Edinburgh City Tours

From £15 PER ADULT

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January — December

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Join our Edinburgh city tour and discover the stories, secrets, and sights of the city.

You hop aboard our Edinburgh bus tour at Waterloo Place in central Edinburgh. From here, you travel along Princes Street and past Scott’s Monument, dedicated to the famous poet and writer Sir Walter Scott. Continuing along Princes Street under the impressive Edinburgh Castle, your english audio guide tells you about the famous building itself and the gorgeous gardens that sit below it.

We then head to the Grassmarket, with its array of small boutique shops, traditional Scottish pubs, and restaurants. It functioned both as a lively market place and a notorious place of execution. Back in the day, Edinburgh’s criminals were granted one last whisky in the Last Drop pub before being strung up near-by.

You learn about Edinburgh’s most famous dog, Greyfriars Bobby and travel around Edinburgh’s central university area. The buildings here are stunning and there’s the chance to spot some of the magical places that inspired the Harry Potter books. We’ll point out the ‘birthplace’ of Harry Potter, The Elephant House Café on George IV Bridge, where JK Rowling is said to have written some of the books.

We then work our way up to Edinburgh’s famous Royal Mile with a short introduction to the Old Town. Meandering back down towards the New Town, we venture past the Bank of Scotland headquarters and the National Gallery of Scotland. Here you’ll learn about the Scottish pioneers, poets, and writers who once lived in these beautiful Georgian buildings.

Next, we head off the beaten track across the Dean Bridge and into Edinburgh’s quaint Dean Village. This residential zone was once a separate village and is packed full of charming cobbled lanes. We continue exploring the area, where you’ll get a view of Stewart’s Melville College and the Galleries of Modern Art. It‘s here we hear more about Edinburgh as a backdrop for various films and television productions, including Trainspotting, Sunshine on Leith, and Inspector Rebus.

Back towards the city centre, we pass the impressive St Mary’s Cathedral, one of three cathedrals in Edinburgh. Passing through Edinburgh’s prominent business district, Melville Street, we then travel along George Street and Queen Street before taking you up past Calton Hill. With its classically influenced architecture, it offers one of the best views of the city.

From here, we head down towards the foot of Arthur’s Seat, past the Burns monument to Holyrood Park where the regal Holyrood Palace is located. Our last leg of the journey takes us up through the Canongate, past the John Knox House and Scottish Storytelling Centre before heading back to Waterloo Place for the end of the tour.

Contact details

Rabbie's Trail Burners Ltd
6 Waterloo Place
Edinburgh
United Kingdom
EH1 3EG
Starting
Edinburgh Edinburgh - City Centre
Length
2h
Hours
Transport
Small coach
Type
Small Group (1-16)
Languages
English
Themes
City History

Tour prices

From

  • £15 Per adult
  • £12 Per child
  • £12 Concession
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Prices are subject to change depending on season

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Rabbie's Trail Burners Ltd

Our award-winning small-group tours take care of details and ensure you and your driver-guide’s adventures are free from the things that make travel less lovable. Here’s how we deliver travel experiences you’ll love: ✔ You learn from the best storytellers. ✔ You explore in top of the range 16 seat mini-coaches. ✔ You support the local communities. ✔ You make your trip your own. ✔ Guaranteed departures: you book, you go. ✔ Guaranteed experience or your money back.

Opening Times

Daily 07:30 - 22:00

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