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Edinburgh Tattoo

(Tour code: ETE5)A world-class Scottish military spectacle

Incredible lochs, glens and mountains await us as we explore Glasgow and the West Highlands. Experience the spectacle of marching bands when you visit the Edinburgh Tattoo by train, with pipes and drums resonating from the castle's setting.

5 days from£475per person
What’s Included
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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
  • Edinburgh Tattoo Tickets
    Optional Bag Concierge
Additional Information Departure Times

We typically suggest that guests join our UK tours between 2pm and 3pm at the first hotel in the tour. 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.

Day 1

Meet your Tour Manager 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 and the Edinburgh Tattoo

After a morning at leisure, we set out by coach for the Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway and 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 plenty of time to 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
West Highland Line
Day 3

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 of rippling lochs and through verdant forests, past cascading waterfalls 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 4

A day at leisure in Glasgow

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

  • Breakfast
  • Free Day
Day 5

Homeward bound at leisure

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

  • Breakfast

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour will feature the same excursions, the order may differ from that shown above.

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