Weekend 3 day short break by rail to Scotland

Accommodation & guided tour in Edinburgh, with options for free time or guided Highland Tour

Edinburgh Train 3 day tour to Scotland from London

Weekend break by rail to Scotland tour highlights

  • Return travel in standard class from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh by high-speed train

  • A two hour professionally guided tour of Scotland's Capital, Edinburgh

  • Two nights at a traditional Scottish Guest house/hotel accommodation in central Edinburgh with breakfast (with upgrade options)

  • Services of Tour Manager for entire duration of the tour

  • Option to purchase an additional tour each day; Loch Ness & Highlands Tour, Whisky Tasting and Ghosts & Ghouls Evening Tour

  • Morning walk up Calton Hill for views of the City of Edinburgh

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


Tour days, times, pick up/ drop off points

Tour runs every Friday, (Saturday if a national holiday on the Monday).

6.15 am - departs from London Kings Cross Railway Station

8.00 pm - returns to London Kings Cross Railway Station


A value for money very flexible tour, staying two 2 nights in Edinburgh. The tour thus offers three full days in Scotland with great flexibility to spend all the time In Edinburgh or take time-out for tours to the Highlands of Scotland, whisky tasting etc. to get a wider perspective of what Scotland has to offer.


On arrival in Edinburgh you will be taken on a panoramic sightseeing tour of Edinburgh, on board an executive coach. After which you check-in in to your hotel.


You can be as independent as you like. You can join the tour manager for perhaps a whisky tasting or try some haggis in the evening and there is an organised walk and visit to a distillery on the last day .

The second day a full day tour of the Scottish Highlands is on offer including Loch Ness and Glen Coe.


The journey between London and Edinburgh is city centre to city centre by fast train.


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

Edinburgh, Loch Ness and Highlands by train - 3 days - what to expect

Day 1

An early start leaving London at 7am will see you in Scotland by 11.19am!

Upon leaving the train your guide will transfer you to the coach for an eye opening informative tour of Scotland's capital city.

 

Heading to the Royal Mile that links the Palace of Holyrood House with the ancient Edinburgh Castle, you will see the High Kirk of St Giles (the cathedral), the old Parliament Square and the Castle Esplanade. Here you will stand outside the Palace of Holyroodhouse and learn of Scottish Royalty, of King David, Robert the Bruce and Mary Queen of Scots.


Journeying from the Old Town towards the New Town your coach will take you up Calton Hill to see the National Monument and admire the view towards Arthur's Seat, a 250m high rocky crag that lies within the whole city.

 

You will have an opportunity to learn of Scotland's writers, Robbie Burns, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson, view their memorials and see where they lived.


Edinburgh Holyrood House

Holyrood House: Edinburgh

Driving back through the elegant squares and terraces of the New Town you are taken to your nearby accommodation where you can have a late lunch and explore some of the excellent free museums your guide will have talked about on the tour.


Optional Ghosts & Ghouls Evening Tour

A spine tingling evening with ghoulish tales of torture and witchcraft as you learn of Edinburgh's ghostly past!

 

The guided tour takes place in medieval closes and the haunted Blair Street Underground vaults. Included is a shot of Dewar's super Scotch Whisky to keep you warm on this chilling tour.


Day 2 (two choices)

Edinburgh free time

Enjoy 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 Holyrood Palace, the official residence of the British monarch in Scotland. There will be an opportunity to visit Edinburgh Castle on day three.

 

Or optional guided Scottish Highlands visit

Scottish Highlands

Scottish Highlands: guided visit

If you have chosen our upgrade option to the Scottish Highlands and Loch Ness prepare to see some amazing scenery.

 

Entry to Urquhart Castle & the Cruise on the Loch Ness are not included in this price, but are available to book as optional upgrades on the day, subject to weather and availability.

 

This tour is a full day out into Scotland's wild and rugged landscape leaving city life far behind as we head into the mountains and moors.

 

Full details of this tour are on the tour detail and booking page linked from the price banner at the foot of this page.


Day 3 (two choices)

Morning walk with afternoon free time for Edinburgh Castle

You tour guide will take you for a morning walk up Calton Hill for views of the City of Edinburgh

and the Firth of Forth. From here you can see the 171 metre tower in honour of the great Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson and his victories over Napoleon Bonaparte.

 

Edinburgh Castle skyline at night. Tour with free time to explore.

Edinburgh Castle: see the Crown Jewels of Scotland

Next to the tower is the National Monument of Scotland which commemorates Scottish soldiers and sailors who died during the Napoleonic wars. From here it is clear to see why many refer to Edinburgh as 'the Athens of the North.'

 

From Calton Hill, if you wish, your tour guide will accompany you to Edinburgh Castle (entrance fee extra). At this 1,000 year old fortress you can see the Crown Jewels of Scotland, the Stone of Destiny, Royal Palace and Great Hall. You will get to learn about the Scottish Monarchy, Scottish heroes such as William Wallace or Robert the Bruce.


Your departure transfer coach will collect you from your accommodation in time for the 3.30pm departure from Edinburgh Waverley station to London.


Or optional Whisky Tasting Tour

A transfer and tour of Glenkinchie whisky distillery, the closest to Edinburgh.

After experiencing the detailed and highly skilled process of making a bottle of 'Scotch' you will have the chance to sample some of the whiskies made here.

 

If you select this day trip you will be dropped back in Edinburgh after the tour in time for the coach departure transfer to the train station.

 

Your hotel accommodation - a choice of options

There are various grades of accommodation on offer to suit your pocket.

The standard package uses a guest house in rooms with private shower, toilet, television and tea/coffee making facilities.

 

There are upgrade options or you can ask for a quotation at a 3 or 4 star property.

Edinburgh is a very seasonal destination, during the peak summer months, the best deal accommodation is soon sold out.

 

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.


Weekend 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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