Edinburgh - The World Famous Festival & Military Tattoo

  • 4 Days

Marvel at the world renowned Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and Festival, admire dramatic views from Edinburgh castle and sample rare single cask whiskeys.

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  • Overview

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 3

  • Day 4

of 4 days

Your detailed itinerary

Meals included: 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch,

Overview

At a glance

Guided tour of Edinburgh Discover the medieval 'Old Town' awarded World Heritage Status and the Georgian 'New Town' Edinburgh Castle visit Enjoy an exclusive pre-opening tour of Edinburgh Castle. Malt Whisky tasting at the Scotch Malt Whiskey Society Enjoy a tutored tasting in an 18th century residence and sample rare single cask whiskies Edinburgh Military Tattoo Included seated tickets to the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Day 1

Edinburgh

Make your way to Edinburgh train station to start your adventure to Scotland's historic capital. From here you will be taken on a visit of one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Edinburgh. The city's medieval 'Old Town' and Georgian 'New Town' was recently awarded World Heritage Site status. Check into your hotel for the evening and then enjoy some time to explore this spectacular city at your leisure.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 2

Edinburgh Castle & Whisky tasting

Today starts with a visit to Edinburgh Castle. With its dramatic views across the city and entrance to the exhibition housed in the castle, 'Honours of the Kingdom', which consists of the Scottish Crown Jewels and the Stone of Destiny, Edinburgh Castle is a must-see. This afternoon, delight in a feast with a two-course lunch followed by a tutored tasting at the Scotch Malt Whisky Society. 28 Queen Street is an impressive four-storey Georgian building, comprising a suite of modern and elegant rooms. Its past visitors include the great and the good of the Scottish Enlightenment and it continues to welcome guests in luxurious Scottish fashion. Your personal Whiskey Ambassador will guide you through an entertaining tasting experience, as you discover the Society's rare single cask whiskies. The remainder of the afternoon is free to explore the city and have dinner at your leisure.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3

Edinburgh City & Royal Military Tattoo

Today you are free to soak up the atmosphere of the Edinburgh Festival; there are street performances, pop-up restaurants, free shows and much more to discover. Later, you're in for a real treat as you attend the internationally acclaimed Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. The year 2017 (4-26 August) will see the 68th extravaganza to be staged at the Scottish capital's ancient Castle - a spectacular and inspiring backdrop for this remarkable event. With innovative production, heart-stopping sound, imaginative graphics, state-of-the-art lighting and specially commissioned fireworks, the 90-minute show is set to captivate a large cosmopolitan audience. The line-up of nearly 1000 performers includes hundreds of musicians, pipers, drummers, singers and dancers.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4

Edinburgh - Edinburgh Rail Station

Transfer from your hotel this morning to Edinburgh Rail Station for your train journey home.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hotels

Edinburgh: Leonardo Hotel (4*). NOTE: Accommodation will be as stated or alternatives of a similar standard.

Notes

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