Enjoy a 3 day weekend tour north of the border to the enchanting and beautiful country of Scotland on this city break to Edinburgh. Your package includes two nights 3* accommodation in Edinburgh city centre, a guided tour of the city and a chance to travel to the stunning Scottish Highlands to visit mysterious Loch Ness and the magnificent mountain scenery of Glen Coe and Rannoch Moor.
Return high speed train London-Edinburgh with reserved seating
Two nights 3* accommodation with breakfast in Edinburgh city centre
Panoramic coach tour on arrival with a local professional guide
Optional tours to Loch Ness & Scottish Highlands and Ghosts & Ghouls guided walk
Arrival and departure transfer to and from your city centre 3* hotel
Flexible booking guarantee
Have breakfast in England and lunch in Scotland as we travel through some of Britain's most beautiful scenery by high speed train, arriving in the Scottish capital by late morning. Upon arrival meet your local guide and you will be taken on an eye opening tour of Edinburgh on board our executive coach, including photo stops along the Royal Mile, Calton Hill and the Royal Palace of Holyrood House, Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile. The tour ends at our 3* city centre hotel where the guide will assist with hotel check in. After checking in to the hotel, enjoy the plethora of free museums and art galleries during your free time in the afternoon.
In the evening you will have time to explore one of Edinburgh's historic pubs to try local whiskies and maybe some haggis. Alternatively, you can upgrade to include a 'Ghost and Ghouls Tour', giving you a chance to explore some of the city's haunted places, a spine tingling way to end the evening!
After breakfast, 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, enjoy breathtaking scenery, beautiful Lochs, dramatic glens, windswept Rannoch Moor and mysterious Loch Ness. See if you can spot the monster! See the battle site at Bannockburn and learn of the massacre at Glen Coe.
Our final day in Edinburgh begins with a free morning after breakfast. Popular choices include the National Museum of Scotland (entry is free) or Edinburgh Castle (approx £20 per person).
Our time in Edinburgh draws to a close mid afternoon, when you will be transported back to Edinburgh train station for our return journey to London.
The standard price of this tour includes 3* bed & breakfast accommodation, close to the city centre.
The basic price of this tour includes 3* twin or double room accommodation.
If you would prefer a single room for 1 person, these are available at a supplement cost, bookable on the right hand side of this page.
Single travellers who do not choose to upgrade to a single room at time of booking will be allocated to a twin room, with a same sex member of the group.
We also have family rooms and 4* or 5* accommodation options available on request, please contact us and we will be happy to provide you with a price.
Here are some examples of the accommodation we use:
Jurys Inn Edinburgh
The Jurys Inn Edinburgh is in a prime location in the City Centre, and a short walk from Waverly Station. Offering single, twin, double & triple rooms the accomodation here is styled with a contemporary feel. All rooms are en-suite and offer flat screen TV, WiFi & toiletries.
Leonardo Edinburgh City
The Leonardo Hotel is located in the heart of the City with easy access to all the city's famous landmarks. The Hotel boasts 52 comfortable, modern rooms all of which are en-suite and offer flat screen TV, WiFi & toiletries.
Your train will Depart Kings Cross station at 07:00am. We strongly advise you arrive at Kings cross by 06:15am to familiarise yourself with the station, collect your pre-paid tickets and find the correct platform. You are responsible for boarding the train independently.
If you intend to travel to Kings Cross by public transport, you can plan your journey on the Transport for London website - click here
Where exactly do I meet my guide on arrival in Edinburgh?
Once you depart the train, our friendly, professional guide will meet you on the platform. They will be holding a sign reading “International Friends”, from here you will join the city sightseeing tour. This tour will end at your hotel where our guide will assist with your check in.
What exactly is included in my tour package?
Return train travel from London to Edinburgh with reserved seating.
Meet and Greet Service on arrival in Edinburgh followed by a 2 hour guided City Tour
2 nights Accommodation in a 3* Hotel
Breakfast on Saturday & Sunday
Do I need to purchase my own train tickets?
No, your train travel to and from Edinburgh is included. After booking, (minimum 4 days prior to travel) you will be sent an email containing the reference number you will need for collecting your tickets at the station, along with full written instructions. Tickets can be obtained from any of the ticket machines at Kings Cross station.
What times will my train be booked for?
Your departure train from London to Kings Cross will be leaving Friday at 07:00 arriving at 11:22
Your return train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross will be leaving Sunday at 14:30 arriving at 20:27
Please be aware that the times noted above can be subject to change. If this is applicable to your date of travel, we would always notify you in advance.
Do we have to travel on a specific train – are the times flexible?
The train tickets provided as part of your package are not flexible, you will need to travel on the train times confirmed to you. If you do not travel on this train, you will need to cover the cost of traveling on you chosen alternative.
If I book the Ghost Tour where do I meet this tour, and do I need a separate ticket?
The Ghost tour will take place at 7:00pm on Friday Evening.
The meeting location is Mercat Cross, High Street, Edinburgh. The tour will end at Megget’s Cellar, Blair Steet. Please be here for 6:45pm.
A few days before travel we will send you your booking reference for the Highlands trip. You will not need a separate printed ticket for the Ghost tour.
If I book the Highlands Day Trip where do I meet this tour, and do I need a separate ticket?
The Highlands tour will take place on Saturday.
The Highlands tour departs at 08:00am from outside the green Ensign Ewart pub, at 521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PE. Check-in opens 30 minutes prior to the stated departure time and closes 5 minutes prior to the stated departure time. We recommend that all passengers arrive as close to 07:30 as possible to allow enough time to be seated.
A few days before travel we will send you your booking reference for the Highlands trip. You will not need a separate printed ticket for the Highlands tour.
Please note we are unable to accept bookings for children under 4 years old on the Highlands tour, due to the length of the day and time spent travelling.
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.
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 we extend our stay in Edinburgh so we can see other parts of Scotland?
Of course you can! Please note that our train tickets are specifically allocated on certain trains at certain times, therefore your ongoing journey from Edinburgh will be at your own expense & no discount will be provided for the unused return ticket.