• Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Duration: Flexible (suggested time is 2 hours)
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Glimpse into the lifestyle of the Royals with an audio tour of the Royal Yacht Britannia – the floating palace of Her Majesty the Queen for more than 40 years. Independently explore stately ship’s five decks, peeking into elaborately decorated rooms like the State Apartments, the State Drawing Room, the Queen’s Bedroom and more. Add to the unique experience with some refreshment in the Royal Deck Tea Room (additional expense).

Highlights

  • 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 30 languages

What You Can Expect

The Royal Yacht Britannia

The Royal Yacht Britannia

At your leisure, make your own way to the Royal Yacht Britannia at port in Leith (15 minutes from central Edinburgh). Before boarding, pass through the fascinating Visitor Centre to learn a bit of the ship’s history, see splendid historic photos and pick up your headset. This ship – which traveled more than one million miles during its 44 years in service – is the last in a line of 83 Royal Yachts. 

Take a promenade along the five decks as your audio guide shares fascinating stories about the British Royal Family and the many guests who spent time on board such as Sir Winston Churchill, Boris Yeltsin and Nelson Mandela. Over approximately two hours, admire the ship’s many features from the furnishings on loan from the Royal Collection to the State Drawing Room, the Sun Lounge and the Admiral’s Cabin. Fun for all, boat enthusiasts will particularly enjoy seeing the working side of the ship such as the crew's quarters.

If whimsy strikes you, head to the Royal Deck Tea Room where you may purchase sandwiches, baked treats, warm drinks or alcoholic beverages. Relax in the same spot where the British Royal Family enjoyed extravagant buffets and receptions over the years.

Customer Reviews

Samantha S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

A wonderful glimpse into a world we imagine we know but really don't. Was surprising and intimate. Loved it.

Cintia F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

It's not a yacht. It's a huge ship! And what we see inside it gives an insight on the life of the Royal Family. It's pure luxury. Beautiful to the extreme! Totally worth visiting it!

Cintia F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

It's not a yacht. It's a huge ship! And what we see inside it gives an insight on the life of the Royal Family. It's pure luxury. Beautiful to the extreme! Totally worth visiting it!

CHRISTINA S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This was an amazing time to spend a sunny day. You are able to stroll the decks at your own pace and see how royalty vacations.

cate18

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

I loved the yatch

phill

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Totally amazing and value for money.

phill

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

If you are visiting Edinburgh then doing the Royal Yacht Britannia is a must we are. Family of 4 adults and all found this tour thoroughly enjoyable and totally interesting , on boarding the ship we were given an audio tour each which was very interesting and informative. The ship is just as it was when in service a totally brilliant 2 hours fully recommend. Also take a look at the shopping centre next door with free car parking.

David C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Well worth the admission. See it to believe it. You get a very good idea of what it was like to be on that ship.

Tamarah K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

The Royal Yacht is so interesting. Be sure to take time to go to the Yacht.

Tamarah K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

The Royal Yacht is so interesting. Be sure to find time to go to the Yacht.

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