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    Sightseeing, Nature excursion

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What we will do

A tour of scenic East Lothian – known as the ‘Garden of Scotland’ – this is an area of breathtaking shorelines, unspoilt countryside, fine castles, attractive seaside towns and villages, and some of the world’s greatest golf links. Take this tour to experience the rainbow landscape which lies just outside Edinburgh – golden barley fields, green rolling hills, blue skies and seas and white sandy beaches.

Departing Leith we travel east through Portobello, Edinburgh’s Victorian beach resort, and along the stunning East Lothian coastline, renowned for its miles of sandy beaches, as well as huge colonies of seabirds. We travel along the banks of the Forth past Musselburgh, with one of Edinburgh’s most famous public schools, Loretto, and through a string of enchanting villages, including: Aberlady, a fishermen and merchants’ village which borders a nature reserve; Gullane, flanked by golf courses and millionaire villas; and beautifully quaint Dirleton, dominated by its Norman church, medieval castle and ‘cricket green’.

We stop briefly at the affluent Victorian resort of North Berwick, with its picture-postcard harbour and views across the bay to the Bass Rock, a dramatic volcanic islet which is home to thousands of seabirds.

Leaving North Berwick, we head inland into the heart of East Lothian, to the picturesque village of Athelstaneford which claims to have given birth to the Scottish nation and its saltire flag. We make a photo stop at the kirk (church) here, before continuing towards the attractive market town of Haddington, which oozes old world charm amongst all its listed buildings. Finally, we complete our panoramic by passing through Pencaitland - home to the Edinburgh Malt from Glenkinchie Distillery - and then head west and return to the ship at Leith.

What you need to know

Please note: Space is limited, so please book early.