Edinburgh City Tour – Overview
Edinburgh. Capital City of Scotland.
Edinburgh, ‘The Athens of the north” is steeped in history, culture, and legend. Famous today for the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, and International Festival, the history and culture of this vibrant Capital City gives you an unforgettable day of stories, attractions, architecture, fine foods and shopping.
EDINBURGH TOUR OPTIONS
Edinburgh Castle which is the top tourist attraction in Scotland, e home of ‘The Honours of Scotland’, the Scottish Crown Jewels.
The Palace of the Holyrood, official residence for Her Majesty, The Queen, in Scotland.
The Royal Yacht Britannia, once the Queens private yacht.
Rosslyn Chapel. Made famous by Dan Brown’s ‘The Da Vinci Code’ and featured in the film.
Glenkinchie Whisky Distillery for a tour and a taste.
Winter Tour of Edinburgh & Surrounding Area
Edinburgh is a fantastic city to visit all year round but during the winter daylight hours are reduced. Great Scot Tours have created a 6 hour tour of Edinburgh and surrounding area.
You will be collected by your experienced guide and taken on a leisurely panoramic tour of Edinburgh including Edinburgh’s Old, and New Towns. Your guide will give you a fun and entertaining tour, showing you historic buildings, and telling stories of the many famous people who have lived and worked here.
We travel the short distance to Rosslyn Chapel, home of the ‘Holy Grail’. This masterpiece of Gothic Architecture is truly inspiring. Enjoy a lecture on why so much effort was put into the intricate stone carvings which cover the entire building.
After lunch enjoy a visit to Glenkinchie Whisky Distillery. This famous single malt is one of only six to be distilled in the lowlands of Scotland.