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Edinburgh Military Tattoo Tour - 7 Days
This seven day tour of Scotland takes in the essential sights, ending in Edinburgh where you will attend The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Scotland's biggest, best-selling spectacle. The tour takes in the contrasting scenery of Scotland, from the lochs and forests of Argyll forest Park, to the mountainous landscapes of Skye and the Cairngorms as well as taking in the history of Stirling and Edinburgh.
Argyll Forest Park & Loch Lomond
With rugged mountains, glens, great forests, moorland, lochs and rivers, Argyll Forest Park, along with Loch Lomond, is on the very edge of the Highland Boundary Fault, the great geological barrier that marks the line between the landscape of Lowland and Highland Scotland. There is no better introduction to the breathtaking landscape of Highland Scotland.
Inveraray, Oban and Kilmartin Glen
Experience the historic communities of Argyll, from Neolithic times to the modern day. Inveraray is the traditional county town of Argyll and ancestral home of the Duke of Argyll, who founded the town and Inveraray in 1745. Oban is a bustling port producing one of Scotlands oldest malt whiskies and Kilmartin is an enthralling  ancient settlement, known as the birthplace of Scotland
Glencoe & Loch Ness
Glencoe is a hauntingly beautiful place with its towering mountains and many waterfalls providing a dramatic backdrop.  It is best known for the dreadful massacre during a bloody period of Scotland's history but it also famous for climbing and geology.  Charming Fort Augustus and serene Loch Ness provide a contrasting atmosphere before reaching iconic Eilean Donan Castle.
The Isle of Skye
The magical Isle of Skye has its own unique mystic atmosphere, defined by the jagged outline of the ridges of the Cuillin mountain ranges contrasting with the gentle curves of coastline.  The views to mountain, sea and coast are outstanding.  The main town Portree is colourful and welcoming with visits to splendid Armadale and Dunvegan Castles en route.
Central Highlands
The Cairngorm National Park is in the heart of Scotland.  The scenery is greener and more afforested but dominated by the stark, ancient mountain ranges of Monadhliath . Heather moorland and the protected remnants of the original Caledonian pine forest cover much of the National Park, providing a valuable habitat for Scotland's native species.  Distillery stopovers are en route and perhaps a visit to Hamish the Coo
Stirling Castle
Stirling is very much associated with Scotland's battle for freedom and a tour of Stirling Castle, sitting majestically on top if volcanic rock will reveal close connections with the great figures from Scotland's past. The National Wallace Monument commemorates Scotland's greatest national hero, Sir William Wallace and the Bannockburn Heritage Centre tells the tale of Robert the Bruce 
Edinburgh Castle & Rosslyn Chapel
Amazing  Rosslyn Chapel is en route to Edinburgh therefore a great opportunity to pay a visit.  Edinburgh, capital of Scotland, is famed for its architecture and the mediaeval Old Town and Georgian New Town are listed as World Heritage Sites.  Edinburgh Castle dominates the skyline, a castle fortress with a history as a royal castle since the 12th century.  During a tour of the Castle you can view the Scottish Crown jewels
Edinburgh Military Tattoo Tour - 7 Days | Overview

Day 1 is a fabulous introduction to the Scottish landscape, exploring the mountains, glens lochs and rivers of Argyll Forest Park & beautiful Loch Lomond.
Day 2 takes in the wonderful lochside village of Inveraray and its famous Castle, a visit to Oban and your first distillery visit, followed by an incredible archaeological treat to see Kilmartin Glen, often referred to as the birthplace of Scotland.
Day 3 we travel to the Isle of Skye via fabulous Glencoe, steeped in history with dramatic scenery. On the way we stop over in the charming town of Fort Augustus on the shores of Loch Ness, before heading for a visit to the iconic 13th century Eilean Donan Castle and onwards to Skye.
Day 4 is a full tour of the Island of Skye, visiting Armadale Castle & Gardens, passing through Broadford and on to the Island capital, Portree. Heading North we take in Uig, Kilt Rock Falls and Dunvegan Castle with other options a possibility.
Day 5 explores the Central Highlands of Scotland and the Cairngorm National Park, with towering mountain ranges and large tracts of the original Caledonian Pine Forest. Heading south, we take in Pitlochry and Dalwhinnie with the opportunity of distillery visits.
Day 6 explores Stirling with a visit to the National Wallace Monument commemorating Scotland's great hero William Wallace; the views from the top are stunning and worth the climb. Stirling Castle is the next stop for a full tour to take in the castle's long and turbulent history.
Day 7 takes us to Edinburgh visiting Rosslyn Chapel, made famous by Dan Brown's book The Da Vinci Code. Built between 1446 and 1484, the chapel is described as a “Library in Stone” as practically every surface is covered with carvings and scenes from this time line. Travelling into the city we will take a full tour of Edinburgh Castle and then enjoy a walk down the Royal Mile, with its charming mediaeval architecture and the opportunity to do some last minute whisky shopping. This evening you will attend the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo which is a spectacular end to the trip.

Edinburgh Military Tattoo Tour - 7 Days | Overview

Day 1 is a fabulous introduction to the Scottish landscape, exploring the mountains, glens lochs and rivers of Argyll Forest Park & beautiful Loch Lomond.
Day 2 takes in the wonderful lochside village of Inveraray and its famous Castle, a visit to Oban and your first distillery visit, followed by an incredible archaeological treat to see Kilmartin Glen, often referred to as the birthplace of Scotland.
Day 3 we travel to the Isle of Skye via fabulous Glencoe, steeped in history with dramatic scenery. On the way we stop over in the charming town of Fort Augustus on the shores of Loch Ness, before heading for a visit to the iconic 13th century Eilean Donan Castle and onwards to Skye.
Day 4 is a full tour of the Island of Skye, visiting Armadale Castle & Gardens, passing through Broadford and on to the Island capital, Portree. Heading North we take in Uig, Kilt Rock Falls and Dunvegan Castle with other options a possibility.
Day 5 explores the Central Highlands of Scotland and the Cairngorm National Park, with towering mountain ranges and large tracts of the original Caledonian Pine Forest. Heading south, we take in Pitlochry and Dalwhinnie with the opportunity of distillery visits.
Day 6 explores Stirling with a visit to the National Wallace Monument commemorating Scotland's great hero William Wallace; the views from the top are stunning and worth the climb. Stirling Castle is the next stop for a full tour to take in the castle's long and turbulent history.
Day 7 takes us to Edinburgh visiting Rosslyn Chapel, made famous by Dan Brown's book The Da Vinci Code. Built between 1446 and 1484, the chapel is described as a “Library in Stone” as practically every surface is covered with carvings and scenes from this time line. Travelling into the city we will take a full tour of Edinburgh Castle and then enjoy a walk down the Royal Mile, with its charming mediaeval architecture and the opportunity to do some last minute whisky shopping. This evening you will attend the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo which is a spectacular end to the trip.

Our experience with Best Scottish Tours has been excellent. You worked with us to get the itinerary just so and we all appreciate all the work you put into making it just as we asked. I will tell you the tour was wonderful and we all cannot praise BST enough. We were very fortunate to have made contact with you at Best Scottish Tours - I don’t think anyone could have done it better. Well done and Thank you. ”

Dianne Roach, USA, Sept 2012