Day trip

Full-Day Edinburgh Military Tattoo & Scottish Highlands Tour

4.7 / 5

70 reviews

Activity provider: Highland Explorer Tours
Day trip

Full-Day Edinburgh Military Tattoo & Scottish Highlands Tour

Activity provider: Highland Explorer Tours

From US$ 222.21 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.

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Duration 14.5 hours
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Audio guide included
Spanish, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese


  • Experience the highlight of the International Festival the Edinburgh Military Tattoo
  • Tour with 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 whiskey, 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 that will give you an insight into how ‘uisce 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
  • Downloadable audio guides
  • Meals
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years

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Meeting point

Meet at Edinburgh Bus Station Stance 15 and 16. Find the check-in staff wearing high-vis vests there to greet you. Edinburgh Bus Station is also accessible by the back entrance located at 26 Elder Street, EH1 3DX.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • 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 70 reviews

Review summary

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Zuverlässige Organisation durch Get Your Guid, problemlose Anmeldung vor Ort, freundliches Persona, prima Tour in die nahen Heighlands mit gut organisierter Führung durch die Destillerie mit Whiskiprobe und Gastgeschenk. Der englischsprachige Guide sprach etwas schnell und die Anlage im Bus war etwas leise. Hervorragende Plätze in der Arena im Edinburgh-Castle mit phantastischer Show des Military Tattoo. Gerne wieder!

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April 2, 2023

Die Tour führt zu interessanten Orten, ermöglicht Einblicke in eine grandiose Landschaft und wurde durch die kurzweiligen, aber dennoch fundierten Erklärungen des Guides Duncan zu einem großartigen und informativen Ausflug. Das Military Tattoo am Abend war ein ausgesprochen gelungener Abschluss des Tages.

April 2, 2023

Die Hochlandtour war sehr abwechslungsreich und gut organisiert. Die Guides waren sehr humorvoll und auch für Nicht-Muttersprachler gut zu verstehen. Das Tattoo war großartig und vor der Kulisse von Edinburgh Castle einzigartig. Alles in allem war es für mich ein tolles Tagesprogramm für meinen Geburtstag :)

April 2, 2023

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