Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle & Holyrood Palace Walking Tour


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Activity Level



City, Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Local Experience


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (fluent), French (conversational), German (fluent)

Discover the homesteads of Kings and Queens and stroll around the Old Town

Edinburgh is privileged to have one of only three UK royal residences, namely Holyrood Palace. But during the ages, the Kings and Queens of Scotland have also lived at Edinburgh Castle and this private tour with your own local guide will acquaint you with these fantastic buildings.
Holyrood Palace is still used to this day by the Royal Family and features a ruined abbey in its grounds.
Edinburgh Castle is home to the oldest Crown Jewels in Europe, called "The Honours of Scotland"
We will visit both these monuments (unless the Queen is in residence when we revert to visiting her no less famous former swimming home, the Royal Yacht Britannia) and stroll along the Royal Mile, through the heart of the Old Town of Edinburgh


Meet up at Edinburgh Castle
Castle visit with free time
Stroll down the Royal Mile, exploring the various closes/alleys
Holyrood Palace visit (or alternatively Royal Yacht Britannia)

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Castle Esplanade or I am happy to collect you at your central hotel

End location: Holyrood Palace at the bottom of the Royal Mile

Duration: 6 hours 30 min.

Should Holyrood Palace be closed (during Royal Visit), we will take a bus to the Ocean Terminal to visit the Royal Yacht Britannia instead. This may result in the tour taking slightly longer



What’s Included

Local Guiding Services (6.5hrs)
Entrance Fee to Edinburgh Castle
Entrance Fee to Holyrood Palace or Royal Yacht Britannia
Possible Bus Fare to Royal Yacht Britannia

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 GBP - For personal souvenirs, snacks & beverages

What’s Extra

Depending on the starting time, we may stop for a snack/light lunch. So please be prepared for this moneywise

If you are arriving by ship into Edinburgh, I am very happy customise this tour for you and to provide private transport to and from the port. Please just contact me for a quote.

A Recent Review of this tour

An absolutely fantastic tour guide with a professional knowledge of just about anything you can asks for. Felicitas is extremely passionate in her job and she is attentive to everyone's needs in the family. We had the greatest time with her in Edinburgh and will definitely come back to visit her.
Yolanda Ho

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