Tour events in Edinburgh

View all the upcoming Tour events taking place throughout Edinburgh below or use the calendar to find events taking place on a specific month or date.

Events in Edinburgh

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Selected dates between 1st May 2021 - 27th June 2021
Various Locations Edinburgh

Join Surgeons Hall Museums on their 5* weekend walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment!
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Curious About Edinburgh - Quirky Heritage Walks for the Curious!

Curious About Edinburgh - Quirky Heritage Walks for the Curious!

14th May 2021 - 31st October 2021
Various Locations Edinburgh

Have fun discovering Edinburgh on this quirky, self-guided, heritage walk with a treasure hunt theme from Curious About!
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Hopetoun Grounds Walk

Hopetoun Grounds Walk

Selected dates between 5th June 2021 - 18th September 2021

This Ranger-led walk at Hopetoun House will lead you through the nature and history of Hopetoun’s designed landscape.
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The Lauriston Horror Tour

The Lauriston Horror Tour

Selected dates between 12th June 2021 - 24th October 2021

Come along and see the sights of the castle as never seen before – hear the history of the castle and ghostly tales of the city with your professional tour guide.
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Intimate Lives: The History of Sex and Desire in Edinburgh’s Old Town - Preview

Intimate Lives: The History of Sex and Desire in Edinburgh’s Old Town - Preview

18th June 2021

Not for the easily embarrassed, this in-depth tour of Gladstone's Land looks at the history of sex in Edinburgh.
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Digital Event: Descriptive Tour for Visually Impaired Visitors to Lauriston Castle

Digital Event: Descriptive Tour for Visually Impaired Visitors to Lauriston Castle

19th June 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Join artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb for a tour specifically designed for visually impaired visitors around fascinating Lauriston Castle.
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Climate Detectives

Climate Detectives

26th June 2021 - 11th July 2021

The Heriot-Watt campus is a lovely, scenic spot for a walk with a side of learning. Framed by greenery and nature, the campus is brimming with intriguing facts about research into our climate's histor
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Coastal Knowledge

Coastal Knowledge

26th June 2021 - 11th July 2021
Various Locations Edinburgh

As Scotland's (prolonged) Year of Coast and Waters continues, join us as we learn how to keep up with our beautiful country's seas and coasts in an ever changing landscape!
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Deep Time Walk

Deep Time Walk

26th June 2021 - 11th July 2021

Experience a history of the Earth like never before with the Deep Time Walk, an interactive audio app that helps you learn about deep time.
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Edinburgh’s Mathematical History

Edinburgh’s Mathematical History

26th June 2021 - 11th July 2021
Various Locations Edinburgh

From Thomas Bayes through James Clerk Maxwell to Mary Somerville, explore the mathematical delights hidden in Edinburgh's city centre on this self-led walking trail.
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Exploring Edinburgh’s Volcano - Adults and Young People

Exploring Edinburgh’s Volcano - Adults and Young People

26th June 2021 - 11th July 2021

Explore the evidence for these ancient volcanoes in Edinburgh on this self-led walking tour and learn how geology still shapes the city and landscape we see today!
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Exploring Edinburgh’s Volcano - Children and Families

Exploring Edinburgh’s Volcano - Children and Families

26th June 2021 - 11th July 2021

Explore the evidence for these ancient volcanoes on this self-led walking tour for families and learn how geology still shapes the city and landscape we see today!
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Outdoor Family Walks

Outdoor Family Walks

Selected dates between 26th June 2021 - 4th July 2021

Join the Dynamic Earth team for these family-friendly walks in Holyrood Park exploring Edinburgh's past.
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Secrets of Healthy Cognitive Ageing

Secrets of Healthy Cognitive Ageing

26th June 2021 - 11th July 2021

On this self-led walk around George Square and the local neighbourhood you will hear about the project’s unique history and its people, and learn about the secrets of healthy cognitive ageing.
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Sherlock Holmes and the Biofilms Mystery

Sherlock Holmes and the Biofilms Mystery

26th June 2021 - 11th July 2021
Edinburgh South

Calling all budding detectives! Sherlock Holmes needs your help to find out who broke into his apartment and why they did it...can you examine the clues and identify the burglar?
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The Dead Interesting Tour

The Dead Interesting Tour

26th June 2021 - 11th July 2021
Edinburgh East

Take a journey back in time along the pathways of Warriston Cemetery to hear tales of its fascinating tenants and the trails they blazed during their time on earth.
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Urban Fossil Detective

Urban Fossil Detective

26th June 2021 - 11th July 2021

Become a fossil detective and discover what ancient creatures can be found in rocks, buildings and even pavements right here in Edinburgh in this self-guided walking trail!
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Walking Through the COVID-19 Vaccine

