Escorted Coach Tours Featuring
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

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Escorted Coach Tours of Scotland featuring Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is one of the most spectacular shows in the world, enjoyed by an international television audience of 100 million viewers. However, seeing the show live on the Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle during the three-week season in August is a thrilling experience. Massed bands from Scottish Regiments and from all over the world put on an extraordinary performance.

On all CIE Tours' vacations that visit Edinburgh during the Tattoo dates, prime tickets to this event are included. So whether you join one of our dedicated Scottish tours, a British itinerary or a Scottish/Irish combination, you'll be part of this wonderful evening in the heart of Edinburgh.

View our tours below and book online or call one of our friendly CIE Tours travel consultants at 1-800-243-8687. However, please ensure you select a tour date that includes the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

 
Taste of Scotland
5 or 6 Day Tour
Our shortest tour of Scotland provides a perfect introduction to vibrant cities and majestic scenery of this fascinating country. Start in Glasgow and head up into the Scottish Highlands. Visit St Andrews and end in Edinburgh. Activities include whisky tasting, Loch Ness cruise, Scottish Evening. See Edinburgh Tattoo in August.
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Irish & Scottish Sampler
8 or 9 Day Tour
Small Group Departures Available
If you only have a week to spend on vacation, this tour packs in plenty of scenery, historic places and exciting experiences. Start in Dublin before heading to medieval Derry, Giant’s Causeway and Titanic Belfast. A short ferry crossing lands you in Scotland to stay at the Atholl Palace Hotel. Sample whisky before visiting St Andrews and Edinburgh.
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Scottish Dream | London Extension
8, 9 or 11 Day Tour
This classic tour of Scotland starts in Glasgow and explores the Isle of Skye, Loch Ness with plenty of wonderful scenery as you travel through the Scottish Highlands. Discover castles, watch skilled sheepdogs and cruise Loch Lomond. Stay in elegant manor house hotels, including the special Atholl Palace Hotel. See Edinburgh Tattoo in August.
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English & Scottish Discovery
8 Day Tour
Start in London with visits to St Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London and end in Glasgow. Experience the essence of Britain – Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Cotswolds, Beatles’ Liverpool and Lake District. Cross the Scottish border to stay in Edinburgh and visit St Andrews, view Highland peaks and valleys and cruise Loch Lomond.
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British & Irish Delight
9 Day Tour
Start your tour in London and finish in Dublin. Travel up eastern parts of England, stopping in Stratford-upon-Avon, staying in York and visiting the huge Alnwick Castle. Cross the Scottish border to stay in Edinburgh before taking a ferry to Ireland. Drive along the scenic Antrim coast to the Giant’s Causeway and end in Dublin.
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Great British Cities | Paris Extension
9 or 12 Day Tour
Focus on Edinburgh, York and London at a leisurely pace with 2- and 3-night stays in each. Enjoy city sightseeing tours and experience other locations such as the golfing town of St Andrews, fishing port of Whitby, Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon and more. Gentle walking tours and Scottish and pub evenings enhance the experience.
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Best of Britain | Paris Extension
9, 10 or 12 Day Tour
Small Group Departures Available
The quintessential tour if you would like to see a lot of Britain in a short time – from Windsor Castle to historic York, from Beatles’ Liverpool to Edinburgh Castle, from a Welsh Evening in Cardiff to cosmopolitan London. Enjoy daily sightseeing, full breakfasts and five dinners including three special dinner/shows.
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British & Irish Elegance | Paris Extension
10, 11 or 14 Day Tour
This circular tour from London stays in Cardiff, Waterford, Dublin, Edinburgh and York. Experience historic Stonehenge, Bath, York and Stratford-upon-Avon as well as fun visits such as dogs herding sheep, farm tea with scones, historic walks and hop-on, hop-off city tours. Great meals daily including three special evenings.
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Taste of Scotland & Ireland
10 or 11 Day Tour
The perfect combination of two great countries in one itinerary. Start in Glasgow before exploring the Scottish Highlands with a Loch Ness cruise and whisky tasting. Visit St Andrews and Edinburgh, take a quick ferry ride to Ireland and get to know the southern part of Ireland, including Dublin, Blarney, Killarney and the Cliffs of Moher.
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The Scots Irish Tour
11 or 15 Day Tour
