Silversea Luxury Cruises A EDINBURGH (Leith)

EDINBURGH (Leith)

Edinburgh is to London as poetry is to prose, as Charlotte Brontë once wrote. One of the world's stateliest cities and proudest capitals, it's built—like Rome—on seven hills, making it a striking backdrop for the ancient pageant of history. In a skyline of sheer drama, Edinburgh Castle watches over the capital city, frowning down on Princes Street’s glamour and glitz. View more

But despite its rich past, the city’s famous festivals, excellent museums and galleries, as well as the modern Scottish Parliament, are reminders that Edinburgh has its feet firmly in the 21st century.Nearly everywhere in Edinburgh (the burgh is always pronounced burra in Scotland) there are spectacular buildings, whose Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian pillars add touches of neoclassical grandeur to the largely Presbyterian backdrop. Large gardens are a strong feature of central Edinburgh, where the city council is one of the most stridently conservationist in Europe. Arthur's Seat, a mountain of bright green and yellow furze, rears up behind the spires of the Old Town. This child-size mountain jutting 822 feet above its surroundings has steep slopes and little crags, like a miniature Highlands set down in the middle of the busy city. Appropriately, these theatrical elements match Edinburgh's character—after all, the city has been a stage that has seen its fair share of romance, violence, tragedy, and triumph.Modern Edinburgh has become a cultural capital, staging the Edinburgh International Festival and the Fringe Festival in every possible venue each August. The stunning Museum of Scotland complements the city’s wealth of galleries and artsy hangouts. Add Edinburgh’s growing reputation for food and nightlife and you have one of the world’s most beguiling cities.Today the city is the second most important financial center in the United Kingdom, and the fifth most important in Europe. The city regularly is ranked near the top in quality-of-life surveys. Accordingly, New Town apartments on fashionable streets sell for considerable sums. In some senses the city is showy and materialistic, but Edinburgh still supports learned societies, some of which have their roots in the Scottish Enlightenment. The Royal Society of Edinburgh, for example, established in 1783 "for the advancement of learning and useful knowledge," remains an important forum for interdisciplinary activities.Even as Edinburgh moves through the 21st century, its tall guardian castle remains the focal point of the city and its venerable history. Take time to explore the streets—peopled by the spirits of Mary, Queen of Scots; Sir Walter Scott; and Robert Louis Stevenson—and pay your respects to the world's best-loved terrier, Greyfriars Bobby. In the evenings you can enjoy candlelit restaurants or a folk ceilidh (pronounced kay-lee, a traditional Scottish dance with music), though you should remember that you haven't earned your porridge until you've climbed Arthur's Seat. Should you wander around a corner, say, on George Street, you might see not an endless cityscape, but blue sea and a patchwork of fields. This is the county of Fife, beyond the inlet of the North Sea called the Firth of Forth—a reminder, like the mountains to the northwest that can be glimpsed from Edinburgh's highest points, that the rest of Scotland lies within easy reach.

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.

Programas en tierra en EDINBURGH (Leith)

Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Edinburgh Military Tattoo is Scotland's biggest, best-selling spectacle, the most popular annual event on the Scottish calendar, attracting an International audience each year of some 200,000 people. Tonight, experience the magic for yourself as you engage yourself in the celebration of colorful military pageantry on the floodlit esplanade of imposing Edinburgh Castle.


00MIDEDI-M Military Tattoo

Departure: Leith (Edinburgh)

Duration: 4-Hour evening Performance, approx.departure time from the ship: 730pm

Rejoin ship: Leith (Edinburgh)

Reserve: A minimum of 90 days prior to sailing


IMPORTANT NOTE

This program requires advance booking through Silversea Reservations no later than 90 days prior to the sail date. Requests received after this date may be accommodated on a space-available basis. Tickets are available in limited quantities, and participation cannot be guaranteed for those guests not booking well in advance. A minimum number of participants is required to operate this programme. If this minimum number is not met, Silversea reserves the right to offer the programme at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel the specific departure. Cancellation fee, unless otherwise advised, 90 - 0 days prior to the initial sailing date: 100% of the programme fare per person is due.

