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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. Highland Explorer Tours

    Type

    Coach Tour

    Gradings

    • 5 Tour
    5 Tour

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    We are dedicated to delivering the very best travel experiences every day. Our tours are designed to make the most of your time in our stunning country.

  2. Devere Private Tours

    Type

    Chauffeur Tour

    Gradings

    Edinburgh Airport

    DeVere provide a quality Chauffeur Drive service in Edinburgh and the central belt and also provide hire car services offering quality cars, prestige, sports, people carriers & four wheel drive vehicles.

  3. MacDonald & Rees

    Type

    Historical Tour

    Gradings

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    Welcome to MacDonald & Rees

  4. John Muir Way

    Type

    Wildlife & Nature walks

    Gradings

    Haddington

    The John Muir Way offers 215 km of walking, as well as many opportunities to savour some magnificent views and to see Scotland's natural and cultural heritage.

  5. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    This week long holiday is designed to give first time visitors a good introduction to the contrasts of Scotland. It starts in Edinburgh, takes you to the heart of the Highlands, then on to a beautiful sea loch on the stunning west coast and finishes

  6. Conociendo Escocia

    Type

    Tour Operators

    Gradings

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    Somos una empresa asentada en Escocia que ofrece visitas, rutas y tours guiados en español con salidas diarias garantizadas durante todo el año.

  7. Exec Air Charter

    Type

    Golf Tour

    Gradings

    Edinburgh - City Centre

  8. Scotia Roots

    Type

    Geological Tour

    Gradings

    Bathgate

    Welcome to Scotia Roots

  9. River and Green

    Type

    Tour Guides

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Welcome to River and Green

  10. Gradings

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    Join us on this tour if would like... - the ultimate Mercat experience! - to explore BOTH the haunted Blair Street Underground Vaults and the eerie Canongate graveyard - to hear of infamous spirits and cursed souls

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