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Edinburgh: The Royal Yacht Britannia Ticket

Product ID: 52093
Follow in the footsteps of royalty as you step aboard The Royal Yacht Britannia, the Queen's former floating royal residence. Explore the ship’s 5 decks on the audio guided tour, from the State Apartments to the Crew's Quarters.
About this ticket
Duration: 2 hours
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Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, Welsh, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Arabic, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian
Wheelchair accessible
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  • Gain fascinating insights into the private and public lives of the British Royal Family
  • Discover what made Britannia, the Queen's floating palace, so special to all who knew her
  • Explore the 5 decks, visiting the Royal Apartments, the State Dining Room, and more
Full description
During her 40 years of service, The Royal Yacht Britannia sailed a million miles on a thousand official visits for the British Royal Family. Book your ticket to tour this top British attraction.

Now berthed in Edinburgh’s historic port of Leith, Britannia is a fascinating 5-star visitor attraction. A free handset tour (available in 30 languages) takes visitors round 5 decks at a leisurely pace and provides a rare glimpse into the public and private lives of the British Royal Family.

Highlights of the tour include the fabulous State Apartments and Royal Bedrooms, the relaxing Sun Lounge, life below decks in the Sick Bay and Laundry and the gleaming Engine Room.

Enjoy stunning waterfront views and waiter service in the Royal Deck Tea Room, with a menu of delicious cakes, scones, soups, and sandwiches made on board in the original Royal Galley.

The majority of items on view are original and kindly on loan from the Royal Collection. The route is fully accessible with lifts and ramps throughout.
  • Free audio handset tour of Britannia's 5 decks (available in 30 languages)

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Meeting point

The Royal Yacht Britannia Visitor Centre, 2nd Floor, Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre, Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 6JJ

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Important information
Know before you go
• The tour can be done at your own pace, however, it will take approximately one and a half to two hours, or longer if you wish to visit the Royal Deck Tea Room
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 1438 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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If you’re a Royal fan this trip is a ‘must’! Loved every minute of it, seeing how the royal family lived and worked and holidayed on board. Loved seeing all the furnishings, memorabilia and family photos and how the Yotties lived on the lower decks! The corgis scattered everywhere funny. Wonderful cafe on board too we had tea and scones but lovely sandwiches and cakes too!

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4 March 2020

Quite an amazing experience far better than we ever expected. The Greeting the location the history the incredible connection that you feel with The Queen and Family as you visit the most intimate parts of the ship, from top to bottom. A credit to the people that run it and don’t miss the Tearooms and the wonderful Staff.

5 December 2019

Easy to find, well signposted. Staff all very welcoming and professional, very smartly dressed. The individual handsets were excellent as one could go at one’s own pace, very informative and easy to find your way round the ship. Displays well laid out, everything looked clean and pristine which must take a lot of hard work and organisation with the large number of visitors. The restaurant offered a good choice and the service and food were excellent. Staff on the ship were friendly, approachable and helpful.

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7 November 2019

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Product ID: 52093