Aura Journeys Edinburgh Private Day Tour

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Edinburgh Private Day Tour

Your Edinburgh Luxury Private Tour and Shore Excursion takes in the stunning capital of Scotland, with Door to Door service from Glasgow or Greenock Cruise Port using a luxury vehicle & local Scottish Driver. Remember it is "Your Day, Your Way"

The day’s itinerary covers the very best of Edinburgh, with stops from Edinburgh Castle to The Royal Yacht Britannia.

  • Avoid hectic public transport and large group tours with your own private local Scottish driver.
  • Unlike impersonal large-group tours, this private tour ensures your own experience.
  • Hassle-free Door-to-Door service is included from any Glasgow location or Greenock Cruise Terminal
  • See the best Edinburgh has to offer on this comprehensive tour ideal for first-time visitors.

Rosslyn Chapel

Situated in the outskirts of Edinburgh Rosslyn Chapel was founded in 1446, as the Collegiate Church of St Matthew.

Rosslyn Chapel today attracts visitors from far and wide, drawn by its unique and mysterious carvings and the beauty of its setting.

The chapel took some 40 years to build and its ornate stonework and mysterious symbolism have inspired and intrigued artists and visitors ever since.

Today, there are countless theories, myths and legends associated with the Chapel, many of which are impossible to prove or disprove conclusively.

Chapel Tour guides will be able to tell you more about these, and about the history of the Chapel, during your visit.

Dan Brown , author of the world famous The Da Vinci Code based the finale of the story here as he believed the chapel to be the most mysterious and magical in the world.

Rosslyn Chapel | Please Click Here

  • Mobility: Easy
Calton Hill & National Monument

Calton Hill and the National Monument are situated in Central Edinburgh, east of Edinburgh’s New Town.

Marked as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Calton Hill has some of the city’s best views and if you get up early, the best sunrises.

Calton Hill is also resident to some iconic Scottish monuments and buildings. Monuments include the National Monument, Dugald Stewart Monument, Nelson’s Monument, the Old Royal High School, Robert Burns Monument, Political Martyrs’ Monument and also the City Observatory.

The City Observatory is now home to Collective, a free, contemporary art space with a programme of world-class exhibitions, events, workshops and discussions from ground-breaking local and international artists.

Calton Hill & National Monument | Please Click Here

  • Mobility: Medium
Edinburgh Castle

Explore Edinburgh Castle at your own pace, our castle is one of the most exciting historic sites in Western Europe.

Set in the heart of Scotland’s dynamic capital city, it is sure to capture your imagination. The scenery will take your breath away.

There are many ways to experience Edinburgh Castle. Go straight to an exciting part, follow an itinerary, or allow an audio guide to show you around.

Edinburgh Castle is alive with exciting tales of its time as a military fortress, royal residence and prison of war.

When you climb Castle Hill, you will walk in the footsteps of soldiers, kings and queens and even the odd pirate or two.

Exploring Edinburgh Castle is a highlight of any Scottish adventure, memories will be created and long remembered.

Edinburgh Castle | Please Click Here

  • Mobility: Medium
The Royal Mile (Walked on Foot)

As you depart Edinburgh Castle you will walk the Royal Mile to Edinburgh Castle.

Edinburgh’s Royal Mile is the heart of Scotland’s historic capital. Running through the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, connecting Edinburgh Castle, with the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

The Mile is overlooked by impressive, towering tenements, between which cobbled closes and narrow stairways interlock to create a secret underground world.

Peppered with superb attractions and historical sites including St Giles’ Cathedral and some of the best eating and drinking spots in the city, the Royal Mile offers much to see and do.

A great location to stop and take lunch whilst taking in some Scottish hospitality.

The Royal Mile section is explored on foot, due to vehicle restrictions we are unable to drive the Royal Mile in full.

Your driver will be on hand if the walk is a little too much, you can be collected and taken to your next stop if required.

The Royal Mile | Please Click here

  • Mobility: Medium to Challenging
The Palace of Holyroodhouse

The Palace of Holyroodhouse The official residence of the King in Scotland.

Open throughout the year, the Palace of Holyroodhouse stands at the end of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile.

Explore the Palace’s close associations with some of Scotland’s most well-known historic figures such as Mary, Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie.

Learn how today it is used by The King when carrying out official engagements in Scotland.

At the Palace of Holyroodhouse, visitors can explore magnificent historic and State Apartments, the beautiful ruins of the 12th-century Holyrood Abbey and royal gardens, all with a complimentary multimedia tour in 10 languages.

Best known as the home of Mary, Queen of Scots, the Palace was the setting for many dramatic episodes in her short reign.

Today, the State Apartments are used regularly for State ceremonies and official entertaining. The Palace is closed when in use by the Royal Family so please check your tour date for entry.

