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  1. United Kingdom
  2. Scotland
  3. Edinburgh
  4. Royal Mile

Edinburgh City Full-Day Shore Excursion

Product ID: 53289
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Enjoy an 8-hour shore excursion of the ancient city of Edinburgh, and visit historic Edinburgh Castle. Learn all the secrets of the Royal Mile, visit the majestic Holyrood Palace, discover the opulence of the Royal Yacht Britannia, and much more.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Visit Edinburgh Castle, named the UK's top heritage attraction
  • Marvel at the baroque architecture of Holyrood Palace
  • Jump aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Amble along Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile
  • Enjoy some free time to explore Castlehills
  • See some of the famous "wynds" (alleys) off the Royal Mile
Full description
Discover the sights of Edinburgh on a full-day shore excursion, departing from Edinburgh.

Take a round-trip tour of the city center, and continue onto the Royal Mile to visit historic Edinburgh Castle, named the UK’s best heritage attraction in 2014. Learn all about its history, and see the famous Stone of Destiny; the traditional crowning seat of the ancient Scottish monarchs.

Then, enjoy some free time for refreshments and to explore Castlehill, the city’s oldest street. Discover one of the many atmospheric “closes” or alleys running off the back-bone of the Royal Mile. See attractions such as St. Giles Cathedral and the Scottish Parliament building.

Next, visit the Palace of Holyrood House, the official Scottish residence of the Royal Family. Learn the history of the baroque palace, best known as the home of Mary Queen of Scots. Go to Duddingston Loch in Holyrood Park, before visiting the medieval port of Leith to tour the Royal Yacht Britannia.

Experience what life was like on board for the Royal Family and their guests, before your return transfer to your port of departure.

Dates and Ship Names:
  • May 10 - Crown Princess
  • May 22 - Crown Princess
  • June 3 - Crown Princess
  • June 10 - Norwegian Pearl
  • July 9 - Crown Princess
  • July 20 - Brilliance of the Seas
  • July 21 - Crown Princess
  • August 2 - Crown Princess
  • August 14 - Crown Princess
  • August 15 - Pacific Princess
  • August 23 - Pacific Princess
  • August 26 - Crown Princess
  • September 7 - Crown Princess
  • September 18 - Norwegian Spirit
  • September 19 - Crown Princess
  • Driver/guide
  • Transportation by luxury Mercedes Benz coach
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance to attractions
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years

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Meeting point

South Queensferry Port Car Park

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Unfortunately this tour cannot accommodate children under 5 years old
• Translations can be provided on request
• South Queensferry departures: 10th May, 17th May, 22nd May, 3rd June, 15th June, 23rd June, 27th June, 9th July, 21st July, 29th July, 30th July, 2nd August, 14th August, 26th August, 7th September
• Leith Departures: 1st August, 17th September
• Rosyth Departures: 11th June, 7th August, 16th August, 23rd August
Customer reviews
Overall rating
5.0 / 5
based on 2 reviews
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Value for money

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Timberbush Tours

Product ID: 53289