Day 1 -Arrival in Edinburgh - Guided Tour of Edinburgh and Edinburgh Castle Half day guided sight seeing / familiarisation trip of Edinburgh city centre. The tour will take you past all the famous sights around the city described as “The Athens of the North”, and will include the 200 year old New Town and the medieval Old Town. You will learn how Edinburgh’s past has shaped the City you see today. We also visit Edinburgh Castle, the home of the Scottish Crown Jewels. Dinner and overnight in Edinburgh.
Day 2 – Royal Yacht Britannia, Ocean Village and the Royal Botanic Gardens This morning following breakfast we take a short journey to Leith to visit The Royal Yacht Britannia. This magnificent ship has played host to some of the most famous people in the world. But, above all, she was home to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family. Now in Edinburgh you have an opportunity to go on board to discover the heart and soul of this most special of royal residences. Some free time at Ocean Village Shopping experience and then we then continue on to the Royal Botanic Gardens. These gardens of over 70 acres are well renowned for horticultural excellence and capture the imagination of everyone who visits. Dinner and Overnight Edinburgh.
Day 3 – Free time on Edinburgh Now more familiar with the city you are free following breakfast to explore at your own pace. You can visit the elegant shops, an array of restaurants and traditional pubs, stop for afternoon tea, or take advantage of the many museums and galleries which have free entry. How about Climbing a volcano? Edinburgh's Arthur's Seat last erupted 350 million years ago shaping Edinburgh's famous landscape. It has been extinct for many years, but it still provides the hottest views! Why not take a stroll up with your picnic and your camera? You could visit the new Scotch Whisky Experience for a sensational journey! Take a swirling, bubbling barrel ride through a replica distillery as you become part of the whisky making process or you could climb the 287 steps to the top of the Scott Monument on Princess Street. For something different there is the Real Mary’s King Close where you can take a guided tour beneath the City Chambers. Here under the Royal Mile lies Edinburgh’s deepest secret a warren of hidden streets where real people lived, worked and died between the 17th and the 19th centuries. Tonight you are free to make your own arrangements for dinner. Our last overnight in Edinburgh.
Day 4 Following breakfast we depart Edinburgh.