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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$63.64
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$63.64
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Historical Walking Tour with Optional Skip the Line Entry to Edinburgh Castle

Historical Walking Tour with Optional Skip the Line 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
  • Taking safety measures
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$21.22
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$21.22
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Glencoe, Ben Nevis and Loch Ness Day Tour from Edinburgh

Glencoe, Ben Nevis and Loch Ness Day Tour from Edinburgh

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Take in top natural attractions including Glencoe, Ben Nevis, and Loch Ness on this day trip from Edinburgh. Pass the iconic Stirling Castle en route through the Trossachs, then head onto Glencoe—a region steeped in history. Explore Fort William and Ben Nevis with a guide, then follow the Great Glen to the village of Fort Augustus. After lunch on the shores of Loch Ness, pass Loch Laggan and stop for a stroll in a Highland village.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$63.64
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$63.64
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West Highland Lochs, Mountains & Castles from Edinburgh

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
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.67
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$59.67
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The Scotch Whisky Experience Guided Whisky Tour - An Introduction to Whisky

The Scotch Whisky Experience Guided Whisky Tour - An Introduction to Whisky

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Designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to the world of whisky, this guided tour of the Scotch Whisky Experience in Edinburgh is the ideal choice for travelers wanting to learn more about Scotland’s national drink. Take a whisky barrel ride through a replica distillery, view the world’s largest collection of Scotch whisky, enjoy a guided tasting session, and take home a souvenir of a crystal whisky glass. This tour is also a fun and suitable expereince for travelers aged under 18.
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  • 50 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$22.54
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$22.54
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Stirling Castle,Trossachs National and Loch Lomond Day Tour from Edinburgh

Stirling Castle,Trossachs National and Loch Lomond Day Tour from Edinburgh

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Explore Stirling Castle, the Trossachs National Park, and Loch Lomond on this adventurous day tour from Edinburgh. Take a glimpse into Glasgow’s industrial past on route to beautiful Loch Lomond, and admire fine views over rugged Ben Lomond. Travel into the Trossachs National Park with a guide then, explore the ancient streets of Stirling and discover top attractions such as the mighty Stirling Castle—widely considered among Scotland’s most important fortresses.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$54.37
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$54.37
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Day Trip to Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park with Optional Stirling Castle Tour from Edinburgh

Day Trip to Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park with Optional Stirling Castle Tour from Edinburgh

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Soak up Scotland’s majestic countryside on a full-day tour of Highlands from Edinburgh. Aboard a comfortable coach, stop at Loch Lomond, the largest inland body of water in Great Britain. Wind through Trossachs National Park, spotted with moors, lochs and jutting peaks, and on to Stirling Castle, coronation place of Mary, Queen of Scots. Explore the grounds or purchase an optional tour of the castle’s opulent interior rooms. On the return journey to Edinburgh, the tour stops at the Kelpies. The world's largest equine sculptures dedicated to the horse-powered heritage of Central Scotland, designed by Andy Scott.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$54.37
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$54.37
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Loch Ness, Inverness & The Highlands - 2 Day Tour from Edinburgh

Loch Ness, Inverness & The Highlands - 2 Day Tour from Edinburgh

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See the rivers, lochs, and mountains of the Scottish Highlands during this two-day tour from Edinburgh. Leave the driving to your guide and take in the scenery as you journey to top landmarks in the region including Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, and Inverness. Visit the historic Ruthven Barracks and enjoy a gentle forest walk in the Hermitage Woodland before driving back to Edinburgh.
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$112.70
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$112.70
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Whisky and Highland Waterfalls Day Trip from Edinburgh

Whisky and Highland Waterfalls Day Trip from Edinburgh

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Appreciate the splendor of Scotland on a full-day whisky and waterfalls trip from Edinburgh. Wind through the Scottish Highlands and marvel at the majesty of Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, then visit the Glenturret Distillery for a tour, whisky sampling and lunch (all payable on site). Discover the centuries-old tradition of Scottish whisky production, then cap off your tour at Hermitage forest and the village of Dunkeld.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.67
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$59.67
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3-Day Budget Backpacker Isle of Skye and the Highlands Tour from Edinburgh

