15 day Grand Tour of Scotland with Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and flights

Including return Emirates flights, return airport shuttle transfers, all accommodation, ScotRail Pass, ticket to Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, in-depth sightseeing and some excursions, and more

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  • 15 day Grand Tour of Scotland with Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and flights
  • 15 day Grand Tour of Scotland with Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and flights
  • 15 day Grand Tour of Scotland with Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and flights
  • 15 day Grand Tour of Scotland with Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and flights
  • 15 day Grand Tour of Scotland with Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and flights
  • 15 day Grand Tour of Scotland with Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and flights
  • 15 day Grand Tour of Scotland with Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and flights
  • 15 day Grand Tour of Scotland with Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and flights
  • 15 day Grand Tour of Scotland with Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and flights
  • 15 day Grand Tour of Scotland with Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and flights
  • 15 day Grand Tour of Scotland with Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and flights
  • 15 day Grand Tour of Scotland with Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and flights
  • 15 day Grand Tour of Scotland with Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and flights
  • 15 day Grand Tour of Scotland with Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and flights
  • 15 day Grand Tour of Scotland with Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and flights
  • 15 day Grand Tour of Scotland with Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and flights
  • 15 day Grand Tour of Scotland with Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and flights
  • 15 day Grand Tour of Scotland with Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and flights
  • 15 day Grand Tour of Scotland with Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and flights
  • 15 day Grand Tour of Scotland with Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and flights
 

Highlights

 

Take in the stunning Scottish countryside ahead of witnessing the spectacle of one of the world’s most esteemed military tattoos on a 15 day Grand Tour of Scotland with Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Your scenic sojourn around Scotland sees you land in Edinburgh and then travel northwards past Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park to reach Fort William. This town, located on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands, is where you’ll experience the journey offered by the Jacobite Steam Train – one of the country’s most popular railway routes that encompasses Mallaig, the Glenfinnan viaduct and Arisaig. Venture to Glasgow and revel in having a day of independent exploration to visit any of the city’s exceptional galleries and museums. You might also visit a distillery while in the city.

Stare out across gorgeous scenery as you travel from Glasgow to Inverness, the capital of the Scottish Highlands. This trip sees you move through the Stirling region, as well as Perthshire and Cairngorms National Park. Inverness is your go-point for an incredible full-day outing to the Isle of Skye. This excursion will undoubtedly be a highlight of your time in Scotland. Cast your eyes across the surface of Loch Ness looking for ripples potentially caused by the lake’s mythical monster, and admire the sight from Castle Urquhart from afar. Take your own snaps of the most photographed castle in Scotland at Eilean Donan, and have another photostop on the Isle’s east coast near the Red Cuillin Mountains. Other natural landmarks you can expect from this day trip are those around the Trotternish Peninsula.

Stretch your legs around the grounds of Dunrobin Castle on the journey to Thurso, and perhaps use the northernmost town in Scotland to learn about the nearby Viking settlement at Wick. Return to Inverness ahead of continuing your train travels to Edinburgh. The Scottish capital is brimming with medieval monuments, charming closes, and Georgian buildings lining its elegant streets. Take a walk up the Royal Mile to Edinburgh Castle and swing past the Scotch Whisky Experience for a Silver Tour that includes a whisky barrel ride, nosing and tasting. You also have some free time ahead of the evening’s main event: the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. This remarkable display is steeped in military tradition and celebrates music, dance and military pageantry. It is become such an event that it is now televised live to more than 40 countries! The opportunity to witness the Tattoo up-close and in-person is something not to be missed!

 
 

Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff – Edinburgh

Make your way to the airport and board your Emirates or Etihad Airways flight towards Edinburgh in Scotland!

Day 2: Edinburgh

Your flight touches down at Edinburgh Airport. Catch the Air/Skylink bus, using the ticket included in your tour package, and travel into the centre of Edinburgh to reach your hotel for check in. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to rest in your room, or begin to get to know Edinburgh by taking a leisurely wander around this resplendent city.

