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Highlands Day Tour from Edinburgh with Optional Whisky Tour

clock 1 day
  • A guided day tour explores the hidden beauty of Scotland.
  • A tour that takes you from the famous capital to the amazing Highland landscapes. Read more
  • It's also possible to take a whiskey distillery tour and have a taste of Scotland's own drink.
  • What You'll Do:

  • Visit the Scottish Highlands and explore some of the most majestic views in the country.
  • Try out the national drink of Scotland and may choose to have the optional "Famous Grouse Experience.
  • Enjoy the beauty of Scotland.
  • What It Includes:

  • English-speaking expert live tour guide.
  • Transport service to pick the guests to/from hotel or accommodation.
  • Drink-tasting session.
  • Travellers Talk:

  • The tour was well organized and there was something for everyone.
  • The experience was captivating and sharing in the national drink was an honor.
  • Is It Right:

  • Tour offers a lot of experience in exchange for only a little cash.
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  • There may be some walking along the way.
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Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Private Day Tour from Edinburgh

clock 11 to 12 hours
  • A travel tour into the highlands of Scotland on a monster-sized day tour.
  • A tour which lets you hear the story of the Jacobites, spot the mythical Loch Ness Monster and admire the beauty of Glencoe. Read more
  • It allows guests to experience a lot of beauty in a very short time.
  • What You'll Do:

  • Admire some of Scotland's most beautiful landscapes as you travel from Loch Ness and on to Glencoe.
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  • Travel from Edinburgh to the Scottish highlands on a full-day tour.
  • Visit the Battlefield of Culloden and explore it's the visitor center.
  • What It Includes:

  • A pickup service for the guests to/from the hotel.
  • Bottled water to refresh guests on the tour.
  • The English-speaking live tour guide is available.
  • Travellers Talk:

  • The tour gives guests a close look at the beauty of Scotland and the guide was very helpful.
  • Everything was organized properly and all the hours were well-spent.
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    Is It Right:

  • It can be a good idea for a day off work and a way to connect with the spirit of Scotland.
  • There's a lot of beauty to explore for adventure lovers.
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West Highlands, Lochs and Castles Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

clock 10 hours
  • It takes you on a journey to see Scotland's ancient castles, impressive lochs, peculiar coastal villages, and heather-clad mountains.
  • A day tour which shows you Scotland's iconic sights including some of the country's best-kept secrets. Read more
  • It lets you explore the spirits of the western highlands and take a look at its lochs and castles.
  • What You'll Do:

  • Enjoy a full-day drive through the Western Highlands.
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  • Discover some of Scotland's most beautiful lochs and take a look at the longest one in the country.
  • Learn about the heroes of Scotland and listen to the tales of their battles.
  • What It Includes:

  • English-speaking driver or live tour guide.
  • A pickup service for the guests to/from the West Highlands.
  • A full-day tour
  • Travellers Talk:

  • The tour was exceptional and the overall quality of its organization was impressive.
  • A good tour of the lochs and castle as it showed an interesting but hidden side of Scotland.
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    Is It Right:

  • Adventure lovers would love the tales told on this tour.
  • The tour offers a quick way to learn a lot about Scotland's heroes and their stories.
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St Andrews & the Fishing Villages of Fife Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

clock 8 hours 30 minutes
  • It offers an ancient university, jaw-dropping medieval ruins, and peculiar coastal villages.
  • A tour to Scottish towns and villages that offer a lot more than their small size allows of them. Read more
  • A small group tour that takes you through a day in the Fife kingdom from Edinburgh.
  • What You'll Do:

  • Take a look at the historic fishing villages of the Fife Kingdom and visit St. Andrews.
  • Explore the beautiful Falkland and its former royal palace.
  • Enjoy a view of medieval age Scotland.
  • What It Includes:

  • A tour transport service for guests to/from Edinburgh.
  • English Speaking Driver/Guide.
  • A full-day tour.
  • Travellers Talk:

  • The tour was fun and it had a knowledgeable guide that took guests through all the details.
  • There was a great mix of stops on the tour and everything was organized properly.
  • Is It Right:

  • A trip into medieval times brings out your sense of adventure.
  • The tour has so much land and information to cover, you'll never get bored.
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Alnwick Castle, the Northumberland Coast & the Borders Day Tour from Edinburgh

clock 9 hours
  • It shows you the beautiful scenery which characterizes Kelso, Alnwick Castle, and Berwick.
  • A tour to the ruins of Kelso Abbey, then to Alnwick Castle which was used to create the settings for Hogwarts Academy for the Harry Potter movie. Read more
  • It takes you to the borderlands between England and Scotland on this full-day tour from Edinburgh.
  • What You'll Do:

