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Edinburgh Full-Day Guided Private Tour in a Premium Minivan provided by Experienced Tours

Edinburgh Full-Day Guided Private Tour in a Premium Minivan

Edinburgh Full-Day Guided Private Tour in a Premium Minivan
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
8h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    8h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Our comprehensive private guided Edinburgh tour is a fantastic way to explore the big sights and hidden gems of the Scottish Capital City on a full day private tour. Your friendly and knowledgeable driver guide will show you around Edinburgh's many sights onboard your private Mercedes Minivan. Hear the stories that make Edinburgh famous and learn about the cities often gruesome past. We'll venture through the historic old town, Royal Mile, Georgian new town and explore local areas full of history outside the city centre. We'll visit the impressive Forth Bridges and view the grandeur of Hopetoun House.We will tell you the stories and history that make each attraction come to life! Our vehicles are the perfect size to squeeze down the city's narrow streets and see the 'off the tourist trail' sights whilst still being spacious. You can customise the itinerary to your interests and your knowledgable guide will ensure you get the most from your day.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 100490P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Kilt-wearing professional local guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Transport by private air-conditioned minivan
  • Bottled water for each guest
  • WiFi on board
  • Private transportation
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees to attractions and monuments
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Entry/Admission - Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Entry/Admission - Edinburgh Castle
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We are available to collect and return you to any Edinburgh hotel or accommodation.
  • Airports:
  • Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh EH12 9DN Scotland
  • Ports:
  • Leith
  • Newhaven
  • South Queensferry
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Kilt-wearing professional local guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Transport by private air-conditioned minivan
  • Bottled water for each guest
  • WiFi on board
  • Private transportation
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees to attractions and monuments
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Entry/Admission - Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Entry/Admission - Edinburgh Castle
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We are available to collect and return you to any Edinburgh hotel or accommodation.
  • Airports:
  • Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh EH12 9DN Scotland
  • Ports:
  • Leith
  • Newhaven
  • South Queensferry
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jul 14, 2020
A note from Edinburgh Full-Day Guided Private Tour in a Premium Minivan
Experienced Tours is 'Good To Go' and has passed the government Covid-19 assessment. We are now able to resume our private tours of Scotland. A private tour is the best way to travel whilst practicing social distancing without other passengers being in the vehicle.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Edinburgh Old Town
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Royal Mile
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    New Town
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Palace of Holyroodhouse
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
    Pass by
    The Scottish Parliament
  • 5
    Arthur's Seat
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Duddingston Kirk
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Calton Hill
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 8
    Leith
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 9
    Royal Yacht Britannia
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 10
    South Queensferry
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
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PeteB_12345
London, UK21 contributions
Great way to explore Edinburgh. We booked a full day private tour for our family (2 adults plus 10yr old). Alexander was a great host, very friendly and knowledgeable and planned the day based on our input. Fantastic way to explore the city and surrounding areas in a clean and comfortable van (and a welcome break from walking everywhere). Alexander kindly offered us tips for the remainder of our trip to Scotland, and I would highly recommend this company for a high quality experience.
Written July 5, 2021
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Alexander B
Hello Peter, It was really great to meet you all on Sunday and thank you for the great review! I hope you enjoy the rest of your time in Scotland! Slainte
Written July 6, 2021
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Waleed A
1 contribution
Sep 2020
We had a fantastic time touring and learning about Edinburgh. Alexander had amazing knowledge of the city and made the whole day really enjoyable. The tour was very well organised and the Mercedes minivan was very clean. This tour is a must for anyone who really wants to explore/learn more about Edinburgh in a short amount of time.
Written September 22, 2020
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Alexander B
Hi Waleed Thanks so much for the review and booking. Was great to meet you all recently for the tour of Edinburgh and to sit in the Queen's throne for lunch :-) Slainte. A
Written September 24, 2020
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Seema
1 contribution
Sep 2020 • Couples
Thank you for an excellent Edinburgh and highland tour by our excellent and knowledgable guide Alexander! Highly recommend 5 star! Paresh & Seems from Hitchin.
Written September 9, 2020
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Alexander B
Hi Seema, thank you for your kind feedback. It was great to show you round Edinburgh and also take the journey up to Glencoe with you. Hope to see you both again one day!
Written September 14, 2020
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Tim
2 contributions
Dec 2019
Made the appointment online, immediate response including a phone call to discuss our options and several weeks of emails going back and forth on ideas and logistics. Alexander helped us with our custom itinerary that included Forth Bridge, Lindor's Abbey, St. Andrews Golf Course, Glenturret Distillery and Stirling Castle. 5 of us in from America with only 1 day in Edinburgh and Alexander hit a home run! We thought it was be even more fun to rent Kilts and he even offered to pick them up for us the day before since we were flying in late at night. Received a text the day before to just confirm the morning meet up time and location one last time, and to put me at ease that we were all set for our big day. Alexander was on time and picked us up in his luxury Mercedes minivan with wifi that amazingly worked no matter where we went. We started the day and ended the day with a dram of scotch that he brought especially for our group. He was extremely knowledgeable on all topics about Scotland and its history, but we also enjoyed his company and intelligence when we discussed business, music, you name it! He made sure we kept things moving to hit all of our key activities and even secured reservations for us in advance. He secured a VIP table for lunch at St. Andrews Royal Golf...corner window table looking right out at the golf course which I assume it's because he just has the right connections.

