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Best of Britain by Rail

London York Edinburgh

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Trip Overview

Discover three of the UK’s most historic cities on a cultural rail vacation! Uncover the home of Britain’s royals in London, stroll past the city walls and discover the ancient Roman city of York, and ride the rails to Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland and one of Europe’s prettiest cultural centers.

Highlights

  • See London’s favorite landmarks and monuments with a London Pass
  • Discover the architecture and history of the walled city of York
  • Immerse yourself in history with a skip-the-line ticket to Edinburgh Castle

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Rail travel in standard class throughout
  • 3 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in London
  • 1 night hotel stay with breakfast in York
  • 2 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Edinburgh
  • London Pass including London hop-on, hop-off tour
  • Secret Food Tour London
  • Skip the Line: London Eye
  • The York Pass including York hop-on, hop-off tour
  • Skip the Line: Edinburgh Castle entrance ticket
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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. 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. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

Daily Itinerary:

DAY 1 - ARRIVE IN LONDON
Welcome to London! Arrive in the history-steeped, cosmopolitan throngs of the English capital and check in at your hotel for a three-night stay. Spend the rest of the day exploring the city. Your vacation includes a London Pass, which will serve as your gateway to the city! Make use of the hop-on, hop-off bus tour to navigate the city, stopping off at Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and Trafalgar Square to see some of London's most iconic sights! 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? Gaze out at sights like the London Eye and 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)

DAY 2 - LONDON
Have a light breakfast as this morning is your secret food tour, the culinary tour lasts 3 to 3 and a half hours, and each one involves some walking, so be sure to bring comfortable footwear. You will have the opportunity to try traditional British food (such as award-winning Fish & Chips, World Famous Sausage Rolls and traditional Bacon & Egg Baps), sample tasters from street food vendors, enjoy English cheeses paired with local beer/cider and try a classic British Dessert alongside a Fresh Pot of Tea. Plus, with all our tours, there is our Secret Dish, which you can only find out about on the day. The tour concludes with a sample of local drinks. (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 vacation! 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 TO YORK
After breakfast this morning, take the train from London to York and check in at your hotel for an overnight stay. Set about exploring the medieval, walled city with your York Pass, taking in the exquisite architecture, including the imposing 13th century Gothic cathedral, York Minster, and a wealth of other historic attractions. (Overnight in York) B

DAY 5 – YORK TO EDINBURGH
Travel through lush, rolling countryside north today, crossing the Scottish border and arriving into Edinburgh. Make your way to your hotel and check in for a two-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 – DEPART EDINBURGH
After breakfast this morning, check out of your hotel and continue with your travels. If you wish to extend your vacation, perhaps with an additional day in a different city, one of our Rail Specialists would be happy to help you with all the details. B

MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER 

DISCLAIMER:
Prices are 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. Railbookers UK Trading Ltd is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.

BEST WESTERN Braid Hills Hotel

BEST WESTERN Braid Hills Hotel

This traditional Edinburgh hotel also has ample free parking and sits on a main bus route to the city center. In addition to the breathtaking views of Edinburgh Castle, Arthur’s Seat and the Firth of Forth, you’ll be within easy reach of the city’s other beauty spots. Just a short trip away, you can find iconic attractions like Holyrood Palace and the Royal Yacht Britannia. You’ll also be able to take in Princes Street Gardens, top class museums and plenty of shops at the heart of Edinburgh. It’s also a city where there is always a festival happening – and not just the world-renowned comedy festival in late summer. Please note: Hotel ground floor rooms are only accessible by stairs.

Hilton Edinburgh Carlton

Hilton Edinburgh Carlton

•City centre location, close to main shopping streets and attractions
•211 rooms and suites, all with complimentary WiFi access
•7 event rooms including a ballroom with city views for 300 guests
•Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Restaurant and a lounge area
•Executive Lounge with complimentary breakfast and refreshments
•Modern fitness room

The Grand York

The Grand York

A Luxury 5 Star Hotel In The Heart of York City Centre
Built in 1906, The Grand boasts a stately character. The extravagance and grandeur is all a reminder of the buildings former status as an icon of the golden age of railway travel. Located a few minutes’ walk from the station. The hotel has an award-winning concierge team and offers free pre bookable porterage from the station.

Hilton London Euston

Located in a wonderful Victorian building just a stone’s throw from Euston station, the Hilton Euston is in an ideal central London location, and just a 10 minute walk from St Pancras Railway station. Guests can dine in a choice of two restaurants, or make use of the stylish lounge bar or sun terrace. The hotel’s 150 rooms all feature marble bathrooms, air conditioning and Wi-Fi internet access.

Megaro London

The Megaro London is a unique hotel located in the heart of London's Kings Cross area. The hotel features 49 comfortable bedrooms and an on-site restaurant offering a menu of English and Italian cuisine. The sophisticated Megaro Bar is perfect for relaxing with a drink after a day's sightseeing. The Megaro is located opposite St Pancras station and just minutes from bus, tube and Eurostar.

Doubletree By Hilton London Victoria

Situated just a stone’s throw from Victoria Train Station, the DoubleTree by Hilton London Victoria is the perfect base for exploring the English capital. Just five minutes’ from Westminster Cathedral, or a 15-minute stroll down to St James’s Park and Buckingham Palace, the property combines an enviable location with warmly furnished rooms and wonderful amenities. Guests enjoy private bathrooms, satellite TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi. The hotel boasts a stylish restaurant serving seasonal European dishes.

The Grand Hotel & Spa

Originally built in 1906 as a ‘Palace of Business’ for the North Eastern Railway Company, then one of the richest businesses in Britain, the building is bursting with original features and architecture. The Grand was restored to the splendour of its Edwardian heyday during its transformation to The Grand Hotel in 2010, a time when the railways were central to the life of the nation. Look carefully and you will see reminders of this proud history everywhere. The interior of the building is typified by high ceilings, tall windows, lofty arches and wide open corridors and spaces.

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. 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. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

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