Edinburgh Day Trips on the Orient Express Train 2011-2012

Book a Luxury Train Day Excursion to Scotland on the Northern Belle

Updated September 2011

You don't have to go to Venice or Istanbul for an Orient Express luxury train trip. The Northern Belle, the Orient Express of the North, takes day trips to Scotland (to and from Edinburgh) from several UK cities including Birmingham, Liverpool, Leeds, Manchester and York.

All luxury Orient Express train trips to Edinburgh are similarly priced (most cost £295) so the first thing to do before deciding on a particular itinerary (shopping or sightseeing) is to decide on a place of departure and on a journey date. Keep in mind that the trips start in the morning and finish late at night so the closer the departure point to your home, the better.

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In terms of dates, summer Orient Express trips are better because the days are longer and the weather is likely to be better. Even though half of the attraction is experiencing the Orient Express itself, good weather will likely make the whole experience unparalleled.

Day Trips to Edinburgh on the Northern Belle/Orient Express

There are several day trips to Edinburgh on the Northern Belle Orient Express which allow you to combine a visit to Scotland's most beautiful and historical city with the unique experience of luxury train journey:

  • Orient Express day trip to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, one of the most famous arts festivals in the world. This luxury train trip leaves early in the morning and brunch with a Bellini cocktail is included en route. You then have four hours to explore the Fringe Festival before boarding for their return journey. Dinner with a glass of champagne and wine is included on the way back before arriving late evening. Prices for this luxury train journey start at £295 per person, with departures from Crewe, Liverpool, Preston and Warrington. Also see Edinburgh Military Tattoo Weekend on the Orient Express.
  • Orient Express trip to Edinburgh and the Royal Yacht Britannia, which is now permanently based in the port of Leith. This trip includes brunch with a Bellini cocktail on the way up to Edinburgh, bus transfer to Leith, an audio tour of the Britannia, and dinner on the return journey with wine and champagne. Prices for this Orient Express day trip start at £295 per person, with departures on various dates from Derby, Leicester, Sheffield, Bolton, Crewe, Manchester, Wilmslow, Liverpool, Preston, Warrington, Birmingham, Chesterfield, Leeds and York.
  • Orient Express Edinburgh Explorer trip, with guided bus tour. This trip includes brunch with a Bellini on the way to Edinburgh, a city bus tour -- or free time if you wish -- and dinner on the return journey with wine and champagne. You have around four to five and a half hours in Edinburgh in total, depending on place of departure. Prices for this Orient Express train journey start at £295 per person, with departures on various dates in May, June and October from Derby, Leicester, Sheffield, Bolton, Crewe, Manchester, Wilmslow, Birmingham, Chesterfield, Leeds and York.
  • Orient Express train trips for Edinburgh Seasonal shopping are available for both Christmas shopping and the January sales. As with most of the other trips, they start with brunch and a Bellini and the return journey includes dinner with champagne and wine. Shoppers have four to five hours in Edinburgh depending on which departure point they choose. Prices for this Orient Express shopping trip are priced at £295 per person in November and £310 in December, with departures from Chester, Crewe, Liverpool, Preston, Birmingham, Derby, Sheffield, Bolton and Manchester.

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How Much Do Orient Express/Northern Belle Day Trips to Edinburgh Cost?

The cheapest luxury day trip on the Orient Express to Edinburgh starts at £295, with some day trips costing £310. Please see the timetable section for more details.

How To Book Orient Express Tours, Trips and Holidays?

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Timetable of Day Trips to Edinburgh on the Orient Express

Northern Belle Tour to Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Orient Express Day Trips Calendar to Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Edinburgh Fringe Festival Tour Departure Point Departure Time/Arrival time in Edinburgh Departure Time Edinburgh/Arrival at Destination Price Per Person Book Northern Belle/OrientExpress
Crewe 06:00/12:30 16:30/23:00 from £295 Book Orient Express Trips for 2 gift vouchers
Liverpool 07:00/12:30 16:30/22:00 from £295
Preston 07:45/12:30 16:30/21:15 from £295
Warrington 06:30/12:30 16:30/22:30 from £295

Northern Belle Tour to Edinburgh and the Yacht Britannia

Orient Express Day Trips Calendar to Edinburgh and the Yacht Britannia
Edinburgh and Royal Yacht Britannia Tour Departure Point Trip Dates Departure Time/Arrival time in Edinburgh Departure Time Edinburgh/Arrival at Destination Price Per Person Book Northern Belle/OrientExpress
Birmingham 7th January 2011 05:00/12:30 16:30/01:00 from £295 Book Orient Express Trips for 2 gift vouchers
Birmingham 7th October 2011 05:30/12:30 17:00 / 00:30 from £295
Bolton 4th June 2011 07:30 / 12:00 16:30 / 22:30 from £295
Chesterfield 7th October 2011 07:20 / 12:30 17:00 / 22:10 from £295
Crewe 4th June 2011 06:00 / 12:00 16:30 / 00:00 from £295
Crewe 12th August 2011 06:00 / 12:30 16:30 / 23:00 from £295
Derby 7th January 2011 06:15 / 12:30

