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Firth of Forth: Sightseeing Cruise with Cream Tea

1. Firth of Forth: Sightseeing Cruise with Cream Tea

The Firth of Forth is simply overflowing with myths, turbulent history, and fascinating marine wildlife. Join this boat tour on a 90-minute cruise onboard a superb vessel. Depart from South Queensferry, which is only a short distance from Scotland's bustling capital city of Edinburgh. Take in views of Blackness Castle, the ship that never sails and featured in Outlander and the Outlaw King. There are also views of Limekilns village, mentioned in Robert Louis Stevenson's 'Kidnapped'. It was from Limekilns that David Balfour and Alan Breck were carried across the Forth in a rowing boat. You will also see the Three Bridges as you have never seen them before including the UNESCO World Heritage Forth Bridge. For your comfort relax onboard with friends and family in the observation lounge or on the outside decks and listen to the guided commentary while you enjoy your complimentary cream tea. Spot the marine wildlife, during your tour, you will find plenty of opportunities to see a wide variety of marine wildlife including seabirds and seals.

From Edinburgh: The Whiskies and Gins of East Lothian

2. From Edinburgh: The Whiskies and Gins of East Lothian

Depart from Edinburgh in the morning and travel to NB Distillery. This gin producer launched in 2013 with a mission to develop the perfect gin. Taste it yourself and find out whether they have accomplished their goal. The tour continues up the east coast to North Berwick, one of the most beautiful seaside villages of East Lothian. Browse the artisan shops in the village and enjoy lunch in one of the local restaurants. Leave the coastline and arrive at Glenkinchie Distillery, nestled in a peaceful glen. Founded in 1825, the distillery languished in obscurity for over 150 years before becoming an international brand at the end of the 1980s. Find out how the distillery became such a success and sample their Malt Whiskies. From here, it's a short drive back to Edinburgh, through golden wheat and barley fields.

From Edinburgh: Private Customizable Highlands Driving Tour

3. From Edinburgh: Private Customizable Highlands Driving Tour

First, get picked up from your hotel in Edinburgh and climb into a private car or minivan to set off on your customizable tour. The route can be changed according to your personal interests and what you would like to see. There will be plenty of opportunities for photo stops throughout the journey. Venture into the Scottish Highlands and be blown away by the scenery, highland cattle, and castles that are older than some countries. Visit the graves of some of the most famous Scots who ever lived, namely Rob Roy McGregor.  Make a stop at the world-famous Deanston Whiskey Distillery, where you will have the option of touring the distillery or enjoying a tasting. Savor a sip of the 18-year-old single malt which comes thoroughly recommended.  If your feeling brave enough, have the chance to try haggis in one of the famous Scottish Gastropubs. Alternatively, have lunch in Deanston Distillery or the villages of Doune or Callander. Spend more time visiting the Scottish countryside or make a stop at Doune Castle - the choice is yours! Finally, return to Edinburgh where you will be dropped off back at your hotel and the tour concludes.

From Edinburgh: Outlander Filming Locations Day Tour

4. From Edinburgh: Outlander Filming Locations Day Tour

Discover the iconic locations and inspirations behind the hit show Outlander on this day tour from Edinburgh. Have lunch in the stunning Callendar House, explore the 15th-century Doune Castle, and pass Linlithgow Palace. Meet your driver in Edinburgh and head out into Scotland's beautiful countryside. Travel north over the iconic Forth Road Bridge and stop in the idyllic village of Culross for a photo stop and morning refreshment break (not included). After leaving Culross, head to the 15th-century Doune Castle, used for many indoor and outdoor scenes in Outlander as Castle Leoch, the fictional home of the Mackenzie Clan. Purchase an entry ticket and spend time exploring the inside and outside of the castle with an audio guide. Stop for lunch at the magnificent Callendar House's drawing-room restaurant. Once you've finished eating, continue your journey, passing Linlithgow Palace, which served as Wentworth Prison in Outlander and has several connections to the Jacobites. Finish your tour at Blackness Castle, known as “The Ship that Never Sailed,” because of its unique shape and coastal location. See where Outlander filmed all its Fort William scenes and explore on your own before returning to Edinburgh.

Edinburgh: Mary, Queen of Scots Private Day Tour

5. Edinburgh: Mary, Queen of Scots Private Day Tour

Begin your tour with a visit to Mary's birthplace, Linlithgow Palace. Head to Holyrood Palace to see where Mary lived and used to hunt and ride in the adjacent park. See the extinct volcano, Arthur’s Seat, and enjoy some of the most breathtaking views the city has to offer. Afterwards, head to John Knox's House where John Knox planned and schemed to overthrow the queen. Notice that just underneath the house was where Mary’s favourite jeweller lived. Visit another location of tumultuous history where the queen's husband, Lord Darnley was murdered, now the New College if Edinburgh. Depending on the time of year, visit Falkland Palace to see where Mary used to play tennis. Go to Craigmillar Castle, where the queen was housed when she was unwell and may have plotted to have her husband murdered. Visit Blackness Castle and learn how it was used as a filming location. During your tour, take the opportunity to have lunch at a pub that dates back to 1316.

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Unfortunately due to completely our own fault we went to the wrong jetty and we were already a bit late due to being stuck behind a garbage truck in the wee streets of S Queensferry. The girl on duty was fantastic - she tried to call the cream tea boat to ask them to wait for us and when she couldn't reach them she held the boat she was handling, got us on that and ensured we got free tea and coffee (no scones on that cruise but not a big deal at all). We were blessed with a beautiful sunny day. The commentary was informative and interesting and narrated by someone with a great voice! The whole experience was really enjoyable and scenic. The bar was reasonably priced. The youngsters working on the boat were helpful, professional and kind. Highlight for us was seeing the seals. Would definitely do this again and would love to do the longer one where you can get off on the island. This was part of my daughters 18th birthday surprise and we all loved it.

This was such a fun outing, and one that I would usually not book for myself (as a wine/beer type). What a happy surprise! The distillery tours were really interesting and conducted by lively knowledgeable guides who were also generous hosts (Helen, our whiskey guide, had them make a whiskey cocktail specially for me and another participant who also preferred not to drink it straight). For a quick lunch, North Berwick had an adorable high street, which was steps from the sea with gorgeous sweeping views. Guess what, gin is tasty! The gin hosts started us out with a G&T that was bright and crisp. Then they toured and poured more varieties as we sat and relaxed. The trip was made so inviting by Stefan, our guide and driver! It was just me and he was very welcoming. (Also funny, knowledgeable and generous when he could tell we wanted a quick photo stop on the drive home along the water). Perfect day!

The tour and the tour guide was very professional. Everything worked perfectly. We are very satisfied. Especially the Cin distillery house selection was very good.

Very good trip well worth the money excellent views and a lot of Scottish history learnt

Great tour with comfortable bus. Excellent tour of distillery