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Weekday 3 Day Short Break by Rail to Scotland

Accommodation & Guided Tour in Edinburgh (Including Castle and Open Top Bus Tour) and Day Trip to Scottish Highlands

 

Edinburgh skyline

Midweek 3 Day Short Break by Rail to Scotland Tour Included Highlights:

- Round-trip train tickets to Edinburgh with reserved seats
- Stay two nights in a centrally located 3-star hotel, with breakfast
- Hop-on hop-off Sightseeing tour of Edinburgh
- Entry ticket to Edinburgh Castle
- A free city map and information booklet
- Day Tour to Loch Ness & the Highlands


Days of Operation & Duration:

Departures all year departing every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday early morning at 7 a.m. from Kings Cross Station returning three days' later at Kings Cross at 10.20 p.m.

 

This tour is unescorted on days 1 and 3.

Scotland Three Day Tour Including Edinburgh and the Scottish Highlands

Three days in Scotland will give you plenty of time to see Scotland's capital, Edinburgh and the Scottish Highlands, home to Loch Ness and Glencoe. Your trip includes tickets to Edinburgh Castle, the 1000 year old fortress containing the Crown Jewels of Scotland, the Stone of Destiny, Royal Palace and Great Hall.

 

Edinburgh is a city with a lot to offer: you will also have time to visit some of the other major areas of interest including the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, HMY Britannia, Mary Kings Close (booking a haunted tour), Arthur's Seat and the Holyrood Palace.

 

With the exception of your trip to the Highlands, your tour is unguided, allowing you to plan your trip in the style that suits you best, at your leisure. To help you with planning your free time in Edinburgh, you are given a map and information booklet.

 

Tour Itinerary:

On your first day, following your travel by train up to Scotland, you will experience Edinburgh from the hop-on-hop-off bus, covering all the major Edinburgh landmarks including Edinburgh Castle, the Scott Monument and Queen Mary’s Bath House.

 

Your middle day in Scotland is your day to journey into the Scottish Highlands, home of Loch Ness.

 

Your final day in Scotland is your free day - to plan to see your favourite attractions in Edinburgh. You might see the Holyrood Palace or take a walk down the Royal Mile, the Old Town of the city of Edinburgh.

 

The typical group size on our 3 day weekday breaks to Edinburgh is 30-45 people.


Day 1

Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour of Edinburgh/ Edinburgh Castle

Hop On Bus Edinburgh

Hop On Sightseeing Bus Edinburgh

The train at Kings Cross Station departs at 7 a.m. The journey takes approximately 4 1/2 hours. On arrival, you will make your own way to your hotel and start exploring this exciting city.

 

You have included a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour to make the most of your time in Edinburgh. There are frequent departures every twenty to thirty minutes so you will not have to wait for too long.

 

If you wish to visit Edinburgh Castle on this day, tickets are included. Alternatively, you can save the tickets for your final day.


Day 2

Day Trip to the Highlands of Scotland and Loch Ness

An amazing trip to Loch Ness and the chance to go Monster hunting! Heading north from Edinburgh you will pass the imposing ramparts of Stirling Castle, skirt the Trossachs (Rob Roy country) before crossing the wilds of Rannoch Moor and onto dramatic Glencoe.

 

Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness

Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness

You tour takes you past Fort William and Britain’s highest mountain, the mighty Ben Nevis before following the Great Glen and stopping in the village of Fort Augustus by the shores of the mysterious Loch Ness. You will have between 90-120 minutes at Fort Augustus.

 

You have the option to take a boat trip on Loch Ness, explore or simply relax in a pretty Highland village. Lunch is a locally produced picnic lunch.

 

Return journey passes through ‘Monarch of the Glen’ country, south to Perthshire and the historic town of Dunkeld. Finally on your entry into Edinburgh you will get a spectacular view of the Forth Bridges, before arriving back in the Capital around 8 p.m.


Day 3

Edinburgh Free Time

Salisbury Crags, Edinburgh

Salisbury Crags, Edinburgh

This is your day to have to yourself a full free day in Edinburgh to visit one of the many amazing attractions on offer. You could take a walk down the Royal Mile, or a trip to the Holyrood Palace, the official residence of the British monarch in Scotland. Or you might choose one of the many museums and galleries in Edinburgh to visit.

