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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. Basking Shark Scotland

    Type

    Boat Tour

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    South Queensferry

    Welcome to Basking Shark Scotland

  2. 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

  3. Devere Golf Tours

    Type

    Golf Tour

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    Edinburgh Airport

    DeVere provide a quality Chauffeur Drive service in Edinburgh & the central belt, we have 25 years experience in luxury travel and appreciate the care and effort required to satisfy clients needs.

  4. Scottish Routes Tours

    Type

    Coach Tour

    Gradings

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    We have been specialising in private, tailor-made & distinctive tours of Scotland since 2004. We are a small, locally-owned, tour company and we would love the opportunity show you around our fantastic country.

  5. Scotline Tours

    Type

    Coach Tour

    Gradings

    Edinburgh - City Centre

  6. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    See Edinburgh in a green light. Popular city walking tours with a local, knowledgeable guide, all with an easy mix of hidden gardens, social history, and stories of today's characters.

  7. Brightwater Scotland

    Type

    Tour Operators

    Gradings

    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.

  8. Le Tour - Edinburgh Ltd

    Type

    Cycling Tour

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Le Tour is a service that offers you the perfect way to see the beautiful city of Edinburgh - by bike

  9. Transvercia Chauffeur Services

    Type

    Chauffeur Tour

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    City and Organised Tours History, character, stories and more, Scotland has it all, and TRANSVERCIA CHAUFFEUR DRIVE can show you this captivating country like no one else can.

  10. Caledonian Adventures

    Type

    Wildlife Tour

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    Leith

    Welcome to Caledonian Adventures we have put together some fantastic walking walking and wildlife holidays to help you discover and explore the very best coast lines the Scottish islands have to offer.

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