3-Day Budget Backpacker Isle of Skye and the Highlands Tour from Edinburgh

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Enhance your experience of Scotland’s spectacular Highlands on a 3-day trip to the Isle of Skye from Edinburgh. Alongside a professional guide, immerse yourself in the windswept landscapes and local legends of the Scottish Highlands as you visit the county of Dunkeld, famed for its association with Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’, and Loch Ness, home to the mythical Loch Ness monster. Discover the atmospheric castle ruins and dramatic coastlines of the Isle of Skye and experience traditional Scottish hospitality during two overnight stays in shared accommodation.  
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  • 3 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$285.07
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Edinburgh Three Bridges & Inchcolm Island Cruise

Edinburgh Three Bridges & Inchcolm Island Cruise

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Escape the city and see some of Edinburgh’s lesser-known sights on a boat cruise that takes you to Inchcolm Island, home to both a medieval abbey and a colony of sea lions and seals. As well as escaping the crowds on land, you’ll bag the best views of the famous Three Bridges.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$19.62
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$19.62

Highlands Day Tour from Edinburgh with Optional Whisky Tour

Highlands Day Tour from Edinburgh with Optional Whisky Tour

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Discover the untamed beauty of rural Scotland on this Highlands day trip from Edinburgh. Travel to the ancient city of Stirling as a guide sheds light on the medieval Wars of Independence. Admire local landmarks including the Wallace Monument. Pass Loch Earn en route to one of Scotland's famous whisky distilleries and enjoy an optional tour. Then visit the pretty village of Dunkeld, then return to Edinburgh via the Forth Bridge.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.67
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$59.67
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$20.93
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$20.93
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Virtual Old Edinburgh Tour

Virtual Old Edinburgh Tour

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Enjoy a Virtual Walking Tour of Edinburgh's Old Town with your own private tour guide. You may not be able to come to Edinburgh, so let us bring it to you. We use a selection of photos and videos. You can chat and ask questions just as you would on a normal Walking Tour.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.79
per group
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$45.79
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Forth Boat Tours Edinburgh sightseeing cruise with Cream Tea

Forth Boat Tours Edinburgh sightseeing cruise with Cream Tea

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Discover the Firth of Forth, an estuary outside Edinburgh, on a cruise that departs from South Queensferry, located 10 miles (16 km) west of the city. Relax onboard in the observation lounge or on the outside decks and indulge in a complimentary cream tea. Admire views of Blackness Castle, as featured in Outlander, Limekilns village as mentioned in Robert Louis Stevenson's Kidnapped, and the UNESCO World Heritage Forth Bridge.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.16
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$26.16

Outlander Film Locations Day Trip from Edinburgh

Outlander Film Locations Day Trip from Edinburgh

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Scotland’s rugged landscapes and historic castles provide a spectacular backdrop to hit TV series Outlander, but you’ll need a guide if you want to follow in the footsteps of your favorite characters. This full-day tour from Edinburgh gives fans the inside scoop, visiting memorable filming locations such as Doune Castle, Culross, and Falkland.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$73.26
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$73.26
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Edinburgh Food Safari - we do the hunting, you do the eating

Edinburgh Food Safari - we do the hunting, you do the eating

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Explore UNESCO–listed Edinburgh through the city’s diverse and tasty cuisine on this food-lover’s walking and tasting tour. Follow your guide through central Edinburgh, and discover the best places to savor treats like scones fresh from the oven. Meet makers such as butchers, fishmongers, and more, and find out for yourself what makes their fresh produce so special. Along the way, taste locally made beer, cheeses, haggis, and whiskey.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$183.15
Price varies by group size
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$183.15
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Alnwick Castle as Featured in Harry Potter and Scottish Borders Day Trip from Edinburgh

Alnwick Castle as Featured in Harry Potter and Scottish Borders Day Trip from Edinburgh

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Combine the magic of Harry Potter with the history of the Scottish borders on this day trip from Edinburgh. Ideal for fans of the world’s favorite wizard, this tour takes you to the coastal town of Bamburgh, home to the impressive Bamburgh Castle, and Alnwick Castle, a filming location featured in both Harry Potter and Downtown Abbey. Tour the historic structure’s opulent rooms—entrance fees at your own expense—before you admire the pretty town of Coldstream, straddling the border of England and Scotland.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$61.49
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$61.49
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Sherlock's Secret Challenge - The puzzle solving game that shows you the city

