The Edinburgh Tattoo, Stirling & The Highlands 2023
7 Days | Half Board |by Coach
Highlights: Edinburgh Tattoo, Moffat, Pitlochry, Loch Venacher, Callender, Queen's View, Loch Tummel, Aberfeldy, Glasgow, Trossachs National Park
First performed in 1950 as the army’s contribution to the Edinburgh Festival, the Military Tattoo has become a much-loved annual event, held for a period of three weeks in August on the floodlit Castle Esplanade. Whilst primarily a military display, it is a colourful and exciting performance by marching bands in a dramatic evening setting high above the city. Our seven day break includes the majesty
of the Tattoo with the contrasting scenery of the Highlands, the serenity of the Trossachs and the warmth of our friendly hotel in the centre of the Stirling.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
SUNDAY: From local joining points we make our way towards the north of England and our overnight stop.
MONDAY: Heading over the border we make a short visit to Moffat and the well known woollen mills before continuing on to our hotel in Stirling.
TUESDAY: This morning into the Trossachs National Park and the shores of Loch Katrine before we continue to the popular tourist centre of Callander with its close associations to the poet Sir Walter Scott. Returning, we pass the shores of Loch Venacher.
WEDNESDAY: A day at leisure to enjoy Stirling at your own pace. After an early dinner we head for Edinburgh in good time for our evening performance of the Edinburgh Tattoo. The Tattoo commences at 9.00pm and is in the open air, so be prepared in case of inclement weather – umbrellas are not allowed! The Tattoo finishes at approximately 11.00pm and we make our way back to the hotel.
THURSDAY: After a leisurely breakfast we journey to the edge of the Scottish Highlands. Lochs and mountains abound today as we head for the pleasant town of Crieff and on to the Highland resort and popular tourist centre of Pitlochry. This afternoon we visit Queen’s View - Queen Victoria’s favourite viewpoint with its breathtaking views of Loch Tummel and the surrounding mountains - before following the shores of Loch Tummel to pretty Aberfeldy.
FRIDAY: Leaving Stirling this morning we make a morning stop in Glasgow before continuing south to our overnight hotel.
SATURDAY: Our holiday draws to a close with our return journey home.
- Free local joining points
- Collect Coach Miles™
- All coach travel
- Reserved seats on tour coaches
- Tour Manager escorted
- Hotel accommodation and board as stated
- No single room supplement
- Excursions / itinerary as stated
- Admission fees and entertainment if stated
- Complete luggage handling
- Price-Back Insurance Offer
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Stirling Highland Hotel ★★★★ (AA)
This 19th Century, four star hotel is located in the centre of Stirling, and less than half a mile from famous Stirling Castle with its many historic associations.
• Restaurant, ‘Headmaster’s Study’ bar and lounge, working observatory
• En-suite bedrooms
• Indoor pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, beauty rooms, gym
• Lift to most rooms
• Full breakfast and three course evening dinner plus tea or coffee