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

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Greater London, United Kingdom

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icon3 days  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 9 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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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Overview

Discover the architectural delights and natural splendor of Scotland on a 3-day tour of Edinburgh, Loch Ness and the Highlands from London. Visit some of Scotland’s most important cultural institutions in its beautiful capital city of Edinburgh; gaze at the beguiling beauty of Loch Ness and the Great Glen on a guided tour; and travel through the scenic delights of the Scottish highlands while learning of the region’s rich historical heritage. Enjoy two nights accommodation in a comfortable B&B and travel by comfortable and scenic train from London to Edinburgh.
  • 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
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)
Breakfast (2)
Guide except Day 2
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop off
Food and drinks, unless specified
Transport between station and hotel

Departure Point

King's Cross, Euston Rd, Kings Cross, London N1 9AL, UK

Departure Time

6:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 9 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Unfortunately children under the age of five years cannot be permitted on this tour, as the minivans are not fitted with child safety seats
  • The train trip is approximately 5 hours each way
  • This tour is unescorted on the train and in Edinburgh
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Child age: 5-11 yrs inclusive. This Tour is not suitable for children under 5 years old
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Evan Evans Tours

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during 3-Day Rail Trip to Edinburgh, Loch Ness and the Highlands from London?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by 3-Day Rail Trip to Edinburgh, Loch Ness and the Highlands from London.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during 3-Day Rail Trip to Edinburgh, Loch Ness and the Highlands from London?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by 3-Day Rail Trip to Edinburgh, Loch Ness and the Highlands from London.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during 3-Day Rail Trip to Edinburgh, Loch Ness and the Highlands from London?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by 3-Day Rail Trip to Edinburgh, Loch Ness and the Highlands from London.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 3-Day Rail Trip to Edinburgh, Loch Ness and the Highlands from London?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by 3-Day Rail Trip to Edinburgh, Loch Ness and the Highlands from London.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during 3-Day Rail Trip to Edinburgh, Loch Ness and the Highlands from London?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by 3-Day Rail Trip to Edinburgh, Loch Ness and the Highlands from London.

Traveler Tips


  • "The first class coach was worth the extra, since it was a very early trip to Edinburgh and late return to London." See review
  • "This is a self-guided tour, meaning that you are on your own for 2 of the 3 days in Edinburgh." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Much more to it than we expected!
6556
, 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.
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star-3
Do it yourself!!
Carolyn G
, 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.
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star-4
The person that arranged our rail...
rondeanmc
, 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.
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star-5
My husband and I took this quick...
neri
, 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!
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star-5
Trip if a lifetime! Loved it...
Deborah
, Nov 2017
Trip if a lifetime! Loved it! Everything went great and couldn't have picked a better tour!
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star-5
We have joined a good number of...
vlaraya
, Nov 2017
We have joined a good number of package tour but this is the best one we have even joined. Everything about it is grea - the comfort of the bus for the long ride, the stops and the pack lunch, too. t. We especially appreciated the Loch Ness and the Highlands leg of the tour. The tour leader Caitlin is the best!!! Her enthusiasm for her work is was very infectious!!! She can energize the whole bus!!! She is the best tour leader we have ever had! Her lectureson Highlands History was a very great eye-opener for me and my husband. The rail trip from London to Edinburgh was also good. The extra we paid for first class seats was worth it.
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star-4
It was a good compact trip. I...
ralreyes
, Nov 2017
It was a good compact trip. I suppose three days and two nights is not really enough to visit any place but it sure was a good introduction to Edinburgh. I wish though that there was more information on the distance of the hotel from the train station, especially for travelers who have difficulty in walking.
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star-5
What a wonderful experience...
Lucy P
, Oct 2017
What a wonderful experience. Edinburgh is a fantastic place - so much history. The Highlands are absolutely beautiful and the boat ride on Loch Ness was so much fun.
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star-2
Despite telling the tour company...
Kayla M
, Aug 2017
Despite telling the tour company when I booked the tour that I am disabled and use a mobility scooter, I was booked in a hotel that was not accessible. The tour to the Highlands had its own issues, including the fact that I was never told about having to book a separate ticket to see the Loch Ness. So I went to Scotland, expecting to visit Loch Ness, and never got more than a passing view from the distance. For what I paid for this tour, I could have made my own reservations and had a more accessible time.
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star-4
Fun short trip to Scotland! Well...
her_too
, Jun 2017
Fun short trip to Scotland! Well organized and good value. I only took off one star because the highland tour involved a lot of time spent on a bus it was really scenic, but wish there was more time to explore off of the bus.
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