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Tattoo and The Highlands

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  • ITINERARY
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Tattoo and The Highlands

9 Days

In 2020, the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo will celebrate its 60th anniversary, and there can be no better way to experience Scottish culture and tradition than this world-renowned attraction.

Combine this once-in-a-lifetime experience with an adventure north into the depths of the Scottish Highlands and dive deep into this ancient land’s history. Enjoy lavish accommodation and exclusive visits for a truly unforgettable trip.

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ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS



Dream Escape’s tailormade trip could include any of the following experiences:

  • Prior to watching ‘the most famous show in the world’ enjoy a specially selected three course dinner in an award-winning restaurant just moments from the Tattoo arena.

 

  • Walk through Scotland’s most famous glen as a local ranger guides you through the area’s fascinating geology and dark history.

 

  • Enjoy a ride on one of the world’s greatest train journeys; a steam train experience that takes you along the Road to the Isles where you can see spectacular sea and landscapes.

 

  • August in Edinburgh welcomes not just the Tattoo but the world-famous Fringe Festival. Walk through the city and admire some of the amazing street performers.

 

  • Spend a day exploring the home of golf. Perhaps walk one of the most famous courses in the world or visit a museum with an unparalleled collection of memorabilia.

 

  • Taste the ‘water of life’ in Speyside; the true home of single malt whisky in Scotland.
  • Indulge in refreshment in the 16th century chambers of a magnificent castle, famed for its connections to the British royal family and many other British myths and legends.

 

  • Experience an evening to remember with castle-facing seats at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo; see a combination of traditional Scottish music and dance with international performances.

 

  • Choose from over 500 varieties of whisky as you enjoy a tutorage on Scotland’s national drink at your five-star Edinburgh hotel – a perfect start to your trip.

 

  • Climb on board a luxury motor cruiser as you sail across Scotland’s most famous loch. Learn of the myths and legends that have defined its legacy and reputation.

 

  • Relax with chauffeur-driven transportation throughout your trip, leaving you in a capable and knowledgeable pair of hands.

 

Dream Escape has handpicked the perfect accommodation for your Scottish adventure. Begin in a landmark Edinburgh hotel before travelling to a family-owned castle property in the heart of beautiful Perthshire. Also included will be a castle at the foot of Ben Nevis once visited by Queen Victoria and a property once described as ‘the most beautiful Regency House in Scotland’.

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THINGS TO DO

THE ROYAL EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO

Taking place on the Castle Esplanade, this legendary event includes nearly 1000 performers from all over the world.

CLAVA CAIRNS

A Neolithic burial site and standing stones said to be one of Scotland’s most evocative sacred prehistoric sights.

CULLODEN BATTLEFIELDS

The moving site of the infamous 1746 battle where in less than 60 minutes the Jacobite forces were outnumbered and defeated.

GLAMIS CASTLE

Glamis Castle is famed for its connections to the British royal family and many myths and legends in British history and literature. It has been the family home of the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne since 1372.

JACOBITE STEAM TRAIN

Travel over the 21 arches of the Glenfinnian Viaduct, now best known from the Harry Potter films.

LOCH NESS MOTOR CRUISE

Extending 23 miles, the loch provides spectacular views – the scenery is breath-taking regardless of the time of year.

PLACES VISITED

EDINBURGH

Scotland’s historic capital city. Edinburgh, sometimes referred to as the “Athens of the North”, is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. It has two distinct areas: the Old Town, dominated by a medieval fortress; and the neo- classical New Town, dating from the 18th century. The harmonious connection of these two contrasting historic areas, each with many important buildings, is what gives the city its unique character and saw it awarded World Heritage Site status by UNESCO in 1995.

ST ANDREWS

Ancient coastal town widely regarded as the spiritual home of golf boasting 8 magnificent courses and also where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge first met, whilst studying at the world-renowned university. The town is also home to several iconic historical sights, St Andrews Castle and St Andrew’s Cathedral.

A RANGER GUIDED WALK IN GLENCOE

Scotland’s most famous glen.  It is often considered one of the most spectacular and beautiful places in the country and certainly one of the most dramatic; thundering waterfalls tumble down the sides of mountains into sparkling lochs. Scenery and geology aside, the glen has its place firmly in the history books due to its savage history. It was the site of the infamous massacre of Clan Macdonald of Glencoe by government troops in 1692. Reserved privately, a local guide will take you on a guided walk.

 

LOCH NESS

Extending 23 miles, Loch Ness provides spectacular views regardless of the time of year.The loch’s cold, deep waters are said to be home to the Loch Ness Monster, affectionately known as Nessie. It is said that the first sighting of the monster was in the 6th century by St. Columba, and sporadic sightings have been reported ever since.

  • Accommodation

    From private stately castles, historic manor houses and country club resorts to luxury city hotels and Georgian townhouses, Dream Escape will find you the perfect place to call “home’ during your stay.

  • Accommodation

    From private stately castles, historic manor houses and country club resorts to luxury city hotels and Georgian townhouses, Dream Escape will find you the perfect place to call “home’ during your stay.

  • Accommodation

    From private stately castles, historic manor houses and country club resorts to luxury city hotels and Georgian townhouses, Dream Escape will find you the perfect place to call “home’ during your stay.

  • Accommodation

    From private stately castles, historic manor houses and country club resorts to luxury city hotels and Georgian townhouses, Dream Escape will find you the perfect place to call “home’ during your stay.

  • Accommodation

    From private stately castles, historic manor houses and country club resorts to luxury city hotels and Georgian townhouses, Dream Escape will find you the perfect place to call “home’ during your stay.

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