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Private Half-Day Tour of Edinburgh in a Mini

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Not every visitor has the time to spend on a full-day tour, so pick the perfect solution of a 4-hour morning or afternoon private tour. Zip around Edinburgh in a compact Mini Cooper to see all the local and hidden sights, including the landmarks too. Finish off you tour with a fantastic lunch or supper at one of the best local places in Edinburgh. In our Mini Cooper, you will enjoy an intimate experience of Edinburgh.
  • View UNESCO–listed Edinburgh sites by Mini Cooper with your guide
  • Panoramic views across Edinburgh to the River Forth from Arthur’s Seat
  • Savor a traditional Scottish lunch or dinner at a local restaurant
  • Hassle-free round-trip travel from your centrally located Edinburgh hotel
What to Expect
Choose a morning or afternoon tour, and meet your guide at your central Edinburgh hotel. Then, take a seat in your Mini Cooper and begin your half-day adventure with your guide at the wheel. Head through Edinburgh's medieval Old Town to the rugged peak of Arthur's Seat—one of Edinburgh’s most popular vantage points (not visited on Sunday as it's closed to cars that day) with sweeping views to the River Forth. Pass by famous landmarks such as Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile as your guide sheds light on Edinburgh’s colorful past, and perhaps hop out to explore the historic Grassmarket. Next, ride along the banks of the Water of Leith to Dean Village, and visit the coastal neighborhood of Leith. Here you stroll along the scenic waterfront, and see a side of Edinburgh many visitors miss. Finish with a traditional lunch or dinner at a local restaurant, and return to the city center or your hotel to end your tour.
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Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Please provide your pick up location anywhere in Edinburgh city centre
Return Details
Any location in city center
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • All activities
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Hotel pickup
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Andy and Rowan are so down-to-earth it is like having a good friend show you around the city. They show you the most interesting spots, tell you the best restaurants, and genuinely care about you having a great time. They are intimately familiar with the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Rustinsmith
Reviewed 25 August 2019

We were picked up from our Hotel in Leith by Andy on time. The tour was tailored to suite our interests and included the spectacular views from Arthur's Seat and the Old Observatory. Andy took us to places we would never have seen on our...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank JamesandRobin
Reviewed 10 August 2019

Adam did an absolutely perfect job showing us the ins and outs of Edinburgh. He showed up exactly on time and seemed eager to show us a great time. The Minis are perfect for the narrow streets and heavy traffic, especially during the peak season....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank SMFNTravels
Reviewed 14 July 2019 via mobile

Wonderful! Rowan who took us round is an excellent tourist guide. Apart from that, he is very friendly and caring and looked after our comforts too.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank manoramabhat
Reviewed 28 June 2019

Rowan provided our family with a great tour. He told great stories, was accommodating, and we learned a lot about Edinburgh history. It was more than we expected.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Vance D
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Greg D
23 May 2018|
Response from citydwlr | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late reply! We were actually 4 adults as well. It’s a little tight, but not bad. They took two cars. So we split up, two in one car and two in the other. Honestly, You won’t regret it. Andy and Rowan were both... More
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