Midweek 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

 

Urquhart Castle by Loch Ness 3 day tour from London including Edinburgh

Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness: day tour

Midweek 3 day tour by rail to Scotland highlights

  • 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

Three day tour including Edinburgh and the Scottish Highlands tour summary

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, 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, stopping in the village of Fort Augustus by the shores of the famous Loch Ness.


On the last day you again have a full day in Edinburgh before departing on an evening train due back at Kings Cross late evening.

 

Weekday 3 Day Short Break By Train to Edinburgh and Highlands Tour Ticketing


With the exception of your trip to the Scottish Highlands, your tour is unguided, allowing you to plan your trip in the style that suits you best, at your leisure.

Departures all year departing every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Accommodation in Edinburgh is in a centrally located 3-star hotel on a bed and breakfast basis.

If you wish you can upgrade to first class travel on the train.


The tour departs from Kings Cross Station very early enabling a full days sightseeing in Edinburgh on the first day.

The tour returns to Kings Cross late evening on the third day.

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

 

Tour itinerary

Day 1

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

Its a very early morning start to the tour from London Kings Cross Station. This enablies 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.

 

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.

 

Hop On Bus Edinburgh

Frequent: hop-on sightseeing buses, Edinburgh

Majestic Highland mountains of Scotland

Majestic: Highland mountains of Scotland

Salisbury Crag, Edinburgh

Salisbury Crag: Edinburgh

 

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 rby 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

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.


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
One Day Tour London to Edinburgh - £184

Tour 1:
One Day Tour London to Edinburgh - £184

Train departs London Kings Cross early morning, arriving in Edinburgh late morning for a full day's sightseeing.

Including Hop-on-Hop-off sightseeing Tour Bus and entrance into Edinburgh Castle.

Leave Edinburgh late afternoon / early evening returning to London around 10.30pm.

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Two Day Tour London to Edinburgh - £275

Tour 2:
Two Day Tour London to Edinburgh - £275

Train departs London Kings Cross early morning, arriving in Edinburgh late morning for a full day's sightseeing.

Including Hop-on-Hop-off sightseeing Tour Bus and entrance into Edinburgh Castle.

Overnight stay in 3* hotel. Free day to explore Edinburgh at your leisure before returning to London 10.30pm

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Three Day Weekday Tour  London to Edinburgh with Trip to Scottish Highlands - £479

Tour 3:
Three Day Weekday Tour London to Edinburgh with Trip to Scottish Highlands - £479

Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with 2 nights' accommodation in a Guest House or 3* hotel.

Edinburgh 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.

Free day to explore Edinburgh at your leisure before returning to London late evening.

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Three Day Weekend Tour  London to Edinburgh with Trip to Scottish Highlands - £289

Tour 4:
Three Day Weekend Tour London to Edinburgh with Trip to Scottish Highlands - £289

Departs on Fridays returning Sundays. Fully guided coach tour on arrival .

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.

Last day at your leisure or optional trips before returning to London around 8.30pm.

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