Edinburgh Gateway4 days & 3 nights, Spotlight Journey
Custom Adventures with Cox & Kings Spotlight Journeys
From the cultural capitals of Europe and the historic Middle East to the islands of the Indian Ocean and the forests of the great Amazon, explore the highlights of the world at your own pace with Cox & Kings Spotlight Journeys. Designed by our Destination Experts, these single-destination short itineraries make it easy to extend your Private Journey with a few extra nights in a world-class destination. Alternatively, you can combine several Spotlight Journeys to create a unique adventure that's perfect for you.
Perfect to extend any of our British journeys by convenient rail connections from the South, Edinburgh Gateway gives you the opportunity to discover the Scottish capital. Explore its UNESCO World Heritage Old Town, Edinburgh Castle, the fabulous Royal Mile and Holyroodhouse, the Queen's official Scottish residence. Just outside the city on the coast, you may also visit the Royal Yacht Britannia.
Day 1Arrive Edinburgh
Upon arrival in Edinburgh, you will be met by your Cox & Kings representative. See the stunning architecture of 18th century Georgian New Town on the way to your luxury hotel.Preferred: The Principal Edinburgh
Elite: The Balmoral - 3 Nights
Join your local guide on an exclusive private tour of the "Jewel in Scotland's Crown" - Edinburgh Castle. Also enjoy the amazing views from this striking castle above the Old Town. Spend some time exploring the city - wander around the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Old Town, stroll down the Royal Mile, and browse some of the bespoke retail outlets selling soft cashmere and beautiful silver gifts. See Holyroodhouse, which is the grand, official residence of the Queen when visiting Scotland.Preferred: The Principal Edinburgh
Elite: The Balmoral (B)
This morning, visit Leith and the Royal Yacht Britannia, a magnificent ship that has played host to some of the most famous people in the world. This afternoon, explore Edinburgh on your own with great shopping, restaurants and pubs. Perhaps climb Arthur's Seat for an unforgettable impression of this historic and vibrant city. Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea at the Balmoral prior to your last evening.Preferred: The Principal Edinburgh
Elite: The Balmoral (B)
Day 4Depart Edinburgh
Today, you are accompanied to the airport or railway station for your onward journey.(B)