Meet the Tour Manager inside Kings Cross Station, next to the Information Desk. Travel by high speed train and arrive in Scotland just after lunchtime. The train journey takes 4 hours 30 minutes, and travels through stunning scenery en route to Scotland including the Lake District.
On arrival in Edinburgh you will be transferred to your guest house accommodation, before enjoying a guided sightseeing tour of Edinburgh City Centre with a professional guide. See the Royal Mile which links the Palace of Holyrood House with the ancient Edinburgh Castle, sitting on top of an extinct volcano! We will see the St Giles Cathedral , the old Parliament Square and the Castle Esplanade. At the foot of this famous street we will stand outside Holyrood House and learn of Scottish Royalty, King David, Robert the Bruce and Mary Queen of Scots.
On day 2 you will have the choice of a free day in Edinburgh or join the optional excursion to Loch Ness & the Scottish Highlands, this will be 40 extra and is available subject to availability on the day of your tour. If you choose to stay in Edinburgh there are some fantastic attractions including Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood House, Royal Yacht Britannia, National Museum of Scotland and more.
On the morning of day 3, we climb Calton Hill to see the National Monument and admire the view towards Arthurs Seat, a 250m high rocky crag that lies within the whole city. We will learn of Scotlands writers, Robbie Burns, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson, view their memorials and see where they lived. We will then have some time in Edinburgh for some final sightseeing and shopping. See the traditional Scottish shops on the Royal Mile, or take a stroll in the more modern Princes Street. You will be transferred from the city center accommodation shortly after lunch and transferred to the train station for the journey back to London. Arrival time back into London is scheduled for approximately 7.40pm.