16:30 / 23:45

from £295
Derby 21st May 2011 07:00 / 12:30 16:30 / 22:00 from £295
Derby 7th October 2011 06:15 / 12:30 17:00 / 23:15 from £295
Leeds 14th October 2011 09:30 / 12:30 17:00 / 20:30 from £295
Leicester 21st May 2011 06:00 / 12:30 16:30 / 23:00 from £295
Liverpool 12th August 2011 07:00 / 12:30 16:30 / 22:00 from £295
Manchester 4th June 2011 07:00 / 12:00 16:30 / 23:00 from £295
Preston 12th August 07:45 / 12:30 16:30 / 21:15 from £295
Sheffield 7th January 2011 07:00 / 12:30 16:30 / 23:00 from £295
Sheffield 21st May 2011 07:45 /12:30 16:30 / 21:15 from £295
Sheffield 7th October 2011 07:00 / 12:30 17:00 / 22:30 from £295
Warrington 12th August 2011 06:30 / 12:30 16:30 / 22:30 from £295
Wilmslow 4th June 06:30/12:00 16:30 / 23:30 from £295
York 14th October 09:00 / 12:30 17:00 / 20:00 from £295

Northern Belle Edinburgh Explorer Tour

Orient Express Sightseeing Day Trips Calendar to Edinburgh
Edinburgh Explorer Tour Departure Point Trip Dates Departure Time/Arrival time in Edinburgh Departure Time Edinburgh/Arrival at Destination Price Per Person Book Northern Belle/OrientExpress
Birmingham 7th October 2011 05:30/12:30 17:00 / 00:30 from £295 Book Orient Express Trips for 2 gift vouchers
Bolton 4th June 2011 07:30 / 12:00 16:30 / 22:30 from £295
Chesterfield 7th October 2011 07:20 / 12:30 17:00 / 22:10 from £295
Crewe 4th June 2011 06:00 / 12:00 16:30 / 00:00 from £295
Derby 21st May 2011 07:00 / 12:30 16:30 / 22:00 from £295
Derby 7th October 2011 06:15 / 12:30 17:00 / 23:15 from £295
Leeds 14th October 2011 09:30 / 12:30 17:00 / 20:30 from £295
Leicester 21st May 2011 06:00 / 12:30 16:30 / 23:00 from £295
Manchester 4th June 2011 07:00 / 12:00 16:30 / 23:00 from £295
Sheffield 21st May 2011 07:45 /12:30 16:30 / 21:15 from £295
Sheffield 7th October 2011 07:00 / 12:30 17:00 / 22:30 from £295
Wilmslow 4th June 06:30/12:00 16:30 / 23:30 from £295
York 14th October 09:00 / 12:30 17:00 / 20:00 from £295

Northern Belle Tour to Edinburgh Seasonal Shopping

Orient Express Shopping Day Trips Calendar to Edinburgh
Edinburgh Seasonal Shopping Trip Departure Point Trip Dates Departure Time/Arrival time in Edinburgh Departure Time Edinburgh/Arrival at Destination Price Per Person Book Northern Belle/OrientExpress
Birmingham 18th November 2011 (Christmas Shopping) 05:30 / 12:30 17:00 / 00:30 from £295 Book Orient Express Trips for 2 gift vouchers
Birmingham 6th January 2012 05:00 / 12:30 16:30 / 01:00 from £295
Bolton 26th November 2011 (Christmas Shopping) 08:00 / 12:30 17:00 / 22:30 from £295
Chester 11th November 2011 (Christmas Shopping) 06:30 / 12:30 17:00 / 23:00 from £295
Crewe 11th November 2011 (Christmas Shopping) 06:00 / 12:30 17:00 / 23:30 from £295
Crewe 26th November 2011 (Christmas Shopping) 06:30 / 12:30 17:00 / 23:30 from £295
Crewe 10th December 2011 (Christmas Shopping) 06:00 / 12:30 17:00 / 22:30 from £310
Derby 18th November 2011 (Christmas Shopping) 06:15 / 12:30 17:00 / 23:15 from £295
Derby 6th January 2012 06:15 / 12:30 16:30 / 23:45 from £295
Liverpool 11th November 2011 (Christmas Shopping) 07:00 / 12:30 17:00 / 22:30 from £295
Liverpool 10th December 2011 (Christmas Shopping) 07:30 / 12:00 17:00 / 22:30 from £310
Manchester 26th November 2011 (Christmas Shopping) 07:30 / 12:30 17:00 / 23:00 from £295
Preston 11th November 2011 (Christmas Shopping) 08:00 / 12:30 17:00 / 21:00 from £295
Preston 10th December 2011 (Christmas Shopping) 08:30 / 12:00 17:00 / 21:30 from £310
Sheffield 18th November 2011 (Christmas Shopping) 07:00 / 12:30 17:00 / 22:45 from £295
Sheffield 6th January 2012 07:00 / 12:30 16:30 / 23:00 from £295

All Orient Express journeys in Scotland are on the magnificent Northern Belle train, owned by luxury train company Orient Express. They also operate the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express in Europe, the Eastern and Oriental Express in South-East Asia and the British Pullman and the Royal Scotsman in the UK.

The design is synonymous with luxury and elegance, featuring hand-crafted and richly decorated interiors and fine dining. The Orient Express train trips are a very unique way to pamper yourself or treat someone special to a luxurious and memorable experience. It's romantic and luxurious and you only need set aside a day for it. Think about it, how many people get to say "I've been on the Orient Express"

How to Book Orient Express Day Trips

Book an Orient Express Day Trip as official Orient Express website.

Orient Express Tours to Edinburgh - Web links

Edinburgh to the North with the Orient Express
Personal account of a luxury trip on the Northern Belle from Edinburgh, across the Forth Rail bridge, into Fife along the East Coast mainline.

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