Edinburgh York and the Highlands

The Full Scottish Experience!

Overview

Magnificent Edinburgh - a city so inspiring it will leave you with treasured memories forever. Our tour introduces you to the best it has, from its incredible sights and vibrant atmosphere to its ancient streets and intriguing history. We stay two nights in central Edinburgh and offer a further optional tour to the Scottish Highlands to discover more of this amazing place. On our return we visit York - a medieval city to see the Shambles - the oldest street in England!

tour duration

Tour
Duration

4 Days
age range

Age
Range

10-65
tour pace

Tour
Pace

Active
group size

Average
Group Size

16 - 16

What's Included

  • Return travel by luxury coach with WC and DVD facilities
  • Services of friendly and experienced drivers and a tour guide
  • 2 nights central Edinburgh hostel accommodation
  • Guided coach tour of Edinburgh city centre and surroundings including the New and Old Town, the Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace, Calton Hill, Arthur's seat and more!
  • Guided walking tour of the medieval city of York
  • 2 Continental Breakfasts
  • Lots of free time for shopping or visiting museums
  • Full day tour to the Scottish Highlands (extra charge)

Itinerary

Day 1

After being introduced to your tour guide, we travel overnight with a modern executive coach with reclining seats and WC facilities. We make two stops along the way to refresh ourselves and have an early breakfast (approx 6AM).

Day 2

We start our day by dropping the luggage in a secure room at the hostel and returning to the coach for a tour of the main attractions such as Calton Hill, Holyrood House, King Arthurs Seat, Royal Mile, Grass Market and Princes Street. We learn about the fascinating history of Edinburgh and orientate ourselves around this city. You will then have the rest of the afternoon at your leisure and return to the hostel when you wish. In the evening the guide will offer a nightlife tour showing some of the best bars, traditional and modern, to sample the local whiskeys. Alternatively join the guide to visit a scary graveyard and hear some scary stories!

Day 3

After breakfast join the guide for a full day in the Scottish Highlands. On our way up we first stop at the Forth Bridges - made famous by their size and their age! Onward to Stirling castle and the Wallace monument we learn about Scotland's national hero, William Wallace aka 'Braveheart' and how the battle of Stirling Bridge led to a victory for the Scottish rebellion. In the afternoon we drive through the Trossachs National park visiting Loch Katrine, Loch Lomond, the Dukes pass and much more. We return to Edinburgh in the evening where you will have free time to relax or enjoy another night out in town. If you do not wish to join us on the Highland tour you can remain in Edinburgh at your leisure.

Day 4

After breakfast, we say goodbye to Edinburgh. On route to York, we stop for an hour at Jedburgh - Woollen Mill - a discounted shop to buy all sorts of Scottish souvenirs including whisky, tartan scarves and shortbread boxes. We arrive in York in the mid-afternoon and start our walking tour visiting the famous York minster, the Shambles and other interesting areas of this old city. We depart York in the early evening and continue our drive south arriving back in the late evening


Optional Tours

Scottish Highlands - $52.00

A full day is spent visiting several of the most beautiful parts of Scotland including the Trossachs National Park, Loch Lomond, Loch Katrine, Dukes Pass, Wallace Monument, Stirling and much more!

Prices are subject to change on certain dates, select a tour date for more information


Accommodation

SYHA Edinburgh Central

A 5 star hostel in the centre of Edinburgh, which offers a range of shared accommodation and private rooms, all en-suite. Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel is within walking distance of Edinburgh's main attractions, including Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, the National Museum of Scotland, Dynamic Earth and the Scottish Parliament.

9 Haddington Pl, Edinburgh EH7 4AL

Travel Lodge - Waterloo Place

A comfortable hotel in the centre of Edinburgh with easy walking distance to the shops on Prices Street and also the Royal Mile

17 Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh EH1 3BG

The accommodation listed are the normal ones we use, please contact us to confirm if required

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Additional Information

This tour departs from:

BournemouthBournemouth - Bournemouth Travel Interchange (coach bays J or K next to ASDA) BH8 8DL18:20View
BrightonBrighton - 21-22 Old Steine (bus stop, outside Discovery Tours Travel Centre) BN1 1EL20:50View
BrightonBrighton - Falmer Train Station ( bus stop, A27 southbound) BN1 9SD20:30View
Burgess HillBurgess Hill - Burgess Hill Train Station (outside main entrance) RH15 0AD21:20View
EastbourneEastbourne - Cornfield Rd (bus stop C1, opposite Tourist Information Centre) BN21 4QA20:00View
HastingsHastings - Hastings Pier (bus stop) TN34 1JU19:20View
LondonLondon - Hatton Cross Underground Station (outside main entrance) TW6 3PF22:50View
WorthingWorthing - Worthing Train Station ( outside main entrance) BN11 1UR20:00View

Rooming options:


Multi bedded ensuite:
6 single beds
included
Single ensuite:
1 single bed
+ $130.00
Family ensuite:
3 or 4 single beds
+ $26.00
Family ensuite:
1 double and 2 single beds
+ $26.00
Double ensuite:
1 double bed
+ $65.00
Twin ensuite:
2 single beds
+ $65.00
Note:

If the booking is for more than 1 passenger and a room upgrade has been selected, all the passengers under that booking will be upgraded. If your party would like to book variety of accommodation options, either make separate bookings or contact us for assistance.

Rooms can be upgraded later if there is availability, please contact us to check if we can fulfil your request.

