Private Edinburgh Full Day Tour with Tickets to the Castle

the main entrance of the Parliament House Hotel, 15 Calton Hill, Edinburgh EH1 3BJ, United Kingdom, Edinburgh, Edinburgh
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About Private Edinburgh Full Day Tour with Tickets to the Castle

With one dormant volcano, seven hills, clusters of cobbled streets and tantalising vistas waiting around every bend, Edinburgh is a fabulous place for a wander - especially with a private tour guide. Discover the history and beauty of Edinburgh's cobbled streets as you explore Medieval Old Town and Neoclassical New Town. Take a stroll down Edinburgh's streets and alleys, discovering its fascinating history and rich culture, with highlights including The Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh Castle and much more.

On your private, full-day tour, you will:

-Walk the iconic Royal Mile, a remarkable street housing Europe's original ‘skyscrapers’;
-Enjoy a breathtaking view from Calton Hill;
-Venture into the beautiful neoclassical New Town;
-Stroll through the beautiful Princes Street Gardens;
-Explore Heriot Row, one of Edinburgh's most attractive and fancy streets;
-Walkthrough Charlotte Square gardens are one of the most pretty squares in Edinburgh and designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site;
-Visit Edinburgh Castle and learn about the fascinating history of this mysterious castle, including many bloody battles, such as the War of Independence between Scotland and England in the 14th Century;
-Stop for a lunch break at the famous Grass Market;
-Walk by Victoria Street and see one of the most photographed locations in the city and hear about Harry Potter stories;
-Explore the National Museum of Scotland, from artistic explorations by Leonardo da Vinci to the Burke and Hare murders;
-Walk by the historic 15th-century John Knox House, home to an influential church leader of the Protestant Reformation in Scotland;
-See the famous restaurant Dome and explore St Giles Cathedral, the cradle of the Scottish Reformation during the 16th century;
-Admire the Palace of Holyroodhouse, home of Mary Queen of Scots, and hear about political controversy outside the Scottish Parliament.

A tour of Edinburgh would not be complete without a visit to Scotland’s most famous historic attraction: Edinburgh Castle. Here you will learn about the fascinating history of this mysterious castle. Stop to enjoy lunch at your leisure (price not included). Your guide will be happy to point out the best place whenever you're ready to give your legs a rest and grab a leisurely bite.

You will have the chance to view the Scottish Parliament, one of the most controversial buildings in Scotland given its construction going 10 times over budget, and admire the grand Palace of Holyroodhouse, 16th century home of the ill-fated Mary, Queen of Scots. The breathtaking view from Calton Hill will make you fall in love with the Scottish capital forever.

Venturing into the beautiful neoclassical New Town, built in the 18th Century, enjoy a true marvel of urban planning. As you walk through the main streets and squares of Edinburgh's New Town, you will find yourself impressed by the lavish 18th-century neoclassical and Georgian architecture. Enjoy a leisurely stroll in the beautiful Princes Street Gardens, which lies at the centre of Edinburgh's World Heritage Site.

Inclusions:
- A friendly, professional English-speaking tour guide for your own private group
- Plenty of time to take photos of your favourite places
- Edinburgh Castle tickets admission tickets

Exclusions:
- Gratuities
- Food and drink
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- Transportation
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Location

Private Edinburgh Full Day Tour with Tickets to the Castle is located at the main entrance of the Parliament House Hotel, 15 Calton Hill, Edinburgh EH1 3BJ, United Kingdom, Edinburgh, Edinburgh