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Edinburgh (Scotland's Historic Capital City) Tour (8 Hours)

Sleigh Tours Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Valid for Travel Now Through: 30 May 2019

Edinburgh (Scotland's Historic Capital City) Tour (8 Hours )

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Tour Features


  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Family Vacations
  • Sightseeing



Recommended Ages

All Ages

Activity Level



Scotland’s Handsome and Historic Capital City. Discover this beautiful Capital City and immerse yourself in Scotland’s past and present. Edinburgh offers something for everyone, from its rich historic legacy, iconic sights to the latest in modern architecture and design.

You might like to begin your sightseeing in the atmospheric Old Town at iconic Edinburgh Castle which dominates the city skyline and takes visitors to the heart of the story of the nation.

Adjacent to the castle esplanade take a leisurely stroll on cobbled Castlehill (the city’s oldest street) before discovering the narrow “closes” running rib-like off the backbone of the Royal Mile by famous attractions including St Giles Cathedral, John Knox’s House and the modern architecture of the devolved Scottish Parliament building to The Palace of Holyroodhouse the official residence of the Royal Family when in Scotland. This fine baroque palace is also closely associated with Scotland’s rich history.

From the ancient Old Town the drive can continue by Duddingston Loch, situated in Holyrood Park, which is beautifully tranquil all year round into the medieval Port of Leith where the former Royal Yacht Britannia is now moored. The Britannia Experience gives an insight into what life was like on board this famous ship for the Royal Family and their guests.

This afternoon enjoy the delights of the 18th Century New Town which is still viewed as a world-class example of Georgian urban architecture. With its elegant terraces and broad streets visitors are treated to a glimpse of how the privileged residents lived in the 18th century at the exquisite Georgian House and where the Scottish National Portrait Gallery houses a magnificent collection of paintings of Scotland’s famous figures from history to the present day.

It is suggested that a maximum of three visitor attractions be visited today and of course the city has much more to offer from discovering the art of the whisky blender at The Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre to climbing the dormant Volcano of Arthur’s Seat to be rewarded by amazing views of the city.

About Us

Scotland is a really facinating place to visit with its long colourful history, its spectacular and beautiful scenery, its rich culture and wealth of local quality food and drink. Being based in the country's historic capital city Edinburgh we are ideally placed to help your Virtuoso Travel Advisor get the best Scotland has to offer by building your tour itinerary around your individual interests. We pride ourselves in offering very flexible sightseeing tours which are able to adapt to the variations each day offers be that a slightly longer pub lunch or a slight delay waiting for a herd of highland cows to clear the narrow local roads.

Insider Tip

When you are exploring Edinburgh's historic Old Town on foot always remember to look up or you will be in danger of missing some of the city's hidden gems.

Terms & Conditions

All Services and Tours are required to be prepaid. 25% Deposit due at time of booking. Remaining 75% at least 4 weeks prior to the start of booking. Cancellation Policy All deposits are non refundable. Cancellation refunds are dependant on the policy of each service provider. Cancellation for vehicles supplied direct by W L Sleigh Ltd is No refund with in 14 days of commencement. Cancellation during hire: No refund.

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Very professional and friendly service

By: Doreen

Reviewed on: 10 Oct 2014

Through Laura Clark, so happy we chose W.L. Sleigh Ltd for our transports and tour of Scotland. The gentlemen could not have been nicer. Very professional, punctual, and helpful. Vehicles were very clean and comfortable. We'll definitely use them again.
Travel Advisor:  Laura Morrissette Clark


By: Mike

Reviewed on: 24 Jun 2017

We did not deal with them--Nancy Cutter did. Hotels were excellent that they arranged (except Western Isles Hotel in Mull, but we chose them, not Sleigh or Nancy); only other complaint was steam engine train ride through Cairngorm Park, which was a ripoff.
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Cutter

Outlander Magic

By: Scotland 2017

Reviewed on: 28 Jun 2017

Since I have been an Outlander fan since 2008, I was pleased to learn from our travel agent Carlos Arguelles that he had made the connection for us with this tour company. From the meeting at the airport to the detailed itinerary with postal codes included for purposes of insertion into the car's GPS system to the luxury vehicle provided, we cannot say enough wonderful things about this tour company. The itinerary was not overloaded with too many stops but yet William grasped the essence of the Outlander mystique for us. The tour guide who was assigned to us for a one-on-two walking tour of Edinburgh was perfect for us to learn Scottish history. She was gracious and articulate. The accommodations selected added seamlessly to the overall itinerary. I can't think of anything I would have changed.
Travel Advisor:  Carlos Diez-Arguelles

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By: Carol O

Reviewed on: 02 Aug 2017

Their organization was perfect
Travel Advisor:  Diana Traficante


By: Bruce

Reviewed on: 26 Aug 2017

Very professional. Service was outstanding. Execution was excellent.
Travel Advisor:  George Nagy

Provided Very Memorable Experiences

By: NellieMc

Reviewed on: 10 Sep 2018

Sleigh put together an excellent itinerary for us, and in particular did a great job of choosing hotels that we really enjoyed. They also managed to procure some excellent tickets to the Tattoo. We did have one hiccup during the trip, but they solve it in a timely fashion, so we found them responsive. And both the guide they provided for us in Edinburgh and the driver to the airport, were really good.
Travel Advisor:  Rosemarie Spinney