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Full-Day Edinburgh Military Tattoo & Scottish Highlands Tour

4.7 / 5

64 reviews

Full-Day Edinburgh Military Tattoo & Scottish Highlands Tour

From US$ 218.77 per person

Take a stunning tour around the breathtaking Scottish Highlands, visit a whiskey distillery and experience the world renowned Edinburgh Military Tattoo. To be sure this is a tour where you want to remember your camera.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
Audio guide included
Spanish, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese


  • Experience the highlight of the International Festival, the world-famous, and very moving Edinburgh Military Tattoo
  • Tour with passionate local guides, they will make the day fun, informative and unforgettable
  • Enjoy the majestic and breathtaking Scottish Highland scenery
  • Get a narrative you can understand and enjoy in 6 different languages
  • Visit Scotland's oldest whisky distillery for a tour and taste
Full description
Storytelling is one of the best and most important parts of Scottish and Irish culture. Here in Scotland, it brings the scenery, sites and their characters alive for a tour that you won’t soon forget. You will experience the moving and incredible Edinburgh Military Tattoo, sample local whisky, and see breathtaking scenery along the way. Scotland’s Highlands are beautiful and green, the land of forests, mountains, rivers and glens. From Edinburgh the tour goes through Stirling. Take in the views of the castle and learn the history behind the Wallace Monument. Continue to the Trossachs National Park, former home to the infamous cattle thief Rob Roy MacGregor. Characters and scenes come alive in your imagination as you take in the park and surrounding area. The tour follows the shoreline of Loch Earn on the way to a local whisky distillery. Here, you'll take a guided tour who will give you an insight into how ‘uisge beatha’ (the ‘water of life’) is made, as well as going on a journey to discover the history behind one of Scotland’s most iconic exports. Explore the peaceful Hermitage, stretch your legs and take a woodland walk to Black Linn Falls on the River Braan. See Dunkeld and the spectacular cathedral on the banks of the River Tay. Return south past the Forth Bridge, to Edinburgh. There will be time to return to your hotel or explore the city a while before the evening event: the Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle.
  • Transportation
  • Guide
  • Ticket for the Edinburgh Military Tattoo evening performance
  • Entrance to Whisky Distillery
  • Meals
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Please arrive at Highland Explorer Tours Offices 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time.

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  • Please be advised that children under 5 years old may not take part in the tour, while anyone under 17 must be accompanied by an adult. There are no maximum age restrictions
  • Ticket for the Edinburgh Military Tattoo evening performance and entrance to Whisky Distillery are included
  • Meals are not included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 64 reviews

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Reliable organization through Get Your Guid, easy registration on site, friendly persona, great tour to the nearby Heighlands with a well-organized tour of the distillery with a whiskey sample and a gift. The English speaking guide spoke a little quickly and the system on the bus was a bit quiet. Outstanding seats in the arena at Edinburgh Castle with a fantastic show of the Military Tattoo. Gladly again!

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August 16, 2019

Tattoo magic-bus ride wasted time.

9 hour bus ride with 4 stops ...? The Wallace Monument and visits to Famous grouse were fine. But the drive to look at "waterfalls" was a waste of time. We ended up with a creek! The speaker system was like that. So when the guide spoke English with proper dialect this became impossible to get along with. Military tattoo was unique !!!

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August 11, 2017

The highlight was the Military Tatoo

It was a nice trip. Unfortunately, our mobile guides didn't really work. The bus driver was a tour guide and driver and entertainer in one. The first stop was at the Walles Monument. The whiskey tasting was very informative. The waterfall was small, but surrounded by a very beautiful nature. We would have loved to visit the Stirling Castel, but time went by so quickly. But the most beautiful thing was the Military Tatoo. We had super cheap seats. And what was very important, it didn't rain!

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August 11, 2017

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