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Edinburgh City Tour by Glass-Roofed Convertible Mini-Coach

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Ideal for first-time visitors, this tour allows you to experience Edinburgh in a brief period of time, without the hassle of driving. Easily see city highlights, such as Edinburgh Castle and Grassmarket, in a glass-roofed, top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach, learn about local attractions from onboard audio commentary, and hop out to take photos. This small-group tour is limited to 16 people for an intimate experience.
  • Experience Edinburgh in a brief period of time
  • Avoid driving and easily see city highlights in a top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Learn about local attractions from onboard audio commentary
  • Small-group tour for a more personalized experience
What to Expect
Your tour begins at Waterloo Place in central Edinburgh, where you board your glass-roofed, top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes 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 J.K. 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 Calton 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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Waterloo Place, Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh, UK
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Transport by glass roofed convertible mini-coach
  • Audio-guide commentary describing Edinburgh from a local's perspective
  • Driver
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Audio guide is in English only
  • All departures guaranteed to operate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We took this city tour in October. It was cold so the roof was on the bus and we sat on the opposite side of.almost every attraction. There were only a couple of stops along the route and between the window bars and reflection of the glass, I have 5 pictures, none of any
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We are neither xenophobic nor unintelligent, but try as we might, there was no way to understand a word of our driver's constant unintelligible banter (no way of telling if it was interesting). She was from Spain. I have no problem with English-speaking Spaniards for the most
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Response from Rabbies_Aimee, Guest Relations Manager at Edinburgh City Tour by Glass-Roofed Convertible Mini-Coach
Responded 7 Oct 2019
We employ our team based on their abilities, so nationality is totally irrelevant. Unlike other Rabbie's tours, our City tours have audio commentary and a driver rather than a live driver guide. The driver is there to welcome and lead passengers safely around the City, not to share information. Nonetheless, we're sorry to hear that you struggled to understand the driver. We're glad that you enjoyed Edinburgh. Kind Regards, Aimee
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The driver was very nice, but English was a second language and that combined with a Scottish accent resulted in our not understanding half of what she said during the trip. We passed many interesting buildings with no explanation of what they were. Made one stop but it was in
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The best way to see Edinburgh is on foot. Traffic is horrible, especially in August, and getting good photos whole on a bus is difficult. Having said that, if you aren't able to walk, this tour is a great way to see the city. The narration was interesting, and the seats were
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Great with s smaller vehicle. This means a greater chance to see the corners of the city not so easily reached
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Amazing tour
With only two days in Edinburgh I don't regret spending one of them on this tour. I got to see so much of the
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Great time
My brother and myself opted for this tour with Rabbies as it was a small group tour. Our guide "Catty" was very
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Awesome Tour & Guide
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I booked this tour on a whim while studying abroad in the UK. Initial expectation was that it would be a
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Highly recommended this tour with James
James was our guide and he was very fantastic guy. The view is incredibly beautiful. Me and my mom had a very
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