 

We want you to have complete confidence when travelling with us, so have introduced additional measures and procedures on our tours to keep you safe. 

Transportation -  our coaches are cleaned with antiviral products, and fitted with new air filtration systems which regularly purify the air onboard. Antibacterial hand gel is available too.

Seating Capacity - will be limited in line with government regulations.

Temperature Check - all drivers, guides and passengers will be temperature checked before boarding the coach.

Face Coverings - you are required to wear a face covering when travelling on our coaches. 

IF YOU HAVE COVID-19 SYMPTOMS PLEASE DO NOT GO TO THE DEPARTURE POINT. CALL OUR TEAM ON + 44 1273 648966 / + 44 7917 224 732 FOR FURTHER ADVICE.

 

 

We've introduced new terms and conditions to give you maximum flexibility if you need to make changes to, or cancel your tour booking. 

  • NO cancellation fees
  • NO change fees
  • NO booking fees
  • YOUR MONEY IS PROTECTED - free cancellation or date change up to 24 hours before departure

see full terms and conditions below https://www.discoverytours.co.uk/terms-and-conditions

 

 
Our modern executive coaches have reclining seats, WC and air con. Wi-Fi and charging points are available on most coaches. Infants under 2 years old travel for free, but must be seated on a parent's / guardian's lap. There is space in the hold area to store pushchairs, wheelchairs and luggage.
 
If you have any disabilities you'd like to advise us of, please call + 44 1273 648966 before departure. We always try to accommodate special requirements, including reserving seats on the coach.
 
Children under 16 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Unaccompanied passengers aged 16 & 17 years old need a letter of consent from a parent or guardian which can be emailed to info@discoverytours.co.uk
 
If you can't arrive at the departure point on time, you're unable to attend your tour due to illness, or have an emergency while on tour, please call or WhatsApp + 44 7917 224 732 for assistance. 
 

Departure Points

This tour departs from:

BournemouthBournemouth - Bournemouth Travel Interchange (coach bays J or K next to ASDA) BH8 8DL18:20View
BrightonBrighton - 21-22 Old Steine (bus stop, outside Discovery Tours Travel Centre) BN1 1EL20:50View
BrightonBrighton - Falmer Train Station ( bus stop, A27 southbound) BN1 9SD20:30View
Burgess HillBurgess Hill - Burgess Hill Train Station (outside main entrance) RH15 0AD21:20View
EastbourneEastbourne - Cornfield Rd (bus stop C1, opposite Tourist Information Centre) BN21 4QA20:00View
HastingsHastings - Hastings Pier (bus stop) TN34 1JU19:20View
LondonLondon - Hatton Cross Underground Station (outside main entrance) TW6 3PF22:50View
WorthingWorthing - Worthing Train Station ( outside main entrance) BN11 1UR20:00View

Rooming options

Multi bedded ensuite:
6 single beds
included
Single ensuite:
1 single bed
+ $130.00
Family ensuite:
3 or 4 single beds
+ $26.00
Family ensuite:
1 double and 2 single beds
+ $26.00
Double ensuite:
1 double bed
+ $65.00
Twin ensuite:
2 single beds
+ $65.00
Note:

If the booking is for more than 1 passenger and a room upgrade has been selected, all the passengers under that booking will be upgraded. If your party would like to book variety of accommodation options, either make separate bookings or contact us for assistance.

Rooms can be upgraded later if there is availability, please contact us to check if we can fulfil your request.

Covid-19 Safety Policy

 

We want you to have complete confidence when travelling with us, so have introduced additional measures and procedures on our tours to keep you safe. 

Transportation -  our coaches are cleaned with antiviral products, and fitted with new air filtration systems which regularly purify the air onboard. Antibacterial hand gel is available too.

Seating Capacity - will be limited in line with government regulations.

Temperature Check - all drivers, guides and passengers will be temperature checked before boarding the coach.

Face Coverings - you are required to wear a face covering when travelling on our coaches. 

IF YOU HAVE COVID-19 SYMPTOMS PLEASE DO NOT GO TO THE DEPARTURE POINT. CALL OUR TEAM ON + 44 1273 648966 / + 44 7917 224 732 FOR FURTHER ADVICE.

 

Covid-19 Booking Conditions

 

We've introduced new terms and conditions to give you maximum flexibility if you need to make changes to, or cancel your tour booking. 

  • NO cancellation fees
  • NO change fees
  • NO booking fees
  • YOUR MONEY IS PROTECTED - free cancellation or date change up to 24 hours before departure

see full terms and conditions below https://www.discoverytours.co.uk/terms-and-conditions

 

Pre-Departure information

 
Our modern executive coaches have reclining seats, WC and air con. Wi-Fi and charging points are available on most coaches. Infants under 2 years old travel for free, but must be seated on a parent's / guardian's lap. There is space in the hold area to store pushchairs, wheelchairs and luggage.
 
If you have any disabilities you'd like to advise us of, please call + 44 1273 648966 before departure. We always try to accommodate special requirements, including reserving seats on the coach.
 
Children under 16 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Unaccompanied passengers aged 16 & 17 years old need a letter of consent from a parent or guardian which can be emailed to info@discoverytours.co.uk
 
If you can't arrive at the departure point on time, you're unable to attend your tour due to illness, or have an emergency while on tour, please call or WhatsApp + 44 7917 224 732 for assistance. 
 

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