Please note that the standard package for this tour is now sold out. We are still accepting bookings - please contact [email protected] to discuss & book the available options.
A fully guided 3 day tour to Scotland’s capital city. See Holyrood Palace and Edinburgh Castle, walk the Royal Mile and enjoy some whisky tasting. With journey times of just over 4 hours by train from London, this is a fantastic 3 day break to one of Britain’s most popular destinations. Optional day trip to Loch Ness & Scottish Highlands available.
This trip includes
Return travel by high speed train London to/from Edinburgh
2 nights city centre ensuite student accommodation with breakfast
City sightseeing tour by coach on arrival
Transfers to/from train station/accommodation
professional tour guide
Have breakfast in England and lunch in Scotland as we travel through some of Britain's most beautiful scenery by high speed train. Upon arrival in Edinburgh, take your seat on board an executive coach and enjoy an eye opening tour of the city, including photo stops at the Royal Palace of Holyrood House, Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile before checking into your guest house. After check in, enjoy the plethora of free museums, art galleries, bars and shops during your free time in the afternoon.
In the evening, you'll have the option to join your guide in some of the local bars to sample local whiskies and maybe some haggis. (Food & drink expenses are not included). Alternatively, we have the option of a ghost tour to explore some of the city's haunted places, a spine tingling way to end the evening.
After breakfast it's time to enjoy a free day for Edinburgh sightseeing, or if you have selected the Loch Ness & Highlands upgrade, we have a full day in the Scottish Highlands with a local guide. Travel up to the mountains to see waterfalls and wild deer, breathtaking scenery, mysterious Loch Ness, and so much more. See if you can spot the monster! Top off your day trip with a stroll around the romantic ruins of Urquhart Castle, along with a boat cruise along the stunning Loch Ness.
Our final day in Edinburgh begins with a guided walk to the viewpoint at Calton Hill, then a walk to historic Edinburgh Castle. Later on, you'll have the option to take a tour to the nearby Glenkinchie Whisky Distillery, where you can learn how this famous tipple is created. Transport is provided by minibus, to any one choosing this tour option. Should you choose not to go to the distillery, the rest of the day will be spent at your leisure.
Our time in Edinburgh draws to a close in the mid afternoon, when we travel back to Edinburgh station for our return to London.
This tour includes multi bedded ensuite accommodation, within walking distance to the city centre. The standard price of this tour is based on sharing with other members of the tour (same sex). Accommodation upgrades are available on a per person basis.
If you do not select one of upgrade options below, you will automatically be placed in a room with customers of the same gender in multi bedded accomodation.
Single, Twin or Double Accommodation Upgrade
You can choose to upgrade from the multi-bedded accommodation to either a single room for a £70 supplement, or a twin/double room for a £40 supplement. If you are a single traveller booking the twin/double upgrade option, you will be placed in a twin room with another single traveller from the group (same sex). Please note that all room upgrades are on a per person basis.
Please ensure you arrive 10 minutes prior to the meeting time below
London Kings Cross Train Station, next to the information desk (MAP)
Our return time to London on Sunday is approximately 7:30pm - 8:30pm.
What time will we arrive in Edinburgh on Friday, and what time do we return to London?
London Kings Cross to Edinburgh
Depart Kings Cross at 07.00am, arrive Edinburgh Waverley at 11.19am
Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
Depart Edinburgh Waverley between 15.00pm and 16.00pm, arrive London Kings Cross 19:45pm - 20.45pm.
Do you need a visa to travel to Scotland from England?
No, Scotland is still part of United Kingdom, so there is no border control.
How long is the train journey between London and Edinburgh?
The train journey is approximately 4 hours and 20 minutes each way.
Does the tour include any food?
We include breakfast at the accommodation we provide in central Edinburgh, we do not include lunch or dinner. There are many eateries within walking distance from your accommodation.
Can I take a different train from Edinburgh to London?
If you wish to travel on a later or earlier train going back to London, you will need to purchase your own tickets. Our tickets are valid for specific journeys only.
Are Edinburgh Castle tickets included?
No, we do not include Edinburgh castle tickets.
How much free time do I get in Edinburgh?
You are free to break up from our touring programme at any point, but please inform your tour guide beforehand. If you are not looking to join our Scottish Highlands and Loch Ness day trip with us, you have the entire second day free.
Loch Ness & Highlands Tour
The price of the Loch Ness & Highlands tour includes entry to Urquhart Castle & the Loch Ness boat cruise.