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Sightseeing & Tours in Edinburgh

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Whether you’re hiking up Arthur’s Seat or taking in some amazing culture, no day out in Edinburgh is complete without taking a tour of its grand attractions or delving into its rich history. Whether you want to explore on foot, by bus or by helicopter, check out our best vouchers for sightseeing and tours in Edinburgh to get a great deal.

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The Edinburgh Dungeon Entrance Ticket
The Edinburgh Dungeon Entrance Ticket
Edinburgh
210+ bought
£13.00
Edinburgh, York or London Bus Tour with Guidebook for Up to Four from The Ghost Bus Tours (Up to 40% Off)
Ghost Bus Tour with Guidebook: Child (£7.75), Adult (£10.50)
Multiple Locations 0.2 km
£12.00 from £7.75
(312)
35% discount_off
Giant Lanterns Lost Worlds, Child or Adult Ticket, 20 December - 5 January, Edinburgh Zoo (Up to 20% Off)
Giant Lanterns Lost Worlds: Child (£8.5), Adult (£16)
Edinburgh Zoo 2.9 km
£20.00 from £16.00
(350)
20% discount_off
Underground City of the Dead Tour
Underground City of the Dead Tour
Edinburgh
40+ bought
£13.00
The World Famous Underground Ghost Tour
The World Famous Underground Ghost Tour
Edinburgh
90+ bought
£10.00
Choice of 60-Minute Segway Experience for Two with Segway Events, 13 Locations (Up to 60% Off)
Segway Experience
Multiple Locations 10.2 km
£50.00 from £19.99
(79)
60% discount_off
Pithead Guided Tour for Four or Eight at The National Mining Museum (Up to 47% Off)
Pithead Guided Tour
Newtongrange 8.1 km
£9.00 from £5.00
(83)
44% discount_off
City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Edinburgh
200+ bought
£16.00
Loch Ness & Highlands Small Group Tour from Edinburgh
Loch Ness & Highlands Small Group Tour from Edinburgh
Edinburgh
90+ bought
£45.00
Three Bridges & Inchcolm Island cruise. See the seals and other marine wildlife
Three Bridges & Inchcolm Island cruise. See the seals and other mar...
Edinburgh
70+ bought
£15.00
The Royal Yacht Britannia Admission Ticket
The Royal Yacht Britannia Admission Ticket
Edinburgh
40+ bought
£16.50
Afternoon Underground Ghost Tour in Edinburgh
Afternoon Underground Ghost Tour in Edinburgh
Edinburgh
110+ bought
£9.00
City of the Dead's Double Dead Tour
City of the Dead's Double Dead Tour
Edinburgh
20+ bought
£16.00
Underground Vaults Historical Walking Tour in Edinburgh
Underground Vaults Historical Walking Tour in Edinburgh
Edinburgh
1 bought
£14.00
Alpaca Adoption Package from Caledonia Alpacas (47% Off)
Alpaca Adoption Package
Banknock 30.5 km
£69.00 £36.00
30+ bought
47% discount_off
Terror Walking Tour in Edinburgh
Terror Walking Tour in Edinburgh
Edinburgh
10+ bought
£16.00
Helicopter Flight with Chocolates and Bubbly for Two with Adventure 001 (50% Off)
Helicopter Flight for Two with Bubbly
Multiple Locations 18.5 km
£138.00 £69.00
(93)
50% discount_off
Loch Ness, Glencoe & The Highlands from Edinburgh
Loch Ness, Glencoe & The Highlands from Edinburgh
Edinburgh
10+ bought
£35.00
Extreme Paranormal Underground Ghost Tour in Edinburgh
Extreme Paranormal Underground Ghost Tour in Edinburgh
Edinburgh
30+ bought
£15.00
One-Hour Hacking for One or Two at Gatend Equestrian
One-Hour Hacking
Gatend Equestrian
(21)
from £15.00
30 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Photographer in Edinburgh
30 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Photographer in...
Edinburgh
£196.03
Explorers walking tour of Edinburgh
NEW NEW
Explorers walking tour of Edinburgh
Edinburgh
£60.00 £48.00
20% discount_off
Harry Potter Themed Dining Experience
Harry Potter Themed Dining Experience
Edinburgh
1 bought
£35.00
The Outlaw King tour - half day tour
The Outlaw King tour - half day tour
Edinburgh
£200.00
Private Black Taxi Tour of Edinburgh
Private Black Taxi Tour of Edinburgh
Edinburgh
£330.00
Eco-Friendly Tesla Tours of Edinburgh
Eco-Friendly Tesla Tours of Edinburgh
Edinburgh
£260.00
Private Outlander Day Tour from Edinburgh
Private Outlander Day Tour from Edinburgh
Edinburgh
£350.00

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.