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The capital of Scotland is the also the world's leading festival city - the highlight of the annual international festival is the magnificent military tattoo which lights up the esplanade of Edinburgh castle with the sound of bagpipes, drums and marching feet every evening throughout the month of August. On this tour you'll get to experience the Tattoo as well as exploring the country and culture of Scotland.



4 days/ 3 nights

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  • Maximum group size 18 passengers
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Aberfeldy, Pitlochry and Loch Leven

This morning we head to Aberfeldy, a picturesque Scottish market town where you will have the opportunity to take a tour and a dram at the Aberfeldy Distillery and visit the Black Watch Monument. Then it's on to the Crannog Visitors Centre at Loch Tay where you will gain a fascinating and unique insight into the lives of Scottish loch dwellers 2,500 years ago. Later we'll continue to the charming Victorian town of Pitlochry, set in the magnificent scenery of the famous Scottish Highlands. Then we return to Edinburgh via Perthshire's ancient capital of Dunkeld and the largest Loch in the Scottish Lowlands at Loch Leven.

accommodationAccommodation: Parliament House Hotel or Brooks Hotel, Edinburgh - dinner included.

attractionsHighlights: Aberfeldy Distillery, Black Watch Monument, Crannog Visitors Centre, Pitlochry and Loch Leven.


Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo tour - Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle, Scotland

Edinburgh City and the Edinburgh Tattoo

Today is devoted to Edinburgh, Scotland's famous capital. We spend the morning exploring this fascinating city with its medieval and Georgian architecture and its imposing castle sitting on top of a rugged mound. Edinburgh has much to offer, and you have the afternoon at leisure to further explore or browse in the shops. You might want to grab an early-evening snack, and then it's time to meet up for the Edinburgh Tattoo, the highlight of our trip. This spectacular show is a fabulous mix of music, dance and display from all over the world, set against the stunning backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.

accommodationAccommodation: Parliament House Hotel or Brooks Hotel, Edinburgh.

attractionsHighlights: City of Edinburgh and the Edinburgh Tattoo.


Edinburgh at Leisure and Linlithgow Palace

This morning is yours to spend at leisure in Edinburgh perhaps soaking up the festival atmosphere in the New Town and along the Royal Mile. We then visit the nearby Falkirk Wheel which is the world's only rotating boatlift, an amazing feat of engineering lifting canal boats hundreds of feet in the air between the Forth & Clyde and Union Canals. Then we travel to the magnificent ruins of Linlithgow Palace, set in beautiful parkland overlooking the shimmering Linlithgow Loch. Discover the history of this great Royal Palace whose origins date back to the 13th century. This evening we will enjoy a final dinner together in Edinburgh.

accommodationAccommodation: Parliament House Hotel or Brooks Hotel, Edinburgh - dinner included.

attractionsHighlights: Falkirk Wheel, and Linlithgow Palace.


Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo tour - Jedburgh Abbey

Jedburgh Abbey, Scottish Borders

Jedburgh Abbey and the Scottish Borders

Today we discover the turbulent history, heritage and culture of the Scottish Borders, a unique area renowned for its untouched natural beauty, picturesque villages, castles and abbey ruins. We pass through the region's rolling hills on route to the spectacular ruins of Jedburgh Abbey, a gothic creation which dates back almost 1000 years. Then on to discover the charming Burgh of Selkirk before returning to Edinburgh. On our return to Edinburgh our tour comes to an end.

attractionsHighlights: Jedburgh Abbey and Burgh of Selkirk.


Royal Edinburgh Military tour - unique experiences and tours


smallgroupUnique experiences: Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo


  • See the world famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
  • Visit the heritage sites of Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders.


  • 3 nights in charming Scottish hotel accommodation
  • Transportation by luxury mini-coach
  • The services of your driver/guide companion
  • Maximum group-size of 16 passengers for that intimate touring experience
  • Full Scottish cooked breakfast daily
  • 2 x evening meals
  • Whisky tasting experience
  • Entrances included:
    • Edinburgh Tattoo ticket
    • Crannog Visitor Centre
    • Edinburgh Castle
    • Falkirk Wheel
    • Linlithgow Palace
    • Jedburgh Abbey
  • Expert local advice during the planning of your trip.
  • Postage of your vacation documents pack.


  • Pre or post tour hotel accommodation in Edinburgh or elsewhere.
  • Rail transport to Edinburgh before/after your tour.
  • Airport transfers and additional accommodation in other locations as required.

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smallgroupUnique experiences: Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

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