Newhaven (Edinburgh), United Kingdom
Edinburgh Castle & Panorama: A UNESCO Partner Tour
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Approximately 4 Hours
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Head to the heart of the epic city of Edinburgh, perched on a series of extinct volcanoes and rocky crags. The labyrinthine, medieval Old Town and the Georgian New Town collectively form a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
On a panoramic drive, you will see many attractions from the comfort of your coach, including Edinburgh's treasure trove of historical monuments in both the Old and New Towns.
Visit medieval Edinburgh Castle, which dominates the center of the city and has been home to Scottish monarchs through the ages. It is more like a fortified village than a traditional castle and sits at the top of the Royal Mile.
Next is a drive down the historic Royal Mile, whose ambience and atmosphere are unparalleled. Watch for picture-perfect Holyrood Palace -- the Queen's Edinburgh residence -- and pass through the extensive, rather wild Royal Park.
Back in the New Town, travel along world-famous Princes Street -- Edinburgh's impressive shopping avenue -- with the towering Scott Monument and the beautiful, sunken Princes Street Gardens. This compact capital city offers an unrivaled number of art galleries and museums, relative to its size and population. Catch a glimpse of the National Museum on the Mound -- a beautiful building in golden sandstone. Touring the Georgian New Town, you'll notice the elegant townhouses and immaculately-kept private parks.
Finally, you'll travel around Arthur's Seat, which affords beautiful views across the city, before heading back to the ship at Newhaven.