Edinburgh Rail Day Trip from London

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  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 16 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3858EE036
Tour Edinburgh your own way on an independent day trip from London. Everything is arranged for you: return rail tickets, Hop-on Hop-off City Tour, entry to Edinburgh Castle, and an Edinburgh city map and guide. The rest is up to you!

Highlights

  • Rail Tour
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
The train from London's King's Cross Station whizzes you due north, passing through the Midlands with its canals and market towns, past old mill towns built during the Industrial Revolution and skirting England's east coast. Upgrade to first class train tickets if you wish, to enjoy wider seats, complimentary snacks, free wifi and quieter coaches.

Waiting for you right by the station when you arrive in Edinburgh is an open-top sightseeing bus, for a bird's-eye view of this majestic Scottish city. The hop-on hop-off ticket gives you the freedom to leave and re-join the bus as often as you like. Frequent departures throughout the day mean you have total flexibility to plan your day the way YOU choose!

You will want to see all the main sights, attractions and landmarks of this lovely city, including:
  • The Old Town quarter
  • Edinburgh Castle, including the dazzling Scottish Crown Jewels and the Royal apartments where Mary, Queen of Scots gave birth to the boy who was to become King of Scotland and England upon the death of Queen Elizabeth in 1603
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Center
  • Scott Monument, decorated with 64 characters from Walter Scott's novels
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse, where state ceremonies and official entertaining take place when the Queen is in Scotland (though it has its own murderous history!)
  • The Scottish Parliament Building
  • St. Giles's Kirk
  • John Knox's House
  • Stroll along Princes Street checking out the tartan, whiskey and shortbread that have made Scotland famous
Please note this tour is unescorted

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Kings Cross Station (customer information desk)
Departure Time:
6:30am
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at approximately 10:15pm

Pricing information

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Standard Rail Travel
Code: STD

Roundtrip Standard Class train ticket between London & Edinburgh.

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$280.98
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First Class Rail Travel
Code: FIRST

Roundtrip First Class train ticket between London & Edinburgh (available from April 2013).

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$385.72
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Edinburgh Rail Day Trip from London

Edinburgh Castle

Inclusions:
  • Entry to Edinburgh Castle
  • Edinburgh city map and guide
  • Hop on Hop off tour of Edinburgh
  • Return train ticket from London to Edinburgh
Exclusions:
  • Guide
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible subject to availability
  • The train trip is approximately 5 hours each way
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: jillhikes, August 2014

The English breakfast on the train was a lovely treat. Viewing the English and Scottish countrysides from the train was an excellent idea; beautiful views! The only negative about this trip to Edinburgh was we would have loved to have had more time there; very welcoming and intriguing city.

Reviewed by: JACOB W F, July 2014

Excellent from start to finish.

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