Outdoor activities in Edinburgh

Top Outdoor Activities in Edinburgh, Scotland

Outdoor Activities in Edinburgh

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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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$75.62
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Bus Tours
3 days
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$202.32
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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$63.23
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Bus Tours
3+ days
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$821.93
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City Tours
2 hours
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$17.70
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E-Bike Tours
4 hours
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$75.87
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Bus Tours
3 days
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$251.64
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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$69.55
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Bus Tours
11–12 hours
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$695.48
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Day Cruises
1–2 hours
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$22.76
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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$625.93
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Bus Tours
1 day
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$63.23
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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$53.11
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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$53.11
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Bus Tours
7–8 hours
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$727.09
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Walking Tours
1–2 hours
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$12.65
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Adventure Tours
3–4 hours
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$87.25
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Ports of Call Tours
60–120 minutes
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$38.40
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  • Marina S
    Vancouver, Canada16 contributions
    Tour was great even that we were rather unlucky with the weather. The guide -Jim Divine was great, and told us a lot of interesting facts and legends. Especially we liked a part about clan MacDonald because my daughter is partly MacDonald from Nova Scotia (Canada).
    So I will recommend this excursion but probably include at least 20 minutes around castle near Loch ness.
    Written May 21, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Julia K
    Kościerzyna2 contributions
    We loved every single bit of our trip-from all the amazing stories and all the food recommendations. Our guide Neil was lovely and we got to know a lot of interesting facts about Scotland
    Written May 16, 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 May 20, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Dmitry U
    Lausanne, Switzerland9 contributions
    I had excellent time travelling with Jamie on a 3-day Highlands and Skye trip. It was a balanced history and nature exploration experience. Jamie took us to numerous picturesque places, showed the best photo spots and told many captivating stories from the history of Scotland and its legends. I had a feeling that we had just the right number of stops to make the trip interesting but not too tiring. Some stops were quick while others were more chilled where we had time to enjoy the stunning views without a hurry.

    The bus was comfortable, the hotel was excellent with a very good breakfast. Logistically, we were always on time.

    Highly recommended for both individuals and families.
    Written May 5, 2022
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  • Simona S
    1 contribution
    Nice experience! Steve is the best guide driver we could find! We are from Italy and we have really enjoyed Scotland and the Highlands.
    Written May 21, 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 May 21, 2022
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  • lashton200
    Nottingham, UK6 contributions
    Enjoyed the whole presentation. A very animated presenter, who kept us entertained for the whole two hours of the walk around Old Town.
    Written May 21, 2022
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  • Hawmon
    Puako, HI6 contributions
    Had an awesome tour with Johann . Great bikes, excellent itinerary,. If you’re thinking of a bike tour in Edinburgh THIS is the tour to take. You will not be disappointed!
    Written May 20, 2022
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  • Kate M
    Davie, FL1 contribution
    Amazing trip. Exceeded my expectations. Rich & Sandy were incredible. And the sights were spectacular!! Hairy ‘Coos’ & little baby lambs were frosting on this cake!!
    Written May 11, 2022
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  • Rachel S
    Greenwood, SC100 contributions
    I loved seeing the Highlands! The places we stopped were really fun, and I enjoyed spending time at Loch ness. We did not do the boat ride, and I'm glad that we didn't because we got to enjoy walking around the shore a bit. Our guide Frazier was really nice and funny! We had some really pretty photo stops. I really enjoyed the tour. My only disappointment was that most of the time was on the bus and some of the stuff was really hard to see.
    Written May 19, 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 October 23, 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 March 26, 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 May 13, 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 April 15, 2022
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  • Hilary Crane
    San Antonio, TX2 contributions
    My family had the absolute privilege of spending the day with Monarch Tours and Chris Pendleton, touring the Scottish highlands! We will never forget the beautiful things we saw, the incredible history Chris shared and the experience of being together as a family against the backdrop of spectacular Scottish views.

    Chris worked with us to curate the perfect tour, giving suggestions and guidance on what could be seen if we were willing to put in a long day. Somehow he worked in all of my wishlist sites and while it was a long day - we never wanted it to end! We were a family of 4 (2 adults, 2 teenagers) and it was important to us to be on a private tour. We didn’t want to be in a van or buss with a ton of strangers, but wanted something more personal. This was an intimate experience hearing the history of the lands; their sometimes brutal, sometimes funny, but always fascinating stories. The value we got from the investment in a private tour with Chris cannot be measured.

    We all have those perfect days where we look back on and remember how wonderful everything was. Chris didn’t just give us a tour - he gave each of us a perfect day, an experience we will treasure forever and never forget a moment of. He made us fall in love with Scotland. It is absolutely priceless.
    Written April 27, 2022
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