With a deep-rooted artistic tradition, stunning vistas and magnificent architecture, Edinburgh stands out as one of the world’s greatest cities. The city'’s Old and New Towns were designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1995.
The centre of Edinburgh represents a remarkable blend of two urban phenomena - organic medieval and neo-classical town planning, separated by the shopping extravaganza that is Princes Street. This elegant city, Scotland’s historic capital, boasts the medieval ‘old town’, Scottish parliament, the Royal Mile, beautiful Georgian streets, stunning panoramic views and Edinburgh Castle, Scotland’'s number one visitor attraction.
There's a huge variety of things to do and see here; our suggested itinerary is just one of several to choose from.
3 days by Coach, from £110 per person
Explore the Regent Gardens
Guided tour of Edinburgh Castle
Camera Obscura and Outlook Tower
An interactive tour where you can witness the Big Bang, feel an earthquake and even get caught in a tropical rainstorm
Free time or activities (such as a Disco) at the accommodation
The Real Mary King’s Close, an unmissable attraction. Buried deep beneath Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, explore a series of rooms and streets frozen in time since the 17th Century.
Afternoon & Evening
Last minute shopping in Princes Street
Return journey to school
Add an Extra Day!
Spend a day exploring Macbeth's Edinburgh roots!
Visit Glamis Castle, which claims to be the legendary setting for Shakespeare’s Macbeth.
Go on a guided tour of the famous bed chamber/murder room! You will also learn about the real history and life events of Macbeth.
Enjoy some free time after the tour exploring the Castle gardens.
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We use safe and secure accommodation especially suited to schools. Our accommodation is usually 2* or youth hostel standard and provides a perfect base for enjoying your tour. All accommodation we use is audited, and our auditing regime is verified by independent experts. There's lots of accommodation to choose from in Edinburgh, and much of it within easy walking distance of the central areas.