Tour to Edinburgh from London staying overnight

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


Edinburgh Castle - two day tour from London

Edinburgh Castle: with overnight in 3 Star hotel

Two day trip to Edinburgh highlights

  • Return train tickets to Edinburgh with reserved seats

  • Entry to Edinburgh Castle

  • Edinburgh Open Top Sightseeing Bus Tour

  • Free time to explore Edinburgh at your leisure

  • Accommodation at a centrally located - 3 star Edinburgh hotel

  • First Class (optional extra) includes refreshments served at your sea

Day Tour to Edinburgh from London by Train Tour Ticketing

Tour days, times, pick up/ drop off points

Tour runs every day Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday.

6.30 am - departs from London Kings Cross Railway Station

10.15 pm - returns to London Kings Cross Railway Station


If our Edinburgh day trip is just too short or the day too long, take things at a more relaxed pace by staying overnight in a centrally located Edinburgh hotel and spending two full days in Edinburgh..


Edinburgh's Waverley Station, where you get off the train from London is in the very heart of the city of Edinburgh, All the main sights including Edinburgh Castle are within easy walking distance off the train station and a hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus pass is included to get orientated and reach the places away from the city centre..


This tour is semi-independent, it is not a fully guided tour.

You are met at Kings Cross Station and provided with round trip train tickets, an entrance ticket to Edinburgh Castle and a 1 day hop-on, hop off Edinburgh sightseeing pass, details of your hotel as well as a welcome pack with a city map enabling you to plan your short break ahead on the train.


Day Tour to Edinburgh from London by Train Tour Ticketing

Two day trip to Edinburgh with bus tour & Edinburgh Castle - what to expect

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.

 

Open Top Bus Tour Edinburgh

Open top bus, Edinburgh: included

Holyroodhouse Golden Tours two day tour from London

Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh

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

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
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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