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Edinburgh Castle—with its fortress walls, cobbled promenades, and winding stone steps—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; period artifacts, such as the Scottish Crown Jewels; and dark dungeons that illuminate the castle’s storied past.

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Panoramic Running Tour of Edinburgh

Panoramic Running Tour of Edinburgh

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We love running and we love Edinburgh, bring your trainers and let us show you our wonderful and vibrant city on foot! Hear stories of Edinburgh past and present whilst we tour the capital city at your pace. We will take in all the main city sights and then finish off with a breathtaking climb up Arthur's Seat to see the city from a panoramic view.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.57
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$42.57
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Private Edinburgh Ghost Tour: The Bloody Past Exploration Game

Private Edinburgh Ghost Tour: The Bloody Past Exploration Game

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Embark on a haunted Edinburgh tour where you will follow clues to discover striking places and local stories. Play the role of a devilish staff on this spine-tingling walking tour, which takes you on a journey through some of the city’s most haunted places, including Greyfriars Kirkyard, the site of the Nor’ Loch and West Bow. Are you ready for a haunted walk around Edinburgh? Discover Edinburgh’s dark and bloody past, from the Great Scottish Witch Hunts to the Burke and Hare murders and learn about the haunting stories of the Wizard of West Bow, the Grey Lady, George Mackenzie and more. Explore the many sites where public executions were held and visit the hall containing a book made of William Burke’s flesh Try a new type of experience, the perfect mix between a tour, an outdoor escape game, and a treasure hunt.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$8.88
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$8.88
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Small-Group Photography Walking Tour of Edinburgh

Small-Group Photography Walking Tour of Edinburgh

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Capture the Scottish capital in a fresh light and discover top landmarks with ease on this 3-hour small-group photography walking tour in Edinburgh. Follow a guide through Edinburgh’s attractive streets and gain insight into the city’s colorful past. Along the way, discover top attractions and hidden gems both on and off the tourist trail, and enjoy framing them through the eye of your camera. Master focal range and light settings to bring out the best in your shots, and sharpen your skills behind the lens.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.54
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$60.54

Edinburgh Custom Private Tour with a Local, see the city unscripted ★★★★★

Edinburgh Custom Private Tour with a Local, 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
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$86.91
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$86.91
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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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$710.37
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$710.37
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Harry Potter’s Edinburgh Self-guided Audio Walking Tour

Harry Potter’s Edinburgh Self-guided Audio Walking Tour

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Come with me Muggles on a self-guided audio tour and explore the Edinburgh that inspired J.K. Rowling’s global phenomenon! We'll explore the secret alleyways of the Old Town, starting at Edinburgh Castle, then we'll wander down to “Diagon Alley” and find the gravestones of Voldemort and some other well-known characters from the Harry Potter series. We'll spot “Hogwarts School of Wizardry” along the way too, and if you like, you can stop in at the famous and not-so-famous cafes where J.K. Rowling wrote before Harry Potter became a best-seller. Our journey will include: • A fantastic view of the Edinburgh Castle from the esplanade in front of it • The Royal Mile, Old Town’s most famous street • The Writer’s Museum, a literature fan’s heaven • Victoria Street, one of Scotland's most photographed streets • The Grassmarket where you’ll hear a story of one very lucky lady from the 1700s. • Greyfriar’s Graveyard
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  • 40 minutes to 1 hour
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$7.99
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$7.99

Chauffeur Driven Private Sightseeing Tour of Edinburgh

Chauffeur Driven Private Sightseeing Tour of Edinburgh

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Explore Edinburgh without the hassle of driving or using public transit on a private sightseeing tour with round-trip hotel transport. Your driver, who navigates for you, points out top landmarks and architectural gems, from Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood House. With the flexibility to customize your itinerary and inside recommendations from your driver, this private tour is a popular choice for newcomers who wish to orient themselves in the city.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$674.85
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$674.85
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Essential Walking Tour of Edinburgh's Old Town

Essential Walking Tour of Edinburgh's Old Town

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What better way to acquaint yourself with the layout of Edinburgh's medieval Old Town than a private tour with your own experienced guide. In 3 hours your guide will cover all of the highlights of the Old Town as well as the hidden gems that the unwary visitor misses. Your guide will scratch under the surface of each location helping the visitor to understand why the city has such a gruesome history. Although many people think it is just about the Castle, it is much more than that. It is about the people who lived and died in the Old Town. You will hear stories of body-snatchers, of witches and the religious zealots that sent them to their deaths. We will explain how Scotland went from independent country to becoming part of the United Kingdom and its impact on Edinburgh The 18th century was a period that saw the rebirth of Edinburgh through learning and education. This period became known as the Scottish Enlightenment. Come on this tour to be entertained and enlightened.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$134.80
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$134.80
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Edinburgh Luxury Private Tour with Scottish Driver

