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Edinburgh Tattoo and the Highlands


An escorted tour featuring a world-class spectacle

4 days From £645 per person

2023 Tour code: EPE23

About the tour

Experience the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo, with pipes and drums resonating from the castle's elevated setting. Based in historic Dunkeld, peacefully situated in the Perthshire highlands, enjoy a heritage steam train trip, a visit to picturesque Pitlochry and a tour of the Dalwhinnie Distillery and a tasting.


What’s included


Day 1 - Dunkeld

Our tour starts in Dunkeld, a comfortable train ride from Edinburgh Waverley station or easily reached by road. Here we are based in the wonderful Dunkeld House Hotel and Spa where we enjoy a warm welcome and dinner on our first evening.

  • Dinner
Day 2 - Queen’s View, Pitlochry and Edinburgh Tattoo

On our way to Edinburgh we stop at the stunning Queen's View - a favourite lookout spot of Queen Victoria, with beautiful views of Loch Tummel. We then visit the nearby town of Pitlochry where you have free time for lunch. This evening we take our seats for the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, a musical spectacular featuring the massed pipes and drums of the Scottish regiments with the floodlit backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. The Tattoo is an incredible annual event combining music, entertainment and ceremony, including the Massed Bands of the Royal Marines and a fantastic firework display.

  • Breakfast
Day 3 - Strathspey Steam and Dalwhinnie Distillery

After a leisurely start, we set out on the wonderful heritage railway, the Strathspey Steam train for a scenic journey. From here we drive to Dalwhinnie Distillery, a tiny village on the edge of the Cairngorm National Park. Here we are given a tour of the distillery and a tasting of the fine, single malt Scotch Whisky produced here. We dine at our hotel.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 - Home

After breakfast this morning, our holiday concludes and you're free to leave Dunkeld or to continue exploring the Perthshire Highlands.

  • Breakfast

Additional information

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.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.


Dunkeld House Hotel

Dunkeld House Hotel, Dunkeld

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Strathspey Steam Railway

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Edinburgh Tattoo and the Highlands

An escorted tour featuring a world-class spectacle


Jo Jones
Lynne Broadley