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Private Edinburgh City Tour in a Minibus provided by Ecosse Executive - Day Tours

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Private Edinburgh City Tour in a Minibus

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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 13/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Private Edinburgh City Tour in a Minibus
We are delighted to announce that in partnership with the National Tourist Organisations of Great Britain and Northern Ireland we have been certified “ Good To Go.” This recognises that we are following government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring that all safety processes are in place.
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Updated 13/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
  • You'll get picked up
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  • Pass by
    Edinburgh Castle
    St Giles' Cathedral
    Greyfriars Bobby
    Scott Monument
  • 1
    Edinburgh Old Town
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • 2
    New Town
    Stop: 60 minutes
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    Pass by
    Royal Mile
  • 3
    Calton Hill
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 4
    Palace of Holyroodhouse
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
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    Pass by
    National Museum of Scotland
Important Information
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Lunch
  • Optional visits
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Holyroodhouse
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • We must be advised of all childrens ages,as booster/child seats can be supplied at an additional charge
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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pitch328 wrote a review Feb 2020
Mid Hudson, New York66 contributions70 helpful votes
Alan was terrific! Enthusiastic, knowledgable, well read, sense of humor and most accommodating! The full day was ours and the four of us enjoyed his professionalism and insight into a truly wonderful City. Looking forward to our next visit and Alan's hospitality.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from Alan F, Owner at Private Edinburgh City Tour in a Minibus
Responded 11 Feb 2020
Hi guys! Thank you for your wonderful review, it was an absolute pleasure to spend the day with the four of you. I look forward to the next time? Warmest regards, Alan
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Karen S wrote a review Aug 2019
New York City, New York5,188 contributions432 helpful votes
We were picked up on time by our amazing guide Alan Fee at our hotel. We spent the full day going around Edinburgh and seeing as much as possible. Alan made us see Scotland and especially Edinburgh in a special way. Alan has a sense of humor, a kindness that made our day special
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Response from Alan F, Owner at Private Edinburgh City Tour in a Minibus
Responded 18 Aug 2019
Hi Karen!! Thank you for your lovely review. I'm delighted that you had a good experience and it was a pleasure to share some time with you all. Warmest regards, Alan
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Amy S. wrote a review Jul 2019
1 contribution
My daughter did some research on local tour guides when we decided to visit Edinburgh this summer. She looked at several sites, read numerous reviews, and came to the decision that Alan would be our best bet. We booked, emailed back and forth a bit about an itinerary, and were
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Date of experience: July 2019
Response from Alan F, Owner at Private Edinburgh City Tour in a Minibus
Responded 30 Jul 2019
Hello! Thank you for your wonderful review, it is much appreciated. I'm delighted that you had such a good day and it was my pleasure to show you around. Warmest regards, Alan
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Robin L wrote a review Aug 2018
Pine Brook, New Jersey4 contributions2 helpful votes
We stopped in Edinburgh for one day before leaving on a cruise to Norway and chose a full day tour with Alan well before our trip. Unfortunately, we arrived with one of us on a broken foot (broken 1 day before we left and in a wheelchair) and one of us having lost his wallet at
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Date of experience: July 2018
1 Helpful vote
Response from Alan1874, Owner at Private Edinburgh City Tour in a Minibus
Responded 7 Sep 2018
Hi Robin! WOW!! How can I respond to a review like that?? It was my absolute pleasure to help sort these things out, and I'm delighted that you had a good day. I hope that you enjoyed the cruise and things got back to normal. I have not forgotten about my promise, and will be in touch when things get a little quieter here. Warmest regards, Alan
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About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Ecosse Executive - Day Tours
Fantastic tour of the Royal Mile and historic Edinburgh
Alan provides us a great family experience on this half day tour. He knows and loves the history of the city and h
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Our family thoroughly enjoyed our driving tour of Edinburgh. Nick, our driver was knowledgeable and entertaining. H
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Marcus D
The absolute most comfortable and professional tour in Scotland!
I can not say enough positive things about this company and the Day Tour that we had in Edinburgh! From my booking
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The Ecosse tour was the best! Learned more than i thought possible about Edinburgh
Our tour was run by Alan Fee - the owner of Ecosse. He's an ex-paratrooper who is also a history major! The sto
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Wonderful time viewing Scotland and learning about its history
We traveled from Edinburgh to St. Andrews and then up into the Highlands for a 5 day tour. Our driver/tour guide
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Jen S
Ms jen
Incredible and professional tour guide service. Alan tailored the tour to our wants/needs and his witty personality
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Exceptional experience with great historic details!
Alan provided a remarkable tour and insight to a beautiful country and its people! It was a relaxing day filled wit
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Wonderful tour of Edinburgh
Alan Fee gave us an absolutely superb tour of Edinburgh. He greeted us with an impeccably clean van stocked with S
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Stop searching.....this is it
Don’t know how else to say it, except to say this is a first class tour that allows you the chance to see three day
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This is life like it should be....
Thank you once again Alan for the wonderful visit we had with you in Edinburgh at the end of July. Kids had fun, I
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Elizabeth S
Customized day trip
We had a party of eight, with varied interests. Alan was very helpful and accomodating with all my questions. We we
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Amazing Tattoo
Alan was such a fantastic tour guide, very informative , could tell you anything about the country. Pick up on time
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Military Tattoo Festival
Kudos to Ecosse Executive and Alan Fee for providing us the best Royal Mile tour, dinner and the best seats at the
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We (Perth WA travellers Lyn and myself, Sue) were lucky enough to have the big boss, Alan, as our guide and he made
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Stuffed and Tatooed
Alan was great!!! Very passionate about his country (ex military) very passionate about his WISKEY (see Alan I reme
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Key Details
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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