9 hours: 09:00 - 18:00. Includes pick up and drop off anywhere in Edinburgh
We will confirm your booking within 3 days
Driver-Guided tour by private vehicle
Private Driver-Guided Tour
Just you and your guide
Professional Tourist Guide
STGA qualified guide
Price is Per Group
Book up to 6 participants on this tour
Carbon Offset Included
Part of our climate positive ethos
Discover on this Tour
- Rosslyn Chapel
- Glenkinchie Distillery
- Tantallon Castle
- North Berwick
About This Tour
This is a private, full day, driver-guided tour. Your guide will pick you up and drop you off at your Edinburgh accommodation with their vehicle.
Upon departing Edinburgh our journey takes us south to Rosslyn Chapel. While it has been shrouded in mystery for hundreds of years, the Chapel gained international fame after featuring in Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code book and 2006 film. It was completed in 1446 and weekly services are still held here today. Here you will discover this secretive and ever-mysterious building with the Chapel guides as they explain its architecture, history, and some of the countless theories, myths and legends associated with it.
After the Chapel we continue on to the picturesque Glenkinchie Whisky Distillery where we tour the production facility, discover how they make their ‘water of life’, and of course, sample the produce.
After the distillery we make our way northeast and head towards the coast along rustic country lanes, stopping for lunch in a village along the way. Our destination is Tantallon Castle; a grand, ruined castle perched on the edge of a sea cliff. As the last medieval curtain wall castle to be constructed in Scotland, it comprises of a single wall blocking off the headland, with the other three sides naturally protected from enemies by towering sea cliffs. We can climb up to the battlements and enjoy more stunning views of the castle, coast, and North Sea with Bass Rock in the foreground.
The Bass Rock is a huge trachyte plug of volcanic rock sticking out from the sea. This rock is a home to some 150,000 gannets during the peak breeding season and as a result has been described by Sir David Attenborough as ‘one of the 12 wildlife wonders of the world’.
We then proceed to our final stop on this tour, the seaside town and former royal burgh North Berwick. Here we explore the harbour, beaches and the town itself along with its rich history. We also have the opportunity to visit the Scottish Seabird Centre.
We finish the day by taking the coastal route back to Edinburgh.
About Your Guide
Our local, expert guides are simply the best in the business, and the primary ingredient in what makes our tours great.
As passionate ambassadors for Scotland, our guides bring Scotland to life through their knowledge, personal stories and life experiences, allowing you to truly immerse yourself into the best our country has to offer. In their safe and capable hands, you can rest assured you’re being well looked after from start to finish. So relax as we take you on an unforgettable journey to discover our rich history, proud heritage, unique culture, and breathtaking landscapes.
All of our guides are passionate expert freelance tourist guides. They are trained to the highest level of tourist guide certification in Scotland by the Scottish Tourist Guides Association, meeting European Standards CEN EN15565:2008 and accredited by both the European Federation of Tourist Guide Associations and the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations.
Where & When
Start: Your guide will meet you with their vehicle at your Edinburgh accommodation at 9AM.
Finish: At the end of the tour your guide will drop you off at your Edinburgh accommodation at approximately 6PM.
Easy Activity: Driver-Guided tour by private vehicle with some walking involved to visit attractions
- Pick up from and drop off at your Edinburgh accommodation
- All entrance fees to paid venues/attractions are included. On this tour these venues are Rosslyn Chapel, Glenkinchie Whisky Distillery, and Tantallon Castle.
- Private Blue Badge Tourist Guide
- Private Transport
- Any other meals and drinks
Cancellation by you 21 or more full days before tour departure: 100% refund.
Cancellation by you less than 21 full days before tour departure: No refund.
What Happens If I’m Late or If I Miss the Tour?
If you are running late, please contact the guide directly using the contact details we have provided to you after booking. Your tour finish time does not change. No refunds are issued for ‘no shows’ or missed tours.
Terms & Conditions
For further information please see our full Terms, Conditions, and Cancellation Policy.
Yes, all of our tours can be customised to an itinerary or specification that suits you. Please contact us before booking to discuss further.
All of our tours are suitable for children but please do bear in mind the following when booking this tour:
- This tour is a 9 hour long tour.
- For health & safety reasons, children under 8 years old are not permitted in the production areas of Glenkinchie Distillery.
- The legal age for purchasing alcohol is 18. Participants on this tour who are under the age of 18 will not be able to consume alcohol at the distillery.
- Any children on this tour who are who are both under the age of 12 and under 135cm/4ft 5in tall will require child car seats. Please indicate during booking how many child car seats you require.
We recommend that participants on our tours arrange for themselves suitable travel, medical and cancellation insurance in advance.
This Tour is Booked On-Request. We will seek to confirm your booking as soon as possible and endeavour to do so within 3 days of you making the booking. In the unlikely event that we are unable to confirm your booking after 3 days we will inform you of this by email.
At this point you will then have the option of either:
- A 100% refund of your payment, or
- An alternative date for your tour (subject to availability)
For all other enquiries, please contact us.