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Outdoor Activities in Edinburgh

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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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£59.80
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Bus Tours
3 days
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£160.00
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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£50.00
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Bus Tours
3+ days
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£650.00
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City Tours
2 hours
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£14.00
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E-Bike Tours
4 hours
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£60.00
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Bus Tours
3 days
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£199.00
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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£55.00
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Bus Tours
11–12 hours
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£550.00
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Day Cruises
1–2 hours
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£18.00
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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£495.00
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Bus Tours
1 day
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£50.00
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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£42.00
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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£42.00
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Bus Tours
7–8 hours
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£575.00
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Walking Tours
1–2 hours
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£10.00
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Adventure Tours
3–4 hours
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£69.00
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Ports of Call Tours
60–120 minutes
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£30.37
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  • YourHighnessDonna
    Apeldoorn, The Netherlands5 contributions
    Even though I felt migraine pains coming up the morning of the tour, making me very sensitive to light, noise and crowds, I still hopped on the ride and I am so wholeheartedly glad I did!

    The scenery Schotland has to offer is insanely beautiful and beyond what I expected. I really don’t think my little 4 day trip to Edinburgh would be as unforgettable as it was without it. Something I wasn’t expecting was the ride back from Loch Ness to be even more impressive to me personally than the trip to it. Just breath taking. So I was hooked the entire time from 08:00 until 20:00.

    Our guide, Jim Scott, was ultimate what made it work and I credit him for making this day as fantastic as it was. A tour is only as good as your tour guide, and he delivered a lot of charm, enthusiasm, humour, good engagement and he created a pleasant vibe throughout the day. He even adjusted the original route a little to stop at and show us places that were more interesting, which was perfect.

    At the end of the day, my migraines were mild because of the relaxed, pleasant flow of the day and I just stuck to wearing sunglasses and taking some paracetamols to save me.

    I HIGHLY recommend this tour to anyone visiting Edinburgh and wants to get the most out of their trip. This one is it, out of all of them, trust me.

    5/5 for all the right reasons!
    Written 26 May 2022
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  • Haweii
    1 contribution
    Martin ( and James!) were absolutely professional and they definitely made the trip very enjoyable, not to mention their sense of humour which made the tour all the more interesting. We had the opportunity to enjoy the stunning views of Scotland along with all kinds of interesting historical facts. Thanks again!
    Written 23 May 2022
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  • Stacy G
    San Francisco, CA4 contributions
    We just finished an amazing tour of the Scottish highlands and the isle of skye. Rabbies took care of every detail. We had the best guide Queen Kelly of Scotland. She kept us laughing, educated us and shared some about herself. Lovely young person - she made this trip for us.
    Written 20 May 2022
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  • Dan R
    1 contribution
    A really great tour of the Scottish countryside and Isle of Skye. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the places we were seeing, which made the experience that much more enjoyable. He was also flexible to accommodate the tastes of the guests and made our experience truly unique. The vehicle was also very comfortable and reliable.
    Written 24 May 2022
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  • Venture62424052961
    1 contribution
    Was beautiful but the time spent in Loch Ness is not proporcional with the long drive.
    Almost 10 hour driving for only 30minutes in our destination after 60min cruise.
    Written 24 May 2022
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  • Navigate60184694798
    3 contributions
    Despite the inevitable rough Scottish weather, this trip was one of the best I’ve ever taken. A lot of that was due to our fantastic guide, Jamie Stewart, who went beyond being a guide and turned out to be someone whose personality, knowledge, charisma, and interpretive gifts touched all of us profoundly. I think it’s safe to say that neither I know any of the 30 – odd other passengers on this tour will ever forget him.
    Written 21 May 2022
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  • 176hills2017
    Suffolk, UK14 contributions
    What a lovely couple of hours. John our guide was appropriately humorous, very knowledgeable and considerate. Waiting for those not quite so nimble to catch up…..well it was all uphill. The tour covered all aspects from historic, quaint (Bobbie), information (places to visit in detail - free mainly), where to find local businesses, the best haggis and the cheapest beer. Definitely one of my favourite city tours. Will use them again.
    Written 26 May 2022
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  • KCAdventures
    Derby, KS3 contributions
    We only had one day to spend in Edinburgh, and I am so glad we decided to do Johann's tour! It did not disappoint! We were able to see many of the 'touristy' sites plus so much more. There was a good mix of riding and stopping to take in the views. Highly recommend!
    Written 24 May 2022
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  • Patrick M
    1 contribution
    Rich was the major highlight here! An amazing tour guide that had the best stories and blended well with us as a bunch of College students!! I would recommend this tour and this guide to anyone that wants a full experience of history, folklore, and fun!!
    Written 22 May 2022
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  • Anna W
    4 contributions
    Trip to Loch Ness and Highlands with Timebrush was really amazing and definitely exceed my expectations. We'd got fantastic guide (and bus diver) Martin who with wit and knowledge explained us Scottish history and told a lot of stories connected with places we had passed/visited. It was pleasure to be guest to Your beautiful country and Timebrush customer. Anna
    Written 25 May 2022
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  • Ash
    United Kingdom1 contribution
    This was a great tour- we'd highly recommend it to anyone looking to experience the different distilleries on and on the way to Islay (especially for first timers). The tour was good value for money and took the stress out of planning the trip. All the accommodation was great and we didn't come across any issues throughout. The organiser seemed very willing to accommodate our interests within the premade tour, so anyone who feels that the itinerary is lacking something should get in touch beforehand. Overall great experience!
    Written 23 October 2021
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  • Victoria D
    1 contribution
    The day was great, it was a proper road trip. Plenty of time to take photos and enjoy the best of what the small highland towns have to offer. The Highlands were so beautiful. I would definitely recommend it. The 12 hours seems long but in reality it is just long enough considering the distance you need to travel to Loch Ness. A nice day tour to join if you have limited time in Edinburgh.
    Written 26 March 2022
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  • Annie_b_vegas
    9 contributions
    Firstly thank you to the staff prior to my booking. I over booked due to an error on my side and they was so friendly and fast to resolve.

    This trip was for a friends birthday . We both loved it and managed to see places in Scotland we never knew existed also managed to get photo opportunities with the seals. We thought we missed them but the boat slowly goes around points of interest for photo opportunities for all customers to capture. The information via the speakers as well as the guys working on ship was fantastic.

    I’d highly recommend this trip and for the money it’s truly worth it
    Written 13 May 2022
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  • psuerl123
    Philadelphia, PA35 contributions
    We recently booked two tour experiences with Will during our holiday: the Edinburgh pop walking tour and the Glencoe/Highlands driving tour. We had an excellent experience; Will is friendly, a great storyteller, and knows his country and its history well. He went above and beyond before we even set foot in the UK and was extremely accommodating as we needed to make a few adjustments to our schedule. Our decision to book with Iconic brought a ton of value to our trip and I highly recommend them to anyone looking for an authentic and fun experience. Best decision we made on our trip!
    Written 15 April 2022
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  • 518ATLCouple
    Mableton, GA479 contributions
    You couldn’t ask for a better tour or guide! Chris can share all the history of Scotland while driving to the actual location and keep you entertained for hours. The sites you see are steeped in history. The vehicle is comfortable. We had the pleasure of touring with him for three days to three different locations and were amazed at how much knowledge we gained all while having a blast. I highly recommend using Monarch Tours while in Scotland.
    Written 22 May 2022
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