1. United Kingdom
  2. Scotland
  3. Edinburgh
  4. Royal Mile

Day Trip by Rail to Edinburgh from London

Product ID: 16135
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
Duration: 15 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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This activity is non-refundable.

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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 with your printed 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
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Food or drinks
  • Guide
  • Hotel transfers

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

London King’s Cross Station - meet a tour representative at the ticket office.

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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

Overall rating

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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

Edinburgh Tagestrip

Alles sehr gut geklappt!

August 30, 2016


Muito bom

A viagem foi muito agradável

February 22, 2015

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