Half Day Edinburgh City Tour


Tour Number

Activity Level



Youth and Family, Shore Excursion, First Time Visitor, City


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
You must be able to get in and out of a car

Maximum travelers: 8



English (fluent)

4-hour panoramic tour of the City of 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 4-hour panoramic tour.


See the Castle, dating back to the Iron Age, home of several Monarchs and to the Scottish Crown Jewels & Stone of Destiny.

Drive down the Royal Mile (with stops along the way for photographs, exploring, a little retail therapy if time permits & coffee!!), and experience ancient Edinburgh. At the bottom of The Royal Mile sits The Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official Scottish residence of the Monarch which was built in the 16th Century. Your tour will take you past the Scottish Parliament and round Edinburgh's extinct volcano, "Arthur's Seat" and then into the "New Town" to see the difference between the old medieval and "New" Georgian cities

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: All hotel, cruise terminal and arrival times, must be confirmed at time of booking.

End location: You will be returned to your original pick-up point, unless previously agreed.

Duration: 4 hours

This tour starts at 09.00 or 14.00. Clients MUST specify which start time they require at time of booking.


VIP Class 8 seat Mercedes Minibus

What’s Included

Live commentary
Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
Transport by air-conditioned VIP Class 8 seat Mercedes Minibus or 6 seat "V" Class Mercedes
Complimentary maps
Bottled water
Soft Drinks
Welcome pack including: Scottish shortbread, Scottish Tablet & Fudge
Complimentary on board snacks

Estimated Local Cash Needed

25 GBP - sundry expenses

What’s Extra

Optional Entrances

A Recent Review of this tour

We very much enjoyed our tour of Edinburgh with Alan. Although we could not depart our ship on time, Alan was very patient and extended our time at the end to compensate for the late start. He was well-dressed for the occasion which added to the ambiance of our time together. He shared a number of entertaining stories while being very informative of the area. Alan was also sensitive to our needs throughout the tour. We had lots of fun with him!
Arnold Fox

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