Things to do in Edinburgh

Looking for a taste of Scotland? Head to Edinburgh, the Athens of the North, and find all of the must see attractions on the map. Expedia is here to help you plan your itinerary. Whether you are popping in for business or pleasure, be sure to include Edinburgh activities and Edinburgh excursions to make this a trip you will never forget. There are so many things to do in Edinburgh that you will be hard pressed to fit everything on the list, so let Expedia.com help you to make the best choices for tourist and local spots.

Alnwick Castle & the Scottish Borders Full-Day Tour
Travel along the boundary of Scotland and England as you discover charming landscapes and medieval architecture. Stop at a quaint Scottish estate, visit the relics of the Holy Island, and have a chance to explore the expansive grounds of Alnwick... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours 30 minutes

$50.76
per adult

Blair Street’s Underground Vaults Walking Tour
Discover the dark and mysterious side of Edinburgh on this intriguing daytime walking tour. Explore the city’s Old Town, see famous sights, and venture into Blair Street’s underground vaults as you hear true stories of ancient punishments and tales of... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour 15 minutes

$18.46
per adult

Castles & Lochs of the Western Highlands Full-Day Tour
Scotland boasts some of the most charming villages, iconic strongholds, and picturesque landscapes in the United Kingdom. Let this full-day tour show you the glimmering waters of Loch Lomond and Loch Awe, find fascinating viewpoints of Kilchurn Castle and Stirling... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

10 hours

$61.52
per adult

Dark Side of the City Walking Tour
Discover Edinburgh's darker side as you learn about the terrors, mysteries, and surprising events that have rippled through the city over the centuries. Explore by night as you delve into fearsome legends, ghostly myths, and gruesome tales of real-life cannibals... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

$15.38
per adult

Doomed Dead & Buried: Underground Vaults & Canongate Graveyard Walking Tour
A fun-filled, yet spooky evening awaits you. Gain insight into Edinburgh’s darker side as you explore the city’s underground vaults and a 19th-century graveyard. See the burial site of the illicit and wander the eerie chambers where Burke and Hare... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour 45 minutes

$23.07
per adult

Doune Castle & Famous Scottish Towns Full-Day Tour
Among its luscious landscapes and natural beauty, Scotland boasts an abundance of charming communities and heritage sites. Discover famous Scottish villages such as Dunblane and Culorss, and take the opportunity to visit the iconic Doune Castle on this full-day tour. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

$50.76
per adult

Edinburgh Castle Tour
Venture to the summit of Castle Rock and visit Edinburgh Castle, the historic fortress that dominates the city's horizon. On this guided tour, you can enjoy skip-the-line entrance, learn about the castle's crucial role in Scottish history, and enjoy free... Read More

$43.07
per adult

Edinburgh Day Trip via Train by Golden Tours
Hop on a train in London and spend the day exploring Edinburgh, learning intriguing cultural heritage in Scotland's capital. See some of the city's most impressive sights—an introductory tour by open-top bus is included—and visit the splendid Edinburgh Castle and... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

16 hours

$259.93
per adult

Fast-Track Admission to Edinburgh Castle
Head inside to explore the delights of this medieval fortress, built upon the site of an extinct volcano, and enjoy breathtaking, panoramic views of ancient Scotland. This iconic castle has played an important role in Scottish military history and is... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

1 day

$25.38
per adult

Ghosts & Ghouls of the City Evening Walking Tour
Explore a darker and more mysterious side of Edinburgh. Set your imagination free and listen to true tales of punishment that gave life to the city's ghost stories. The famous sights, underground vaults, and tucked-away corners of this Old Town... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

$23.07
per adult

Glen Coe, Loch Ness & the Scottish Highlands Full-Day Tour
Learn about the mysteries and myths of Loch Ness, visit Scottish estuaries, and gaze at some of the most breathtaking scenery of the Scottish Highlands. Scotland is famed for its monstrous lake inhabitant and outstanding natural beauty; uncover both on... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

12 hours

$72.29
per adult

Hard Rock Cafe Dining with Priority Seating
Feel like a rock star as you jump to the front of the line for an upbeat, modern experience mixed with the historic and lively setting of George Street at the Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh. Read More

$25.96
per adult

Hidden & Haunted Nighttime Walking Tour
Charming by day, Edinburgh’s Old Town also has its share of dark history. Listen to grisly stories and discover the city’s ghoulish past on this captivating adults-only walking tour. Explore the city by night and visit the creepy underground vaults... Read More

$18.46
per adult

Highland Adventure with Multilingual Audio Guide
This full-day adventure takes you through the grand expanse of the Scottish Highlands. Traverse untamed landscapes and rugged settings, delve into the dark history of Glen Coe, and visit charming townships for a look at the Highlands' iconic scenery. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

