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Edinburgh Activities & Tours

Hi Y'all!


I’ve culled the list of the best Edinburgh/Scotland to-dos!  Keep in mind, if you see a tour you’d like but you want it on a different day, just let me know and I’ll set it up for you.  You can join the regularity scheduled tours or have me book custom for you.  You’ll receive a custom itinerary via email a couple of weeks prior to the conference.


Just let me know which of these you’d like to join!



Saturday – June 13

ALL DAY Option 1 – Speyside Area Whisky Tour (3 distilleries) – cost dependent on total number of people attending – expect £100 per person based on 10 attendees (not including tastings).

ALL DAY Option 2  – Outlander Adventure Tour visiting several sites in the TV series: Culross Palace, Doune Castle, Linlithgow Palace, Blackness Castle, Midhope Castle – expect £100 per person based on 8 attendees.


Sunday – June 14

AM – Skip the Line Edinburgh Castle Tour (£30 per person based on 10 in group)

PM – Walking tour of Old Town (£20 per person based on 10 in group)

6:00pm – Meet and Greet Social at The Glasshouse


Monday – June 15

AM – CE Courses

PM Option 1 – Harry Potter Tour - for the fans - £20/per person (3.5 hour walking tour)

PM Option 2 - Skip the Line Edinburgh Castle Tour (£30 per person based on 10 in group)


Tuesday – June 16AM – CE Courses

PM – Her Majesty’s Royal Yacht Britannia tour – with Afternoon Tea (£40 per person not including afternoon tea costs)


Wednesday – June 17

AM – CE Courses

PM – Afternoon of tours:Hike up to Arthur’s Seat for panoramic view/photos of Edinburgh & Leith; then...

Adult “Potions” Class at The Cauldren – unique Harry Potter-esque themed Pop Up Bar for the budding mixologist (£30 per person); then…

Edinburgh Underground Tour – Mary King’s Close (£30 per person)


Thursday – June 18

ALL DAY Option 1 – Trip to visit and explore Doune Castle (hey Monty Python & Outlander fans!) – then onto vistas in the Highlands and Loch Lomond – last stop is Glengoyne Distillery for a whisky tasting – Cost per person is £100 per person (whisky tasting on your own).  16 passenger Mercedes touring van with driver and guide. (10 hours)

ALL DAY Option 2 - Speyside Area Whisky Tour (3 distilleries) – cost dependent on total number of people attending – expect £100 per person based on 10 attendees (not including tastings).

ALL DAY Option 3  – Outlander Adventure Tour visiting several site in the TV series: Culross Palace, Doune Castle, Linlithgow Palace, Blackness Castle, Midhope Castle – expect £100 per person based on 8 attendees.


Friday – June 19

ALL DAY Option 1 - Speyside Area Whisky Tour (3 distilleries) – cost dependent on total number of people attending – expect £100 per person based on 10 attendees (not including tastings).

ALL DAY Option 2  – Outlander Adventure Tour visiting several site in the TV series: Culross Palace, Doune Castle, Linlithgow Palace, Blackness Castle, Midhope Castle – expect £100 per person based on 8 attendees.


Other sights worth seeing on your own:


Hop On Hop Off Red Bus Tour – Edinburgh (£15 per person) – A great way to quickly get to know your way around Edinburgh – from New Town, to Holyrood Palace, Carlton Hill, the Royal Mile, Old Town, Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street.  You’ll become a expert in Edinburgh navigation!


Dean Village (free) - Dean Village is one of Edinburgh’s hidden treasures, located just outside of the city and beside the picturesque Water of Leith. Historically, Dean Village was a key player in Edinburgh’s milling industry, and you can still see signs of this heritage today. Explore the village to find millstones and stone advertisements for bakeries. Visit Well Court, a 19th century house that has been carefully restored to accurately represent its original appearance. Nearby is St Bernards Well, used in the past to draw water from the adjacent river. This water was believed to be very good for health and drew tourists from all over the country. The well also features beautiful architecture, including a statue of Greek goddess Hygeia. Finally, be sure to cross Dean Bridge, an impressive bridge that helps to connect the city to the village. Dean Village is a unique and well-preserved location, perfect for experiencing Scottish history first-hand.


Scottish National Gallery (free admission) - The Scottish National Gallery is Scotland’s national art gallery, making it a must-see for visitors to Edinburgh. The building was opened in 1859 and features beautiful neoclassical architecture, the perfect setting for the rich collections of fine art housed within. Located in the heart of the city, the National Gallery features work by Van Dyck, Gainsborough and Rubens. One of the highlights is the collection of pieces by Scottish artists, featuring unforgettable landscapes, portraits and scenes of everyday life by artists such as Peter Graham, Sir David Wilkie and Sir Henry Raeburn. Settle down for a snack and a tea at the Scottish Café and Restaurant which features gorgeous views across the Princes Street Gardens. An ideal place to go for a slice of Scottish culture and art.


Camera Obscura – (£16.50 per person – discounts for seniors and children). Opened in 1835, Camera Obscura is Edinburgh’s oldest tourist attraction. The gallery focusses on visual illusions, featuring a number of experiences and hands-on activities to explore and enjoy. On site, you will find a mirror maze, an Ames room which will appear to shrink around you, and a vortex tunnel which will provoke a sense of imbalance even though you are completely stable! Climb to the roof to see the city from an excellent vantage point, with free telescopes available for close-up views. Camera Obscura provides a fun and family-friendly way to spend a day, tricking your brain and experiencing all sorts of unique sensations.




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