Accommodation needed for this tour
We highly recommend letting us sort the accommodation for you for an extra cost. But you are more than welcome to book your own accommodation if you wish.
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.
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.
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60 mins panoramic tour of Edinburgh
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:
Prices valid from May 2021
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.
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.