You will travel along highway route directly from Greenock & on arrival in Edinburgh, escort points out major landmarks. You will then have independent time to explore the city or to shop. Note: Amount of walking is at guests' discretion. Tour does not include lunch or entrance fees. If miss return bus, return transportation to vessel is own responsibility & at own expense. Drive between Greenock & Edinburgh is approx 2 hrs each way.
Ancient Edinburgh stares down across the suburbs to a horizon smudged with mountains beyond the Lothian plain and the Firth of Forth. Its strategic, elevated position, guarding the route to the north, with the river at its feet and easy access to the south, made it an obvious choice for a capital in the days when defense was paramount.
You will travel along the motorway route directly from Greenock, and on arrival into Edinburgh, your escort will point out the major landmarks. You will then have independent time to explore the city or to shop.
Close by is the Royal Mile, which runs from the castle to the Palace of Holyrood - well worth a visit, and there are plenty of coffee shops, restaurants, and wine bars for refreshment along the way. The Royal Mile offers cameo glimpses into the past. From the 11th century onwards, this area became a warren of close-packed houses, struggling upwards, shouldering each other for light and air.
Note: The amount of walking is at the guest's discretion. Please note that this tour does not include lunch or entrance fees. If guests should miss the return coach, transportation back to the vessel is their own responsibility and at their own expense. The drive between Greenock and Edinburgh is approximately 2 hours each way, dependent upon traffic conditions.