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Ultimate 5-Day Edinburgh Exploration with Whisky and Castle Tours

Ultimate 5-Day Edinburgh Exploration with Whisky and Castle Tours Itinerary

Published: 2024 May 23

Historic Edinburgh and Whisky Delights

Morning
Start your day with a traditional Scottish breakfast at The Scran & Scallie, known for its local ingredients. Afterward, embark on the Edinburgh Castle Guided Tour with Live Guide to immerse yourself in the history of this iconic fortress.
Afternoon
For lunch, savor modern Scottish cuisine at Castle Terrace Restaurant. In the afternoon, continue your historical journey with a visit to the Real Mary King's Close, a hidden underground street from the 17th century.
Evening
Enjoy a whisky tasting experience at The Scotch Whisky Experience where you can learn about and sample a variety of whiskies. For dinner, indulge in a fine dining experience at The Witchery by the Castle, known for its romantic ambiance.
Bedtime
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Royal Residences and Haunting Tales

Morning
Have a leisurely breakfast at The Outsider Restaurant & Bar with views of the city. Then, explore the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official residence of the British monarch in Scotland, and take a stroll in the adjacent Holyrood Park.
Afternoon
For lunch, enjoy a French-Scottish fusion meal at L'Escargot Bleu. In the afternoon, delve into the city's eerie past with the Edinburgh Haunted Underground Vaults and Graveyard Tour.
Evening
Dine at Angels with Bagpipes, a restaurant known for its modern Scottish cuisine. Afterward, if you dare, join the Edinburgh Late-Night Underground Vaults Terror Tour for a spine-chilling experience.
Bedtime
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Majestic Castles and Scenic Views

Morning
Start your day with a hearty breakfast at The Dogs, a cozy bistro with a focus on local produce. Then, take a day trip to Stirling Castle and the Forth Bridge with a guided tour.
Afternoon
Enjoy a traditional Scottish meal at Makars Gourmet Mash Bar. Afterward, visit the Scotch Whisky Experience for a guided tour and tasting.
Evening
Return to Edinburgh for dinner at Kyloe Restaurant & Grill, a steakhouse with a view of the castle. Spend the evening at leisure, perhaps taking a ghost tour or enjoying a traditional music performance.
Bedtime
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Literary Legends and Culinary Delights

Morning
Have a relaxed breakfast at Howies Victoria Street, known for its Scottish cuisine. Then, embark on the Edinburgh Old Town and Underground Historical Tour to discover the city's literary history and hidden gems.
Afternoon
For lunch, enjoy a taste of India at Mother India's Cafe. In the afternoon, take a literary tour focusing on the works of J.K. Rowling with the Edinburgh Harry Potter Magical Guided Walking Tour.
Evening
Dine at Dishoom Edinburgh, a popular spot for Indian cuisine with a twist. After dinner, take a leisurely walk along the Royal Mile and enjoy the evening ambiance of the city.
Bedtime
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Final Day of Exploration and Departure

Morning
On your last day, have a farewell breakfast at Cafe St Honore, a restaurant known for its sustainable and seasonal menu. Spend the morning exploring the National Museum of Scotland.
Afternoon
For your final meal in Edinburgh, enjoy a seafood feast at Ondine. After lunch, take a relaxing stroll in the Princes Street Gardens or visit the Scott Monument for panoramic views of the city.
Evening
Conclude your Edinburgh adventure with a memorable dinner at The Kitchin, a Michelin-starred restaurant. Afterward, transfer to the EDI Edinburgh Airport Plaza Premium Lounge for a comfortable wait before your departure.
Bedtime
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