Silversea Luxury Cruises À EDINBURGH (Leith)

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.

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Excursions depuis EDINBURGH (Leith)

Braveheart Country & Stirling Castle

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.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 0.7 miles (1.1 kilometres), at times over uneven surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and narrow, steep staircases at Stirling Castle. Walking in Stirling Castle is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility, but is not wheelchair-accessible or recommended for guests suffering from claustrophobia or a fear of heights. Warm, layered clothing, flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended.

Broomhall House and the Family of King Robert The Bruce

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!

City of Edinburgh & Its Castle

Discover the Old-World splendour of Scotland during this half-day tour of Edinburgh City, and a visit to Edinburgh Castle.


Edinburgh City Tour

Depart the pier for the brief transfer to Edinburgh, take an orientation drive through the streets of the outer city before heading to the centre of Edinburgh. Continue through the historic Georgian New Town and admire its beautiful architecture, then see the famous Princes Street, which features excellent shops along the north side and a scenic view of the south.


Edinburgh Castle

Next, visit Edinburgh Castle, which stands on an extinct volcanic rock overlooking and dominating the city's skyline. The oldest section of the castle dates from the 12th century. During your guided tour, see the castle's many different architectural styles that reflect its importance throughout the history of Scotland. In addition, view the Crown Jewels of Scotland and Stone of Destiny, as well as the apartment in which Mary, Queen of Scots, gave birth to the future King James VI of Scotland.


Edinburgh Old Town

Leaving the castle, proceed east through the Old Town, which straddles the volcanic ridge between Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyrood house. The Royal Mile is a thoroughfare linking the castle with the palace; at one mile (1.6 kilometres) in length, it forms the Medieval centre of the city. Drive through this area and see some of the most important historic buildings and monuments, including the Palace of Holyrood, the official residence of the Queen in Edinburgh. To the north is the New Town, an area that was established in the 1790s when wealthy merchants began expanding the city outside of its Medieval walls. Here, marvel at the most beautiful concentration of Georgian architecture anywhere in Britain. Your tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, with steep cobblestone roads and numerous steps at the Edinburgh Castle, and a few steps to negotiate to get on and off the coach. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair; however, some areas visited are not wheelchair-accessible. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended.

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.


EDI-SPE1 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 at time of final payment. Bookings made within 120 days of sailing require full payment within seven days of booking or sooner, as specified by Silversea.


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.

Edinburgh Panoramic Drive

Explore the history, landmarks and culture of Scotland during this panoramic, half-day sightseeing drive through Edinburgh.


Edinburgh City Tour

Depart the pier for the approximate 30-minute drive to Edinburgh's city centre. Upon arrival, begin your sightseeing drive through the city and stop for photos along the way. Your guide points out some of the major highlights in this beautiful and unique city, including Edinburgh Castle. Perched upon the granite core of an extinct volcano, this magnificent fortress dominates the city's skyline. The oldest section of Edinburgh Castle dates from the 12th century. The castle has served as a royal palace, military garrison and state prison, and has been occupied by both the Scottish and English during its turbulent history.


Old Town and New Town

Next, drive through the Old Town of Edinburgh, which straddles the volcanic ridge between the castle and the Palace of Holyrood. Scotland's premier royal palace, the Palace of Holyrood, dates from the late-15th century and is the official Scottish residence of the Queen. To the north is the New Town, an area that was established in the 1790s when wealthy merchants began expanding the city outside of its Medieval walls. Here, marvel at the most beautiful concentration of Georgian architecture anywhere in Britain.


Royal Mile

Your drive continues along part of the Royal Mile, a thoroughfare linking the castle with the palace. At one mile (1.6 kilometres) in length, it forms the Medieval centre of the city. Drive through this area and see some of the most important historic buildings and monuments, including the Palace of Holyrood. Your tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility and those who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing and sun protection are recommended.

Edinburgh Panoramic 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.

Falconer For The Day

Take a half day to discover the art, history and science of falconry in Scotland for an unforgettable experience with birds of prey. Interestingly, falconry arrived with the Romans around the same time as the bagpipes; this sport is a specific means of hunting that utilizes birds of prey to capture wild game. Falconry is estimated by historians and aficionados to date back at least four millennia, and was believed to be brought to Scotland in 524 AD as the Romans usurped Britain with the European conquest.

Panoramic drive Forth Bridges, Falconry Centre

On today's tour learn about the history of falconry, known as the sport of the royalty throughout the ages. Drive from the pier for 75 minutes, past the scenic and historic Forth Bridges, which represent three centuries of engineering marvels. Arrive at the Falconry Centre and receive an introduction from your knowledgeable guide. After a safety briefing, learn the art of falconry first-hand as you begin flying your own birds.

