Scottish Highlands tour with whisky tasting and Military Tattoo performance
History & heritage tours

Scottish Highlands tour with whisky tasting and Military Tattoo performance

Availability: Monday-Saturday
Duration: from 12 hours 30 minutes to 13 hours 50 minutes
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Discover Scotland's stunning forests, mountains, rivers and glens
  • Visit a traditional whisky distillery and sample a single malt
  • Experience the world-famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo performance at Edinburgh Castle!
What to expect

Enjoy a stunning day tour of the Highlands, a land of forests, mountains, rivers and glens. You'll visit a local whisky distillery and sample a warming dram of single malt whisky, before concluding the tour back in Edinburgh in time for an evening at the world-famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

You'll leave Edinburgh at 8.45 am and pass Stirling with views of its impressive Castle and the Wallace Monument. Then it's into the Highlands through scenic beauty, once home to the infamous cattle thief and rogue, Rob Roy MacGregor. You'll visit a local whisky distillery where you will learn how the national drink, the 'water of life' is made, as well as sample a wee dram.

Nicely warmed by the whisky, you'll then explore a stretch of magical Perthshire forest: the peaceful Hermitage. Take a short woodland walk to see the Black Linn Falls on the River Braan and don't forget to look up! You can spot here the giant Douglas firs which are among the tallest trees in Britain. Traveling further south, you'll take in Dunkeld with its spectacular cathedral on the banks of the River Tay before returning to the Capital past the inspiring Forth Bridges. You'll be back in Edinburgh at approximately 5.30pm, with enough time to relax and explore the city before making your way to the evening performance of the Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle.

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What's included
  • Edinburgh's Military Tattoo ticket
  • Free souvenir (miniature whisky)
  • Local Scottish guide
  • Whisky distillery tour
  • Dunkeld Cathedral and Hermitage Forest walk
  • Souvenir map
  • Audio guides and WiFi available
What's not included
  • Optional gratuities
  • Food and drink
Reduced price
  • Senior (over 60)

Highland Explorer Tours Office: 60 High Street (The Royal Mile), Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 1TB

What to remember
  • This tour is limited to adults aged 18 and over
  • The Castlehill location at Edinburgh Castle where the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo takes place is reached via a short walk along an old cobbled street of approximately 262 feet (80 meters) and is on a steep incline- for this reason, this activity might not be suitable for anyone with walking difficulties or wheelchair users
  • There is another 187-foot (60 meter) walk including several steps before the steeply tiered areas are reached
  • The following are not permitted within the venue: animals (with the exception of assistance dogs), laser pens, alcohol, bottles (more than 500ml), cans or glass containers, any item which may be interpreted as a potential weapon including sharp or pointed objects (e.g. knives), illegal substances and umbrellas
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  • 7 August to 28 August 2020
  • Monday to Saturday
  • Check-in at 8.30am for 8.45am departure
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Highland Explorer Tours
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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