Day tours from Edinburgh: group and individual
Excursions to the Scottish castles and the picturesque Edinburgh walking tours – in one place. Latest tours with detailed descriptions, traveler reviews, and photos.
Now you can easily plan a trip and find day trips from Edinburgh on our site. Here you will find a large selection of individual and group tours, as well as family Edinburgh day trips.
It has everything you need to have a great time in Edinburgh!
Explore Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Scottish Highlands on this 12-hour tour from Edinburgh. Depart from Edinburgh on a luxury mini-coach and travel out into the Scottish Highlands to Glencoe with your guide. Stop at Fort Augustus on the banks of Loch Ness at marvel at the spectacular scenery, then continue on to explore the Cairngorms National Park. Admire the majestic mountain of Craig Meagaidh and continue through the Drummochter mountain pass to visit the Victorian town of Pitlochry. Group size limited to 16 to ensure a personalised experience.
Each vault has stories of crime, disease, death and lots more... with which your guide shall enlighten you in all the gory details! You will see a genuine witchcraft temple, recently used by a Wiccan coven and you will enter their former temple. Join us to learn why it is no longer safe for them to practice their craft in that vault.
DARE you step inside the infamous stone circle?
Then, visit what is regarded as the most haunted graveyard in the world at "Greyfriars Kirkyard." Finally, go deep underground and explore the Edinburgh Vaults beneath the streets. Completed in 1788, the series of chambers were used to house taverns and as storage space for illicit material, including the bodies of people killed by serial killers Burke and Hare for their medical experiments.
Journey through over 400 years of history and hear terrifying true tales of hangings, torture, murders and witchcraft. Shiver at the weird noises and unexplained smells that make an appearance after dark!
When exploring Scotland on your 1 Day Loch Ness, Glencoe and Scottish Highlands Tour, you will get to experience the very best of Scotland in a jam packed adventure. This tour is perfect for those who might have limited time and want to get the most for their money. With breathtaking scenery and landscapes of unspoilt nature you’ll travel the Scottish highlands, getting away from the hustle and bustle of modern life.
Experience Scottish culture through the folklore of Scotland’s myths and legends, historical sites and learn about the history of our wonderful country. Every twist and turn of the winding Scottish road has a new photo opportunity, a new story to be told and a new experience to be had.
See and touch the fruit of the chocolate tree, and learn all about how the beans are transformed into delicious chocolate.
Have fun making your own Scottish-themed chocolate to take home! You can even make a chocolate Greyfriar's Bobby, a chocolate Nessie or a chocolate Edinburgh Castle!
Next, come to the tasting room with a wide selection of chocolates from both Scottish and international chocolate makers. There are over 30 varieties to choose from including Haggis chocolate, Japanese chocolate, chilli chocolate, gin chocolate and many, many more.
Finally, wrap your delicious chocolates to take home to enjoy or give as a gift.
Chocolate samples are provided throughout the tour. Vegan or milk-free options are available.
Suitable for adults and children aged 6+.
(Not suitable for children under 6)
Tour leaves from our start point at 192 High Street, by the statue of Adam Smith.
Walk in the footsteps of your favourite Harry Potter actors and screenwriters around the magical world of Edinburgh. Your guide is a movie enthusiast, armed with weird and wonderful Potter trivia.
Meet your guide who will put you into your House - prepare to have your knowledge tested in our Trivia Quiz! There are several other games along the way with fabulous prizes to be won.
Visit the sites that inspired the movies & books!
Please note on December 26 there will be no castle or cruise available
There is evidence of a fort here for almost 3000 years, and it has been a royal castle since at least King David I’s reign in the 12th century. The Scottish monarchs continued to use it until 1633, and even saw the birth of King James VI within its walls.
Your tour will begin on the esplanade of the castle as you hear your guide talking about the origins of the castle and its sieges.
Once inside Edinburgh Castle, the guide will take you through the different parts of the fortress and tell you its fascinating history, including Scotland’s kings and queens. Inside the complex you will find three museums, two prisons, a canine cemetery, the Chapel of Saint Margaret, the National Monument to the fallen of Scotland, the Great Hall and a Royal Palace. (not accessible during the tour).