Christmas Private Tours

Britannia at Christmas

Enjoy a 'behind-the-ropes' private guided tour of Britannia this Christmas.

A Christmas private tour aboard The Royal Yacht Britannia is an unforgettable experience. This magical venue has its own special ambience at Christmas, with a 30-foot Christmas tree on the quayside and beautiful decorations adorning the State Apartments where kings and queens, world leaders and celebrities were once entertained.

Guests will be welcomed along the red carpet and board Britannia via The Royal Brow, an entrance reserved previously only for The Queen and Royal Family.

Enjoy a 'behind-the-ropes' private guided tour of Britannia to experience the highlights of this iconic ship whilst taking in the sumptuous Christmas decorations and learning about festive traditions on board.

A tradition still followed on board Britannia today is the making of the Royal Christmas pudding. Made in the Royal Galley, the pudding was always stirred by a member of the Royal Family when they were on board, including HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh (during their tour of Spain in 1998).

You’ll step inside the Admiral’s Cabin, see the Honeymoon Suite and visit the State Dining Room, where guests including Presidents Nelson Mandela and Bill Clinton, Frank Sinatra and Elizabeth Taylor would have been wined and dined.

Guests will enjoy a glass of chilled Moët & Chandon Champagne, or a festive glass of mulled wine, and will each receive a beautifully wrapped Britannia Christmas Pudding, freshly made on board in the original Royal Galley, to take home.

Evening private group Christmas tours are available between 17.30 – 19.00 (subject to availability) and private early morning tours can also be arranged, depending on availability.

For further information please contact our Events team on +44(0)131 555 8800 or email:

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