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Silversea "Scotland's Tattoo" Cruise


ABOVE: The Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queen's residence in Edinburgh, was included in Silversea's "Royal Connections" tour.

Rosyth (Edinburgh) shore excursions

Continued from: Port of Rosyth

The Silver Whisper stayed overnight in Rosyth, giving its passengers nearly two days to enjoy the sights in and around Edinburgh. Silversea provided free shuttle buses between the pier and Charlotte Square in Edinburgh. (The buses ran hourly in both directions from morning through late afternoon.)

Four optional excursions were available, including:

Edinburgh Military Tattoo, a nighttime show of military pipe bands and overseas groups in a temporary stadium next to Edinburgh Castle.

Museum of Scotland and Hopetoun House, a 7-hour excursion to Edinburgh's newest museum and a stately home just outside the city.

Scone Palace in Perthshire, billed as "the crowning place of Scottish kings."

The Royal Yacht Britannia (now permanently moored next to a shopping mall in Leith) and The Palace of Holyroodhouse (shown above), the Queen's official residence in Scotland and the former home of Scottish royalty.

We went on the latter excursion, which lasted five hours. The guide was excellent and the sights were interesting, but we would have enjoyed having a little more time in the yacht and the palace. (One downside of group tours is having to move at the group's pace.)

For more information on Edinburgh, see:

Edinburgh and Lothians Tourist Board

Next page: Port of Invergordon (Inverness)

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"Scotland's Tattoo" ports and sights

Copenhagen Londonderry
Rosyth (Edinburgh) St. Peter Port (Guernsey)
Invergordon (Inverness) Zeebrugge (Bruges)
Stornoway (Outer Hebrides) Tilbury (London)

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