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Address: Waverley Bridge, Edinburgh, Scotland
Phone Number: 0131 220 0770
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Description: MacTours City Tour has it all, a live guide to point out the places of...
MacTours City Tour has it all, a live guide to point out the places of interest along the route, a 24 hour ticket allowing you to hop on and off to explore Edinburgh's attractions and places of interest and all this on a traditional style vintage bus. MacTours City Tour penetrates the Old Town of Einburgh with non stop fantastic views and stories.
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Fun and informative.

This tour was so much fun. The route it takes is great as it takes in so many places so just wouldn't find on your own. I learnt so many historical facts from the tour guide - and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This tour was so much fun. The route it takes is great as it takes in so many places so just wouldn't find on your own. I learnt so many historical facts from the tour guide - and also lots of local gossip history. Agnes my guide is a credit to this company. She was simply brilliant. £14 for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Very good . The tour guide knowledge was second to none . Brilliant knowledge of the city . Although it's very good and all be sure to wrap up warm on a even slightly cold day as it gets very cold on top . Worth the money as the ticket is 24 hours . Can get on and off as... More 

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ElaineEBT, Sales Manager at MacTours City Tour, responded to this review

Steve-tennis Thank you for recommending our MacTour as offering excellent value for money with our 24 hour tickets. It's also good to hear how much you enjoyed listening to our Tour Guide. Thank you for hopping on and for taking the time to share your review here. Many thanks Elaine More 

Waterford, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

£33.00 for a full 24 hour pass on this open topped bus tour of Edinburgh. You can get off and on wherever you wish and there is a lady giving a brief account of the sites and attractions as you pass them. A good way to get some good photographs of the city without too much walking. We started and... More 

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GerryR18 Good point about the photos, an open-top tour bus really is the best place to take photos of our beautiful city. Thank you for hopping on and for recommending us so highly here. With kind regards Elaine More 

Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Loved the live comentary. A great tour route, shows you all of the important sights in Edinburgh. Great atmosphere on a vintage open top bus.Will be going on it again later in the year

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Thank you , Jane M, for taking the time to review your time on MacTours here. We appreciate is and are glad to hear that you liked it so much you are coming back! With best wishes Elaine More 

Burntisland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Thank you Grant!!! We loved being on your bus, thank you for the information, for being funny, for being really helpful and making us laugh, we think you are the best tour guide ever and could get on telly as you're very funny. Thank you. Written by Alice, age 7

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I have only recently been taking bus tours of cities. They are the best way to get a quick insight to a new city and to get your bearings. Mac Tours provided a great introduction to Edinburgh for me. I didn't quite finish the whole circuit as I saw the cashmere shops in Lawnmarket and leapt off the bus lured... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We waited at stop 3 and was planning to take the city sightseeing bus but it was full. Mac tour bus came along next so we got on that. Best decision we made. Live commentary is better than the recorded commentary on the other tour buses. Price is reasonable at £14 each. We plan to come back next year as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

This is a wonderful way to see the city. This tour I would say is the best for seeing the Old Town. Even as a local for most of my life I learned new things. The tour guides are really friendly and welcoming. The family that were visiting from down south were really impressed. You can save money buying Dynamic... More 

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Dubai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Easy hop on and off service around the main highlights of the city. Interesting commentary, live as opposed to headsets. Perfect way to get an overview of the city, one circuit takes about an hour. We then did a second circuit getting on and off at a view of the stops.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Whilst waiting at the bus stop in a chilly wind - we decided to catch whichever Tour Company Bus rolled up first. This turned out to be a good decision - as along came a delightful vintage MacTours bus. They had live commentary - we experienced several different guides throughout the day and all were interesting and informative. These type... More 

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Address: Waverley Bridge, Edinburgh, Scotland
Phone Number: 0131 220 0770
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Princes Street and Gardens

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Princes Street and Gardens
Glaswegians tease Edinburghers that their High Street is only half one, since buildings only line one side. But what they don’t say is how extraordinary the views are from Princes Street as a result. From here you look onto expansive and decorative public gardens beneath the mighty basalt cliffs on which Edinburgh’s Castle stands proud above the rest of the dramatic old town skyline. Yet many of those on Princes Street look the other way, as they’re concerned with chain store shopping or catching the tram or a train at main train station Waverley. But it’s not all utility here; the Scottish National Gallery rewards purposeless wandering, and December’s huge winter market in the gardens begins a season of revelry which ends with Hogmanay, Britain’s largest New Year’s street party.