As you work, learn from the falconers about the various birds, including an owl, a hawk and possibly an eagle. Watch as the bird flies directly onto your (gloved) hand! The techniques the falconers use to fly and train the birds are the very same ones used since the inception of the sport over 4,000 years ago.


Bird landing, Photograph with a bird

Experience the thrill of a powerful bird landing with you on command, always guided by expert supervision. As you walk the woods and meadows of the beautiful countryside, the birds keep pace with you in the tree branches overhead and respond to the commands of the falconer. Finally, after an enjoyable and informational adventure through the preserve, get the chance to take a spectacular photograph with a bird on your gloved hand one last time.


Make the return 75-minute drive to the pier after your incredible wildlife adventure.


Please note: This tour involves 2.5 hours of driving and moderate walking (1 mile in total), some of this on uneven ground, making this tour unsuitable for guests who utilise walkers or a wheelchair. Guests must be able to transfer from their chair to the coach without assistance. Minimum age to participate is 5 years old. Guests are recommended to wear loose, comfortable clothing and closed-toe walking shoes. Space on this tour is extremely limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment. Guests must listen to the safety instructions of the tour staff. Tour and wildlife sightings dependent on conditions.

Outlander & The Water of Life

Situated in the beautiful Perthshire countryside, the Drummond Castle Gardens are some of Europe's and Scotland's most important and impressive formal gardens with links to Royalty, nobility and the Jacobite uprising. Compared to the Versailles Palace Gardens, the Drummond Castle Gardens were portrayed as Versailles in season 2 of the highly famous and renowned television series Outlander.


Drummond Castle Gardens

Travel via coach 40 minutes from the ship to walk in the footsteps of Claire, Jamie and of course the court of King Louis XV with the head gardener, who shares with you the history of the gardens, the stories of various plants and trees and how they manage to keep the gardens looking fit for a king.


The gardens feature a mile of beech-lined avenue leads to a formidable ridge-top tower house. Enter through the woven iron portcullis and courtyard with spectacular views over these magnificent gardens below. They were first laid out in the early 17th century and redesigned and then terraced in the 19th century. The gardens of today were replanted in the 1950s, preserving features such as the ancient yew hedges and the copper beech trees planted by Queen Victoria, to commemorate her visit in 1842.


Famous Grouse Experience at Glenturret Distillery

Then travel the short distance (15 minutes) by coach to the Famous Grouse Experience at Glenturret Distillery for a dram or two! Making whisky by hand since 1775, Glenturret staff share with you today the traditional handmade distilling processes that have been used to craft the whiskies at the distillery for generations. Discover how the distillery's Glenturret single malt is carefully blended with other grain and malt whiskies to create one of the UK's most popular blended whiskies, The Famous Grouse.


After the tour has concluded enjoy a 2-course lunch at the distillery before departing through the beautiful Perthshire countryside to Leith. Transfer to the port (approx 1hr 45 mins by coach).


Please note: This tour involves extensive activity, including approximately 90 minutes of walking. There is limited wheelchair access at the distillery, however, visitors with limited mobility can enjoy an alternative experience. At the Gardens please note that the grounds are built into the side of a steep hillside and several flights of steep steps provide the main access for visitors. It is therefore important that anyone with limited mobility is aware of this fact and that they ask at the ticket office for directions to the entrance at the bottom of the garden. Please note that the gravel paths require a strong pusher and the suggested route is along firmer, grass paths. There is also a garden viewing area near the ticket office, which can be accessed upon request. Guests are recommended to wear comfortable, close toed shoes, loose, comfortable clothing and a jacket in case of inclement weather.

Panoramic Edinburgh And The Royal Yacht Britannia

Explore Edinburgh's highlights with panoramic tour of the city. See the Georgian architecture of the New Town, Princes Street and drive down parts of the famous medieval Royal Mile with the imposing Edinburgh Castle at one end and down to the 17th century Palace of Holyroodhouse at the other.


The Palace was the home of Mary Queen of Scots from 1561 to 1568 and was occupied by Bonnie Prince Charlie in 1745. The scene of many a great historical drama including notorious murders, spectacular funerals, major fires and power-hungry personalities, the Palace is now Her Majesty The Queen's official residence in Scotland. Drive up to one of the city's high points for some spectacular views over the city.


Royal Yacht Britannia

Next pay a visit to the Royal Yacht Britannia, one of the world's most famous ships. Launched in 1953, the Royal Yacht proudly served Queen and country for forty-four years. During that time Britannia carried The Queen and the Royal Family on 968 official voyages, from the most remote regions of the South Seas to the deepest divides of Antarctica. Today, permanently moored in Leith since her decommissioning in 1997, she provides a fascinating and unique behind-the-scenes view of the Royal family and Britannia's role as a floating palace. The Queen describes the Yacht as the one place where she could truly relax.


