Want to take advantage of your time in Edinburgh to visit the surrounding area? With our private tours, you can make the tour your own and see what most interests you and your group!
Edinburgh Private Excursions
You can choose from 5 different itineraries around Edinburgh. And don't forget, the tour is yours! The itineraries we present are merely suggestions, so you can adapt your own itinerary according to your interests.
Highlands Tour (12 hours)
If you've always been curious about the Highlands, the high mountainous region in Scottland, this is the perfect tour for you. We'll pick you up from your Edinburgh hotel and, for a full day, we'll explore the wild northern lands.
You'll be able to see attractions such as Doune Castle, which has been the setting for many pop culture films and series such as Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Game of Thrones, and Outlander. We'll also pass through the village of Glencoe, the setting for Harry Potter and Braveheart.
Let your imagination run wild on a visit to Loch Ness to see if you can spot Nessie, the legendary Loch Ness Monster. After visiting the famous lake, we can visit picturesque little villages such as Pitlochry and Fort Augustus. All this accompanied by the best Scottish food and drink!
North Edinburgh Tour (8 hours)
With this option, you'll explore the most picturesque surroundings north of Edinburgh and see a little bit of everything. You can visit places like Linlithgow Palace, Aberdour Castle, villages a little further north like Anstruther and even St. Andrews Castle.
South Edinburgh Tour (8 hours)
On this route, you'll get to know the most picturesque surroundings of Edinburgh south of the city. We'll visit places such as Rosslyn Chapel, Jedburgh Castle near the English border and, on our way back to Edinburgh, Melrose Abbey and even a distillery in Glenkinchie. And remember, all of these places are suggestions - you can always make changes in the itinerary to suit your interests!
Harry Potter Tour (12 hours)
If you're a fan of the Harry Potter saga, you'll love visiting many of the series' set locations. Regardless of your fandom status, it'll be hard not to fall in love with Scotland's beautiful landscapes!
We'll visit places like Glenfinnan Viaduct (a Victorian railway where Harry first meets a Dementor in Prisoner of Azkaban, during the trip on the Hogwarts Express), Glen Coe (Hagrid's home), Loch Shiel (the Loch of Hogwarts), Loch Elit and other fantastic Scottish landscapes.
Outlander Tour (12 hours)
This tour will take you to picturesque locations that appear in the Outlander series, around the bay that forms the mouth of the Forth River, between the Forth and Kincardine bridges. You'll visit places such as Midhope Castle, Blackness Castle, Linlithgow Palace and even the town of Culross.
After a full day feeling like a television star, we will return to Edinburgh.
Advantages of a Private Tour
By booking a private tour, you'll get a more personalized service that includes an exclusive English-speaking guide. You can also book the tour any day of the week, choosing the itinerary that best suits your interests. Plus, you'll save money if you book for a large group.
Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.
8 hours - 12 hours.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.
Hotel pickup and return
Private tour, exclusive for you and your group
Food and drink
Entry tickets to monuments
When to book?
You can book up until 12 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Not wheelchair accessible.
All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.
No printing of documentation required.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
If you have any other questions please contact us .