Walking Through the COVID-19 Vaccine

26th June 2021 - 11th July 2021
Various Locations Edinburgh

Watch the story of the COVID-19 vaccine development unfold by following our treasure trail through the city, pausing to watch animations that reveal the science behind the vaccine.
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Women in STEM Street Art Trail

Women in STEM Street Art Trail

26th June 2021 - 11th July 2021
Various Locations Edinburgh

Join us on this trail as we celebrate amazing women who have passionately contributed to the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).
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Family Trail: Portraits at the Palace

Family Trail: Portraits at the Palace

1st July 2021 - 30th July 2021

Pick up your copy of this family trail and use it to become an art detective and explore the Palace, discovering details and hidden histories in the portraits on display.
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Digital Exhibition Tour: Charles H. Mackie: Colour and Light

Digital Exhibition Tour: Charles H. Mackie: Colour and Light

2nd July 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

This tour will focus on key aspects of Charles H. Mackie’s development as an artist, highlighting his range and versatility in oil, watercolour and print.
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Seaweed Excursion

Seaweed Excursion

2nd July 2021
North Berwick

Come along for an introductory seaweed foray at North Berwick with Greg Kenicer on 2nd July and find out all about these incredible organisms in real-life!
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Outdoor Family Walk: A Tropical Land

Outdoor Family Walk: A Tropical Land

3rd July 2021

Join the Dynamic Earth team for a family-friendly walk in Holyrood Park, exploring Edinburgh's tropical past as part of Edinburgh Science Festival.
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Flora Medica: Foraging Walk

Flora Medica: Foraging Walk

10th July 2021

Join Anna Canning, an expert botanist and wild plant forager, on this guided walk around Hopetoun and collect some wild ingredients to make a delicious snack or herbal remedy.
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Digital Event: BSL Interpreted Tour of Charles H. Mackie: Colour and Light

Digital Event: BSL Interpreted Tour of Charles H. Mackie: Colour and Light

17th July 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Join us for a tour of our Charles H. Mackie exhibition which will have a BSL interpreter.
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Exhibition Tour of ‘Marine: Ian Hamilton Finlay’

Exhibition Tour of ‘Marine: Ian Hamilton Finlay’

31st July 2021

Join us for an exhibition tour of 'Marine: Ian Hamilton Finlay' by Stephen Bann CBE, Emeritus Professor of History of Art and Senior Research Fellow at Bristol University.
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Digital event: Descriptive tour for Visually Impaired Visitors of Charles H. Mackie: Colour and Light

Digital event: Descriptive tour for Visually Impaired Visitors of Charles H. Mackie: Colour and Light

21st August 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Join artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb for a tour specifically designed for visually impaired visitors focusing on the Charles H. Mackie: Colour and Light exhibition!
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Autumn Wander

Autumn Wander

30th August 2021

Enjoy this 3 hour Ranger-led walk taking in interesting corners of Hopetoun this summer!
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Descriptive Tour for Visually Impaired Visitors of ‘Marine: Ian Hamilton Finlay’

Descriptive Tour for Visually Impaired Visitors of ‘Marine: Ian Hamilton Finlay’

4th September 2021

Join artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb for a tour specifically designed for visually impaired visitors focusing on the 'Marine: Ian Hamilton Finlay' exhibition.
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Upstairs Downstairs

Upstairs Downstairs

19th September 2021

Come along to Lauriston where you will don an apron and mob cap to make lemonade and biscuits in the old kitchen then visit the magnificent rooms upstairs!
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Tracks, Trail and Signs

Tracks, Trail and Signs

20th September 2021

A Ranger-led guided walk to help you investigate the tracks, trails and signs of the Hopetoun wildlife.
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Curator’s Tour of Charles H. Mackie: Colour and Light

Curator’s Tour of Charles H. Mackie: Colour and Light

8th October 2021

Join Dr Helen Scott, Curator of Fine Art, for a tour of the exhibition Charles H. Mackie: Colour and Light!
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Fascinating Fungi

Fascinating Fungi

16th October 2021

Come along for a gentle Ranger-led walk on to explore the fascinating world of fungi at Hopetoun House.
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Wondrous Woods

Wondrous Woods

21st October 2021 - 14th November 2021

Don't miss a stunning creative lighting journey through the winding mystical pathways of the amazing Wondrous Woods when it returns to the grounds of Hopetoun House in 2021!
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Edinburgh Zoo’s Christmas Nights

Edinburgh Zoo’s Christmas Nights

19th November 2021 - 2nd January 2022

Make your evenings merry and bright this festive season with a magical journey through Edinburgh Zoo!
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Christmas at the Botanics

Christmas at the Botanics

25th November 2021 - 2nd January 2022

Explore the sights and sounds of Christmas in this magical after dark experience when it returns to the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh!
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An Edwardian Christmas

An Edwardian Christmas

5th December 2021

It’s Christmas 1910 all the family and staff come together to enjoy the season. Walk through Lauriston Castle on a special tour watching the performance by Edinburgh Living History unfold!
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Descriptive Tour for Visually Impaired Visitors of Lauriston Castle at Christmas

Descriptive Tour for Visually Impaired Visitors of Lauriston Castle at Christmas

19th December 2021

Join us for a special Christmas Tour at Lauriston Castle specifically designed for visually impaired visitors.
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Events in East Renfrewshire

Events in Fife

Events in Glasgow

Curious About Glasgow

Curious About Glasgow

1st January 2020 - 31st December 2021

Have fun discovering Glasgow with a self-guided, heritage walk with a treasure hunt theme from Curious About!

