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Great Britain by Train

Tour Overview

Experience the best of London, York and Edinburgh in our multi-city tour that covers prominent landmarks as well as hidden gems. Begin with a walking tour covering London’s most iconic sights, besides enjoying a day at leisure to explore nearby cities. Visit York to learn about the 2000-year history of the city. Get intrigued in Edinburgh with a walking tour that unravels the city’s secrets. Conclude with a tour to the magical Alnwick Castle and Borders in Scotland.

Itinerary

Plan your transfer for arriving at the London hotel where you will stay overnight. You have the rest of the day at leisure.

Make your way to Victoria Square, where your guide awaits to begin the scenic London tour, covering the city’s best-known locations. As you pass Parliament Square, you will see the iconic Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, and many of the city’s famous landmarks. Make a stop at the spectacular 17th-century St Paul’s Cathedral (On Sunday, Due to church services, there will be no guiding inside the cathedral) and gain insights into London’s religious history. After visiting the crypts, viewing the stunning paintings and many other majestic artefacts on display in the cathedral, proceed to Buckingham Palace to watch the world-famous Changing of the Guard ceremony from a vantage point. Conclude the tour at the magnificent Tower of London, the city’s most iconic landmark and learn about the rich history that has contributed to making London the thriving metropolis it is today. Overnight stay at your London hotel.

Today, you have the day free to explore more of the city or take a day trip to one of the famous sites nearby, such as Oxford, Cambridge, or Manchester. Browse our listing of optional tours to pick one that interests you. Return to your London hotel for an overnight stay.

Make your way to London King’s Cross Station to board the train to York. Enjoy beautiful landscapes through the window during the 2-hour journey. Once you arrive in York, get ready to take a walking tour of the city in the early afternoon. Arrive at the meeting point to start the 90-minute tour. Get acquainted with the 2000-year history of the city, covering significant events from the arrival of the Romans to the story of KitKat. The tour will take you past all the main sights – the Minster, the Shambles, and the city walls. It will also cover the medieval maze to discover the less-trodden corners that not many know. Stay overnight in your York hotel.

Take a train to Edinburgh from the train station in York. You have the rest of the day at leisure once you arrive in Scotland. OPTIONAL: Take a walking tour, “Secrets of the Royal Mile”, in the early afternoon to discover the lesser-known sights of the city, not covered by tour buses and guidebooks. The expert guide will take you on a mesmerising tour through Edinburgh’s Old Town, leading you through closes, courtyards, wynds, and homes, capturing your attention with true stories that transport you through the Scottish Capital’s rich history. Get acquainted with icons from the city’s past – Mary Queen of Scots, David Hume, Adam Smith, and Robert Burns. The tour will introduce you to a lot more than well-known facts and famous personalities, revealing rarely known gems of Scotland and Edinburgh’s past, covering crime, culture, politics, and daily life. Finally, you will receive a ticket (skip the line, unguided tour) to visit Edinburgh Castle to explore at leisure. Stay overnight in your Edinburgh hotel.

Today, expect the lines between make-believe and real-life events to blur as you visit Alnwick Castle to relive the magic of Harry Potter’s Hogwarts and let your imagination take flight with intriguing stories of wizards, dragons, and historic sieges. Enjoy stunning views of the borders between Scotland and England on the Borders tour. You will return to Edinburgh in the late afternoon and stay overnight in your hotel.

Arrange your departure to your next destination.

Accommodation

We use a variety of hotels in each destination, so you may stay in a hotel different to that listed here. Hotels are selected closer to departure date; you will receive a confirmed list prior to your departure date.

3 Star Hotels: The Montana Hotel / Sidney Hotel London Victoria Or Similar

4 Star Hotels: DoubleTree Tower of London – The Tower Hotel Or Similar

3 Star Hotels: Clementine’s Town House / Moxy Or Similar

4 Star Hotels: Clementine’s Town House / Moxy Or Similar

3 Star Hotels: Moxy Or Similar

4 Star Hotels: Moxy Or Similar

Dates & Prices

Start planning your dream trip by talking to our Destination Specialists. Fill in the enquiry form and we will call you back as soon as possible to discuss your enquiry in more detail.

Additional Information

Accomodation

  • 6 Nights hotel accommodation in London, York and Edinburgh 3 Star or 4 Star Hotels

Experiences

  • Guided Tour to discover the best of London, by coach
  • Walking tour of York
  • Walking tour of Edinburgh – Small Group
  • Excursion to Alnwick Castle, the Northumberland Coast & the Borders – Small Group
  • Train from London to York
  • Train from York to Edinburgh
  • Entrance fee to: London Tower, St Paul’s Cathedral, Stonehenge, Edinburgh Castle, Alnwick Castle

Not Included

  • Drinks on meals
  • Porterage at airport
  • Tipping for guide, driver and hotel staff
  • Any Insurance
  • Any Item, product or service not specifically listed under Included
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