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Edinburgh Extras

*Prices below are maximum approximates and include full taxes & charges. The exact price will be different, but lower than what is quoted below.

Edinburgh castle

Admission: £19.00

Hours: 9.30am - 6pm (last admission at 5pm)

Edinburgh castle is one of the most iconic tourist attractions within the UK. It is the stage for the tattoo, but maybe you want to visit to see the inside of the castle - both to find out about the site history, as well as to enjoy the stunning views across Edinburgh and beyond. Please note that audio guides can be hired for a supplement direct at the castle.

Palace of Holyroodhouse

Admission: £15.00

Hours: 9.30am - 6pm (last admission at 4.30pm)

Founded as a monastery in 1128, Holyroodhouse Palace is one of the most remarkable Scottish castles and the Queen’s official residence in Scotland. A “not to miss” attraction for all history lovers, Holyroodhouse Palace has been a residence of the well-known Mary I or Mary Queen of Scots for more than 20 years and a stage for many dramatic episodes during her turbulent reign.  The visit to Holyroodhouse includes Mary, Queen of Scots' Chambers,  including Mary's Bedchamber known as the ‘most famous room in Scotland’, and the Darnley Rooms. Audio tour and souvenir guidebooks are available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese and Chinese. The audio tour is included in the ticket price.

Royal Britannia

Admission: £18.00

Hours: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Discover what life was like on board Her Majesty's floating Royal residence. You can follow in the footsteps of world leaders such as Sir Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela and Rajiv Gandhi. Now The Royal Yacht Britannia is a five-star visitor attraction and a must-see place to visit in Edinburgh. This famous ship has been named in TripAdvisor's UK Top Ten for the last 5 years and has consistently been judged Scotland's best visitor attraction by national tourism agency, VisitScotland, for twelve years' running. The tour leads you through the State Apartments, the Crew’s Quarters and the yacht’s Engine Room, from where you can also visit the Royal Sailing Exhibition and learn about the Royal Racing Yacht Bloodhound.

City Sightseeing Edinburgh

Admission: £17.00

Detail: Red bus, Duration 80 minutes, frequency every 10 Minutes, 9am-7pm

Best Start Point: Waverley Bridge

Get the most of your visit in Edinburgh by hopping on the most recognizable tour bus in the world! City Sightseeing Edinburgh will take you to the 14 most attractive locations in the vibrant Scottish capital!  You can also create your perfect, customized sightseeing itinerary by hopping on and off at any of the designated stops you wish!

While on board audio commentary via headset in 9 languages will ensure that you don’t miss a thing, what’s more, a special commentary based on the award-winning “Horrible Histories” will ensure that the children are entertained.

English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Russian plus 'Horrible Histories' Kid's Commentary (English only)

Edinburgh Grand Tours Package

Admission: £23 for 24 hours, £25 for 48 hours

Hours: Various durations & frequencies

Best Start Point: Waverley Bridge

Includes unlimited travel on three bus tours (green/yellow, Edinburgh Tour; red, City Sightseeing Tour; and blue/yellow, Majestic Tour), providing you with audio commentary in 10 languages to learn inspiring facts about our most beloved sights in Edinburgh.

The Scotch Whisky Experience

Admission: £18 Silver tour = 50 min introduction; £30 Gold tour Silver experience + tasting 4 x single malts Hours: 1pm

The Scotch Whisky is a drink born in Scotland but enjoyed all over the world and in Edinburgh, you can taste a sample from The World’s Largest Collection of Scotch Whisky!

Secrets of the Royal Mile (Guided Walking Tour)

Admission: £14.00

Hours: 10.00am - 11.30am

Meet Point: Mercat Cross, High Street

This walking tour is the perfect introduction to Scotland’s capital. Discover an Edinburgh beyond the reach of tour buses and guidebooks. Your expert guide will take you to the places where history was made – the wynds, closes, courtyards and homes of Edinburgh’s Old Town. You’ll be hanging on your tour guide’s every word, as the true stories of our capital’s past unfold.

Secrets of the Royal Mile (Guided Walking Tour - with guided visit of Castle)

Admission: £32.00

Hours: 10.00am - 12.15pm

Meet Point: Mercat Cross, High Street

Die Royal Mile und ihre Geheimnisse (German language Guided Walking Tour)

Admission: £14.00

Hours: 10.00am - 11.30am

Meet Point: Mercat Cross, High Street

Diese Wanderung ist der perfekte Einstieg in Schottlands Hauptstadt. Entdecken Sie ein Edinburgh außerhalb der Reichweite von Reisebussen und Reiseführern. Ihr fachkundiger Führer führt Sie zu den Orten, an denen Geschichte geschrieben wurde - den Wynds, Closes, Höfen und Häusern der Altstadt von Edinburgh. Sie hängen an jedem Wort Ihres Reiseleiters, während die wahren Geschichten der Vergangenheit unserer Hauptstadt sich entfalten.

Die Royal Mile und ihre Geheimnisse (German language Guided Walking Tour - with guided visit of Castle)

Admission: £32.00

Hours: 10.00am - 12.15pm

Meet Point: Mercat Cross, High Street

Historic Underground (Guided Walking tour - Old Town Edinburgh)

Admission: £14.00

Hours:  4.00pm - 5.15pm

Meet Point: Mercat Cross, High Street

Get exclusive access to the Blair Street Underground Vaults – built in the 18th century beneath South Bridge it is the largest system of underground caverns in Edinburgh. Beneath the bustle of Edinburgh’s Old Town you’ll discover a dark, damp world unchanged since the 18th century. Your expert guide will lead you deep into the Blair Street Underground Vaults, and together you’ll explore their history – including how they became home to the city’s most destitute inhabitants.  

Dinner before Tattoo (Galvin Brasserie de luxe, Waldorf Astoria)

Menu Cost pp: £34.00

Hours:  6.30pm reservation unless otherwise requested

Create a very special evening by dining at the Galvin Brasserie de luxe before you enjoy your Tattoo visit. Attached to the 5 star Waldorf Astoria Caledonian Hotel, the spacious Brasserie is the second restaurant from Michelin-starred chef brothers Chris and Jeff Galvin and offers a slice of Paris in the heart of Edinburgh.

Dinner is 3 courses with a choice menu and includes a small glass of wine, with the meal being followed by tea or coffee.

Terms & Conditions

Vouchers will be issued to take you to the front of the queue for admission to each of your requested tours.

We will book Tours & Activities subject to our view as to how the timings will fit in with the rest of your day itinerary. We recommend a maximum of three activities per day. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are on time at each attraction in order to ensure prompt access and an efficient provision of service. The times can be changed if you wish, but it is dependent on availability so you should make such requests as soon as possible.

Audio language guides are subject to availability, which is not guaranteed, subject to change and can be limited.

Please email tattoo@casheltravel.com if you have specific requests or dietary requirements.