Palace of Holyroodhouse | Please Click Here

The Grassmarket & Edinburgh Old Town

Once a medieval market place and site for public executions, the Grassmarket area is now a vibrant area buzzing with eclectic shops.

Its detailed medieval architecture, stunning castle views and dynamic atmosphere make it one of the city’s most-loved areas, frequented by tourists, students and professionals alike.

Though Grassmarket executions ceased in 1784, some of the traditional area’s pubs, such as The Last Drop and Maggie Dickson’s, keep alive the bloody tale of a chequered past.

The White Hart Inn has played host to some famous patrons, including Robert Burns.

Fashion fans will uncover a wealth of gems at Armstrongs Vintage Emporium, a haven of retro clothes and quirky accessories.

The Grassmarket & Edinburgh Old Town | Please Click Here

  • Mobility: Medium
Edinburgh New Town (Pass Through)

The initial plan for Edinburgh’s New Town was approved by the City Council in 1767, and is the largest complete example of town planning from the Georgian period anywhere in the world.

Its mixture of classical architecture, grand squares and terraces, gardens and secluded lanes, means that a walk through its streets is a journey back in time to an age of elegance.

Highlights of the New Town Charlotte Square, designed by the architect Robert Adam in 1791, is regarded as an architectural masterpiece.

Edinburgh New Town | Please Click Here

  • Mobility: Easy
Royal Yacht Britannia

Follow in the footsteps of Royalty and explore this floating Royal residence with a fascinating audio tour of five decks.

The Royal Yacht Britannia played host to some of the world’s most famous people, from Nelson Mendela to Winston Churchill, but above all was home for the British Royal Family for over 40 years.

Now berthed in Leith, Edinburgh, you can discover the heart and soul of this most special of Royal residences.

You’ll receive a truly warm welcome at Britannia’s Visitor Centre in Ocean Terminal before you step aboard this famous ship where you will discover the history of Royal Yachts and view displays and historical photographs of Britannia’s fascinating past before boarding.

What will you see? Tour Britannia’s five decks Feel like the captain of the ship in the Bridge See Queen Elizabeth II’s favourite room the Sun Lounge.

Discover below decks in the Crew’s Quarters and take in the Royal Sailing Exhibition.

The Royal Yacht Britannia | Please Click Here

  • Mobility: Medium
The Forth Bridges (Pass By)

The three Forth Bridges are an impressive sight as they across the Firth of Forth, as well as providing transport links between Edinburgh and Fife.

The Forth Bridge is one of Scotland’s major landmarks, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

This magnificent railway bridge was built between 1883 and 1890 by Sir John Fowler, Benjamin Baker and over 4,500 men.

Considered to be an impressive feat in engineering, it was designed on the cantilever principle, and its three towers are over 100 metres high.

It stretches 2.5 kilometres between the villages of South Queensferry and North Queensferry, and was opened on 4th March 1890 by Edward, Prince of Wales.

Forth Bridges | Please Click Here

  • Mobility: Easy

Luxury Door to Door Chauffeur experience helps you enjoy the full tour without the worry of finding you way back at the end of the day.

There are many other attractions in and around Edinburgh, please message us and we will put together your very own Edinburgh Itinerary.

  • The Itinerary will be confirmed on booking, the order and locations may change due to seasonal schedules.

Tour Duration: 8 Hours

Tour Cost: £900.00 or £150.00PP (Based on 6 Passengers)

Tour Notes: Entrance Fees are NOT Included

From £150 per adult

Departure days

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

January — December

Contact details

Aura Journeys Scotland


Key facilities

  • Wifi

Tour information


  • Glasgow
  • Glasgow Airport
  • Glasgow City Centre
  • Greenock


1 Day


  • Driver guide
  • Minibus
  • Walking


  • Bespoke
  • Private
  • Small Group (1-16)


  • English


  • Castles
  • City
  • Film and TV
  • History
  • Landscapes
  • Photography
  • Walking

Tour prices

From £150 Per Adult

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Prices are subject to change depending on season

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Aura Journeys Scotland

Tour company information

Aura Journeys Scotland

Aura Journeys are an established provider of Private Tours and Chauffeur Services along with Airport Transfers in Scotland. Providing high quality old fashioned service levels in Scotland using our Luxury vehicles. Located in Edinburgh, Glasgow & Stirling using Scottish locals as drivers with years of experience our tours visit Lochs & Glens to the Scottish Highlands along with the historic St Andrews and Loch Ness. All Services include full Luxury Door to Door Service, with your own private driver so there is no waiting for others, our aim is to offer a fantastic Scottish experience to all.

Opening times

Office Opening:
09:00 - 18:00 - Monday to Friday
10:30 - 16:30 - Saturday and Sunday

06:00 - 00:00 - 7 Days Per Week

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