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“SHORT BREAK IN EDINBURGH”

Royal Yacht Britannia
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The Royal Yacht Britannia
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Edinburgh Shore Excursion: City Highlights Tour
Ranked #3 of 422 things to do in Edinburgh
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Step aboard The Queen's former floating palace and experience this iconic 5 star attraction for yourself. Rated Scotland's Best Attraction for 12 years running and in TripAdvisor's UK Top 10 for the last 5 years, Britannia is one of the most famous ships in the world. Sailing a million miles on a thousand official visits, during 40 years in service, the Royal Yacht played host to glittering state banquets and official receptions, but was also home to the Royal Family and crew of 220 Royal Yachtsmen. Explore Britannia's highly accessible 5 decks with highlights including the elegant Royal Apartments, Crew's Quarters, Engine Room and stunning Royal Deck Tea Room. Highly accessible for wheelchairs and buggies. Open year round .Only 15 minutes from Edinburgh city centre (local buses every 10 minutes - 11, 22, 34 and 300 to Ocean Terminal).
Reviewed November 6, 2013

Fantastic attraction. The Royal Family were cruelly treated with the removal of the Royal Yacht but as a tourist attraction it is top notch. Full of nostalgia, lovely photos and things to do for the kids. Great value.

Thank barry m
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Nicola B, Marketing Manager at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2013

Wonderful to hear that your whole family enjoyed their time aboard Britannia. It sounds like our collection of Royal photographs was a real highlight for you. Many thanks for visiting and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your break in Edinburgh.

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Reviewed November 5, 2013

As a regular to Edinburgh,Scotland's second city,we thought we'd do a tour of The Royal Yacht.
It's a great couple of hours,very informative and interesting.
We also had lunch on the yacht,which was very nice.
At only £12 per person it's well worth a visit.

Thank MrBrightside72
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Nicola B, Marketing Manager at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2013

Fantastic to hear that you found your visit to be such good value for money. It sounds like you had a lovely time enjoying the whole Britannia experience. We do hope you will apply for your free Annual Pass which entitles you to complimentary access to Britannia for 12 months with 15% off in the Tea Room and Gift Shop. Many thanks for your five-star review.

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Reviewed November 5, 2013

I enjoyed this tour very much. I took my time and retraced my steps to take in all the history the ship has witnessed. I enjoyed having tea on the Britannia and enjoying a beautiful autumn day in Edinburgh.

Thank Judy D
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Nicola B, Marketing Manager at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2013

We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed exploring Britannia at your own pace. Lovely to hear that you also had some time to enjoy a treat in the Royal Deck Tea Room. Many thanks for visiting while you were in Edinburgh.

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Reviewed November 5, 2013

Really informative and interesting tour, and having lunch on board was a real treat! Highly recommended for families and young couples, like so many activities and attractions in Edinburgh it is suitable for all types of groups!

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Nicola B, Marketing Manager at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2013

Thank you for letting others know there is something for everyone aboard Britannia. It is also wonderful to hear that lunch in the Royal Deck Tea Room was a real highlight for you. It really is a treat with the waiter service, food made fresh in the Galley and gorgeous views over the water to Fife. Many thanks for visiting and recommending a visit to others.

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Reviewed November 5, 2013

I loved the fact that the Queen and her family had been on the ship. We had handsets to hear the commentary, which was very interesting.

1  Thank Glinys F
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Nicola B, Marketing Manager at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2013

It really is fascinating to think of the footsteps you are following in as you step aboard Britannia. Great to hear that you found the audio tour to be so interesting – it really does help bring the tour route to life. Many thanks for awarding your experience with five stars on TripAdvisor.

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