up to 7 people

City Centre Tour (4 hour)


  • Duration: A maximum of 4 hours
  • Availability: 8.00am - 6.00pm
  • Excludes: Admission fees to attractions


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This is a private tour lasting 4 hours 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 througout. This tour is popular with visitors who have 4 hours to spare and wish to take the tour at a leisurely pace and spend more time at each location than on the 2 Hour Tour.

The tour of the Old Town will include Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, St. Giles Cathedral, John Knox House, the Palace of Holyrood House, the Scottish Parliament, the Grassmarket, Arthur's Seat, Calton Hill and many other locations. The latter part of the tour will include the New Town and the Dean Village. 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 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).