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Day Tour to Edinburgh from London

Day Tour by Train Including Visit to Edinburgh Castle and Open Top Bus Tour


Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

Day Trip to Edinburgh with Bus Tour & Edinburgh Castle Entry Included Highlights:

- Return Train Tickets to Edinburgh with Reserved Seats
- Entry to Edinburgh Castle
- Open Top Bus Tour
- Designated Time for Shopping
- Free City Map

Days of Operation & Duration:

Departures every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

- 7:01 a.m. train from Kings Cross Station, arrival at Edinburgh Waverly Station: 11:32 a.m.

- 5:30 p.m. train from Edinburgh Waverly Station, arrival at Kings Cross Station: 10:18 p.m.

 

Edinburgh in One Day from London

Only have time for one day in Edinburgh?

This Edinburgh day tour tour enables you to visit Edinburgh and experience the key sights and experiences of the city in one very full day tour from London.


All the logistics are taken care off. The train tickets to and from Edinburgh enabling 6 hours sightseeing in Edinburgh. Entrance tickets to Edinburgh Castle the “must see” attraction in Edinburgh and tickets on a Hop On Hop Off Sightseeing Bus that will take you past all of Edinburgh’s main sights.

 

The tour is unaccompanied providing you with great flexibility to use your time in Edinburgh as you want to. A welcome pack is provided so you can prioritise and plan your itinerary on the train journey to Scotland.

 

Tour Itinerary:

Departure from King’s Cross Station

You will be met at the ticket office in King’s Cross Station at 6.30 a.m. and be given a welcome pack full of exciting details about your day in Scotland, before being escorted to your train with reserved seats.

 

The journey will swoop along Britain’s scenic east coast, before arriving in Edinburgh at 11.32 a.m! You’ll also get a handy Edinburgh map to make navigating the city a little easier.

 

Scottish Highlands

Open Top Bus Edinburgh

Open Top Bus Tour in Edinburgh

A hop on hop off open top bus tour will take you round all the main sights in Scotland's capital. From your vantage point you will see the Palace of Holyroodhouse, (the Queen’s official residence when she visits Scotland), and Edinburgh Castle, where you will be visiting later in your day.

 

You’ll cruise down Royal Mile, one of the busiest streets in Edinburgh’s historic old town, and past the famed Greyfriars Bobby monument.

 

Edinburgh Castle

Following your open top bus tour you head to Edinburgh Castle, where your ticket has already been paid. A thousand years of history await you.

 

From its Portcullis Gate through to the Argyle Battery, with six guns and spectacular views over the Fife, and the Great Hall where prisoners in the 18th and 19th century were held, Edinburgh Castle is a fascinating glimpse into the past.

 

From its commanding position on top of Castle Rock, there is much to see at Edinburgh Castle including the Crown Jewels of Scotland, the Stone of Destiny, the Royal Palace and Great Hall.

 

The views from the Western Battlements are spectacular, where on a clear day you can even view distant Highland peaks, which look particularly captivating when capped with snow.

 

Return Journey

Bid goodbye to Scotland as your train departs Edinburgh at 5.30 p.m, arriving back in London at 10.18 p.m.


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.


Day tour to Edinburgh from London
London to Edinburgh & Scotland Tours

A wide choice of short breaks are available from London to Edinburgh and Scotland.

Here is a summary of the most popular:

Tour 1: One Day Tour London to Edinburgh - £169

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 - £245

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 - £411

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 - £259

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 £97

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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