Royal Yacht Britannia
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Overall rating
4.8 / 5
based on 2,545 reviews

Very professional and enjoyable,with loads of facts

From booking online and registering at the Royal Yacht was a super easy experience The staff member at the registering kiosk,was very courteous well turned out and set the tone for the meander through the historic vessel. Each section was well explained for the non nautical types and head set was easy to use. The tour was faultless,but one suggestion I would like to see is a separate visit to the engine room,as a retired marine engineer a visit would be the icing on the cake I realise this is maybe not possible due to the steep stairs and confined spaces I will definitely encourage my friends and visiting family to make the trip all in all a 5 star experience

Excellent option. Informative and affordable

The buses run frequently and you really can hop on and off. The guides, real people, are knowledgeable and very helpful ensuring we didn’t miss the long history of Edinburgh. All questions were answered and they were so engaging made you excited about history. The drivers moved at an appropriate pace so that you could take in the commentary. We will certainly be using this service on our next trip.

Easy to use and no waiting in line to access attractions.

Hop on, hop off buses were very convenient, came frequently and had friendly, helpful bus drivers. Really enjoyed the Royal Botanical Garden and the Britannica. We would probably not gotten to these sites were it not for the bus. It was convenient to not have to wait in line for tickets, vouchers all accepted easily. Also saved some money on other attractions when showing your voucher stub.

Plain sailing from booking to the very extensive audio tour.

Easy to book online. Free parking at Ocean Terminal. Well structured, staggered approach to visitors to minimise possibility of bunching. Audio handset very easy to use and made the tour much more interesting than just looking a signs. We probably spent between two and three hours on board, taking advantage of having lunch as well. Thoroughly enjoyed the visit and highly recommend it.

Plenty of information about the Yacht. Excellent tea and cakes.

Easy to reach from Edinburgh. The Royal Yacht is well worth a visit to see this intimate floating palace. The engine room is spotless and very informative. The tea room with its grat views of the Leith Water and Gormley's sculpture of a man on the pier, offered the best scones and delicious cakes.

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