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Shore Excursion tour: The City of Edinburgh & Lothians

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January — December

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Arriving by Cruise ship affords you the optimum time to visit the Scottish capital city. Your private driver guide will meet you at South Queensferry, Leith, Newhaven or Rosyth ports & take you on a personalised tour of Edinburgh & the Lothians.

Taking a bespoke tour of Edinburgh and the region allows you to tailor your time with us to your exacting interests and requirements.

Edinburgh offers many world-famous sights and off the beaten track locations that only the locals know about.

Shore excursions

Ships typically berth for the day and some stay into the evening, allowing you the perfect time to tour Edinburgh and the Lothians. We can collect and return you from any of the Edinburgh cruise berths:\

  • South Queensferry (tender port)
  • Rosyth
  • Leith
  • Newhaven (tender port)

Our friendly and knowledgeable driver-guides will ensure that you get the most of your time on tour. The balance of time inside and outside the van is per your request and of course there are many opportunities to take photos and collect souvenirs along the way. We will tell you the stories and history that make each attraction come to life!

Highlights of the tour

Each tour is different, but typically on this Edinburgh private guided tour you will see:

  • The Historic Old Town
  • The Georgian New Town
  • The Shore
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • The Royal Mile
  • The Grassmarket
  • Greyfriars Bobby
  • The Royal Yacht Britannia
  • St Giles Cathedral
  • The Cannongate
  • Holyrood Palace
  • Arthurs Seat & Holyrood Park
  • Duddingston Village
  • Dean Village
  • Stockbridge
  • South Queensferry
  • The Forth Bridges
  • Hopetoun House (time permitting)
  • Rossyln Chapel (time permitting)
  • Linlithgow Palace (time permitting)

Lunch recommendations

If you are planning to stop to eat in one of Edinburgh's thousands of eateries then we can provide you with a recommendation based on our location within the city and your tastes.

Cost and inclusions

Tours are priced for the full vehicle (up to 6 passengers) and include all fuel, tolls / parking charges and the services of your driver guide. We also provide complimentary still & sparkling water.

Collection & drop off

We can collect you and drop you off at any location within Edinburgh including the airport / train station, your accommodation or meeting point.

Entrance Fees

Please note that entrance Fees are not Included be default. We advise to pre book where possible to ensure prompt entry. We can manage these bookings for you.

Contact details

Experienced Tours
6 Old Church Lane
City Of Edinburgh
EH15 3PX
Edinburgh Leith Newhaven Rosyth South Queensferry
Driver guide
Bespoke Private Small Group (1-16)
Architecture Castles City Family History

COVID-19 facilities

  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • Contactless payment possible
  • Face masks available for visitors
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to visitors & staff
  • Online booking possible
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for visitors


Tour company information

Experienced Tours

We offer bespoke Tours of Scotland for groups of up to 6 guests. With your own driver guide you set the pace and sights. All of our tours are delivered by our experienced guides onboard a premium Mercedes V-Class Minivan. Private touring brings with it many benefits including more sights, easier transfers and a knowledgeable guide who will tell you the stories that make Scotland so unique in her history. From driving through the cobbled closes of Edinburgh's old town, to traversing the narrow lanes in the highlands, trust Experienced Tours to show you the best wee country in the world!

Opening times

Monday - Friday, 09.00 - 21.00
Saturday - Sunday 09.00 - 17.00

Half day tour 09.00 - 13.00 or 13.00 - 17.00
Full day tour 09.00 - 17.00
Evening Tour 18.00 - 21.00

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