Enjoy your time in port with a shore excursion around Edinburgh and the Lothians. Visit to 15th-century Rosslyn Chapel, and stop at Stewart Brewing to sample a yummy pint (or two!). Voyage through Edinburgh's Old Town, filled with cobbled Wynds and Closes, and learn about the city's history while touring the Royal Mile and exploring the Georgian New Town.
You will be met at the port by a Tour Skye representative who will then guide you to your transportation ready to commence your tour.
These are some of the highlights you will see:
The journey starts with the visit of Rosslyn Chapel, founded in 1446, a fantastic visitor attraction that today attracts visitors from far and wide, drawn by its unique and mysterious carvings and the beauty of its setting. The chapel took some 40 years to build and its ornate stonework and mysterious symbolism have inspired - and intrigued – artists and visitors ever since. The Chapel has become world famous after the filming of the movie “Da Vinci Code”.
After visiting the chapel, move on to a local brewery where you can sample some of the most amazing lagers and ales produced, as well as buying some of the amazing local produce that makes Scotland so famous around the world.
The City of Edinburgh
Last stop is Edinburgh, the bonnie capital of Scotland. Your driver guide will be able to give you as much information about the area of the drop off and they will also be able to assist you with recommendations of places to visit.
With a plethora of world-class visitor attractions, sightseeing in Edinburgh is pretty easy, and you can experience different centuries of history without even moving. Head to the bottom of the famous Royal Mile and you'll find the 17th century Palace of Holyroodhouse, the modern parliament building and the prehistoric extinct volcano famously known as Arthur's Seat standing proudly next to each other. On the top of the Royal Mile you can find the Castle, the world famous Scotch Whisky Experience; and along or near the Royal Mile you’ll find St Giles Cathedral, the National Museum of Scotland, John Knox House and the site of the Old tollbooth. If you wish to enter Edinburgh Castle, we advise to purchase your ticket in advance.
These are the ships we will be offering Shore Excursions from Edinburgh Ports:
27th June, Edinburgh South Queenferry, Ship Crown Princess
9th July, Edinburgh South Queenferry, Ship Crown Princess
Your Tour Skye guide will be at the Port from 8.00am. We aim to depart as soon as the whole group has disembarked, hopefully no later than 8.30am. Back on time guarantee!
* If yours ship is not in the list above contact us.
All Prices quoted in Pound Stirling (GBP): Adult £49; Children £44
Duration: 7 hrs
Departure Time: Depending on arrival of Ship, however our staff will be on the Pier waiting for you.
Departs at 9.00* from Edinburgh Ports of Call: South Queensferry, Newhaven, Leith, Rosyth.
Returns at 5pm* to Edinburgh Ports of Call. Back on time guarantee!
Important information: Pack your waterproof clothing and walking shoes.
Tour inclusions: Transport in a 16 or 8 seat mini-coach, the services of an English-speaking driver guide.
Tour exclusions: Entry fees to visitor attractions (Rosslyn Chapel, adults £9), meals, tips.
*These are approximate times depending on ship arrival and departure. Our top priority is to get all groups back to the port of departure on time. For this reason TourSkye reserves the right to make changes on the day of the tour (all guests will be notified) in the unfortunate case of: adverse weather, traffic congestion and car accidents on route, as well as any unplanned delays caused at visitor attractions, or unforeseen incidents related to passengers or staff.
- Exterior walking portions of the listed tours will be conducted in all weather conditions (rain or shine).
- Guests are advised to take the appropriate weather gear and wear comfortable walking shoes.
- We will be taking a lunch break and there will always be a cafe or shops for you to buy lunch or just bring a packed lunch. Please bring cash, as some places do not accept cards.
- Shore Excursion Terms & Conditions.
- We also organise Shore Excursions from the ports of Greenock and Invergordon, fancy joining us on those as well? Please check them out: Invergordon Shore Excursion and Greenock Shore Excursion