  • Visit and learn about the town of Kelso with its ruined Abbey, town square and impressive boutique shops.
  • Cross the England border and follow a route that was used by cat thieves.
  • Explore the Alnwick Castle and learn about the different famous locations to have featured in the Harry Potter movies.
  • What It Includes:

  • An English-speaking Live tour guide is available.
  • A transport service to/from Edinburgh in a comfortable, air-conditioned mini-coach.
  • A full-day tour of the connection between Scotland and England's histories.
  • Travellers Talk:

  • A beautiful experience visiting the countryside of Scotland to learn about its history and the guide was very knowledgeable and nice.
  • The journey itself was pleasant but it's hard to overlook all the ancient beauty on display from Kelso to Alnwick castle.
  • Is It Right:

  • The tour can easily expose the historic relationship between England and Scotland.
  • It can help learn a lot of history within a very short period of time.
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Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond & Whisky Day Trip from Edinburgh

clock 10 hours
  • The tour introduces the history of Scotland, its amazing landscapes and one of the most famous Scottish exports - Whisky.
  • Stirling Castle used to be a residence of the Scottish royals, while scenic Loch Lomond is the largest lake of Scotland. Read more
  • Glengoyne Distillery produces high-quality Whisky for around two centuries.
  • What You'll Do:

  • Learn stories about famous heroes of Scotland, such as William Wallace and Robert the Bruce.
  • Visit Loch Lomond, one of the most beautiful lakes in Scotland, from a vantage point.
  • Taste extraordinary Scotch Whisky in Glengoyne Distillery.
  • What It Includes:

  • Round-trip transportation by a mini-coach.
  • Expert guide on board.
  • Pickups and drop-offs at selected points.
  • Travellers Talk:

  • I had no idea we'd see so much in one day!
  • This was a great tour!
  • Beautiful lochs and castles on an informative tour.
  • Is It Right:

  • The tour is highly recommended for fans of Scotland and its history.
  • People fond of capturing amazing landscapes by camera shouldn't miss this tour.
  • This is a must-do activity for travelers enjoying Scotch Whisky.
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Royal Edinburgh 48-Hour Attractions Ticket

clock The validity period of the package is 48 hours
  • A convenient tourist pass allowing its holders to visit the most important royal attractions of the Scottish capital city.
  • The ticket entitles its owners for a 2-day hop-on hop-off bus tour of Edinburgh. Read more
  • The 48-hour attraction ticket grants its holders to avoid waiting in lines at specified attractions.
  • What You'll Do:

  • You will enjoy unlimited rides on the Edinburgh hop-on hop-off bus.
  • Save time when visiting the Holyroodhouse Palace, Castle of Edinburgh and the Royal Yacht Britannia.
  • With the price of the ticket, you pay less for enjoying the services and visiting the attractions than by doing so separately.
  • What It Includes:

  • Entrance to the Edinburgh Castle, Holyroodhouse Palace and the Britannia Royal Yacht.
  • Unlimited rides on the Edinburgh sightseeing bus during the validity period.
  • Travellers Talk:

  • We used all 3 bus routes which saves money and time.
  • This tour is a very good value.
  • Great package! Worth the money!
  • Is It Right:

  • The package offers a great value for money to travelers interested to visit the top three royal attractions of the city.
  • The ticket is very convenient for first-time visitors to Edinburgh and travelers curious about its past.
  • The package saves travelers money and time.
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Loch Ness, Glencoe & The Highlands Day Trip from Edinburgh

clock 12 hours
  • A full day tour to see the beauty of Scotland's dramatic scenery.
  • Visit Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, and Glencoe. Read more
  • See small quaint villages plus iconic locations.
  • What You'll Do:

  • Visit Loch Ness and take a cruise in search of Nessie, or explore the ruins of Urquhart Castle.
  • Visit Glen Coe, the site of the 1692 massacre of the Clan MacDonald.
  • See Highland Cows, mountains, bogs, moors, hills, lochs, and more!
  • What It Includes:

  • Full day trip by coach with local driver/guide.
  • Live commentary onboard the air-conditioned coach.
  • 12 hour round trip.
  • Travellers Talk:

  • Great value and a wonderful sightseeing trip, would do it again
  • Loved the tour. The information provided by the tour guide was interesting and insightful
  • The trip was amazing, we really enjoyed it and we learnt tons of new things about Scotland
  • Is It Right:

  • A great way to see the countryside and experience more of Scotland than just Edinburgh.
  • A good introduction for those who are short on time but want to see Loch Ness and other places.
  • The price does not include food or entrance fees so do take this into consideration if you're on a budget.
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Loch Ness, Glencoe & The Highlands Private Day Tour From Edinburgh

clock 12 hours
  • Journey to the north and into the mountainous highland region of Scotland. Explore some of Scotland’s best scenery and delve deep in the history. Learn about the Scottish clans, folklore and legend that abounds in the hills. See world-famous sights and stop at dramatic locations along the route.

