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Edinburgh Tattoo

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(Tour code: 19ETE)

Edinburgh and the traditions of the Highlands

Marvel at the awesome spectacle of the colourful, musical Edinburgh Military Tattoo during this exciting tour based in Blair Atholl. Enjoy journeys on the Strathspey Steam Railway.

  • Blair Atholl
  • Queen's View
  • Blair Athol Whiskey Distillery
  • Edinburgh and the Castle
  • Military Tattoo performance
  • Strathspey Steam Railway
  • Aviemore
What’s Included
  • Standard Class Rail
    Heritage Rail Excursion
  • 3* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • Optional Bag Concierge

Edinburgh Tattoo 2019Tour Details

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Day 1 Atholl Arms Hotel
Atholl Arms Hotel

Blair Atholl

Your holiday in Scotland begins in the pretty highland village of Blair Atholl where your Tour Manager will greet you at the Atholl Arms Hotel. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner at the hotel.

  • Dinner
Day 2 Edinburgh Tattoo
Edinburgh Tattoo

Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Travel by coach this morning to one of Scotland's most famous lookouts, Queen's View for a stunning lake and mountain panorama stretching out across Loch Tummel to the Glencoe Hills. Continue to Pitlochry for some free time before continuing to Edinburgh to explore this historic city and experience the incredible Military Tattoo. Set against the floodlit backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, along its esplanade, high above the skyline of the Scottish capital, the Tattoo is a magnificent spectacle celebrating music, entertainment, ceremony and theatre, showcasing the Massed Bands of Her Majesty's Royal Marines. (B)


Please note:  For Departures 19ETE05 & 03 today you will visit Aviemore, the Strathspey Steam Railway and The Highland Wildlife Park.

  • Breakfast
Day 3 Blair Castle
Blair Castle

At leisure in Blair Atholl

Today you are free to enjoy Blair Atholl and its wonderful surroundings so why not travel by rail to Pitlochry, one of Perthshire's main tourist destinations? Alternatively, follow one of the local rails for a scenic walk into the countryside. (B)


Please note:  For Departure 19ETE05 & 03 today is the Edinburgh Military Tattoo excursion.

  • Breakfast
Day 4 Strathspey Steam Railway
Strathspey Steam Railway


Take the spectacular mainline rail service through the Cairngorms to Aviemore, where a nostalgic railway ride on the Strathspey Steam Railway awaits. (B,D)

Please note: Due to engineering works the Cairngorm Mountain Railway is unavailable. For Departures 19ETE05 & 03 you will enjoy a free day today. For Departures 19ETE01,02 & 04 you will then visit the The Royal Zoological Society Highland Wildlife Park.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 Blair Atholl
Blair Atholl

Blair Atholl

After breakfast in the hotel, your tour concludes. The rest of the UK is within easy reach in only a few hours by rail from Blair Atholl.

  • Breakfast

Departure Times

On many of our UK & Ireland tours, you may check in at the first hotel on your itinerary anytime after 14:00; your Tour Manager will be available between 16:00 and 18:00. However, if you are arriving later, you can meet your Tour Manager before dinner from 19:00.

What’s included
  • Fully escorted by a UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • All rail and coach travel throughout your tour
  • 4 nights' hotel accommodation with breakfast and 2 dinners
  • Journey to Queen's View and Aviemore
  • Visit to Pitlochry
  • Excursions to Edinburgh and the Military Tattoo
  • Strathspey Steam Railway

Not Included

  • Cancellation & Travel Insurance is not included in the price of the tour but can be arranged.

Please note: This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.

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