up to 7 people

City Centre Tour (2 hours)


  • Duration: A maximum of 2 hours
  • Availability: 8.00am - 6.00pm
  • Excludes: Admission fees to attractions


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This is a 2 hour tour in a spacious and comfortable Mercedes (or equivalent). The tour will include all of the main sights and historical attractions of the City of Edinburgh and your driver will provide a running commentary throughout. This tour is popular with visitors who have limited time available but also require the opportunity to stop at various points to take photographs.

As well as touring around the Old Town which will take in Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, St. Giles Cathedral, John Knox House, the Palace of Holyrood House, the Scottish Parliament, we will also travel into the New Town part of the city centre. To benefit from some of the most breathtaking 360 degree views of the city and beyond, your tour will take you around Arthur's Seat, a long extinct volcano which overlooks the city. If time permits and passengers would like to view any other parts of the city, your driver will be happy to accommodate any requests.

Additional details

  • This tour allows passengers to get out at the various sights in order to take photos (subject to parking restrictions). However, passengers will be unable to go into the various attractions.
  • Tours run all year round, unless shown as unavailable on the booking calendar. Pick-ups and drop-offs are made at all hotels and guesthouses within the city centre.  Multiple pick-ups are not available.
  • For pickups/returns from/to cruise ships, please see our Cruise Ships Transfer Page for our transfer fees.
  • For this shorter tour, we use the Caledonian vehicle which carries a maximum of 6 people. The Balmoral "country tourer" vehicle is subject to availability. 
  • The Caledonian vehicle is wheelchair accessible to all manual wheelchairs. However, this will restrict space to 4 other passengers.
  • Children must be accompanied by their parents or an appropriate adult.
  • Cost of entry to any attractions is not included in the cost of this tour.
  • Your driver will be nearby to pick you up after visiting any of the attractions.
  • Cancellation fees apply (see Terms and Conditions).