A day exploring the "Old and "New" Edinburgh
Explore Edinburgh, which has been the capital of Scotland since the 15th Century and stands proudly on seven hills, from the comfort of your own private minibus. Compare Edinburgh's medieval Old Town, where people lived in cramped conditions, to the elegant Georgian New Town. Enjoy undivided attention and learn all about this fascinating city on this 8-hour tour.
Start your tour in the Old Town on the famed Royal Mile, which joins Edinburgh Castle to the Palace of Holyrood House. Travel through the winding streets and up the steep hills to sites of executions, cloned sheep, and the birthplace of Harry Potter. Hear stories of the murderers, geniuses, body-snatchers, witch hunters, firebrand priests, and philosophers who have all lived on the side of a extinct volcano. Hear about the hangings that took place in the Grassmarket and see the eerie site of witch burnings as you marvel at the impenetrable Castle Rock above you and learn about the many attempts to capture Edinburgh Castle. Pass by the Scott Monument, as you drive from Old Town into New Town.
Compare Edinburgh's Old Town, where families lived in cramped conditions and trash was thrown out of the windows, to the elegant Georgian New Town with its three main streets and a square at either end. Enjoy undivided attention and let me lead the way as this tour highlights all the things to do and see in Edinburgh
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At your centrally located hotel, cruise terminal etc
End location: At original pick-up point unless previously agreed
Duration: 8 hours
Private VIP Class 8 seat Mercedes minibus
Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
Transport by air-conditioned VIP Class 8 seat Mercedes Minibus or 6 seat "V" Class Mercedes
Welcome pack including: Scottish shortbread, Scottish Tablet & Fudge
Complimentary on board snacks
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 GBP - Personal Expenses
Optional entrance to Edinburgh Castle or the Palace of Holyrood House
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Alan was a terrific guide. Very knowledgeable but also fun to spend the day with. He was also very accommodating when we had a preference. I wish we had more than just one day with him to explore Edinburgh.