Trip Overview…

Discover the delights of two capital cities on one holiday by rail! First, experience the winding alleyways and classic landmarks of London, visiting royal homes, world-class museums and taking a boat down the River Thames. Then, ride the rails through the green English countryside up to Edinburgh, the hilly Scottish capital with a vibrant medieval Old Town and astonishing natural beauty.

Package Includes

Highlights:

  • See London’s favourite landmarks and monuments with a London Pass
  • Cruise down the Thames from Windsor, stopping to check out Windsor Castle along the way
  • Immerse yourself in history with a skip-the-line ticket to Edinburgh Castle
  • Uncover the beauty of the Scottish Highlands with a guided trip – including a visit to Loch Ness

Rail & Hotel Included:

  • 4 nights hotel stay with breakfast in London
  • 3 nights hotel stay with breakfast in Edinburgh
  • Rail travel in standard class throughout (please enquire for first class fares)

Tours & Inclusions:

  • The London Pass
  • London Eye Ticket with Skip the Line
  • Scenic Thames Riverboat Return Journey from Windsor
  • Skip the Line: Edinburgh Castle Entrance Ticket
  • Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Small-Group Day Trip from Edinburgh

At a glance

8 days
Departing Jun 22 – Aug 23
From AUD$
2618
pp
Code RB

Your Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive In London

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Welcome to London! Arrive in the history-steeped, cosmopolitan English capital and check in at your hotel for a four-night stay. Spend the rest of the day exploring the city, perhaps enjoying some traditional fish and chips for dinner. (Overnight in London)

Day 2 – London

After breakfast this morning, spend the day exploring! Your holiday includes a London Pass, which will serve as your gateway to the city. Gain entry to the Tower of London, Shakespeare’s Globe or Westminster Abbey and tick off your London bucket list. This afternoon, why not take the Thames River Cruise included in your London Pass? Enjoy the city skyline from the water as you relax along one of the world’s most famous waterways. There are 60 attractions to choose from, so you certainly won’t be bored! (Overnight in London) B

Day 3 – London

Spend another day at leisure in London. Head to the South Bank for an iconic London experience. Watch street musicians and artists perform, gaze out at the Thames and take a ride on the London Eye, an experience included with your holiday! The views over London’s rooftops are quite spectacular – you’ll be able to see St Paul’s Cathedral, the British Museum, Royal Opera House and Tower Bridge from a fantastic perspective! (Overnight in London) B

Day 4 – London

From London, it’s just a short hop on the train to Windsor! Explore the vast green areas, stop in at a quaint pub for lunch or check out the boutique shops. You’ll also be treated to a relaxing journey along the Thames, this time past the gorgeous English countryside towards Boveney. Keep an eye out for Eton College Chapel, Royal Windsor Racecourse and – of course – the magnificent Windsor Castle! Windsor’s royal heritage dates back centuries and is definitely a must see when you’re in England! (Overnight in London) B

Day 5 – London To Edinburgh

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All aboard the train to Edinburgh! Make your way to London’s Kings Cross Station, made world-famous in the Harry Potter series – in fact, you can see a replica of the entrance to Platform 9 ¾ before you board the train! Travel through lush, rolling countryside north, crossing the Scottish border and arriving in Edinburgh about four and a half hours later. Make your way to your hotel and check in for a three-night stay. (Overnight in Edinburgh) B

Day 6 – Edinburgh

Edinburgh is certainly a treat to explore! Fill your lungs full of fresh air on a scenic walk up to Arthur’s Seat, visit HMY Britannia – a massive ocean liner used by Britain’s royal family, and enjoy skip the line entrance to Edinburgh Castle included with your vacation. This amazing, historic fortress dates back to the 12th century, and dominates Edinburgh’s skyline. (Overnight in Edinburgh) B

Day 7 – Edinburgh – Small Group Tour

No visit to Scotland is complete without exploring the magnificent beauty of the Highlands! Take a small group day-trip to the rugged, mythical corners of the country, stopping off at Loch Ness – famously the home of the elusive monster of the same name! Explore the historic battle sites of Glencoe, Stirling Castle and Fort Augustus and spend free time exploring the wonderful wilderness to your heart’s content before returning to Edinburgh for another night at your hotel. (Overnight in Edinburgh) B

Day 8 – Your Journey Ends In Edinburgh

Please enquire if you would like assistance in arranging your ongoing travel

MEAL GUIDE: B – BREAKFAST, BR – BRUNCH, L – LUNCH, D -DINNER

Disclaimer:
Prices are per person and subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards.
Price based on departure Oct, Nov, Dec 2022 – selected dates
Maximum Flexibility
With Maximum Flexibility, we give travellers who book new reservations through 30 September 2021, the option to change their travel dates or cancel their rail holiday up to 5 days prior to departure without incurring any change or cancellation fees. Any existing reservations can be rescheduled up to 5 days prior to departure without incurring any change or cancellation fees.
Customers will be issued a future travel credit, which is valid for 24 months and can be used toward a new reservation with any of our brands, destinations, and itineraries for any travel date and length of trip without penalty*.
*Additional restrictions may apply for any rail vacations that include Cruises, Belmond, Rocky Mountaineer, Golden Eagle Luxury Trains, Journey Beyond Rail Expeditions, The Blue Train, El Transcantábrico, Tsars Gold, or other luxury trains. Please be aware that certain arrangements, may not be amended after they have been confirmed and any alteration could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that portion of the travel arrangements.
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