The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

1 Day Tour Departing From Edinburgh

Price from $285.00 USD

A stunning day tour of the Highlands, a land of forests, mountains, rivers and glens. Visit a local whisky distillery and sample a warming dram of single malt whisky. The day concludes with our return to Edinburgh in time for an evening at the world-famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo.


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Passionate Local Guide

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Ticket for The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

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Whisky Distillery Tour

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Hermitage Forest Walk

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Foreign Language Audio Guides Available

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo map of route
Where does the tour depart from?

Your Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo tour departs from Edinburgh city centre. For departure details and pick-up location, visit our Departure Info page.

How long is the tour?

With plenty of comfort breaks and photo stops along the way, your tour is approximately 9 and a half hours long*. You’ll enjoy a jam-packed day in the Scottish Highlands before getting dropped off in Edinburgh city centre in the evening. Then it’s time to grab a bite for dinner and prepare for the evening performance of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at 9.30PM.

*Length of tour may vary depending on traffic and weather conditions.

Are the Royal Edinburgh Edinburgh Military Tattoo tickets included in the price?

Yes, tickets to the 9.30PM evening show of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo are included in the tour.

What is the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo?

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is a world-famous event held annually against the stunning backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. It brings together hundreds of performers, from massed military bands to international cultural troops and precision drill teams. The show is a fascinating blend of music, dance, and military tradition, complete with an impressive fireworks finale.

When is the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2024?

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo takes place every year throughout the month of August.

Are there toilet facilities on the coach?

While our coaches don't offer onboard toilets, rest assured that our itineraries include regular comfort stops, allowing frequent access to restroom facilities.

Are your tours accessible?

Our guides are unable to assist with wheelchairs or provide physical assistance during boarding or disembarking from the coach. Passengers should be capable of boarding and disembarking independently using the access stairs or with the help of a traveling companion. Foldable wheelchairs can be stored in our onboard luggage storage during travel.

Please note that some stops on our tours may involve rough terrain or only be accessible by steps.

It's important to be aware that your accommodation may have limited accessibility for wheelchair users. More info can be found on our Accessibility page.

Can I purchase snacks or souvenirs at the stops along the way?

Yes! Our routes include stops where you can grab a snack or recharge with a drink. Occasionally, we pause at shops offering local souvenirs as well. For precise details about timing and stops, don't hesitate to inquire with your guide.

Where can I get a more detailed itinerary?

Although our tours follow a structured plan with key stops, part of the excitement comes from unexpected surprises! We refrain from providing additional details beyond what's outlined here, as factors like weather, traffic, and the preferences of our driver guides may lead to slight deviations. Trust that your journey through Scotland will be unlike any other!

What if I need to cancel my tour?

If you need to cancel your tour, you will need to inform us in writing by sending an email to You can find our cancellation and refunds policy in section 3 in our Terms and Conditions.

I have more questions. How can you help?

Feel free to visit our general Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to common queries, or reach out to us directly via our Contact Us page.