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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

  • Discover London's top tourist sites with a London Pass
  • Look out over the London skyline from the top of the London Eye
  • Unearth the treasures of York Minster, the city's 13th-century Gothic cathedral!
  • Watch history come alive at Edinburgh Castle

    PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Rail travel in standard class throughout
  • 3 nights' hotel stay in London
  • 1 night hotel stay in York
  • 2 nights' hotel stay in Edinburgh
  • London Pass
  • Skip-the-line London Eye ticket
  • York Pass including hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour
  • Skip-the-line Edinburgh Castle entrance ticket

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.

DAY 1 - ARRIVE IN LONDON
Welcome to London! Arrive in the English capital city today and check into your hotel for a two night stay. Set out and start exploring! First time visitors to London might like to start by heading to the bright lights of Piccadilly Circus and watching some of the world's best theatre in the nearby West End. (Overnight in London)

DAY 2 - LONDON
London is your oyster with the London Pass included in your vacation! Use it to take a relaxing cruise down the famous River Thames, access the imposing Tower of London, visit London Zoo or marvel at Westminster Abbey. Board an iconic London bus for a hop-on, hop-off tour that will transport you to all of the city's most popular tourist attractions, and will serve as a gateway for the myriad hidden gems, too. (Overnight in London) B

DAY 3 - LONDON
Today, head to the South Bank of the River Thames, where street performers and talented musicians flank the river bank ready to entertain locals, workers and tourists alike! The London Aquarium can be found here if you have children with you, and your vacation includes a relaxing spin on the London Eye, one of the iconic features of London's skyline. From the top, you will be able to see the entire city - viewing the Shard, St. Paul's Cathedral, the Gherkin, and far beyond from a totally different perspective. (Overnight in London) B

DAY 4 - LONDON TO YORK
Head north today, checking out of your hotel and boarding a train at London's iconic Kings Cross station. Harry Potter fans will even be able to find a replica of Platform 9 ¾ here before they ride the rails themselves! Arrive in York and check in at your hotel for an overnight stay, before using your York Pass (with included hop-on, hop-off bus tickets) to explore the city. Discover the quirky boutiques of The Shambles, use your pass for entry to the magnificent York Minster, visit Clifford's Tower or indulge with a trip to York's Chocolate Story! (Overnight in York) B

DAY 5 - YORK TO EDINBURGH
Take to the tracks from England to Scotland today, riding the rails to Edinburgh. Check in at your hotel after a scenic and relaxing journey and discover the delights of the Scottish capital city. Visit one of the city's historic pubs this evening, and perhaps tuck into a traditional dinner of haggis, tatties and neeps. (Overnight in Edinburgh)

DAY 6 - EDINBURGH
Explore Edinburgh today! Your vacation includes skip the line entrance to Edinburgh Castle, the historic fortress that you will have seen dominating the city's skyline. For a scenic and rewarding stroll, head up to Arthur's Seat, or simply relax at the Scotch Whiskey Experience for an insight into the country's national drink. (Overnight in Edinburgh)

DAY 7 - YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN EDINBUGH
Check out of your hotel after breakfast and continue with your journey. If you'd like to extend your vacation through Scotland, just speak to one of our Rail Experts!

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

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 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.

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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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