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Set amid splendid gardens at the foot of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, the Palace of Holyroodhouse is the official Scottish residence of the British royals, who first decamped here from nearby Edinburgh Castle back in the 15th century. The complex grew from a 12th-century abbey, whose ruins can still be seen on the grounds, into a full-fledged Baroque palace complete with elaborate plasterwork, sumptuous furnishings, and a number of tapestries. The palace is perhaps most famous for having hosted to the rather unfortunate Mary, Queen of Scots, whose beloved secretary was slaughtered here by her jealous second husband.

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Private Royal Mile walking tour in Edinburgh's Old Town

Private Royal Mile walking tour in Edinburgh's Old Town

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Explore the Old Town of Edinburgh with a private guide leading the way during this walking tour. Hear stories about the people, history, and politics that shaped the city of Edinburgh. Go for a walk along the Royal Mile and see local landmarks including Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, and Scottish Parliament.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$191.69
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$191.69
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Edinburgh Royal Mile Walking Tour

Edinburgh Royal Mile Walking Tour

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Embrace the best that Edinburgh has to offer on a 3-hour small-group walking tour of the Royal Mile. You’ll cover everything along the famous route, starting in the Lawnmarket and following it down to Holyroodhouse and Scottish Parliament. Listen as your guide tells you the little-known stories of the city’s most important people and events, before returning to a central location.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.60
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$42.60
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Edinburgh's Palace and Canongate Private Walking Tour

Edinburgh's Palace and Canongate Private Walking Tour

The Canongate was once a separate town. It's often overlooked, but is packed with hidden gems. Starting at the site of the Old City Gate, explore the Canongate part of Edinburgh's Royal Mile. Discover Gardens, Mansion Houses and hear how life has changed over the centuries. Ending outside the Queens Official Residence in Scotland, the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$134.89
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Edinburgh City Tour

Edinburgh City Tour

We offer ½ day, full-day, and multi-day tours depending on the time and the budget that you have. All tours are exclusive to you and your party (1-7 passengers) in our exclusive Mercedes Bens V-Class AMG model executive vehicles, which come with the following as standard – Client controlled air-con/Wi-Fi/on-board refreshments/AC charging facilities for mobile devices and cameras. Contact us and we will work with you so we can include the things you really want to see, spending more time at the places you want to spend time at, and leaving the things and places you don’t get to see for the next time you visit us.
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  • 1 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$383.25
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$383.25
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Edinburgh Self Guide

Edinburgh Self Guide

So, you arrive in Edinburgh and want to know all about it. You have 3 choices available to you. 1. Go on a guided tour and see all those sights you read about before you came. 2. Walk around aimlessly hoping that the Gods of tourism will guide you. 3. Go to snikkit dot com and see what like minded locals want you to see about their home. Snikkit dot com will show you everything about a place on a simple, easy to use interactive map. The main sites The history The people But also the small stories, the best pubs and bars, where the locals eat and much much more. This is your tour at your own pace and at your convenience. We have done all the homework for you and found and researched all the stories and facts you need for an enlightening self guided tour of Edinburgh's history, architecture, music, ghosts, murders and culture. Once logged in you are the boss, you decide what you want to see and when you want to see it.
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  • 3 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$14.18
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Private Evening Royal Mile Walking Tour

Private Evening Royal Mile Walking Tour

Spend the evening exploring Edinburgh's Old Town on a Private Walking Tour with a knowledgeable, friendly local tour guide. Hear about the characters and events that shaped this wonderful cities past. This is a great option if time is limited to get to know the Royal Mile and Old Town. A walking tour in the evening could give you more time during the day to visit some of our attractions. If you would prefer to focus on the top part of the Royal Mile just let your guide know, if not the tour will end outside the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$134.89
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Edinburgh Private Tour Brazilian Guide

Edinburgh Private Tour Brazilian Guide

We make private and personalized tours, according to the client's interests, in private vehicles with great comfort and safety. Our guides accompany you on all attractions, providing the most support and historical information. Departure and return of the tour will be at the client's hotel.
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  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$644.73
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Panoramic Running Tour of Edinburgh

