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  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Duration:  16 hours (approx.)

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

The English breakfast on the train was a lovely treat. Viewing the English and Scottish countrysides from the train was an excellent idea; beautiful views! The only negative about this trip to Edinburgh was we would have loved to have had more time there; very welcoming and intriguing city.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Excellent from start to finish.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

The reviews I read about the long train trip up to Edinburgh from London were right...It didn't seem that long! Outside views from the train are amusing. We had packed a lunch that we picked up right at M and S at train station and enjoyed that en route just before we arrived in Edinburgh. Very easy to go out of station and find across street all the Hop on - Hop off buses waiting. We did what most people do - took bus to Castle stop then toured castle which does take some time. Then relaxed on bus and took in rest of bus tour before heading to train station to catch train back to London. Plenty of time to see Edinborough - a good day trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

Edinburgh is really a neat place to see. Leaving from London the train trip is 4 hours each way and you get about 4 1/2 hours to spend viewing this lovely old city. The castle is fantastic and the people were all nice that we met on our tour. Evan Evans makes it easy by meeting their representative at the train station, they give you an envelope with all of your tickets and travel needs for the day. A great trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

Very well done. Our grandchildren (12 yrs old) thoroughly enjoyed the day. Bus tour was good, but the Castle is the best! Raining, but still a great day. Scones with clotted cream and preserves at the castle was the best lunch!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

This was a wonderful experience. Edinburgh was fabulous.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

This day went very quickly. The 5 hour train ride, each way, was very comfortable, and the scenery beautiful. Edinburgh Castle was fascinating and the Hop On, Hop Off tour informative.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

Absolutely wonderful experience. Train journey excellent and bus tour also excellent..masses of people at the castle so very hard to get around but overall a truly great experience..would love to do it again...eve

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

Day trip was awesome!!! Highly recommend it! I can't wait to take another day trip to explore more cities.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

We enjoyed completing this tour on our own. Edinburgh is a beautiful city.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2013

Terrific day trip although long. Would have liked to spend an extra day here,so know that I have to go back! Lots to see in such a short time in the city , only a few hours...and 41/2 hrs on the train each way!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2013

We chose the independent trip and Evan Evans Tours met us at King's Cross Railway with our packet. They took great effort to explain everything. It is a long train ride but the reserved seating made the trip comfortable. While Hop On, Hope Off bus pass was included we chose to walk to Edinburgh Castle from the train station. We spent most of our time at the castle but did have enough time to walk through the city and over to Calton Hill. We weren't disappointed.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2013

This day trip was awesome -- from the beginning of the day when we were handed our travel packet -- to the end of the day's ride home on the train -- would definitely recommend this trip -- but it does take an ENTIRE day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2012

Edinburgh is a beautiful city. We wish we had more time. The person who delivered our travel packet was late arriving at King's Cross Station, otherwise the whole trip was very smooth. Going back to London, we took the early train by mistake, but it worked for us because we arrived in London 30 minutes earlier.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2012

What a fabulous day, well worth the trip and very comfortable, I found I had plenty of time to do loads of sightseeing within the day.

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