Private Half-Day Tour of Edinburgh in a Mini

Private & Custom Tours in Edinburgh

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Not every visitor has the time to spend on a full-day tour, so pick the perfect solution of a 4-hour morning or afternoon private tour. Zip around Edinburgh in a compact Mini Cooper to see a whole host of sights, including the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, and Arthur's Seat, as well as those off the beaten path. Sit back, relax, and enjoy an intimate experience of Edinburgh.
In the morning or afternoon get picked up by your driver-guide at your central Edinburgh accommodation. Get ready for a 4-hour tour of Edinburgh's sights and jump aboard your private transport for the day: a classic Mini Cooper. Zip through the winding streets of Edinburgh's medieval Old Town and to the elegant Georgian New Town, which together form a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Head up to the rocky peak of Arthur's Seat, one of the highest points in the city, for sweeping views of the entire city and across the River Forth. Returning back down to street level, admire the distinctive figure of Edinburgh Castle, perched atop an extinct volcano, and listen as your guide provides insight into the history of the Grassmarket, a former execution site. Take a moment to stroll around the Grassmarket, which is now filled with lively bars and restaurants.Get a peek at Scotland's oldest pub and then head north toward the charming Dean Village, set on the Water of Leith river. Head toward the port of Leith, which was merged with the city of Edinburgh, against residents' wishes, less than a century ago. Follow your guide and uncover stories of this vibrant neighborhood, home to many artists, as you stroll along the waterfront, taking in a side to the city not many tourists see.Finish up your morning or afternoon tour with a classic Scottish lunch or dinner at a local restaurant. Say goodbye to your guide and choose anywhere in the city center to be dropped off so that you can continue exploring Edinburgh further.Note: Arthur's Seat is closed to cars on Sundays so will be not be visited.

What’s included

  • Fuel surcharge
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • All activities
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Hotel pickup
  • Small-group tour
  • Transport by private vehicle

What’s not included

  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrance fees


  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Lunch included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide