Edinburgh

4 nights in UK
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Half Board

What you can expect

Full Day tour of Edinburgh

Visit Edinburgh Castle

City Centre Hotel

About this holiday

Edinburgh is a charming city that offers both old and new. There is the medieval old town with its cobbled, narrow streets and old buildings and the new town where there are plenty of shops, bars and restaurants. Join us as we explore this fascinating city on a full day guided tour and take time wandering around the historic Edinburgh Castle that sits proudly overlooking the city below.

What's included

  • Twin room for sole use
  • Half Board including 1/2 bottle of wine each evening with dinner
  • Welcome Drink & Information Meeting
  • Full Day Guided Walking Tour
  • Entry to Edinburgh Castle
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Fully financially protected

Itinerary

  • Arrival Day
  • Guided tour of Edinburgh
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Day at leisure
  • Departure Day

What’s Extra

  • Insurance, see here.

What you'll be doing

DAY 1

Arrival Day

Welcome to Edinburgh! Check-in at our hotel. When evening comes, we enjoy a welcome drink with other Solos guests before dinner in the restaurant next door to the hotel.

  • Dinner included
DAY 2

Guided tour of Edinburgh

After breakfast we meet our local walking guide who will spend the day taking us on a leisurely walking tour of Edinburgh. We will explore the ancient burgh of Edinburgh dating from the early 11th century with the founding of Holyrood Abbey in 1128 and St. Giles Kirk in 1130. We will also see how Edinburgh became a medieval city, boasting a Castle, Burgh and Abbey.

We wander past churches, pubs, museums, gardens, shops and more! The Royal Mile & Old Town are not to be missed! We then move on to visit the High Kirk of St. Giles, now widely known as St. Giles Cathedral. We then follow the Royal Mile through the centre of the old town.

Finally, we get to the Princes Street Gardens separating the Old & New Towns. Once in the New Town, that is not actually that new, you will see Holyrood Palace and the Holyrood Parliament buildings and much more of the New Town and its remarkable architecture.

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DAY 3

Edinburgh Castle

After breakfast we will walk the short distance to Edinburgh Castle – approximately 20 minutes. We will enter the castle for a tour around this historic site that dates back to 12th century. The castle houses the Honours (Crown Jewels) of Scotland, the Stone of Destiny, the famous 15th century gun Mons Meg, the One o’ Clock Gun and the National War Museum of Scotland.

After time spent in the Castle the rest of the day is at leisure to perhaps stroll along the Royal Mile over to Holyrood Palace and gardens or simply just enjoy the Royal Mile which is lined with medieval tenements, stacked with shops, cafés and street entertainers.

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DAY 4

Day at leisure

After a leisurely breakfast you can decide what you would like to visit further, as today is at leisure to do as you please. The location of our hotel provides a base that means you can walk to many of the popular sights of the city including Holyrood Park which is a 640 acre Royal park adjacent to Holyrood Palace and the parks highest point is Arthur’s Seat, an ancient volcano, and sits 251m above sea level giving excellent view of the city; it is also the site of a large and well preserved fort.

If you feel like venturing a few more miles you could take a bus over to the Royal Yacht Britannia, the former royal yacht of the British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, in service from 1954 until 1997. You can wander the 5 decks of this yacht and walk in the footsteps of royalty and the rich and famous!

Or if you are in to art there is a choice of three national galleries to choose from, all within walking distance of our hotel.

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DAY 5

Departure Day

After breakfast you may wish to enjoy some more free time to explore before departing Edinburgh for your journey home.

  • Breakfast Included

Accommodation

3* Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre

A modern Edinburgh hotel in a Georgian building within walking distance of the city’s top attractions. Our hotel provides a great base to explore the sights of Edinburgh.

Facilities Include

The hotel has a lounge bar and ‘Great Room’ where breakfast is served. WIFI is available throughout the hotel.

Room Includes

Our comfortable ensuite rooms offer tea/coffee making facilities, In-Room Heating and A/C Controls, iron/ironing board, flat screen and hairdryer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Average Temperatures

Month(s) Highest temperature Lowest temperature
May 14 °C 8 °C
September 16 °C 11 °C

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