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

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

By Evan Evans Tours
per adult (price varies by group size)
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Ages 5-99, max of 15 per group
Duration: 3 days
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
Audio guide: German, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, Japanese, English, Italian, French, Spanish

  • Stay two nights in a centrally located 3-star hotel, bed and breakfast.
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Hop-on hop-off Sightseeing tour of Edinburgh on Day 1
  • 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)
  • Entry/Admission - Edinburgh Castle
What's not included
  • Guide except Day 2
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Transport between station and hotel
  • Entry/Admission - Edinburgh Waverley Station

  • King’s Cross, Euston Rd., London N1 9AL, UK
    Please do not wait to meet our staff at the train station as we do not conduct in-person departures. This tour is unescorted on Day 1 and Day 3.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3858EE091

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Outbound Day 1: Train departs London Kings Cross: 07:00 / train arrives in Edinburgh: 11:20 (11:28 on Saturdays)
    • Return Day 3: Train departs Edinburgh: 17:30 / train arrives at London Kings Cross: 22:10
    • Your electronic tickets and vouchers will be sent to you one week prior to your scheduled departure date via email (or if booked within one week then within 24 hours of booking). We would recommend getting to the station 30 minutes before your scheduled train departure time
    • Overnight accommodation: Prices stated are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room (Single travellers pay single occupancy rate)
    • This Tour is unescorted on Days 1 and 3. The excursion to Loch Ness on Day 2 is fully guided and operated by Highland Explorer Tours, whose terms and conditions apply
    • Child age: 5-11 yrs inclusive. This Tour is not suitable for children under 5 years old
    • We will make every effort to fulfil any requests you have for seating on the train, however this cannot be guaranteed
    • Please do not wait to meet our staff at the train station as we do not conduct in-person departures.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

    • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3858EE091

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    • Evan Evans Tours
      London, England
      Joined in February 2011
    • 367vijayn
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Our recent trip to the Cotswolds with Megan was an absolute delight. We enjoyed the picturesque countryside and is an unforgettable experience!
      Written July 14, 2024
    • iliyaj2024
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      It was amazing and such a valuable and worthy experience with a great leader
      The views were amazing and pretty and really nice villages. What got me interested really was our tour leader who was absolutely brilliant! James was one of the best tour leaders I ever had as an experience and beside the cotswolds he knew everything and would answer your questions even about london or other cities.
      Written July 14, 2024
    • Ambassador260506
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Tour to the Cotswolds
      Our tour was excellent, especially our guide, Megan. She was very helpful, informative and approachable. We definitely recommend this tour. We visited the Cotswolds area which it was beautiful, learned about it, and ate delicious desserts.
      Written July 14, 2024
    • RG1212662
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Good for first-time visitor to English countryside
      This is a good tour for somebody keen to experience the English countryside. Megan was our guide during the trip. She did a great job, going out of the way to give a unique and memorable experience to us.
      Written July 14, 2024
    • Seaside10524582140
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing tour
      The tour is amazing , the 2 hours trip from London is really worth it .Our tour guide(Megan) is very nice and explains very well💚
      Written July 14, 2024
    • 503kaileyr
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Cotswolds experience
      We had James as our tour guide and the day was wonderful! When we were headed out of London he talked to us about London history and had the right balance of talking to group on the long bus ride and giving us time to just observe the scenery! It was a beautiful day and it was lovely to see the different small town! Overall would highly recommend especially if you want to get out of London and see the classic countryside.
      Written July 14, 2024
    • I9785NNannej
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing Cotswold ☺️
      Apart from the beautiful and amazing view in Cotswold, our tour guide , Megan is very impressive in giving us a lot of historical facts and information that made us appreciate more the place and surroundings.
      Written July 14, 2024
    • juliabJ7315SH
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Highly recommend
      The tour was enjoyable. James was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. It was a great day! I would recommend this experience to others.
      Written July 14, 2024
    • 893dereke
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Cotswolds experience
      Picturesque villages and views. Well run, enjoyable way to see the beautiful Cotswolds. James, our guide, was the quintessential British gentleman - kind, jovial, knowledgeable about EVERYTHING! He was the best!! Highly recommend
      Written July 14, 2024
    • D6255HZsharonb
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      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nice trip
      The trip was very enjoyable, Omar the tour guide was very knowledgeable and provided a lot of information. Barrington the driver was great! I did feel that the time at each of the stops was not enough and a bit rushed - especially at Windsor Castle. The trip was full not an empty seat on the bus. The seats on the bus were very uncomfortable and there was hardly any leg room. For a 12 hour day it was tough to deal with so take that into account when considering this trip - especially if you are tall.
      Written July 14, 2024
    • MichelleR5980
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Stonehenge, Windsor and Bath in a day.
      I enjoyed this trip as a way for me to see all of these attractions. It was a life long dream to see Stonehenge and visiting Windsor was amazing. Paying my respects to the Queen was emotional. ♥️ Bath was a new unexpected place to explore. 😊 So interesting. The guide was helpful, knowledgeable and fun. Bus was comfortable and our driver did a stellar job. The trip was quick, you had to prioritise food, bathroom or giftshop which was annoying. It would have been nice to see a little of Windsor town instead of having as much time in Bath.
      Written July 13, 2024
    • Inspire19554873968
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nature date
      I guess it was kind of scenic but all in all the walk was very bland and boring. There wasn't really anything that interesting to see. You can get the same kind of viewpoint from a walk in the countryside
      Written July 13, 2024
    • Flyer25830032789
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Three Great Places in one Day
      That trip was amazing, exceptionally selected and guided by James. He was very knowledgeable about the sightseeing sides and managed to bring history alive. He is very much caring about your well being during the journey, very personal, and makes sure you have the ultimate experience. Together with our great driver they even maneuvered the tricky London traffic. It was the perfect way to see 3 significant places in one day! We would give more stars if we could:):) Thanks, Fred & Sabine
      Written July 13, 2024
    • Paradise31495718117
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      See France in Style in a Traveling Hotel
      My wife and I were onboard the Viking Kari for the trip from Paris to Normandy to Paris and it was a delightful experience. The Pros- 1) The ship was clean and functional. 2) The staff was friendly and seemed to enjoy attending to the needs of the passengers. 3) The excursions were well organized and were to desirable points of interest. 4) There was more than enough food and drinks. The Cons- 1) Though not the fault of Viking, the excursion destinations of The Louvre, The Palace of Versailles, and Monet's Garden were extremely crowded. If we had a redo, we would take this trip when the kids are not on summer vacation. The large crowds made it difficult to enjoy the beauty of these destinations. 2) The food on the ship was not exceptional. Lots of choices, but 6-7 on a scale of 10. If you want to visit many points of interest around France without having to change hotels and pack and unpack, I recommend this trip.
      Written July 13, 2024
    • Go09546826076
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      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      Take a pass on this
      The traffic was terrible due to the city preparing for the Olympics. Took forever to get to our first stop where several of us heard the guide say that after our boat ride(included in the excursion) that we would walk up the stairs to view the Eiffel tower. She claims she said we'd be taking the bus to a second location for a better view of the Eiffel tower. This caused group Malay of people trying to run up quickly to get pictures. I would have skipped the boring boat ride and had lunch up by the tower. The highlight was stopping at Montmarte and enjoying the views and food and drink. This excursion is to be skipped.
      Written July 13, 2024
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles4 reviews
    Very good

    MARY L
    Edinburgh, UK5 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2023 • Business
    My daughter was left stranded in Newcastle last nigh when London North eastern railway train connecting to Edinburgh was cancelled . This company did not make any arrangements to get her home. It was late cold and raining. Don't think this is the right company to use if you are depending on them to look after you safely
    Written November 3, 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Dear MARYL7, Thank you for providing us with feedback. We apologise that your experience failed to meet your expectations. Our company strives to provide our customers with the best experience possible. Please know that your experience is not normal, and we have taken steps to ensure that no other customers have the same issue. We would like to hear from you with any additional questions, comments, or concerns. You can contact us on 0207951777 or email us on We would love the chance to make things right with you and hope you choose to give us a second chance. Sending you our best wishes, Evan Evans Team
    Written November 4, 2023
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