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Edinburgh Full-Day Guided Private Tour in a Premium Minivan
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Edinburgh Full-Day Guided Private Tour in a Premium Minivan

By Experienced Tours
Recommended by 95% of travellers
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Ages 16-99
Duration: 8h
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English


  • Kilt-wearing professional local guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Transport by private air-conditioned minivan
  • Bottled water for each guest
  • WiFi on board
  • Private transportation
What's not included
  • Entrance fees to attractions and monuments
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Entry/Admission - Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Entry/Admission - Edinburgh Castle


Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We are available to collect and return you to any Edinburgh hotel or accommodation.
  • Airports:
  • Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh EH12 9DN Scotland
  • Ports:
  • Leith
  • Newhaven
  • South Queensferry
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 100490P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

A note from Edinburgh Full-Day Guided Private Tour in a Premium Minivan
  • Experienced Tours is 'Good To Go' and has passed the government Covid-19 assessment. We are now able to resume our private tours of Scotland. A private tour is the best way to travel whilst practicing social distancing without other passengers being in the vehicle.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 100490P1

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Edinburgh Old Town
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 2
    Royal Mile
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 3
    New Town
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 4
    Palace of Holyroodhouse
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
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    Pass by
    The Scottish Parliament
  • 5
    Arthur's Seat
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 6
    Duddingston Kirk
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 7
    Calton Hill
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 8
    Leith
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 9
    Royal Yacht Britannia
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 10
    South Queensferry
    Stop: 30 minutes
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About the operator

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tuftlove
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Private tour on the Malt Whiskey Trail
Alexander (Sandy) was our private guide on a whisky day trip from Edinburgh to the Lowland whiskey regions. Experie
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Dads 70th birthday treat
Very well organised and professional tour. Our guide Mike was fantastic. We learned so much during the day and real
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Beyond Perfect!
The tour was a perfect balance of learning about history, fun facts, and current happenings in Edinburgh and Scotla
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Sandy is the best!!!
Sandy was a phenomenal tour guide. Amazing personality and a wealth of knowledge. The amount of destinations we cov
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Fun, personalized experience!
Great tour! Our tour guide Michael was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions about history. He also
whitraewil
whitraewil
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Wonderful day with Experienced Tours
This tour was the best part of our week in Scotland. Sandy picked us up at the airport early and thought to stop fo
shana0306
shana0306
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Amazing tour from Edinburgh to St Andrews
This tour was the most amazing part of our stay in Scotland! Hazel, our guide, texted us the day before to let us
PikieGT
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This is a must do
We had the most fantastic time on this tour. Sandy was the perfect guide. He was intuitive to us as a group of rowd
Basshoo1
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3 Bespoken Days with Experienced Tours
3 couples spent three marvelous days with Alexander, Sandy, touring areas around Edinburg, the Highlands and Invern
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122kp
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A Day of Sightseeing
After a few years of Covid delays we finally made our long planned trip to Scotland. Alexander had been wonderful
joeldelany
joeldelany
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We had such an amazing experience!
We had a bespoke tour tailored to our groups wishes. We had such an amazing day! Everything from our journey, sites
kenp347
kenp347
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Very Enjoyable, Informative Day Trip
This was a great experience, and highly recommended for fans of Outlander. Seeing the village square in Falkland,
meaganw623
meaganw623
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Excellent Highland Tour
Our group enjoyed and amazing day experiencing the Highlands with our tour guide Michael. He was great at adapting
jwstoli
jwstoli
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Awesome tour!
What an exceptional tour this was! Well worth the price! Sandy (our tour guide) was super friendly, incredibly know
smgp1966
smgp1966
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Wonderful Experience
Our family had a great tour -- our guide was not only knowledgeable, but also just delightful and fun to spend the
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MichaelandHeidi1021
Fairfax, United States3 contributions
Oct 2021
Spending the day with Alexander on a private tour of Edinburgh was like visiting a new city with a wonderful family friend. Alexander met us at our hotel promptly in his spotless van and we were off and running. We started with an overview of the city at Calton Hill. We were immediately impressed with his knowledge of the city, as he pointed out key landmarks and we talked about how we wanted to spend our day.

Alexander was superb at narrating our journey as we headed for the Royal mile. He was wonderfully open in sharing his experiences with the city and life in Scotland in general. It was terrific to share in the culture and just speak with a local. He made us feel at home and we found ourselves chatting and laughing about a wide range of topics about life in Scotland.

Throughout the day he showed us so much more of Edinburgh than we could have ever found on our own. He showed us New Town, with a well-timed walk through the area, the main office of the Bank of Scotland (what a hidden gem that was!) and he provided us with the high points we should see when we had more time. He knew where to take us, how to get us in to see things, and totally maximized our experience.

As a added bonus, we were able to visit Rosslyn Chapel. We rounded out our day with a stop at the Firth of Forth to enjoy a dram and more history of the city, and the story of the Tay Bridge. It was an awesome day of touring, sightseeing, history, and great conversation.

We highly recommend booking with Alexander for any of your Scotland touring needs. When we come back next time, and we will definitely be back, we will seek him out to help us enjoy more of the amazing sights, history, and culture that is so uniquely Scotland.

