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Edinburgh Unveiled: Private Driving Day Tour of Edinburgh City

Below is a typical itinerary.
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Explore Edinburgh’s essence in a day! Uncover Old Town’s charm, New Town’s elegance, and Holyroodhouse’s regality. Marvel at Calton Hill’s panoramas, discover Dean Village’s charm, and immerse in Leith’s vibrancy. A perfect blend of iconic and hidden gems awaits on this luxe driving tour.



Edinburgh Old Town
Edinburgh’s Old Town is a captivating labyrinth of narrow cobbled streets and historic buildings. Steeped in mediaeval charm, visitors are transported back in time as they explore landmarks like the imposing Edinburgh Castle and the atmospheric St. Giles’ Cathedral. The bustling Grassmarket square offers a vibrant mix of traditional pubs, eclectic shops, and street performers, creating an enchanting atmosphere that embodies the city’s rich history.
Palace of Holyroodhouse
Situated at the end of the Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace stands as a symbol of royal grandeur against the backdrop of the rugged Arthur’s Seat. This official residence of the monarch in Scotland invites visitors to stroll through opulent state apartments, admire the beautiful Holyrood Abbey ruins, and explore the stunning gardens.
Calton Hill
Providing panoramic views of Edinburgh’s skyline, Calton Hill is a picturesque vantage point showcasing the city’s blend of architectural splendour. Crowned by the iconic National Monument and Nelson’s Monument, this elevated perch offers a serene escape from the bustle below. Visitors can savour breathtaking sunsets, admire the Athens-inspired Acropolis, and appreciate the significance of this UNESCO World Heritage Site in the heart of Scotland’s capital.
New Town
A testament to Georgian elegance and urban planning, New Town Edinburgh presents a striking contrast to the mediaeval charm of the Old Town. Laid out in the late 18th century, its wide streets and neoclassical architecture exude sophistication. New Town offers a delightful blend of history and modernity.
Royal Botanic Garden
A haven of tranquillity and natural beauty in the bustling city. This lush oasis spans diverse landscapes, from the meticulously manicured themed gardens to the wild expanse of the Rock Garden.
Dean Village
Tucked away along the Water of Leith, Dean Village is a hidden gem that transports visitors to a bygone era. Cobblestone streets wind through this picturesque neighbourhood, flanked by charming stone cottages and the soothing sounds of the river. With its historic flour mills and quaint architecture, Dean Village is a peaceful retreat just a short stroll from the city centre, offering a glimpse into Edinburgh’s industrial past.
Once Edinburgh’s bustling port, Leith has evolved into a dynamic district with a maritime heritage and a thriving cultural scene. The historic docks now house trendy bars, restaurants, and galleries, making it a hub for food enthusiasts and art lovers.
Duddingston Kirk
Duddingston Kirk is a charming parish church with a history dating back to the 12th century. Surrounded by lush greenery, this tranquil setting is enhanced by the quaint village that shares its name. The church’s timeless architecture and serene ambiance make it a peaceful retreat, inviting visitors to explore the historic churchyard and enjoy the idyllic surroundings.
  • Professional Guide
  • Door to door pick up service
  • Bottled water for passengers
  • Private transportation in luxury Mercedes mini van
  • Live commentary and WiFi on board
  • Entrance/Admission to Attractions
  • Lunch

Can we customise this tour?

Of course! All our tours are fully customisable to fit your individual desires and interests.

Can we start later / earlier?

Absolutely! We are always flexible with start and end times whenever possible.

Are tickets to attractions included?

Yes, for all our day trips tickets to the standard attractions are included in the price.

Do we have WiFi on board?

Yes we do!

Is this tour accessible?

For the most part all of our day tours are accessible. We are always happy to make accommodations and adjustments to the itinerary to make the day easily enjoyable for all.

Do you have baby seats available?

Yes, we are happy to provide infant seats for children under 5, just let us know in advance when one is needed.

Is this tour pet friendly?

Yes, we are happy to bring your furry friends along on our adventures.




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