Experience three great British cities by train.
Arrive at Edinburgh airport and take a transfer to your hotel to check in. Head out to explore the beautiful capital city of Scotland, which is split into two main areas – the New Town with its orderly streets and Georgian mansions, and the Old Town with its narrow lanes and mediaeval buildings. Your open top bus ticket is valid for 24 hours, so if you arrive in the morning, you can start using it to hop on and hop off one of the sightseeing buses this afternoon. Edinburgh is a vibrant city, with excellent shopping and restaurants, so you will not be short of things to see and do.
This morning you can continue to use your open top bus ticket to explore Edinburgh. You will also have a voucher for Edinburgh Castle, which you can visit at your lesiure. Edinburgh Castle is beautifully situated on top of an extinct volcano with stunning views of the city. You can either use an audio guide (available in several languages) or take one of the guided tours of the castle in English, to hear stories of the One O’Clock Gun, the Scottish Crown Jewels, St Margaret’s Chapel and much more. There are several museums within the castle walls to explore, as well as cafes and shops.
This morning, you will be transferred to Waverley Staion in Edinburgh, where you will board a train to York. Sit back and enjoy one of the most scenic train journeys in Britain, as the train travels along the east coast of the Scottish Borders, crossing the border into England, to follow the Northumberland coast. On arrival in York, you will be transferred to your hotel. The afternoon is free to explore York on your own. The town walls and medieval lanes mean that the city is best explored on foot, and make sure to walk down the Shambles, the most famous street in York where the overhanging timber framed buildings almost touch above your head. You can use your voucher to visit the magnificent York Minster, the largest gothic cathedral in Britain, this afternoon.
A transfer will bring you back to the train station in York this morning, where you board a train for the short journey to London. Another transfer will take you to your hotel in London to check in. You can start using your open top bus ticket this afternoon to explore Britain’s cosmopolitan capital city. It is valid for 24 hours, and you have a choice of routes on the sightseeing buses, as well as a choice of three different walking tours and a cruise on the river.
As your open top bus ticket is valid for 24 hours, you can continue to use it this morning to explore the great city. The afternoon is free to discover London on your own – maybe visit Harrods, the famous department stores, or enjoy Afternoon Tea in an iconic hotel? There are many famous attractions to visit on your own, such as Madame Tussauds and the London Eye, so you will definitely not be short of options.
This morning you will be transferred to your London airport, in plenty of time for your flight home.