| Your tour today begins with a panorama
of the city. See Princes Street, the famous Royal Mile
and view the 17th Century Palace of Holyrood Palace. The
palace was the home of Mary Queen of Scots from 1561 to
1568 and was occupied by Bonnie Prince Charlie in 1745.
The scene of many a great historical drama including notorious
murders, and power-hungry personalities, the palace is
now the Queen’s official residence in Scotland.
Drive up to “Arthurs Seat” or Calton Hill
for some spectacular views over the city and return to
Enjoy a visit to the impressive Edinburgh
Castle, with its superb views and dimly lit echoing
corridors steeped in legends and history. The castle
stands on an extinct volcanic rock overlooking and dominating
the City’s skyline. Once inside, you will have
the opportunity to see the castle’s many different
architectural styles, reflecting its importance throughout
the history of Scotland, with the oldest section dating
back to the 12th century. You will also have the opportunity
to view the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of
Destiny before returning to your ship.