Edinburgh Half Day Guided Private Tour in a Premium Minivan
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Edinburgh Half Day Guided Private Tour in a Premium Minivan

4 h
With guide
Half Day
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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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  • Professional local guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Transport by private air-conditioned minivan
  • Bottled water for each guest
  • Bottled water
Not included
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
  • Entry/Admission - Royal Yacht Britannia
  • 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
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