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A day in Edinburgh - Tour from London

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Key Highlights

  • Tour includes return train transportation from London
  • Included Hop On Hop Off tour and entrance to Edinburgh Castle
  • You will be given a city guide and map to help you explore Edinburgh
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday


    Approx. 16 hours

    Start time


    Meeting Point

    The tour departs from Kings Cross Station (meet the tour representative at the main ticket office).
    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

    Ending Point

    Tour returns to Kings Cross Station.

  • Overview & Itinerary


    From one British capital city to another; leave London for the day on this wonderful Edinburgh Tour!

    You will travel by train from London to Edinburgh. Your time in Edinburgh is at leisure, you will be given a ticket for the Edinburgh hop-on, hop-off tour, a ticket for entrance to Edinburgh Castle, a city map and a guidebook – what you see and when is up to you!

    You could explore Edinburgh’s old town, sample some of the famous Scotch whiskey or shop on trendy Princes Street – the choice is yours on this wonderful Edinburgh tour!


    This tour starts at Kings Cross Rail Station at 06:30am. You will met by a representative who will give you a round trip train ticket (with reserved seats), an entrance ticket to Edinburgh Castle, a ticket for the Edinburgh hop-on, hop-off tour, a city map and an information guide. (Please note the tour is unescorted).

    You will arrive in Edinburgh at approximately 11:30am. There is a stop for the hop-on, hop-off tour very close to the station so you can start your Edinburgh sightseeing straight away. The hop-on hop-off ticket allows you the freedom to leave and re-join the bus as often as you like. The ticket will be valid for the duration of your time in Edinburgh. Frequent departures throughout the day mean you have total flexibility to plan your day the way you choose.

    Some of the highlights of this Edinburgh tour are:
    • Old Town Quarter
    • the Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre
    • The Scott Monument
    • The Palace of Holyrood House
    • Scottish Parliament Building

    You will also receive an entrance ticket to Edinburgh Castle. The Castle, which lies on top of an extinct volcano and affords spectacular views across the City and beyond. The highlights of Edinburgh Castle are the Royal Apartments and the dazzling Scottish Crown Jewels.

    While in the city you might want to wander through the cobbled City centre streets, visit St Giles's Kirk or John Knox's House or stroll along Princes Street checking out the tartan, whisky and shortbreads that have made Scotland famous.

    The details of your return journey will be contained in your information pack. You will leave Edinburgh late in the afternoon and arrive at Kings Cross where the tour ends at 10:30pm.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Entrance to Edinburgh Castle
    • Hop on Hop off tour of Edinburgh
    • Free city map and information guide
    • Round trip train tickets with reserved seats
    • Free Wifi on the coach


    • Guide
    • Food & drinks
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.Guests with smart phones or tablets can now remain fully 'connected' during their coach tour with fantastic FREE WI-FI!Using this complimentary service, international guests can avoid expensive 'roaming' fees when using an internet connection on board our coaches.
  • Reviews
    • Good quick way to see Edinburgh

      Long day, but worthwile if you do not have much time to see Edinburgh. Edinburgh was surprisingly small & really only needs a day to look at. Return train ride home was...

      Mr Leigh Fotheringham