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Edinburgh from the Rest and be Thankful, Corstorphine Hill

7 Hills of Edinburgh Adventure - half day Private EV tour with morning coffee

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January — December

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Edinburgh sits in a beautiful ring of 7 volcanic hills, including the iconic Castle Rock and the mighty Arthur's Seat. On this energetic half day luxury tour you'll visit and hike each hill, stopping for coffee and scones in true Edinburgh style!

This may be the finest combination of exercise, history and culture that Edinburgh can offer! 

Take a luxury private tour in our Hybrid EV, walking all of Edinburgh’s famous Seven Hills, and learning about the city and its many facets.

Your guide will pick your party up from your Edinburgh accommodation bright and early, typically at 0800. Heading first to the Castle Rock, you’ll learn about how it and the rest of the 7 Hills were formed, and more about the Castle and its history. Our luxury EV sedan will then take you round the ring of the 7 Hills – Corstorphine, Craiglockhart, Braid, Blackford, Arthur’s Seat and finally Calton Hill, our finish point. At each hill, you will have the chance to hike to the summit (5-20 minutes), to take in the view, get photographs, and hear more about what you see from your guide, who will give more commentary as we travel on Edinburgh history and culture, including themes as diverse as Sir Walter Scott, community rivalry, psychiatry and literature, golf, Edinburgh’s bourgeoisie, and LGBT Edinburgh. At the half way point you’ll stop for complimentary coffee and scones at the Braid Hills Hotel.

In the distance you’ll be seeing the hills of Fife, the Borders and the far Trossachs, as well as the nearer Pentland Hills, which guard Edinburgh’s southern edge. You’ll also see the beautiful Firth of Forth with its uninhabited islands, and right down to the volcanic cone of North Berwick Law. Closer in you’ll see the landmarks of the city, both famous and lesser known, including the former hospital where the war poets Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon jointly edited the house magazine! Finally, at our final stop, Calton Hill, you’ll be among the great monuments of the ‘Scottish Enlightenment’. 

By the end of your energetic morning you’ll have the satisfaction of having accomplished something that even few locals have done, and you’ll know Edinburgh in a far deeper way than ever before.

Tour Essentials

- Private hybrid electric vehicle tour for up to 4 guests (3 adults or family of up to 4) Larger vehicle can be arranged for group of up to 7 guests.

- Half day morning tour – 0800-1330

- Morning coffee and scones included

- Mix of gentle and strenuous hill walks

- Warm clothing required

- Weather dependent tour - some hills may be ommitted in winter season.

- Free cancellation up to 24hrs before tour time

- Commentary from local guide

- Complimentary pickup and drop-off at your accommodation

- Children welcome from 5 yrs

- Fully insured vehicle and driver/guide

Contact details

7 Hills Tours
56 Allan Park Crescent
EH14 1LQ
Edinburgh Edinburgh & The Lothians Edinburgh - City Centre Edinburgh Airport
Driver guide
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Tour company information

7 Hills Tours

7 Hills Tours is a new and imaginative private tour and shore excursion company, run by local family physician and Edinburgh native Dr Moray Grigor. Touring in a luxury and eco-friendly hybrid vehicle, we open up Edinburgh and Scotland along a myriad of fascinating planes for the guest to see and enjoy. Plus, within Edinburgh, we also offer memorable Old Town walking tours. Vehicle tours include free pickup and dropoff at your choice of location. Our vehicle can accommodate up to three adults or a family of four; for larger groups of up to 18 guests, bigger vehicles can be arranged.

Opening times

Mon-Fri 0800-1700
Outside these hours as arranged for private tours.

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