At 11am meet your local guide in Edinburgh's Old Town and get ready to tread the route of royals, past and present, on this 1.5-hour small group tour.
Let your guide unlock the history of this ancient seat of power as you explore Edinburgh's most famous street, The royal mile, and discover the hidden story of the Canongate as well as the glorious Palace of holyroodhouse. Discover an approach to the palace that escapes the notice of history books and bus tours.
As you walk down the quiet "closes." or alleyways, of the Canongate your expert guide will show you a different side of the royal city in rich, engaging detail. Here, rebellious Jacobites clattered over the cobbles, led by a proud Bonnie Prince Charlie, and Deacon Brodie led his dual life as locksmith and thief, immortalized by Robert Louis Stevenson. Discover that romance and intrigue are everywhere; in the city's architecture, literature, crime, and politics, and on the very doorstep of the British monarch's official Scottish residence.
After the Canongate, listen as your guide introduces the Palace of holyroodhouse. The palace was the setting for many dramatic episodes in the short reign of Mary, Queen of Scots and Her Majesty The Queen still makes use of the state apartments for royal ceremonies. Say goodbye to your guide, make use of your included skip-the-line ticket, and explore the palace's 14 state apartments the romantic ruins of the 12th-century Holyrood abbey at your own pace.