About Gray Line

Gray Line (Scotland) is part of the international coach company Gray Line. In March 1910, a young restaurateur by the name of Louis Bush refurbished an old Mack truck chassis, painted it blue and gray (that’s grey to anyone from the UK!) and began offering sightseeing tours around the city of Washington, D.C. Little did he know, his earnest endeavors helped establish the world’s leading sightseeing tour company, known today as Gray Line.

By 1926, Gray Line had expanded to other booming cities including New York, Chicago, Detroit, New Orleans, Los Angeles, San Francisco, as well as internationally to Toronto and Havana. With peacetime following World War II, Harry J. Dooley, a former Gray Line employee, acquired the company and helped re-establish Gray Line Chicago. Dooley soon became president of Gray Line and is today considered the father of the sightseeing industry.

With the advent of jet travel and increased gateways in the late 40’s and early 50’s, Dooley expanded Gray Line’s market throughout the United States and established Gray Line companies in Canada, Mexico, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. The sudden popularity growth in motorcoach sightseeing helped position Gray Line as the leader in the sightseeing industry for decades to follow.

Gray Line features over 200 sightseeing coach tours in more than 150 locations throughout the World. So whether you want to Climb the Eiffel Tower, visit Alcatraz, Mexican Pyramids, Stonehenge, The Golden Gates, Capitol Hill, Sydney Opera House, The Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg or join the best Open Top Tour in the World in The Big Apple, Gray Line will look after you. South America and Asia (China in particular) are now part of the Gray Line family as well.

Day Tours, private tours and private charters are available in our coaches from 29, 33, 37 & 48 seats. We specialise in coach tours of Scotland, in particular the Scottish Highlands, Glasgow and Edinburgh, Loch Ness and Loch Lomond and St. Andrews. On all our Scottish coach tours we pick up from most hotels / guest houses in Edinburgh city centre. We take you to places off the usual tourist trails to whisky distilleries and Scottish Castles. Gray Line coach tours will leave you with some special memories of Scotland!