Everybody wants to be treated like royalty, don’t they? To have the red carpet rolled out before them upon arrival (or if you’re anything like Tom Haverford from NBC’s ‘Parks and Recreation’, put some red carpet INSIDE your shoes so you feel like a VIP wherever you go) and to walk in the footsteps of the greats, including Nelson Mandela, Frank Sinatra and Elizabeth Taylor to name just three A list stars, as well as Monarchy from all around the world. Well, dream no longer.
Docked at Ocean Terminal in Edinburgh, The Royal Yacht Britannia formerly served as the royal vessel of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Today, the Royal Yacht opens its doors to a select number for a personal private tour, allowing for a sneak peek into the lifestyles of the rich and the famous. Operating throughout the day, The Royal Yacht Britannia can also welcome private tours on board between 8.30 and 10 o’clock in the morning, and 5.30 and 7 o’clock in the evening.
Upon arrival quayside, customers are greeted by the breathtaking sight of the Royal Yacht Britannia in all its glory, a moment sure to make its way onto Instagram feeds across the country. This is followed by the unravelling of a red carpet, welcoming pundits onboard via the Royal Brow, a doorway previously reserved for the sole use of the Queen and the Royal Family. Visitors are greeted by a personal guide, who takes guests on a fascinating journey through the Royal Yacht Britannia, delving deep into the vessel’s history, giving them a taste of life aboard the yacht and a glimpse of how the Royal Family and crew lived and worked onboard.
By day, guests are warmly invited to enjoy a waterfront view while dining on an assortment of refreshments, ranging from fresh coffee and speciality teas to a plethora of freshly baked scones, dressed in thick clotted cream and exquisite jam. By night, enjoy a refreshing glass of bubbling champagne and take in the picturesque view of Edinburgh, brightly lit in the evening atmosphere. A 10% discount is also available in the Gift Shop, with a range of unique and diverse products to take home as a souvenir.
As a reminder of their day aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia, each guest is gifted an official Britannia Guidebook. Based on groups of between 15 and 36, a minimum spend is applicable.
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