Scottish Tours

Scotland Tours from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and London

Official Sightseeing Tours of Scotland since 1907

  • Urquhart Castle
  • Edinburgh Royal Mile
  • Oban
Highland Discovery
See, Visit & Explore: Edinburgh, Rannoch Moor, Glen Coe, Loch Ness, Inverness, Cairngorm National Park, Loch Lomond, Oban, Kilchurn Castle, Inveraray, Argyll Forest Park and Glasgow

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4 day tour from £555

Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
04 April to 11 October, 2019


Twin/Double/Family room from 570 per person
Children from 550 per child
Single room from 835 per person

Accommodation information


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
570 - 905

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 00329

Tour Summary

Discover the beauty of the Scottish Highlands on this wonderful 4 day rail tour from London. Travel to Edinburgh by express train where you will spend 2 nights.

Explore Edinburgh by open-top bus before enjoying excursions to Loch Ness and the scenic beauty of the Western Highlands. Explore the Victorian splendour of Glasgow before returning to London.

Day 1: Speed from the heart of London to Edinburgh by Express train. This afternoon explore Edinburgh by hop-on, hop-off tour.

Day 2: Enjoy a full day excursion to Loch Ness and the Highlands. See wild Rannoch Moor, awesome Glen Coe and even take a monster-spotting cruise on Loch Ness!

Day 3: Enjoy a full day excursion to Oban and the Western Highlands. Discover a land of lochs, glens and castles!

Day 4: This morning explore Glasgow by hop-on, hop-off bus. Later return to London by high-speed train.

Tour features:

  • Visit Edinburgh, Glasgow and Urquhart Castle * (* admission fee applies)
  • Overnight accommodation: Edinburgh (2) and Glasgow (1)
  • Depart from and return to London
  • Tour duration: 4 days/3 nights
  • Freestyle Train Tour

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Day One
London to Edinburgh (2 nights)
Welcome aboard! Youll travel northwards to Edinburgh along the route of the famed Flying Scotsman. This fascinating journey will take you through the Viking City of York and the University City of Durham. Enjoy the panoramicviews as you slip from England into Scotland at Berwick-upon-Tweed then speed towards Edinburgh. Youll arrive in Edinburgh by late morning and after checking into your hotel the city of Edinburgh is waiting to be discovered.
Discover Edinburgh from a different perspective aboard your open-top double deck bus. This tour allows you to hop-on and off to visit many of the citys attractions including Edinburgh Castle*, the Palace of Holyroodhouse*and the famous Royal Mile.
Overnight: Jurys Inn (or similar)
Day Two
Into the Highlands
Theres a wonderful journey into the northern Highlands of Scotland today. From Edinburgh we cross the Forth Road Bridge and tour through the ancient Kingdom of Fife. Our first stop will be in the pleasant town of Pitlochry which boasts a wide range of shops and eateries.
Next we make our way through the Pass of Drumochter and enter the beautiful Cairngorm National Park where the mountains soar skywards and there are wonderful loch-side vistas to savour.
After a panoramic tour of Inverness we reach Loch Ness, probably Scotlands most famous lake. Why not go on a monster spotting cruise* or enjoy a leisurely stroll along the banks? Either way keep a close watch, just in case!
From Fort William, which is overshadowed by Ben Nevis Britains highest peak, its into eerie Glen Coe. We will hear the sad story of the infamous massacre in 1692 while marvelling at the outstanding beauty of this special place. Soon we cross from the Highlands into the Lowlands and join the motorway for the last part of our tour back to Edinburgh.
Overnight: Jurys Inn (or similar)
Day Three
Bonnie Argyll
We leave Edinburgh behind and travel across Scotland to Glasgow and Loch Lomond beyond. There is a stop in the pleasant town of Luss to enjoy the views of the "bonnie, bonnie banks. Loch Lomond is Britain's largest and is dotted with 38 islands. We will drive the entire 23 mile length of the loch and as we do well cross into the Highlands once more. Today we are going to explore the picturesque Western Highlands and so we turn westwards from the village of Tyndrum for Loch Awe and the Pass of Brander.
Oban is a popular fishing and ferry port which is located on a sheltered bay. Well make a stop here so you can discover this bustling town. For stunning views over the bay to the islands of the Inner Hebrides make the climb up to McCaigs Tower, a Victorian Folly. Its well worth the effort!
We will make a photo-stop at ruined Kilchurn Castle before making the short drive to Inveraray, which nestles on the banks of Loch Fyne. The Duke of Argyll rebuilt this community in 1776 so he could surround his newly built castle with landscape gardens. Its immaculately preserved and makes a fascinating visit.
During our descent of the "Rest and be Thankful mountain pass we'll see the original road, built by General Wade, winding its way up the through the glen. Soon we reach the Argyll Forest Park where icy streams cascade down through wooded glens. Shortly we will return to the gentle shores of Loch Lomond once more and then to Glasgow, where you will spend the night.
Overnight: Jurys Inn (or similar)
Day Four
Exploring Glasgow
Glasgow is one of Europes most exciting cities. A city of striking architecture, heritage and culture and today you can discover the city for yourself on an open-top bus tour. This informative hop-on, hop-off tour is the ideal way to experience Scotlands largest city.
Explore the Victorian architecture of the City Centre then head out to the leafy West End to visit the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum or the newly-built Riverside Museum. Follow the banks of the River Clyde to experience Old Glasgow and the Cathedral Quarter.
Take time to seek out the hidden work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Glasgows famous architect, whose art nouveau gems can be seen throughout the city.
Later this afternoon board your express train at Glasgows Central Railway Station for the journey back to London.
* Admission Fees

Edinburgh Castle - £16.50 Adult £9.90 Child
Palace of Holyroodhouse - £11.60 Adult £7.00 Child
Loch Ness Cruise ticket - £13.50 Adult £10.50 Child

This information is given for guidance only and prices are subject to change without notice.

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 Scotland 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, were here to help. On the tour youll travel independently by train to and from London. Well make sure you have a reserved seat and well send you a comprehensive itinerary so you know whats happening at any time during your tour.
This personalised document contains step-by-step directions to your hotel in Edinburgh and as well as sightseeing departure points.  Your tours to Loch Ness & the Highlands and Oban & the Western Highlands will be fully guided by an experienced driver/guide.
The city tours of Edinburgh and Glasgow are operated by open-top double deck bus. Both are hop-on, hop-off tours with Edinburgh having with 14 conveniently located stops and Glasgow 28. 

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 Glasgow (Central) at 16:40 hrs (arrival time in London (Euston): 21:25 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 Official Guides to Edinburgh and Glasgow. 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 Inverness 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

  • 3 nights accommodation in rooms with private bath/shower
  • Return standard class train tickets from London to Edinburgh/Glasgow to London
  • City tour of Edinburgh and Glasgow by open-top bus
  • Full day excursions to Loch Ness and the Highlands
  • Full day excursion to Oban and the Western Highlands
  • Customised tour itinerary & Official Edinburgh/Glasgow Guides
  • Service charges and taxes

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

Departure information

Check in: 06:30 hrs
Departure: 07:00 hrs*
From Kings Cross Railway Station, London

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

Tour ends at 21:24 hrs approximately.

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