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.


  • 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.

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