Thank You Alexander! You absolutely made our trip!
Written 6 February 2022
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Alexander B
Hi Michael & Heidi, lovely to hear from you and thank you for this amazing and comprehensive review, you made my week! Please do let me know when you plan to return to bonnie Scotland and we'll put together an itinerary to continue the story of Scotland. Until then, stay safe. Slainte, Alexander
Written 9 February 2022
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BrianAV8R
Boston, MA41 contributions
Aug 2022
We hired 'Experienced Tours' for days in both Glasgow and Edinburgh.
They were a pleasure to work with. My wife and I are both in the US travel industry and we can not say enough positives about our time with Experienced.

Informative, adaptable and quick to respond to emails.

In Edinburgh our day with Alexander was fantastic. Van was immaculate, roomy (4a 1 teen). Alexander was so flexible and added little extras here and there that made it a fantastic day while taking in the full breadth of the physical city and its long history without EVER feeling rushed, all while managing to give us time to ourselves to explore locations as a family too.

No rush/panic to find a place to eat. Reservations pre-booked at a nice convenient royal mile restaurant that coincided with our lengthy time at the castle.

Top to bottom ... no regrets, no issues. Fantastic day.

Do NOT hesitate to book them.
We will be recommending Experienced Tours to all our industry peers and family
Written 31 August 2022
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PeteB_12345
London, UK21 contributions
Great way to explore Edinburgh. We booked a full day private tour for our family (2 adults plus 10yr old). Alexander was a great host, very friendly and knowledgeable and planned the day based on our input. Fantastic way to explore the city and surrounding areas in a clean and comfortable van (and a welcome break from walking everywhere). Alexander kindly offered us tips for the remainder of our trip to Scotland, and I would highly recommend this company for a high quality experience.
Written 5 July 2021
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Alexander B
Hello Peter, It was really great to meet you all on Sunday and thank you for the great review! I hope you enjoy the rest of your time in Scotland! Slainte
Written 6 July 2021
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Denise S
1 contribution
Feb 2023 • Family
Hello,

If you are looking to book a tour that is reliable DO NOT CHOOSE this company. After having the tour booked with them for 4+ months the head guide just sent me an email indicating that he feels he disappointed us and canceled our tour.

Keep in mind I never complained or said anything about being disappointed. The last communication was a staff member letting me know that Edinburgh castle will be doing some up keep on the crown jewels so not all the pieces will be on display. She also let me know that the underground tunnels do not allow kids under 5 years old. (Special add on the company agreed to).

I simply asked if another company may allow kids under five. I also let the person know I would talk with my family about the crown jewel display.

What a crappy customer experience to just make assumptions out of nothing and cancel on the customer.

Don't use this company if you want any security that your experience will work out.
Written 9 February 2023
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Alexander B
Hi Denise I am so sorry that you felt the need to review a tour you didn't take and we are saddened to to receive our first negative review. Given the changes that you wanted to make and the strict timings we had to adhere too, we advised that you needed a transportation service rather than a tour company as this tour as described didn't meet your specifications. We wanted to give you enough time to arrange an alternative before your booking in July (5 months from now). In any event, I hope that you have a fantastic time in Scotland. Slainte Alexander
Written 18 February 2023
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Sara Q
10 contributions
Michael, our tour guide, was fantastic. He was full of knowledge, funny, and very good with our 3-yr old. We very much appreciated his making reservations ahead of time for our lunch and being flexible based on our interests. His passion for his work really shines!
Written 10 September 2022
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alexysmom
Lakewood, CA9 contributions
Aug 2022
I can not rave enough about Alexander!! He made me fall in love with Edinburgh, though I'm sure it would be hard not to. He was so flexible and added little extras here and there that made it a fantastic day. I loved sharing his knowledge of his country, he brought everything to life. He even accommodated a very random, special request from us that meant the world. I would give 10 stars if possible!
Written 19 August 2022
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Waleed A
1 contribution
Sep 2020
We had a fantastic time touring and learning about Edinburgh. Alexander had amazing knowledge of the city and made the whole day really enjoyable. The tour was very well organised and the Mercedes minivan was very clean. This tour is a must for anyone who really wants to explore/learn more about Edinburgh in a short amount of time.
Written 22 September 2020
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Alexander B
Hi Waleed Thanks so much for the review and booking. Was great to meet you all recently for the tour of Edinburgh and to sit in the Queen's throne for lunch :-) Slainte. A
Written 24 September 2020
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Kldpkl6d5
1 contribution
Oct 2022
We had a wonderful tour around Edinburgh with our guide Michael. He was really charming and informative. The whole day was very enjoyable. We visited all the places we particularly wanted to see, including the Royal Yacht Britannia, and cozy pub for lunch, and much more.
Written 30 October 2022
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Scott B
3 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Alexander,our guide, was personable, knowledgeable. It was fun to spend the day with him. His van was very comfortable. The drive on the back roads to Loch Tay and Kenmore was special. If I go back to Edinburgh I hope to have him guide us again on a trip to another part of Scotland.
Written 18 July 2022
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Joe C
2 contributions
Mar 2022
Alexander was the absolute best. Our family loved learning about Old and New Edinburgh from him. Could not have imagined a better way to spend a day in the city. Particularly loved his lunch selection and our game of skittle while we waited for our food. Can't wait to get back to Scotland and book a tour with him to the Highlands.
Written 5 April 2022
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Alexander B
Hello Joe Thank you so much for your feedback and review. It was a pleasure to show you around the nooks and crannies of our great wee city. I am very much looking forward to showing you more of Scotland and up to the highlands. See you then! Alexander
Written 15 May 2022
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