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The Royal Tour of Edinburgh

history walk

The Royal Tour of Edinburgh

Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English
history walk

The Royal Tour of Edinburgh

history walk

The Royal Tour of Edinburgh

Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We shall meet near the city centre right in the heart of Mary Queen of Scot's frequently visited, Cragmillar Castle grounds. We then cycle through the famous Innocent Tunnel - A Victorian railway tunnel underneath 'Arthur's Seat', Edinburgh's extinct Volcano. Following the National Route 1 cycle path through Portobello Beach, we shall make out first stop at the Royal Yacht Britannia. To have our current Queen's Royal Yacht right on our doorstep makes this a special beginning to our tour. You can sense the beauty and the many miles travelled all over the world as you look at the vessel. We continue to the Royal Botanical Gardens where you can enjoy a refreshment whilst sitting amongst some the rarest fauna in the UK. A stone's throw is the famous Fettes College, Scotland's most expensive and beautiful boarding school and for our James Bond fans, the young James Bond was schooled at Fettes! Our tour continues to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and here you can choose to enter the Gallery for approx 30 minutes if you are keen on to see some of the art collections.

Your host

Learn more about Leanne

Leanne

I am passionate about showing visitors the best of Edinburgh on the vast well-connected cycle paths. I believe in sustainable and active tourism and I can't wait to show you some of the main sought-after locations! I am a qualified cycle leader, mountain bike leader and lead rides for British Cycling . I am a selected member member of the Scottish Cycling Women's Development group and I have up to date First Aid and certified 'Child protection in Sports and Leisure' I put myself through the highly regarded 'Velotech Gold' bike mechanics course, to ensure that if a problem happens on my ride, I shall fix it and get you back in the saddle! I make sure that all ages and abilities enjoy my tours in a fun and informal way. Check out my reviews!

What's included

Equipment
I shall provide bicycles, helmets and gloves.

Where you'll be

Victorian-era Innocent Tunnel to travel 'back in time' under Arthur's Seat. Portobello Beach - the coast of Edinburgh and seaside resort Leith and the Royal Yacht Britannia, our current Queen's decommissioned yacht that took her all over the world. Royal Botanical Gardens; Edinburgh's vast gardens with unique flora. Fettes College, Edinburgh's famous Boarding School and James Bond's school. Scottish Gallery of Modern Art.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 13 and up can attend. Please make sure you can cycle 15 miles with stops built-in throughout the tour. Age 13 is minimum age, however, if your child is younger and they are confident on a bike, then they are welcome to join.

More tips

This is a 15 mile trip and will take 3.5 hours. Edinburgh is built of seven hills so there will be a few short inclines but nothing too serious. We shall go at your pace and take our time to take photos and learn about the local sights. Please make sure you can ride for 3hrs + with built-in stops.

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Leanne
The Royal Tour of Edinburgh
New experience
From £55/person
New experience
From £55/person