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  • The John Muir Way, near Dunbar, East Lothian
    The John Muir Way, near Dunbar, East Lothian
  • The Maid of the Forth sails by the Forth Rail Bridge
    The Maid of the Forth Pleasure Cruiser
  • A walker takes in the view of the Pentland Hills
    The Pentland Hills
  • The ‘Mad Monk’ holds a lantern in the shadow of St Giles High Kirk as part of the Witchery Tours
    Witchery Tours, the Royal Mile

There are a wide range of tours available in Edinburgh & The Lothians, and an Edinburgh bus tour is a great way to see the whole city. Edinburgh boasts a great variety of tours from city sightseeing buses to ghost walks, limousine rides and unique trike excursions. You can also venture further by minibus or coach to experience more of Scotland’s regions.

Edinburgh is a compact city meaning it is easy to see the sights on foot. Several organised walking tours provide a great insight into the history, culture and traditions of the capital. Stroll through the streets of Edinburgh with a knowledgeable guide, enjoy the opportunity to ask questions and meet fellow visitors along the way. Edinburgh boasts a rich history filled with stories of ghosts and ghouls and it is a great place to experience a mysterious underworld.

With several bus tours to choose from, there is no better way to travel between attractions than on an open-top sightseeing bus. Each is distinctive, providing a unique insight into the city, and with hop-on hop-off tickets valid for at least 24 hours you have the freedom to see the sights in your own time. Combination packages also make it easy for you to visit attractions such as the famous Edinburgh Castle in addition to using the buses.

Treat yourself to a trike tour of the city or enjoy a unique private tour to see Edinburgh & The Lothians from different perspectives. If you want to tour this region on the road, there are several companies offering a variety of options from chauffeur-driven limousines to trikes.

A visit to Scotland would not be complete without sampling a dram of the national drink and there is no better place to do this than a local distillery, such as the picturesque Glenkinchie Distillery in East Lothian with its fascinating exhibition. You can also enjoy a trip to the historic Rosslyn Chapel in Midlothian.

Why not take some time out of your city break to experience more of Scotland? From the breathtaking scenery of the Highlands to the individual character found on each of the islands, you are sure to be captivated by the country’s magnificent regions. Whether you want to head north to see towering mountain peaks or you wish to journey south to the borderlands, a whole range of companies run tours starting from Edinburgh. You can book many of these at the VisitScotland Information Centre on Princes Street.

Have a look at the listings and organise your tour in Edinburgh & The Lothians today.

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  1. Heart of Scotland Tours


    Coach Tour


    • 5 Tour
    5 Tour


    Welcome to Heart of Scotland Tours - Small Groups of 16 in the Famous Wee Red Buses. Our 5-star guided tours are specially designed to give you lots of variety by including famous sights as well as hidden gems that many tourists never see.

  2. City Tours Edinburgh


    Walking Tour


    Edinburgh - City Centre

    Welcome to City Tours Edinburgh where you can learn more about the beautiful City of Edinburgh, Scotland's capital through our Unique Walking Tours.

  3. Afternoon Tea Tours


    Tour Guides



    Unique award winning private tours...designed specially for you.Promise you an unforgettable Scottish adventure and not just a tour. "The moments we share are the memories we keep"

  4. Gradings

    • 4 Tour
    4 Tour

    Edinburgh & The Lothians

    Are you a fan of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander books and the subsequent hit Starz TV show of the same name? Do you want to enjoy the landscape that inspired the books? Join us on our Outlander Tour, visiting some of the main filming locations.

  5. Art Tours Edinburgh


    City Tour



    Art Tours and Photography Tours in the city of Edinburgh. Insider Art Tours with an introduction to a resident artist at work. Photography and Architecture Tours with facts, tuition and tips from a professional.

  6. Gradings

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    The tour maps the social pressures and utopian dreams that birthed this graceful new suburb. Meet the 'men of genius' who thronged its avenues and explore a period of history crackling with intellectual excitement and artistic achievement.

  7. Gradings

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    Join us on this tour if would like... - A unique journey round the sites, stories and secrets of the Old Town you might otherwise miss - A wonderful introduction to Edinburgh, it’s past and people. - A guided tour of Edinburgh Castle

  8. Gradings

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    Venga al tour si quiere… - hacer el tour de fantasmas original de Edimburgo - visitar la parte subterránea más amplia de la ciudad - saber qué es lo que ha asustado a tanta gente los últimos 27 años

  9. GoForth Tours


    Tour Operators


    North Berwick

    Welcome to Go Forth Tours. We take a very comfortable vehicle and chauffeur you around the secrets all around North Berwick, jewel of Edinburgh's Golf Coast in Scotland.

  10. Brightwater Scotland


    Tour Operators


    Edinburgh - City Centre

    Brightwater Scotland presents a collection of quality holidays that celebrate the very best that Scotland has to offer. The wonderful islands that lie off our coast feature strongly, as well as garden holidays and special interest tours.


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