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The Royal Experience
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From the moment you arrive into the center of Edinburgh, you’ll be captivated by the stunning skyline and magnificent architecture. The castle clings dramatically to its rock as the ancient buildings ramble down the spine of the Royal Mile to the splendid Palace of Holyroodhouse.
You first visit the Royal Yacht Britannia – once home to the Queen and the Royal Family, and host to glittering state and official occasions. Stop in the shore side Visitor’s Centre where you’ll be given an audio-phone which allows you to make your way through the various sections of the yacht on a self-conducted tour. Returning to the exhibition center, you can browse in the gift shop selling tasteful souvenirs and products connected with the yacht, now berthed as a permanent exhibition.
Visit Holyroodhouse Palace, which today remains a royal residence and is the official home of the Queen when she visits Scotland. During your tour, drive to the top of Arthur’s Seat where you’ll enjoy a marvelous view of Edinburgh Castle, with the old and new town. To fulfill your shopping needs you’ll enjoy some free time to browse the fashionable stores on Princes Street or the smaller specialty shops on Royal Mile. In Edinburgh you’ll enjoy lunch at a traditional Scottish hotel.
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Note: Should Holyroodhouse not be available due to official visits, it will be substituted by Abbotsford House, former residence of Sir Walter Scott.
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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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