Discover Edinburgh

from £185pp

Based on 3 days

Suitable for Secondary Schools, Primary Schools


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 hundreds to choose from.

Our Suggested Itinerary

  1. Day 1

    Depart school and begin your journey to Edinburgh.

    Pay a visit to 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.

    Take a walk up to Arthur's Seat!

  2. Day 2

    Visit Edinburgh Castle, one of the city's most iconic and historical landmarks - a must-see on any trip to Edinburgh. 

    Experience 5 floors of pure sensory magic as you explore the Camera Obscura & World of Illusions' various exhibitions!

    Go on an interactive journey through nature at the Dynamic Earth as you feel an earthquake, get caught in a tropical rainstorm and even witness the Big Bang!

    Free time or activities (such as a disco or movie night) at the accommodation.

  3. Day 3

    Spend the morning at Edinburgh Zoo - here, pupils can meet over 1,000 wonderful animals in a beautiful parkland setting.

    Last minute shopping on Princes Street, Edinburgh's main shopping district. 

    Return journey to school.

School Trip Accommodation


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. 

Testimonials about this trip:

Sincere thanks to Rebecca for being so patient, understanding of the teacher's workload, and so efficient!
ACS Hillingdon International School

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Discover Edinburgh

from £185pp

Based on 3 days

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