Payment-in-full is due within 120 days prior to sailing. Booking made within 90 days of sailing require full payment within seven days of booking or sooner, as specified by Silversea. Onboard Spending Credit may not be applied to the purchase of this programme.

All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable within 90 days of sailing. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by someone 18 years of age or older. All Land Adventures are owned by independent contractors and Silversea makes no representations and assumes no responsibility for the services provided by these operators. Land Adventures may be modified by the operators at their sole discretion.



A magical evening awaits at the legendary Edinburgh Tattoo - a celebration of colorful military pageantry on the floodlit esplanade of famous Edinburgh Castle.


'Tattoo' was the traditional curfew signal, by drum or trumpet, which ordered soldiers to return to their quarters at night. The name is derived from the 18th-century Low Country innkeepers' cry 'doe den tap toe' or 'turn off the taps.' Today it has developed into this spectacular ceremonial performance featuring around 800 men and women.


After an early dinner on board, coaches will be ready for transfer into Edinburgh. From the port in Leith, it is an approximate 20-minute ride into Edinburgh, depending on traffic conditions. During the drive, your knowledgeable guide will provide you with an insight into this great traditional event. On arrival in the city the coach will drop you off at an appropriate place from where it is about a 15-minute uphill walk through part of the medieval old town to the castle esplanade. You will be seated in the front stands where you can enjoy the glorious performance. Set against the majestic backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, the world-renowned Massed Pipes and Drums together with the impressive Massed Military Bands and the Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland are among those who will gather for Scotland's sensational Edinburgh Tattoo.


The Tattoo ends with that most moving of all Scotland's performances: the lone piper, floodlit on the battlements, his haunting music reaching out across the darkened arena to echo in your heart forever. The setting of the Castle Esplanade, the ramparts and the delicate play of light will leave you with lasting memories of your Scottish evening.


At the end of this astonishing performance, rejoin your guide who will lead you to your motor coach for the return journey to Leith and the ship.


Please note: It is expected to be completely sold out well before final payment deadline.

This program requires a moderate amount of walking to/from the venue. Coach parking is restricted around the castle district therefore a long walk (up to 1 mile in each direction) may be unavoidable depending on traffic congestion. There is a steep, cobblestone street leading to the castle esplanade where the performance takes place, also, once in the arena, there are steps to negotiate in the seating area. We strongly recommend you dress appropriately for the weather and bring a sweater or jacket as the evening may be cool.


Program Includes:

· Roundtrip coach transfers Leith / Edinburgh / Leith

· Entrance fees and seats in the Front Stands to Tattoo performance


Not Included:

Any meals and drinks not specified above, gratuities to drivers and tour guides, telephone calls, cancellation insurance, and other personal items.

Royal Gallery Seating & VIP Package Military Tattoo

The Edinburgh Military Tattoo is Scotland's biggest, best-selling spectacle, the most popular annual event on the Scottish calendar, attracting an International audience each year of some 200,000 people. Tonight, experience the magic for yourself as you engage yourself in the celebration of colourful military pageantry on the floodlit esplanade of imposing Edinburgh Castle.


00MIDEDI-N Royal Gallery Seating & VIP Package Military Tattoo

Departure: Leith (Edinburgh)

Duration: 4,5-Hour evening Performance, approx. departure time from the ship: 730pm

Rejoin ship: Leith (Edinburgh)

Reserve: A minimum of 90 days prior to sailing


IMPORTANT NOTE

This program requires advance booking through Silversea Reservations no later than 90 days prior to the sail date. Requests received after this date may be accommodated on a space-available basis. Tickets are available in limited quantities, and participation cannot be guaranteed for those guests not booking well in advance. A minimum number of participants is required to operate this programme. If this minimum number is not met, Silversea reserves the right to offer the programme at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel the specific departure. This program is anticipated to sell out well before final payment deadline (90 days prior). It requires advance booking with Silversea Reservations and must be prepaid at the time of booking. It is non-refundable at the time the program is added to your completed cruise booking.


