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  • Edinburgh: The Royal Yacht Britannia Ticket

    1. Edinburgh: The Royal Yacht Britannia Ticket

    During her 40 years of service, The Royal Yacht Britannia sailed a million miles on a thousand official visits for the British Royal Family. Book your ticket to tour this top British attraction. Now berthed in Edinburgh’s historic port of Leith, Britannia is a fascinating 5-star visitor attraction. A free handset tour (available in 30 languages) takes visitors round 5 decks at a leisurely pace and provides a rare glimpse into the public and private lives of the British Royal Family. Highlights of the tour include the fabulous State Apartments and Royal Bedrooms, the relaxing Sun Lounge, life below decks in the Sick Bay and Laundry and the gleaming Engine Room. Enjoy stunning waterfront views and waiter service in the Royal Deck Tea Room, with a menu of delicious cakes, scones, soups, and sandwiches made on board in the original Royal Galley. The majority of items on view are original...

    Great two hours exploring this fantastic yacht’s history. The headset information was enlightening and super clear. We had a great lunch in the restaurant enhanced by the the waiters and waitresses. A must to do if you visit Edinburgh.

  • Edinburgh: Royal Attractions with Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tours

    2. Edinburgh: Royal Attractions with Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tours

    Experience stunning city views and natural vistas with this 48-hour Royal Edinburgh Ticket, and learn Edinburgh's history and culture as your tour. Easy to use, the all-inclusive ticket is fantastic value if you want to go to Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, and the Royal Yacht Britannia. The ticket also includes 48-hour unlimited travel on three of Edinburgh's hop-on-hop-off bus tours; Edinburgh City Sightseeing, Edinburgh Tour and Majestic Tour. Use the bus to reach the attractions, leaving the city behind and heading to the coast at Newhaven through Edinburgh’s New Town. With stops for the Royal Botanic Garden and Royal Yacht Britannia, it couldn’t be simpler. As the bus returns to the city center, you can jump off at the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Canongate section of the Royal Mile to walk up to Edinburgh Castle. A multi-language audio commentary in English, G...

    Great value for money to use 3 bus services and for 48 hours it was great value. The attractions were all very good , bought separately this has saved us about £50 and we used the bus all day on both days to go to different areas of the city and not just the attractions

  • Edinburgh: Full-Day City Center Shore Excursion

    3. Edinburgh: Full-Day City Center Shore Excursion

    Discover the sights of Edinburgh on a full-day shore excursion, departing from Edinburgh. Take a round-trip tour of the city center, and continue onto the Royal Mile to visit historic Edinburgh Castle, named the UK’s best heritage attraction in 2014. Learn all about its history, and see the famous Stone of Destiny; the traditional crowning seat of the ancient Scottish monarchs. Then, enjoy some free time for refreshments and to explore Castlehill, the city’s oldest street. Discover one of the many atmospheric “closes” or alleys running off the back-bone of the Royal Mile. See attractions such as St. Giles Cathedral and the Scottish Parliament building. Next, visit the Palace of Holyrood House, the official Scottish residence of the Royal Family. Learn the history of the baroque palace, best known as the home of Mary Queen of Scots. Finally, visit Duddingston Loch in Holyrood Park.

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What people are saying about Leith

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 16 reviews

So interesting. Lots to see. Very enjoyable. It was a pleasure to visit it and all the history that goes with it. Audio machines excellent informing you every step of the way. Yea room served scrumptious cakes.

Brought this a a gift for the wife’s birthday whilst up in Edinburgh. Great day , very informative, wasn’t too packed. Had afternoon tea on board to finish off the visit Staff were great as well

Really enjoyed our visit to the Royal Yacht amazing to walk around and see the rooms that the Royal family used during there stay aboard and how the crew worked also.

Great tour lots to see and really good hand held commentary so you can go at your own pace. Staff were very friendly and helpful.

Worth a visit ! Tea room sandwiches absolutely lovely and the cocktail sooo nice