Easy Edinburgh & National Museum

4.5 hours | Edinburgh (South Queensferry) | S Q 1 - 2 9 0
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Points of Interest

  • Royal Mile & Edinburgh Castle
  • Princes Street
  • Holyrood Palace
Easy activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Board your motorcoach and begin a scenic drive to the city center of enchanting Edinburgh. Alive with culture and history, the capital of Scotland is a thriving city and UNESCO World Heritage Site. As you drive through the charming streets, marvel at the juxtaposition of medieval architecture with modern buildings and delight in the lively culture and classic beauty that is on display around every corner.

On arrival in Edinburgh, visit the National Museum of Scotland on Chambers Street. Entering via the Grand Gallery, allow your tour guide to orient you to all that can be seen within the museum. Feel free to explore the rooms independently or remain with your tour guide who will lead you to 2-3 of the most popular exhibits.

The true heart of the city is medieval Old Town and your tour crosses the Royal Mile, one of the oldest streets in Edinburgh. The Royal Mile connects Edinburgh Castle with the Palace of Holyrood, the official residence of the Queen when in Scotland. This one-mile stretch takes you past a plethora of monuments, landmarks and statues with legendary distinction, such as Canongate, Lawnmarket, the statues of King Charles II and Sir Walter Scott and the stately Parliament Building.

Dominating the top of the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle has loomed from its rocky perch for over a millennium. Your tour takes you passed this royal landmark where the Crown Jewels of Scotland are housed.

Catch a glimpse of the splendid St. Giles Cathedral with its magnificent stained glass windows designed in both contemporary and traditional styles. Built during the Gothic-period, the cathedral's most striking design feature is its crowning spires.

Drive around Holyrood Park (subject to road closures), a green oasis of lakes and ponds, and then continue to Arthur's Seat for vistas of the city and the Firth of Forth. This photographic vantage point offers superb views of the city and Edinburgh castle.

New Town, home to elegant Georgian buildings and Princes Street, is Edinburgh's main shopping district.

At the conclusion of your tour, the motorcoach returns to the ship. If time permits and you would like to remain in Edinburgh for independent sightseeing and shopping, you are then responsible for your own transportation to the ship.

For tours that offer more in-depth exploration with actual visits to one or more sites, see the other options in this port.

Special Notes:

Please note that this excursion does not visit The National Gallery or Royal Yacht Britannia.
Holyrood Park is closed every Sunday and may also be subject to road closures.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for a narrated city drive of Edinburgh's New & Old Towns

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
00:45
Time at site:
01:45
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No

Visit the National Museum before returning to the ship

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
01:30
Time at site:
01:00
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
200
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
No