Timberbush Tours

  • Edinburgh City

    Edinburgh City

  • Edinburgh Castle

    Edinburgh Castle

  • Holyrood Palace

    Holyrood Palace


Tour Includes:

  • 60 mins panoramic tour of Edinburgh
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Holyrood Palace
  • Return to port

Tour Details

Departs (Selected dates only)
From Selected Ports (see FAQs for more information)
When April to October
Leaves 09.30
(please arrive 15mins prior to departure time)
Duration 7hrs 30
Returns 17.00
Type 1 day shore excursion



The Driver-Guide for your Edinburgh shore excursion will meet you at the port (see port listing below). We kindly ask all passengers to ensure they are 15 minutes early.

No, optional extras are not included in the tour price.

The price of your shore excursion includes the services of a friendly, knowledgeable and experienced Driver-Guide, and transportation on one of our luxury coaches.

All optional extras – attraction entrance fees and meals – are not included in the price of your tour and are payable on the day of travel. This is to allow our guests the freedom to choose which optional extras they would like to take part in on the day.

Optional extras for your tour are as follows:

  • Edinburgh Castle: £17.00 adult, £13.60 senior, £10.20 children
  • Holyrood Palace: TBC

This price is valid from April 2019.

No, you don't need to worry about pre-booking any of the optional extras.

We also offer Fast-Track tickets for attractions, allowing you to skip the queue. These tickets are only available when booked and paid for in advance. Please contact our friendly Reservations Team for more information.

Please note that many visitor attractions may not accept card payments, so please ensure you have cash with you on the day. If you have any questions about this please contact our Reservations Team on +44 (0)131 226 6066 - open 7am-10pm daily.

Yes, all of our tours are in English.

Your trip to Edinburgh will be taken by an experienced, knowledgeable and friendly English-speaking Driver-Guide.

As we like to give you as much time off the coach as possible with the opportunity for walks, we recommend you bring warm and/or waterproof clothing, wear comfortable walking shoes and take sun-block or a hat for sunny days.

We welcome children over 5 years old on our tours, and children aged between 5-16yrs are eligible for the concessionary rate.

We regret we are not able to carry children under the age of 5 on any of our Edinburgh shore excursions.

We always ensure passengers return back to their port on time, however in the rare case we can't make it, we will transfer you to your next port of call.


Shore Excursion: Edinburgh Shore Excursion: City Centre Tour

Our one-day Edinburgh shore excursion travels through the ancient capital city of Scotland. Spend time exploring Holyrood Palace - home to Mary, Queen of Scots, learn all about the secrets of the Royal Mile, visit the historic Edinburgh Castle and enjoy a panoramic tour of Edinburgh City Centre.

Upon leaving the port, you will enjoy a panoramic tour of Edinburgh City Centre; see the city, the Old Town streets and enjoy magnificent views across the city from Arthurs Seat (Mon-Sat only).

Your Edinburgh Shore Excursion will then travel to the Royal Mile to visit historic Edinburgh Castle*, Scotland’s most iconic castle and named the UK’s best heritage attraction in 2014. Spend time touring the castle, learn all about its history and even see the famous Stone of Destiny; the traditional crowning seat of the ancient Scottish monarchs.


  • The Tour guide, David and the driver, James, were fantastic. We had an enjoyable time and wished we had more to enjoy this lovely city. Definitely recommend.

    Wing L- Travelled June 2019

  • Very knowledgeable, informative and organized. They were very helpful if you have any questions. Also very accommodating to the passengers. I would definitely recommend this tour.

    - P2445HEanonymous, travelled May 2019


After a tour of the Castle, enjoy free time for refreshments and explore Castlehill, the city’s oldest street, and discover one of the many atmospheric ‘closes’ or alleys running off the back-bone of the Royal Mile, and attractions such as St Giles Cathedral.

You will then have time to visit the Palace of Holyroodhouse*, the official residence of the British Royal Family in Scotland. This baroque palace is full of history and is perhaps best known as the home of Mary, Queen of Scots, and was the setting for many dramatic episodes during her short and turbulent reign. 

After Holyroodhouse, you will then journey through the city's New Town; explore the cobbled streets and fantastic architecture before returning to your port, where your Edinburgh shore excursion concludes.

*Optional Extra

2020 - Ports and additional dates to be confirmed.

Date Port Ship Name
9th   Norwegian Star
13th   Regal Princess
18th   Regal Princess
22nd   Norwegian Star
25th   Regal Princess
1st   Norwegian Jade
3rd   Norwegian Star
6th   Regal Princess
18th   Regal Princess
30th   Regal Princess
6th   Nautica
12th   Regal Princess
18th   Brilliance of the Seas
24th   Regal Princess
29th   Norwegian Star
30th   Marina
5th   Regal Princess
12th   Norwegian Star
17th   Regal Princess
26th   Norwegian Star
29th   Regal Princess
6th   Norwegian Star
10th   Regal Princess
16th   Sirena
18th   Norwegian Star
22nd   Regal Princess
4th   Regal Princess