Find out about Curious About Glasgow on What's On Glasgow
City Sightseeing Glasgow

City Sightseeing Glasgow

26th April 2021 - 19th December 2021

With 21 stops where you can hop on and off to visit some of the city's leading attractions, City Sightseeing Glasgow is the perfect way to explore Glasgow!

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Glasgow City Centre Walking Tour

Glasgow City Centre Walking Tour

26th April 2021 - 19th December 2021

This is a 1.5 - 2 hour tour that will take you around all the main sites of the city, giving you an excellent opportunity to find out about Glasgow's rich history and culture!

Find out about Glasgow City Centre Walking Tour on What's On Glasgow
Street Art Walking Tour

Street Art Walking Tour

26th April 2021 - 19th December 2021

Walking Tours in Glasgow is now offering a Street Art tour! This mural and modern culture tour will show the beautiful street art pieces scattered around the city of Glasgow!

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Historic Tours of Glasgow University

Historic Tours of Glasgow University

Selected dates between 27th April 2021 - 23rd December 2021

Join a Historic Tour of the University of Glasgow the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world!

Find out about Historic Tours of Glasgow University on What's On Glasgow
Glasgow Music City Tours: Merchant City Tour

Glasgow Music City Tours: Merchant City Tour

Selected dates between 1st May 2021 - 11th September 2021

Get under the skin of Glasgow's vibrant music scene with this entertaining, guided walking tour of Merchant City and the East End from Glasgow Music City Tours!

Find out about Glasgow Music City Tours: Merchant City Tour on What's On Glasgow
Glasgow Music City Tours: Music Mile Tour

Glasgow Music City Tours: Music Mile Tour

Selected dates between 1st May 2021 - 11th September 2021

Feel the beat of Glasgow's vibrant music scene with this entertaining, guided walking tour of the city centre with Glasgow Music City Tours!

Find out about Glasgow Music City Tours: Music Mile Tour on What's On Glasgow
Charles Rennie Mackintosh Walking Tour

Charles Rennie Mackintosh Walking Tour

Selected dates between 5th June 2021 - 30th October 2021

Join Walking Tours in Glasgow to explore the streets of Mackintosh's home city to experience and witness his lasting legacy!

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The Lighthouse Building Tours

The Lighthouse Building Tours

Selected dates between 3rd July 2021 - 18th December 2021

The Lighthouse hold tours every Saturday, they offer a great opportunity to learn about The Lighthouse building, but also about the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the city he was born in!

Find out about The Lighthouse Building Tours on What's On Glasgow
Wester Distillery Tours

Wester Distillery Tours

Selected dates between 3rd July 2021 - 19th December 2021

Take a look behind the scenes of Wester Distillery and enjoy a guided tasting of the range of spirits produced at this microdistillery!

Find out about Wester Distillery Tours on What's On Glasgow
GVVT Annual Open Weekend

GVVT Annual Open Weekend

9th October 2021 - 10th October 2021

Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust's Annual Open Weekend returns for 2021 on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th October!

Find out about GVVT Annual Open Weekend on What's On Glasgow

Events in Lanarkshire

Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Churches of Paisley Heritage Walk

Churches of Paisley Heritage Walk

20th June 2021

Join the Urban Historian on Sunday 20th June for a walk through Paisley exploring the rise and demise of the town's churches!

Find out about Churches of Paisley Heritage Walk on What's On Renfrewshire
Paisley Now & Then Heritage Walk

Paisley Now & Then Heritage Walk

26th June 2021

Explore Causeyside Street to Paisley Abbey as it was in the late 1800s and early 1900's on the 'Paisley Now & Then' Heritage Walk with the Urban Historian!

Find out about Paisley Now & Then Heritage Walk on What's On Renfrewshire
Guided Tours of Paisley Abbey

Guided Tours of Paisley Abbey

Selected dates between 6th July 2021 - 16th December 2021

Built in the 12th century and steeped in history, Paisley Abbey is a fascinating building to visit, find out more on one of the regular guided tours!

Find out about Guided Tours of Paisley Abbey on What's On Renfrewshire

Events in Stirling and Falkirk

Events in Other Areas

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