Edinburgh Shore Excursion: City Highlights Tour - Reviews

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billsandy1972

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2017

Just enough time on this tour.We did not want to do another castle so this gave us a good flare for the city.
Driver was very knowledgable

Francis P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

Good tour, saw lots of the city, 11/2 hours at the Royal Yacht, time at Holyrood Castle and the Edinburgh Castle was the topping on the cake. Great view of the city below at the Castle. Shopping stores was abundant outside the Edinburgh Castle

Jonathan C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

Pretty good excursion except due to bad weather, the excursion was started late and cut down the tour of the Royal Cruise. Driver is very good and coach is comfortable.

John B United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

This was a shore excursion run by Paddy Wagon and was on time and very well run. This was in fact the second day in a row that we had this driver/tour guide and coach. The first was in Cork. We have stopped using the cruise line tours as we find those supplied by others are better and more affordable. We got back to the ship in plenty of time and had a good day. Driving through the Irish country side is a pleasure with the input from the driver guide to make the time pass. He also introduced us to some Irish drinking tunes that required the passengers to clap to the beat. It was great.

Pete United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

This tour not only hits all the city highlights: The Royal Britannia, Holyroodhouse Palace, and the Castle, but also climbs the road through Holyrood Park to the peak for sweeping views of the city and points out places of interest such as a couple of the private schools which are architectural masterpieces in themselves last photo. We were glad that we had purchased skip the queue tickets for the castle. Being that it was early August, the castle was packed with tourists. Touring all four of these locations takes a great deal of energy, time, and stamina, particularly the sprawling castle with entrance to the Royal Jewels/Treasures. If you only have one day in Edinburgh this is the tour for you, otherwise break these fascinating historical sites into two days.

Mark E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2017

This was an excellent tour.

Mark E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2017

The tour was fantastic and our guide, Stuart, did an excellent job. He told lots of stories and knew a lot about the history. He was very familiar with traffic in a Edinburgh and switched up our itinerary to avoid traffic and long lines.

We were on a cruise ship that had to tender into port and we had to wait an extra hour for people to get off the ship

carrierejean23

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2017

Excellent Guide named Mark! It was all wonderful.

Joesph T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2017

Visited the Royal yacht, Britaina, very interesting, toured city, than visited Edinburg castle. Castle was amazing. Our guide/bus driver was excellent.

rkcaton

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2017

Edinburgh what a city, thoroughly enjoyed the tour and our tour guide was very knowledgeable and what a great accent. We enjoyed a pub lunch with Haggis and Fish and Chips and Guiness and then later a cup of tea with scones and cream. Miss Edinburh already. A must see is the Edinburgh Castle - loved it.

Eugene L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2016

We loved this tour and it had alot of variety. We went to a Castle, toured the Britannia yacht, and walked the Royal Mile. It was a full day and lots of variety

Manuel R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2016

Great !

Chas M Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2016

Excellent tour! Edinburgh is a beautiful city. This tour covers most of the highlights. As we need to take tender for this port, we left the ship early to ensure we got to the meeting place ahead of time. There were many buses parking there, we found our bus waiting at 8am for our 9am meeting time.

Chas M Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2016

Excellent tour! Edinburgh is a beautiful city. This tour covers most of the highlights. As we need to take tender for this port, we left the ship early to ensure we got to the meeting place ahead of time. There were many buses parking there, we found our bus waiting at 8am for our 9am meeting time.

JMC525 USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2016

Met the tour driver once we were tendered in from the cruise ship. 1st stop, Royal Yacht Britannia - this was the yacht that the Royal Family used for years until it was retired. It was not at all as lavish as I thought it would be. It was very interesting. We only had an hour to do the tour which normally takes 1 1/2 hrs, so we had to speed walk thru the boat and the narratives. There were many photos of the Royal Family - the best one was where Princess Di was greeting her boys.
Next - He took us through the Queen's Park, which was gorgeous and huge, with lots of walking paths and rolling hills. Looked like a great place.
Final destination - Edinburgh Castle and Royal Mile - we had 4 hours to tour the castle, walk around the Royal Mile, shop and eat lunch. There were a lot of great shops to check out and buy souvenirs. The Castle and the Royal Mile were filled with lots of tourists and some street entertainers. It was a nice afternoon.
Our driver got us back in plenty of time to catch the tender back to the ship.

vikkijulvik

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

Excellent excursion, a must to see Giants Causeway! The additional stops along the way awesome too.

Max W A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

A lot of fun and very interesting sites. I would recommend this tour, although Edinburgh was very crowded, our driver got us to where we needed to be.

Virginia R USA

4 star rating: Recommended
October 2017

Mark was a great tour guide and the Royal Yacht and Edinburgh Castle were both tremendous. I would suggest that you find a different way include it in the fare for the fast-pass tickets, instead of making that a separate transaction with your tour company. We got a little short-changed at the beginning because the bus had to wait for stragglers off the ship, which made those of us who prepared and were on time not too happy! Mark handled it well and the rest of the day went well, but we'd suggest that it be made clear that there's only so much margin for being late - not putting the driver/guide in the position of making the majority upset for the benefit of a scant few! Great city, great guide, great tour!

JOHN B

4 star rating: Recommended
September 2017

Tour was good. Driver could have had a slightly better personality.

douglas r

4 star rating: Recommended
July 2017

Was fine, not a lot to see but glad we did it. too bad we only had a n hour and a half for walking around. This city is great for shopping too

russelldrews

4 star rating: Recommended
July 2016

Amazing city. Good tour guide. Picked us right up at end of dock.

kiddomom6

4 star rating: Recommended
July 2016

You sure don't have to worry about this tour company leaving without you! We waited almost a half hour before we started our trip into Edinburgh. There were a couple people who had trouble locating the bus and were quite late. We had a great bus driver. Unfortunately it cut a half hour off our day. We only had 1 hour to visit the ship Brittania. Definitely could have used more time. I rushed through .we had about 3 hours or more of free time, so we could wander up the royal mile and enjoy what we wanted. It was a great day

mariatanner65

4 star rating: Recommended
June 2016

It was very good. We saw a lot of places. I highly recommend this tour. The driver/tour guide was very informative, friendly and polite. He gave us plenty of time to see places.

nas

4 star rating: Recommended
June 2016

Excellent tour.

Yuri A

4 star rating: Recommended
September 2015

Great

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