12 hours

$75.37
per adult

Highland Lochs, Glens & Whisky
Scotland is a country of immense natural beauty, inspiring landscapes, and, of course, distinctive scotch from original distilleries. Experience all the splendor the area has to offer. Meander up to the Highlands, travel along looming glens, and sample fine whiskies. Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

10 hours

$69.21
per adult

Highland Whisky Experience Full-Day Tour by Gray Line Scotland
Scotland is famous for many things—kilts, tartan, bagpipes, haggis—but most of all, it's known for its whisky. Embark on this full-day tour and travel to The Famous Grouse distillery, passing by iconic landmarks and admiring breathtaking landscapes along the way.... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours 30 minutes

$50.76
per adult

Historic Scotland Explorer Pass
Unravel more than 5,000 years of Scottish history at your own pace with the Historic Scotland Explorer Pass. Visit Scotland's premier attractions, including archaelogical gems and war-torn castles, and enjoy skip-the-line access to iconic places such as Edinburgh Castle. Read More
Historic Vaults Walking Tour
Thrilling and lesser-known details of Edinburgh’s dark history are revealed on this walking tour. Learn how people from the 18th and 19th centuries lived and worked. Follow your guide and explore the eerie underground of Blair Street—the city’s deepest, most... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour 15 minutes

$18.46
per adult

Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour by City Sightseeing
Discover historic Edinburgh, the 15th century capital of Scotland, aboard a hop-on hop-off double-decker bus. At your own pace, explore the rich culture of this hilltop city as showcased in its sprawling palaces and castles, museums, and architecturally significant neighborhoods. Read More

$21.53
per adult

Loch Lomond, Highlands & Stirling Castle Tour by Gray Line Scotland
The natural beauty and varied cultural heritage of Scotland is sure to take your breath away. Meander through the valleys of the picturesque Highlands in a luxury coach, admiring spectacular scenery and iconic Scottish monuments such as Loch Lomond and... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours

$53.83
per adult

Loch Lomond, Loch Awe, Oban & Inveraray Full-Day Tour
Explore charming towns and areas of outstanding natural beauty as you discover the powerful allures of Scotland’s western Highlands. On this tour, visit some of the country’s largest lakes, engage with rich history, and admire sweeping views of this breathtaking... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

11 hours 30 minutes

$69.21
per adult

Loch Ness & the Highlands Full-Day Tour
The Scottish Highlands, the home of the Gaels, is just as you imagine Scotland to be. Explore the acclaimed National Parks, pass by historic castles, and discover Loch Ness, home to the mysterious Loch Ness Monster, on this full-day guided... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

12 hours

$69.21
per adult

Loch Ness Explorer Full-Day Tour with Lunch
On this day trip through the Highlands, take in the natural beauty of Loch Ness, try to spot the famed Nessie, and a get a snippet of Scotland's rich history at dramatic Glencoe. Admire several natural marvels such as the... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

12 hours

$69.21
per adult

Priority Admission to Holyroodhouse Palace with Audio Guide
Holyroodhouse Palace, the Scottish residence of HM the Queen, enjoys an idyllic location at the end of the Royal Mile, with Arthur's Seat as the backdrop. With your multi-lingual audio guide, learn about the palace and its significance to the... Read More

Categories: Attractions

1 day

$17.84
per adult

Pub Crawl with Drinks & VIP Club Entry
A night out in Edinburgh is always exciting and memorable, so get dressed up and step into the vibrant and funky world of great pubs, bars, and clubs. Get VIP treatment as you drink and dance your way through the... Read More

$18.46
per adult

Rosslyn Chapel, Dunfermline Abbey & Stirling Castle Full-Day Tour
Explore Scotland's rich medieval heritage and iconic landmarks on this full-day tour, and bring its intriguing history to life. Journey to delightful settlements and visit some of the country's most important monuments: Rosslyn Chapel, Dunfermline Abbey, and Stirling Castle. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

12 hours

$59.98
per adult

Secrets of the Royal Mile Walking Tour
The famous Royal Mile, the city’s main thoroughfare and an iconic street in Edinburgh’s Old Town, is dotted with small boutique shops, Gothic monuments, and the emblematic Mercat Cross. This street has plenty of hidden gems and mysterious courtyards that... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour 30 minutes

$18.46
per adult

Small-Group Alnwick Castle & Northumberland Coast Full-Day Tour
On this journey to the borderlands of Scotland and England, discover the Roman Dere Street that connects Scottish Caledonia with Roman Britannia. Stop at Scottish townships, see magnificent ruins, and visit one of the greatest castles of Northern England. Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

10 hours

$61.52
per adult

Small-Group Discovering Malt Whisky Full-Day Tour
Venture to the edge of the Highlands and sip your way through the Scottish countryside. This full-day tour combines insight into the distilling process of the nation’s favorite spirit—whisky—with an element of history and architecture for a total immersion into... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours 30 minutes