Edinburgh Luxury Private Tour with Scottish Driver

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Explore Edinburgh without the hassle of planning on a private tour with door-to-door chauffeur service, bottled water, and complimentary wifi. Your drive and guide tailors the day’s itinerary according to your needs and interests, with potential stops ranging from Edinburgh Castle to Charlotte Square. Unlike impersonal large-group tours, this private experience ensures your guide’s full attention and a customized experience.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$381.99
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$381.99
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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
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$500.11
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$500.11
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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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$120.55
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$120.55
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Edinburgh City Centre Private and Personal Half Day Driving Tour

Edinburgh City Centre Private and Personal Half 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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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$419.12
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Central Scotland Driving Tour - Stirlingshire (Private)

Central Scotland Driving Tour - Stirlingshire (Private)

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Discover whats beyond the city walls on your very own full day private tour of central Scotland in our Land Rover Discovery. See the castles, the lochs, the hills and even some of the filming locations that makes Scotland the stunning country it is today. All our tours can be personalised to your needs and be as action packed or relaxed as you want.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$665.85
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Edinburgh City Tour

Edinburgh City Tour

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Edinburgh, the Capital city of Scotland & United Kingdom's second most popular tourist destination attraction, over 2.1 million visitors in 2018. We provide a first class service on every journey with full of excitement & memorable adventure all over the Edinburgh City, also you can make your own tour location and flexible time all over the day. Tour will be our traditional black taxi within full Air-Conditioned & heating vehicle,free Wi-Fi on broad & complementary water bottle. Vehicle are fully insured and have full public liability insurance. Our driver are officially recognised by the City of Edinburgh Council. All tours are priced per vehicle which can hold up to 6 passengers. We assured fully safe & secure every tour with bespoke tour, also provide any pick up or drop off in Edinburgh based location,including Air-port transport.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$539.16
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$539.16
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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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$634.61
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$634.61
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Edinburgh One Day Tour with a Local Guide : 100% Personalized & Private ★★★★★

Edinburgh One Day Tour with a Local Guide : 100% Personalized & Private ★★★★★

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Visiting an unfamiliar city without knowing anyone there can lead to a hit or miss experience. Ensure a rewarding visit by booking a local, like-minded host for the day. They will create a bespoke itinerary based on your own interests and take you to some of their favorite spots missed by most other visitors.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$294.38
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$294.38
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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
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$357.46
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$357.46
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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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$303.10
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$303.10

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
  • Free Cancellation
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$33.64
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Self-guided Discovery Walk in Edinburgh: An Obscure Adventure

Self-guided 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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$28.83
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$28.83
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The Ultimate Private Black Taxi Edinburgh Tour

The Ultimate Private Black Taxi Edinburgh Tour

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Discover the historical sights of Edinburgh the alternative way on a private full-day tour of the Scottish capital in an iconic London taxi. Customize your itinerary according to your interests and allow a courteous driver to transport you to Edinburgh’s top attractions. Gaze at the imposing fortress of Edinburgh Castle on its hilltop perch; discover the poignant story behind the canine statue in Greyfriar’s Kirkyard; and absorb the historical charm of Edinburgh’s Old Town. Gain fascinating insight into the history and heritage of Scotland’s vibrant capital from your professional private guide.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$756.21
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$756.21
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Private Tour: Secret Food Tours Edinburgh

Private Tour: Secret Food Tours Edinburgh

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We are Edinburgers who are wildly passionate about all the delicious food found around our world-famous and historical city. By booking on our Edinburgh tour, you will have the opportunity to experience our passion by eating traditional Scottish food (such as authentic Haggis, award winning Lowland Single Malt Whisky), sample tasty Scottish treats, desserts and sample our flavorful cheeses. Enjoy the enriching combination of tea and Scottish scones. Additionally all our tours, there is our Secret Dish, which you can only find out about on the day. As a private tour, everything works around you! Our start times are much more easy going, dates can open up. It's a much more intimate and cozy experience. No need to shout over other tourists, you will have every question answered, and leave feeling like a native yourself!
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  • 3 hours
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$144.89
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$144.89
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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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$901.71
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Private Walking Tour of Edinburgh Old Town with Qualified Guide

Private Walking Tour of Edinburgh Old Town with Qualified Guide

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Enjoy a half day walking tour of Edinburgh Old Town and Royal Mile. 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 Edinburgh Castle esplanade. Standing on top of an extinct volcano it offers great views of the city and surroundings. Due to Covid restrictions we can not guide inside the castle so we will give you an introduction from the outside and tell you the best way to explore on your own.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
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$182.23
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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.
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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 105.13. Guided Edinburgh Castle tours start around USD 105.13 per person.
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