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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. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Welcome to Trike Tours Scotland Ltd - the first Chauffeur-driven Trike tour to give you one of the hippest ways to see the famously breathtaking scenery Scotland has on offer The chauffeur Trikes have a 1600cc engine.

  2. Edinburgh Run Tours

    Type

    Running Tour

    Gradings

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    Welcome to Edinburgh Run Tours

  3. The Real Mary King's Close

    Type

    Historical Tour

    Gradings

    • 5 Historic Attraction
    5 Historic Attraction

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    Beneath the City Chambers on the Royal Mile lies Edinburgh's deepest secret, a warren of hidden streets where real people lived, worked and died between the 17th and the 19th centuries.

  4. City of Edinburgh Tours

    Type

    Tour Operators

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Terrifyingly true tales of torture, treason, death, and destruction! Walk into the the dark past of our city and our underground vaults and find out why it’s the most haunted in the world.

  5. Mini Tours Scotland

    Type

    Coach Tour

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Private guided tours of Scotland with local Scottish tour guide Craig McCall Flynn BA(Hons) for 1 to 8 passengers.

  6. Eat Walk Edinburgh

    Type

    Walking Tour

    Gradings

    • 4 Tour
    4 Tour

    Edinburgh

    Enjoy Foodies walking tours of the Old & New towns of Edinburgh or the Canongate tour dropping into some first class restaurants, bars & shops. Tasting signature dishes of the premises visited, also sampling beer, wines and malt whisky.

  7. Wee Scotia Tours

    Type

    Walking Tour

    Gradings

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    Tours a pé em Edimburgo e Tours privativos pela Escócia, em PORTUGUÊS, com guias especializados, falantes nativos e apaixonados pela Escócia. Contamos também com serviços de Intérprete de Acompanhamento, Tradução e Aulas de Português. Consulte-nos!

  8. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Discover Scotland with Bruce on a personalised tour of the Highlands and Islands.

  9. Basking Shark Scotland

    Type

    Boat Tour

    Gradings

    South Queensferry

    Welcome to Basking Shark Scotland

  10. Regal Coaches Ltd

    Type

    Coach Tour

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Our modern coaches have tour guides, PA systems and WC facilities.

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