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Edinburgh Tattoo

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(Tour code: ETE18)

An escorted tour featuring a world-class spectacle

Experience the spectacle of marching bands when you visit the Edinburgh Tattoo by train, with pipes and drums resonating from the castle's elevated setting. Complimenting the trip, witness incredible lochs, glens and mountains as we explore the West Highlands.

Highlights
  • Glasgow
  • Journey on the West Highland Line
  • Fort William
  • Cruise on Loch Linnhe
  • Excursion on the Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway
  • Edinburgh & the Military Tattoo
What’s Included
  • Standard Class Rail
    Heritage Rail Excursion
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • Edinburgh Tattoo Tickets

Edinburgh Tattoo 2018Tour Details

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Day 1 Glasgow
Glasgow

Meet in Glasgow

Your tour begins in Glasgow, where your Tour Manager will be waiting for you at the hotel. Take some time to settle in, or explore Glasgow at leisure before we meet for dinner in the hotel.

Includes:
  • Dinner
Day 2 Edinburgh Tattoo
Edinburgh Tattoo

Edinburgh & the Edinburgh Tattoo

We set out by coach for the Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway for our trip on one of the lovingly-restored locomotives. The line takes us along the shore of the Forth and climbs into the hills, before pulling into Birkhill, a picturesque town set on a wooded incline.

We continue on to Scotland's cosmopolitan capital, where we have time to explore the city and enjoy dinner (payable locally) before settling into our seats for the highlight of our trip, the Edinburgh Military Tattoo. This musical spectacular, featuring the massed pipes and drums of the Scottish regiments, is set against the magnificent backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, perched high above the ancient city.

Includes:
  • Breakfast
Day 3 Glasgow
Glasgow

Glasgow at leisure

Enjoy a free day in the city of Glasgow. Admire some of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's architecture or discover one of the city's many art galleries and museums.

Includes:
  • Breakfast
Day 4 West Highland Line
West Highland Line

Exploring the West Highlands

We set off today on the enchanting West Highland Line, renowned for its incredible views across the Scottish countryside. Sit back and relax in your seat as the train carries us along the banks or rippling lochs and through verdant forests, past cascading waterfalls and streaming down craggy rock-faces. Rugged peaks and untamed moorland stretch as far as the eye can see, and we reach Fort William under the looming bulk of Ben Nevis.

After time for lunch, we take a boat for a wonderful cruise on Loch Linnhe. We enjoy the alternative views of the dramatic mountain scenery and the chance to spot local wildlife, before returning by coach to Glasgow through the Glencoe region and Loch Lomond. Back at our hotel this evening, we enjoy a final farewell dinner.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 Customers
Customers

Homeward Bound

After breakfast this morning you are free to say your goodbyes and leave Glasgow.

Includes:
  • Breakfast

Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

What’s included

An escorted experience and all travel arrangements

  • The services of a professional UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • Standard Class rail and coach travel throughout

Comfortable accommodation in your destination

  • 4 nights' hotel accommodation at the 4-Star Novotel Glasgow

Delicious meals included

  • 6 meals including 4 breakfasts and 2 dinners, including 1 farewell dinner in Glasgow

 

Exciting excursions and free time to explore

  • Scenic rail journeys on the Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway and the West Highland Line
  • Cruise on Loch Linnhe
  • Free time in Glasgow
  • Time at leisure in Edinburgh
  • The Edinburgh Military Tattoo
  • Visit to Fort William

Not Included

  • Cancellation & Travel Insurance is not included in the price of the tour but can be arranged.
Lynne Broadley
Lynne
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Phil
James Eaton
James
Kathryn Cambridge
Kathryn
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