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Leith Shore Excursion - Best of Edinburgh


 



This 8 Hour Private Shore Excursion Includes:
  • Pick up from Port in Leith
  • Private English Speaking Licensed Guide
  • Round Trip Transportation in Private Vehicle
  • Included Interior Visits- Edinburgh Castle
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Tour Number:
SLEIT-01

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TOUR DESCRIPTION
 
Type: Antiquities, Culture, Scenic Drive, Walking
Length: 8 Hours
Walking: Medium (a lot of walking and some stairs)
Mobility: NO wheelchairs
Guide: Licensed Guide
Language: English

Leith Edinburgh Shore Excursion - This full day shore tour is great for those who wish to visit Edinburgh. You have a driving tour of the city followed by a visit to the intriguing Edinburgh Castle. There is free time to enjoy lunch in a local pub and explore the famous Royal Mile.

After meeting your private guide at the pier you enjoy a scenic driving tour of Edinburgh including the Georgian New Town. You delight in a photo stop on Calton Hill where you admire the splendid views of the city and it's historic Old Town.

Upon arrival in the Old Town you visit Edinburgh Castle, the most famous of Scottish castles. You will learn about its complex building history. The oldest part, St Margaret's Chapel, dates from the 12th century; the Great Hall was erected by James IV around 1510; the Half Moon Battery by the Regent Morton in the late 16th century; and the Scottish National War Memorial after the First World War. The castle houses the Crown Jewels of Scotland, the Stone of Destiny, the famous 15th century gun Mons Meg, the One O' Clock Gun and the National War Museum of Scotland. It is here that in the 11th Century, Queen Margaret, directed the defense of her adopted homeland two decades after the same Norman had slaughtered her brother and the nobles of Saxon England at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Margaret, who was known for her saintly deeds and devotion to Christ, died during the siege and her body was lowered down the walls to prevent its capture and desecration by the Normans.

Following the castle visit is free time for lunch in a local pub and then you can explore the Royal Mile or visit St. Giles Cathedral which is the historic City Church of Edinburgh. With its famed crown spire it stands on the Royal Mile between Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Also known as the High Kirk of Edinburgh, it is the Mother Church of Presbyterianism and contains the Chapel of the Order of the Thistle (Scotland's chivalric company of knights headed by the Queen).

Later this afternoon you return to the pier.

If you cannot find what you are looking for, our Leith - Edinburgh tours and Leith - Edinburgh Shore Excursions can also be customized to fit your needs. If you have a larger group, we can offer you a private Leith - Edinburgh tour using a mid-size bus or full size coach. Please contact us with any questions or to receive a customized quote.
Shore Trip Timing - The shore excursion times are approximate based on your interests and traffic conditions.
  • Meet guide and depart for Edinburgh- 30 Minutes
  • Panoramic driving tour with photo stop- 2 Hours
  • Visit Edinburgh Castle- 1.5 Hours
  • Free time for lunch and to explore the Royal Mile - 3.5 Hours
  • Return to pier- 30 Minutes