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Shore Excursion: 1 day Edinburgh City Tour

From £48 per adult

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May — October

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

2020 - Ports

May

9th Norwegian Star

13th Regal Princess

18th Regal Princess

22nd Norwegian Star

25th Regal Princess   

June  

1st Norwegian Jade

3rd Norwegian Star

6th Regal Princess

18th Regal Princess

30th Regal Princess   

July  

6th Nautica

12th Regal Princess

18th Brilliance of the Seas

24th Regal Princess

29th Norwegian Star

30th Marina   

August  

5th Regal Princess

12th Norwegian Star

17th Regal Princess

26th Norwegian Star

29th Regal Princess   

September  

6th Norwegian Star

10th Regal Princess

16th Sirena

18th Norwegian Star

22nd Regal Princess   

October  

4th Regal Princess

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

  • £48 Per Adult
  • £48 Per child
  • £48 Concession

Attractions

Tour company information

Timberbush Tours Ltd

With 22 years’ experience, we are one of Scotland’s longest running tour operators who offer a wide range of 1, 2, 3 & 5 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 guests around our beloved Scotland, taking in sights such as Skye, Loch Ness, Stirling Castle, Glencoe, Rosslyn Chapel and many others.

Opening times

Daily: 07:00 - 22:00

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