Silversea Luxury Cruises To ROSYTH (Edinburgh)

ROSYTH (Edinburgh)

Just over ten miles to the north-west of Edinburgh, Rosyth is a hearty welcome to Scotland's scenery and sophistication. Cross beside the spectacular iron span of the Forth Bridge – a historic world heritage site that has been a Scottish landmark since 1889 – to reach Edinburgh’s treasures. Or, historic Dunfermline is even closer, where Robert the Bruce lies in rest, along with 11 other Scottish monarchs from history. View more

Most visitors to Rosyth will journey to Edinburgh - the elegant Scottish Capital, which sprawls across a glorious setting of seven hills. An imposing 7th-century castle dominates proceedings, crowning the city, and perching on an elevated volcanic plug. Below, you'll find cobbled streets of endless historical charm. Bagpipes ring down the beautiful Royal Mile - a steep rise up from the Scottish Parliament building towards the castle. The magical cafes and eateries along this stretch have attracted fame, as the locations where JK Rowling penned the Harry Potter novels – surely inspired by the historic charm all around her. Flower-dressed pubs serve those in need of a little refreshment, or a dram or two of the local whiskies produced nearby. With royal pageantry, world-class museums and uproarious festivities, Edinburgh is a grand and beautiful - yet unpretentious and welcoming - city to absorb. Get the best view of Edinburgh by ascending to the summit of Arthur’s Seat. From this esteemed viewpoint, you can admire an immense 360-degree view of the city's skyline, and look across the North Sea's massive inlet, back to the port at Rosyth.

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LONDON (Tower Bridge) To LONDON (Tower Bridge)
  • Departure
    May 13 2020
  • Duration
    12 Days
  • Ship
    Silver Wind
From US$ 7,740
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Excursions in ROSYTH (Edinburgh)

Braveheart Country & Stirling Castle

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Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately one-hour drive through the heart of Scotland en-route to the Stirling Castle one of the largest and most important Scottish castles.

Stirling Castle sits atop Castle Hill, an intrusive crag that forms part of the Stirling Sill geological formation and is surrounded on three sides by steep cliffs. Most of the principal buildings of the castle date from the 15th and 16th centuries.


During your self-guided visit, explore the main features and see hidden parts of the castle. Highlights include the Museum of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, Elphinstone Tower, Guardroom Square, Great Hall, medieval kitchens, and a gift shop.


Bannockburn Heritage Centre

Next reboard your coach to the Bannockburn Heritage Centre. Upon arrival, view the Kingdom of the Scots exhibition and an informative, state-of-the-art audio-visual presentation of the Battle of Bannockburn, a crucial event in Scottish history. Following your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately one-hour drive back to the pier.

Broomhall House and the Family of King Robert The Bruce

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Discover the fascinating history of the Bruce family and their legacy with an exclusive private tour of Broomhall House, a wonderful Baronial mansion, hosted by the current Lord Bruce.


Broomhall House

The Bruce name has been linked to legend and valor and they have been at the heart of Scotland's story for over 1,000 years. Several have made a significant contribution to world history, most famously Robert the Bruce who has earned his place in history after leading the Scots to victory at the Battle of Bannockburm in 1314. His exploits have also been recently featured in the movie Outlaw King.


During your exclusive visit, your host will regale you with stories of the family history including their role during the height of the Empire as Governors General in Canada and as Viceroy in India as well as introducing you to this stunning family home, a delightful time capsule filled with historical objects, fine art and archives of international importance and of course the sword of King Robert the Bruce.


Dunfermline Abbey

After this truly unique insight into the Family Bruce continue the story and journey to the ancient capital of Scotland - Dunfermline. Visit Dunfermline Abbey and see the final resting place of King Robert The Bruce who's tomb now lays beneath the Abbey's pulpit covered by a large brass grave marker. Subtle it is not, striking it most certainly is and a very fitting resting place for Scotland's greatest warrior King!

Edinburgh’s Royal Mile On Foot

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Discover the beautiful buildings and history of the Royal Mile on-foot during this picturesque, half-day sightseeing excursion.

Rosyth, Edinburgh’s Old Town, Castle, Holyrood Palace, Royal Mile, Walking Tour

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately one-hour drive into the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. The Royal Mile is actually approximately 1.1 miles (about 1.77 kilometres) in length. It is comprised of five streets linking the Castle at the top to Holyrood Palace at the bottom; Castlehill, Lawnmarket, High Street, Cannongate and Abbey Strand. Timber buildings were built and named after the landowners, and this tradition can still be seen to this day. The gaps between the buildings are known as ‘closes’. Upon arrival, take a guided walking tour along the cobblestone streets of the Royal Mile.

