The historic Capital City of Scotland offers a wealth of things to see. After we leave Glasgow we’ll join ‘The Royal Route’, passing interesting landmarks before arriving at the Forth Bridge. Then we’ll continue for an informative and entertaining discovery tour of Edinburgh.

The city offers a wealth of things to explore including the medieval old town, Georgian new town and docklands area. Learn why Edinburgh is called the 7 hill city, see some of the famous views and explore local areas that are off the beaten track.

Each private tour is conducted in our premium Mercedes minivans, ensuring your comfort as we venture along the narrow cobbled streets of Edinburgh.

Your knowledgable kilt-wearing private tour guide will tell you the stories and show you the sights on this tour. We offer flexibility and your time inside and outside the vehicle is up to you.

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TOUR DURATION
4 hours (Either 9am-1pm or 1pm-5pm)

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KEY SIGHTS ON THIS TOUR…

On the road to Edinburgh

On the journey to Edinburgh we’ll pass the iconic Kelpies statues at Falkirk and Linlithgow Palace sitting pride of place on Linlithgow Loch before coming to our first stop at The Forth Bridges View point. Then we’ll continue into the capital city for a comprehensive tour.

New Town
We’ll start the tour in the New Town of Edinburgh, a large scale development built in Georgian times in part to relieve the hugely over-populated city and in part to provide an enlightened new city. We’ll travel to Calton Hill to see the world-famous view over the city and Castle. Calton Hill boasts some quirky and interesting architecture including the un-finished National Monument of Scotland.

Old Town
Explore the historic medieval old city and Edinburgh’s dark history, learn about the effect of the Black Death, great fire and city developments that lead the world. Depending on your preference we’ll have around 45 minutes walking around the top of the old town, exploring the Closes, nooks and crannies and learning the story of medieval life here.

Royal Mile
The Royal Mile that runs for a ‘Scottish mile’ (around 1.1 statute miles / 1.8 kilometres) through the heart of the old town from the Castle to the Palace. We will explore much of the history of its expansion throughout the ages.

Edinburgh Castle
The old city is dominated by Castle hill and the imposing Edinburgh Castle. Whilst we don’t venture inside on this tour, you will get an appreciation for its importance to Edinburgh and its role in Scottish and British history.

Grassmarket
From its sinister past to modern day leisure destination, there are many famous stories about executions that your guide will recite as we walk through this popular area.

Palace of Holyroodhouse
The official residence of the British Monarchy in Scotland. The impressive entrance courtyard and Palace dominate the scene including the Queens Gallery next door.

Scottish Parliament
The modernist Scottish Parliament is home to the devolved national government. Immediately adjacent the Palace, the architectural juxtaposition is stark!

Arthur’s Seat
Arthur’s seat is the dramatic volcanic ‘plug’ mountain that can be seen from all corners of the city. If open, we will drive round Queens Drive that circumnavigates Arthur’s seat that offers fantastic views over and beyond Edinburgh.

Leith
Technically a separate town, the extensive docklands around Leith and Shore are intertwined with cobbled lanes, tramways and bond buildings. Leith is also the home to The Royal Yacht Britannia, the Queen’s ex private yacht and a floating museum to the monarchy.

Off the beaten trail

On this trip we will also have the opportunity to get of the normal tourist route and explore some of our favourite Edinburgh enclaves. See where people live and how the history that makes Edinburgh famous extends to these areas.

At the end of the day it’s time to return west to Glasgow.

SUGGESTED TOUR ROUTE…

Each tour we operate is unique and designed to your requirements. Here is an example of this tours route…

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  • Distance Instructions
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  • Distance 110.10 miles
  • Time 3 h 24 min
  • Speed 32 mph
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ALL OF OUR TOURS COME COMPLETE WITH…
KILT WEARING TOUR GUIDE

We are passionate, professional and full of personality. Let us share our knowledge of Scotland

HOTEL / CRUISE BERTH PICK UP

We’ll collect & return you at the start and end of the tour

BOTTLED SCOTTISH WATER

Premium still and sparkling Scottish water is provided in glass bottles

PREMIUM MERCEDES MINIVAN

Our minivans offer luxury interiors and excellent legroom for up to 7 people and their bags

ONBOARD WIFI

Stay connected to friends and family on tour with unlimited super-fast wifi

RECENT CUSTOMER TESTIMONIALS
5 star review

A lovely experience. Alexander was a great guide, very knowledgeable and so polite with our children, patient, pleasant and a true gentleman. The car was great and the overall experience wonderful

Stefano D, May 2021

5 star review

BRILLIANT. […] Alexander was absolutely fantastic. He was a wealth of knowledge, speaking not just about Mary Queen of Scots, but the historical period more generally

Drew F, May 2021

5 star review

The guide, Alexander, is one outstanding tour guide. He is very intelligent and eager to show the best part of Scotland with his pride.

Yojiro U, September 2020

5 star review

You will be able to see the highlights of Edinburgh in a day and it’s excellent way of travelling especially now because of COVID-19. He was very knowledgable and had good sense of humour.

Sukhjit D, August 2020

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