Capture the Magic of Edinburgh With These Exciting Experiences

There's plenty to do in the lively city of Edinburgh
There's plenty to do in the lively city of Edinburgh | © eye35 / Alamy Stock Photo

A trip to Edinburgh isn’t complete without doing some of the activities the city is famous for, such as sampling whiskey or exploring the beautiful hills. These experiences help you discover the best of the city with a unique twist.

There’s so much to be discovered in Edinburgh: once you look past the biggest sites such as the Castle and Arthur’s Seat, you’ll realise there’s unlimited ways to experience the city. Here, Culture Trip has curated a list of the most interesting activities that are both unique and quintessentially Edinburgh: these tours and experiences will help you discover the city’s comedy heritage, the most breathtaking views and of course the spirits (of both kinds) that Scotland is famous for.

ToursStirling Castle and Whisky Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh
From $51 per person
10 hours
4.8 (95)
Join this small group tour (maximum 16 passengers) and follow in the footsteps of great Scottish heroes on this historic and scenic trip into the Scottish heartlands. Enjoy a day with at least 5 fabulous stops including Stirling Castle, whisky tour and tasting at the Glengoyne Distillery and a scenic drive through the Highlands to the legendary Loch Lomond.

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ToursHill & Nature Walk ~ Discover Real Edinburgh With A Local Expert! (small Group)
From $68 per person
3 to 4 hours
4 (1)
This is a MUST DO Walking Tour in the prettiest hill range from the 7 hills which creates Edinburgh. Discover the Scottish Highlands & Stunning Scottish Nature in the middle of the capital city! If you love nature and want to explore the real beauty of Edinburgh and famous Pentland Hills, then this is the ideal tour for you. We will be BACK BY LUNCH-TIME & ALL DAY BUS TICKET IS INCLUDED.

-Please book a private tour with kids under 7 years of age. Contact to arrange "Rishi's Edinburgh Tours"

Hi,

I'm Rishi your Host & your Guide. I have over 20 years of experience in tourism & hospitality. I got my degree in Tourism in Edinburgh to match my love of travel. I'm from India. When I first came here many years back I fell in love with this city. Being myself a nature lover and an explorer, I found endless opportunities here.
If you want to explore real Edinburgh, then you are looking at your ideal tour guide. The experience I provide will become the memories of a life time for you.
ToursLoch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh
From $69 per person
12 hours
4.6 (2133)
Explore Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Scottish Highlands on this 12-hour tour from Edinburgh. Depart from Edinburgh on a luxury mini-coach and travel out into the Scottish Highlands to Glencoe with your guide. Stop at Fort Augustus on the banks of Loch Ness at marvel at the spectacular scenery, then continue on to explore the Cairngorms National Park. Admire the majestic mountain of Craig Meagaidh and continue through the Drummochter mountain pass to visit the Victorian town of Pitlochry. Group size limited to 16 to ensure a personalised experience.
ToursPrivate Half-Day Tour of Edinburgh in a Mini
From $353 per person
4 hours
4.8 (32)
Not every visitor has the time to spend on a full-day tour, so pick the perfect solution of a 4-hour morning or afternoon private tour. Zip around Edinburgh in a compact Mini Cooper to see all the local and hidden sights, including the landmarks too. Finish off you tour with a fantastic lunch or supper at one of the best local places in Edinburgh. In our Mini Cooper, you will enjoy an intimate experience of Edinburgh.

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