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Edinburgh City Break
3 days - by rail

Price from £109.95 per person*
Departures from 1st Oct 2017 to 30th Mar 2018

Single person supplement : £80.00 per person

Spend some time in Scotland's capital and discover the delights Edinburgh has to offer. Edinburgh Castle is the most obvious landmark, looming majestically over the city from the top of Castle Rock, but there is lots more to this city than just the castle, including superb shopping and a wide array of cafés and restaurants to enjoy. In fact, there's so much to see that you might want to add an extra day for just £39.95pp. Come to think of it, this is such a great deal that you might decide to visit more than once...

Our Edinburgh Top Twelve Admission †
Arthur's Seat An extinct volcano in Holyrood Park with sweeping views from its peak. Perfect for a spot of cobweb-blowing. FREE
Camera Obscura & the World of Illusions Edinburgh's oldest, trickiest visitor attraction has been amusing and puzzling visitors since 1835. Fun for all the family. £15 adult, £11 child
Edinburgh Castle At the top of the Royal Mile on top of Castle Rock, this is home to Scotland's crown jewels including the Stone of Destiny, formerly used in the coronation of Scottish rulers. A bit of a workout to get there but you won't regret it. £17 adult, £10.20 child
Edinburgh Zoo It's panda-monium out at Edinburgh Zoo, just a 25-minute (max) bus ride from the city centre. Extensive animal collections and landscaped areas too. £17.00 adult, £12.50 child. Under 3s free
National Galleries of Scotland National Gallery including works by Rembrandt, Monet and Raphael, Portrait Gallery with over 3,000 portraits, and the Gallery of Modern Art showcasing contemporary paintings and sculpture. FREE
National Museum of Scotland Currently enjoying substantial investment and consisting of a number of themed galleries, including Natural World, World Cultures and Scottish History & Archaeology. FREE
Palace of Holyroodhouse The Queen's official residence in Scotland. Take the tour and have a right royal time. £12.50 adult, £7.50 under 17s. Under 5s free
Royal Yacht Britannia Less than 30 minutes by bus and you're at Ocean Terminal in Leith, permanent home of the Royal Yacht which sailed over 1 million miles in its day. Ocean Terminal also offers a state-of-the-art retail and leisure complex. £15.50 adult, £8.50 child. Under 5s free
Scott Monument Located right next to Princes Street Gardens and built in the 19th century as a monument to Scottish novelist Sir Walter Scott. Puff your way up the 287 steps to the top for breath-taking views of the city. £5 all visitors. Cash only
Scottish Parliament Take a tour to discover the buildings making up Scotland's Parliament, which sits at the foot of the Royal Mile in front of the spectacular Holyrood Park and Salisbury Crags. FREE
Shopping Princes Street and George Street for big-name department stores and high street brands, whilst the Grassmarket, Victoria Street and the Cowgate buzz with designers, artisans and independent shops of all kinds. FREE - Well, you know what we mean!
The Real Mary King's Close Tucked away just off the Royal Mile, this warren of hidden streets remains frozen in time since the 17th century... Hear blood-curdling tales of ghosts, grisly murders and plague victims walled up and left to die... £14.75 adult, £8.95 child 5-15yrs
† Please note that admission prices are correct as at May 2017. Many attractions also offer Senior concessions and/or family tickets. Under 5s are usually free. Tickets can often be bought online in advance of your visit - please see attraction websites for more information.

This tour is organised and operated by Omega Holidays plc ABTA V4782 ATOL 6081

  • Return standard class rail travel from your chosen departure station to London (you may have to pay a supplement for your area, and first class is offered from most stations)
  • Two nights stay at the 3 star Ibis Edinburgh Centre South Bridge hotel with full Scottish breakfast
  • Free time in Edinburgh
  • VAT at 20%

Book an extra night for just £39.95pp*.

* Based on two people sharing a room. A room for single person occupancy is offered, subject to availability, at a supplement of £80pp per night.

StationDepartsStandard supplementFirst Class supplement
Birmingham Int 07:53£20£45
Birmingham New St 08:15£20£45
Carlisle 09:01 / 11:01-£25
Coventry 07:42£30£55
Crewe 07:09 / 09:09£10£35
Lancaster 08:08 / 10:08-£25
Oxenholme 08:22 / 10:22-£25
Penrith 10:31 change at Preston-£25
Preston 07:53 / 09:54-£25
Warrington 07:27 / 09:27-£25
Wigan 07:38 / 09:38-£25
Wolverhampton 08:37£20£45
Return times - 12:51 / 14:51 / 16:51 - (no Birmingham Int or Coventry on 16:51 return) Oxenholme returns on 16:51 only and Penrith on the 12:51 or 14:51 only. Train times are approximate and subject to change based on availability

Day 1   Take the morning train to Edinburgh Waverley from your local station (see timetable on Includes tab). You're staying at the 3 star Ibis Edinburgh Centre South Bridge, which gives you an en–suite room and free Wi–Fi plus Scottish breakfast, and is only 5 minutes' walk from Waverley Station, right in the city's old town. The hotel is also very close to Edinburgh Castle, the Festival Theatre, Grassmarket and the Museum of Edinburgh, and you have the day at your leisure to explore the shops and the sights. Check–in is at 2pm but if you want you can leave your bags at reception beforehand, and return to the hotel when you're ready for your overnight stay.

Day 2   Start the morning with a full Scottish breakfast, then you have the whole day to explore Edinburgh (see our Edinburgh Top Twelve below for some ideas).

Day 3   Another full Scottish breakfast, then your time is at leisure until it's time to make your way to the station for your train in the mid / late afternoon.

Alternatively you can make a longer stay of it by booking an extra night with breakfast at your hotel for just £39.95pp*.

Here are some example hotels or similar ones that we use for this break, actual availability may change with the travel date you choose.

Some hotels have an additional supplement per person, as shown below. Supplements are stated for the break (not per night)

Ibis Edinburgh Centre South Bridge, Edinburgh
Comfortable and bright centrally located hotel with easy access to shops, restaurants and major sites, just off the Royal Mile and a short walk from Waverley and the old town...
 

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