Everything was perfect! I even left my jacket in his van, and the next day he dropped it off at my hotel.
Written December 13, 2019
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Alexander B
Hi Tim. It was great to meet you all and show you some of Scotland including Lindores Distillery and St Andrews Royal and Ancient. Definitely fun to have a wee dram from the ramparts of Stirling Castle as the sunset. See you all again I hope! Alexander
Written December 14, 2019
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Tom M
New Orleans, LA5 contributions
Oct 2019
I have been on many private full day tours before, and this was one of the best!
From initial contact to the final good-bye, Alexander of Experienced Tours was a pleasure to work with. Alexander first suggested an itinerary, with money saving options, which we then morphed into what I wanted. All questions were adequately answered and all emails were promptly answered. Alexander was knowledgeable, cheerful, engaging. Also, he was thoughtful of (got the van to the top of castle hill!) and patient with two older participants.
We were picked up and dropped of directly in front of our hotel. The van was immaculate (with water available) and its size allowed us to intimately explore areas like Dean Village where other vehicles could not explore. At our request he took us to a small local café for a lunch. The tour finished at very nice pub that is the oldest in Scotland!
I was completely satisfied with Alexander and Experienced tours.
Written November 1, 2019
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Alexander B
Hi Tom, thank you for your feedback! It was a pleasure to meet you and show you Edinburgh. Until next time, Sláinte!
Written November 2, 2019
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Jean M
United Kingdom8 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
We had American friends come of a cruise ship for the day in Edinburgh and we wanted to give them a day to remember we booked Alexander to give us a guided tour of the city they were so impressed with his knowledge and his expertise getting us from A to B around the city and the sights we later joined them on the cruise a couple of days later and they said there city tour with Alexander was by far one of there best highlights,
We actually live in Edinburgh and were impressed by the tour and the history of our wonderful city.
Jean & Jim McDowall
Written October 21, 2019
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Hi Jean. Thank you for your feedback! It was great to meet you and your American visitors for our recent day tour of Edinburgh! I hope you all enjoyed your cruise across the Atlantic to the US. See you again I hope. Alexander
Written October 22, 2019
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Steve D
Honolulu2 contributions
Aug 2019
Six of us did a full day tour of Edinburgh with Alexander. He picked us up at our ship in an immaculate Mercedes minivan and provided us with water. He took us to all the important tourist locations through the heavy traffic of the Edinburgh Festival. He advised that we could pass on touring inside Edinburgh Castle since we had been to Stirling Castle which he said was superior. That saved us time and money. We provided Alexander with some special requests (buy a souvenir bicycle jersey, buy a specific whiskey) and he accommodated all of these. He recommended lunch at a 14th century pub near where he lives and we met his father who happened to be in the neighborhood. He was very professional, courteous, and knowledgeable. I highly recommend him.
Written August 21, 2019
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Hi Steve, thanks for the review! It was great to meet you all and show you Edinburgh and to my local historic pub! I hope that the rest of your trip was great and hope to see you again one day back in Scotland! Slainte (Cheers!), Alexander
Written August 22, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Authentic and personalised private tour
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Awesome Experience with Experienced Tours!
We had a fabulous time touring Glasgow from Edinburgh. It was our first time to see Glasgow and our tour guide, Sea
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First class
First class service from start to finish. Alexander tailored a tour of the Scottish Borders especially for us. High
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We wanted the best and we got the best!
We had the greatest day! Our guide was knowledgeable, passionate, funny, personable and a good driver! We can’t re
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By far the highlight of our holiday.
If you do one thing in Edinburgh then make sure it’s a tour with Alexander! We had the most amazing morning tourin
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Amazing experience
We had a superb & wonderful experience. Alexander, our tour guide, enthralled us with the abundant history of Scotl
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A whole lot of Scotland in one day
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Fabulous Experience
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Look no further than Alexander!
I had less than a day to see as much as possible of Edinburgh and could not have been in more capable hands. Alexan
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Excellent private tour of Edinburgh
Wonderful half day tour of Edinburgh- Alexander was extremely knowledgeable and we felt that we really got a very
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Fantastic tour of Stirling Castle and beyond
We had a fantastic time on the Stirling castle/ Loch Lomond tour. Alexander our guide was excellent - so knowledgea
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Outlander & Golf
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Wonderful day trip to Loch Lomond
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Excellent day out with good company.
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A brilliant way to see the main sites of Edinburgh
Alexander has a fantastic knowledge of his own city. His van is immaculate and spotless. After being picked up from
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