Edinburgh Tattoo Day Excursion

Our partner: Highland Explorer Tours

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Description

A stunning day tour of the Highlands, a land of forests, mountains, rivers and glens. Visit a local whisky distillery and sample a warming dram of single malt whisky. The day concludes with our return to Edinburgh in time for an evening at the world-famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo. 

What´s Included

  • Edinburgh Military Tattoo ticket
  • Local Scottish Guide
  • Dunkeld Cathedral
  • Hermitage Forest Walk
  • Distillery Tour

What to bring

  • Passport / Photo ID
  • Travel insurance
  • Students must hold a valid ISIC/ISE/ITIC card
  • Comfortable walking shoes, raincoat in case of light rain

Additional information

  • Adults / Students must be over 18 at the time of travel. 
  • Students must hold a valid ISIC/ISE/ITIC card. 
  • Travel insurance is recommended 
  • Please be advised that children under 5 years old may not take part in the tour, while anyone under 17 must be accompanied by an adult. 
  • There are no maximum age restrictions 
  •  Please arrive to check-in 15 minutes before departure
  • Collapsible wheelchairs can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them to board and disembark. 
  • No glass bottles, cans, laser pens, alcohol, large backpacks, or umbrellas are permitted at the Tattoo.
  • The Castlehill location at Edinburgh Castle, where the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo takes place, is reached via a short walk along an old cobbled street of some 262 feet (80 meters) and on a steep incline. Some people may find this difficult. There is another 197-foot (60 meter) walk including several steps before the steeply tiered seating area is reached.
  • In this new, fast-changing Covid-19 era, we are doing all we can to adapt to new requirements and expectations, given the disruption caused. Read more about the important new steps and procedures that we have implemented to enhance hygiene protocols, to comply with physical distancing requirements by relevant government authorities and to give you peace of mind when you are travelling during these new times
    Your Responsibility
    All our guests are asked to follow hygiene practices recommended by the World Health Organization and local Government guidelines.
    • Regular washing of hands and sanitising when required
    • Please bring your own:
    o Hand sanitiser
    o Face mask. These are to be worn at all times on the coach and in public areas.
    • Temperature checks will be taken at the start of each day on tour. If your temperature is above 37.5 degrees, you may not be able to travel.
    • Maintain social distancing. o You need to make the Guide aware if you develop any COVID like symptoms.
    • You need to make the Guide aware if you develop any Covid like symptoms.

Itinerary

DAY 1
Edinburgh Tattoo
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Edinburgh Tattoo

We leave Edinburgh at 08.45am and pass Stirling with views of its impressive Castle and the Wallace Monument. Then it's into the Highlands through the scenic beauty, once home to the infamous cattle thief and rogue, Rob Roy MacGregor. We visit a local whisky distillery where you will learn how our national drink, the 'water of life' is made and sample a wee dram.

Nicely warmed by the whisky, we then explore a stretch of magical Perthshire forest; the peaceful Hermitage. Take a short woodland walk to see the Black Linn Falls on the River Braan and don't forget to look up! You can spot here the giant Douglas firs which are among the tallest trees in Britain. Travelling further south, we take in Dunkeld with its spectacular cathedral on the banks of the River Tay before returning to the Capital past the inspiring Forth Bridges.

We're back in Edinburgh for approximately 05.30pm with enough time to relax and explore the city before making your own way to the evening performance of the Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle.


(Routes are subject to change)