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Beyond Edinburgh (Half Day Tour)

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Discover what is beyond the city walls on your very own half day private tour of the surrounding areas of Edinburgh in our superb Land Rover Discovery. Our flexible routes takes you to the imposing Crichton Castle or Craigmillar Castle, the enchanting Rosslyn Chapel. After seeing some of the sites, we head to Dalkeith Country Park and the Restoration yard for lunch and a bit of shopping.

Based on one of our other tours, this has proven to be a superb option for the traveler that wants to venture out of Edinburgh City centre, to see the sites, possibly do a distillery tour and even be dropped of at some of the great shopping locations Edinburgh has to offer. We have toured antique stores, art galleries, and even a few coffee shops. Jokingly nicknamed the Golf Widows Tours by some of the guests, this offers one of the best ways to do something with a later start and earlier finish than other private driving tours with a price that reflects this (10am Start - 3/4pm drop off).

What You'll Get

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: 1 Chapel Loan Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin, Roslin EH25 9PT Scotland

Option - Visit the mythical Rosslyn Chapel made famous for its part in the Dan Brown film the Da Vinci Code, with Orcadian roots, connections to the Knights Templar, Aliens, theories of Jesus Christ's head entombed in a secret chamber under the chapel. There are too many reasons to visit this amazing place.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Crichton Castle, Crichton Crichton Off Colegate Road, Pathhead EH37 5XA Scotland

Option - See the diamond-faceted façade of Crichton Castle, a 14th century tower house. (Not open during the winter, but you can go for a wander around the grounds)

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Via The King's Gate Dalkeith Country Park, Edinburgh EH22 2NA Scotland

Option - Stop off at the Restoration Yard, a converted stables from the 1700's for a spot of shopping and lunch.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Glenkinchie Distillery, Pencaitland EH34 5ET Scotland

Option - Tope of the day by visiting our local-ish lowland distillery, Glenkinchie. Here you can do a tour around this beautiful distillery and finish up with a sample of what it has to offer.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Infant seats available
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All vehicle costs including parking (Parking at Midhope castle is not included)
  • All guiding fees
  • Child Seats (must be pre-arranged)
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Land Rover Discovery for up to 6 adults

  • Entry to the sites are not included (Castles, Distilleries etc)
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch - Bottled water is available in the car free of charge (all other food and drink is not included within the tour)
  • Entry/Admission - Rosslyn Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - Crichton Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Glenkinchie Distillery

Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We collect from al Edinburgh locations and surrounding areas including cruise ports.


  • Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh EH12 9DN Scotland


  • Newhaven
  • Edinburgh Port
  • Leith
  • Rosyth
  • South Queensferry

Departure Time
10:00 AM

5 hours

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Monarch Tours in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

The Fine Print

14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here.