Full-Day Edinburgh Military Tattoo & Scottish Highlands Tour


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Duration: 10h30min
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See the real Scotland on this scenic tour of the Highlands where you'll experience forests, mountains, rivers, and glens. Tip back a dram of whisky at a local distillery before returning to Edinburgh for an evening at the world-famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo.


What's included

Admission to the Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Audio guide (available in German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, French & Mandarin)

Whisky miniature

Local guide

Whisky distillery tour

Visit to Dunkeld Cathedral

Hermitage forest walk

Souvenir map

WiFi on the bus

Free time to explore Edinburgh after the bus tour, before making your way to the performance of the Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle

What's not included

Food & drinks

Warehouse No.9 VIP whisky tasting (bookable directly with the supplier)

Min age: 5 years

Kids under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times

Assistance dogs allowed and can be accommodated in the disabled area of the Edinburgh Castle

Return at 17:30


Show your smartphone tickets at the Highlands Explorer Tours office. Make sure to check-in at 08:30. The tour will depart at 08:45!

You will be back in Edinburgh around 17:30, with free time to explore the city before making your own way to the evening performance of the Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle

Military Tattoo starts at 21:00 on Monday to Friday, at 19:15 & 22:30 on Saturdays. You will receive your ticket for the show during the tour

While checking in for the tour, ask for an audio guide from one of the team members. Please note that the audio guide is only for the tour, not the Military Tattoo


How to get there

Highland Explorer Tours

60 High Street, EH1 1TB