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Shore Excursion: 1 day Edinburgh City Tour

From £55 per adult

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May — October

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Our one-day Edinburgh shore excursion travels through the ancient capital city of Scotland. Spend time exploring Holyrood Palace, 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.

*Optional Extra

COVID-19 information

In recognition that this business has confirmed that they have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.

This business has confirmed that they have implemented, and will ensure ongoing compliance with, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travels protocols. The Safe Travels stamp is based on self-assessment and it is not a certification.

Contact details

Timberbush Tours Ltd
555 Castlehill
Royal Mile
Edinburgh
Edinburgh
United Kingdom
EH1 2ND
Starting
Leith Newhaven Rosyth South Queensferry
Length
1
Day
Transport
Coach Driver guide Small coach
Type
Large Group (31+) Medium Group (17-30) Small Group (1-16)
Languages
English
Themes
Adventure History

Tour prices

From

  • £55 Per Adult
  • £55 Per child
  • £55 Concession
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Prices are subject to change depending on season

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Tour company information

Timberbush Tours Ltd

With over 20 years’ experience, we are one of Scotland’s longest running tour operators who offer a wide range of 1, 2 & 3 day tours of the Scottish Highlands and Islands, running daily from our Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness. We will take you on a journey of discovery around Scotland’s best tourist attractions and historical sites as well as off-the-beaten-track beauty spots. We love nothing more than showing our adventurers around our beloved Scotland, taking in sights such as Skye, Loch Ness, Stirling Castle, Glencoe, the Harry Potter Train and many others.

Opening times

Daily: 07:30 - 21:00

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