John Knox House, Canongate Church, Scottish Parliament Building, St. Giles Cathedral

Along the way, pass by various buildings both old-and-new, including the John Knox House, Church of Canongate and Scottish Parliament Building. During your guided stroll, a visit is made to the St. Giles Cathedral. This majestic building stands midway along the Royal Mile. The most notable external feature is the famed crown spire on the tower. Following a restoration programme which began in 1977, essential roof repairs were carried out and a magnificent new organ was installed. At the conclusion of the tour, re-board your coach and commence the approximately one-hour drive back to the pier.

Leisurely Edinburgh and Royal Yacht Britannia (Wheelchair Accessible)

Start your tour by meeting your wheelchair accessible van and tour guide at the Rosyth port and head out on a memorable, all-encompassing scenic drive to Downtown Edinburgh. As you meander your way into the city, you will see several popular sites along the way, including the Royal Botanical Gardens of Edinburgh, Fettes College, Stewart Melville College, Donaldson's College, St. Mary's Episcopalian Cathedral, George Heriot's School, the Old Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and the esteemed West End.


In Central Edinburgh, your comfortable drive continues with incredible highlights including the Usher Hall, West Port, West Bow and the Grassmarket, Victoria Street, Morningside & Marchmont, the National Museum of Scotland, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, and of course, the nearby Holyrood Park. You will also make a short stop by the glorious Edinburgh Castle, located on Castle Rock before adjourning at a number of significant sites of interest along the Royal Mile in the Old Town of Edinburgh. The historic fortress of Edinburgh Castle (once a former Royal Residence) also towers as a major part of the Skyline of the City and protrudes above both the Old & New Towns of Edinburgh, equally in their own respective rights designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. As you admire the imposing and indomitable castle from various perspectives (both far and near), your tour guide will share the enthralling history of the site with you and you'll have plenty of time to capture many photographs as well. The first part of your tour includes some leisurely time for a stroll and shopping along the upper half of the famous Royal Mile. This vibrant area of the city is a fun place peppered with shops, street artists, history and the most architecturally interesting and characteristic of buildings.


After experiencing these must-see highlights in the city center, you will once again board your accessible vehicle and head out on a short drive through the quintessentially picturesque areas of Stockbridge & Trinity in Edinburgh en-route to the celebrated Royal Yacht Britannia (the former Royal Yacht of the British Monarch, HM Queen Elizabeth II). Escorted by your tour guide, you will get to admire and explore the different decks and striking entertaining rooms onboard this glorious vessel.

Leisurely Edinburgh and Whiskey (Wheelchair Accessible)

Start your tour by meeting your wheelchair accessible van and your tour guide at the Edinburgh cruise dock and head out on a memorable panoramic drive to Downtown Edinburgh. On your way, you will pass by several city highlights including the Royal Botanical Gardens, Fettes College, Stewart Melville College, St. Mary's Episcopalian Cathedral and West End. Your tour guide is eager to share the intriguing history of these places with you as you enjoy your panoramic drive.

Your first stop of the day is the Scotch Whisky Experience. Here, you will have a fun experience that includes an accessible sky barrel ride through the production of Scotch whisky, as well as an introduction to the aromas in whisky. You'll also enjoy a nosing and tasting of two Scotch whiskies (or soft drink) including a pairing with an artisan chocolate.

Following this, your tour guide will escort you on a leisurely, accessible stroll down the famous Royal Mile. Among other things, you'll see the Castlehill, the Lawnmarket, St. Giles Cathedral, High Street, Canongate, the Scottish Parliament and the exterior of the Edinburgh Castle and Esplanade before ending up at the glorious Holyrood Palace. This is the official residence of the British monarch in Scotland. Here, you will unveil the beautiful Palace grounds and the stunning interior of the Palace with your tour guide.

Leisurely Edinburgh with Bagpipe & Whisky Workshop

Discover one of Europe's most beautiful cities, Edinburgh, graced with views of the sea framed by craggy hills, with its buildings woven naturally in with its landscape, even perched on top of great cliffs. The city embodies a deep history of both great thinkers (Edinburgh is nicknamed the Athens of the North for its 18th century Scottish Enlightenment) and down-to-earth disdain for the pretensions of intellectualism.


Panoramic tour

Depart the pier and enjoy a half-day excursion of sightseeing, including a panoramic tour of this unique and stunning city and a visit to the Vaults for a Bagpipe workshop. Aboard your coach, drive past the Georgian architecture of the New Town and Princes Street. Travel along sections of the famous medieval Royal Mile, flanked by the impressive Edinburgh Castle at one end, and the Holyroodhouse Palace at the other. Filled with fascinating history including notorious murders, over-the-top funerals, destructive fires and power mongering, the Palace was once the home of the controversial Mary Queen of Scots from 1561 to 1568 and was occupied by Bonnie Prince Charlie in 1745. The Palace is now Her Majesty The Queen's official residence in Scotland.


