Historical & heritage tours in Edinburgh

Top Historical & Heritage Tours in Edinburgh, Scotland

Historical & Heritage Tours in Edinburgh

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6+ hours
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S$94.14
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Bus Tours
3 days
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S$523.03
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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S$86.60
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Private and Luxury
2–3 hours
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S$37.71
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Full-day Tours
6+ hours
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S$86.60
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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S$87.17
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Bus Tours
3 days
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S$285.92
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Walking Tours
1–2 hours
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S$67.99
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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S$242.34
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Walking Tours
3 hours
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S$42.42
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City Tours
2 hours
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S$24.41
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Full-day Tours
6+ hours
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S$90.66
per adult
Bus Tours
3+ days
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Free Cancellation up to 7 days in advance
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S$1,133.23
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Walking Tours
3–4 hours
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S$148.24
per adult
Bus Tours
6+ hours
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S$111.58
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Full-day Tours
6+ hours
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S$90.66
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Full-day Tours
6+ hours
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S$97.20
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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S$90.66
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Walking Tours
3–4 hours
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S$462.01
per group
Walking Tours
1 hour
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S$24.41
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Full-day Tours
6+ hours
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S$91.90
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Bus Tours
8–9 hours
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S$1,080.92
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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S$104.61
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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S$83.68
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Walking Tours
2 hours
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S$27.89
per adult
Bus Tours
2 days
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Free Cancellation up to 8 days in advance
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S$148.19
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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S$81.94
per adult
City Tours
2–4 hours
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S$139.47
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What travellers are saying

  • J Ang
    1 contribution
    Our tour guide Eddie was very entertaining throughout the tour :) he was also very informative about the history of Scotland and all the sights around us. The highlands were a pretty sight, especially on a sunny day! Overall a great experience.
    Written 28 June 2022
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  • Ben
    1 contribution
    Our tour guide Maj was phenomenal! He knew plenty about everywhere we went and he kept us well-entertained for the whole trip. The trip itself was great, and covered a LOT of ground in the highlands. The way the itinerary is listed here was different than how we actually got to everything (the Jacobite cruise and Urquhart castle were on the third day of the trip, before Culloden, for example), but we did cover everything that is listed here as of June 2022. We also made several bonus stops that were not on the original itinerary because we had extra time! I just wish we had more time at some stops, but I understand that there is a schedule to keep and so many sites to see!
    Written 26 June 2022
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  • pranita
    California2 contributions
    Sterling Castle was very nice our guid Stewart was very nice man great sense of humor and good story teller. It was lovely ride seeing the open pace and country side, the stops are very short.
    I would suggest bringing sandwiches with the stop before Sterling Castle is Long enough to eat lunch the problem is most of the restaurants provide super slow service and just the small little country town so you can’t get your food in time to eat do you have to get it to go or cancel your order, there’s no time to stroll in the stores are by souvenirs you’re spending most of your time waiting for your food in a restaurant. Our guide has recommended to the restaurant owner several times to speed up the service unfortunately that hasn’t changed.
    Written 24 June 2022
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  • Flyer495815
    2 contributions
    Our tour guide (I didn’t get her name) was excellent. She was very intelligent with a good sense of humor which made the tour fun. She also used the radios which was HUGELY HELPFUL since the tour was on a very crowded street. My wife and I very much enjoyed the tour. The only suggestion she might try would be wearing a super distinctive hat or carrying a highly visible pole with something distinctive on it so she can be easily seen from a ways behind so that group members don’t get lost.
    Written 20 June 2022
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  • Linda H
    Tyler, TX11 contributions
    Eric was our tour guide and we had a great day. He was knowledgeable and his stories and singing were very enjoyable. Very comfortable van and the timing of the tour was just right. Would highly recommend.
    Written 3 June 2022
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  • Dan H
    1 contribution
    Great tour, and much nicer than doing the drive ourselves. Our tour guide seemed to favor topical dry British humor which was hilarious for us, but it definitely went over the head of a lot of other people on the bus. The included lunch consisted of a sandwich, pack of crisps, and a biscuit.
    Written 28 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • IngridVandenBroeck
    Affligem, Belgium27 contributions
    It was amazing! All those nice places and wonderful views…loved it! Didn’t find Jamie Fraser but the beauty of the highlands made me forget about it or even better, it felt like going back in time. For the next trip I definitely choose again for The Hairy Coo! Thanks to our guide/driver Scott for making this trip unforgettable and driving us safely around, telling all those stories and learned us about the history. You are the best and made it unforgettable! Tapadh leibh!
    Written 26 June 2022
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  • Rocky R
    1 contribution
    This tour was great we got great explanations of everything thank you I would do it again if I had the time it was awesome walking from the royal mile to the castle!
    Written 25 June 2022
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  • Ann
    1 contribution
    Great Tour!!! Stunning Sceneries, great stops with beautiful views.The Tourguide Rich was fantastic, very knowledgeable and tells the historical facts in a picturesque manner.
    Written 28 June 2022
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  • brandoncvalenta
    3 contributions
    Allison did an amazing job with her deep historical knowledge of the city making a 3 hour tour fly by! Recommend for anyone who wants to dive in deep to Edinburgh’s rich history. Thank you Allison for your great story telling and taking time to personalize the tour!
    Written 26 June 2022
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  • FM
    4 contributions
    Angus was captivating, took time to learn about the people in his tour, and delivered facts about Edinburgh in a fun and digestible way. Would recommend to anyone stopping by the city.
    Written 26 June 2022
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  • Courtney R
    1 contribution
    This was a fantastic trip! Everything from the stops to our guide was great! We enjoyed every moment. Make sure to book the entry to Stirling Castle and the cruise around Loch Lomond! This is a great way to see some fantastic sites in Scotland!
    Written 26 June 2022
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  • Rachel H
    Washington DC, DC8 contributions
    The days were full and packed of great scenery & information. Our tour guide, Jamie, really made the tour with his sense of humor and thorough knowledge of Scottish history and lifestyle. His driving, music and guiding was impeccable. I was shocked with the small streets and terrain that we were able to see and enjoy. We would definitely recommend this tour. Our 63 year old mother was able to manage the hikes and sites.
    Written 25 June 2022
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  • elizabethtoyota
    Aberdeen, UK40 contributions
    The tour guide was excellent and the food venues superb. I am vegan and I was well catered for. Fortunately we had a dry sunny day. I am not so sure if I would have appreciated a wet day out as much.
    Written 18 June 2022
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  • Blaine V
    1 contribution
    Keith was excellent. He was polite, knowledgeable, and full of history. He knows the area very well and gives the best commentary as we journey. Plenty of rest and bathroom stops. Plenty of stops for the spectacular views along the way. I would give double stars if I could. What a wonderful experience! Thank you Keith!
    Written 26 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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