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Weekend 3 Day Short Break By Rail To Scotland

Accommodation & Guided Tour in Edinburgh, with Options for Free time in Edinburgh or Guided Highland Tour

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Weekend 3 Day Short Break By Rail to Scotland Tour Included Highlights:

- Return travel in standard class from London Euston 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

 

Days Of Operation & Duration:

Departures all year departing every Friday early morning on a 6:43 a.m. train from Euston Station returning to London Sunday scheduled to arrive back by 8:30 p.m.

Over Easter an extended 4 day tour is run.

Note: Travel on a minority of dates will be with East Coast Virgin trains from London Kings Cross. Exact dates are detailed on the main tour detail page reached via the banner below. Kings Cross Station is only 600 yards from Euston Station, the normal departure station.

 

Scotland Three Day Tour Including Edinburgh and the Scottish Highlands

A flexible tour offering three days in Scotland with options to purchase tickets for extra activities: the Scottish Highlands, a guided walk up Calton Hill or whisky tasting.

 

You can also choose to purchase tickets for Edinburgh Castle, the 1000 year old fortress containing the Crown Jewels of Scotland, the Stone of Destiny, Royal Palace and Great Hall.

 

Edinburgh & Highlands Easter Tour From London

4 Day Easter 2017 To Edinburgh & Scotland

If you choose not to do the organised tours you will have plenty of free time to explore Edinburgh at your leisure. You might visit any of the major areas of interest including the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, HMY Britannia, Mary Kings Close (booking a haunted tour), Arthur's Seat and the Holyrood Palace.

 

This tour gives you the freedom to have as much guiding or free time as you wish, allowing you to plan your trip in the style that suits you best, at your leisure.

 

Tour Itinerary:

This short break tour gives you the chance to see Scotland's capital and even the Scottish Highlands and Loch Ness - all in a weekend.

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

The basic tour includes a good orientation tour of Edinburgh, the rest of the time is yours to choose exactly what you want to see at the pace you want to see it, based in Edinburgh.


On the first day there is a Ghosts & Ghouls Evening Tour. On the second of the three days you have two options to choose from. You can take a full day guided tour of the Scottish Highlands including Loch Ness, with entry included to the stunning Urquhart Castle on the banks of Loch Ness.

 

Or you can choose to spend your time in Edinburgh, perhaps visiting the Royal Mile, or the Castle, entering Holyrood Palace or one of the many free museums and galleries in the city.

On the third day there is an optional Whisky tasting.


Day 1

An early start leaving London before 7 a.m. will see you in Scotland by around midday.

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, Rabbie Burns, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson, view their memorials and see where they lived.


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 in the tour is a shot of Dewar's super Scotch Whisky to keep you warm on this chilling tour!!


Scottish Highlands

Scottish Highlands

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

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

Entry is included to the stunning Urquhart Castle on the banks of Loch Ness. 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

Scottish Kilt & Bagpipes

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. 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 1000 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 the accommodation at 13:30 for the transfer to Edinburgh Waverley station, train departing at 14:51 for the return journey to London.


Or: Optional Whisky Tasting Tour - Day 3

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.


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.


Weekend 3 Day Short Break By Train to Edinburgh and Highlands 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

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

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 - £250

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 - £419

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 - £279

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 £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.


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