London Toolkit (Spanish Pages)

Weekend 3 Day Short Break By Rail To Scotland

Accommodation & Guiding In Edinburgh, Freestyle or Highland Tour Options

Edinburgh Train

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

- Return travel in standard class from London Euston to Edinburgh by train

- A two hour professionally guided tour of 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

- Optional tour each day, Loch Ness & Highlands Tour, Whiskey 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 fro Euston Station the normal departure station.

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 can choose to take a full day optional tour of the Scottish Highlands including Loch Ness or you can choose to just spend your time in Edinburgh, freestyle doing whatever you want to do.

On the third day there is an optional Whiskey tasting.


Day 1

Scottish Kilt & Bagpipes

We travel north from London by comfortable train with reserved seating. A journey of just over five hours means you can have breakfast in England and lunch in Scotland. 

Once we have left the train our guide will transfer us to the coach for an eye opening informative tour of Scotland's capital city.


We will head to the Royal Mile that links the Palace of Holyrood House with the ancient castle on top of an extinct volcano. We will see the High Kirk of St Giles (the cathedral), the old Parliament Square and the Castle Esplanade. At the foot of this famous street we will stand outside Holyrood House and learn of Scottish Royalty, of King David, Robert the Bruce and Mary Queen of Scots.


We journey from the Old Town towards the New Town and climb 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. We will learn of Scotland's writers, Robbie Burns, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson, view their memorials and see where they lived.


Afterwards we drive through the elegant squares and terraces of the New Town we transfer you to your nearby accommodation and a chance to have a late lunch and explore some of the excellent free museums your guide will have talked about on the tour.


We journey from the Old Town towards the New Town and climb 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. We will learn of Scotland's writers, Robbie Burns, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson, view their memorials and see where they lived.


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:

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

There is plenty of free time on the final day until your coach transfer from the hotel to the train in the afternoon.

There will be time to walk the Royal Mile, visit one of the many museums and galleries in Edinburgh, enter Edinburgh Castle or the Palace of Holyrood House, enjoy some whisky tasting for lunch or shopping on Princes Street.


Our 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.


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. One we list a date for operation it is guaranteed to run, there are no minimum numbers.


Weekend 3 Day Short Break By Coach To Amsterdam Tour Ticketing

Private Day Tours From London

Most Popular Public Tours From London 2016

With Adult Fares Stated & Links To Tour Detail Pages

Visiting Stonehenge and/or Bath and/or Windsor

Stonehenge Morning Or Afternoon Half Day Tour - £47

Stonehenge & London Day Tour - £49

Full Day Stonehenge With An Astronomer Guide - £69.30

Windsor Castle Morning Half Day Tour - £39

Windsor Castle & Hampton Court (Apr to Oct) - £87

Windsor, Bath & Stonehenge (inc Lunch, no adm Roman Baths) - £82

Windsor, Bath & Stonehenge (No Lunch, inc adm Roman Baths) - £87

Windsor, Bath & Stonehenge (Small Group - Max 16 people) - £129

Stonehenge & Bath (Stonehenge admission only) - 3.5 hrs in Bath - £52

Stonehenge & Bath (Stonehenge & Baths adm) - 3.5 hrs in Bath - £59

Stonehenge & Windsor - £59

Stonehenge & Avebury - £65

Windsor, Stonehenge & Oxford - £87

Windsor, Stonehenge & Salisbury - £65

Bath, Stonehenge & Salisbury - £92

Stratford, Cotswolds, Bath & Stonehenge - £98

Visiting Cotswolds and/or Oxford and/or Stratford and/or Warwick

Oxford, Stratford & Warwick Castle - £82

In-depth Cotswolds Only Tour + Lunch - £85

Blenheim Palace, Downton Abbey Village & Cotswolds Tour - £76

Stratford, Cotswolds, Bath & Stonehenge - £98

Windsor, Stonehenge & Oxford - £87

Downton Abbey & Blenheim Palace - £129

Visiting Canterbury, Leeds Castle & Dover

Leeds Castle, Dover & Canterbury with river cruise - £82

Leeds Castle, Dover & Canterbury (Small Group Apr - Oct) - £129

Dover Castle, White Cliffs & Canterbury - £65

Special Theme Tours

Stonehenge Special Access (Walk Among Stones) Tours

Downton Abbey + Highclere Castle Tours

Harry Potter Tours

Small Group Tours (Maximum 16 people)

Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Bath - £129

Stonehenge, Glastonbury & Avebury - £129

Salisbury, Stonehenge & Avebury - £129

Lacock, Bath & Stonehenge - £129

Oxford, Cotswolds & Stratford - £129

Leeds Castle, Dover & Canterbury (Apr to Oct) - £129

1,2 & 3 Day Breaks To Paris, Scotland & Amsterdam

Day Trip To Paris - from £155

3 Day Paris - from £249

3 Day Edinburgh & Scotland - from £249

3 Day Amsterdam - from £239


Special Offer Day Tours From London
London Toolkit Social Media Banner London Toolkit Facebook Fan Page London Toolkit on Twitter

Copyright © 2002-2016
Travellers Toolkits Ltd All Rights Reserved