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Integrity Int. Events Ltd
The Coach House
7 St Alban's Road
Edinburgh EH9 2PA
United Kingdom

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Accompanying Persons Tours

We have chosen a variety of tours at different times to ensure that you don't
miss any sightseeing opportunities. A planned tour schedule is shown below.

Day Morning Afternoon
Sat 27th May no tours Either Tour A:
Tour of Edinburgh
Or Tour B:
Glenkinchie Distillery Tour
Sun 28th May no tours Either Tour A:
Tour of Edinburgh
Or Tour B:
Glenkinchie Distillery Tour
Mon 29th May Either Tour A:
Rosslyn Chapel Tour
Either Tour A:
Royal Yacht Britannia / Tartan History Tour
Either Tour B:
Hopetoun House Tour
Or Tour B:
Walking Tour of Edinburgh Old Town
Tues 30th May Either Tour A:
Rosslyn Chapel Tour

no tours
Or Tour B:
Hopetoun House Tour

Changes to morning tours on Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 May

We have been advised that members of the Royal household will unexpectedly
be in residence at Holyrood at the end of May, and it is no longer possible to go
ahead with our scheduled tour of Holyrood Palace.

We are delighted to confirm that in place of this, a visit to Hopetoun House will
be scheduled. If you had previously selected the Holyrood Palace Tour, you
will be contacted to re-confirm your selection.

Introductory Tour of Edinburgh | download booking form
This introductory bus tour will help visitors get their bearings around Scotland's capital city. It will include all the key sights of the traditional Old Town with its narrow alleyways and tall tenement buildings and also the Georgian New Town (dating from the 1800s) with its elegant town houses, private gardens and classic crescents.

Visitors will be able to see such as the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Arthur's Seat and also the new Scottish Parliament Building, as well the fabulous full 360' panoramic view of the city from the top of Calton Hill. A visit to the world-famous Edinburgh Castle will be included as part of the tour.

Glenkinchie Distillery | download booking form
Located approximately 30 minutes to the south of Edinburgh, Glenkinchie Distillery was established in 1824. The tour commences with visitors passing through the visitor centre and museum which offers an insight into the history and tradition of whisky.

Visitors then proceed into the actual distillery where they will be able to view each stage of how whisky is made. The tour then concludes in the whisky bar where guests will be able to sample the golden product!

Rosslyn Chapel | download booking form
Situated just 30 minutes from the heart of Edinburgh, Rosslyn Chapel's history and links with the Masons and the Knights Templar means it has much to offer the visitor.

Dating back to the 15th century, it is believed by many to house everything from the Ark of the Covenant, the mummified head of Christ, the Holy Grail, a Black Madonna, lost scrolls from the Temple of Jerusalem, the treasures of the Knights Templar, and much more, deep within its vaults.

The Chapel is renowned for its wealth of intricate carvings. Rosslyn Chapel has been brought to the attention of an even wider audience public's attention due to the success of Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code". The tour will end with lunch at a nearby restaurant before returning to the Sheraton hotel.

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Britannia / Kinloch Anderson | download booking form
A visit to Britannia offers visitors a fascinating insight into this most famous of vessels and its links with the British Royal Family. The tour starts in the visitor centre and then the chance to wander round the royal yacht at one's leisure, from the Royal Quarters to the sailors' quarters.

Thereafter, guests will be transferred the short distance to Kinloch Anderson's - a local family firm who are the official suppliers to the Royal Family for tartan items. Here guests will be able to learn about the history of tartan, how it is made, as well as general background to the kilt _ Scottish clan structure.

Walking Tour of the Old Town | download booking form
One of the very best ways to experience Edinburgh is on foot. Departing from the Sheraton, the guests will head up towards Edinburgh's Old Town which offers visitors plenty to see; the City Chambers, the Law Courts, the Mercat Cross, the Heart of Midlothian - to name but a few.

In the magnificent St. Giles Cathedral, guests will be able to view the intricately carved Thistle Chapel. The tour will then continue down into Edinburgh's underground city.

Discovered in the 1980s, these wonderful dark rooms are built of ancient Edinburgh stone, with arched ceilings, fireplaces and 18th century wine vaults, in their unique candlelit atmosphere. Lunch will be provided in a local restaurant in the picturesque Victoria Bow.
  Edinburgh Old Town

Hopetoun House Tour | download booking form
Hopetoun House is an important part of Europe’s architectural heritage and could undoubtedly be classed as one of Scotland’s Finest Stately Homes. Situated on the shores of the Firth of Forth, the House is a fine example of work by the famous Scottish architects.

The oldest part of the House was designed by Sir William Bruce and built between 1699 and 1707, and shows fine examples of carving, wainscoting and ceiling paintings. In 1721, William Adam started to enlarge the House by adding the magnificent façade, colonnades and grand State Apartments.

The House has for hundreds of years been the ancestral home of the Marquess of Linlithgow and the Hope family. As a result of their many years of service to the British Empire, this family house is full of mementoes from all over the world. It has lovely reception rooms with paintings of both Rembrandt and Rubens.

  Hopetoun House