COMPETITION CLOSED: Win a private tour of the Royal Yacht Britannia

The Royal Yacht Britannia fireworks, Edinburgh

Enter our competition for your chance to step aboard the Queen’s former yacht for a private tour followed by tea and Champagne on deck.

The Royal Yacht Britannia fireworks, Edinburgh

Now a popular tourist attraction in the Scottish capital of Edinburgh, the Royal Yacht Britannia was home to HM The Queen and her family for over 40 years, entering service as Her Majesty’s floating residence in 1954 before finally being retired in 1997.

Her decks have borne witness to some of the most memorable events in modern times and her cabins have hosted countless illustrious guests, including Sir Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela and Rajiv Gandhi.

The Queen is said to have relished her time on board, once saying of the ship: “This is where I can truly relax.”

The Queen and Prince Philip withNancy and Ronald Reagan on board the Royal Yacht Britannia
HM The Queen and Prince Philip on board the Royal Yacht Britannia with Nancy and Ronald Reagan. Credit: Anwar Hussein/EMPICS Entertainment/PA Images

The interior is so splendid that when former US President Ronald Reagan visited he quipped, “I know I promised Nancy everything in the world when I married her, but how can I ever top this?

Now visitors can explore the royal rooms, including the magnificent State Drawing Room, and even view the Queen’s bedroom – the first time the public has ever been able to view a living monarch’s sleeping quarters.

READ MORE in the July/August 2015 issue of BRITAIN…

State Drawing Room, the Royal Yacht Britannia. Credit: Marc Millar Photography
State Drawing Room. Credit: Marc Millar Photography


One lucky BRITAIN reader and their guest will win a private tour of the Royal Yacht Britannia, at its base in Edinburgh, followed by a glass of Champagne and tea and cake on board.

Closing date for entries 5 September 2015. Prize to be used by 31 June 2016. Subject to availability.

For your chance to win answer the question below, fill out the form and send.

Terms and conditions

Prize is for two entry tickets to the Royal Yacht Britannia and a Champagne afternoon tea for two. This includes a cake or scone, a glass of Champagne and a hot beverage or cold soft drink for each person.

This prize is non-transferable and can only be redeemed once.

Tables cannot be reserved in the Royal Deck Tea Room.

The voucher, once received, has no monetary value and cannot be exchanged for cash. Any extra costs on top of the outlined amount must be paid for by the holder of the voucher.

The Royal Yacht Britannia reserves the right not to accept vouchers that have or appear to have been forged, damaged, defaced or otherwise tampered with.

No responsibility will be accepted for lost, stolen or damaged vouchers.

The Royal Yacht Britannia reserves the right to change these terms and conditions.

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