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Edinburgh - Scotland's Medieval Spectacle

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Immerse yourself in Scotland's capital, renowned for its rugged beauty, welcoming locals, complex history and tasty food and drink. Edinburgh’s medieval town is small enough to walk anywhere you need to go, but the modern city is big enough to keep you coming back for more. It's no wonder why millions around the globe flock to visit this Scottish gem!

Explore the ramparts of Edinburgh Castle, experience genuine Scotch Whiskey, and more as we discover centuries of history mixed with a vibrant, cosmopolitan city.

Tour Features:

  • Edinburgh Castle Entry & Tour
  • Scottish Parliament entry
  • Typical Scottish whiskey tasting
  • Climb up Arthur's Seat for panaramic views of the city
  • Tour up and down the vibrant Royal Mile for shopping, ghost stories & more
  • Full-time service and expertise of our favorite local Scotsman
  • Discover Edinburgh's gory history that continues to haunt the city
  • Visit Greyfriar's Kirkyard
  • An education in the legendary lapdog, Bobby.

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Our no hostel option means you get to book your own accomodation and join in on all of our epic activities for the weekend with the rest of the group!  Its the perfect option for people who have already booked accomodation in a city or a group of friends who might want to share an airbnb or a hotel room.  

Your WSA Edinburgh Adventure includes TONS:

- Two nights in a centrally located, amazing hostel

- Full time service and expertise of our favorite local Scotsman, who will bring the city to life in front of your eyes

- Skip the line into the Edinburgh Castle and learn about the strategic importance of this city dating back 1,000 years

- See the Scottish Crown Jewels, Sword and Royal Sceptre

- Get the inside scoop on typical Scotchb cuisine

- And more important, learn all about the tradition of Scottish Whisky with a private tasting

- Get a handout with tons of free time recommendations

- Free time for climbing the famous Arthur's Seat

- Entry into the groundbreaking Scottish Parliament building, with a crashcourse in the 2014 referendum

- Explore the Georgian New Town and explore the nightlife, shopping and delightful restaurants and cafes you'll find there

- Discounts on all other WSA adventures after you book your first with us :)

Unforgettable memories and more!

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Immerse yourself in this Scottish spectacle, renowned across the globe for its rugged beauty, welcoming locals, complex history and tasty cuisine. Explore the ramparts of Edinburgh Castle, experience genuine Scotch Whiskey & live like the queen at The Royal Yacht Britannia. Edinburgh’s medieval town is small enough to walk anywhere you need to go, but its modern city is immense enough to keep you coming back for more.

Tour Features:

  • Take a ride through the history of the world-famous drink that is Scotch Whiskey with a whiskey history tour
  • Skip-the-line entry into the hauntingly beautiful Edinburgh Castle
  • Step-by-step itinerary and destination info crafted by WSA travel experts to optimize your Edinburgh experience
  • Stay in Edinburgh's top hostel, located in the heart of the city
  • Option: Get the royal treatment with exclusive entrance to the Royal Yacht Britannia
Colleen Maloney, Bridgewater State University

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Last weekend a group of my friends and I all did the Budapest guided tour with Bogi and I can honestly say it was the best time so far during this study abroad experience! The best part was that everything was planned and directions to get around were clear so it was a completely stress free...

Colleen Maloney, Bridgewater State University ~ University of Limerick, Spring 2016

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