Scotland's spectacular heritage
Join us to experience the world-famous Royal Military Tattoo, held on the Esplanade of majestic Edinburgh Castle. You'll also enjoy a day trip to the Isle of Arran, known as 'Scotland in Miniature', have time to explore elegant Edinburgh and cosmopolitan Glasgow, and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of New Lanark.
Fly to Glasgow, meet your Tour Manager and head to the remarkable World Heritage Site of New Lanark, where the Visitor Centre (entry payable locally) tells the extraordinary story of this historic cotton mill village. We'll then continue to your hotel.
Today, we'll board the ferry to Arran, one of Scotland's loveliest islands. Here, we'll visit Brodick Castle - once the ancient seat of the Dukes of Hamilton and boasting stunning views over Brodick Bay to the Ayrshire coast. The castle itself is closed in 2017 for essential maintenance, but you will enjoy a one-hour guided tour of the exterior to learn about the castle's fascinating history, and will have time to explore the beautiful landscaped gardens.
Today, we'll head to Edinburgh. After a short, guided orientation tour that takes in some of the city's most famous sights, the rest of the day is left free for you to enjoy at leisure.
This evening, make your way to Edinburgh Castle's esplanade for the Military Tattoo performance - a not-to-be-missed blend of music, colour, dance and military pageantry. See massed pipes and drums, dancers and display teams from around the world in a dazzling spectacle, ending with a lone piper on the battlements, silhouetted against the night sky.
This morning we'll head to Glasgow city-centre, where there will be time to explore, shop and sightsee before returning to the airport to board your flight home.
You may like to upgrade your seat for the Tattoo. The seats are located in stands in a U shape around the castle esplanade. The more expensive the seats the further away they are from the open part of the U, which is where the acts emerge onto the esplanade.
Please note: except for holidays departing on Fridays, we reserve the right to swap days two and three around.
The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately one hour.
Hotel transfer times
We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.
Combining hotel transfers
If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.