Panoramic Running Tour of Edinburgh

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We love running and we love Edinburgh, bring your trainers and let us show you our wonderful and vibrant city on foot! Hear stories of Edinburgh past and present whilst we tour the capital city at your pace. We will take in all the main city sights and then finish off with a breathtaking climb up Arthur's Seat to see the city from a panoramic view.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$43.12
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$43.12
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Grand tour of Edinburgh with all of the most popular & main tourist attractions

Grand tour of Edinburgh with all of the most popular & main tourist attractions

We are inviting you to explore Scotland's breathtaking capital - Edinburgh. It is a city with impressive architecture and infinite streets, with a breathtaking castle perched on a dormant volcano, there's nowhere in the world a place like it. Your guide will pick you up from your hotel or from your cruise ship. You will start with a city tour by private vehicle. The first stop will be at Edinburgh Castle with an inside guided tour. You will have one hour to have lunch after visiting the castle, your guide will offer you plenty of places to have it. After some rest, you will have a guided walking tour of the old city and the famous Royal mile. In the end, your driver will take you back to the place you are staying.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$2,159.92
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$2,159.92
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Edinburgh's Hidden Treasures Black Taxi Tour

Edinburgh's Hidden Treasures Black Taxi Tour

Explore Scotland’s UNESCO–listed capital city by black taxi on this private 4-hour tour in Edinburgh. Travel through the ancient streets of Edinburgh by black cab and listen as a private guide brings the city’s rich history to life.. This tour includes pickup and drop-off at your Edinburgh hotel.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$561.05
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Private Edinburgh City Luxury Day Trip

Private Edinburgh City Luxury Day Trip

We specialise in creating private Scottish adventures for individuals. As our tours are more personal than some other tour providers, you will leave with a feeling of satisfaction knowing that you've seen what you wanted, how you wanted. As one of the most enticing places in the world, Edinburgh definitely needs to be experienced to the full. Make the most of your time with our incredible bespoke tour!  There’s no better way to see this iconic location than through the eyes of someone who calls it home. Prepare to experience Edinburgh like no one else, and create unique memories in the city of a thousand tales. We’d love to help you experience the spark of our electrifying Edinburgh. Enjoy, relax and just switch off. Get to know the country and its people, immerse yourself in nature and tradition. At TRIPorganiser we know where to find something special. Trust us with your with valuable travel time. Authenticity is our top priority.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$283.98
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$283.98
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Edinburgh Royal Mile (New Self Guided Tour)

Edinburgh Royal Mile (New Self Guided Tour)

Why be a tourist when you can be a traveller. We'll show you the castle and the Cathedral, but it's the cities secret hidden gems that most people want to learn about. * The cannon ball hidden in the walls of a house. * The Witches well. * Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde * The Heart of Midlothian * And many, many more stories. This is your tour at your own pace and at your convenience. We have done all the homework for you and found and researched all the stories and facts you need for an enlightening self guided tour of Edinburgh's history, architecture, music, ghosts, murders and culture. Once logged in you are the boss, you decide what you want to see and when you want to see it and you have 48 hours to do so.
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  • 2 to 5 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$8.96
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$8.96
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Edinburgh: Self-Guided City Experience
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Edinburgh: Self-Guided City Experience

- Discover Edinburgh's most famous and iconic landmarks, including Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse - Sophisticated mobile technology turns your smartphone into the ultimate travel companion for the duration of your stay - Tune into the multilingual audio commentary to hear interesting facts, stories and anecdotes for over 90 points of interest - Opt for one of many recommended walking routes or customise your own with personalised pinpoints - Audio guide available in English
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  • 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$12.13
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$12.13
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Private 6-Day Christmas Tour in Scotland and Edinburgh

