Edinburgh Half-Day Tour

If you are visiting or vacationing in Edinburgh, whether it’s for a week or just a day, there is no better way of experiencing a city than through a chauffeur-driven sightseeing tour. Narrowing down your options can be difficult when you don’t know the city well. After all, there are many things to see and do. Here at Little’s we’ve compiled a list of our not-to-be-missed sights in Edinburgh. To make sure you make the most of your visit, book an Edinburgh sightseeing tour with Little’s.

The tour would start in Edinburgh New Town, the largest Georgian development in the world which dates from the 18th and 19th century and covers 1 square mile, holding 11,000 listed properties. Iconic buildings in this area include Georgian House in Charlotte Square and West Register House.

We would then transport you to St Andrews Square, on the east end of George Street, which acts as a symbol of the start of the development of the New Town in 1767. The points of interest here are Melville monument (commemorating Henry Dundas, the first Viscount Melville), Dundas House and St Andrews church.

The Royal Mile is a must-visit when exploring the city of Edinburgh so of course it is included in our tour. The mile consists of the stretch of road from the castle drawbridge to the gates of the Palace of Holyrood house. This part of Edinburgh is known as the Old Town and you will notice a clear difference in the architectural style of the buildings from the New Town.

The next stop on this tour is one of the most famous landmarks in the world. Edinburgh Castle. Sitting on top of a volcanic plug, the earliest establishment is thought to have been on the site as early as the Iron Age. It was first recorded as a royal residence in the 11th century and it has progressed from then to become the most visited attraction in Scotland.

At the opposite end of the Royal Mile is Holyroodhouse, the Royal family’s official residence in Scotland. Notable attractions here include the palace itself, Gladstone’s Land, an original 17th century merchant’s house, St Giles Cathedral, John Knox House, and Canongate Kirk.

Once you have finished your tour, we will transport you to your next port of call – whether this is your hotel, the airport, the train station or a delicious restaurant or cafe to replenish your energy levels.

Edinburgh is full of world-famous tourist attracts. In fact, this is just a snippet of what is on offer in this beautiful city. Perhaps you are more interested in the best shopping Edinburgh has to offer? Maybe there are other historic landmarks which entice you more? Let us build you a bespoke itinerary catered entirely for your requirements. In fact, Edinburgh has many hidden-gems (which we like to keep a secret), so contact our tour expert Kenneth and he will talk you through all your options.  To book your private tour contact us on – 0141 883 2111 or email us on reservations@littles.co.uk.