Tour to Edinburgh from London staying overnight

Two day tour by train including visit to Edinburgh Castle and open top bus tour


Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh in two days from London

This tour will give you an overnight stay in a three star hotel, allowing you a second day to visit some of the many sights of Edinburgh at your leisure on your second day.

 

Your first day will give you a great perspective on the city of Edinburgh from aboard the Hop on Hop Off Sightseeing Bus, as well as your visit to Edinburgh Castle, on top of most people's to-do list.

 

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. With this tour you will have plenty of time to explore and choose the attractions in Edinburgh that most appeal to you.

 

Two day trip to Edinburgh with bus tour & Edinburgh Castle entry included highlights

- Return Train Tickets to Edinburgh with Reserved Seats on East Coast Trains
- Entry to Edinburgh Castle

- Open Top Bus Tour

Open Top Bus Tour Edinburgh

Sightseeing: open top bus Edinburgh

- Accommodation at a Centrally Located - 3 Star Hotel

Days of operation & duration

Departures every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. - 7.01am train from Kings Cross Station, arrival at Edinburgh Waverley Station: 11.33am - 5.30pm train from Edinburgh Waverley Station, arrival at Kings Cross Station: 10.18pm

Tour itinerary

Day 1

Departure from King’s Cross Station

You will be met at the ticket office in King’s Cross Station at 6.30am 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 11.32am! You’ll also get a handy Edinburgh map to make navigating the city a little easier.

 

 

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. This much-loved fortress has been involved in many historical conflicts since the 12th century and stands guard over the city from atop the Castle Rock. See the dazzling Scottish Crown Jewels and pose for photos with unbeatable panoramic views of the city skyline in the background.


Edinburgh overnight stay

You will be provided accommodation in one of the following 3* hotels (subject to availability):
Central Edinburgh Hotel
Murrayfield Hotel

 

Day 2

Edinburgh at your leisure

Holyroodhouse

British monarch residence:
Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh

Take the second day to explore Edinburgh as you wish. You might explore the Royal Mile, the popular tourist spot of many streets forming a thoroughfare linking the two most famous landmarks in Edinburgh - the Palace of Holyroodhouse and Edinburgh Castle.

 

Holyrood Palace is the official residence of the British monarch in Scotland, and also a popular place for tourists to visit.

 

There are many museums to visit in Edinburgh, such as the National Museum of Scotland, one of the top ten UK visitor attractions. Admission is free (donations welcome) and it is open daily, with the exception of some days over Christmas.


There are many other museums and galleries in Edinburgh to choose from; or, if you are in need of some exercise, a walk up either Calton Hill or through Holyrood Park and Salisbury Crags will give you some spectacular views of the City of Edinburgh.

 

Return journey

Your return train will depart Edinburgh at 5.30pm., arriving back in London at 10.18pm.

 

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 by Train 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 details

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

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

One Day Tour London to Edinburgh - £174

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

Train departing at 6.30am from London Kings Cross, arriving in Edinburgh at 11.30am 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 10.30pm

Two Day Tour London to Edinburgh - £250

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

Train departing at 6.30am from London Kings Cross, every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Arriving in Edinburgh at 11.30am 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 10.30pm

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

Tour 4:
Three Day Weekend Tour London to Edinburgh with Trip to Scottish Highlands - £279

Train departing at 6.43am 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 8.30pm

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

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.

Flexible Package Option London to Edinburgh  - from £91
 

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