Edinburgh Overnight

  • What’s the right amount of time to tour Edinburgh ? Two days & one night.
  • Children under 4 travel for free.


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Edinburgh, the showcase capital city of Scotland, balances the modern with the medieval, offering a potpourri of history, culture, attractions, and nightlife. And you’ll have time to experience it all with the Edinburgh Overnight Tour. Travel by open top bus tour down the Royal Mile to visit Holyrood Palace—once home to Mary, Queen of Scots, and her turbulent-ridden reign. Then it’s time to visit Edinburgh Castle, majestically perched atop an ancient volcano in the city’s center. On Day 2, there’s time for some retail therapy, or perhaps take a self-guided tour of Her Majesty’s Royal Yacht Britannia in the historic port of Leith. From Churchill to Yeltsin, Gandhi to Mandela, some of the world’s greatest influential figures have been welcomed aboard. And since you’re overnighting it, don’t miss out on Edinburgh’s renowned club scene. Or catch an outdoor gig on the lovely Princes Street Gardens with the picturesque Castle as its backdrop.

Here’s what’s included :

  • Roundtrip by rail from London to Edinburgh.
  • Open top, hop-on hop-off bus tour through Edinburgh covering l all major sights. Bus ticket valid for 24 hours
  • Includes entrance into Edinburgh Castle.
  • Free time for shopping.
  • Overnight stay in a 3-star hotel.

Conditions :

  • Reservation must be made at least 4 days before tour begins. Details on making reservations are included with your voucher.
  • Tour starts at 6:30am at London Kings Cross station.
  • Train departs Edinburgh at 5:30pm.
  • Tour ends at approximately 10:20pm.
  • Days of operation are Monday - Wednesday.
  • Subject to availability.
  • Once the tour has been reserved the tour is non-refundable.
  • Voucher must be exchanged within 6 months of the date of purchase.
  • Prices are subject to change.
  • Tour does not operate during the month of August.

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