Tradesco Tours - Escorted Tours
Best of Scotland & England
Best of Scotland & England

7 days / 6 nights Independent Rail Tour experiencing three great British cities by train. You will be travelling from Edinburgh to York, ending in London! Enjoy wonderful accommodations, daily breakfasts, choice of walking tours, open air bus tours and more. The tour is available in both 3* and 4* hotels and all rail travel is included. 

  • 2 nights in Edinburgh
  • 2 nights in York
  • 2 nights in London

Cairn Hotel 3* or similar
BW York Pavillion 3* or similar
Imperial Hotel 3* or similar

Meals: Breakfast daily
: Extensive tours as per itinerary
: Train travel between destinations. No transfers included.
* Tax and Service Charge

Day by Day Itinerary

1. day


Arrive in 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 medieval buildings. If you have included an open top bus ticket, it is valid for 24 hours, so if you are arriving 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 do and see.

2. day


This morning, you can continue to use your open top bus ticket to explore Edinburgh. You may choose to visit Edinburgh Castle today. 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. You'll 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.

3. day


This morning, transfer to Waverly Station 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, transfer to your hotel. The afernoon is free to explore York on your own. The town halls and medieval lanes means that the city is best explored on foot. 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 may also choose to visit the magnificent York Minster, the largest gothic cathedral in Britain, this afternoon.

4. day


Today, you are free to continue to explore York. You may want to take a river cruise or an open top bus tour around the city, or visit one of the many interesting attractions, such as York's Chocolate Story or Jorvik Center. There is also the option to join a day tour to one of the two national parks in Yorkshire - North York Moors or the Yorkshire Dales.

5. day


Transfer back to the train station in York this morning, where you board a train for the short journey to London. On arrival to London, make your way to your hotel to check in. If you have included an open top bus ticket, you can start exploring 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.

6. day


As your open top bus ticket is valid for 24 hours, you can continue to use it this morning to explore this great city. The afternoon is free to discover London on your own. Maybe visit Harrods, the famous department store, 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.

7. day


This morning, transfer to your London Airport, in plenty of time for your flight home.

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