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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.
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.
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 the Massed Bands of Her Majesty's Royal Marines.
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? Alternatively, follow one of the local rails for a scenic walk into the countryside.
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.
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.
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.
This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.
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Good hotel but too far from the \Edinburgh festival , so too much time was spent travelling
A good combination of activities; well looked after; liked the "free day" in the middle
fine--although the tattoo organisation was terrible that of course is not your fault--very long queues, a stand, we were at the top, to steep and to difficult to access a lot of people missed the start as it took far to long to get in.Why let people in to late--to get to their seats
We enjoyed the whole experience ! Tattoo , Hotel , Blair Atholl , the Strapthsey Steam Railway , The Cairngorms and Blair Castle were Extremely well organised ! We MUST point out , though , that the QUEUING to get into the Tattoo was one of the worst organised experiences of my life . I can understand about the Hillsborough Disaster now . This was NOT Rail Discoveries Fault , but YOU should point it out to them ! Meanwhile , the Coach Drivers were also very good !
The Hotel was not as good as expected - poor housekeeping issues, though food good. The Rail Experience was good.
Not your fault but the weather rather put a damper on some of the holiday
Edinburgh Tattoo and Aviemore railway excellent. But rather too much waiting around.
Everything worked very well and the hotel food and tour manager were excellent.We had a wonderful experience but the lack of porterage facilities at the hotel made us struggle with our cases eight flights of stairs only to be greeted with a room that had a broken window, sower that ran cold and a bath with black mould round the surrounds put a damper on the holiday
very pleased with the overall package, friends we came with enjoyed what was on offer also. Different type of experience would consider doing something similar in the future, although when it comes to travel and holidays there is so much to choose from
Overall very good. We were fortunate with the weather so able to enjoy the lovely scenery.
Edinburgh and the traditions of the Highlands