See the main sights, but also see where the locals hang out and get to places others don't.
On this private driving tour I'll personalise it to make sure you get to the places you want, plus I'll take you to some really beautiful local spots so you'll experience Edinburgh like a local.
I'll pick you up, we'll see the Old Town and New Town, stopping to get out and walk at some spots best seen on foot. More importantly, we go way beyond the well known parts of Edinburgh and we can visit the Botanic Gardens, Cramond and South Queensferry where we can see the Iconic Forth Bridges. If you want to do something else such as visit Leith and the Royal Yacht Britannia we can do that no problem, this tour is to suit you.
I will pick you up at your hotel or boat at around 9am (10. 30am on a Sunday), depending on where I pick you up from will determine the route we take but generally start off with seeing some the tourist highlights of the Old Town and New town followed by getting you well away from the usual tourist routes to see some stunning hidden gems:
Edinburgh Old Town highlights (castle views, narrow closes of the Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace views)
Edinburgh New Town highlights (Georgian architecture and grand buildings)
Stockbridge (most desirable place to live in the UK)
Dean Village (Old milling village, now stunning residential area with village feel despite being in heart of Edinburgh)
Cramond (first places settled in Scotland, now quaint coastal village)
South Queensferry (beautiful village below Forth Rail and Road bridges).
We can swap any of these options to visit other great local spots such as Arthurs's Seat, Duddingston, Leith and the Royal Yacht Britannia, it depends on what you want to do.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Hotel
Duration: 7 hours
The tour will take approx 7 hours including time to stop for lunch and any breaks, sometimes it may take slightly longer but you will always be back where you need to be in plenty of time.
You will be transported in a Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE Black panoramic sunroof or the larger Mercedes Vito Tourer. Both vehicles are fully air conditioned, the Land Rover sits 3-4 tall adults comfortably and has 2 smaller seats at the back and the Mercedes comfortably sits 7 tall adult and has a smaller 8th seat .
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 GBP - The extra costs will be to cover any meals, drinks or entry to any historic sights.
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We loved our tour with Will. He has a wonderful personality and made the tour fun and informative. He was interested in what we were wanting in a tour and took us to just the perfect spots, places that we would have never found on our own and were not just the typical spots of interest. We highly recommend Will.