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Edinburgh
Private and Small Group Guided Tours

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Capital of Scotland and one of the U.K.'s loveliest cities, Edinburgh enchants with sweeping vistas, a magically medieval Old Town, a stately Georgian New Town, and—of course—Scotch whisky.
More manageable than London but no less historical, Edinburgh is itself a tale of two cities. While the dark, winding closes (alleys) of Old Town and the Royal Mile whisper histories of royal murders and espionage intrigues, the lovely New Town displays beautifully symmetrical townhomes befitting the city’s central role in the Age of Enlightenment. Wash it all down with a taster or two of Scotch and a game pie and see why it’s fast becoming the U.K.’s most popular destination. Explore Edinburgh's allure with Context's private and small group guided tours.

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Introduction to Edinburgh tour: Exploring Old Town
3 hrs • Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Introduction to Edinburgh tour: Exploring Old Town

Holyrood Palace, High Kirk of St Giles, and Greyfriars Tolbooth and Highland Kirk

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$498
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$113/pp
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Scottish Highlands Excursion
8 hrs • Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Scottish Highlands Excursion

Stirling Castle, Linlithgow Palace, and Loch Katrine

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$1,563
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Edinburgh custom tours and trip planning starting at $618.
Edinburgh in a Day, with Context
8 hrs • Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh in a Day, with Context

Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh Castle, High Kirk of St Giles, and Scottish National Gallery

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$870
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Savoring Edinburgh Food Tour
3 hrs • Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Savoring Edinburgh Food Tour

Shortbread bakery and Scottish Cheese shop

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$403
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Hidden Edinburgh: Dean Village
2.5 hrs • Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Hidden Edinburgh: Dean Village

Water of Leith and Stockbridge

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$429
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Custom Tour of Edinburgh
4 hrs • Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Custom Tour of Edinburgh

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$618 and up
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Quills and Magic Wands Tour for Kids
2 hrs • Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Quills and Magic Wands Tour for Kids

Writers' Museum, Victoria Street, and Grassmarket

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$454
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Creating the Scottish Identity: Literature, Art, and Politics
3 hrs • Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Creating the Scottish Identity: Literature, Art, and Politics

Scottish National Gallery and Scott Memorial

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$429
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Ghosts and Witch Hunt: A History of Old Edinburgh
3 hrs • Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Ghosts and Witch Hunt: A History of Old Edinburgh

Edinburgh Castle, High Kirk of St Giles, and Greyfriars Tolbooth and Highland Kirk

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$429
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$107/pp
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Edinburgh History Tour - New Town with a Historian
3 hrs • Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh History Tour - New Town with a Historian

The Georgian House, Charlotte Square, and Moray Place

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$391
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$107/pp
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Full Day St Andrews Excursion
8 hrs • Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Full Day St Andrews Excursion

St Andrews Castle, St. Andrews Cathedral, and Old Course at St. Andrews

$1,248
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Whisky Tour with Distillery and Brewery Visit
8 hrs • Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Whisky Tour with Distillery and Brewery Visit

Whisky Distillery, Gin Distillery, and Scottish Whisky Society

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$1,248
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Edinburgh Time Travel Tour for Kids
2 hrs • Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh Time Travel Tour for Kids

Edinburgh Castle, Greyfriars Tolbooth and Highland Kirk, and Writers' Museum

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$454
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Edinburgh Briefing: Coffee and Stroll with a Local Expert
2 hrs • Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh Briefing: Coffee and Stroll with a Local Expert

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$308
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Edinburgh Private and Guided Tours

We offer several private and small group guided tour options in Edinburgh. Budding wizards and witches will want to polish up their Nimbus 2000s for our Harry Potter tour of Edinburgh, which traces the works of many great writers in Edinburgh—including that of J.K. Rowling—to provide a broad overview of the city's literary importance (with a dash of magic). Visiting families may also want to join our tour of Old Town Edinburgh with Kids, specially designed as a time travel tour with activities designed to make history come alive. All of our family guides are trained in Visual Thinking Strategies, which enables them to craft immersive, interactive experiences that hold kids' (and their lucky parents') attentions. Care to take a day trip? We also offer day trips and excursions for those looking to see more of Scotland. Our Glasgow Mackintosh Tour explores the life, times, and enduring influence of the legendary artist, architect, and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh, visiting some of his most notable buildings and interiors. Alternatively, those looking for a dram may want to consider our Whisky Tour, which ventures out to the Glenkinchie Distillery with an accredited whisky taster.
What Context Edinburgh Travelers Say
213 Reviews (4.78)

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Irene was extremely knowledgeable and open to questions and discussion. We found her to be interesting to listen to, as well as engaging.
Excellent day with Anne. Very informative guide. Would highly recommend Anne to others.
Our guide was very nice and knowledgeable. But the basics of Edinburgh were too spread out with a lot of time just walking in Old Town with no explanation. Fewer stops with more explanation would make the tour more informative. Otherwise, just do a hop-a-bus. We learned more points of interest on the bus.