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Edinburgh Shore Excursion
  • The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English. English
  • 7 hours 30 minutes

If you're arriving in the Scottish capital by cruise, don't miss the opportunity to immerse yourself in the city's history with this Edinburgh Shore Excursion. Explore the key monuments including Holyrood House, the Royal Mile and the Castle.

Edinburgh Shore Excursion

At 9:30 am we'll meet at Hawes Pier, South Queensferry in Edinburgh to start the tour around Edinburgh taking us around the city centre, the Old Town streets and even catching the impressive views of the capital from Arthur's Seat.

We'll make our way along the Royal Mile towards Edinburgh Castle. Here you'll have the option to step inside the historic building, named the UK's best heritage attraction in 2014, where you'll see the Stone of Destiny and the traditional crowning seat. 

Afterwards, you'll have free time for refreshments and the tour will head to Castlehill. Here we'll find the oldest street in the city, just off of the Royal Mile, which hides further important points of interest including St Giles' Cathedral.

Our next stop will be the Palace of Holyrood House, the British Royal Family's official residence in Scotland. You'll have the opportunity to tour inside the home of Mary, Queen of Scots. We'll continue on to New Town, full of impressive architecture and charming streets.

The tour will end at 5 pm, arriving back at the port.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.


Tour in English
Adults Over 60 years old Children between 5 and 16 years old under 5
US$ 63.40
US$ 63.40
US$ 63.40
not admitted

Tour in English

  • Adults

    US$ 63.40
  • Over 60 years old

    US$ 63.40
  • Children between 5 and 16 years old

    US$ 63.40
  • under 5

    not admitted

More Information


7 hours 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.


Port pick up and drop off.

English speaking expert guide.

Modern, air conditioned coach.

Not included

Entry or admissions fees such as Edingburgh castle (£ 17 (US$ 22) adults, £ 13 (US$ 16.80) senior, £ 10.20 (US$ 13.20) children) and Holyrood Palace.

Tip or gratuity.

Food and drinks.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up until the same day (6:30 am) if there are still places available.

Digital voucher

We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

    Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 6 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


Yes (only for folding wheelchairs).

US$ 63.40
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

South Queensferry Pier: Hawes Pier, South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9TB