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Two days in Edinburgh, Scotland

🇬🇧United Kingdom

A city that beautifully balances the very old with the new.

2 Days
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Medieval history, Georgian architecture and a contemporary art scene blend seamlessly together in Scotland's capital city. It is clear why Edinburgh has a reputation as being one of the most beautiful and fascinating cities in Europe.

Get your walking shoes on as Edinburgh is a city best seen on foot. Soak up the majesty of the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle, head up to Arthur's Seat for spectacular views, visit Leith for a Michelin star meal, and discover the exciting exhibitions at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.

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Itinerary Highlights

  • Visit the mighty Edinburgh Castle
  • Ascend Arthur's Seat and be rewarded with spectacular views over the city and the Firth of Forth
  • Discover Edinburgh's exciting food and drinks scene
  • Ramble through the medieval tangle of Old Town’s streets
  • View works of art by Scottish and international artists, old and new

Discover the Itinerary

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  • Day 1

    • TRAVELTravel to Edinburgh Airport
      Edinburgh Airport (EDI), Edinburgh, UK
    • OTHEREdinburgh Hop on/ hop off bus tour to Arthur's Seat (see notes)
      Calton Hill, Edinburgh, UK
    • ACTIVITYClimb Arthur's Seat
      Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh, UK
    • ACTIVITYWander down Royal Mile
      Royal Mile, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, UK
    • ACTIVITYVictoria Street (shopping)
      Victoria Street, Edinburgh, UK
    • FOODCoffee/ Snack - The Milkman
      The Milkman, Cockburn Street, Edinburgh, UK
    • ACTIVITYVisit Edinburgh Castle
      Edinburgh Castle, Castlehill, Edinburgh, UK
    • OTHERContinue Edinburgh Hop on/ hop off bus tour
      Calton Hill, Edinburgh, UK
    • FOODThe Kitchin
      The Kitchin, Leith, Edinburgh, UK
  • Day 2

    • FOODCoffee/ Snack - Cairngorm Coffee
      Cairngorm Coffee, Melville Place, Edinburgh, UK
    • ACTIVITYScottish National Gallery of Modern Art
      Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One), Belford Road, Edinburgh, UK
    • ACTIVITYPrinces Street (shopping)
      Princes Street, Edinburgh, UK
    • ACTIVITYCalton Hill
      Calton Hill, Edinburgh, UK
    • TRAVELEdinburgh Airport to Home
      Edinburgh Airport (EDI), Edinburgh, UK