Highland day tour with Edinburgh Tattoo admission
Excursions & day trips

Highland day tour with Edinburgh Tattoo admission

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Selected dates
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 9 hours 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Sample a dram of whisky at a local distillery
  • Enjoy a short woodland walk through the Hermitage
  • Discover Scotland's incredible culture at the Military Tattoo
What to expect

Take a stunning day tour of the Highlands, the land of forests, mountains, rivers and glens. You'll explore a local whisky distillery and sample a warming dram of single malt whisky before heading back to Edinburgh to discover the world-famous, Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

You'll leave the city behind and head into the Scottish countryside where you'll pass by the impressive Stirling Castle and take in views of the Wallace Monument before you reach the Highlands. You'll discover a local whisky distillery where you'll learn all about how Scotland's national drink, the 'water of life', is made and even sample a wee dram. After you've been warmed by the whisky, you'll explore a stretch of magical Perthshire forest, the Hermitage. Take a short woodland walk to see the Black Linn Falls on the River Braan and don't forget to look up at the giant Douglas firs that are among the tallest trees in Britain. You'll travel further south to Dunkeld where you'll check out the spectacular cathedral on the banks of the River Tay before returning to the capital past the inspiring Forth Bridges.

Once you're back in Edinburgh, you'll have some time to wander around the streets and relax before the evening performance of the Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle. This iconic show is a must-see for all visitors to Scotland and will give you the chance to soak up Scottish culture.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • What's included
    • Edinburgh Military Tattoo ticket
    • Free souvenir whisky miniature
    • Local Scottish guide
    • Whisky distillery tour
    • Souvenir map
    • Audio guides
    Reduced price
    • Children (age 5-17)
    • Students with a valid student card (age 18 and over)
    • Seniors (age 60 and over)
    Where

    60 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1TH, UK

    Meeting point:

    Please meet your tour at the Highand Explorer office.

    What to remember
    • Bring your passport or a valid ID card
    • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to the tour's departure time
    • Please note that routes are subject to change
    • Please note that no glass bottles, cans, laser pens, alcohol, large backpacks, or umbrellas are permitted at the Tattoo
    • Please note that the Warehouse No.9 VIP Whisky Tasting must be reserved in advance and it is only available to those over 18 years old
    • Children under 5 years old cannot take part in this tour and anyone under 17 years old must be accompanied by an adult
    • Collapsible wheelchairs can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them to board and disembark
    • The Edinburgh Tattoo will take place at the Castlehill location at Edinburgh Castle. It's reached via a short walk along an old cobbled street and on a steep incline then there is a short walk with several steps before arriving at the steeply tiered seating area
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    When
    • Please check the calendar to find this tour's availability
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    Provider
    Highland Explorer
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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