See the gleaming engine room, the Duke of Edinburgh's and The Queen's bedrooms, the crew quarters and more during this fascinating visit. Return to your own ship in Leith.


Please note: This tour involves moderate activity, including approximately 2 hours of walking. All venues are wheelchair accessible (with some stairs to negotiate), though guests must be able to disembark and embark onto the ship on their own and the coaches are not equipped for guests confined to a wheelchair. Guests are recommended to wear comfortable, close toed shoes, loose, comfortable clothing and a jacket in case of inclement weather.

Rosslyn Chapel & Glenkinchie Distillery

Explore the history, traditions and flavours of Scotland during this picturesque, half-day sightseeing excursion.

Leith, Rosslyn Chapel

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 1 hour drive to the Rosslyn Chapel, built in 1446 by Sir William St. Clair, third and last St. Clair Prince of Orkney (thought to be a Grand Master of the Knights Templar). The Rosslyn Chapel was originally planned as part of a much larger building in the layout of a cross. However, St. Clair's untimely death in 1484 brought the building work to an end. The chapel, however, remains a captivating building in its own right. It became a place of pilgrimage thanks to its strong links with the Knights Templar, and, if speculation is to be believed, its musty, undisturbed vaults may contain fantastic holy relics, including early gospels, the Ark of the Covenant, Stone of Destiny, and even the mummified head of Christ.

Rosslyn Chapel, Guided Tour, Carvings

Upon arrival at Rosslyn Chapel, enjoy an introductory talk and orientation before exploring this stunning chapel at your own pace. Along the way, learn about the history of the chapel, mysterious K nights of Templar, and connections and links to the story of the Holy Grail as depicted in Dan Brown's novel, The Da VinciCode. In addition, marvel at the multitude of fascinating and intricate carvings that adorn the pillars, walls and roof of the chapel, including carvings that suggest America was discovered 100 years earlier than the arrival of Columbus. There are plenty of chapel guides who are always happy to delve into the stories of the chapel's past and discuss the carvings in more detail as well as an exhibition in the visitors centre with more details on the

Rosslyn's past.

Glenkinchie Distillery, Guided Tour, Whisky Production, Still Room, Whisky Tasting

Next, re-board your coach and head to the Glenkinchie Distillery. One of the Lowland's finest distilleries, Glenkinchie produces a truly remarkable single malt. During your guided visit, discover the methods of whisky production and visit the Still Room, then proceed for a tasting of Glenkinchie and your choice of another single malt for comparison. Additional whisky is available for purchase in the gift shop. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately one -hour drive back to the pier.

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.


EDI-SPE2 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 package requires advance booking with Silversea Reservations and must be prepaid in full at the time of booking. It is non-refundable and non-transferable at the time the programme is added to the cruise booking. A limited number of tickets are available for this exclusive package that is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Although, 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 tour. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by someone 18 years of age or older. Onboard Spending Credit may not be applied to the purchase of this programme. This package is owned by independent contractors, and Silversea makes no representations and assumes no responsibility for the services provided by these operators. This program 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

Silver Shore Privato - Leith by Private Car with Guide - Full Day

Explore Leith at your leisure during your full-day (8 Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.

Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

Silver Shore Privato - Leith by Private Car with Guide - Half Day

Explore Leith at your leisure during your half-day (4 Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.

Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

Silver Shore Privato - Leith by Private Van with Guide - Full Day

Explore Leith at your leisure during your full-day (8 Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.

Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

Silver Shore Privato - Leith by Private Van with Guide - Half Day

Explore Leith at your leisure during your half-day (4 Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.

Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

St Mary’s Artisan Collection

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 and down-to-earth disdain for the pretensions of intellectualism.


St. Mary's Street

One of Edinburgh's main destinations is the charming St. Mary's Street, constructed during the 1860s. This significant area of Edinburgh was once an ancient Wynd and serves as an important stage in Scotland's history. Depart the pier and travel 30 to 45 minutes to St. Mary's Street to enjoy a half-day excursion of sightseeing and discovery of the historic crafts produced on the street for centuries.

See up close how kilts, Scottish Bagpipes and other leather goods are made by hand, watching artisans work with care as they create individual pieces to sell. St. Mary's Street is known for being a destination for authentic hand-crafted, high-quality products. Learn the story of these forms of artisanry and hear the narrative of each of the craftsmen at their trade.

