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Edinburgh Tattoo & Stirling Castle

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(Tour code: ETE20)

An escorted tour featuring a world-class spectacle

Experience the spectacle of the Edinburgh Tattoo, with pipes and drums resonating from the castle's elevated setting. Complimenting the trip, travel by heritage railroad and rotating boat lift as we explore the River Forth and Stirling Castle.

  • Edinburgh
  • Edinburgh Military Tattoo
  • Falkirk Wheel
  • Stirling Castle
  • Excursion on the Bo'ness and Kinneil Railroad
What’s Included
  • Standard Class Rail
    Heritage Rail Excursion
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • Selected Departures Guaranteed

Edinburgh Tattoo & Stirling Castle 2020Tour Details

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Day 1 Edinburgh


Your tour begins in Scotland's cosmopolitan capital, where you meet the rest of your group and Tour Manager at the 4-Star Doubletree by Hilton Edinburgh Queensferry. Take some time to settle in, or explore Edinburgh at leisure before we meet for dinner in the hotel.

  • Dinner
Day 2 Edinburgh Tattoo
Edinburgh Tattoo

Edinburgh & the Edinburgh Tattoo

We set out by coach for the Bo'ness and Kinneil Railroad 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 return to Edinburgh, where we have free time to explore further 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
Day 3 Falkirk Wheel
Falkirk Wheel

Falkirk Wheel and Stirling Castle

After a leisurely morning, we transfer to Falkirk for a journey on Falkirk Wheel, an incredible, rotating boat lift, and amazing piece of engineering, which connects the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal. We continue to Helix, passing en route the iconic Kelpies sculptures for a photo opportunity.

This afternoon we journey to the city of Stirling to visit imposing Stirling Castle, which sits perched on a dramatic hilltop overlooking the city. Once the childhood home of Mary Queen of Scots, this stunning castle is a fine example of Renaissance architecture. You have time at leisure to explore the grandeur of its interiors, including the impressive Great Hall, pretty chapel, and fascinating kitchens, as well as the splendid landscaped gardens before returning to our hotel for a final dinner together.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 Edinburgh

Homeward Bound

After breakfast this morning your tour concludes, and you are free to say your goodbyes and make your way to the airport for your flight home.

  • Breakfast
Airport waiting room

Recommended Airport

We recommend that for this tour you arrange flights to and from Edinburgh Airport (EDI), which is approximately 12 miles from your base in Edinburgh.

Visa Requirements

It is your responsibility to check and fulfil the passport, visa, health and immigration requirements applicable to your itinerary. We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel, or incur any other loss because you have not complied with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities. You agree to reimburse us in relation to any fines or other losses which we incur as a result of your failure to comply with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities.

Departure Times

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.

What’s included

An escorted experience

  • The services of a professional Tour Manager
  • Standard Class rail and coach travel throughout
  • All rail and coach travel

Comfortable accommodation in your destination

  • 3 nights' hotel accommodation at the 4-Star Doubletree by Hilton Edinburgh Queensferry

Delicious meals included

  • 5 meals including 3 breakfasts and 2 dinners, including a farewell dinner


Exciting excursions and free time to explore

  • Scenic rail journeys on the Bo'ness & Kinneil Railroad
  • Time at leisure in Edinburgh
  • The Edinburgh Military Tattoo
  • Visit to Falkirk Wheel
  • Visit to Stirling Castle

Not Included

  • Flights and airport transfers
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Edinburgh Tattoo & Stirling Castle

An escorted tour featuring a world-class spectacle


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