Edinburgh and Beyond Accessible Driving Tour

This full-day Edinburgh and Beyond accessible driving tour is a perfect way to experience some of the most memorable places of Scotland in one single day. Not only will you explore the very heart of the country, Edinburgh, you will also visit the beautiful highlands and other significant areas surrounding the capital city. While this is an accessible driving tour, there will still be plenty of opportunities for you to get out of your accessible van and experience the sites firsthand, including visits to Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile. You won’t just be snapping pictures and admiring sights from your van!

Your accessible Edinburgh driving tour will begin when your guide and driver pick you up at your accessible Edinburgh hotel. From there, your exciting Scottish adventure awaits! On this 8 hour tour, you will enjoy beautiful sightseeing as you make your way through the city center, with your professional guide sharing and explaining the significance and history of each site.

Your first stop on this accessible Edinburgh driving tour will be at the Royal Mile, a succession of streets running through the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. This famous area is peppered with attractions and historical sites and has some of the best dining and shopping spots in the city. Here you will have time to get out of the van and explore the vibrant area. While much of the Old Town has hills and is covered in Cobblestones, your private to tour guide has extensive experience touring with disabled clients and will safely lead you through the area.

Next on your private accessible Edinburgh driving tour, you will visit the magnificent Edinburgh Castle. Escorted by your guide, you will explore the impressive Castle which also houses the Scottish National War Memorial museum and has great views of the surrounding city. Its story has helped shape the nation’s story: battles and sieges were fought over it, royalty lived and died within its walls, and countless generations have been inspired by it! Most of the site is accessible, and you can easily spend a few hours here.

Before starting your adventure outside Edinburgh, you will have time to enjoy a delicious lunch at an accessible restaurant near the iconic structure of Forth Rail Bridge (cost not included). The bridge is a fascinating cantilever railway bridge 9 miles west of Edinburgh city center. It stands as a symbol of Scotland and is also considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Finally, the last part of your day gives you an option to choose between different sites depending on your interests. Visit the famous accessible Royal Yacht Britannia (the former royal yacht of the British Monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, in service from 1954 to 1997) or continue with some memorable sightseeing in the beautiful Scottish Highlands, including a visit to Loch Lomond, a freshwater Scottish loch which is the largest inland stretch of water in Great Britain.

 

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Tour Highlights

  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Sightseeing
  • Royal Mile
  • Princess Street
  • Forth Rail Bridge
  • Roya Yacht Britannia
  • Scottish Highlands
  • Loch Lomond

 

Accessibility Details

The Edinburgh and Beyond Accessible Driving Tour has a 4 Star Sage Accessibility Rating because onboard your accessible van you won’t have to navigate the hilly terrain of Edinburgh. It did not receive a 5 star rating because you may encounter a few hills and cobblestones when you get out to experience the sites during your stops. Your expert guide will lead you through wheelchair accessible paths to avoid curbs and other accessibility challenges.

This accessible driving tour will take place in a comfortable accessible van with a wheelchair ramp and ample space to fit your group and your mobility equipment.

Pictured below are examples of the kind of cobblestones you may encounter in Edinburgh if you choose to get out and experience the sites during your stops. The picture of the left is from the Royal Mile and shows how the streets are covered in cobblestones while the sidewalks are smooth and paved.

One of the stops on this accessible driving tour is Edinburgh Castle. The castle (shown on the image on the left) contains numerous historical buildings and museums. Getting between them requires going up and down steep streets covered in cobblestones. Your private guide, who is experienced in touring with disabled clients, will assist you with navigating the area.

Tour Details

Tour duration: 8 hours
Cost: 1-2 people = EUR 800 Euro (standard vehicle) or EUR 900  (accessible vehicle), 3-4 people = EUR 850 (standard vehicle) or EUR 950 (accessible vehicle). 
Days of the week the tour is offered: 7 days a week
Meet-up time: Morning.
Meet-up place: Your Accessible Edinburgh Hotel
Maximum number of people on tour: 6
Cancellation policy: 80% refund with at least 7 days notice, 50% refund with at least 4 days notice, and no refund with less than 4 days notice. Tours run rain or shine.
Not included: Snacks/meals, gratuities, and entrance tickets.

 

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Read more:

Edinburgh Accessible Travel 
   Pros and Cons of Edinburgh Disabled Access 
   7 Keys to Success for Edinburgh Disabled Travel 
   Edinburgh Accessible Guided Tours
   Edinburgh Wheelchair Rentals 
   Travel Insurance for Disabled Travelers 
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