Tours & Excursions

what to do in edinburgh - tours and excursionsMercat Tours of Edinburgh

Edinburgh’s original ghost and history tours led by historians. Tours of Old Town, New Town and Leith. Edinburgh’s largest haunted underground vaults. Tales of torture, hauntings and whichcraft.
From Mercat Cross beside St. Giles Cathedral on the Royal Mile. Sudent Group discounts. Meals and buffets by arrangement Tel. (0131) 225 6591 E-mail: ;

Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour

A hilarious duel of wits across 300 years of great writing and colourful characters presented by professional actors. An award winning whirl-wind introduction to Edinburgh. Open all year. Tel. (0131) 226 6665 / 7

Edinburgh Classic Tour

Enjoy the sights and sounds of Edinburgh from our open top bus. The only City tour with commentary in seven languages. Departs throughout the day from Waverley Bridge and other city centre stops. Day tours throughout Scotland also available. Tel. (0131) 555 6363

Leith Walks

Good quality guided walks in Edinburgh and the neighbouring Pentland Hills. Tel. (0131) 555 2500. For full details visit

Absolute Escapes

Tailor-made travel to Scotland including self-drive itineraries, private guided tours and group trips around the Highlands & Islands. All itineraries customised to your exact requirements.  Tel: +44 (0) 131 240 1210  or visit

Walkabout Scotland

Escape to the hills with guided daily walking tours to the highlands. Stunning scenery, entertaining guides. Transport, lunch and equipment all included. Trips cost £30, payable on departure. Enquiries and bookings to 0774 703 2300 or visit

Grayline Sightseeing Tours

A Variety of sightseeing tours in Scotland and worldwide. Courtesy collections from hotels and guesthouses in Edinburgh Tel. (0131) 555 5558 For further details visit


Sightseeing tours and excursions from Edinburgh such as ‘the Nessie adventure’, ‘anyone for whisky’ and ‘an afternoon in the borders’. Tel. (0131) 556 2029 or contact the tourist information centre.

Timberbush Tours

Exclusive historic and romantictailor made mini-bus tours. One Day Tours – Personal and professional service – friendly informative guides – flexible photgraph stops. Office hours 7am – 10pm Tel. (0131) 551 4689 for further info

Rabbies Trail Burners

Highland mini-coach tours – Group Travel – Private guided tours – Special interest tours – selfdrive holidays – other travel services from the ‘Celtic Art & Travel Centre’ Tel. (0131) 225 7028 or visit

Scottish Tours Ltd

Quality sight-seeing tours hosted by professional guides on modern air-conditioned, rest room equipped coaches. Departures guaranteed. Open all year. Tel. (0131) 557 8008 or visit

Trike Tours Scotland

Trike Tours Scotland are the first chaffeur-driven Trike tour to give you one of the hippest ways to see the famously breathtaking scenery Scotland has on offer! For more information Tel: 0800 056 7779 or visit