Day 1 Sunday: Meet our coach this morning as we make our way to our hotel…
Holiday Inn Edinburgh.
4 star modern hotel situated to the west of Edinburgh, three miles from the city centre.
303 guest rooms with full facilities. Two excellent restaurants - Traders Restaurant and Sampans Oriental Restaurant - as well as a café and relaxing bar.
Fully equipped gymnasium, swimming pool, sauna and spa.
Check-in, relax, freshen up if you wish and maybe have something to eat before we leave the hotel around 5:30pm for Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Exclusive private evening tour of Holyrood...
The tour takes visitors behind the ropes in several rooms, the guide will explain the fascinating history of the Palace including visiting Queen Mary of Scots rooms plus the West Drawing Room, the Queens formal sitting room when she is staying during the Royal Week, one of the rooms not normally open to the public.
Your visit includes a glass of Champagne and official guide book.
We return to our hotel after Holyrood House.
Day 2 Monday : Full English breakfast is included before we leave the hotel around 9am and make our way to an area known as the Royal Mile
The Royal Mile runs through the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, connecting the magnificent Edinburgh Castle, with the splendorous Palace of Holyroodhouse.
We want to show you a ‘hidden Gem’ not widely know about but you do have to walk about 10 minutes to reach it.
Mary King’s Close
Mary King’s Close is an incredible warren of underground streets and spaces. Back in the 1600’s, Mary King’s Close and neighbouring Closes were at the heart of Edinburgh’s busiest and most vibrant streets, open to the skies and bustling with traders selling their wares to the Old Town’s residents. Why would this street find itself underground 400 years later? You’ll find out this and more on this truly unique experience.
The Royal Mile
Afterwards you can enjoy some free time in the Royal Mile. You’ill find an eclectic mix of historical sites including St Giles' Cathedral and some of the best eating and drinking spots in the city. For a glimpse of recent history, be sure to visit the ultra-modern Scottish Parliament, a striking building boasting a cutting-edge design.
National Museum of Scotland
Final stop on our visit to Edinburgh is the National Museum of Scotland housed in an amazing building.
The ‘Grand Gallery’ on the first floor offers a real ‘wow factor’ but don’t miss the views of of Edinburgh’s skyline from the 7th floor
A guided tour is provided during your visit to this fascinating museum.
Day 3 Tuesday: After breakfast, your driver will take you to Princess Street in the centre of Ediburgh so you can enjoy some free time at the shops and perhaps sights you haven’t yet seen. We leave Edinburgh at 2pm for home.
Price includes; Coach, 2 nights Hotel, Breakfast, entrance and tour of Holyroodhouse and Mary King’s Close and tour of National Museum. Single Supp £70
Note: Due to the nature of Mary King’s Close this tour is not suitable for persons with mobility problems.