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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 - City Centre

    Calum Lykan Storytelling & Tours offers a broad range of walking tours from Historical, Ghostly, Storytelling and everything in between. Look for Calum and his sign next to the Adam Smith Statue on Edinburgh's Historical Royal Mile.

  2. Gradings

    Edinburgh

  3. Auld Reekie Tours

    Type

    Walking Tour

    Gradings

    • 4 Tour
    4 Tour

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    Auld Reekie Tours conducts the scariest underground tours in the Scottish capital.

  4. Mary’s Meanders

    Type

    Walking Tour

    Gradings

    Linlithgow

    Mary’s Meanders Linlithgow walks are a unique equation that guarantees to unravel Linlithgow’s treasures before you, to ensure your experience of the royal burgh is an authentic one, and that the walk caters exactly to your needs.

  5. 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.

  6. Edinburgh Bus Tours

    Type

    Coach Tour

    Gradings

    • 5 Tour
    5 Tour

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    Discover Scotland’s celebrated capital with Edinburgh Bus Tours.

  7. Gradings

    • 3 Tour
    3 Tour

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    Edinburgh Enlightenment Walks are led and hosted by Stuart Usher. Fittingly the walks start from outside the Usher Hall donated by Mr Usher's family. These walks take in many amazing stories of Edinburgh's past.

  8. Outlander Tours of Scotland

    Type

    Literary Tour

    Gradings

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    Welcome to Outlander Tours of Scotland. Tours from one day to two weeks based on the books by Diana Gabaldon. Visit the site used in filming Outlander the TV Series. Private and shared tours available.

  9. Wild Tours Scotland Limited

    Type

    Wildlife Tour

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Welcome to Wild Tours Scotland Limited - join us for a tour of the Wilder side of life. Wild Tours Scotland (WTS) is a company focused on the wild aspects of Scotland and run one day wildlife tours. See www.wildtours.org for details.

  10. Gradings

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    Join us on this tour if would like... - to explore the history of the famous Blair Street Underground Vaults - to see, and touch, artefacts from 19th Century - hear how real people lived, and worked, in the Vaults

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