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Edinburgh Tattoo & Scottish Highlands

(Tour code: CTE17)Experience everything Edinburgh has to offer

Experience everything Edinburgh has to offer with a fantastic evening's entertainment at the Edinburgh Tattoo, free time to explore the Scottish capital, a ride on the Strathspey heritage railway and a stay in a luxury hotel in Perthshire.

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Tour Highlights
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Edinburgh & the Edinburgh Tattoo
  • Aviemore & Strathspey Railway
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Heritage Rail Excursion
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • Edinburgh Tattoo

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.

Tour Manager
Day 1

Arrival in Scotland

Today you arrive independently at your Scottish hotel, the 4-Star Dunkeld House Hotel, where you meet your fellow guests and Tour Manager.

Includes:
  • Dinner
Edinburgh Tattoo
Day 2

Royal Yacht Britannia & Edinburgh Tattoo

We spend the morning at leisure before transferring to Edinburgh to visit the Royal Yacht Britannia. Built in 1952, the ship is now a museum and was voted the UK's no.1 attraction in 2014. The ship is formerly the sea borne home of the Royal family.

HMY Britannia has sailed over 1 million miles across the globe, transporting the Royal family in luxurious style from glittering state visits to relaxing family holidays. Here we enjoy a tour of this wonderful example of ship. Later we enjoy free time in Edinburgh before the Tattoo begins. We will also have the chance to see The Kelpies - the largest equine sculptures in the world. These impressive busts were constructed in a mere 90 days and pay homage to the mythological, transformative creatures that were said to possess the strength of 100 horses. From 9pm we enjoy the spectacle of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo. The annual festival incorporates fantastic performers, military bands and brilliant fireworks displays for an awe-inspiring evening.

Includes:
  • Breakfast
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Edinburgh Tattoo
Free Day
Day 3

A day at leisure

Today sees us enjoy a free day in the hotel. Situated within 280 acres of beautiful Perthshire countryside, the Dunkeld serves as an ideal base for a walk in the surrounding scenery, or why not enjoy a relaxing day in the hotel's spa?

Includes:
  • Breakfast
  • Free Day
Strathspey Railway
Day 4

Strathspey Railway

Our excursion today is on the tracks of the historic Highland Railway. Travelling to Aviemore by rail, we join the nostalgic Strathspey Steam Railway. From Aviemore through Boat of Garten and on to Broomhill, the train passes moorlands, woods and travels alongside the River Spey.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Excursion
  • Highland Railway
  • Strathspey Steam Railway
Departure Day
Day 5

Homeward Bound

Following breakfast you are free to depart at your leisure.

Includes:
  • Breakfast
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