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FULL DAY EDINBURGH TOUR

Please note: This tour is non-refundable the moment it is confirmed. No exceptions can be made. This is drastically different than the standard ShoreTrips cancellation policy but is required to get the best guides. If your ship does not make port, this tour will be non-refundable. Please take out travel insurance to cover this rare occurrence or any other cancellations that may be needed.
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FULL DAY EDINBURGH TOUR

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World festivals that draw millions a year and UNESCO World Heritage sites that timeline Scotland's history make Edinburgh an epicenter of the collision between the country's fascinating past and vibrant culture. This historic city is split between two distinct areas by the beautiful Princes Street Gardens. To the south is the old town which is famous for its medieval design and represents the perfect maze for any urban explorer. The highlight of this area is the Edinburgh Castle that consumes the city skyline and by no coincidence is the most visited spot in Edinburgh. Stories of Edinburgh's past will be unavoidable around every turn as you learn about everything from massive battles to lavish feasts. The main vein of the old town can be found in the west to east running Royal Mile that stretches from the aforementioned Edinburgh Castle to the Holyrood Palace. One of the most famous streets in the world, the Royal Mile is full of some of the best attractions in the area including the Scottish Storytelling Center, St. Giles' Cathedral, the Scottish Parliament and countless restaurants and shops.

North of Edinburgh and in the port of Leith you will visit the Royal Yacht Britannia. This former yacht of the British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, was decommissioned in 1997 and now stands as a scope into the lives of the royal family. While in service the yacht was run by an admiral, 20 officers and 220 yachtsmen with a Rolls-Royce on board for in-style land adventures. Receptions for the rich and famous, honeymoons and family holidays were just a few of the yacht's uses as it traveled over one million miles to become one of the most famous ships in the world.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Round trip transportation from cruise ship pier or hotel
  • Private vehicle with driver/guide
  • Princes Street Gardens
  • Old Town
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • The Royal Mile
  • Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Scottish Parliament Building
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Additional Languages Available
  • Spanish($)
  • *Possible upcharge at checkout for languages denoted with ($) symbol.

Days of Operation

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Tue - yes
Wed - yes
Thu - yes
Fri - yes
Sat - yes
Sun - yes

Departures (local time)

  • 8:00 AM (8 hrs)
  • 9:00 AM (8 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Guides can be difficult to reserve on a short notice. We recommend you book these programs as soon as possible.

Restrictions

• Groups over 6 passengers will tour in a 16 seat mini-bus.
• Entrance fees to the Edinburgh Castle (19 GBP) and Britannia (15 GBP) are not included in the price of the tour.
• Please note that the Palace of Holyroodhouse will be closed on June 28. You will still be able to see from the outside.
Please note: This tour is non-refundable the moment it is confirmed. No exceptions can be made. This is drastically different than the standard ShoreTrips cancellation policy but is required to get the best guides. If your ship does not make port, this tour will be non-refundable. Please take out travel insurance to cover this rare occurrence or any other cancellations that may be needed.