Luxury Ireland Tour 2020
Walking Tour Of Edinburgh
You will meet your blue badge guide in the hotel lobby.
Your guide will be an expert Blue Badge Guide.
Take a walk up Calton Hill and admire the breathtaking views of the capital city, a city built on an extraordinary landscape of hills and valleys, formed millions of years ago by volcanoes and ice sheets.
Your guide will take you on an exploration through Edinburgh’s Historic Old Town from Holyrood Palace, climbing the Royal Mile while visiting sites such as St Giles Cathedral and Edinburgh Castle.
Discover the contrast between the Old Town and the New Town. More than 75% of all buildings within the World Heritage Site are listed for their architectural or historic importance.
The medieval Old Town retains its distinctive pattern of narrow passageways known as closes and wynds. The New Town, designed in 1767, is the largest and best-preserved example of Georgian town planning in the UK.
An Edinburgh Icon at an Unparalleled Address
The Balmoral Hotel Edinburgh, 1 Princes Street, where Old Town meets New, a legendary hotel and landmark clock tower: a symbol of its city
A welcome in bespoke Balmoral tartan; Hebridean blues, heather hues, and classic Scottish art; whisky ambassadors with 500 malts – The Balmoral is a love letter to Scotland.
Looking up to Edinburgh Castle, savor Michelin-starred dining, French-Scottish bistro fare, award-winning afternoon tea, and a serene urban spa at the city’s most majestic spot.
Number One Dinner Recommendation
The Balmoral – Step into Number One’s dining room and sink into one of the dove grey wool banquettes. Contemporary art abounds on the lacquered red walls, from pieces lent by London’s Royal College of Art to Adam Ellis’ stunning Scottish oak triptych.
The dishes are fashioned using seasonal ingredients carefully sourced from an exceptional list of trusted suppliers. Head Chef Mark Donald and his team have developed a menu fusing modern Scottish cuisine with international flair.