Edinburgh 2 hour hop-on guided tour + Palace of Holyroodhouse (entrance included)
The beautiful, historic capital of Scotland is an exciting place to visit at any time of year. Edinburgh offers superb sightseeing opportunities, historic buildings, galleries and museums as well as shops, restaurants and bars galore!
The Palace of Holyroodhouse is Her Majesty The Queen’s official residence in Scotland. Standing at the end of Edinburgh’s historic Royal Mile, this fine palace is the home of Scottish royal history. Visitors can explore 14 magnificent historic and State Apartments, the romantic ruins of the 12th-century Holyrood Abbey and remarkable royal gardens, all with a complimentary audio tour. Best known as the home of Mary, Queen of Scots,the Palace was the setting for many dramatic episodes in her short reign. Today, the State Apartments are used regularly by The Queen for State ceremonies and official entertaining. The Queen’s Gallery also hosts a programme of changing exhibitions from the Royal Collection.
Edinburgh Castle (entrance included) & Royal Yacht Britannia (entrance included)
Edinburgh Castle is a world famous Scottish icon and part of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site. It was recently voted top UK Heritage Attraction in the British Travel Awards and is Scotland’s number one paid-for tourist attraction. This most famous of Scottish castles has a complex building history. The oldest part, St Margaret's Chapel, dates from the 12th century; the Great Hall was erected by James IV around 1510; the Half Moon Battery by the Regent Morton in the late 16th century; and the Scottish National War Memorial after the First World War. The castle houses the Honours (Crown Jewels) of Scotland, the Stone of Destiny, the famous 15th century gun Mons Meg, the One O' Clock Gun and the National War Museum of Scotland.
On board Scotland’s most popular visitor attraction you will discover what life was like on board Her Majesty’s floating Royal residence and follow in the footsteps of world leaders such as Sir Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela and Rajiv Gandhi