Edinburgh Day Tours and Excursions

Cover the highlights of Scotland's historic capital with a guided tour of the city or pick something a little more unique and taste Scottish whiskey as you explore Edinburgh on foot. If it's the great outdoors you fancy, head off on an excursion to the wind-swept and dramatically beautiful Highlands or search for the legendary Loch Ness monster. We've got a range of day tours and excursions in Edinburgh perfect for those looking to make the most of their time in the city.

Next Departures - Edinburgh Day Tours and Excursions

ExcursionDurationNext DepartureFrom USD
Edinburgh Haunted History Walking Tour 2 hours 13 Dec 2018 USD $17.05
Royal Mile Sightseeing Walking Tour in Edinburgh 2 to 3 hrs 13 Dec 2018 USD $31.10
Rosslyn Chapel, Dunfermline Abbey and Stirling Castle Day Tour 1 day 18 Dec 2018 USD $48.69
Alnwick Castle and Scottish Borders Tour from Edinburgh 9 hours 30 minutes 1 Apr 2019 USD $50.04
Hadrian's Wall, the Scottish Borders Tour from Edinburgh 10 hours 30 minutes 15 Dec 2018 USD $52.74

Best things to do in Edinburgh

Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Small-Group Day Trip

12 hours
FROM USD $62.21

Visit Fort Augustus on the banks of Loch Ness, explore Cairngorms National Park and stop in the...

City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

1 day
FROM USD $20.29

Visit popular attractions including John Knox’s House, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the National...

Edinburgh Castle and Royal Palace Entrance Ticket

3 hours
FROM USD $23.00

Skip the entrance queue and explore one of Scotland’s most famous historical attractions at your...

Royal Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Edinburgh Castle Admission

2 days
FROM USD $74.38

Enjoy panoramic views, commentary and the flexibility to explore Edinburgh’s royal sights as you...

West Highland Lochs and Castles Day Trip from Edinburgh

10 hours
FROM USD $56.81

See the setting of Monty Python’s 'Holy Grail' series, discover the ruins of Kilchurn Castle and...

St Andrews and Fife Small Group Day Trip from Edinburgh

8 hours 30 minutes
FROM USD $50.04

Explore the fishing villages of Fife and pay homage to the home of golf at St Andrews before...

Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond Small Group Tour from Edinburgh

9 hours
FROM USD $51.40

Journey from Edinburgh to Stirling Castle and Loch Lomond in a Mercedes minivan on this small-group...

Edinburgh Historical Walking Tour Including Edinburgh Castle

2 hours 15 minutes
FROM USD $40.57

Discover the Royal Mile, St Giles Cathedral and the World Heritage-listed cobblestone alleyways of...

Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands Tour from Edinburgh

12 hours
FROM USD $64.92

Enjoy the Scottish highland scenery on this full day trip passing Loch Ness, Glencoe, the mighty Ben...

Da Vinci Code and Scottish Borders Day Trip from Edinburgh

6 hours 30 minutes
FROM USD $43.28

Uncover the truth about the Holy Grail on this ‘Da Vinci Code’ small-group tour where you’ll...

Murder and Mystery Walking Tour of Edinburgh

75 minutes
FROM USD $13.52

Visit the scenes of murder, torture and supernatural happenings as you walk along the eerie...

Highland Lochs, Glens and Whisky Day Trip from Edinburgh

10 hours
FROM USD $56.81

Explore the rugged landscape of the Scottish Highlands and sample whiskey, the nation’s favourite...

The Royal Yacht Britannia

2 hours
FROM USD $21.64

Visit the historic port of Leith where the Royal Yacht Britannia is now berthed after sailing over...

Royal Mile Sightseeing Walking Tour in Edinburgh

2 to 3 hrs
FROM USD $31.10

Experience Edinburgh’s famous Royal Mile with either Stuart or Richard Usher whose historic...

Hadrian's Wall, Roman Britain and the Scottish Borders

10 hours 30 minutes
FROM USD $56.81

Experience the scenery of Northumberland National Park, visit ancient Roman sites such as...

Hadrian's Wall, the Scottish Borders Tour from Edinburgh

10 hours 30 minutes
FROM USD $52.74

Visit the 15th century Rosslyn Chapel and World Heritage-listed Hadrian’s Wall as you journey...

The Edinburgh Dungeon Priority Entrance Ticket

60 minutes
FROM USD $19.27

Take advantage of fast track entry to the Edinburgh Dungeon where you will be taken on a journey...

Scottish Whisky-Tasting Tour from Edinburgh

8 hours 30 minutes
FROM USD $50.04

Sample fine Scotch whisky at the Glengoyne and Deanston Distilleries and learn about the history of...

Stirling Castle and Whisky-Tasting Tour from Edinburgh

10 hours
FROM USD $48.69

Follow in the footsteps of great Scottish heroes on this day trip with stops at Loch Lomond,...

Outlander Palaces and Jacobites Tour from Edinburgh

9 hours
FROM USD $54.10

Explore Linlithgow Palace, Outlander's Wentworth Prison, Blackness Castle and more filming locations...

Rosslyn Chapel, Dunfermline Abbey and Stirling Castle Day Tour

1 day
FROM USD $48.69

Journey through Scottish history and learn about the incredible stories of Dunfermline Abbey,...

West Highland Lochs and Castles Day Trip from Edinburgh

9 hours 45 minutes
FROM USD $54.10

Experience some of Scotland’s best sights including Kilchurn Castle, the village of Luss, Inverary...

Edinburgh Haunted History Walking Tour

2 hours
FROM USD $17.05

Visit chilling cemeteries and learn about the darker side of the Scottish Capital with real-life...

Historic Scotland Explorer Pass

7 days
FROM USD $41.93

Visit Edinburgh Castle, Fort George and more with a 3 or 7-day pass that allows you to sightsee as...

Alnwick Castle and Scottish Borders Tour from Edinburgh

9 hours 30 minutes
FROM USD $50.04

Discover the walled town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, Kelso Abbey ruins and Alnwick Castle, the setting...

Holy Island, Alnwick Castle, Northumberland from Edinburgh

9 hours 30 minutes
FROM USD $60.86

Experience Alnwick Castle, Holy Island and taste mead brewed by monks on this full day tour along...

Private Half-Day Tour of Edinburgh in a Mini

4 hours
FROM USD $338.11

Spend a morning or afternoon zipping around Edinburgh in a Mini Cooper and see a host of sights...

Scottish Highlands Day Trip and Edinburgh Military Tattoo

9 hours 30 minutes
FROM USD $192.05

Capture the essence of Scotland in one day with a visit to the Highlands and a whiskey distillery...

Scottish Highland Games Day Trip from Edinburgh

9 hours 30 minutes
FROM USD $102.78

Experience the unique Scottish Highlands Games with men in kilts tossing the caber, putting the shot...

Oban and the West Highlands Day Trip from Edinburgh

11 hours 30 minutes
FROM USD $66.27

Explore the stunning coastline, moorlands and mountains of the West Highlands on this small-group...

Edinburgh by Train from London 1-Day: Castle Entry, Bus Tour

16 hours
FROM USD $248.85

Travel by train to the Scottish capital and explore the Royal Mile, Scott Monument and the Scotch...

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