Private 6-Day Christmas Tour in Scotland and Edinburgh

Tour of 6 days + 5 nights + accommodation + full breakfasts included. Airport and hotel transfers included. Hogmanay celbration. Optional dinners. 460 Miles / 740 Km. This great 5-day Tour and Vacation program can be booked throughout the year. Obviously, due to its title and content, the most indicated date is December 27 of each year, however the program can be carried out throughout the year enjoying free time during the Christmas performances. Live with us the magical and famous Christmas in Edinburgh and its HOGMANAY! You will also visit the most famous places in Scotland including Loch Ness! For the whole family, group or making new friends! Regions to visit: Magical Edinburgh - The Caledonian Canal - Loch Ness - Cairngorms National Park - Perthshire - The Highlands - Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park - Lochaber - The Kingdom of Fife and much more!
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  • 6 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$2,083.89
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$2,083.89
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Edinburgh Half Day Tour (Private Chauffeur)

Edinburgh Half Day Tour (Private Chauffeur)

Truly unique tour of Edinburgh city with your guide offering the best view of the capital from the comfort of a Mercedes V Class.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$352.14
per group
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$352.14
per group
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Greenock – Edinburgh Private city tour included lunch

Greenock – Edinburgh Private city tour included lunch

From Greenock we will take you to the great city of Edinburgh where there is so much to discover. We will pass through Arthur’s seat, a prominent landmark on the Edinburgh horizon. From there a quick visit to Holyrood Palace. From this great Palace, we head to Calton Hill, where we will have amazing views . Our tour guide will take you on a journey through Edinburgh’s impressive architecture which blends the medieval Old Town with the splendour of the Georgian New Town. To give you an idea without spoiling too much all the information the tour guide will provide these are some of the landmarks we will visit: - Greyfriars cemetery - Dean Village - Princes Street We will stop one hour to have lunch; we will taste some typical Scottish food. St. Giles Cathedral Edinburgh castle The Royal Mile PLEASE NOTE: WALKING INVOLVED MISSING YOU ALREADY!!
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$488.92
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$488.92
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Discover Canongate and Holyrood

Discover Canongate and Holyrood

Get to know the history of Canongate, an under-looked part of the Royal Mile, through centuries, together with our knowledgable tour guide. Descend the Royal Mile, from the industrial times, back to the 16ht century and the Middle Ages, to reach the very origins of the city, Holyrood Park. Behind their name and features, the current buildings hide ancient meanings waiting only to be discovered! Why the World ends on High Street? Why there is an Italian buried at the Canongate Cemetery? And why that deer's head on top of Canongate Kirk? These and many more secrets await you. Towards the end of the tour you'll hear also about Mary Stuart and the horrid plots against her! Ending at the Holyrood Park, the geologic heart of the city, you'll have a chance to breathe and relax for the evening: a perfect ending for a perfect tour.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$99.39
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$99.39
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Bike, beers and brewery tour

Bike, beers and brewery tour

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This is a unique tour in that we shall combine a cycle tour and brewery tour in one! Work up a thirst to enjoy that well earned craft beer. Bellfield Brewery also brew gluten free beer!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$94.67
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Edinburgh Private Premium Driving Tour With Chauffeur

Edinburgh Private Premium Driving Tour With Chauffeur

- Pick you up from your accommodation in Edinburgh or Glasgow - Travel luxuriously in a Mercedes Benz and don’t worry about rental cars - Forget complicated meeting points, as door-to-door transfers are included Did you know that Edinburgh is the greenest cities in the UK? Edinburgh is Scotland’s hilly capital known and visited for the rich heritage, history, culture and largest art festival in the world.Explore the beautiful city and feel like royalty with our Luxury Chauffeur Service. You have the freedom to decide on the locations you wish to explore and we create the itinerary according to your preferences. Travel in a luxurious Mercedes-Benz vehicle with Wi-Fi and bottled water included to make it a stress-free experience. Book now and enjoy the best personalised experience of a Private Premium Tour with us!
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  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$575.65
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$575.65
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Edinburgh Shore Excursions (Princess & Norwegian)

Edinburgh Shore Excursions (Princess & Norwegian)