$55.37
per adult

Small-Group Hadrian's Wall, Roman Britain & Borders Full-Day Tour
Spend a day discovering the wonders of the Scottish Borders, Roman Britain, and Hadrian’s Wall. Uncover 2,000 years of Scottish and English history as you travel through charming townships, iconic ruins, and the remains of a UNESCO-listed fortification in Northumberland... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

10 hours 30 minutes

$63.06
per adult

Small-Group Loch Lomond & Stirling Castle Full-Day Tour
Embark on a day spent in the land of Scottish heroes; Rob Roy, Robert the Bruce, and William Wallace. This full-day tour brings the history and heritage of Scotland to life as you journey through the hills and valleys of... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours

$55.37
per adult

Small-Group Loch Ness, Glen Coe & the Highlands Full-Day Tour
With its wild landscapes, the Scottish Highlands is a postcard-perfect setting for exploring Gaelic legend and the history of clan battles. Soak up the epic scenery of verdant valleys framed by rocky crags, crumbling castles, and Loch Ness, home of... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

12 hours

$69.21
per adult

Small-Group Rosslyn Chapel & the Scottish Borders Full-Day Tour
Dig into the history and heritage that envelop the Lothian region on this full-day guided tour. Explore the inspiring landscapes of the Scottish Borders and visit the 15th-century Rosslyn Chapel to be captivated by tales of Masonic symbolism. Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

7 hours

$47.68
per adult

Small-Group St. Andrews & Fishing Villages of Fife Full-Day Tour
Discover the abundance of Scottish heritage, culture, and charming villages on this full-day tour. Explore the seaside resort of St. Andrews, home of golf and Scotland's first university, and visit quintessential townships to experience the country's rich history and heritage. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours

$55.37
per adult

St Andrews, Falkland & the East Neuk of Fife Full-Day Tour
Discover the charming villages and cultural heritage of one of Scotland's most delightful counties, on this full-day tour. Explore the coastal resort of St Andrews, home to Scotland's first university, stop at historic Falkland, and visit the smaller corners of... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours

$59.98
per adult

St. Andrews, Fife & Dunfermline Abbey Full-Day Tour
As well as scenic landscapes and lochs, Scotland boasts heritage, culture, and charming seaside spots. On this full-day tour, discover St. Andrews, a coastal resort, home of golf and Scotland’s first university. Visit a region of notable variety and see... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours 30 minutes

$50.76
per adult

Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond & Trossach National Park Full-Day Tour
Scotland is renowned for its craggy landscapes and peat bogs, glistening lakes, storied stone castles, and—of course—its whisky. Journey through the scenic Highlands, gain insight into Scottish history, and have a chance to sample fine whiskies on this comprehensive tour.... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours

$64.60
per adult

The Borders Experience: Melrose & Alnwick Full-Day Tour
Immerse yourself in the storied past of the borderlands that divide Scotland and England. This tour takes you along a picturesque route to charming townships on both sides of the border—Melrose and Northumberland—to see regal national monuments steeped in history.... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

10 hours

$64.60
per adult

The Edinburgh Dungeon Tickets with Fast-Track Admission
Take a journey through some of the most sinister events in Scottish history and witness the re-creation of its savage judicial punishments and gruesome dissections of bodies.The Edinburgh Dungeon unifies expert theatrical actors, stages, spooky boat rides, and interactive special... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Attractions

1 day

$22.84
per adult

The Edinburgh Outlander Experience
Scotland was the setting of the famed novel and TV series _Outlander_. Recall some exciting scenes of Jamie and Claire’s adventures, with vivid narrative from your local guide and visits to sites featured in the story, including The Canongate Kirk,... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

$21.53
per adult

The Royal Yacht Britannia
Explore The Royal Yacht Britannia, a unique floating palace. Peek into the Royal Family’s lifestyle aboard this superb piece of engineering. See how the Royal Family traveled during their official visits and learn about Britannia's interesting past from your multilingual... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

1 day

$21.53
per adult

West Highland Lochs & Castles Tour by Rabbie’s Small Group Tours
Capture all of the beautiful scenery and fascinating history that Scotland has to offer on this full-day guided tour. Travel up to the Highlands, pass by iconic sites, including Stirling Castle and Doune Castle, and listen to stories that bring... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

11 hours

$69.21
per adult

Whiskey & Waterfalls Full-Day Tour
In a country famed for verdant landscapes, rich history, and a world-renowned warming drink, this tour explores several of Scotland's iconic sites. Stop at the ancient capital, pass stunning Highland sites, and have a chance to visit a distillery where... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours

$59.98
per adult

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