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The Edinburgh Shore Excursion - 1 day tour

Tour Summary

The Edinburgh Shore Excursion
One day tour

On this fascinating Edinburgh shore excursion, you can visit the historic Palace of Holyroodhouse and tour imposing Edinburgh Castle. Later a panoramic tour will include the Georgian New Town and medieval Royal Mile, followed by free time for shopping or further exploration.

Palace of Holyroodhouse - discover HM The King’s official residence in Scotland

Royal Mile - explore the historic backbone of the medieval old town

Edinburgh Castle - during your visit, enjoy the dramatic views of the city and see the spectacular Scottish Crown Jewels

Grassmarket - learn the gruesome tale of the many public executions that took place here

New Town - marvel at the grand Georgian architecture, magnificent squares and sweeping crescents

Scotch Whisky - sample a wee dram in one of Edinburgh's historic bars 

Movie locations - Trainspotting, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and One Day

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Frequently Asked Questions


  • Transport by luxury air-conditioned mini/midicoach
  • Live commentary in English.
  • Services of an experienced driver/guide
  • Service charges and taxes


  • Admission charges 
  • Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
  • Gratuity to your driver/guide

Departure information

From Hawes Pier
South Queensferry
Edinburgh EH30 9TB

Check-in: 09:15 hrs
Tour Departs: 09:30 hrs
Tour Returns: 17:00 hrs

Child details

There is no child discount available on this tour.

We’re really sorry but children aged under 4 years cannot travel on this tour. 

Price Notes

Book Assured
Book by paying a 20% deposit. Make date changes or get a full refund with 48 hours notice before travel. Click here for more information.

Admission Prices
In order to give you maximum flexibility admission fees are not included in the cost of this tour. 

Please see the FAQ section for more information on this tour.

Tour Duration
This shore excursion has been designed to complement the cruise itinerary of ships calling at Edinburgh in 2023.

The joining instructions including the tour departure and return times will be shown on your tour voucher.  

Product code
TB 02884

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