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Edinburgh Half Day Guided Private Tour in a Premium Minivan

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    Stop At: Edinburgh Old Town, Old town, Edinburgh EH1 Scotland

    Explore the 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.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PB Scotland

    The Royal Mile that runs for a 'Scottish mile' (around 1.1 miles / 1.8 kilometres) through the heart of the old town from the Castle to the Palace. We will explore much of the mile, its Closes and history.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Pass By: Edinburgh Castle, Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NG Scotland

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

    Stop At: 21 Grassmarket Old Town, Edinburgh EH1 2HS Scotland

    The Grassmarket has a sinister past as the hanging place for Edinburgh’s criminals. There are many famous stories about executions that your guide will recite.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Calton Hill, St. Andrews House 2 Regent Road, Edinburgh EH1 3DG Scotland

    From the top of Calton Hill see the world-famous view over Princes Street and Castle. Calton Hill boasts some quirky and interesting architecture.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Arthur's Seat, Queen's Drive Holyrood Park, Edinburgh EH8 8HG Scotland

    The long-extinct volcano that can be seen from all corners of the city. If open, we will drive round Queens Drive which offers fantastic views beyond Edinburgh.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Greyfriars Bobby, Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QE Scotland

    We stop to learn the story of Edinburgh's most famous four-legged resident, Bobby.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Greyfriars Kirkyard, Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QQ Scotland

    We visit the famous Greyfriar's Kirkyard to understand its connection to Edinburgh History, Bobby and Mortsafes.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Pass By: Palace of Holyroodhouse, Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DX Scotland

    The official residence of the British Monarchy in Scotland. The impressive entrance courtyard and Palace dominate the scene including the Queens Gallery next door. Entry to the Palace is not included.

    Pass By: The Scottish Parliament, Horse Wynd / Canongate, Royal MIle, Edinburgh EH99 1SP Scotland

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

    Stop At: Royal Yacht Britannia, Ocean Drive Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ Scotland

    Leith is the home to The Royal Yacht Britannia, a floating museum to the monarchy that is now permanently moored in Leith. We do not visit Britannia on this tour.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Leith, Edinburgh EH6 Scotland

    We visit the vibrant area of Leith, technically a separate town and the docklands of Edinburgh

    Duration: 20 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We can collect you from any Edinburgh Hotel, port or train station.


    • Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh EH12 9DN Scotland

    Leith, Newhaven, South Queensferry, Rosyth
    Return Details
    • It is possible to return to a different location 
    • If return is outside city (eg Airport) then a surcharge applies
    • Professional local guide
    • Live commentary on board
    • Transport by private air-conditioned minivan
    • Bottled water for each guest
    • Bottled water
    • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
    • Entry/Admission - Royal Yacht Britannia
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Popular mentions
    Alexander gave us the perfect introduction to the city and enough history for us to feel much more grounded when we explored on our own the next day. Also covered more sites in one morning than we could possibly have done in our short time. At the end he took us to a small local
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    Response from Alexander B, Manager at Edinburgh Half Day Guided Private Tour in a Premium Minivan
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    Thank you so much for your feedback! It was my pleasure to show you round the great city of Edinburgh! I hope you enjoyed the lunch down on the shore :-) Slainte, Alexander
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    Alexander was the simply the best! He knew his history, and looked great in a kilt. He was very informative about all aspects about traveling to Scotland.
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    Response from Alexander B, Manager at Edinburgh Half Day Guided Private Tour in a Premium Minivan
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    Hi Alice. Thank you for your valuable feedback. It was great to meet your family. I hope you had a great trip into the highlands after Edinburgh. Alexander
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    Had a great tour last week with Alexander. We took the half day tour of Edinburgh and loved it! There was plenty of room for the 6 of us, and yet we got the van some pretty narrow streets!! The views from the road around Arthur’s seat were stunning and we even had time to visit
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    Response from Alexander B, Manager at Edinburgh Half Day Guided Private Tour in a Premium Minivan
    Responded Nov 11, 2018
    Hi Cheryl Great to meet you all and show you round Edinburgh. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time here! Alexander
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    Key Details
    • Duration: 4h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English
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