Group Tour Operator and DMC for Scotland & Edinburgh
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.
Dates throughout 2023
Suggested itinerary by coach
Travel to your hotel
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.
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.
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.
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.
Forth Boat Cruises available April – October.
|Dates||5 days / 4 nights|
|2023 dates||From £329.00 per person|
Single room supplement available upon request.