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

Explore the grandeur and legacy of the spectacular Stirling Castle during this scenic and informative, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Countryside Drive, Stirling Castle, River Forth

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately one-hour drive through the beautiful countryside en route to Stirling Castle. From its spectacular setting, high on a volcanic rock above the River Forth, Stirling Castle has controlled one of the main routes between the Scottish Highlands and the lowlands for centuries, earning the title 'Key to the Kingdom'. Earlier fortifications have given way to today's palatial and beautifully furnished, 15th-century residence, the home of the Stuart kings and birthplace of James II.


Guided Castle Tour, Great Kitchens, Elphinstone Tower, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Museum

Upon arrival, take a guided walking tour of the castle with your guide. Along the way, learn about the bloody battles that took place in the vicinity of Stirling Castle, along with the castle's regal occupants and events of its storied past. During your tour, visit the Great Kitchens, Elphinstone Tower and the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Museum. This educational museum of the regiment's history includes uniforms, weapons and soldiers' personal items.


Free Time, Lunch on Your Own, Bannockburn Heritage Centre and Battle Site

Following your tour, some free time is made available to explore the town and enjoy lunch at your leisure.

After re-boarding your coach, continue on to the site of the Battle of Bannockburn, where King Robert the Bruce defeated Edward II of England's forces during the First War of Independence in 1314. Upon arrival, a stop is made at the nearby Bannockburn Heritage Centre. Here, view audio-visual presentations and informative history exhibitions exploring the medieval battle site. At the conclusion of 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

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!

Chef’s Table in the Heart of Edinburgh

Spend an evening savouring the finest cuisine Scotland has to offer during this unforgettable, half-day, Chef's Table dining excursion hosted by Tom Kitchin, Scotland's only Michelin-starred chef.


Rosyth, Edinburgh, City Centre, Castle Terrace Restaurant, Chef's Table

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 45-minute drive to Edinburgh. Upon arrival in Edinburgh's bustling city centre, proceed to the Castle Terrace, one of the restaurants owned by chef Tom Kitchin, Scotland's only Michelin-starred chef. Upon arrival, meet the head chef and be invited to join him at the Chef's Table in his kitchen during this behind-the-scenes culinary experience at one of Edinburgh's finest restaurants.


Observe Chefs at Work, Chef's Land & Sea Surprise Tasting Menu, Six-Course Dinner

The chef's 'Land & Sea Surprise Tasting Menu' features six courses of the finest produce the country has to offer. Whilst seated at the Chef's Table, enjoy a unique opportunity to observe world-class chefs at work preparing award-winning cuisine for your enjoyment. The restaurant's 'From-Nature-to-Plate' philosophy leverages the chef's delicate flair and passion for cooking to transform the finest-and-freshest seasonal Scottish ingredients into elegant, wonderfully-balanced dishes. At the conclusion of this unforgettable dining excursion, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 45-minute drive back to the pier.

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.

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.

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.

Exclusive Holyrood Palace Afterhours & Scotch Whisky Experience

Experience the stunning beauty of Holyrood Palace after-hours during this private, evening sightseeing excursion, and a Scotch Whisky Experience.


Leith, Holyrood Palace

Depart the pier for the short, early-evening drive to the Holyrood Palace, named after the rood (cross) which King David I is said to have seen between the antlers of a stag he was hunting here in 1128. Holyrood 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 was occupied by Bonnie Prince Charlie in 1745.


Private, After-Hours Palace Tour, Royal and State Apartments, West Drawing Room, Champagne

Now 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. In the company of an expert guide, enjoy a private tour of the State Apartments after the Palace closes for the day. Go behind the ropes in selected rooms and into the West Drawing Room, used by members of the Royal Family as a private sitting room and not normally open to the public. It is among the most beautiful rooms in the palace, and boasts one of the finest 17th-century plasterwork ceilings. At the end of the tour, enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne at the Holyrood Palace, and browse the gift shop for a memento of your visit before re-boarding your coach for the ride to the Royal Mile.


Royal Mile, Edinburgh's Old Town, Mercat Cross, Scotch Whisky Experience

The famous Royal Mile, the city's main thoroughfare and an iconic street in Edinburgh's Old Town, is dotted with small boutique shops, Gothic monuments and the emblematic Mercat Cross. This street has plenty of hidden gems and mysterious courtyards that are just waiting to be explored. Following your walking tour, your final stop is at the Scotch Whisky Experience on Castlehill, where picture windows offer commanding views over the south side of Edinburgh. Upon arrival, enjoy a private drinks reception with canapes in the McIntyre Gallery to finish off the evening. For whisky enthusiasts, access to the Diageo Claive Vidiz Whisky Collection Vault leaves a lasting memory. At the conclusion of your tour, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 30-minute drive back 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.

Historic St. Andrews with Lunch

The 'Home of Golf' is yours to discover during this scenic, full-day sightseeing excursion to historic St. Andrews with lunch.


