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The Scottish port town of South Queensferry lies west of Edinburgh and overlooks the dramatic North Sea. This MSC Northern Europe Cruises destination boasts a fairy-tale ancient centre with a 17th and 18th-century High Street. Further afield, visit the neighbouring Scottish capital, Edinburgh with its abundance of historical wonders.
• Edinburgh Castle
• Edinburgh sightseeing tour
• Edinburgh and the "water of life"
Majestic Edinburgh Castle dominates the city’s skyline from the heights of Castle Rock. An MSC Cruises excursion will introduce you to one of the oldest fortified sites in Europe where you’ll learn about its history as a royal residence, a prison, and a military strong-hold. Admire the Honours of Scotland, the sparkling Scottish crown jewels, before paus-ing for a moment of peace in St Margaret’s Chapel. Then, take in breathtaking views over the city and the bustling streets below.
This tour will take you to Edinburgh, Scotland’s magnificent capital city, dramatically set atop a series of extinct volcanoes and rocky crags. The tour will give you plenty of time at leisure to explore the city centre at your pace. You will begin with a fascinating city tour by bus including most of Edinburgh’s historical monuments and sights in both the medieval old town and the 18th century new town. Also on the itinerary are Holyrood Palace, Queen Elizabeth II’s Edinburgh residence and the extensive, rather wild Royal Park, where you will climb up to Arthur’s Seat for some beautiful views across the city. Have your camera at the ready to capture all the fabulous sights that Edinburgh has to offer.
Edinburgh, Scotland's magnificent capital city, is dramatically set atop a series of extinct volcanoes and rocky crags. This tour begins with a brief sightseeing tour by bus and continues at the thrilling Scotch Whisky Experience. Take a swirling, bubbling barrel ride through a replica distillery as you become part of the whisky making process. Information will be provided at each stage of the process and you will have a chance to discover the sort of aromas and flavours that appeal to your palate. The visit ends with a dramtasting session and the chance to see the world's largest 3.500-strong collection of whisky bottles. A drive down Edinburgh's historical Royal Mile then follows.The tour then goes on to the Georgian new town with its elegant townhouses and private parks before heading back to the ship at South Queensferry.