 

If you wish you could take a walk through Holyrood Park, then climb over Salisbury Crags and onto Arthur's Seat, with breathtaking views over the city of Edinburgh.

 

If you did not visit Edinburgh Castle on your first day, this would be your last chance to visit before departure for your train back to London at around 5 p.m.


Your Hotel Accommodation - 3 Star Hotel or Bed and Breakfast

Accommodation is by carefully selected, centrally located 3 Star Hotel, with breakfast included, or Bed and Breakfast. Standard facilities including private shower, toilet, television and tea/coffee making facilities are available.

 

Prices & Tour Reservations

Prices displayed on the banner link are the current prices for this tour. Sometimes on special occasions there may be slight changes to the tour, dates or price so do check on the booking page linked below. Extra dates are often put on around long holiday weekends, notably Easter and New Year.


Major credit and debit cards are accepted. You will be emailed a confirmation with a booking reference after reservation. The booking reference and the name of the person ordering is all that you need to quote when joining the tour, there are no paper tickets.


On the tour detail page from the link below, there is a date drop-down at the top right of the page, which depicts which dates still have availability. By selecting your required date you start the reservation process. Once we list a date for operation it is guaranteed to run, there are no minimum numbers.


Weekday 3 Day Short Break By Train to Edinburgh and Highlands Tour Ticketing
London to Scotland Tours 2017

There are a number of options for tours from London to Edinburgh, Scotland, some including a day trip to the Scottish Highlands. You can even choose to visit Edinburgh in a long day trip from London.

 

Tours are available for both weekday and weekend breaks.

 

Flexible packages allow you to book a number of add-on attractions in Edinburgh including whisky tasting, visiting fishing villages, Hadrian's Wall or a number of the Scottish Castles.

Tour

Tour 1:
One Day Tour London to Edinburgh - £174

Train departing at 6.30 a.m. from London Kings Cross, arriving in Edinburgh at 11.30 a.m. for a full day's sightseeing including Hop-on-Hop-off sightseeing Tour Bus and entry into Edinburgh Castle. Returning to London 10.30 p.m.


Tour 2:
Two Day Tour London to Edinburgh - £250

Train departing at 6.30 a.m. from London Kings Cross, arriving in Edinburgh at 11.30 a.m. for a full day's sightseeing including Hop-on-Hop-off sightseeing Tour Bus and entry into Edinburgh Castle. Overnight stay in 3* hotel. Free day to explore Edinburgh at your leisure before returning to London 10.30 p.m.


Tour 3:
Three Day Weekday Tour London to Edinburgh with Trip to Scottish Highlands - £419

Train departing at 6.30 a.m. from London Kings Cross, every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Arriving in Edinburgh at 11.30 a.m. for a full day's sightseeing including Hop-on-Hop-off sightseeing Tour Bus and entry into Edinburgh Castle.

Full day in Scottish Highlands including Loch Ness at Fort Augustus, Rannoch Moor and Glencoe.

Two nights' accommodation in a Guest House or 3* hotel.

Free day to explore Edinburgh at your leisure before returning to London 10.30 p.m.


Tour 4:

Three Day Weekend Tour London to Edinburgh with Trip to Scottish Highlands - £279

Train departing at 6.43 a.m. from London Kings Cross. Fully guided coach tour. Option to visit Edinburgh Castle on your last day (entry extra).

Additional paid options to visit the Highlands including Loch Ness and Whisky Tasting and Ghost Tours.

Two nights' accommodation in a Guest House or 3* hotel. Hill walk up Calton Hill. Returning to London 8.30 p.m.


Tour 5:
Flexible Package Option London to Edinburgh - from £91

If you wish to create your own itinerary we have put together an option where you can book hotel + rail at dates and times to suit you. Most accommodation includes breakfast.

You can even add on a number of options for day tours including the Scottish Highlands, Loch Lomond National Park, Whisky Tasting, St Andrews and the Kingdom of Fyfe, and much more.


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