- Departure from King’s Cross Station
Our Golden Tours representative will meet and greet you at the ticket office in King’s Cross Station at 6.30am. You’ll be given a welcome pack full of exciting details about your day in Scotland, before being escorted to your train with reserved seats. The journey will swoop along Britain’s scenic east coast, before arriving in Edinburgh at 11.20am! You’ll also get a handy Edinburgh map to make navigating the city a little easier.
- Open Top Bus Tour in Edinburgh
See the Scottish capital from a hop on hop off open top bus tour and take in all the major sights! From the Queen’s official residence when she visits Scotland, Palace of Holyroodhouse, to towering Edinburgh Castle that dominates the Edinburgh skyline, you’ll soon get acquainted with the charming city during this tour. You’ll cruise down Royal Mile, one of the busiest streets in Edinburgh’s historic old town, and past the famed Greyfriars Bobby monument.
- Edinburgh Castle
You’ll enjoy a free admission to Edinburgh Castle – this much-loved fortress has been involved in many historical conflicts since the 12th century and stands guard over the city from atop the Castle Rock. See the dazzling Scottish Crown Jewels and pose for photos with unbeatable panoramic views of the city skyline in the background.
- Return Journey
Bid goodbye to Scotland as your train departs Edinburgh at 5.30pm, arriving back in London at 10.18pm.
- Christmas Markets 16 November 2018 until 5 January 2019
With festive wooden cabined huts adorned with holly and ivy, housing delicious smoky bratwursts, mugs of hot, fruity mulled wine, unique trinkets and festive gifts, activities for children and much more, it’s the perfect addition to your Christmas adventure. With live musical entertainment including sing-a-long festive classics, it’ll be sure to get you in the Christmas spirit. Once you’ve wandered the market, you can also explore the nearby shops for those last-minute presents still on your list!
What is included in the tour
- Reserved train seats
- Open Top Bus Tour
- Admissions to Edinburgh Castle
What is NOT included in the tour
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel Transfer
- Food and beverages
- Return Train Tickets to Edinburgh with Reserved Seats
- Entry to Edinburgh Castle
- Open Top Bus Tour
- Designated Time for Shopping
- Free City Map
Days of departure: Monday to Thursday
Departure Schedule: London - Edinburgh
Check-in time: 6:30am
Departure from Kings Cross Station: 7:01am
Arrival at Edinburgh Waverly Station: 11:20am
Departure Schedule: Edinburgh - London
Check-in time: 5:00pm
Departure from Edinburgh Waverly Station: 5:30pm
Arrival at Kings Cross Station: 10:18pm
Hop-on Hop-off Edinburgh Schedule:
Apr-Jun, Sep-Oct: last tour at 6:00p.m, runs every 15 minutes
Jul-Aug: last tour at 7:15 pm, runs every 10-15 minutes
Nov-Mar: last tour at 4:15 pm, runs every 20 minutes
Tour runs daily excluding 25 December.
Full mobility facilities on all tour buses and subtitled screen downstairs for hard of hearing