Edinburgh City & Rosslyn Chapel tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

429175


Categories

Shore Excursion, Local Experience, First Time Visitor, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

Edinburgh's Old & New Town and Rosslyn Chapel - Freemasonry meets the Da Vinci Codes


During this full day tour, visitors will have the opportunity to visit Scotland's historic and medieval capital of Edinburgh including Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile and Arthur's Seat.
We will then contrast this Old Town of Edinburgh with the splendor of 18th century New Town.
After lunch, you will then be taken out into the Scottish countryside where you can spend the remainder of the afternoon visiting Rosslyn Chapel which was built in the 15th century and is said to have connections with the Freemasons but latterly has become famous through the world-famous novel, the Da Vinci Codes.

Itinerary

After being collected from your city centre hotel or cruise ship terminal, you will be taken into Edinburgh and will begin your tour in the heart of the Old Town.
The magnificence of Edinburgh Castle, built on the remains of an extinct volcano, will command your attention from every part of the city.
Winding our way through the medieval streets that lead to the Royal Mile, we will stop in the Grassmarket, infamous for the many executions that took place there.
As we make our way down the Royal Mile, we will stop at centuries-old buildings allowing you to take in the skill of stonemasons of a bygone era.
Making our way around the Old Town, you will appreciate why so many writers from the time of Robert Louis Stevenson to present day JK Rowling drew their inspiration from this beautiful city.
Before stopping for lunch, we will take in the splendor of 18th century New Town.
The afternoon will be spent in the Scottish countryside where you will have the opportunity to unlock the mysteries of Rosslyn Chapel.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Collection from any Edinburgh city centre hotel or cruise ship terminal.

End location: Passengers will be returned to the original pickup location unless an alternative location has been previously arranged and agreed.

Duration: 8 hours

The duration of this tour ensures that cruise ship passengers are able to make the most of their day in Edinburgh and be able to return to their ship in time for its departure. However, please note that late disembarkation from the ship may result in a slightly shortened duration.

Transportation

My vehicle comfortably seats 6 adults.

What’s Included

Other: City centre hotel or cruise ship pickup and dropoff.
Transport throughout in a Mercedes 6 passenger vehicle.
Bottled water and light snacks.
Live commentary.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 GB POUNDS - (Optional) entry fees to Edinburgh Castle and/or Rosslyn Chapel.
Modest lunch additional £10-15.

What’s Extra

Other: Entry Fees to (optional) selected attractions such as Edinburgh Castle or Rosslyn Chapel (or other preferred choices).
Lunch or any additional personal spending (e.g. souvenirs or gifts).

Restrictions

My vehicle comfortably seats 6 adults.

Parking restrictions in Edinburgh are closely monitored. As driver & guide, I may need to drop you as close to the entrance of a visitor attraction and then find a place to legally park before rejoining the group.

A Recent Review of this tour

We had a wonderful tour with Andy. Everything about this tour was exceptional. Andy met us at the dock (we were on a cruise) with a spotless car, right on time. He tailored the tour to our desires because we had specific places in Edinburgh that we wanted to see. He gave us great information about this beautiful city and took us to places we may have missed if we had tried this on our own. He even knew the perfect shop for my husband to get a handmade kilt. Definitely book Andy!
Patricia Blizzard

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