Go Scotland Tours will be offering an exclusive small group tour for cruise ship passengers arriving to South Queensferry and Newhaven in Edinburgh. This is a fully guided tour of Edinburgh with a Qualified Blue Badge Guide. Visit the mysterious Ross
Go Scotland Tours will be offering an exclusive small group tour for cruise ship passengersarriving to South Queensferry and Newhaven in Edinburgh. This is a fully guided tour of Edinburgh with a Qualified Blue Badge Guide. Visit the mysterious Rosslyn Chapel, then enjoy a panoramic tour of Edinburgh's Old and New towns, a private walking tour of Edinburgh Castle followed by an optional walking tour of historic Edinburgh.
When arriving off the tender look for your Edinburgh Tourist Guide holding a Go Scotland Tours sign. Take a moment to taken the amazing engineering of the Forth Bridges, including the rail bridge which is a UNESCO sight. From Queensferry we take a 45min drive outside the city to Rosslyn Chapel. This is an amazing piece of stone architecture from the Renaissance times that is full of mystery, myth and Templar Knights stories. It has become most famous for being included in the Dan Brown novel, the Da Vinci Code.
After we visit Rosslyn Chapel and hear the history talk we will make our way into Edinburgh. We then take a drive through Edinburgh's Royal Park, Holyrood Park. Here you can see views from the city's tallest hill, Arthur's Seat (*Please note this is not guaranteed as the High Road is sometimes closed). If time permits we will make a short photo stop at Holyrood Palace (*note this is not an interior visit). This was home to Mary Queen of Scotswho lead quite a dramatic life. The current Royal Family stay here whenever in town and the Queen holds her garden party here every summer.
Then we make our way up the historic Royal Mile to Edinburgh Castle. Here you will enjoy a personal guided walking tour of the castle. Hear the stories of how the castle has been built throughout the centuries. From the esplanade we head up through original iron (yett) gate to see the one o'clock gun. Then up St Margaret's Chapel and the famous medieval cannon called Mons Megg. Ending in the Crown Square where you will have free time to check out the Crown Jewels and Stone of Destiny.
In the afternoon you will have the option to continue your walking tour through some of Edinburgh's famous closes. We will then explore Greyfriar's Kirkyard, a fascinating Victorian Cemetery with many stories like the famous Hero Dog Bobby, the Poltergeist Mackenzie and many connections to Harry Potter. Alternatively you can skip the walking tour for more time to shop on the Royal Mile.
Before heading back to the ship we will take a short tour through the New Town. A panoramic tour through the Georgian streets built up during the Scottish Enlightenment.
Join us on an Exclusive Small Group Tour from Queensferry!
Day by Day Itinerary:
08.45am board minibus
9.45-10.45am Rosslyn Chapel
10.45-12.00pm Panoramic Tour; Arthur’s Seat, Holyrood, Royal Mile
12.00-1.00pm Edinburgh Castle
1.00-2pm free time
2-3.30pm Royal Mile Walking Tour
3.30-4pm New Town panoramic Tour
5pm latest return to the port
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