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(Tour code: ETE19)

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.

  • 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
  • Selected Departures Guaranteed

Edinburgh Tattoo 2019Tour Details

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Day 1 Glasgow

Meet in Glasgow

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

  • Dinner
Day 2 Edinburgh Tattoo
Edinburgh Tattoo

Edinburgh & the Edinburgh Tattoo

We visit the towering Kelpies sculptures by coach this morning before joining 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 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.

  • Breakfast
Day 3 Glasgow

Glasgow at leisure

Enjoy a free day in the city of Glasgow. You may wish to discover one of the city's many museums or perhaps venture to one of the parks.

  • 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 changing views of dramatic mountain scenery, as well as the chance to spot local wildlife before returning by coach to Glasgow through the Glencoe region and past Loch Lomond.

Please Note: For departure ETE1901 you will now travel from Glasgow to Fort William by coach.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 Glasgow

Homeward Bound

After breakfast this morning you are free to say your goodbyes as the tour concludes.

  • Breakfast
Airport waiting room

Recommended Airport

We recommend that for this tour you arrange flights to and from Glasgow Airport, which is approximately 8 miles from your base in Glasgow.

Visa Requirements

It is your responsibility to check and fulfil the passport, visa, health and immigration requirements applicable to your itinerary. We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel, or incur any other loss because you have not complied with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities. You agree to reimburse us in relation to any fines or other losses which we incur as a result of your failure to comply with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities.

Departure Times

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

An escorted experience

  • The services of a professional Tour Manager
  • Standard Class rail and coach travel throughout

Comfortable accommodation in your destination

  • 4 nights' hotel accommodation at either the 4-Star Jurys Inn or the 4-Star Novotel Glasgow or the 4-Star Hallmark Hotel in Glasgow (depending on your departure date)

Delicious meals included

  • 6 meals including 4 breakfasts and 2 dinners


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

  • Flights and airport transfers
Dimitri Zgonis
Vaugnel Fletcher
Yung-Mei Choi
Edinburgh Tattoo

An escorted tour featuring a world-class spectacle


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