The cost for this tour is $ 620 or £395 for up to 6 people ( does not include entry costs)
The Palace of Holyroodhouse
The Palace of Holyroodhouse, located at the bottom of the Royal Mile, is also known as Holyrood Palace and is the Queen and Royal Family’s official residence in Scotland. The building itself is an architectural gem with impressive Baroque décor. Mary, Queen of Scots lived here between 1561 and 1567. It wasn’t until a century later, from 1671 to 1678, that the Baroque palace was built as it stands today and is one of the most beautiful palaces in Scotland. During your visit to Holyrood Palace, you’ll be able to explore the impressive rooms used for various ceremonies and the royal apartments, beautifully decorated with tapestries, portraits of the Royal Family and antiques. The Queen’s Bedchamber, which is still in use, is magnificent. One of the most important highlights of the Palace is the Great Gallery. It is the largest room in the Palace and is decorated with 96 paintings of the Royal House.
The palace can only be visited if the Queen is not in residence at Holyrood. It is not only impressive from the outside but holds intriguing stories of love, murder and jealousy: as well as innumerable Royal secrets. Your visit to the Palace is self-guided.
The Royal Yacht Britannia
Britannia was the first Royal Yacht to be built with complete ocean-going capacity and designed as a Royal residence to entertain guests around the world and has hosted 4 honeymoons. When she was decommissioned in 1997, it marked the end of a long tradition of British Royal Yachts, dating back to 1660 and the reign of Charles II. From the elegant State Apartments to the gleaming Engine Room, see where Prince William and Prince Harry spent their summer holidays and discover where kings and queens, world leaders and celebrities were wined and dined; from Frank Sinatra and Liz Taylor to Nelson Mandela and Sir Winston Churchill. The yacht is self-guided.
The Royal Botanic Garden
The Royal Botanic Garden offers visitors peace and tranquillity amongst 72 acres of stunning scenery and is one of the finest botanic gardens in the world. A pleasure for all the family, the Garden offers fantastic views of the capital’s skyline, featuring Edinburgh Castle, and is located just a mile from the city centre. Visitors can discover its fascinating history, which dates back 300 years, learn about its plantings and walk around acres of beautiful landscape.
Visit the Glasshouse, starting at the Victorian Temperate Palm House dating back to 1858 and one of the tallest traditional palm houses ever built. The Garden’s 10 magnificent Glasshouses each has a different climatic zone, from steamy tropics to arid desert, and are home to 3,000 exotic plants from around the world including a 200-year-old palm tree. Enjoy the Chinese Hillside, the famous Rock Garden or the Giant Redwood trees
Royal Edinburgh Tour Details
|Price||$ 620 or £395 for up to 6 people|
|Departure||We collect you from your accommodation (Edinburgh, Glasgow, Central Belt) or cruise terminal|
|Duration||6 – 7 hours|
|Inclusive Features||Comfortable Transport
|Optional Extras||Entry fees|