Travel By Train!

Northern England & Edinburgh Explorer

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8 Nights
Limited Time Special Offer

Charming towns and train rides

Adventure is calling! This vacation takes you through the English countryside to the city of Edinburgh! From Chester, you'll enjoy overnights in Lancaster and Carlisle before reaching Edinburgh. Travel from city-to-city via scenic trains, and discover more of the beautiful countryside as you go. Each stop along your journey has much to offer in the way of history, architecture, and culture, so charge your camera and pack your walking shoes!

What's Included
  • Round-trip economy class airfare into Machester (MAN), out of Edinburgh (EDI)
  • Standard class rail from Manchester Airport to Chester
  • 2 nights in Chester at the Mercure Chester Abbots Well Hotel or similar
  • Standard class rail from Chester to Lancaster
  • 2 nights in Lancaster at the Royal Kings Arms Hotel
  • Standard class rail from Lancaster to Carlisle
  • 2 nights in Carlisle at the Hallmark Hotel
  • Standard class rail from Carlisle to Edinburgh 
  • 2 nights in Edinburgh at the Hilton Carlton Hotel Edinburgh or similar
  • Departure transfer to Edinburgh Airport
  • Breakfast daily
Great Ways to Explore
  • See more of the UK during scenic train rides between cities.

  • Seek out the unbeatable shopping on the 700-year-old Chester Rows.

  • Learn about Lancaster's famous witch trial as you walk the city's magnificent castle. 

  • Relax waterside in Carlisle, the City of Lakes.

  • Seize your opportunity to try haggis in Edinburgh! 

Package Overview

From country to city and everything in between, this 8-night vacation package takes you through beautiful Northern England & Edinburgh! Discover the scenic countryside, explore the historical significance of each town and city, and taste pints and whiskeys as you go!

After flying to Manchester, you'll take a train to Chester for the first stop of your vacation. Visit Chester Cathedral, the Rows shopping district, and take a Chester city walk. Continue on to Lancaster! If the weather is nice, consider a picnic in Williamson Park or a walk along Lancaster Canal! Be sure to visit the incredible Lancaster Castle for stunning architecture and hilltop views!

Next, a train ride will take you to Carlisle. Carlisle Castle and Cathedral are huge draws here. Carlisle has been significant since before Roman times, so you'll find an abundance of historical significance here! The final stop of your trip is Edinburgh! Taste some Scottish whiskeys, visit Edinburgh Castle, and reflect upon an incredible trip before flying home!

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