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Classic Edinburgh

  • Forth Boat Tours, Edinburgh, Scotland - Forth Belle

    Forth Boat Tours, Edinburgh, Scotland - Forth Belle
  • Edinburgh castle and skyline ©Edinburgh Inspiring Capital

    Edinburgh Castle and Skyline
  • Edinburgh Castle entrance, Edinburgh, Scotland

    Edinburgh Castle entrance, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Bell on The Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh, Scotland © Helen Pugh

    Bell on The Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh, Scotland © Helen Pugh
  • Royal Edinburgh © Mercat tours

    Royal Edinburgh © Mercat tours
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse stands at the end of Edinburgh's Royal Mile ©VisitScoltand, Kenny Lam

5 day tour
From £329 per person - minimum 20 passengers

Edinburgh, Scotland’s resplendent capital, has all the ingredients to make a memorable short break. This Greatdays ‘Classic’ tour includes a guided walking tour and visits to Edinburgh Castle, The Royal Yacht Britannia and the National Museum of Scotland. We also take a Forth Boat Cruise. Please ask for 2 or 3 night stay prices.

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Dates throughout 2023

Suggested itinerary by coach

Day 1

Travel to your hotel

Day 2

City centre walking tour, Edinburgh Castle and National Museum of Scotland

We start the day with a private walking tour that includes the Royal Mile and ends at Edinburgh Castle. While in the Castle don’t miss the Crown Jewels, Stone of Destiny, the ancient dungeons and the shooting of the ‘One o’clock Gun’, a tradition dating back to 1861. The superb National Museum of Scotland celebrates the nation’s culture, history and people and offers a wonderful 360° view of Edinburgh from the roof garden.

Day 3

The Royal Yacht Britannia and Forth Boat Cruise

We then travel to the port of Leith to visit The Royal Yacht Britannia. An audio tour leads you through the five decks, giving a fascinating insight into the lives of the Royal Family. In the afternoon we set sail on a Forth Boat cruise*. No visit to Scotland is complete without a tour of this world-famous UNESCO World Heritage site with the iconic Three Bridges and Inchcolm Island. The Forth of Firth is simply overflowing with myths, turbulent history and fascinating marine wildlife, so sit back and enjoy the stunning scenery with an on-board commentary. There is a café-bar serving a selection of hot and cold drinks and light snacks.

Day 4

Old Town and retail therapy along Princes Street

Today is free for you to explore the Old Town or perhaps head for William Street at the west end of Princes Street, a picturesque haven of individual boutiques and unique gift shops.

Day 5

Return home

Suggested Hotels – Inspected by Greatdays staff

Ibis Edinburgh South Bridge ***

Located off the Royal Mile with a restaurant/bar and lifts to all floors. Shops bars and restaurants are in the immediate vicinity.

Holiday Inn Edinburgh ****

Just four miles from the city, this large modern hotel offers restaurants, bar and a leisure club with pool. Lift and ample coach parking.

Courtyard by Marriott Edinburgh ****

The hotel is located in a prime location in the heart of Edinburgh at the foothills of Calton Hill and just a 5 minute walk from Waverley Station and Princess Street. Guests can enjoy their meal on the on-site restaurant serving a wide range of local and international dishes. Other hotel amenities include 24h reception, fitness centre, bar, air conditioning, mini-market on site and facilities for disabled guests. Each spacious and modern room is equipped with flat-screen TV, private bathroom, toiletries and work desk. The hotel provide also complimentary Wi-Fi, lift to all floors and coach parking at a charge.

Please note

Forth Boat Cruises available April – October.

Dates 5 days / 4 nights
2023 dates From £329.00 per person

Single room supplement available upon request.


All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with one free place for a coach driver or group organiser in a single room, both are based on a minimum 20 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include coach hire or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Pictures are for illustrative purposes only. Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at

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