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Overnight in Edinburgh - From London by Train

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Key Highlights

  • Spend 2 days exploring majestic Edinburgh
  • Travel by train from London and choose between first or standard class seats
  • Enjoy a panoramic tour of Edinburgh from an open-topped hop-on, hop-off bus
  • Includes FREE admission to Edinburgh Castle, one of the top Edinburgh attractions
  • Accommodation at a centrally located 3-star hotel
  • You will have the entire second day to discover Edinburgh on your own
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
    Note: This tour is not available to book in August.


    2 Days 1 Night

    Start time


    Meeting Point

    Your train to Edinburgh departs from King’s Cross station

    Ending Point

    Same as the start point

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Travel to Edinburgh from London by train and explore the inspiring capital of Scotland.

    You can either book standard class seats or the first class, which provides snacks during the journey.

    This comprehensive overnight stay consists of a panoramic tour of the city, FREE admission to Edinburgh Castle, accommodation in a 3-star hotel and ample time to discover Edinburgh your way.

    Edinburgh is all about stunning scenery, striking architecture, iconic landmarks and fine food. This tour gives you the chance to experience everything that the city offers!


    Day 1

    Meet your local representative at King’s Cross Station at 6.30am, who will help with your seats in the train to Edinburgh. You will receive a welcome pack which will have all the useful information about Edinburgh that you might need during your stay. If you are travelling by first class, you will be provided snacks at your seat during the journey.

    See Britain’s beautiful east coast pass you by on your journey. You will arrive in Edinburgh at 11.32am.

    Once you reach Edinburgh, you will board a hop-on, hop-off open-topped bus that will take you on a panoramic tour of the city. You will see the major Edinburgh attractions including the Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Royal Mile and the famous canine statue of Greyfriars Bobby.

    This tour also includes free admission to Edinburgh Castle, which you can visit after the panoramic tour. The 12th century castle has an important place in the history of Scotland with tales of royalty, sieges and battles. Explore the castle in its entirety and visit the spectacular Great Hall of James IV, completed in 1511. At the Great Hall, you can stand under the hammerbeam roof where eminent Scottish men were honoured by the king. See the lavish rooms of the Royal Palace which was home to Scotland’s royalty and walk through the fine rooms.

    Your day comes to end when you head to your accommodation. You will be provided stay at either of the two 3-star hotels (subject to availability) – Central Edinburgh Hotel or Murrayfield Hotel.

    Day 2

    You will have the entire day to explore Edinburgh at leisure. Plan your own sightseeing and do as you wish. You can either enjoy some traditional haggis for lunch or learn about Scottish history at a museum.

    Your return train to London from Edinburgh will be at 5.30pm. You will arrive back in London at 10.18pm.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Standard or First Class seats in train (as per option chosen)
    • Open Top Bus Tour
    • Admissions to Edinburgh Castle
    • Accommodation at a centrally located 3 star hotel in Edinburgh


    • Hotel Pick-up and drop off
    • Meals & Drinks
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all details.

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    This tour is not available to book in the month of August.

    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.