Welcome to Visit East Lothian's Travel Trade page aimed at tour operators, travel agents and coach operators.
Situated just outside Edinburgh, East Lothian has a fantastic range of attractions and experiences that make this area a great holiday destination. With over 40 miles of stunning coastline, golden sandy beaches, rolling green countryside, pretty towns and villages, award-winning attractions, excellent food & drink and the world's finest links golf course, we have the very best of Scotland!
We have created a collection of themed itineraries to inspire you. These itineraries give you an insight into the many things to see and do in the area to help you put together exciting tours for your clients, may it be for a day trip or a longer stay!
Firstly take a look at our Itinerary Planner, browse and download our themed itineraries and accompanying factsheets then watch our series of videos below.
We've also produced an Insider's Guide to Days Out in East Lothian designed to help your clients experience the very best of the county. The guide includes unique experiences you could book for your clients at our attractions, as well as some of our own insider tips to the hidden gems they could uncover nearby.
Food and Drink Experiences Itinerary
Renowned as the 'Garden of Scotland', East Lothian has a thriving food and drink sector with a rich heritage and reputation for delivering high quality produce.
This itinerary will help you plan a foodie lovers trip that will delight your clients' taste buds as they enjoy the taste of Scotland's Food & Drink County in our cafes, bars, restaurants and shops.
Clients can enjoy everything from whisky, gin, beer, cider, fruit liqueurs and much, much more! With over 40 miles of stunning coastline, it's no surprise the county boasts freshly caught fish and seafood!
History and Heritage Itinerary
East Lothian is steeped in history and heritage all across the county that the past is everywhere you look!
This itinerary suggests experiences your history-loving clients will never forget. Discover ancient and industrial sites, castles and historic battlegrounds, or stop off at one of our breathtaking historic churches. The wealth of accessible heritage attractions will keep history enthusiasts entertained.
itinerary builder 1-5 days
Throughout East Lothian there are key attractions along our coastline and through our towns and villages, providing starting points for a day or more's activity.
Our itinerary builder is designed to draw out highlights to appeal to a mix of customer interests and to explore and experience more in the locality with minimal mileage and maximum relaxation.
Intriguing landmarks, historic sites, activities, walks and quality food & drink - there's multiple options and clients will be spoiled for choice.
Distances are short between these places and it is easy to combine locations for preferred activities, visits and food stops.
nature and wildlife itinerary
East Lothian, with its varied landscape, is a fantastic place to enjoy wildlife all through the year and is well known for its marine and birdlife, including the largest northern gannet popular on the Bass Rock.
From inspiring nature visitor attractions, woodland, and nature reserves, to bookable experiences offering boat trips and wildlife tours, there's so much on offer for animal and wildlife lovers!
outdoor and active itinerary
East Lothian's dramatic coastline, expansive beaches, rolling hills and green landscapes can offer clients a wealth of opportunities to enjoy our great outdoors!
From surfing, wakeboarding, and paddleboarding to staying on dry land for a cycle or walk in our beautiful countryside, this itinerary showcases a range of activities to help your clients plan their ideal active trip.
outlander, culture and film
East Lothian's stunning scenery has provided the backdrop and setting for an increasing number of films and serial dramas.
This itinerary blends historical facts with filmed fiction developed around our heritage stories including our wonderful castles and landmarks, stunning beaches, and beautiful towns and villages.
Follow in the footsteps of Mary Queen of Scots, Outlander and John Muir, the famous naturalist born in Dunbar.
touring itinerary 1-3 days
Our touring itinerary is ideal for groups and also independent travellers, and we have come up with suggested options for a one to three-day tour of Edinburgh's Coast and Countryside.
With its rich history and ancient castles, famous Scots and industrial past, there are plenty of themes to be followed in glorious East Lothian.
unique experiences itinerary
With clients looking to add something more to their tours, East Lothian is no ordinary day!
This itinerary includes some great ideas to help build a once-in-a-lifetime experience your clients are sure to enjoy.
There are options for developing a luxury proposal to include exclusive accommodation, tailored activities, and tours with a difference, or even learn a new skill!