Come discover the highlights of Edinburgh with your family. From the impressive Edinburgh Castle to the Royal Britannia, from the secrets of the highland games to the stories that have shaped Edinburgh, take the time to visit Scotland’s capital city in a fun and educational way.
DAY 1: EDINBURGH SIGHTSEEING TOUR
Meet your private chauffeur at the airport or train station and let them drive you safely to your hotel in Edinburgh. Lunch at leisure.
Meet your private guide and your chauffeur at your hotel and hop onboard the vehicle for a sightseeing tour you will never forget. Discover the major attractions and best kept secrets of the city, such as Edinburgh Castle, Holyroodhouse Palace, the Royal Mile, the Balmoral Clock, the Royal Britannia etc. Stops are programmed along the way.
DAY 2: THE ROYAL BRITANNIA & EDINBURGH WALKING TOUR
Your before-opening-hours VIP experience starts by meeting your family-friendly guide at the royal entrance of The Royal Britannia, which is now permanently docked in Leith (Edinburgh’s harbor). During the tour, you will visit the engine room and the crew quarters before making your way up to the royal deck and the captain’s quarters. Let your guide tell you all about life on board this ship when Her Majesty was using it for her travels. Lunch at leisure
After lunch, meet your private, fully-licensed guide and let them take you from the top of Royal Mile (in front of Edinburgh Castle), to Charlotte Square in the new town, always going downhill. Along the way, you and your children will see some of the most iconic places of Edinburgh as well as some of its best kept secrets. It all starts at the top of the hill, where the so-called witches were once burned at the stake. You’ll make your way down the hill on the Royal Mile, and pass through narrow alleys (also called closes) to reach the Scottish National Gallery and Princes Street Gardens.
DAY 3: HIGHLAND GAMES & STORIES OF EDINBURGH
On a field located outside the city center (40min by car, transfer not included), meet your private instructor and learn about the history of the Highland Games and what they are all about. Soon enough, you will be tossing the caber and puttin’ the stane, among other activities. Lunch at leisure.
After lunch, meet your private, fully-licensed guide and listen to the many tales they will tell as you and your family pass by some noteworthy sites during this 2-hour walking tour. From the legend of Greyfriars Bobby, the dog that lived for many years next to the tomb of his beloved master to places related to Stevenson (Treasure Island and Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde), Arthur Conan Doyle (author of the beloved Sherlock Holmes books) and J.K Rowling (Harry Potter), everyone in your family will love this thrilling and exciting private tour.
DAY 4: EDINBURGH CASTLE & DEPARTURE
Meet your private, fully-licensed guide at the entrance of the Castle and follow them inside as its fascinating history unravels. Once inside (we provide skip-the-line tickets), let your guide tell you all about Edinburgh Castle and the historic events that have taken place here. Among the many curiosities you will see are the Crown Jewels, the Stone of Destiny (Stone of Scone), and much more! Lunch at leisure.
In the afternoon, your private chauffeur will pick you up at your hotel and drive you to the airport or the train station.
WHERE YOU WILL STAYOur price offer is based on a 4-star hotel called the Intercontinental Edinburgh the George, located in the heart of the city. The two connecting rooms (breakfast included) are each equipped with 1 king-size bed or 2 single beds, 1 bathroom and the necessary amenities. This hotel has been selected by Family Twist for its focus on family travel and excellent service.
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