Discover one of the most memorable and unique cities in all of Europe, Edinburgh. Explore the city, where a sense of history is around every corner, before heading off to experience the wild, untamed beauty of the Scottish Highlands - home of dramatic scenery and the Loch Ness Monster!
London King’s Cross Station Our team will be waiting to great you outside of the information booth inside Kings Cross Station. There, you will be given your train tickets and information pack and and our Evan Evans Representitive will explain the order of the day before you board your train. Kings Cross Station is centrally located and easily accessible by underground, it is serviced by the Metropolitan, Circle, Hammersmith & City, Victoria and Northern Lines and is in Zone 1: You can spot our representative by their red clipboard.
London to Edinburgh
After you've met your Evan Evans Representative at the station and collected all of those essentials, board your train and get ready for departure. Enjoy fantastic views of the British countryside on your way up to Scotland, including stunning panoramic vistas and dramatic coastline.
A Day in Edinburgh (Day 1)
In a little over four and a half hours, you'll arrive in the Scottish capital ready to begin a day of exploration. Known by locals as 'Auld Reekiue' ('Old Smokey'), Edinburgh is one of the most beautiful and memorable cities in all of Europe - a city full of charm and character with history around every corner.
You Rail Tour includes entrance to the mighty Edinburgh Castle, a 1,100-year-old fortress built on Castle Rock, a long-extinct volcano. Explore the long, bloody history of the castle, from its time as a military fortress, royal residence and prison of war.
Walk in the footsteps of famous Scottish kings and queens as you ascend castle hill, and see the Stone of Destiny, also known as the Stone of Scone. For centuries, this sacred object has been used in the coronation of Scottish, and later British, monarchs.
Board your Hop-on Hop-off Guided Bus Tour and journey around some of the finest and culture-rich destinations in Edinburgh. The Tour takes you to 14 fantastic locations including Grassmarket, a historic market place with incredible views of Edinburgh Castle, John Knox House, a magnificent medieval building dating back to the 15th century and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, The Queen’s official residence in Edinburgh. The ticket is valid all day so you can hop on and hop off as many times as you like.
Highlands Tour (Day 2)
An amazing trip to Loch Ness and the chance to go Monster hunting! Heading north from Edinburgh we pass the imposing ramparts of Stirling Castle, skirt the Trossachs (Rob Roy country) before crossing the wilds of Rannoch Moor and onto dramatic Glencoe.
Our tour takes us past Fort William and Britain’s highest mountain, the mighty Ben Nevis before following the Great Glen and stopping in the village of Fort Augustus by the shores of the mysterious Loch Ness. You have the option to take a boat trip on Loch Ness, explore or simply relax in a gorgeous wee Highland village. Enjoy our free locally produced picnic lunch.
Our return journey passes through ‘Monarch of the Glen’ country, south to Perthshire and the historic town of Dunkeld. We then view the spectacular Forth Bridges before arriving back in the Capital around 8:00 pm.
Back to Edinburgh (Day 3)
Explore the higgledy-piggledy medieval streets and courtyards of Old Town, admire the beautiful Georgian architecture found in New Town or head to Carlton Hill for stunning panoramic views of the city.
Ascend Castle Hill as you walk in the footsteps of famous Scottish kings and queens, and see the 'Stone of Destiny' - a sacred object that has been used for centuries in the coronation of Scottish monarchs.
Enjoy last-minute shopping, visit the attractions on your "must-see" list or stroll through the city centre - it's your day!
London King’s Cross Station Kings Cross Station is centrally located and easily accessible by underground, serviced by the Metropolitan, Circle, Hammersmith & City, Victoria and Northern Lines and is in Zone 1.
Tour meeting time: 6:30 am at London King's Cross Station outside the information booth
Tour finishes: 10:15 pm on Day 3 at London King's Cross Station
Overnight accommodation: prices stated are per person, based on two people staying in a twin room (single travellers pay a single person supplement)
Tour is not available between 07 August - 29 August 2020 due to the Edinburgh Tattoo
This Tour is unescorted on Days 1 and 3. The excursion to Loch Ness is operated by Highland Explorer Tours, whose terms and conditions apply
Child age: 5-11 yrs inclusive. This Tour is not suitable for children under 5 years old
Once booked, this Tour is non-refundable and non-changeable
We will make every effort to fulfil any requests you have for seating on the train, however, this cannot be guaranteed
Round-trip train tickets to Edinburgh with reserved seats
Stay two nights in a centrally located 3-star hotel, bed and breakfast