Explore more of Northern England and Scotland by rail from London!
With comfortable, high speed trains running regularly from London to York (2h journey time) and from York to Edinburgh (2h 30 minutes journey time) we have a great selection of day tours in both of these wonderful cities, guaranteed to capture your hearts!
The medieval city of York was once the Roman capital of Northern England. York has witnessed wars, peace agreements and prosperity throughout its turbulent history. Marvel at the colossal 13th Century York Minster, home to half of all the medieval stained glass window in Europe and hear all about the City described by King George VI as being “the history of England”. York is also home to the Largest Railway Museum in the world where visitors can enjoy rail trips on the iconic “Flying Scotsman” and view the only Japanese Bullet train outside of Japan.
Explore nearby attractions such as Castle Howard & The North Yorkshire Moors – with one of our full day tours. As always, we take great pride in tailor-making these programs to suit travelers requirements; do not hesitate to contact us to discuss various options such as an exclusive tour with a driver guide and private vehicle for example. Charismatic local guides will accompany either groups or individual clients.
If you need another tempting reason to visit York you might be as interested to know that York is THE home of Chocolate Making…Yum! Nestlé (formerly Rowntrees) and Terry’s (now owned by Kraft) chocolate factories grew up here – all the famous names are made here – Kit Kat being the biggest seller. At York’s Chocolate Story visitors can discover the stories behind the greatest names in chocolate, unwrap the secrets of chocolate making, and learn the art of the chocolatier.
With our walking tour “Royal Edinburgh Experience including Palace of Holyrood“ visitors to Edinburgh will journey through the ancient, picturesque burgh of the Canongate; meander through beautiful, hidden closes and gardens. Explore the Royal Palace of Holyrood and hear tales of past royal residents of the Palace of Holyrood including Mary, Queen of Scots.
For a very unique journey around the sites, stories and secrets of the Old Town, another option for visitors would be our popular “Secrets of Royal Mile” guided walking tour. This tour led and loved by very knowledgeable historians, offering a wonderful introduction to Edinburgh, it’s past and people. These guides will paint a vivid picture of the cities colourful past and people – see the secrets and tell the tales – the culture, crime and politics of Scotland’s capital.