Beyond Edinburgh (Half Day Tour)

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Pricing Info:

Duration: 5 hours

Departs: Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Discover what is beyond the city walls on your very own half day private tour of the surrounding areas of Edinburgh in our superb Land Rover Discovery. Our flexible routes takes you to the imposing Crichton Castle or Craigmillar Castle, the enchanting Rosslyn Chapel. After seeing some of the sites, we head to Dalkeith Country Park and the Restoration yard for lunch and a bit of shopping.

Based on one of our other tours, this has proven to be a superb option for the traveler that wants to venture out of Edinburgh City centre, to see the sites, possibly do a distillery tour and even be dropped of at some of the great shopping locations Edinburgh has to offer. We have toured antique stores, art galleries, and even a few coffee shops. Jokingly nicknamed the Golf Widows Tours by some of the guests, this offers one of the best ways to do something with a later start and earlier finish than other private driving tours with a price that reflects this (10am Start - 3/4pm drop off).

What's Included

Bottled water

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Land Rover Discovery for up to 6 adults

What's Not Included

Bottled water is available in the car free of charge (all other food and drink is not included within the tour)

Entry to the sites are not included (Castles, Distilleries etc)


Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 120

Additional Info

  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Rosslyn Chapel
Option - Visit the mythical Rosslyn Chapel made famous for its part in the Dan Brown film the Da Vinci Code, with Orcadian roots, connections to the Knights Templar, Aliens, theories of Jesus Christ's head entombed in a secret chamber under the chapel. There are too many reasons to visit this amazing place.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Crichton Castle
Option - See the diamond-faceted façade of Crichton Castle, a 14th century tower house. (Not open during the winter, but you can go for a wander around the grounds)

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Dalkeith Country Park
Option - Stop off at the Restoration Yard, a converted stables from the 1700's for a spot of shopping and lunch.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Glenkinchie Distillery
Option - Tope of the day by visiting our local-ish lowland distillery, Glenkinchie. Here you can do a tour around this beautiful distillery and finish up with a sample of what it has to offer.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included

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