Leith, Rolling Countryside, Farmland, Kingdom of Fife, St. Andrews

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 1 hour drive to St. Andrews. En route, pass through the rolling countryside and farmland of the Kingdom of Fife. St. Andrews is famed the world-over as the golf capital, and the game has been played here on the famous Old Course since the 15th century. There is, however, much more to this historic town than just golf. St. Andrews Cathedral (now stunning ruins) was one of Scotland's largest Cathedrals, and the castle dates from 1200. The city is also home to the country's oldest university (its most famous recent student was Prince William, who studied Art History). Lovely architecture and a friendly atmosphere make St. Andrews a special place to visit, packed with history, academia and, of course, golf.


St. Andrews Cathedral, Castle Ruins, Free Time, Shopping, St. Andrews Golf Museum, Lunch

Upon arrival, take you on a short, guided walking tour of both the Cathedral and castle ruins. Following your tour, some free time is made available for shopping and independent exploration. Along the way, you might want to visit the St. Andrews Golf Museum (entrance fees not included). Next, proceed for a two-course lunch at a local restaurant.


Exclusive Old Course Walking Tour, Old Course Shop, Complimentary Gift

After lunch, take an exclusive, guided walking tour of The Old Course. Along the way, stops are made to take photos and see the famous Swilken Bridge whilst your Old Course guide recounts the history of St. Andrews and why it became the 'Home of Golf'. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 1 hour drive back to the pier.

Holyrood Palace and Holyrood Distillery

Experience the grandeur and history of Edinburgh in a unique new way during this halfday excursion to the Palace of Holyroodhouse and its distillery.


Edinburgh

Depart the pier for the short drive to Edinburgh's city centre, which offers spectacular views of the stunning skyline and magnificent architecture. See Edinburgh Castle, which is perched on an extinct volcanic rock, and the Medieval buildings rambling down the spine of the Royal Mile en route to the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Scotland's premier royal palace, the Palace of Holyroodhouse dates from the late-15th century and is the official Scottish residence of the Queen. Upon arrival in the city centre, proceed to the palace for an exclusive evening tour.


Palace of Holyroodhouse

After the general public has left the palace, your guided tour begins with an introduction to Holyroodhouse's important role as Her Majesty's official residence in Scotland. Crossing the wide courtyard in front of the Palace, learn about its history and famous regal occupants, including Mary, Queen of Scots and her son, King James VI.


Exclusive Palace Tour

Next, take a behind-the-scenes look at the work of the Royal Household, the organisation that supports the Queen in her duties and ensures the smooth running of official events, including garden parties, investitures, audiences and receptions. The West Drawing Room, used by members of the Royal Family as a private sitting room and not typically open to the public, is included in the tour. It is among the most beautiful rooms in the Palace of Holyroodhouse, and boasts one of the finest examples of 17th-century plasterwork ceilings. From here, continue through the magnificent staterooms and historic apartments. Your tour concludes with a glass of champagne in this splendid historical setting before commencing the brief drive back to the pier.


Holyrood Distillery, Guided Tour, Whisky & Gin Production, Whisky & Gin Tasting

A short drive will take you to the Holyrood Distillery. Edinburgh was once a hub of whisky production, the last city distillery closed in 1925. Nestled under the shadow of Arthurs Seat, the spirit is starting to flow again at the Holyrood Distillery. Explore the sensory journey to creating and enjoying whisky and gin in the 21st century. Sample one of the distillery's gins, delicious gin liqueurs and a dram of whisky.

Leisurely Edinburgh and Whiskey (Wheelchair Accessible)

Edinburgh City Drive

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.


Scotch Whisky Experience

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.


The Royal Mile

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.

Panoramic Edinburgh And The Royal Yacht Britannia

Explore Edinburgh's highlights on this 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.


Holyrood Palace

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.

Rosslyn Chapel & Holyrood 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.


Holyrood Distillery, Guided Tour, Whisky & Gin Production, Whisky & Gin Tasting

Return to Edinburgh to excite the senses at the Holyrood Distillery. Edinburgh was once a hub of whisky production, the last city distillery closed in 1925. Nestled under the shadow of Arthurs Seat, the spirit is starting to flow again at the Holyrood Distillery. Explore the sensory journey to creating and enjoying whisky and gin in the 21st century. Sample one of the distillery's gins, delicious gin liqueurs and a dram of whisky.

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.

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.

LEITH SIMPLY HOTEL

LEITH SIMPLY HOTEL


Our Simply Hotel selection is the perfect choice for those who want a centrally located setting from which to discover - or rediscover - the city. Rooms in these 4.5 and 5-star properties are generally Standard Double or King rooms that provide comfortable accommodations and superior service for those who wish to extend their trip with a cultural or shopping experience in some of the world's most iconic cities.


For your convenience, we can easily organize transfers between the airport and hotel or between the hotel and the pier so that you only have to decide how much or how little you wish to do.


Hotel brands that we consistently feature include Intercontinental, JW Marriott, Fairmont or the Conrad Group.

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.