Day Trip by Rail to Edinburgh from London

Day Trip by Rail to Edinburgh from London

From $380.32 per person

Travel by train to Edinburgh and learn its rich history with a hop-on hop-off bus tour featuring Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile and Greyfriars Bobby. You'll even get to go inside Edinburgh Castle, home of the Royal Apartments and Scottish Crown Jewels!

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Duration 15 hours
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  • Ride on reserved seats on the train back to Edinburgh
  • Enter Edinburgh Castle
  • Take an open-top bus tour
  • Use a free city map
Full description
Welcome and Departure Be present at King’s Cross Station at 6:30 AM to exchange your voucher for your train tickets for your outbound and inbound rail journeys. Your train will depart at 7:00 AM and arrive in to Edinburgh at 11:22 AM. Please print all tickets for both your return rail journey and attractions. Edinburgh – Open-Top Bus Tour Delve into the Scottish capital’s rich history with a hop-on, hop-off bus tour that takes in all the major sights: the Royal Mile, Greyfriars Bobby, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, and atmospheric Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh Castle  Enjoy free admission to Edinburgh Castle, where you can marvel at the sparkling Scottish Crown Jewels and photograph breathtaking panoramic views of the city’s famous skyline. Return Journey  After a thrilling day spent discovering Edinburgh, your train departs at 5:31 PM, arriving back in London at 10:18 PM. Please arrive 30 minutes before departure time. First Class - optional - includes refreshments served at your seat.
  • Reserved train seats
  • Open-top Bus Tour
  • Admission to Edinburgh Castle
  • Gratuities
  • Food or drinks
  • Guide
  • Hotel transfers
Covid-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must bring their own headphones

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Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet the local partner’s representative at the Customer Information desk inside the train station, to exchange your voucher for your tickets.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Once booked, this tour is non-refundable
  • Please note that this tour is not escorted
  • Please note, the tour itinerary and order may change
  • Train seats are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be guaranteed together
Customer reviews

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Muito bom

A viagem foi muito agradável

February 22, 2015


Edinburgh Tagestrip

Alles sehr gut geklappt!

August 30, 2016


It was a wonderful experience.

The whole trip was great. There was so much to see but just lacks the time to do so. Even then it was a wonderful experience.

April 20, 2017

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