Sherlock's Secret Challenge - The puzzle solving game that shows you the city

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It's a game that will make use of your brain and creativity, but its also a great way to explore the city as you're being forced to actively look around you. The puzzles are solved using permanent features of the city and you'll work out your path as you go around from one clue to the next, unravelling the story and ultimately discovering the secret behind Sherlock Holmes.
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  • 2 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$58.87
per group
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$58.87
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Scottish Highlands Day Trip and Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Scottish Highlands Day Trip and Edinburgh Military Tattoo

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Soak up the spirit of Scotland with a full-day trip through the Highlands and an evening viewing of the world-renowned Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Wind through the Highlands and marvel at the majesty of Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, then visit a local whisky distillery for a tour and tasting. Head back to Edinburgh for guaranteed entrance to the Military Tattoo –  an exciting light show and military performance on Edinburgh Castle’s esplanade.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$191.00
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$191.00
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Sightseeing Cruise Blackness Castle, Three Bridges Cruise with Cream Tea

Sightseeing Cruise Blackness Castle, Three Bridges Cruise with Cream Tea

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Blackness Castle, Three Bridges and Cream Tea Cruise - take in views of Blackness Castle, the ship that never sails and featured in Outlander. There are also views of Limekilns village, mentioned in Robert Louis Stevenson's Kidnapped. It was from Limekilns that David Balfour and Alan Breck were carried across the Forth in a rowing boat. You will also see the Three Bridges as you have never seen them before. For your comfort relax onboard in the observation lounge or on the outside decks and listen to the guided commentary while you enjoy a drink from the bar. The Marine Wildlife, during your tour, you will find plenty of opportunities to see a wide variety of marine wildlife including seabirds, porpoises and seals.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$26.16
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1.5 hour Firth of Forth Sightseeing cruise

1.5 hour Firth of Forth Sightseeing cruise

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This is an award winning sightseeing cruise, which offers passengers an amazing experience on the Forth. Cruise under the Forth Bridges and enjoy breathtaking views of Edinburgh and Fife from our panoramic top deck. Listen to our full commentary on the rich history and wildlife. Look out for seals together with a wide range of seabirds throughout the season, including the ever popular puffins.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$19.62
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$19.62
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Gamified Discovery Walk in Edinburgh: An Obscure Adventure

Gamified Discovery Walk in Edinburgh: An Obscure Adventure

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Just one look at Edinburgh’s intriguing cityscape hints at all the secrets beneath… Are you curious to discover them? Follow in the footsteps of an enthusiastic history buff, Chris, and seek answers to location-based riddles he created. Wandering through obscure streets, you’ll find atmospheric gardens, intriguing statues and wicked delights along the way. Even long-time locals said they were surprised with hidden spots and stories they discovered on this self-guided walk! This playful walk across Edinburgh’s Old Town sharpens your senses and encourages you to appreciate the most wonderful – and often hidden – details around you. Whether you know Edinburgh or just start exploring here, this experience gives you a perspective on discovery that will inspire your curiosity wherever you go next. There are 12 fun location-based riddles to solve on this route. You can fully enjoy this experience of connecting with the city while staying in your own group.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.04
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$29.04
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Track Game - Discover Edinburgh while having fun - Teen / Adult - French

Track Game - Discover Edinburgh while having fun - Teen / Adult - French

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Synopsis: "A strange disappearance" Edinburgh Old Town ... Miss Janet Brown is very worried: she hasn't heard from her friend and hasn't seen her since the night before. She then decides to go to the home of her dear comrade towards Grassmarket, accompanied by the lessor. They then enter the only living room and discover that everything is in order ...  With a few details: the door was not locked and the handbag, found under the bed, was apparently thrown to the ground in a hurry, and disemboweled ... ---> Dear detective, dear sorcerer, the stones of Edinburgh call you and are full of well hidden clues that can help you in the progress of your investigation. Be smart and very observant and you will then learn a thousand and one secrets about Edinburgh thanks to Fun Track Game. Happy hunting for clues through the Scottish capital !!!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.84
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