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Day 11

Saturday August 6

 Free Day in Edinburgh

Today is your opportunity to explore "Auld Reekie", a name thought to originate from a distinctive mix of sewage stench and smoke/smog in the Old Town of Edinburgh. The old town was a highly populated area occupying a narrow stretch of land along the Royal Mile. Edinburgh hosts the Fringe Festival during August and as a result it is a very exciting and happening place with a continuous supply of street entertainers. You may choose to visit Edinburgh Castle or the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Perhaps one of the several "underground " attractions such as "The Real Mary Kings Close" Also available is the Royal Yacht Britannia. You may also choose to attend one of the many available shows occurring as part of the festival

Edinburgh Castle Palace of Holyroodhouse Mary Kings Close Royal Yacht Britannia Fringe Festival

Center City is accessable by taxi, tram or train

It is about 5 1/2 miles by taxi for a fare of about £15 and should take about 20 minutes

From the hotel, it is about an eight minute (1/2 mile) walk to the Edinburgh Gateway. From there, you can take either the tram or a train to center city. The tram runs approximately every 7 minutes with a travel time of about 25 minutes and costs about £10 for a round trip while the train is about every 20 minutes with a travel time of 15 minutes and costs about £8 for a round trip

Your day concludes with dinner at a site to be determined and a performance of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo

After the show, transportaion will be provided back to the hotel