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Edinburgh & The Royal Yacht

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUS9228

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

3 days

UK - 2022

PRICE FROM ? £179 per person
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Itinerary

Description

Follow in the footsteps of royalty and step aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia on this lovely short break. Crowned the UK’s best attraction by Which? Magazine in 2020, this magnificent vessel served as Her Majesty The Queen’s floating palace for over 44 years and is now berthed in Edinburgh. Uncover its rich history across the five decks, explore the setting for Prince William and Prince Harry’s summer holidays and imagine where world leaders and celebrities were once entertained! We also have time to discover the Scottish capital’s other delights, from the imposing Edinburgh Castle and picturesque Old Town to the fantastic shops that line the famous Princes Street.

CoachItinerary

Day 1

From a morning pickup in your local area we travel by coach to our hotel, arriving in time for dinner and the first of two nights’ stay.

Day 2

Today we head to Edinburgh and step aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia, the Queen's former floating Royal residence, used not only for state visits and official receptions but also for family holidays. Highlights of the five different decks include the Bridge, the State Apartments, Royal Bedrooms, Crew's Quarters and the Engine Room. Look out for the clocks too, all stopped at 3:01pm – the exact time The Queen stepped off the vessel for the final time in the decommissioning ceremony.

We then enjoy time at leisure in Edinburgh, dominated by the iconic castle perched high above Scotland’s vibrant capital city. From the picturesque sights of the old town, the sprawl of attractions on the Royal Mile and the grandeur of George Street, with its many boutique shops, cafés and restaurants, there’s a wealth of things to do. Later we return to the hotel for dinner and our second night’s stay.

Day 3

After breakfast, we check out of our hotel and head to Gretna Green, famous as the 18th-century destination for runaway couples. No visit is complete here without discovering the historic Blacksmiths Shop and touching the anvil for good luck in love! You can also pick up some lovely gifts in the charming shops or enjoy a taste of Scotland at the Blacksmiths Foodcourt. We rejoin the coach in the afternoon for the journey home.

Coach Bullets

  • Return coach travel
  • 2 nights at a selected hotel (JG2 or JG3 rating) with dinner & breakfast 
  • Admission to the Royal Yacht Britannia with audio tour
  • Excursion to Edinburgh
  • En-route visit to Gretna Green

Search Bullets

  • 2 nights at a selected hotel (JG2 or JG3 rating) with dinner & breakfast 
  • Admission to the Royal Yacht Britannia with audio tour
  • Excursion to Edinburgh
  • En-route visit to Gretna Green

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JG2

Hotels with a JG2 rating are a mixture of larger hotels and privately owned properties. Décor and furnishings may be simple but are well maintained. All bedrooms have en-suite facilities, TV and tea/coffee making facilities. Food may be buffet style in some of the larger hotels. Services may be limited
but efficient.

JG3

Hotels with a JG3 rating tend to be a more formal style of hotel, often part of a hotel chain, with a greater range of facilities and services. Bedrooms are a little more spacious and have additional features. Public areas are larger and include lounge seating, a bar and restaurant with good quality food served either buffet style or with waiter service.

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Accommodation

Hotels

The Mercure Livingston Hotel

The Mercure Livingston Hotel is located in the heart of the city of Livingston. The en-suite rooms feature a TV and tea and coffee-making facilities. Other hotel facilities include a bar, restaurant, an indoor pool and sauna. (JG3 rating)

Britannia Hotel Edinburgh

Britannia Hotel Edinburgh is located on the banks of the Water of Leith in the West End and within easy reach of the city’s major attractions. The hotel offers well-appointed en-suite bedrooms with tea and coffee-making facilities, TV and hairdryer. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas and there’s a 24-hour reception, as well as a restaurant and an on-site bar. (JG2 rating)

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