    Travel across empty landscape of Rannoch...Read more

Glasgow City Full-Day Guided Private Tour in a Premium Minivan from Edinburgh

clock 8 hours
  • Take a private tour from Edinburgh to Glasgow and explore this cosmopolitan city where you set the pace.

    Glasgow is Scotland’s largest City, a Victorian metropolis with a strong industrial heritage and impressive city centre. During the Industrial Revolution the city was at the centre of heavy engineering and shipbuilding. We'll explore...Read more

Alnwick Castle and the Viking Coast Full-Day Private Tour in a Premium Minivan

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  • The Northumberland coast is a beautiful part of the country, a stones throw across the border from Edinburgh. The history of this region has strong links to Scottish cultural and religious history and is within easy reach of Edinburgh.

    Book this bespoke private tour and see more of the sights of this beautiful area complete with the...Read more

The Scottish Borders Full-Day Private Tour in a Luxury Minivan with Local Guide

clock 8 hours
  • This tour takes you off the beaten path into one of Scotland's less visited regions.

    The Scottish Borders is full of fascinating history, historic places to visit and beautiful scenery. Because it is less popular the places we visit are often quieter, giving you more time to learn about the history, hear the stories and appreciate the...Read more

The Highlands, Whisky and Castles Private Day Tour in a Premium Minivan

clock 8 hours
  • This day trip from Edinburgh offers stunning views over the highlands and lochs of Scotland.

    This tour offers some stunning scenery and plenty of photo opportunities as we 'get away from civilisation'. Travelling through glendevon, the sma' Glen, Glen Quaich and The Trossachs all of which have their own unique landscapes.

    Visit...Read more

Outlander locations experience, Private Tour in a premium Minivan

clock 8 hours
  • Our fantastic private guided Outlander tour is a fantastic way to explore many of the on-location castles that were used in Scotland for hit TV show Outlander.

    Your friendly and knowledgeable driver guide will take you on a journey of Outlander discovery exploring many sights onboard your private Mercedes Minivan. Hear the stories...Read more

Speyside Whisky Distillery private day tour from Edinburgh

clock 12 hours
  • The Speyside Whisky day tour from Edinburgh is the perfect opportunity to experience three of Scotland's most iconic whisky distilleries in undoubtably the most famous whisky region in the world.

    Departing from Edinburgh this tour not only takes in some stunning distilleries, but also some beautiful scenery and historic locations along the...Read more

The 'Cathedrals, Castles & Highlands' Guided Private Tour in a Premium Minivan

clock 8 hours
  • Take a trip north of Edinburgh to picturesque Perthshire. Experience the contrast of two of Scotland’s best surviving Cathedrals, visit the stunning formal gardens at Drummond Castle and visit the peaceful retreat and ancient Caledonian Forrest at The Hermitage.

    Journey past some of Scotland’s best sights along the way, including...Read more

Stirling Castle and Loch Lomond Full-Day Private Tour in a Premium Minivan

clock 8 hours
  • First we stop to admire the views over the Forth Bridges from South Queensferry before continuing to Linlithgow Palace with its rich and varied history.

    Then we take the 'Royal Route' to Stirling Castle and explore the ancient royal seat of Scotland. Learn the varied history of the Stuart Royals and the great battles of the middle-ages that...Read more

Edinburgh Private Tour Brazilian Guide

clock 8 hours
  • We make private and personalized tours, according to the client's interests, in private vehicles with great comfort and safety. Our guides accompany the customer on all attractions, providing the greatest support and historical information. Departure and return from the tour will be at the client's...Read more

Edinburgh Private Tour Brazilian Guide

clock 8 hours
  • We make private and personalized tours, according to the client's interests, in private vehicles with great comfort and safety. Our guides accompany you on all attractions, providing the most support and historical information. Departure and return of the tour will be at the client's...Read more

Private Tour Outlander Scenarios Brazilian Guide

clock 9 hours
  • Private tour tailored to the client's interests, the tour itinerary can be changed to suit customer needs or weather conditions. Tour with vehicle and guide in private...Read more
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