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Edinburgh Vacation Package Deals

It's time to kick off your dream Edinburgh vacation! Let the clever team here at Orbitz match up the best-value hotel and flight deals.

Select your preferred hotels, airfares, experiences and rental cars for savings of around $369^! Combining your bookings is one of the best ways you can save money.

You've got no less than 500,000 hotels across the world and 500 airline partners to mix and match from. With such fantastic freedom, crafting your ideal getaway is easy.

Our package deals will help you come up with the vacation you've been fantasizing about. With endless possible options to combine all your travel needs, the only thing left to do is pack your bags and grab your passport!

Edinburgh Travel Guide

Where is Edinburgh?

Your annual leave's been approved, work friends have recommended Edinburgh and you just need a little reminder of where it actually sits on the map? Sit back and let us guide you there.

It's the national capital of Scotland and located about 35 miles to the south of the significant city of Dundee.

Visitors to this area of Edinburgh and Lothian rub shoulders with approximately 440,000 people.

Places to Visit in Edinburgh

So, where to go first? You'd be nuts to skip Edinburgh Castle and Arthur's Seat. This place is just teeming with amazing attractions. Next, take off to St. Giles' Cathedral and Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Don't stay in Edinburgh without going to prominent attractions like the University of Edinburgh and the Heriot Watt University. A few other fine options are the Edinburgh Zoo and the National Museum of Scotland. We'd suggest that you make an effort to stop by all of them.

Take a much-needed break from the more hectic aspects of your itinerary with a relaxing stroll through Princes Street Gardens. Seeking some more options? Walk along the paths, study the inscriptions on the tombstones and try to figure out a bit of the region's history at Greyfriars Kirk. But wait, that's not all! Check out what events are coming up and get a shot of culture at Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre. It hosts various theater productions for most tastes and interests.

Car Rentals in Edinburgh

Nothing compares to exploring a new city with your own wheels. If you're searching for car rentals in Edinburgh, Orbitz is here to help.

Go directly from the plane to the highway by picking up a car at Edinburgh Airport. Avis and Europcar a just a quick walk from arrivals. You could also browse Hertz and Alamo Rent A Car.

In the city center, you'll find Europcar at Platform 2 Unit 6 The North Mall. Its central location makes for a simple and straightforward pick up. If there's nothing that ticks all your boxes there, Alamo Rent A Car at Waverley station - Level -2, New Street Car Park should be your next port of call.

Where to stay in Edinburgh – Hotel Accommodation

Don't wait! Pick one of the 409 hotels in Edinburgh right now. We're here to ensure your vacation to Scotland's capital gets off to a smooth start.

Do you want a hotel that's fit for a film star? Our top high-end accommodations include The Balmoral Hotel and the Prestonfield House. If you're traveling on a tight budget, we suggest the Lyncliff Hotel (4 Windsor Street) and the ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile – Hunter Square (6 Hunter Square).

The Old Town Chambers is just 0.3 miles away if you're hoping to stay near Edinburgh Castle. Located 0.3 miles away, the Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh is just a stone's throw away as well!

Nearest Airports to Edinburgh

If you're planning on flying in to Edinburgh, you'll likely be touching down at Edinburgh Airport (EDI). Grab a bite to eat and get your bearings after exiting the plane. This is the closest airport, sitting 7 miles from the center of town.

Popular Places to Visit Near Edinburgh

Situated 35 miles from Edinburgh, Newport-On-Tay is adored by travelers. Stop by this locality to access the West Park and the Verdant Works, two excellent attractions that you won't quickly forget. Just 40 miles away is another destination that's well worth visiting. Glasgow is a handy place to access popular attractions such as the Botanic Gardens and Glasgow Cathedral.

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Want special perks, like complimentary breakfast, at all Orbitz Rewards VIP Hotels? Just book four nights for gold status and 12 nights for platinum status in a full year. And how do you redeem your Orbucks? It's easy! You can use your Orbitz Rewards points on the following booking.

No Cancellation Fees

Need to cancel or amend your booking? Anxious about a big fee? Well, you'll be grateful to learn that we don't have one!^ Hopefully, your chosen hotel and airline don't either, but it's a wise idea to check in with them regarding their rules.

Top Rated Hotels for your Edinburgh Vacation

The Balmoral Hotel
The Balmoral Hotel
5.0 out of 5.0 1 Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
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4.8/5 (13 reviews)

Great whiskey bar - 400 offerings, beautiful hotel, quiet rooms, very friendly staff. Wish we would have brought our swimsuits for the pool and spa. Great workout facials well.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2019
At The Balmoral Hotel, guests enjoy a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a fitness center. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with concierge ...
Novotel Edinburgh Centre
Novotel Edinburgh Centre
4.0 out of 5.0 80 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, Scotland
$86
4.8/5 (4 reviews)

I enjoyed the hotel. It was close the everything in walking distance of everything that I wanted to do in town. If it wasn't taking a cab was easy. The hotel made it easy to get one. The staff was really nice and helped us out with any questions I had. The only thing I didn't really like is there ...

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019
Guests staying at Novotel Edinburgh Centre enjoy an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna. Self parking is available for GBP 22 per night. Multilingual ...
Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club
Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club
4.0 out of 5.0 Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club, Kirknewton, Scotland
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4.4/5 (37 reviews)

The check in was wonderful (front desk). The rooms were nice. However, we had a shower that sprayed into the floor and needed extra towels. I asked the maid on the hall for help. She was outright angry that she was asked. I do not have her name, but she worked at 9PM on 12/30/19 near rooms 146-147. ...

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2019
A local mainstay since 1725, Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club offers a golf course, a full-service spa, and an indoor pool. The front desk has multilingual staff ...

Things To Do during your Edinburgh Vacation

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^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Orbitz.com from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.