A Taste of Edinburgh
Edinburgh – Scotland’s compact, scenic, hilly capital.
Let Greatdays take you on a journey through the Medieval Old Town and elegant Georgian New Town with its gardens and neoclassical buildings. Commanding attention over the city is Edinburgh Castle, home to Scotland’s Crown Jewels and the Stone of Destiny, used in the coronation of Scottish rulers. Just beyond the Royal Mile is Arthur’s Seat, an imposing peak in Holyrood Park with sweeping views. Steeped in history and traditional Scottish culture, it is the perfect getaway!
Welcome to Scotland! Take a panoramic sightseeing drive around Edinburgh and spot some of the famous and beautiful landmarks. Enjoy some lunch before checking in to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure, relaxing or exploring the city on foot.
Take a guided walking tour around the city with your private guide and learn the history of the city. Walk up the famous ‘Royal Mile’ lined with traditional Scottish whiskey houses and shops and stop at the majestic St. Giles Cathedral. Finish up at Edinburgh Castle and take in the 360 degree views across the city before entering in through the castle gates and discovering the home of the Crown Jewels.
Rosslyn Chapel, Scottish borders and Glenkinchie distillery
After breakfast, you will embark on a day trip to East Lothian, South to the borders and the Glenkinchie Distillery. See the Rosslyn Chapel, described as “The Library in Stone” which was prominently featured in the Da Vinci Code novel and movie. Afterwards, the coach will head south to explore along the Scottish borders and a stop off at Melrose to discover its Abbey. The tour will finish in a ‘spiritful’ manner with a visit to the small and very traditional Glenkinchie Distillery. Take a walk around the exhibition and wander through the model distillery before finishing up with a dram of Scotch. A great way to end the day!
Private transfer to the airport for departure.