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An escorted tour featuring a world-class spectacle

4 days From £645 per person

2023 Tour code: ETE23

About the tour

Experience the spectacle of the Edinburgh Tattoo, with pipes and drums resonating from the castle's elevated setting. To complement our holiday, we travel by heritage railway, visit the Kelpies - 30-foot statures of mythical horses - explore Floors Castle and its Victorian walled garden, and enjoy a traditional afternoon tea.

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Edinburgh to Peebles

We meet in Edinburgh and are transferred to the Scottish Borders town of Peebles. Our hotel is the Peebles Hydro, in a beautiful setting with excellent facilities.

Includes
  • Dinner
Day 2 - The Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway and Edinburgh Tattoo

We set out by coach for the Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway for an atmospheric trip through the Scottish countryside in one of the lovingly-restored locomotives. Before transferring to Edinburgh this evening, we make a quick visit to the 'Kelpies', 30-foot statues of mythical horses said to roam the Caledonian countryside. We take our seats for the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, a musical spectacular featuring the massed pipes and drums of the Scottish regiments set against the floodlit backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. The Tattoo is an annual event combining music, entertainment and ceremony, including the Massed Bands of the Royal Marines and a fantastic firework display.

Includes
  • Breakfast
Day 3 - Floors Castle and afternoon tea

Today we visit the stunning Floors Castle, known as the Gem of the Scottish Borders. After looking around the house and its Victorian Walled Gardens we enjoy a traditional afternoon tea of sandwiches, cakes, scones and tea or coffee.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 - Home

After breakfast this morning, we are transferred back to Edinburgh where our journey ends.

Includes
  • Breakfast

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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.

Hotel

Peebles Hydro Hotel and Spa, Peebles

Peebles Hydro Hotel and Spa, Peebles

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Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway

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4.2 stars4.2 / 5 · 32 reviews

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mr anthony greenhalgh

4 stars

Submitted 5/Sep

Enjoyed the Tattoo but too many bus rides in and out of Glasgow. Disappointed that the visit to the Falkirk wheel,

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S. H.

5 stars

Submitted 5/Sep

Amazing sights & sounds.

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Mr Christopher Jenkins

4 stars

Submitted 4/Sep

Good 2 day/ 3 night break. Full agenda and great excursions. Let down by rather a lot of coach travel and disappointing menu at otherwise good hotel.

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Ginny Dehplesis

5 stars

Submitted 4/Sep

It was wonderful experience and I got to share it with my son, if you love pipes and drums this is a must

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M Wright

1 stars

Submitted 3/Sep

Tattoo fantastic, too many coach journeys when we could have traveled by train.

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John Waters

4 stars

Submitted 3/Sep

The tour was very good however, the food in the Hotel Indigo in Glasgow was not.

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