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Edinburgh Christmas Market By Rail

Sit back and relax as we take the train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh on this delightful Christmas Market break. Edinburgh is a city steeped in fascinating heritage, history and culture, all just waiting to be explored. You can follow in the footsteps of Royalty as we explore The Palace of Holyroodhouse and The Royal Yacht Britannia, take in the fantastic sights of this beautiful capital city with a knowledgeable Blue Badge guide, and soak up the atmosphere at the popular Christmas market. This break is sure to get your festive season off to a truly wonderful start.

4 days from £749pp Departure Dates

Your Tour Includes

  • Return rail journey from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh Waverley station
  • 3 nights bed & breakfast accommodation in central Edinburgh
  • Welcome dinner at the hotel on arrival night
  • Morning sight-seeing tour of Edinburgh and beyond with a Blue Badge Guide
  • Coach transfers throughout
  • Included entry into The Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Included entry to the Royal Yacht Britannia with an audio guide
  • Visit Edinburgh Christmas Market
  • Services of our experienced Tour Manager



Make your own way to London Kings Cross station for a late morning departure to Edinburgh. Sit back and relax as you leave London and head north, passing through Northumberland with its beautiful coastal scenery, then through the Scottish Borders before arriving into Edinburgh. Our coach will be there waiting to transfer us to our hotel for a 3-night stay. We enjoy an included welcome dinner in the hotel this evening.

Includes Dinner

Included Highlights



Scotland's breath-taking capital of Edinburgh is renowned for its heritage, culture and wonderful sights. With stunning architecture, endless winding streets and an awe-inspiring castle perched on a dormant volcano, there is so much to see. After breakfast at the hotel, we are joined by a Blue Badge guide as we board our coach, making a stop at Queensferry South to take in the spectacular Forth Bridges from the viewpoint.

Once back in the city, we continue by foot to complete the sight-seeing tour. There’s some free time at leisure before we board the coach and drive to The Palace of Holyroodhouse which stands at the end of Edinburgh's Royal Mile. Explore the Palace's close associations with some of Scotland’s most well-known historic figures, such as Bonnie Prince Charlie and Mary, Queen of Scots, and learn how today it is used by The King when carrying out official engagements in Scotland. We include entrance into The Palace of Holyroodhouse and you’re free to explore at leisure.

Afterwards, we return by coach to the hotel and the rest of the afternoon and evening are at leisure – why not enjoy one of the many restaurants the city has to offer?

Includes Breakfast

Included Highlights

Edinburgh Christmas Market Royal Yacht Britannia


This morning our Blue Badge Guide joins us for our included visit to The Royal Yacht Britannia. The Royal Yacht has done 968 State visits with the Royal family and entertained many presidents and Prime ministers, sailing over 1,000,000 nautical miles. With your audio guide, you can explore each of the five decks and discover what life was like during Royal service on board HM Queen Elizabeth II's former floating palace. For over 40 years the Yacht was a Royal residence and is now open to the public. Explore the State Apartments, Crew quarters, the engine room and more.

After our included visit, our coach returns to the centre where you now have the rest of the day to explore the city at your own pace. Visit the popular Christmas Market, found in Princes Street Gardens, with its traditional Chalets serving festive foods, decorations and gifts and treats. The evening is free for you to explore the city further and make your own way back to the hotel at leisure.

Includes Breakfast


After a leisurely breakfast, our coach transfers us to Edinburgh Waverley station for the rail journey back to London Kings Cross.

Includes Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £190.00 (4 days).


You will stay for three nights at the 4-star Novotel Edinburgh Centre.

Novotel Edinburgh Centre

The 4-star Novotel Edinburgh Centre is located just a 5-minute walk from the famous Grassmarket area and 10-minute walk from Princes Street - an ideal base to explore the beautiful Scottish capital. Facilities at the hotel include swimming pool, spa and fitness centre as well as bar and restaurant. Bedrooms feature TV, Free WIFI, mini-bar and tea/coffee making facilities.

Hotel Facilities

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  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe Box
  • Fridge
  • Free Wifi
  • Iron or Trouser Press
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Sauna or Steam Room
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Swimming Pool
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi Available