Edinburgh - The Royal City rail tour from London with Overnight Stay | La Vacanza Travel

Edinburgh - The Royal City rail tour from London with Overnight Stay

Duration: 2 days
Destination: United Kingdom, England, London

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  • 2 days
  • London
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


Scotland's capital is a veritable treasure trove of history. Visit historic castles and palaces, roam the higgledy-piggledy medieval streets of the Old Town, or admire the Georgian splendour of the New Town. Uncover the unique character of the city on a fantastic day trip from London to Edinburgh.

- Return rail journey in Standard or First class with reserved seats
- Free Wi-Fi onboard the train
- Entrance to Edinburgh Castle
- Hop-on hop-off bus tour of Edinburgh
- One night's stay in a central 3* hotel, including breakfast
- Information Pack


Day 1: Edinburgh

Stop At: Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
Discover one of the most memorable and unique cities in all of Europe, Edinburgh. Explore the city, where a sense of history is around every corner.
Fondly known as Auld Reekie, which means 'Old Smokey' in Scots, the Scottish capital is one of the most memorable and unique cities in all of Europe.

A sense of history is around every corner of this beautiful city. Underground vaults and hidden passageways, relics of construction from a bygone era, are located in and around its historic town centre, known as 'Old Town'.
Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: Edinburgh Castle, Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NG Scotland
Edinburgh Castle is a historic castle in Edinburgh, Scotland. It stands on Castle Rock, which has been occupied by humans since at least the Iron Age, although the nature of the early settlement is unclear.
Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Holyrood Park Education Centre 1 Queen's Drive, Edinburgh EH8 8HG Scotland
Curved around its sprawling namesake park, historic Holyrood edges the city centre and Old Town. The Palace of Holyroodhouse royal residence lies at the foot of the Royal Mile, an iconic stretch of road that also features the Scottish Parliament Building, the Museum of Edinburgh and the ruins of Holyrood Abbey.

Pass By: Princes Street, Princes St, Edinburgh, UK
Princes Street is one of the major thoroughfares in central Edinburgh, Scotland and the main shopping street in the capital. It is the southernmost street of Edinburgh's New Town, stretching around 1.2 km from Lothian Road in the west, to Leith Street in the east.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: One night's stay in a central 3* hotel, including breakfast

Day 2: Edinburgh

Stop At: Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
Full day free at leisure - Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to a train time to London Kings Cross Station in the evening.
Duration: 6 hours

Pass By: Edinburgh Old Town, Edinburgh EH1 Scotland
Visitors pack the Old Town, a bustling area of centuries-old buildings and narrow alleys. At its heart, perched on an extinct volcano, Edinburgh Castle is home to Scotland’s crown jewels. The Royal Mile, a steep street lined with traditional pubs, casual eateries, souvenir shops and small museums, runs from the castle to the Scottish Parliament and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queen’s Scottish residence.

Pass By: Saint Andrew Square, George Street, Edinburgh Scotland
St Andrew Square is a garden square in Edinburgh, Scotland located at the east end of George Street. The gardens, part of the collection of New Town Gardens, are owned by a number of private owners, managed by Essential Edinburgh and opened to the public in 2008.

Pass By: 21 Grassmarket Old Town, Edinburgh EH1 2HS Scotland
Venture back to 1477 when the Grassmarket was one of the most predominant marketplaces in Edinburgh. A large portion of its happenings entailed the buying and selling of cattle and horses. Apparently, the name 'Grassmarket' derives from the animals' grass and pens, which were located at the western end.

Meals included:

No accommodation included on this day.

  • Entrance to Edinburgh Castle
  • Return train journey with reserved seats
  • Hop on Hop off tour of Edinburgh
  • Accommodation
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • 1x Breakfast
  • Entry/Admission - Edinburgh Castle

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Guide
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please note this is an unescorted tour
  • Outbound Day 1: Train departs London Kings Cross: 07:00 / train arrives in Edinburgh: 11:20 (11:28 on Saturdays)
  • Return Day 2: Train departs Edinburgh: 17:30 / train arrives at London Kings Cross: 22:09
  • Your electronic tickets and vouchers will be sent to you one week prior to your scheduled departure date via email (or if booked within one week then within 24 hours of booking). We would recommend getting to the station 30 minutes before your scheduled train departure time
  • Overnight accommodation: Prices stated are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room (Single travellers pay single occupancy rate)
  • Child age: 3-11 yrs. inclusive
  • We will make every effort to fulfil any requests you have for seating on the train however this cannot be guaranteed
  • Please do not wait to meet our staff at the train station as we do not conduct in-person departures
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
Departure Point

King's Cross, Euston Rd., London N1 9AL, UK

Departure Time

06:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

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