I am going to Edinburgh at the end of June. I arrive Thurs. AM on June 24th. I am taking a Rick Steves tour, which meets up on Sun. June 27th PM. Here's my plan for my time. Any comments? Changes? Thanks! I love photography, so lots of opportunities for stopping and taking pics is good:)
Day 1: THURSDAY: Arrive airport at 8:00 am approx.; Airlink to Waverley Station
-Take an Edinburgh Tour HOHO to Palace of Holyrood House
--Tour Palace and lower portion of Royal Mile, incl. lunch somewhere
--ride HOHO back to Waverley Station area (Waterloo) and take taxi to hotel (Ceilidh-Donia, off Dalkeith Rd).
--walk to Arthur's Seat ONLY if not tired and I have enough time
Day 2: FRIDAY: Rabbie's 1-Day tour to Rosslyn Chapel and Border Country
-return to Edinburgh 4:30 pm (16:30)
--walk to Arthur's Seat if didn't yesterday
-maybe a Movie Festival movie?
Day 3: SATURDAY: Walk Dean Village and Royal Mile
--do diff. sights Scott Monument, Camera Obscura, etc
--Basically whatever I feel like that day...
Day 4: SUNDAY: Royal Yacht Brittannia
--check out of hotel
--bus to Royal Yacht Brittannia
--lunch in Leith
--return and check into RS Tour hotel; meet up with group
A few things...I am NOT doing the Castle on my own, as this is included with the RS Tour (and I've already paid for it).
Also, depending upon the weather, I may switch Days 2 and 3, in which case I'd have to switch from Rabbie's Rosslyn Chapel tour to St. Andrews/Fife tour. Have you done either one of these? Comments?
One more thing, anyone know if it's REALLY hard to get movie tickets for the Edinburgh Film Festival?
Any info. is appreciated. :)