Payment-in-full is due within 120 days prior to sailing. Booking made within 90 days of sailing require full payment within seven days of booking or sooner, as specified by Silversea. Onboard Spending Credit may not be applied to the purchase of this programme.

All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by someone 18 years of age or older. All Land Adventures are owned by independent contractors and Silversea makes no representations and assumes no responsibility for the services provided by these operators. Land Adventures may be modified by the operators at their sole discretion.



A spectacular evening awaits at the renowned Edinburgh Tattoo - a celebration of colorful military pageantry on the floodlit esplanade of famous Edinburgh Castle.


"Tattoo" is the traditional signal, given originally by drum beat, and latterly by bugle or trumpet call; which warned British soldiers to return to their quarters for the night. The innkeepers turned off the liquor taps - 'doe den tap toe' or 'turn off the taps.'- and the drums continued to beat for half an hour, the period of grace during which the soldiers were allowed to return home. The custom eventually developed into a ceremonial performance of military music by massed bands a few hours after sunset.


The Edinburgh Military Tattoo is Scotland's biggest spectacle, the most popular annual event on the Scottish calendar. It is one of the great visual and musical events in the world. Its ancient, historic setting, on the Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle is matchless. Located high above the skyline of the oldest and most popular part of the city, the Castle is perched on an extinct volcano some 443 feet (135 meters) above sea level.


Upon arrival in Edinburgh City Centre your tour guide will lead a brief panoramic drive of the city (time permitting) as you wind your way towards the center of the city and Edinburgh Castle itself. From the bus parking there it is a walk of approx 1 mile to the exclusive VIP seating and hospitality area where a complimentary program and gift bag are provided.


Once seated, enjoy listening to the Massed Military Bands and the Massed Pipes and Drums representing Scotland's Regiments. See traditional Scottish dancing, and enactments of historical events. The ever-changing scene is a continuous performance of colorful spectacle. It is a pageant of military skills with precision drills featuring the massed bands, pipes and drums, dancers, and display tableaux.


The Tattoo ends with that most moving of all Scotland's performances: the lone piper, floodlit on the battlements, his haunting music reaching out across the darkened arena to echo in your heart forever. The setting of the Castle Esplanade, the ramparts and the delicate play of light will leave you with lasting memories of your Scottish evening.


After the show you are invited to join the producer of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo for a champagne and canapé reception in the VIP suite.


Following the VIP reception, return to your coach for the journey back to Leith and the ship.


Please note: This program requires a moderate amount of walking to/from the venue. Access to Royal Gallery requires guests to climb two flights of stairs. An elevator/lift is provided for those guests who do not want to climb stairs. There will be steps (3-4) within the Royal Gallery to access seating. There are no handrails provided. Although walking is over mostly flat paved surfaces, there are cobbled surfaces in and around Castle Gatehouse access area. Guests with a collapsible wheelchair can be accommodated with prior notification, providing they can transfer to Royal Gallery seating; the wheelchair will be stored for the duration of the performance. Guests with seats in the Royal Gallery are given priority access to the stadium arena avoiding the need to queue. There is a dress code in effect in the Royal Gallery: Gentlemen should wear a jacket and tie and ladies should wear evening wear. Although the seating is under cover, it is open to the elements; dress warmly to protect from the evening chill. Jeans are not permitted in the Royal Gallery. Operation of this tour is subject to a minimum participation.


Program Includes:

· Roundtrip coach transfers with preferred access

· Entrance fees to Royal Gallery Tattoo performance

· Champagne and canapé reception

· VIP suite Access

· Commemorative gift bag


Not Included:

Any meals and drinks not specified above, gratuities to drivers and tour guides, telephone calls, cancellation insurance, and other personal items.

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.