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. Fondly known as Auld Reekie, which means 'Old Smokey' in Scots, the Scottish capital is one of the most memorable and unique cities in all of Europe. A sense of history is around every corner of this beautiful city. Underground vaults and hidden passageways, relics of construction from a bygone era, are located in and around its historic town centre, known as 'Old Town'.
Fondly known as Auld Reekie, which means 'Old Smokey' in Scots, the Scottish capital is one of the most memorable and unique cities in all of Europe.
A sense of history is around every corner of this beautiful city. Underground vaults and hidden passageways, relics of construction from a bygone era, are located in and around its historic town centre, known as 'Old Town'.
Visitors and locals pack the narrow-cobbled alleyways of Old Town, the medieval heart of Edinburgh filled with centuries-old buildings. Explore the traditional pubs, charming stores and casual eateries that line the 'Royal Mile', a historic street cutting through the heart of the city, and visit St Giles' Cathedral, the 900-year-old religious focal point of the city.
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 marketplace 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 King’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.
Your 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.
Optional Extras - First Class
Upgrade your train travel to first class and travel in style with breakfast on your outbound journey and dinner upon your return. Overnight – 1 or 2 nights Edinburgh has a lot to offer. Why not stay an extra night or stay for 2 nights and take advantage of a trip up to the highlands.
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!
3 Day/2 Nights' stay
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.
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.
Outbound: Train departs London Kings Cross: 07:02 / train arrives in Edinburgh: 11:02
Return: Train departs Edinburgh: 17:13 / train arrives at London Kings Cross: 22:10
Your electronic tickets and vouchers will be sent to you one week prior to your scheduled departure date via email (or if booked within one week then within 24 hours of booking). We would recommend arriving at Kings Cross Station 30 minutes before your scheduled train departure time
This Tour is unescorted
We will make every effort to fulfil any requests you have for seating on the train, however, this cannot be guaranteed
Please visit our Travel Health page for full details of our enhanced hygiene standards and protocols
Edinburgh - The Royal City£199.00
Scotland's capital is a veritable treasure trove of history. Visit historic castles and palaces, roam the higgledy-piggledy medieval streets of the Old Town, or admire the Georgian splendour of the New Town. Uncover the unique character of the city on a fantastic full-day Rail Tour from London to Edinburgh.
Edinburgh - The Royal City First Class£299.00
Edinburgh - The Royal City First Class
Scotland's capital is a veritable treasure trove of history. Visit historic castles and palaces, roam the higgledy-piggledy medieval streets of the Old Town, or admire the Georgian splendour of the New Town. Uncover the unique character of the city on a fantastic day trip from London to Edinburgh. Enjoy your First Class train journey with access to the Lounge in London, extra legroom and complimentary breakfast on the way to Edinburgh and dinner on the way back to London.
Round-trip train tickets to Edinburgh with reserved seats
Hop-on hop-off Sightseeing Tour of Edinburgh
Entry ticket to Edinburgh Castle
A free city map and information booklet
First class return train travel
Stay overnight in a centrally located 3-star hotel, bed and breakfast
Stay two nights in a centrally located 3-star hotel, bed and breakfast and a day Tour to Loch Ness & the Highlands