Elegant and eccentric, Edinburgh bundles up the best of Scotland, complete with cliff-top castles, green hills and blasting bagpipes. Its two monikers—Athens of the North and Auld Reekie—tell different tales. One weaves its way around grand ideas and Greek-like monuments, while the other dips underground in a haunted maze of tunnels and vaults. Exit Edinburgh to set out into Scotland's scenery.
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Edinburgh is a perfect starting point for your trip to Scotland. Follow the Royal Mile from Edinburgh Castle to the innovative Scottish Parliament building. Tour Edinburgh attractions like the Scottish National Gallery or the National Museum of Scotland before a hike to Arthur’s Seat. Find packages or excursions to top places in Scotland, from St. Andrews to the Scottish Highlands.
EDINBURGH TRAVEL GUIDE
LANGUAGESEnglish, Scots, Gaelic
WHAT TO EATUnique twists on Scottish classics (a haggis burrito, haggis pizza, etc.), Scotch pie (meat pie), black pudding, Scottish salmon and sticky toffee pudding.
WHAT TO BRING BACKA Scottish drinking bowl called a Quaich, Walker's shortbread cookies, Edinburgh Gin (the country does not only distill whisky!) and albums of traditional Scottish folk music (how do you feel about bagpipes?).
FUN FACTEdinburgh might stun at street level, but underground, it gets… spooky. Historic streets hide a labyrinth of 18th-century vaults and tunnels once used to house lower classes or tradesmen. Stroll down the Royal Mile to find tours that will take you there and ply you with local lore, but beware, the underground is said to be haunted.
IMPORTANT INFOFor more information on all necessary travel documents and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website.
Edinburgh Tour Packages
Hello EdinburghGet up close and personal with Edinburgh on a classic tour of the historic city.
Scotland by TrainTake the train to familiarize yourself with Scotland's most beautiful lanscapes.
Classic Scotland TourSee Scotland's best attractions on your scenic drive around it's most notable regions.
Edinburgh and GlasgowLearn about all things Scottish as you board the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow.
Edinburgh and InvernessExplore the Scottish Highlands when you board the train from Edinburgh to Inverness.
Edinburgh, York and LondonDiscover three of Britain’s most historic cities and surrounding areas by rail over 8 nights.
Live Like a Clan ChiefThis self-drive itinerary of Scotland will provide a memorable experience along with stays in castle hotels and traditional manor houses.
Highlands & IslandsThis self-drive itinerary takes you to breathtaking landscapes in the Highlands and the spectacular Scottish islands.
Culinary & Whisky TourThis self-drive itinerary is ideal for the whisky and culinary connoisseur.
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