3-Day Rail Trip to Edinburgh, Loch Ness and the Highlands from London

Duration: 3 days
Destination: United Kingdom, United Kingdom, London
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  • 3 days
  • London
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  • Non-Cancellable

Overview

A 3-Day Rail Tour to Scotland including an open-top city tour of Edinburgh, a visit to Edinburgh Castle and a day tour of the Highlands to see Loch Ness.

Day 1 - Edinburgh

Join our train at Kings Cross Station and depart at 7am. The journey takes approximately 4 1/2 hours. On arrival, make your own way to your hotel and start exploring this exciting city. You have included a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour to make the most of your time in Edinburgh and entrance to Edinburgh Castle is also included.

Day 2 - Loch Ness and Highlands

An amazing trip to Loch Ness and the chance to go Monster hunting! Heading north from Edinburgh we pass the imposing ramparts of Stirling Castle, skirt the Trossachs (Rob Roy country) before crossing the wilds of Rannoch Moor and onto dramatic Glencoe. Our tour takes us past Fort William and Britain’s highest mountain, the mighty Ben Nevis before following the Great Glen and stopping in the village of Fort Augustus by the shores of the mysterious Loch Ness. You have the option to take a boat trip on Loch Ness, explore or simply relax in a gorgeous wee Highland village. Enjoy our free locally produced picnic lunch.

Our return journey passes through ‘Monarch of the Glen’ country, south to Perthshire and the historic town of Dunkeld. We then view the spectacular Forth Bridges before arriving back in the Capital around 8pm.

Day 3 - Edinburgh

Enjoy last minute shopping, visit the attractions on your "must see" list or stroll through the city centre - it's your day!!

Accommodation on this tour: Prices are per person, based on two people staying in a twin room 

Day 1 - Edinburgh

Your train from London's King's Cross whizzes you north, along Britain's east coast to Edinburgh. Your visit to Edinburgh includes a 24-hour hop-on hop-off tour by open-top sightseeing bus. Frequent departures throughout the day mean you have total flexibility to plan your day in Edinburgh the way YOU choose!

Sights, attractions and landmarks of this lovely city include the Old Town, Edinburgh Castle and Scottish crown jewels (entry included), the Scott Monument, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, where state ceremonies and official entertaining take place when the Queen is in Scotland, and the Scottish Parliament Building.

Day 2 - Loch Ness and Highlands

Your journey to the Highlands begins with a drive through Rob Roy MacGregor country, Rannoch Moor. Then it's on to Glen Coe, site of the 1692 battle of the MacDonalds and Campbells. Next you'll see Fort William, in the shadow of Ben Nevis, and take a memorable drive through the Great Glen. After a stop at the picturesque village of Fort Augustus, you'll head along the shores of Loch Ness for some monster spotting! 

Day 3 - Edinburgh

Enjoy some last-minute shopping in Edinburgh, visit the attractions on your must-see list, stroll through the city center - it's your choice because it's your day!
Inclusions
  • Stay two nights in a centrally located 3-star hotel, bed and breakfast.
  • Hop-on hop-off Sightseeing tour of Edinburgh
  • A free city map and information booklet
  • Day Tour to Loch Ness & the Highlands
  • Entry/Admission - Edinburgh Castle

Exclusions
  • Guide except Day 2
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Transport between station and hotel
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 30 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Unfortunately children under the age of five years cannot be permitted on this tour, as the minivans are not fitted with child safety seats
  • The train trip is approximately 5 hours each way
  • This tour is unescorted on the train and in Edinburgh
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Departure Point

Tour departs from Kings Cross Station (customer information desk)


Departure Time

6:30 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point at approximately 10:15pm on day 3

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

3 days

Package is not cancellable.

User's Reviews

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neri

My husband and I took this quick trip in December. We were not given the tour vouchers and did not have our accommodation details until the morning of the tour. However, we trusted La Vacanza Travel since we have joined other tours before in various cities.
The tour was well-organised from London Kings Cross Station to Edinburgh and Loch Ness. The first class coach was worth the extra, since it was a very early trip to Edinburgh and late return to London. We were pleasantly surprised that the quoted B and B was Hilton hotel in a central location in Edinburgh. The hotel was a short walk to Waverley Station, Christmas Markets , the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle.

Going up to Loch Ness the view was magical .. the bends and loch were all covered with snow. Our lady tour bus driver and tour guide, Katryn was excellent considering we were going up the Highlands in snowy winter weather. Being a local from Edinburgh, she was very proud of her heritage and managed to give us a good history and interesting folklores of the Scottish Highlands. The Loch Ness cruise was optional but it was an interesting experience to go through the deep black waters with humorous local guides .Unfortunately, Nessie must be frozen under the lake .
Thank you La Vacanza Travel for another exceptional experience!

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Deborah

Trip if a lifetime! Loved it! Everything went great and couldn't have picked a better tour!

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vlaraya

We have joined a good number of package tour but this is the best one we have even joined. Everything about it is grea - the comfort of the bus for the long ride, the stops and the pack lunch, too. t. We especially appreciated the Loch Ness and the Highlands leg of the tour. The tour leader Caitlin is the best!!! Her enthusiasm for her work is was very infectious!!! She can energize the whole bus!!! She is the best tour leader we have ever had! Her lectureson Highlands History was a very great eye-opener for me and my husband. The rail trip from London to Edinburgh was also good. The extra we paid for first class seats was worth it.

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Lucy P

What a wonderful experience. Edinburgh is a fantastic place - so much history. The Highlands are absolutely beautiful and the boat ride on Loch Ness was so much fun.

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Nellie

This was an amazing trip. Really well organised. Timings were perfect. Accommodation was clean and central to everything. Our Coach trip to Loch Ness and Highlands was excellent. Our Driver and Guide Scot was humorous and witty, he gave us all the history and the culture as well as Scottish'isms. Very very enjoyable. Highly recommended.

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