Our custom experiences take time to develop and are based on what we learn about you. Yes, they are private, but they are also fully customised. This is exclusively your experience. Our goal is to figure out who you are and then determine how we're going to introduce our country to you in a way that is unique to you.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$702.86
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A Day in Medieval Edinburgh

A Day in Medieval Edinburgh

Your tour will take you on a comfortable walk in the Old Town along the famed Royal Mile. Hear stories of the murderers, geniuses, body-snatchers, witch hunters, firebrand priests and philosophers. See the eerie site of witch burnings and the castle sitting high above the city on its volcanic rock, then it's down Victoria St and into the Grassmarket and up the "Candlemakers Row" to see the Greyfriars churchyard and a statue to Greyfriars "Bobby" before heading past the "Birthplace" of Harry Potter. After lunch, we continue on our walk with a visit to the High Kirk of St Giles a pre-reformation Cathedral. Further down see the former home of John Knox, the Calvanistic reformer, then it's on to the Canongate Kirk and graveyard, where Her Majesty the Queen worships when in Edinburgh. A little further down "The" Mile and sitting in the shadow of Edinburgh's extinct volcano, and across the road from the Scottish Parliament building sits Holyrood Palace & Abbey (12c).
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$72.06
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Small-Group Tour Royal Canongate

Small-Group Tour Royal Canongate

On your tour you will see one of the oldest churches in Scotland, with Royal connection to this day. We will visit the resting place of one of the most famous people in the world, Adam Smith, even seeing the home he shared with his mother the last twelve years of his life. You will also hear the story of the secret lover of Mary Queen of Scots and his brutal murder. We then talk of perhaps the most famous two-faced celebrity in Edinburgh society and the site of his final crime, right here in Canongate. We will also stop outside the Scottish Parliament, where our elected representatives debate and decide upon the fate of the future of Scotland. Also, you will enjoy a majestic view of Arthurs Seat. This was one of two former volcanoes in Edinburgh. I will give you background to its formation and the true story of how Arthurs Seat got its name. Your tour completes at the Royal palace of Holyroodhouse. There you will learn the fascinating story behind its name.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$25.87
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Edinburgh, Inverness, Glasgow 3 Days Scotland Private Tour

Edinburgh, Inverness, Glasgow 3 Days Scotland Private Tour

The Highlands is the epitome of Scotland. Big skies, sparkling countryside, great food, friendly people and the Scottish Highlands. A natural playground that begs to be explored, with the finest and most romantic castles. Edinburgh is the inspiring capital of Scotland where hundreds of years of history unite an unforgettable world-class city. The magnificent architecture of the city is shifting from the enclosures of the medieval Old City to the grace of the new Georgian City. Above all, Edinburgh Castle stands with its magnificent splendour. Edinburgh is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a compact and lively town but home to the world's largest arts festival. Glasgow is true heaven with excellent food, drinks and unforgettable experiences as well. The lush and beautiful land is full of green areas, evergreen forestry of the Highlands with their sweeping mountains and deep “lochs”, and its compact wildlands, the islands with lots of beautiful beaches and vast views. Oh, what views!
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  • 3 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,430.19
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$1,430.19
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Edinburgh Layover Tour with a Local: 100% Personalized & Private

Edinburgh Layover Tour with a Local: 100% Personalized & Private

You’ll bust out of the airport and explore some of Edinburgh with our local host as you wait for your connecting flight. Swap airport food for some fresh market produce, discover a few city sights like Edinburgh Castle or stretch your legs in the beautiful Holyrood Park. Walk down the Royal Mile, passing quaint cafes, museums, and shops and see as much as you can during your layover. Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$187.09
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What are Palace of Holyroodhouse hours of operation?
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Palace of Holyroodhouse hours of operation: Open daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Palace of Holyroodhouse tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Palace of Holyroodhouse can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 56 Palace of Holyroodhouse tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Palace of Holyroodhouse 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Palace of Holyroodhouse costs USD 278.30. Guided Palace of Holyroodhouse tours start around USD 278.30 per person. See all 56 Palace of Holyroodhouse tickets and tours on Viator.
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