The Royal Yacht Britannia
The captivating audio handset tour takes you around five decks at a leisurely pace and is a rare glimpse into the public and private lives of the British Royal Family. From Sir Winston Churchill to Boris Yeltsin, Rajiv Gandhi to Nelson Mandela, some of the world's most influential people have been welcomed on board. Now you are free to see what they saw, to stand where they stood.
Every part of Britannia includes rich treasures to enjoy. Almost all the pieces in the State Apartments are on loan from The Royal Collection, with kind permission of Her Majesty The Queen. You will have a chance to see the working side of the ship, from the once sweltering heat of the laundry to the crew's densely packed quarters.
Tour highlights include the State Drawing Room, The Queen's Bedroom, the Sun Lounge and the Admiral's cabin.
Britannia is berthed alongside the stylish Ocean Terminal shopping center which contains a choice of over 80 different boutiques, high-street shops and restaurants with scenic waterfront views. As the Royal Yacht is only 15 minutes away from Edinburgh city center, it is the perfect addition to any trip.
Britannia is owned by The Royal Yacht Britannia Trust, a non-profit making charity, and all proceeds go towards her long-term maintenance.
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- January to March: 10:00am - 3:30pm
- April to September: 9:30am - 4:30pm
- July to September: 9:30am - 4:30pm
- October: 9:30am - 4:00pm
- November to December: 10:00am - 3:30pm
- Christmas Eve last admission: 2:30pm
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The Royal Yacht Britannia
- Entrance fees
- Self guided audio tour available in 27 different languages
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
Reviewed by: Yvonne K, April 2015
How enjoyable was this visit! It was great to see how the royals went about their day to day business and all the staff quarters, the laundry room and the engine room. Very interesting.
I had a scone in the lovely tearoom, a must for visiters. Worth a visit when in Edinburgh.
Reviewed by: Paul H, March 2015
Really enjoyed this tour, particularly liked the fact you get the recorded guide and the fact you could take as long looking around as you liked. Also the tea room was fabulous!