Private Highlights Tour of World Heritage Edinburgh

Tour Number

Activity Level



Museums / Culture, Local Experience, First Time Visitor, City


Kid Friendly: Yes. As a general guide, this tour may be of minimal interest to children under the age of 8 years.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (fluent)

3 and 1/2 hour private Tour by Mercedes of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

This is a fantastic tour for anyone who wishes to experience all of the major sights and features and to orientate themselves to the layout and geography of the city. On completion of the tour, travellers will be able to decide which of the major attractions they wish to go back and visit in their own time.

The beauty of this tour is that it will suit visitors who are either here only for a day or for several days. You will be taken around both the Old and the New Towns of Edinburgh in a Mercedes vehicle and your guide will provide a running commentary on all of the locations.
There will be numerous stops for photographic opportunities and to walk around for a few minutes at each of the locations.

This is the tour to take if you want to cover as much ground as possible in the time available.


OLD TOWN - These are just some of the locations that your tour will take you to: Edinburgh Castle, Gladstone's Land, Deacon Brodie, St Giles Cathedral, Mercat Cross, John Knox House, Flodden Wall, George Heriot's, Grassmarket, the Old Tolbooth, Canongate Kirk, Holyrood Palace, Arthur's Seat, George Square, McEwan Hall, Greyfriars Bobby, "Birthplace" of Harry Potter, National Museum of Scotland.

NEW TOWN - Calton Hill, Calton Graveyard, Sir Walter Scott Monument, St Andrews Square, Charlotte Square, Georgian House, First Minister's Residence. . . and IF time permits, a quick visit to Dean Village and the Water of Leith.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Collection is from any Edinburgh city centre hotel or other pre-arranged city centre location.

End location: Passengers will be returned to the original pickup location unless an alternative suitable locations has been previously arranged and agreed.

Duration: 3 hours 30 min.

It is very important for passengers to be ready to start the tour at the appointed time.


Private 6-seat Mercedes taxi licensed by the City of Edinburgh Council.
Full access to the city's public transport express lanes.

What’s Included

Hotel pickup and dropoff.
Transport throughout in a Mercedes 6 passenger vehicle.
Bottled water.
Live commentary.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 GB POUNDS - Cash will be required if you wish to purchase a coffee or refreshment during the tour.

What’s Extra

Coffee/tea/refreshments or any additional personal spending.


My vehicle comfortably seats 6 adults.

Parking restrictions in Edinburgh are closely monitored. As driver & guide, I may need to drop you as close to the entrance of a visitor attraction and then find a place to legally park before rejoining the group.

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