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Our most recommended Edinburgh Shore Excursions

Edinburgh: Cycle Tour to the Coast

1. Edinburgh: Cycle Tour to the Coast

Start your day of exercise and fun by meeting your group and guide at Bridgend Farmhouse, 10 minutes car/uber from The Royal Mile. After a short meet and greet with your guide, set-off along cycle paths into Holyrood Park. Whilst in Holyrood Parks, you will get the chance to stop for some photos with the stunning backdrop of Arthur's Seat, the extinct volcano. Continue on your journey via a long sweeping downhill ride that will take you to Duddingston Village, home of the oldest surviving pub in Scotland, The Sheep's Heid Inn, built in 1360. A short ride on the road will take you to the John Muir Way, to Portobello Beach where you shall stop for a refreshment. The return journey takes you on a slightly different route to the Innocent Railway Tunnel built in 1831, the oldest in UK and underneath part of Arthur's Seat.

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Edinburgh Private Tour

2. Edinburgh Private Tour

This eight-hour tour will include all of the most popular and main tourist attractions that Edinburgh has to offer, including some spots you will not find in any guide or tourist book. This tour is extremely popular with visitors who have plenty of time and want to see what Edinburgh and the Lothian's has to offer. You will take in Leith Links, The Scottish Parliament, The Palace of Holyrood House, St Giles, The Royal Mile and of course Edinburgh Castle. You will also be driven around Arthur Seat and the Crags for some of the most breathtaking views the city has to offer. Discover mystery and intrigue at the world famous Rosslyn Chapel. Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code put Rosslyn Chapel on the map, and visitors like you come from all over the world to see where the Da Vinci Code was filmed. This beautiful and mysterious building is known for its cryptic carvings and captivating legends about the Holy Grail, the Knights Templar, and Freemasonry.

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Edinburgh: Full-Day City Center Shore Excursion

3. Edinburgh: Full-Day City Center Shore Excursion

Discover the sights of Edinburgh on a full-day shore excursion, departing from Edinburgh. Take a round-trip tour of the city center, and continue onto the Royal Mile to visit historic Edinburgh Castle, named the UK’s best heritage attraction in 2014. Learn all about its history, and see the famous Stone of Destiny; the traditional crowning seat of the ancient Scottish monarchs. Then, enjoy some free time for refreshments and to explore Castlehill, the city’s oldest street. Discover one of the many atmospheric “closes” or alleys running off the back-bone of the Royal Mile. See attractions such as St. Giles Cathedral and the Scottish Parliament building. Next, visit the Palace of Holyrood House, the official Scottish residence of the Royal Family. Learn the history of the baroque palace, best known as the home of Mary Queen of Scots. Finally, visit Duddingston Loch in Holyrood Park. Dates and Ship Names: • May 9 - Norwegian Star • May 13 - Regal Princess • May 18 - Regal Princess • May 22 - Norwegian Star • May 25 - Regal Princess • June 1 - Norwegian Jade • June 3 - Norwegian Star • June 6 - Regal Princess • June 18 - Regal Princess • June 30 - Regal Princess • July 6 - Nautica • July 12 - Regal Princess • July 18 - Brilliance of the Seas • July 24 - Regal Princess • July 29 - Norwegian Star • July 30 - Marina • August 5 - Regal Princess • August 12 - Norwegian Star • August 17 - Regal Princess • August 26 - Norwegian Star • August 29 - Regal Princess • September 6 - Norwegian Star • September 10 - Regal Princess • September 16 - Sirena • September 18 - Norwegian Star • September 22 - Regal Princess • October 4 - Regal Princess

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Outlander Private Tour - Shore Excursion From Edinburgh

4. Outlander Private Tour - Shore Excursion From Edinburgh

Whether you're a highlander or a sassenach, this tour has something for every fan of the show and books. Your guide cannot wait to show you the locations and inspiration for the Outlander world that Diana Gabaldon created. On your travels you will take in the Duke of Sandringham's home, the French home that Claire and Jamie occupied. You will visit Castle Leoch, the Grand Palace of Versailles, the train station where Claire and Frank said their goodbyes, the prison headquarters of Captain "Black Jack" Randal,l as well as the many breathtaking landscapes as you travel from site to site. This will be an adventure you will never forget as you too will be transported back to the 1740s just as Claire was. You may even be lucky enough to actually watch the Outlander show being filmed. The outlander tour contains filming locations from season 1, 2, and 3, and also from the books Dragonfly in Amber and Voyager. This is full day tour and will last up to 8 hours depending on traffic. This will allow you plenty of time for photographs and to visit the filming locations (where access is permitted).

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From Edinburgh: 3-Day Private Scotland & Isle of Arran Tour

5. From Edinburgh: 3-Day Private Scotland & Isle of Arran Tour

On this 3-day tour, you will be taken on a journey which will blow your mind. This trip will easily make you understand why Scotland is on the list of the top 10 most scenic countries in the world for escapism. Places you will visit include a magnificent stately home, castles, palaces, a distillery, a stone circle, a brewery and the Isle of Arran, which is known as Scotland in miniature due to its stunning beauty. You could also add some activities to help you shed a few pounds as you will certainly overindulge yourself with top-notch Scottish food and drink.  On this private tour, you will be completely in charge of your journey. Decide where you want to stop, where you want to eat, what you want to see and do. Don’t be frightened, though. You will be advised beforehand on what is really worth seeing and which places you can give a miss. You are strongly encouraged to share the things you love most and you will be sure not to miss them along the way.  Are you a Game of Thrones or Harry Potter fan? Then, you will be shown where some scenes of the movies were shot. Shopping addict? Then be taken to the best Scottish suppliers and kept away from the tourist traps. Do you have kids with you? Then, you will visit places where they can have fun as well. Agree with your guide on a general route beforehand and then he/she will give you more options along the way which you can choose from. This way, you can be assured that you will spend your time well, seeing and doing things that you really enjoy.

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What people are saying about Edinburgh

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 2 reviews

Easy to get to great on site parking. Bikes were excellent quality and well maintained. Leanne we very friendly and interested in our small group, happy to ride at our pace and make recommendations for nice local treats at a quaint cafe near the beach. The kids rated this as number one experience of the weeks holiday in Edinburgh, I kid you not! We will defo be back! Thanks Leanne for a great day

Wonderful tour! I was the only one taking part that day and it almost felt like a private tour as we had a lovely chat with the tour guide riding around the scenic areas of Edinburgh. My bike was easy to ride and even though I'm not very fit, the tour wasn't challenging. I would recommend this tour to anyone who would like to have a fun activity and wants to go off the beaten path a bit.

It was a lovely, leisurely ride to the beach and it was good to be taken to a part of Edinburgh we hadn’t seen. Would highly recommend it for any level of cyclist. The bikes were easy to ride and the distance and effort required suitable for all levels. We went as a group of 4. The guide was patient and super friendly.

It was an amazing experience for me and my 8 years old daughter! Perfect-fit bikes, beautiful scenery, great tour, lots of information all the way through, cosy chocolate-stop by the sea, the most friendly guide. I would highly recommend it