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Midweek 3-day short break by rail to Edinburgh + Scotland

2 nights in Edinburgh hotel, Edinburgh sightseeing and guided day trip to Scottish Highlands

Urquhart Castle by Loch Ness 3-day tour from London including Edinburgh
Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness - enjoy a day tour from Edinburgh

Edinburgh, Loch Ness and the 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. On your first day arriving in Edinburgh you will experience Edinburgh from the hop-on-hop-off bus, covering all the major Edinburgh landmarks including Edinburgh Castle, plus your chance to visit Edinburgh Castle (entrance included).

Your middle day in Scotland is your day to journey into the Scottish Highlands and Loch Ness with a full guided tour.

On the last day you again have a full day in Edinburgh to explore in your own free time, before departing on an evening train.

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.

Tour highlights   Tour details   Day 1 itinerary   Day 2 itinerary   Day 3 itinerary   Hotel accommodation   Prices & reservations  

edinburgh skyline

3-DAY SCOTLAND MIDWEEK BREAK WITH 3* HOTEL

Edinburgh skyline

3-Day Scotland excursion from London by high speed train

• Travel by high speed train • 2 nights 3* hotel in Edinburgh city centre with breakfast • Day Tour to Loch Ness & the Highlands • Hop-off, hop-on sightseeing bus tour Edinburgh • Entry to Edinburgh Castle


Midweek 3-day tour by rail to Scotland highlights

Bank of Scotland building, Edinburgh
Bank of Scotland building, Edinburgh
  • Round-trip train tickets to Edinburgh with reserved seats

  • Stay two nights in a centrally located 3-star Edinburgh hotel, with breakfast

  • Hop-on hop-off Sightseeing tour of Edinburgh

  • Entry ticket to Edinburgh Castle

  • A free Edinburgh city map and information booklet

  • Day Tour to Loch Ness & the Scottish Highlands

3-day Scotland from London details

Tour runs every Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday.

Outbound

6.30am - check in at London Kings Cross Railway Station, 7am - departure

11.22am - arrival in Edinburgh.

 

Return

5.30pm - train leaves from Waverley Station

10.15pm - arrival back at London Kings Cross Railway Station.

Day 1: Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Edinburgh/Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle from up high
Visit the spectacular Edinburgh Castle

It's a very early morning start to the tour from London Kings Cross Station. This enables a late morning arrival in Edinburgh with full days sightseeing ahead.

The train journey to Edinburgh takes approximately 4 1/2 hours. On arrival, you will make your own way to your central Edinburgh 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.

You can choose to visit Edinburgh Castle on this day; a 1,100-year-old fortress built on Castle Rock, a long-extinct volcano. Explore the long, bloody history of the castle, from its time as a military fortress, royal residence and prison of war.

Alternatively, you can save the tickets for your final day.

Day 2: Day trip to the Highlands of Scotland and Loch Ness

Highland mountains of Scotland
Majestic Highland mountains of Scotland

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.

Your 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 8pm.

Day 3: Edinburgh free time

Arthur's seat, Edinburgh
Views from Arthur's Seat, 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 very late afternoon.

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.

Prices vary depending on departure date reflecting the seasonal accommodation rates in Edinburgh.

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.

edinburgh skyline

3-DAY SCOTLAND MIDWEEK BREAK WITH 3* HOTEL

Edinburgh skyline

3-Day Scotland excursion from London by high speed train

• Travel by high speed train • 2 nights 3* hotel in Edinburgh city centre with breakfast • Day Tour to Loch Ness & the Highlands • Hop-off, hop-on sightseeing bus tour Edinburgh • Entry to Edinburgh Castle


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