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Edinburgh Tattoo & The Highlands

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An escorted tour featuring a world-class spectacle

Travel among a group of like-minded travelers led by a professional tour manager

2023 Tour code: GR-EPEA-23

About the tour

Feel the rousing beat of bagpipes and drums while soaking in the essence of Scotland on this trip based out of the Perthshire Highlands. Your base for this journey is the ancient town of Dunkeld, "the Fort of the Celts," whose fantastic positioning offers endless adventures throughout the Highland region. Admire the scenery of Loch Tummel from the Queen's View, named for Queen Victoria, and free time in the picturesque town of Pitlochry, known for its lively theater community and Victorian architecture. A highlight of this trip comes as we venture to Edinburgh's imposing hilltop fortress for a thrilling presentation of the Edinburgh Tattoo. Also near Dunkeld, we join the Strathspey Steam Train for a ride back to the Golden Age of rail travel on the original Highland Railway Line. Of course, tasting authentic Scotch Whisky at a 125-year-old distillery in Dalwhinnie, a quaint town nestled along the fringe of Cairngorm National Park, is also an experience for the books. Short, sweet, and brimming with Scottish spirit, this inviting getaway to the Highlands is sure to leave a lasting impression. 


What’s included


Day 1 - Dunkeld

Our tour starts in Dunkeld, a comfortable train ride from Edinburgh Waverley station or easily reached by road. Here we are based in the wonderful Dunkeld House Hotel and Spa where we enjoy a warm welcome and dinner on our first evening.

  • Dinner
Day 2 - Queen’s View, Pitlochry and Edinburgh Tattoo

On our way to Edinburgh we stop at the stunning Queen's View - a favorite lookout spot of Queen Victoria, with beautiful views of Loch Tummel. We then visit the nearby town of Pitlochry where you have free time for lunch. This evening we take our seats for the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, a musical spectacular featuring the massed pipes and drums of the Scottish regiments with the floodlit backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. The Tattoo is an incredible annual event combining music, entertainment and ceremony, including the Massed Bands of the Royal Marines and a fantastic firework display.

  • Breakfast
Day 3 - Strathspey Steam and Dalwhinnie Distillery

After a leisurely start, we set out on the wonderful heritage railway, the Strathspey Steam train for a scenic journey. From here we drive to Dalwhinnie Distillery, a tiny village on the edge of the Cairngorm National Park. Here we are given a tour of the distillery and a tasting of the fine, single malt Scotch Whisky produced here. We dine at our hotel.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 - Home

After breakfast this morning, our vacation concludes and you're free to leave Dunkeld or to continue exploring the Perthshire Highlands.

  • Breakfast

Additional information

Departure times

Departure times vary based on selected rail vacation. This information will be provided in your final documents. For more information please speak with your rail specialist.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular vacation with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.


Dunkeld House Hotel

Dunkeld House Hotel, Dunkeld

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Strathspey Steam Railway


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