- Entry to the Royal Yacht Britannia in Edinburgh
- Behind-the-scenes glimpses of life for the Royal Family aboard the Britannia
- Furnishings and decor from the Royal Collection State Apartments
- State Drawing Room, Queen’s Bedroom, Sun Lounge and Admiral’s cabin
- Britannia Visitor Centre exhibitions
- Self-guided audio tour in 21 languages
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What You Can Expect
The captivating audio handset tour takes you around five decks at a leisurely pace and is a rare glimpse into the public and private lives of the British Royal Family. From Sir Winston Churchill to Boris Yeltsin, Rajiv Gandhi to Nelson Mandela, some of the world's most influential people have been welcomed on board. Now you are free to see what they saw, to stand where they stood.
Every part of Britannia includes rich treasures to enjoy. Almost all the pieces in the State Apartments are on loan from The Royal Collection, with kind permission of Her Majesty The Queen. You will have a chance to see the working side of the ship, from the once sweltering heat of the laundry to the crew's densely packed quarters.
Tour highlights include the State Drawing Room, The Queen's Bedroom, the Sun Lounge and the Admiral's cabin.
Britannia is berthed alongside the stylish Ocean Terminal shopping center which contains a choice of over 80 different boutiques, high-street shops and restaurants with scenic waterfront views. As the Royal Yacht is only 15 minutes away from Edinburgh city center, it is the perfect addition to any trip.
Britannia is owned by The Royal Yacht Britannia Trust, a non-profit making charity, and all proceeds go towards her long-term maintenance.
Very enjoyable afternoon and we were able to bypass the line to buy tickets!
We loved our visit, it was all we hoped it would be. The yacht is an intimate view into the life of the royal family. It is well set out, easy to access and has facilities. The tea room is lovely and the cake delicious.
wonderful day out.
Well organised visit. Cafe v busy.
A great day out. Interesting and educational. Ideal for all ages.
An absolutely must see in Edinburgh. It provides a very intimate glimpse into the Royal Family and is beautiful preserved. Get there early to avoid the crowds and purchase advance tickets.
I was determined to do this tour a year before we left home. Absolutely nothing at all was a let down. What a superbly done tour this is. I rate it as one of the best things I have done in my life! Thank you, Rose
Thoroughly enjoyed it all. Well organised and easy to move around. Highly recommended.
Very interesting and informative. A beautiful ship! A bit crowded during the visit, but the visitors moved quickly througfh the Yacht.