Edinburgh Old and New Town all day tour

Tours & Sightseeing in West End & Dean Village

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Pick up from your agreed location in our luxury Mercedes people carrier and head to the ancient Old Town in the heart of Edinburgh. Experience, first hand what life was like in the middle ages. See the majestic Edinburgh castle, visit the sublime Holyrood Palace, enjoy the architecture and mystique of The Royal Mile, before we head across to James Craig's masterpiece, Edinburgh's UNESCO protected New Town.
Once picked up, we will head for the old town. Experience the atmosphere and history of a stunning town dating back over a thousand years. See the majestic Edinburgh Castle at the top of the Royal Mile and head down to Holyrood Palace. On the way, we will soak up the history. Highlights include: Greyfriars Kirkyard (Burial site of Greyfriars Bobby, Tom Riddle, William McGonagall, Covenanters prison, St Giles Cathedral, Old Scottish Parliament, Mercat Cross, Mary Kings Close, The Tron Kirk, John Knox's house, World's End pub, Canongate, Old Tollbooth, Canongate Kirk (Adam Smith's grave), Bakehouse Close, New Scottish Parliament and finally The Palace of Holyroodhouse. After we have visited this, we head up towards the New town. See James Craig's 1767 masterplan of the New town. After visiting the old and new town, we will head to South Queensferry and view the Forth bridges that lead to the Kingdom of Fife. We will then head back to your hotel where the tour will finish.

What’s included

  • Transport, to and from collection point. On board refreshments.
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Fuel surcharge

What’s not included

  • Entrance fees to Castle, Palace etc. Lunch, coffee breaks etc