Scottish Tours

Scotland Tours from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and London

Official Sightseeing Tours of Scotland since 1907

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Edinburgh by Train
See, Visit & Explore: Scottish Parliament, The Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace, Georgian New Town, Greyfriars Bobby and Edinburgh Castle

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1 day tour from £195

Daily (except Sundays)
Except 21 to 26 December;
31 December to 04 January
and 29 March to 3 April inclusive

Adult Price from £ 195
Child Price from £ 145


Child reduction applies to children aged 3 to 15 inclusive.

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

Seasonal Price Range
£195 - £195

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.

Product code: ST 00179

Tour Summary

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

Speed northwards from London by high speed train. On arrival in Edinburgh itís just a few steps to your waiting open-top tour bus for a day of exploration.

Visit fabled Edinburgh Castle (included), perched on the summit of an extinct volcano, to see the Scottish Crown Jewels and to savour the unbeatable views over the unique skyline of Edinburgh. Tour the medieval Old Town to see the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Queenís Park and the Scottish Parliament building. Enjoy some time for souvenir shopping before catching your express train back to London.

Tour features:

  • Visit Edinburgh Castle, The Royal Mile and Our Dynamic Earth* (* admission fees apply)
  • Lunch stop: Edinburgh
  • Depart from and return to London
  • Tour duration: 15 hours (approx. 5.5 hours in Edinburgh)
  • Freestyle Train Tour

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Itís hard to describe Edinburgh without using superlatives Ė so when we say itís the most romantic, charming, historic, atmospheric and enjoyable city youíll ever visit, weíre just describing one of the Worldís best loved cities in the very same words youíll be posting on Facebook or tweeting about!
Put it another way, can you really pass up the chance to explore a city that millions of people can only dream of visiting? Edinburgh is only a short 4.5 hour journey by comfortable train from the heart of London. Your journey will take you through historic cities like York, Newcastle and Berwick-upon-Tweed right into the centre of Edinburgh.
Your tour will give you time to discover the mysteries of the Royal Mile, the romance of Holyroodhouse and to take a stroll along famous Princes Street. Our package includes an open-top bus tour of Edinburgh that will introduce you to the key sights including the Scottish Parliament building, the grand squares and sweeping crescents of the Georgian New Town, the ornate Sir Walter Scott monument and even the little statue of Greyfriarís Bobby! A real highlight is our included visit to Edinburgh Castle to see the much admired Honours of Scotland, Scotlandís Crown Jewels and the Stone of Scone on which the ancient Scottish Kings were crowned. The views from the castle ramparts over the city are simply stunning!
Later there is time for shopping before making your way back to Waverley Station to catch the train southwards to London. On-board you will find a convenient buffet car with tasty snacks, sandwiches and hot drinks.

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, weíre here to help.
On your 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. When you arrive in Edinburgh itís 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, Scotlandís 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 from London to Edinburgh
  • City tour of Edinburgh by open-top bus
  • Admission to Edinburgh Castle
  • Customised tour itinerary
  • Service charges and taxes

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

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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