McKenzie Leather visit, Nicolson Kiltmakers

The highlight of your tour is a visit to McKenzie Leather to learn the art of tannery amidst the atmosphere of the lingering smell of leather in the air. Learn all you want to know about the history and manufacture of kilts at Nicolson Kiltmakers, and witness the passionate craftsmanship and long heritage that is woven into every kilt. Enjoy a chance to don this famous article of clothing and symbol of Scottish identity.


Kilberry Bagpipes workshop visit

Move along to Kilberry Bagpipes for an exclusive viewing of the workshop and the hand-crafted traditions of making this wonderful instrument. Discover how bagpipes are tested, set-up and played to ensure the bagpipes that leave the workshop are of the highest quality.


Depart St. Mary's Street and make the 45-minute drive to return to your awaiting ship, filled with a sense of appreciation for the care and tradition with which these craftsmen make and produce their wares.

World Cruise Collection: An Exclusive Visit To The Royal Yacht Britannia With Her Last Serving Admirmal

Experience a taste of royalty on board the Royal Yacht Britannia during this exclusive World Cruise Collection excursion.


Leith, Royal Yacht Britannia

Newly-designed especially for our valued World Cruise guests, your exclusive World Cruise Collection tour begins with a short drive to the Royal Yacht Britannia. For over 40 years, the Royal Yacht Britannia proudly served the British Royal Family and sailed over a million miles on nearly a thousand official visits. Britannia has been permanently berthed in Edinburgh since her decommissioning in 1997. Entertaining on board the Britannia is no different today from when she was on state duty, welcoming royalty and world leaders. The same meticulous attention to detail is observed, and the same high standards of service are rigorously followed to ensure guests are treated like royalty.


Red Carpet Welcome, Royal Brow, State Apartments, Guided Tour, Admiral's Quarters

Upon arrival, embark the ship. As you walk along the red carpet, the sense of occasion builds. The Britannia's Pipe Major welcomes you aboard via the Royal Brow and into the State Apartments. From here, proceed for a guided tour of the ship for a unique insight into what life was like on board. The tours are optional, so if anyone wants to stay in the Drawing Room they can; the pianist is there throughout the reception to play for the guests. The Royal Yacht Britannia is highly-accessible, except for the interior of the Admiral's Quarters, which is only opened for private events. However, this does not impact the tour too much, as guests are still able to see the majority of his quarters.


Royal Deck, Refreshments with Sir Robert Woodard

Next, proceed for refreshments consisting of coffee, specialty teas, and a selection of freshly-baked scones with clotted cream and jam on the Royal Deck in the company of Sir Robert Woodard, KVCO, DL, the last serving Rear Admiral-in-Command of the Royal Yacht Britannia from 1990-1995. Sir Robert is now an Extra Equerry to Her Majesty The Queen, a member of the Royal Household and Deputy Lieutenant of Cornwall. Following your World Cruise Collection tour, disembark the Britannia, re-board your coach and commence the short drive back to the pier.


Please note: This World Cruise Collection tour involves a moderate amount of walking for up to approximately 0.75 miles (about 1.2 kilometres), at times over uneven surfaces, wooden decks, short pile carpet, linoleum and ceramic tiles, and slight inclines, with three-four steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and embark the Royal Yacht Britannia; internal and external lifts are available. This tour is not suitable for guests with claustrophobia, guests prone to motion sickness, guests with a fear of heights, guests with limited mobility, and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear smart-casual attire with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection and a light sweater or jacket from the ship. Guests must be at least five years old to participate on this tour. Guests must be at least 18 years old to be served alcoholic beverages. If Sir Robert Woodard is unavailable due to any unforeseen circumstances, a suitable replacement is made. The tour sequence may vary. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Programmes d’excursions à terre depuis EDINBURGH (Leith)

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.


EDI-SPE2 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 package requires advance booking with Silversea Reservations and must be prepaid in full at the time of booking. It is non-refundable and non-transferable at the time the programme is added to the cruise booking. A limited number of tickets are available for this exclusive package that is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Although, 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 tour. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by someone 18 years of age or older. Onboard Spending Credit may not be applied to the purchase of this programme. This package is owned by independent contractors, and Silversea makes no representations and assumes no responsibility for the services provided by these operators. This program 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.

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.


EDI-SPE1 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.

Hôtels depuis EDINBURGH (Leith)

SIMPLY HOTEL: THE PRINCIPAL EDINBURGH GEORGE

The Principal Edinburgh George Hotel

The Principal Edinburgh on George Street has been welcoming hotel guests since 1881. Winner of Scottish Hotel of the Year at the 2017 Scottish Hotel Awards, The Principal is an ideal base from which to explore the city or conduct business. The sensitive, multi-million-pound restoration and refurbishment combines luxurious natural materials with a palette of colours inspired by the great 19th-century Scottish landscape painters.

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.