3-Day Rail Trip To Edinburgh, Loch Ness And The Highlands From London

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    06:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    King’s Cross, Euston Rd, London N1 9AL, UK
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

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, before heading off to experience the wild, untamed beauty of the Scottish Highlands - home of dramatic scenery and the Loch Ness Monster!

Round-trip train tickets to Edinburgh with reserved seats
Stay two nights in a centrally located 3-star hotel, bed and breakfast
Hop-on Hop-off City Sightseeing Tour of Edinburgh
Entry ticket to Edinburgh Castle
City map and information booklet
Day Tour to Loch Ness & the Highlands

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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 Britains 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 


Inclusions

2x Breakfast

Accommodation included: 2 nights

Stay two nights in a centrally located 3-star hotel, bed and breakfast.

Hop-on hop-off Sightseeing tour of Edinburgh on Day 1

A free city map and information booklet

Day Tour to Loch Ness & the Highlands (on day 2) - including an expert guide and mini coach.

Round-trip train tickets to Edinburgh with reserved seats

Entry to Edinburgh Castle (on day 1)

Entry/Admission - Edinburgh Castle

Exclusions

Guide except Day 2

Hotel pickup and drop off

Transport between station and hotel

Entry/Admission - Edinburgh Waverley Station

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 4 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Outbound on Day 1: Train departs London Kings Cross: 07:02am / train arrives in Edinburgh: 11:02am *Please arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled train departure time.

Return on Day 3: Train departs Edinburgh: 17:13 / train arrives at London Kings Cross: 22:10.

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 recommend arriving at Euston 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 a single person supplement)

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

This Tour is unescorted on Days 1 and 3. The excursion to Loch Ness on Day 2 is fully guided and operated by a local operator, whose terms and conditions apply

Child age: 5-11 yrs inclusive. This Tour is not suitable for children under 5 years old

We will make every effort to fulfil any requests you have for seating on the train, however this cannot be guaranteed

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

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  • 01-May-2022

    We opted for the first class train ride from London to Edinburgh. The Twain trip was enjoyable and the breakfast we pretty good. No complaints there. The Lochness Tour is great. Colum was a great driver/tour guide. We missed the Edinburgh Castle tour the first day because we missed the time slot. The tour folks said the bus from the Lochness Tour would drop us off where they picked us up. WRONG!!! The walk back to our hotel was probably twice as far as it was supposed to be. The bus did not have wifi or restroom facilities. The Ibis that we stayed at was probably the worst ibis we have ever stayed at. No room service, but that okay because the room didn’t even have a phone!! You would probably be better off booking all these things yourself. I would use the tour company for the Lochness Tour.

  • 19-Sep-2019

    Hotel was very close to railway station & bus stops for hop on hop off. Wish we had had more time. Weather was beautiful.

  • 19-Jul-2018

    This is a self-guided tour, meaning that you are on your own for 2 of the 3 days in Edinburgh. So you could organize it yourself: book a Loch Ness tour out of Edinburgh Take the hop-on/off bus tour all the way around the circuit to get oriented. Fabulous guide to Loch Ness. Awful hotel: small, cramped, worn and no A/C during a heat wave. Evans Tours messed up my train reservation.

  • 18-Jul-2018

    This is a self-guided tour, meaning that you are on your own for 2 of the 3 days in Edinburgh. So you could organize it yourself: book a Loch Ness tour out of Edinburgh Take the hop-on/off bus tour all the way around the circuit to get oriented. Fabulous guide to Loch Ness. Awful hotel: small, cramped, worn and no A/C during a heat wave. Evans Tours messed up my train reservation.

  • 28-Jun-2018

    The 3 day rail trip to Edinburgh, Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands was fantastic! Edinburgh is a beautiful old city with loads of charm. The people were nice and friendly. The Highlands are magnificent! Breathtaking views of gorgeous lush mountains, lakes and countryside. Loch Ness is beautiful and a little restaurant right on the lake serves delicious food at reasonable prices with a great view and their own local Loch Ness Ale. The trip was even better than we anticipated. The tour bus driver was a lot of fun and full of interesting facts. I highly recommend this trip!

  • 19-Mar-2018

    The person that arranged our rail trip did not give us accurate or adequate information regarding how to get to our hotel from the train station. We had upgraded our train trip to first class to make sure we had a reserved seat and had that on the trip to Edinburgh but they had not arranged for reserved seat on the way back so we ended up having to jockey for an available seat. It was really an uncomfortable situation. Accommodations were nothing special but comfortable and adequate.

    The best part of the trip was our trip to the Highlands - our guide was Duncan and he did a very good job pointing out highlights and also letting us rest it was a long trip. The rest of the trip you are on your own and it was nice to be in control of where and when you wanted to go.

  • 19-Mar-2018

    The person that arranged our rail trip did not give us accurate or adequate information regarding how to get to our hotel from the train station. We had upgraded our train trip to first class to make sure we had a reserved seat and had that on the trip to Edinburgh but they had not arranged for reserved seat on the way back so we ended up having to jockey for an available seat. It was really an uncomfortable situation. Accommodations were nothing special but comfortable and adequate.

    The best part of the trip was our trip to the Highlands - our guide was Duncan and he did a very good job pointing out highlights and also letting us rest it was a long trip. The rest of the trip you are on your own and it was nice to be in control of where and when you wanted to go.

  • 18-Dec-2017

    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 Viator 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 Viator for another exceptional experience!

  • 18-Dec-2017

    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 Viator 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 Viator for another exceptional experience!

  • 28-Nov-2017

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

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