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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
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Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, Glencoe and Ben Nevis from Edinburgh

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Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, Glencoe and Ben Nevis from Edinburgh

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Explore the stunning Scottish Highlands on a full-day excursion that includes Glencoe and Loch Ness. Set own from Edinburgh aboard a comfortable coach bus to experience some of the area's top sights and attractions. Visit to Callander "Gateway to the Highlands", learn the fascinating history of Glencoe—a village made modernly famous as a setting for 'James Bond' and 'Harry Potter' films—and opt to take a boat cruise upon iconic Loch Ness, keeping an eye out for the famous 'Nessie' as you go.
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  • 12 hours
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St Andrews & The Fishing Villages of Fife from Edinburgh
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St Andrews & The Fishing Villages of Fife from Edinburgh

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Explore St. Andrews and the Villages of Fife on this day trip from Edinburgh. Admire fine views over the Forth Rail Bridge from South Queensferry en route into the Kingdom of Fife. Discover pretty coastal villages, then visit Anstruther with a guide. Perhaps visit St. Andrews’ castle and cathedral ruins, stroll along the harbor, or soak up the sunshine at your leisure. Afterward, travel through the Lomond Hills and past Loch Leven on route back to Edinburgh.
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  • 8 hours 45 minutes
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Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

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Take a personalized tour from Edinburgh to Loch Ness on this day trip to the Scottish Highlands. See wooded lochs and tucked-away villages as you journey through spectacular scenery en route to Glencoe and Fort Augustus. Enjoy an optional boat tour in search of the Loch Ness Monster and traverse the picturesque Cairngorms National Park. Travel in a top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach with a small group limited to 16 passengers.
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  • 12 hours
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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
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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
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Loch Ness, Glencoe & The Highlands Day Trip from Edinburgh

Loch Ness, Glencoe & The Highlands Day Trip from Edinburgh

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See the best of Scotland in one action-packed day on this Glencoe, Loch Ness and the Highlands tour from Edinburgh. Pass Stirling Castle on route to Kilmahog with a guide, then continue through Rannoch Moor to the soaring Highland peaks of Glen Coe. Head along the banks of Loch Linnhe to Fort William and gaze over Ben Nevis — Scotland’s highest mountain. Enjoy free time to explore Loch Ness and learn the famous legend of Nessie! Pass by Inverness, then travel through the mighty Grampian Mountains to Edinburgh.
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  • 12 hours
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The Outlander, Palaces & Jacobites Experience from Edinburgh
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The Outlander, Palaces & Jacobites Experience from Edinburgh

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Discover the palaces and castles of TV’s ‘Outlander’ series on a 9.5-hour tour from Edinburgh. Visit some of the sites that starred in the fictional Jacobite saga, including Blackness Castle, the headquarters of Jack Randall, and Hopetoun House, the Duke of Sandringham’s residence. Explore Wentworth Prison, set in Linlithglow Palace, and see Midhope Castle (Lallybroch), Mercat Cross (Cranesmuir), and more, as you hear trivia on the series and its stars. Entrance fees are excluded.
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  • 9 hours
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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
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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
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Edinburgh Harry Potter Walking Tour

Edinburgh Harry Potter Walking Tour

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This 'Harry Potter' walking tour gets fans closer to spots in Edinburgh that inspired J.K Rowling’s famous books. Walk past key sites that inspired places such as Diagon Alley, and even see the cafes and hotels where the writer wrote her book series. Your guide knows the quickest ways to get around the city on foot to fit more into your time, as well as fun facts about Harry Potter.
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  • 2 hours
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Potter About Edinburgh - with quizzes
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Potter About Edinburgh - with quizzes

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Experience the magic of the world’s most famous wizard on a 2-hour Harry Potter walking tour of Edinburgh, perfect for families with kids. Alongside your Potter-mad guide, you’ll explore the winding streets and mysterious alleys that inspired J. K. Rowling to create the iconic wizarding world, and see filming locations featured in the movies. Plus, tick off top Edinburgh attractions such as the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, and Princes Street.
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JK Rowling's Edinburgh and the Writing of Harry Potter
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JK Rowling's Edinburgh and the Writing of Harry Potter

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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
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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
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Private one hour Harry Potter walking tour

Private one hour Harry Potter walking tour

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Join us on a private tour through Edinburgh's historic Old Town. We will explore where J. K. Rowling gained her inspiration for her global phenomenon of Harry Potter. We will begin on the famous Royal Mile and in the shadows of Edinburgh Castle. Next we will wander down Edinburgh's "Diagon Alley" and then head into a real graveyard to see the grave "he who must not be named". We will also learn about the cafe's where she sat and wrote the beginning of the book and where she finished in the realms of luxury. Having gained a degree in Tourism Management in Edinburgh and having extensively worked in the Scottish tourism industry I feel I have the passion to show you around. I specialised my final year Thesis paper on the phenomenon that is Harry Potter and how it relates to Scottish tourism. All tours are small group sizes. No more than 10 people per group.
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  • 1 hour
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Harry Potter Tour in Edinburgh

Harry Potter Tour in Edinburgh

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What a magical atmosphere in the place where JK Rowling wrote part of the first novel! You will have a chance to feel it yourself. You will visit one of the Hogwarts House also. What is the connection between Hogwarts and Lauriston Place? What a unique and a bit scary places inspired to create the names for some of the characters in the books? Where you can see Rowling’s handprints? Where is the ‘birthplace’ of Harry Potter? You will also have a chance to find out if you are a pureblood, a muggle, or a squib? A professional local guide will tell you fascinating stories and facts
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  • 2 hours
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Harry Potter's Edinburgh guide

Harry Potter's Edinburgh guide

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

Self-Guided Harry Potter Themed Audio Tour in Edinburgh

Experience a little magic on a 2-hour walking tour of Edinburgh that is perfect for all Harry Potter fans. The mobile app helps you explore the Edinburgh with a private audio tour (included). The audio tour has clean navigation, filled with exciting stories from professional guides. The Harry Potter-Themed tour tour with an in-app audio guide is for the one who wants to find the place where Rowling wrote parts of the very first Harry Potter book, try the real butterbeer in "The Dog House", see where Diagon Alley came to life and visit the graveyard where Lord Voldemort is buried. 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. Enjoy your party only!
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  • 2 hours
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Edinburgh Literary Walking Tour

Edinburgh Literary Walking Tour

Edinburgh was the first city to receive the award as a UNESCO City of Literature. It is a home and the inspiration to many great writers. Edinburgh has what could be the only station in the world named after a book. What is this book? You will visit the monument of Walter Scott and will hear about this influence on the culture. The city was also the birthplace of Treasure Island and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde author, Robert Louis Stevenson and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Whom we have to thank for bringing Sherlock Holmes into our lives? A professional guide will introduce you to the local resident and National treasure – J.K Rowling! Where did she write much of the earlier Harry Potter books? You will also hear fascinating facts about favorite crime writer, Ian Rankin. Hear stories of the poets, novelists and crime writers and places that inspired them and the lives they lived in Edinburgh
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