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Jamie Fraser Outlander tour featuring Lallybroch from Private Tours Edinburgh

Jamie Fraser Outlander tour featuring Lallybroch from Private Tours Edinburgh

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Unique Outlander tour - see Lallybroch , ancestral home of Jamie Fraser ( Midhope Castle) - hear Jamie Fraser guide you around Castle Leoch ( Doune Castle ). Our private group tours take up to four people to three Outlander filming locations – Lallybroch , ancestral home of Jamie Fraser ( Midhope Castle) , Castle Leoch ( Doune Castle ) and Linlithgow Palace ( Wentworth Prison ) . Tour prices include entrance tickets . We also offer bespoke private tours with the option of choosing your own itinerary . Tours start from locations in Edinburgh or Glasgow . Tours start at 10 am .  On this tour we visit various locations used for filming the hit series Outlander. Based on the best selling novels by Diana Gabaldon, Outlander is filmed in a number of locations in castles and towns in central Scotland.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$242.65
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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
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$99.53
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JK Rowling’s Edinburgh and the Writing of Harry Potter 4hrs
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JK Rowling’s Edinburgh and the Writing of Harry Potter 4hrs

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Learn about J.K. Rowling and the origins of the 'Harry Potter' books during a walking tour of Edinburgh. See places that inspired Rowling such as the Balmoral Hotel and University of Edinburgh's Old College; locales that shaped the Dementors and Ministry of Magic; and cafes where Rowling liked to write. Your guide is a 'Harry Potter' fan who shares fascinating details about the wizarding world in Edinburgh.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.44
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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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$262.87
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Private Half-Day Tour of Edinburgh in a Mini

Private Half-Day Tour of Edinburgh in a Mini

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Short on time but still want to experience Edinburgh’s UNESCO-listed gems? No problem! Jump aboard a classic Mini Cooper for a private half-day tour of Edinburgh and zip around the sights in style. Hop out along the way to admire Edinburgh Castle, take in the views from Arthur’s Seat and stroll down the Royal Mile, then explore the lively Grassmarket and visit the waterfront neighbourhood of Leith. Finish your adventure by tucking into a delicious lunch or dinner (depending on option selected) of typical Scottish cuisine.
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  • 4 hours
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Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour in Edinburgh
"The guide was remarkable, very knowledgeable, very expresive, areal figure to remember! Edinburgh is real beautiful and seeing it through someone living 80 years in the city is very informative. A trip to remember!"..."
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Edinburgh Sky to Sea Bike Tour by Manual or E-Bike
"A great way of sightseeing and learning about the beautiful sights of Edinburgh with Johann who was incredibly generous with his time. Would highly recommend this tour"..."
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Edinburgh Food & Drink Private Tour
"Thanks for an great tour, Julie. We got some history as well as the opportunity to try "Haggis" didn't think I would like it but I did. I thoroughly enjoy this tour and by keeping the tour group numbers low it gave us all the opportunity to interact with our guide and each other."..."
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Private 4 Hour Tour of Edinburgh in a Spacious 6-seater Mercedes
"Andy was fantastic....his knowledge of the Edinburgh area was educational and entertaining. We will go back to Edinburgh and will do another tour with Andy."..."
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Private Half Day Edinburgh City Tour in a VIP Minibus
"Allan was prompt and professional. He retrieved us with luggage from EDI and provided a delightful tour which lasted until hotel checkin."..."
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The World Famous Underground Ghost Tour
"Amazing tour! Friendly guide (John Napier) and very scary! Will definitely recommend to any horror fanatics out there!"..."
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Rosslyn Chapel, Scottish Borders & Abbotsford House from Edinburgh
"A wonderful way to spend a day, see some interesting sites and enjoy the Scottish countryside. Our guide was very professional, and pleasant. He kept the trip interesting."..."
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Rosslyn Chapel, Dunfermline Abbey and Stirling Castle Day Tour from Edinburgh
"Mark our tour guide was awesome. Great attitude and very knowledgeable. A must for a first time visit to Scotland."..."
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Loch Lomond, Stirling, and Glengoyne Distillery Tour from Edinburgh
"Wonderful tour. Driver/tour guide is knowledgeable, professional, funny and very good driver. We had a great time."..."
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City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
"3 bus tours included with the ticket, which was good value and kept us entertained for hours. Really good way to see the city."..."
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Loch Lomond, Kelpies & Stirling Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh
"The whole trip was memorable. Loch Lomond was stunning and The Kelpies at night spectacular! Would definitely recommend. A must do!"..."
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West Highland Lochs, Mountains & Castles from Edinburgh
"Great tour! We saw more than we expected to. The price was really reasonable and the driver highly accommodating and knowledgeable. Will definitely book with timberbush again."..."
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West Highlands, Lochs and Castles Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh
"Extremely picturesque stops which were off the beaten track so not lots of other sightseers. Henry was full of enthusiasm"..."
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Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle and the Kelpies from Edinburgh
"our driver was amazing . very professional, friendly, informative ans funny. can we have him on all our tours any where we go."..."
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Rosslyn Chapel and Scottish Borders Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh
"Lovey day trip. William, our guide, was knowledgeable and friendly. Would definitely book again with the company."..."
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Full-Day Trip to Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh
"I loved the tour, it was great to see the country and hear the local history and stories, and Callum was a great guide. The Nessie boat cruise was also really fun."..."
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St Andrews & the Fishing Villages of Fife Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh
"Our driver Will and guide Cathy were very nice and clearly knew their way around Fife. Cathy has an extremely pleasant voice and narrated the sights with enthusiasm. We ate lunch at The Adamson and that alone was worth the trip."..."
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Small Group Royal Mile Walking Tour with Optional Entry to Edinburgh Castle
"Excellent tour. Charles the guide was very informative and friendly. Trip was not too long and had plenty of time to explore the castle. Would definitely recommend!"..."
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3-Hour Secret Food Tour in Edinburgh w/ Private Tour Option
"We really enjoyed the tour! Carlos was very informative and took us to really nice places where we had great food. I loved it!"..."
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JK Rowling’s Edinburgh and the Writing of Harry Potter 4hrs
"Sam was very knowledgeble in the tour, and covers lots of ground especially since it was a 4 hr tour! Due to this, you need to be extremely fit to keep up! All in my group were Harry Potter fans except me, but it was nonetheless still enjoyable as the tour spanned a lot of the Old Town as well! Would def recommend for HP fans!"..."
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Guided Edinburgh Private Walking Tour
"We had a wonderful tour with Mr. Usher! He was so informative. We saw so much of the city and learned so much. He went above and beyond when he saw I had a list of places to see. He actually took us by car to see the last few things on my list...pretty special! I’d highly recommend this walking tour. Loved every minute!!!"..."
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Private Half-Day Tour of Edinburgh in a Mini
"Thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon with Rowan driving around Edinburgh in a mini. We visited places we would never have found by ourselves, incuding a magical garden and the pub where the Queen drops in for lunch!Finished our tour with an excellent supper in a very quirky cafe bar. Very highly recommended."..."

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