Visit of The Vaults,Bagpipe Workshop, Whisky Tasting

Conclude the panorama tour with your arrival at The Vaults, enjoying a welcome by the tune of The Great Highland Bagpipe played by your knowledgeable workshop host, Louise Marshall. Ms. Marshall is one of Scotland's best-known female pipers who played for Pope Benedict XVI and Her Majesty the Queen. She has taught and entertained many a well-known celebrity, playing for Sir Sean Connery and Ewan McGregor, and teaching Paolo Nutini, Brian May (of Queen) and many others. Louise passes along a family tradition, taking over from her late father, William Joseph Marshall, who was the piper at Gretna Green for 44 years. Incredibly, together the Marshall Family of pipers have welcomed millions of visitors to Scotland for almost 70 years.


Enjoy a 90-minute Bagpipe workshop with Louise, learning basic chanter. Learn the history of Scotland's national instrument and even learn how bagpipes work. Try on some Scottish tartan, including sporrans, glengarries, feather bonnets, plaids and kilts.


After your lesson, quench your thirst with a 4-dram whisky tasting hosted by a Scotch Malt Whisky, Ambassador. Make the 30-minute to the pier.

Magnificent Scone Palace

Explore the ancient legends of Scotland's during this picturesque, half-day excursion to Scone Palace.


Scone Palace and History

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximate 75-minute drive to Scone Palace. En route, travel northward across the Forth Road Bridge and rolling landscapes. Poised above the River Tay, Scone Palace overlooks the routes north to the Highlands and east beyond Strathmore to the coast. The Grampian Mountains form a distant backdrop, and across the river stands the city of Perth. Scone Palace is located at Scotland's geographic and historical centre. The palace's chroniclers wrote about Druids, Romans, Picts and legendary Scottish kings. Macbeth, King of Scots died on the floor of Scone Palace, and Robert the Bruce was crowned king here. In 1651, the last coronation took place at Scone Palace when King Charles II was crowned.


Scone Palace Walking Tour

Upon arrival at Scone Palace, your guided tour begins with the State Rooms. In the Dining Room, marvel at a breath-taking collection of large European ivories. Next, proceed to the Drawing Room with walls clad in early-19th-century silk and large royal portraits of King George III and Queen Charlotte. The spacious Library features spectacular views over parkland pastures to the River Tay, and a fabulous collection of 18th- and 19th-century porcelain. In the Ambassador's Room is a splendid, 18th-century royal bed covered in three coats of arms of King George III. Additional sights to be seen include a pair of beautiful, 17th-century carved oak fireplaces in the spacious Inner Hall, and 142-foot-long (43-metre-long) Scottish oak floors in the Royal Gallery.


Formal Gardens and Palace Grounds

Following your guided tour of Scone Palace, proceed for a visit to the delightful formal gardens and palace grounds, where the lawns are home to free-roaming peacocks. At the conclusion of your excursion to Scone Palace, re-board your coach and commence the approximate 75-minute drive back to the pier.

Scenic Edinburgh & Holyrood Palace

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Experience the spectacular, Old World beauty and history of the Scottish capital during this panoramic sightseeing tour of Edinburgh and the Holyrood Palace.

Rosyth, Edinburgh, Princes Street, Royal Mile

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 90-minute sightseeing drive through Edinburgh, a beautiful and historic city that has always played an important role in the lives of the Scottish and British Royal families. Along the way, see the main sites of Edinburgh, including Princes Street and the famous Royal Mile, which has Edinburgh Castle at the top, and the 16th-century Holyrood Palace at the bottom.

Holyrood Palace, Gardens and Park

Next, a visit is made to the Holyrood Palace, which features exquisite gardens and a beautiful park. Named after the ‘rood’, or cross, which King David I is said to have seen between the antlers of a stag he was hunting here in 1128, the Holyrood Palace has been the scene of many a great historical drama, including notorious murders and power-hungry personalities. Built in 1529 for James V, it was remodelled in the 1670s for Charles II. Most notably, the Palace was once the home of Mary Queen of Scots from 1561 to 1568, and occupied by Bonnie Prince Charlie in 1745.

Audio-Guided Palace Royal Apartments Tour, Gardens, Park, Free Time, Scenic Viewpoint

Currently the official residence of the Queen in Scotland, the Palace’s Royal Apartments are used for investitures and banquets whenever the Queen is in residence. Your tour here today is by audio guide, and the palace guide remains on-hand throughout to answer any questions. Following your tour, some free time is made available here for independent exploration, of the palace and gardens, and/or a visit to the lovely gift shop. At the conclusion of your tour, re-board your coach for the approximately one-hour drive back to the pier. En route, a stop is made at a panoramic viewpoint for spectacular views overlooking the city.

Silver Shore Privato - Private Van & Guide (Full Day)

Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van, and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.