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“Tour of the Royal Yacht Brittania”

Royal Yacht Britannia
Ranked #3 of 450 things to do in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Step aboard The Queen's former floating palace and experience this iconic 5 star attraction for yourself. Rated Scotland's Best Attraction for 12 years running and in TripAdvisor's UK Top 10 for the last 5 years, Britannia is one of the most famous ships in the world. Sailing a million miles on a thousand official visits, during 40 years in service, the Royal Yacht played host to glittering state banquets and official receptions, but was also home to the Royal Family and crew of 220 Royal Yachtsmen. Explore Britannia's highly accessible 5 decks with highlights including the elegant Royal Apartments, Crew's Quarters, Engine Room and stunning Royal Deck Tea Room. Highly accessible for wheelchairs and buggies. Open year round .Only 15 minutes from Edinburgh city centre (local buses every 10 minutes - 11, 22, 34 and 35 to Ocean Terminal).
Reviewed 29 June 2018

I really enjoyed the tour of the Royal Yacht Brittania with the helpful directional signs around the Yacht, which were easy to follow with the handset guid.

The scones were amazing in the Tea Room!

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Robert G, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

We are glad to learn that you had such an enjoyable tour of Britannia, and that you found the complimentary audio guide so easy to use. The freshly baked scones in our Royal Deck Tea Room are indeed delicious! Thank you for visiting, and for your review.

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Reviewed 29 June 2018

My husband and I were pleasantly surprised by how great this tour is. It's a self-run, audio tour so you can take your time. There are great photos and stories and you really get a wonderful sense of how the Royals lived on Britannia. Highly recommend it and if you're hungry, the Tea Room onboard is a nice spot and serves a quick and tasty lunch. You won't go wrong with this tour!

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Robert G, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2018

We are pleased to learn that you found the tour of Britannia to be so great, and that it exceeded your expectations. As you mention, the tour is self-guided with our complimentary audio guide, so you are free to explore all five decks at your own pace. The views from our Royal Deck Tea Room are indeed lovely, and the freshly prepared soups and sandwiches delicious. Many thanks for visiting, and for recommending Britannia to others.

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Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

This was unexpectedly one of the best and most interesting things we did in Edinburgh. Even our teenage sons really liked it. You get to see the Royal Yacht frozen in time from when it was decommissioned in the 1990s. It’s kind of like going back in time to the recent past. Q

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Robert G, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2018

We are delighted to learn that the tour of Britannia exceeded your expectations, and that it proved to be such an enjoyable experience for all your family. As you mention, the majority of items on board are original to Britannia and kindly on loan from the Royal Collection, so you truly do get to experience the Yacht as it was during Royal service. Thank you for visiting, and for taking the time to leave us a review.

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Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Once again the exposure and accessibility to the royal life style is incredible. The tour is perfect in length and well thought out.

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Robert G, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2018

It is wonderful to learn that you found the tour to be so well thought out and accessible. Many thanks for visiting, and for giving us five-stars.

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Reviewed 28 June 2018

Loved every second of this tour. The audio is extremely well done and easy to use. A unique experience.

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Robert G, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Yacht Britannia, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2018

We are glad to learn that you had such an enjoyable experience on board Britannia, and that you found our complimentary audio handset to be so good. As you mention, The Royal Yacht Britannia is indeed a unique Royal residence.

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