OVERVIEW

On the Explore Edinburgh tour, head to the capital of Scotland for an exciting journey through a city steeped in history and lore! Your tour will take you through the streets of Edinburgh where you will glimpse the Crown Jewels of Scotland at the Edinburgh Castle, explore the famous Royal Mile, and hike to the top of Arthur’s Seat for an amazing view of this incredible city.

ITINERARY

DAY 1: TRAVEL DAY

DAY 2: CITY BUS TOUR / PALACE OF HOLYROODHOUSE / ARTHUR’S SEAT

  • After meeting your JE Tour Director at the airport, you will transfer by coach to your hotel
  • City Overview Tour by bus
  • Tour the Palace of Holyroodhouse, a Royal Residence with origins dating from the 12th  Century
  • Visit the Scottish Parliament building
  • Take a 25-minute hike to Arthur’s Seat for beautiful views over Edinburgh
  • Dinner

DAY 3: EDINBURGH CASTLE / SCOTTISH NATIONAL GALLERY / THE REAL MARY KING’S CLOSE

  • Breakfast
  • Explore Edinburgh Castle, home to the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny
  • Lunch
  • View Scotland’s best collection of fine art at Scottish National Gallery
  • Shop and Explore The Royal Mile
  • Dinner
  • Evening tour of The Real Mary King’s Close

DAY 4: ST. GILES CATHEDRAL / THE JOHN KNOX HOUSE / THE ROYAL MILE

  • Breakfast
  • Attend Church service at St. Giles Cathedral – an Influential protestant church dating back to 1120 A.D.
  • Lunch
  • Visit the home of the most influential Protestant Pastor in Scotland, John Knox
  • Explore Calton Hill and Regents Gardens
  • Dinner

Tonight the group may opt to attend a Scottish Military Tattoo performance (Subject to availability) – ask for prices

DAY 5: BRITANNIA YACHT / STIRLING CASTLE

  • Breakfast
  • Explore the favored home of Stuart Kings and Queens Stirling Castle
  • Lunch
  • Visit the Wallace National Monument, commemorating the 13th Century Scottish hero William Wallace (Braveheart) and located near the site of the Battle of Stirling Bridge
    OR
  • Visit the Queen Elizabeth’s former floating residence, the Royal Britannia Yacht
    • The group may opt to enjoy high tea while visiting the yacht – ask for prices.
  • Dinner

DAY 6: TRAVEL DAY

STAY LONGER

  • Add 2 days, and visit Loch Ness and the famous Scottish Highlands!

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WHY TRAVEL WITH JE?

Here at Joshua Expeditions, our ultimate goal is to provide opportunities for life change through travel. Every high-quality travel experience with JE is a chance for travelers to deepen their understanding of God, examine new cultures through a Biblical worldview, and help give back through the JE Ministry Fund. Explore the world with JE and see how you can make a difference.

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