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Edinburgh Tattoo

(Tour code: 17ETE)Edinburgh and the traditions of the Highlands

Marvel at the awesome spectacle of the colourful, musical Edinburgh Military Tattoo during this exciting tour based in Blair Atholl. Enjoy journeys on the Strathspey Steam Railway and the Cairngorm Mountain Railway.


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Tour Highlights
  • Blair Atholl
  • Queen's View
  • Blair Athol Whiskey Distillery
  • Edinburgh and the Castle
  • Military Tattoo performance
  • The Cairngorms
  • Cairngorm Mountain Railway
  • Aviemore
  • Strathspey Steam Railway
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Standard Class Rail
    Heritage Rail Excursion
  • 3* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • Optional Bag Concierge

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.

Atholl Arms Hotel
Day 1

Blair Atholl

Your holiday in Scotland begins in the pretty highland village of Blair Atholl where your Tour Manager will greet you at the Atholl Arms Hotel. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner at the hotel.

  • Dinner
Edinburgh Tattoo
Day 2

Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Travel by coach this morning to one of Scotland's most famous lookouts, Queen's View for a stunning lake and mountain panorama stretching out across Loch Tummel to the Glencoe Hills. Continue to Pitlochry for some free time before continuing to Edinburgh to explore this historic city and experience the incredible Military Tattoo. Set against the floodlit backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, along its esplanade, high above the skyline of the Scottish capital, the Tattoo is a magnificent spectacle celebrating music, entertainment, ceremony and theatre, showcasing marching bands are accompanied by cheerleaders, acrobatic displays and teams of motorcyclists.

  • Breakfast
  • Excursions
Blair Castle
Day 3

At leisure in Blair Atholl

Today you are free to enjoy Blair Atholl and its wonderful surroundings so why not travel by rail to Pitlochry, one of Perthshire's main tourist destinations? You could follow one of the local trails for a scenic walk into the countryside or visit Blair Castle, one of Scotland's most popular and well known castles with its 16th century Great Hall and beautiful gardens. 

  • Breakfast
  • Free Day
Strathspey Steam Railway
Day 4


Take the spectacular mainline rail service through the Cairngorms to Aviemore, where a nostalgic railway ride on the Strathspey Steam Railway awaits. Enjoy the journey along parts of the historic Highland Railway before continuing to the Cairngorm Mountain Railway, Scotland's only funicular railway, for a thrilling ride to the summit station at more than 3,500ft above sea level.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Heritage Rail Journey
Blair Castle
Day 5

Blair Atholl

After breakfast in the hotel, your tour concludes. The rest of the UK is within easy reach in only a few hours by rail from Blair Atholl.

  • Breakfast

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