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Edinburgh Tattoo

(Tour code: ETE6)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 setting. Complimenting the trip, witness incredible lochs, glens and mountains as we explore the West Highlands.

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Tour Highlights
  • Glasgow
  • Journey on the West Highland Line
  • Fort William
  • Cruise on Loch Linnhe
  • Excursion on the Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway
  • Edinburgh
  • The Edinburgh Military Tattoo
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Standard Class Rail
    Heritage Rail Excursion
  • 3-4* Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • Optional Bag Concierge
  • Edinburgh Tattoo Tickets

Itinerary & Map

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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.

Day 1

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.

  • Dinner
Edinburgh Tattoo
Day 2

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 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
  • Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway
  • Edinburgh Tattoo
Day 3

Glasgow at leisure

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

  • Breakfast
  • Free Day
West Highland Line
Day 3

Exploring the West Highlands

We set off today on the enchanting West Highland Line, a scheduled service by Scotrail, 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.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Loch Linnhe cruise
Day 5

Homeward Bound

After breakfast this morning you are free to say your goodbyes and leave Glasgow, perhaps after exploring this handsome city further.

  • Breakfast

Please note

If requesting a twin room, please note the room layout of the Novotel Hotel will be a double bed and a sofa bed.



Phil Conde
Lori Mcclaren
Kathryn Cambridge
Julie Longfield

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