- Combined Highlands day trip and Edinburgh Military Tattoo
- Guaranteed tickets to the Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle
- Scenic drive through the Trossachs to the Highlands
- Option to take a Whisky Distillery tour
- Woodlands walk to waterfalls
- Saturday tickets include entrance to a fireworks display after the Edinburgh Tattoo
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What You Can Expect
Then journey along tranquil Loch Earn into the beautiful Highlands region of Perthshire, where you have the option to learn about Scottish whiskey making on a local whisky distillery tour (additional cost). Next, explore the peaceful Hermitage pleasure grounds and take a short woodland walk to spectacular waterfalls, Ossian’s Cave and the River Braan.
Returning to Edinburgh at approximately 5:30pm, past the medieval Cathedral of Dunkeld and the magnificent Forth Bridges, you'll have plenty of time to relax and enjoy dinner before making your own way to Edinburgh Castle for the evening’s special entertainment: the legendary Military Tattoo.
Set on the floodlit esplanade of Edinburgh Castle, performers from around the world are set to provide an evening of entertainment at the 2013 Tattoo. The action-packed programme features exciting contributions from the likes of the Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland, as well as various international performances including music from a Dutch Mounted Bicycle Band. On a Saturday, the Edinburgh Tattoo is followed by a spectacular fireworks display over the city.
Always wanted to attend this Military Tattoo, but I'm glad I did it as part of a day trip....got such great insights into Scottish history and the Scottish scenery along the route was lovely. Our tour guide / bus driver was quite friendly and knowledgeable, and made the trip such fun. Was a bit disappointed that although we made the trek to the Wallace Monument, we were not allowed to enter / climb to the top as our tour bus had to leave the site before 10am (the opening time for the monument) to keep on schedule. Additionally, it was deemed too muddy and risky for us to hike the waterfall, which I was really looking forward to seeing. But aside from these shortcomings, we really enjoyed all the other sites visited, especially the tour of the whiskey distillery and the free whiskey samples :) We made acquaintances with so many on our tour bus, and as we all sat in the same row at the Tattoo, by the end of the day we felt like a large group of international friends , and the great display of song, dance and military drums was the icing on the cake!
The location of Viator's local tour company was good and they were very organized, in general. There was a little mixup or maybe traffic causing the bus to arrive a little late, but otherwise it was very smooth. The guide was very good, especially considering she was also the driver. The combination of a great day trip in the countryside, then an evening at the fantastic Edinburgh Military Tattoo was a terrific value. Our seats at the Tattoo were much better than I expected!