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Your tour begins at Waterloo Place in central Edinburgh, where you board the mini-coach and set off to explore the city.

First, ride down Princes Street and learn about Edinburgh Castle and the Princes Street Gardens. Continue on to Grassmarket, a historic market in the city’s Old Town.

Then, head to the central university area and stop for photo ops at buildings that inspired British author JK Rowling.

After that, drive down the famous Royal Mile and head to Edinburgh’s New Town. 

Pass by the National Gallery and continue on to Queen Street and George Street, past Carlton Hill, to the foot of Arthur’s Seat and Holyrood Palace. Then, pass through the Canongate district.

Your tour ends back at the original departure point.
Locations visited
Edinburgh Castle
Princes Street Gardens
Royal Mile
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Ideal for first-time visitors, this tour allows you to avoid the hassle of driving and experience Edinburgh in a brief period of time. Easily see city highlights such as Edinburgh Castle and Grassmarket in an open-top mini-coach, learn about local attractions from onboard audio commentary, and hop out to take photos. This small-group tour is limited to 15 people for an intimate experience.
  • Experience Edinburgh in a brief period of time
  • Avoid driving and easily see city highlights in an open-top mini-coach
  • Learn about local attractions from onboard audio commentary
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 people for an intimate experience
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The open roof concept is great however you can barely hear or understand the driver and the whole point of the tour is lost. It started to rain half way through the tour and by the time the roof was closed people were drenched and...More

Thank treeline27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great tour

Had a great tour with Derek. Would have liked to hear more of Derek's commentary, he was only really able to deliver when we pulled over for photo ops. The audio delivery was impersonal compared with live commentary delivered by other tour companies. Still learned...More

2  Thank TakeMeAway7772
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile
Comfortable Edinburgh city tour

Rabbie's city tour of Edinburgh is a great and comfortable way to get an overview of the city with great commentary by guide. Our guide Ian was knowledgeable, patient and funny while driving us around all the important spots around the city. I would recommend...More

Thank Abhishek C
Rabbie's, Customer Service Representative at Rabbie's, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2018

Hi there, Thank you for this kind review! Our main aims with the City Tour are to orient visitors with Edinburgh and provide them with history to give context to our city. It sounds like that's exactly what happened on this tour, which we are...More

Reviewed May 28, 2018
Nice way to see the highlights

Good way to see the city. Hard to understand the driver. Does not compare to the incredible Rabbie's tour we had in London though.More

1  Thank Ann E
Rabbie's, Public Relations Manager at Rabbie's, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2018

Hi Ann, It's hard to compare our city tours with our other sightseeing tours, because it does have an audio guide rather than a live guide, which makes for a different kind of experience. We are glad that you found it a good way to...More

Reviewed May 13, 2018
Great Intro to Edinburgh

The guide and tour were a great introduction to Edinburgh. However, prior to booking I had asked if we could leave our luggage there as we were coming right from the Airport. After receiving a "yes" to that question we booked. After booking we received...More

1  Thank jbullwinkel
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