4.5 star rating: Recommended 17 Reviews

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  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Duration:  3 days (approx.)
All aboard the Edinburgh Express on a three-day tour from London! You'll tour Edinburgh at your own pace on this partially guided rail tour, and take a drive north to Loch Ness and the Highlands.

Highlights

  • Three-day rail tour from London to Edinburgh and the Highlands
  • Return standard-class train tickets from London to Edinburgh
  • Explore Edinburgh at your leisure
  • 24-hour hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour of Edinburgh
  • Entry to Edinburgh Castle
  • Free Edinburgh city map and guide
  • Scenic Great Glen and Loch Ness
  • Two nights B&B accommodation

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What You Can Expect

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

Scottish Highlands

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!

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Absolutely loved it! Beautiful countryside. Our guide Heather was fantastic. She had some great historic stories that she talked about along the way. Very knowledgable and could make a little story seem like you were right there when it happened. Loved her! The trip was well worth it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

So supportive! As a solo traveller, I was met at Kings Cross station where details of the trip were clearly explained to me. The lovely lady then personally escorted me to the train carriage. The train ride was a breeze, The Missoni Hotel was a real treat (though getting there is a little bit of a hike if lugging a suitcase). Kenny the bus driver was a fantastic and informative tour guide on our 11 hour day to the Loch Ness (I didn't mind your singing one bit!). Edinburgh is a beautiful city, rich with stunning architecture, history and culture. And plenty of whisky shops.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Travelling first class on the train is a must for other travellers one is treated like a king as for the hotel one could not better .
the tour guide Andy was well informed on the whole trip and a joy full character on the bus

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

The hotel was fantastic!
The Haggis Adventures tour to the Highlands and Loch Ness was my favourite part.
Thanks for a great trip!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2013

Great Trip ! ! !
We stayed at the Missoni Hotel right near the castle, close to everything.
I wouldn't recommend coach, pay the extra for first class.
Amazing city cannot wait to go back.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2012

Amazing experience, hotel outstanding and guide (Emma) and driver (Keith) were exceptional.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2012

This tour was great. Edinburgh is a beautiful city and the Scottish Highlands are magnificent. It was also fun taking a ferry ride on Loch Ness, although unfortunately I wasn't able to spot the monster!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2010

The tour guide was great on the trip to Loch Ness. Edinburgh was very nice. The hotel was good with typical smaller european room sizes. Overall all a very worth while trip. The boat trip on Loch Ness is a must or you won't see much of the loch.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2009

Only problem was we got to the train station and they only had tickets for one out of four in our party. This was corrected and we left about an hour later than originally planned. Highland Tour was excellent!!Great accommodations in Edinburgh in perfect location!
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5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2009

Great tour, especially if you're looking to cover a reasonably large amount of ground in Scotland, on not much time. Thought the pace was very good, and really some of the scenery is simply breathtaking.
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