Edinburgh Military Tattoo & Scottish Highlands Tour Tickets

Abhijeet Modi
Mar 15, 2022 By Abhijeet Modi
Originally Published on Mar 15, 2022
Edinburgh Military Tattoo & Scottish Highlands Tour Tickets

Scotland has a lot to offer with its scenic Highlands and the infamous Military Tattoo show.

This tour from Edinburgh is fantastic as a ticket for this tour gives you admission to the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, a local guide, audio guides in six languages, a whisky miniature, a whisky distillery tour, a serene Hermitage forest walk, a tour of Dunkeld Cathedral, and much more.

You just get on the comfortable bus from the High Street of Edinburgh and start your journey to see some of the most beautiful attractions in Scotland.

After the bus ride, you will have ample amount of free time to explore the city of Edinburgh before going to Edinburgh Castle for the Military Tattoo show.

Get ready to explore The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and all the city has to offer in these Scottish Highlands tours from Edinburgh. Book tickets now.

About The Edinburgh Military Tattoo & Scottish Highlands Tour

What is Edinburgh Military Tattoo?

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is an iconic location in Edinburgh and a huge sell-out each year. This is a yearly military parade of bagpipes, Scottish drums, and performances with music and dance all around. It is held every August on the grounds of Edinburgh Castle.

What are the Scottish Highlands known for?

The Scottish Highlands are known for many of the mountains and the castles in the region. It is one of the most beautiful scenic regions in the country. The Scottish Highlands are known for Loch Ness, Eilean Donan Castle, Ben Nevis, River Lochy Falls, Glenfinnan Viaduct, Fort William, Glencoe, and the beautiful beaches across the region.

You must have heard about Loch Ness (and Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster), Isle of Skye, and many of the beautiful locations in Scotland. There are specially curated tours to these places too.

What do you see on the Edinburgh Military Tattoo & Scottish Highlands day trip?

The real Scotland is here for you to explore on this tour of the Highlands to see some of the most beautiful mountains, forests, glens, and rivers. Go on the tour, take a sip of whisky in the local distillery, and after the tour, return back to the city for the world-renown Military Tattoo.

Start the tour from Edinburgh and ride past the famous castle and the Wallace Monument. Go to a local distillery and take a glass of 'uisge beatha' or the 'water of life', the national drink of Scotland.

Next, enjoy a walk in Perthshire forest and get away from the hustle of city life. Pick up some pine needles and smell the authentic Hermitage forest.

You might also get a glimpse of the large Douglas firs and red squirrels in the trees. Check out Black Linn Falls as it tumbles into the River Braan.

Get some photos to keep as memories and get back to Edinburgh as there is more to come. Enjoy Military Tattoo in Edinburgh Castle which starts at 21:00 from Monday to Friday and at 19:15 and 22:30 on every Saturday.

What can I expect from this trip?

Expect to see some of the most beautiful locations in Scotland on this tour. So get your cameras ready as this will be a tour to remember. After a brilliant and fun day out, come back to the city for one of the most known shows in the world, the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

An audio guide will keep you engaged throughout the tour. This audio guide is for the tour only and does not apply to the Military Tattoo. Get some whisky from the local distillery, go on a tour, walk in the Hermitage forest, and check out Dunkeld Cathedral.

What age is this day trip suitable for?

The minimum age for this day trip is five. Do double check while booking your tickets.

How long does the Edinburgh Military Tattoo & Scottish Highlands day trip take?

The tour takes around 10 hours 30 minutes to complete.

Directions, Venue Info, And Attendee FAQs

Where does the Edinburgh Military Tattoo & Scottish Highlands day trip start and end?

The tour starts from 60 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1TB, UK. Show your tickets at the office of Highland Explorer Tours. The starting time of the tour is 8:45 a.m. You should reach the city after the tour by 5:30 p.m., allowing enough time for you to explore the city before joining the group for the Military Tattoo.

How do I get to the trip's departure point?

Take the M1 and A1(M) from London to reach the destination in around seven hours 40 minutes.

You can also take a train as the Edinburgh Waverley Station is just a couple of minutes away from the meeting point.

You can also travel by air to Edinburgh airport from many major airports in the world.

When should I arrive at the departure point?

Arrive before 8:30 a.m. There won't be any check-in after that.

Where can I park?

Edinburgh Waverley Station has a car park and is two minutes away from the meeting point.

Where are the toilet facilities while on the trip?

The bus will stop at several locations for washroom and refreshment breaks.

What facilities are available on the coach?

You get Wi-Fi on the bus with comfortable seats and space for one regular-sized suitcase and one hand luggage with a maximum weight of 33 lb (15 kg).

Is the trip accessible?

It is not wheelchair accessible.

Where can I eat on the trip?

Some popular restaurants to try in Edinburgh are The Table, Aizle, Gaucho, Bonnie & Wild, and Club Tropicana.

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