Scottish Tours

Scotland Tours from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and London

Official Sightseeing Tours of Scotland since 1907


  • Scott Monument
  • Victoria Street
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse
Edinburgh, Scotland's Capital
See, Visit & Explore: Scottish Parliament, The Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace, Georgian New Town, Greyfriars Bobby and Edinburgh Castle

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2 day tour from £310

Daily

Except 21 to 26 December and 31 December to 04 January and 24 to 29 March inclusive

Hotel

Twin/Double/Family room from £ 310 per person
Children from £ 235 per child
Single room from £ 385 per person

Accommodation information

Notes

Child reduction applies to children aged 3 to 15 inclusive on the basis that they stay in a room with 2 adults.

We regret that children under the age of 3 are not carried on this tour.

Seasonal Price Range
£310 - £455

Once booked this package cannot be altered or cancelled.

Departure times are for guidance only.
The actual time of your train journey will be confirmed at time of booking.

Tour Summary

This convenient tour package includes all the elements you need for a fantastic 2 day visit to Scotlandís Capital City.

Speed northwards from London by high speed train. On arrival in Edinburgh itís a short walk to your hotel. Once youíve checked-in your exploration of this fascinating city can begin.

The hop-on, hop-off tour that is included as part of this package is simply the best way to discover Edinburgh. Visit fabled Edinburgh Castle (included), to see the Scottish Crown Jewels and enjoy the views from the battlements. Discover the hidden gems of the historic Royal Mile and the grand squares of the Georgian New Town. Itís no wonder that Edinburgh is a UNESCO Heritage site! Your comfortable hotel is ideally located for sightseeing, shopping and access to Edinburghís main train station.

Tour features:

  • Visit Edinburgh Castle, The Royal Mile and Georgian New Town
  • Overnight accommodation: Edinburgh
  • Depart from and return to London
  • Tour duration: 2 days/1 nights
  • Freestyle Train Tour

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No visit to Britain would be complete without a visit to Edinburgh, Scotlandís Capital City, one of the most beautiful in Europe. Itís a cosmopolitan and cultured city where much of Scotlandís colourful history was written.
Spend time discovering the secrets of the historic old town, guarded by Edinburgh Castle, which sits on a strategic site on castle rock. The highlight of any visit is to see the Scottish Crown Jewels, known as the "Honours of ScotlandĒ which contain the Crown, Sceptre and Sword. Also on display is Stone of Destiny on which the Kings of Scotland were crowned. The historic Royal Mile connects the Castle to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, HM The Queenís official residence in Scotland. This atmospheric thoroughfare is packed full of historic buildings and mysterious closes (alleyways) that are just waiting to be explored.
By contrast in the New Town you will find sweeping crescents and grand squares. Princes Street offers superb shopping and delightful gardens to enjoy. Stately George Street boasts designer label shops aplenty! 
Edinburgh has a wealth of museums and art galleries to discover. Trace the development of Scotland as a nation from roman times to Dolly the sheep at the National Museum of Scotland. The newly refurbished National Portrait Gallery is devoted to displaying paintings of famous Scots from Mary, Queen of Scots to Sean Connery! The National Galleries complex is conveniently located at the foot of The Mound and contains exquisite old masters and impressionist works as well as touring exhibitions.
There is no better way to discover the beauty of Edinburgh.


 

Frequently Asked Questions

What will I experience on this Freestyle Train Tour?
This carefully planned semi-independent tour will stretch your holiday time to the max, without making you feeling rushed. A unique combination of travel by train, comfortable accommodation and quality sightseeing will give you extra time to explore Edinburgh in greater detail.
All the documentation you need, including your rail tickets, will be emailed to you around 7 days prior to your trip. Just print these out and you are good to go. Any questions or if you need your documents earlier - just email or call us, weíre here to help.
On the tour youíll travel independently by train to and from London. Weíll make sure you have a reserved seat and weíll send you a comprehensive itinerary so you know whatís happening at any time during your tour. This personalised document contains step-by-step directions to your hotel and sightseeing departure points, all of which are close by.
The city tour of Edinburgh is by open-top double deck bus and is hop-on, hop-off with 14 conveniently located stops.  No trip to Edinburgh is complete without a visit to Edinburgh Castle - on your visit you can either explore on your own or join a guided tour hosted by a Castle Warder.
What are the train times?
Subject to availability we will make a reservation for you on a train departing London (Kings Cross) Station between 07:00 hrs and 08:00 hrs (arrival time in Edinburgh between 11:22 hrs and 12:20 hrs). The return journey will depart Edinburgh at 16:30 hrs (arrival time in London (Kings Cross): 20:53 hrs). 
Will someone meet me in Edinburgh?
This is a semi-independent tour so you will not be met on arrival in Edinburgh. A comprehensive and customised itinerary is included as part of your documentation together with an Official Guide to Edinburgh. Assistance is also available by telephone 7-days a week. 
How will I find my hotel?
This Freestyle Train Tour has been very carefully planned. Your hotel has been selected not just for its comfort but also for its location close to the railway station as well as your sightseeing requirements. Concise directions on how to reach your hotel will be given in your customised tour itinerary.
What type of room should I choose?
Selecting the right sleeping arrangements can be a little bit confusing so here is a description of what you can expect from your hotel accommodation:
Single room - this is a room for one person sleeping in a single bed. Twin room - this is a room for two people sleeping in two separate bedsDouble room - this is a room for two people sharing one large bed  Family room - this is a room for three people sleeping in one large bed (2 people) and one single bed (1 person).
Please note that a family room can be a standard double room with either a sofa bed or a rollaway bed.All our accommodation features en-suite facilities (the toilet and shower are located in your bedroom for your exclusive use.  
How and when will I get my train tickets?
All your documentation will be emailed to you approximately 7 days prior to your tour commencing. It is important that you print these documents and bring them with you on the tour as you will need to exchange the vouchers to access the various services that make up this package.
Can I cancel or alter this tour?
We are sorry but once booked it is not possible to cancel or change this tour without incurring 100% cancellation charges. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance coverage in place.
What happens if I miss my train?
The tickets that are issued as part of this package are only valid on the train service shown on the ticket and in your itinerary. If you miss the train you will need to purchase new tickets at your own expense. We recommend arriving at London and Edinburgh Stations at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time of your train so that you have time to locate the departure platform. 

What's Included

  • Return standard class train tickets from London to Edinburgh
  • City tour of Edinburgh by open-top bus
  • Admission to Edinburgh Castle
  • Customised tour itinerary & Official Edinburgh Guide
  • Service charges and taxes

Not Included
  • Admission charges unless otherwise stated in the itinerary
  • Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
  • Gratuity to your tour host

Departure information

The train departure time will be shown on your train tickets and documentation.
from Kings Cross Railway Station, Euston Rd, London N19 AL
Returns: 21:43 hrs


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