|An unforgettable five star visitor attraction, as well as a prestigious evening events venue, Britannia is regarded as one of Edinburgh’s ‘must – see’ experiences.|
The Royal Yacht Britannia can now boast the title of the World’s most translated audio tour. Brazilian, Portuguese, Turkish, Thai, Cantonese and Punjabi have been added this year to Britannia’s growing list of languages, including Hindi, to bring the total to 27 – more than any other tourist attraction in the world.
The audio guide features commentary describing The Queen’s former floating palace throughout the tour. Highlights include the State Dining Room, The Queen’s Bedroom, the Crew’s Quarters and the gleaming Engine Room.
The Royal Yacht Britannia was home to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family for over 40 years, sailing over a million nautical miles around the world. Now berthed in Edinburgh, visitors can follow in the footsteps of Royalty to discover the heart and soul of The Queen’s former floating palace.
During her 44 year career, Britannia conveyed The Queen, other members of the Royal Family and dignitaries. She travelled 1,087,623 nautical miles, calling at more than 600 ports in 135 countries. Situated in Edinburgh’s historic port of Leith, Britannia is now an iconic five-star visitor attraction, as well as an exclusive evening events venue. Visitors enjoy a fascinating insight into The Queen’s former floating palace, and the lives of those who lived and worked on board.
Britannia has been acknowledged as Scotland’s Best Visitor Attraction for eight years running, in VisitScotland’s quality assurance ratings, achieving a score of 96%, the highest ever awarded to a Scottish visitor attraction.
Britannia is owned by The Royal Yacht Britannia Trust. The Trust’s responsibility is to maintain and preserveBritannia in keeping with her former role and to display her to the public as a key part of British maritime history. The Trust is a wholly self-funding, not-for-profit, charitable organisation. Income generated from running the Royal Yacht as a visitor attraction and events venue goes towards preserving the yacht for future generations. Britannia is the official headquarters of the Association of Royal Yachtsmen.
Confirmation from The Guinness Book of Records to confirm that The Royal Yacht Britannia has the most translated tour is awaited.
More information and a list of all 27 languages can be found at http://www.royalyachtbritannia.co.uk/plan-your-visit/your-visit/audio-tour-languages/