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Choice of 60-Minute Segway Experience for Two with Segway Events, 13 Locations
Segway Events
13 Locations 10.2 km
3.9
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79 Ratings
£50.00 from£19.99
60% discount_off
For Two People: 60-minute Segway Experience, Monday - Friday
Cruise of Forth Bridges and Blackness Castle and Cream Tea for Two or Four with Forth Boat Tours
Forth Boat Tours
Port Edgar Marina, South Queensferry 8.7 km
4.7
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392 Ratings
£40.00 £28.00from£22.40
 Sale Ends 28/09
For two: Blackness Castle and Three Bridges cruise with cream tea; under 16s must be accompanied by an adult
Virtual Wine Tasting Experience with Three Bottles from Redhill Farm Estate Wine Bar (Up to 40% Off)
Redhill Farm Estate Wine Bar
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4.4
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44 Ratings
£60.00 from£45.00
25% discount_off
One virtual wine tasting experience with three bottles of wine; must be 18 or older
Three Bridges Boat Trip on Firth of Forth for Two with Forth Boat Tours (25% Off)
Forth Boat Tours
Hawes Pier, South Queensferry 7.8 km
4.7
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392 Ratings
£32.00 £24.00
25% discount_off
Three bridges boat trip for two, valid Thursday - Sunday
UK Heritage Helicopter Tour for One or Two at Adventure 001
Adventure 001
12 Locations 18.2 km
3.3
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106 Ratings
from £115.00
UK heritage helicopter tour for one
Newcastle Flying Lesson for One or Formation Flight Experience for Two from Xperience @ Eshott Airfield
Xperience @ Eshott Airfield
Bockenfield Aerodrome, Felton
5.0
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4 Ratings
from £79.00
For one: two-seater aircraft flight experience
One-Hour Hacking for One or Two at Gatend Equestrian
Gatend Equestrian
Barrmill, North Ayrshire KA15 1JZ, Barrmill
4.8
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24 Ratings
from £15.00
One hour of hacking for one
Helicopter Buzz Flight with Souvenir Photo for Two or Four with Adventure 001, Nationwide (Up to 51% Off)
Adventure 001
42 Locations 6.2 km
3.3
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106 Ratings
£130.00 from£65.00
50% discount_off
For two: helicopter buzz flight with a framed photo
Personalised Self-Guided Treasure Trail Experience for Up to Five from Treasure Trails, Nationwide
Treasure Trails
271 Locations 0.3 km
4.7
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76 Ratings
£14.48 £11.50
20% discount_off
Personalised self-guided Treasure Trail experience for up to five
Tactical Helicopter Flying Lesson with Adventure 001
Adventure 001
13 Locations 30.1 km
3.3
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106 Ratings
£99.00
Tactical helicopter flying lesson for one
Edinburgh, York or London Bus Tour for Up to Four from The Ghost Bus Tours
The Ghost Bus Tours
3 Locations 0.2 km
4.5
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304 Ratings
£12.00 from£7.75
35% discount_off
York Ghost Bus Tour: child ticket, valid for 5 - 15 years of age
25-Mile Helicopter City Tour for One or Two with Adventure 001
Adventure 001
21 Locations 6.2 km
3.3
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106 Ratings
from £79.00
For one: 25-mile helicopter city tour
Scavenger Hunt Game, Choice of various Cities, from Puzzling Adventures
Puzzling Adventures
13 Locations 0.2 km
3.6
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5 Ratings
£24.99 from£8.00
67% discount_off
London scavenger hunt game; may be repurchased every 120 days
Mystery Landmark Hunt Single or Race Pack from The Great Game
The Great Game
25 Locations 0.5 km
3.8
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31 Ratings
£22.00 from£9.95
54% discount_off
Mystery landmark hunt single pack
Mystery Family or Cryptic Hunt from Treasuredays
Treasuredays
31 Locations 0.4 km
4.4
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41 Ratings
£18.00 from£9.00
50% discount_off
Family treasure hunt at a choice of location
Supernatural or Historic Tours of Edinburgh for Two or Four with Thistle Knights Tours
Thistle Knights Tours - City centre
Greyfriars Graveyard, Edinburgh 0.4 km
4.5
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31 Ratings
£24.00 from£6.00
75% discount_off
Choice of supernatural or historic tours for two
Saturday Edinburgh Walking Tour for Two or Four with Thistle Knights Tours
Thistle Knights Tours
National Museum of Scotland,, Edinburgh 0.4 km
4.5
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31 Ratings
£20.00 from£6.00
70% discount_off
For two: Saturday Edinburgh walking tour
Indoor House Scavenger Hunt Game from The Great Game (58% Off)
The Great Game
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3.8
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31 Ratings
£12.00 £5.00
58% discount_off
Indoor house scavenger hunt game; internet access required

Sightseeing and tours in Edinburgh: things to know before you go

From the greatest hidden gems to the best things to do with kids and teenagers, we answer all the most popular questions being asked about sightseeing and tours in Edinburgh.

What are the best things to see in Edinburgh?

From national museums to ancient monuments and amazing architectural sites, here are a few great places to drop in at for sightseeing and tours in Edinburgh.

  • Edinburgh Castle. Once a military fortress, a royal residence and a prison of war, the 12th-century fortress and palace boasts some amazing views of the city.
  • National Museum of Scotland. Get some fascinating insights into the history of Scotland and discover diverse collections of science and technology, fine art and fashion.
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse. At the end of the Royal Mile, the Queen’s official Scottish residence, built in the 16th century, is open throughout the year.

What's the best way to explore Edinburgh?

There are several different ways to savour the sights and sounds of the city. If you're feeling energetic, take a sightseeing route around Edinburgh on foot, or board your choice of transport for a more relaxed experience.

  • On foot. Visit some of the most notable landmarks in Edinburgh by taking a Mystery Landmark Hunt challenge to discover a treasure hidden at an iconic local watering hole.
  • By bus. For a relaxed way to see the sights of Edinburgh, take a City Sightseeing hop-on, hop-off bus tour, with 14 stops and on-board audio commentary to fill in the details.
  • By boat. Take a trip on the Forth Belle with Forth Boat Tours and enjoy a tour of the three bridges with views of the Edinburgh skyline, local islands and nature.
  • By helicopter. For the ultimate in city sightseeing tours around Edinburgh, take a 25-mile helicopter ride with Adventure 001 for a bird's eye view of the city's legendary landmarks.

What is there to do in Edinburgh for teenagers?

Keeping older children interested on a family day out can often be a challenge, but there is plenty to entertain everyone here. Check out the range of spooky ghost walks and underground tours, for great experiences that will keep them engaged and hold their attention throughout.

  • Take an Auld Reekie haunted vaults tour to explore Edinburgh's twisting streets and underground hideaways.
  • Embark on a chilling boat ride into the depths of the Edinburgh Dungeon, for a journey into Scotland's most horrible history.
  • Play it safe if they’re squeamish with a trip to the city’s many museums and galleries.

Where can I take my younger kids in Edinburgh?

Whether they love history, adventure and exploring, or science, nature and technology, In Edinburgh there are plenty of sights, experiences and kids’ activities near you to keep little ones curious and happy.

  • Take a ride with Edinburgh Bus Tours to see famous landmarks such as the Royal Yacht Britannia, Palace of Holyroodhouse and Edinburgh Castle.
  • Enjoy a guided visit through Edinburgh Castle with Little Fish Tours, where you’ll be able to uncover the history of the monarchs that previously called this grand old place home.
  • Little ones and big kids too will love the visual trickery, hands-on exhibits and clever Victorian technology at Camera Obscura and the World of Illusions.