Explore Scots Irish history on this itinerary when you start in Edinburgh, head into the Highlands and drive through the Isle of Skye. Take a ferry to Ireland to discover Belfast and Derry and stay in Kilronan Castle Hotel. Discover local history and fun stories on walking tours in many storied towns. The longer tour stays in Killarney and ends in Dublin.
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Scottish Clans & Castles | London Extension
10, 11 or 13 Day Tour
Small Group Departures Available
The focus of this tour is on the history and scenery of the Scottish Highlands. Travel at a leisurely pace to absorb history and experience gentle lake cruises, the dramatic scenery of the Isle of Skye, Harry Potter movie locations and a train ride along the Road to the Isles. See lots of castles of different styles and sample whisky in a Speyside distillery.
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Scenic Britain
11 Day Tour
Explore the west of England with tastes of Wales and Scotland. Start in Windsor, near London and travel to Devon and Cornwall. Head to Cardiff Castle for a Welsh banquet, tour Shrewsbury with a town crier, explore Chester and the Lake District. End with a 3-night stay in Edinburgh. Spend a full day in St Andrews.
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Scottish Isles & Glens | London Extension
12, 13 or 15 Day Tour
Experience the “real Scotland” as you journey off the beaten track to explore the northernmost part of the Highlands. Explore the Isles of Arran and Skye and stay two nights in Kirkwall, the capital of the Orkney isles. Fairy-tale castles, Loch Ness, Glencoe and Edinburgh makes this a great in-depth tour.
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Scottish & Irish Dream
13 or 14 Day Tour
This great combination tour covers essential parts of Scotland with dreamy castles, mythical Isle of Skye, historic Culloden, skilled sheepdogs and the capital city of Edinburgh. Your adventure continues across the Irish Sea in vibrant Dublin. Visit Blarney Castle, Ring of Kerry, Cliffs of Moher plus three special evenings of dinner/shows.
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British & Irish Voyager
14 Day Tour
Discover cosmopolitan London, the Beatles’ Liverpool, the tranquil Lake District and in Scotland explore Edinburgh and St Andrews. Head into the Highlands for unspoilt scenery and cruise Loch Lomond. Take a ferry to Ireland to Dublin, Blarney, Killarney, Dingle and the Cliffs of Moher. Great hotels and meals, including 4 special dinner/shows.
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British & Irish Grandeur
14 or 15 Day Tour
Start and end in London on this in-depth vacation! Discover Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon, medieval York and mighty Alnwick Castle before spending two nights in Edinburgh. Cross to Ireland to explore the Giant’s Causeway, Cliffs of Moher, Killarney, Blarney and Waterford. Travel through South Wales, stopping at Bath and Stonehenge and end with a night or two in London.
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Highlights of Britain | Paris Extension
15, 16 or 19 Day Tour
Our most comprehensive tour of Britain, with 2- and 3-night stays in most locations. Experience famous classic sights in London, Stonehenge, Bath, Cardiff, Edinburgh and York. Try fish ‘n chips in Whitby, explore Cornwall’s Minack Theatre, browse the used-book capital of Hay-on-Wye, walk around Shrewsbury with a town crier and spend a full day in St Andrews.
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Scottish & Irish Gold
15 or 16 Day Tour
This great combination tour covers the same itinerary in Scotland as on the Scottish & Irish Dream with romantic castles, mythical Isle of Skye, historic Culloden, and Edinburgh. In Ireland the route focuses on the south of Ireland with excellent hotels and meals, including three evenings with entertainment. Stay in Dublin, Galway, Killarney and Waterford.
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British & Irish Landmarks
19 Day Tour
A great in-depth tour starting in London and ending in Dublin. Visit Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon and historic York before heading north to Edinburgh with its dramatic castle. Continue to St Andrews and through the Highlands and the Isle of Mull. Cross to Belfast by ferry and travel around almost the entire Irish coastline with daily sightseeing.
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Grand Tour of Britain & Ireland
24 Day Tour
Small Group Departures Available
Our longest, comprehensive itinerary taking in a wealth of highlights while staying at great hotels with most meals included. Start in London and visit Stratford-upon-Avon and York before staying in Edinburgh. Explore the Scottish Highlands and journey around most of the Irish coastline. Travel through Wales and England’s West Country before ending in Windsor, close to London.
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Scottish & Irish Glens
17 or 18 Day Tour
Journey to the very north of Scotland to explore the Highlands. Discover the Isles of Arran and Skye plus stay on Orkney for two nights. Visit ancient castles, cruise Loch Ness and discover Edinburgh. Take a ferry to Belfast to explore Dublin and the southern regions of Ireland, including Blarney Castle and the magnificent scenic Ring of Kerry.
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