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Edinburgh by Train
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IMPORTANT: Once booked this tour cannot be changed or cancelled

Admission Prices
In order to give you maximum flexibility admission fees are not included in the cost of this tour. 

Please see the FAQ section for more information on this tour.

Product code ST 00179

Tour Summary

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Edinburgh by Train

One day tour

Travel northwards from London by high speed train. On arrival in Edinburgh it’s just a few steps to your waiting open-top tour bus for a day of exploration. Visit fabled Edinburgh Castle (included) then tour the medieval Old Town to see the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Queen’s Park and the Scottish Parliament building. Enjoy some time for souvenir shopping before catching your express train back to London.

Price range: £195 - £195

High Speed Train - travel from London to Edinburgh in just under 4.5 hours

Edinburgh Tour - your hop-on, hop-off tour features 14 convenient stops for easy sightseeing

Edinburgh Castle - see the Scottish Crown Jewels and admire the panorama from the battlements

Palace of Holyroodhouse - get a unique view of HM The Queen’s official residence in Scotland

Old Town - discover the city’s colourful history with a drive along the ancient Royal Mile

New Town - marvel at the classic Georgian architecture, grand squares and sweeping crescents

Movie locations - The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Trainspotting and Outlander

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 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, we’re here to help.
On your tour you’ll travel independently by train to and from London. We’ll make sure you have a reserved seat and we’ll send you a comprehensive itinerary so you know what’s happening at any time during your tour. When you arrive in Edinburgh it’s just a short walk to join your sightseeing tour - your itinerary will give you directions!
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 at 07:00 hrs (arrival time in Edinburgh: 11:22 hrs). The return journey will depart Edinburgh at 17:00 hrs (arrival time in London (Kings Cross): 21:43 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 and when will I get my train tickets?A
ll 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.
How can I spend more time in Edinburgh?
If you would like to spend more time in Edinburgh then we would suggest our Edinburgh, Scotland’s Capital 2 day package which includes a one night stay.
Do I need a passport to travel to Scotland?
Scotland is part of the United Kingdom so you do not require a passport to travel from London. Please note that you will need to bring photo-id (driving licence or passport) with you in case the train guard requires identification during the ticket check.
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 between London and Edinburgh with seat reservations
  • City tour of Edinburgh by open-top bus
  • Admission to Edinburgh Castle
  • Customised tour itinerary
  • Service charges and taxes

Not Included
  • Admission charges unless stated above
  • Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature

Departure information

The train departure time will be shown on your train tickets and in your tour itinerary.
From Kings Cross Railway Station, Euston Road, London, N1 9AL
Tour ends at 20:53 hrs approximately.

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