Day 3: Edinburgh – train-icon – Fort William (B)

Breakfast is taken at the hotel and you then head to the train station to catch a train towards Fort William. Your journey on the train is covered by your ScotRail Spirit of Scotland pass. This journey takes between four and five hours, and passes through Glasgow, by Loch Lomond and into Trossachs National Park.

Located in the western Scottish Highlands, Fort William is a popular jumping-off point for visiting Ben Nevis and Loch Linnhe.

Day 4: Fort William – train-icon – Mallaig – train-icon – Fort William (B)

Anticipate seeing more of the west coast of the Scottish Highlands today as you board The Jacobite. This renowned steam train covers a 41-mile route from Fort William to Mallaig, and provides passengers with up-close views of truly stunning countryside, including Loch Eil, Glenfinnan Viaduct and Arisaig. All you need to do is sit back and enjoy the journey. Please note that in the case of The Jacobite not being available, your group will set out on the same rail route aboard a ScotRail train via Glenfinnan. Return to Fort William at the end of your rail excursion and have the remainder of the day as leisure.

Day 5: Fort William – train-icon – Glasgow (B)

Board a southbound train to reach Glasgow, the gorgeous port city beloved for its mix of Victorian-era and art nouveau architecture. You have the day as free time upon arriving in Glasgow and checking into the hotel.

Day 6: Glasgow (B)

Glasgow is one of the epicentres of Scotland’s art and culture scene, and its bounty is yours for the discovery thanks to an entire day of free time! Head into the centre of Scotland’s largest metropolis and begin to tick off major landmarks. Explore inside the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum or any of the 22 galleries dotted across Glasgow’s cityscape, such as the Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, Gallery of Modern Art, and Scotland Street School Museum. Visit the Clydeside or Glengoyne Distilleries, admire the architecture of Glasgow Cathedral and the nearby Necropolis, or seek out servings of typical Glaswegian cuisine such as black pudding, macaroni pie and chips, Cullen skink, and sweet cranachan.

Day 7: Glasgow – train-icon – Inverness (B)

Breakfast is served at the hotel before heading to the rail station to board a train to Inverness. This trip takes slightly less than four hours and will take passengers into the spectacular Stirling region, past Perthshire and through Cairngorms National Park. Inverness is the largest city – and the capital – in the Scottish Highlands. The city’s Old Town is known for its impressive cathedral and an indoor market offering everything from clothes and handicrafts, to souvenirs, picnic supplies and more.

Day 8: Inverness – Isle of Skye – Inverness (B)

A full-day excursion takes you to the Isle of Skye today. This is Scotland’s most-visited island and has a landscape characterised by imposing medieval castles, untamed wilderness and charming fishing villages. It is an early start as you depart Inverness and travel along the Great Glen Fault and arrive at arguably Scotland’s most legendary lake, Loch Ness. Stop for your chance to spy the mythical monster rumoured to hide among the lake’s depths and admire the sight of Castle Urquhart from afar. There is a pitstop in Invermoriston before your group continues through the Highlands to Eilean Donan Castle. Take your own captures of the castle – among the most photographed in Scotland – but be sure to put down your smartphone or camera for a few minutes to absorb the glory of your surrounds without looking through a screen.

The trip carries on and makes the crossing to the Isle of Skye. Follow a road along the island’s east coast through the Red Cuillin Mountains to Sligachan for another photo stop. There is some time for a quick bite to eat in the town of Portree ahead of exploring the Trotternish Peninsula – expect to see the Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock and the Quiraing. Pause in Kyleakin for refreshments and the opportunity to see Castle Moil, or the Skye Bridge and Eilean Ban. Your return trip to Inverness sees you move along a different route, offering another fill of the diverse Highlands scenery.

Day 9: Inverness – train-icon – Thurso (B)

Board a train travelling north towards Thurso. A possible stop along the way is Dunrobin Castle and the gorgeous manicured grounds that surround this stately structure. Learn about those lucky enough to call the castle home, the Earls of Sutherland, and watch a falconry display carried out in the gorgeous gardens. It is then back onto the train as it continues to Thurso, the northernmost town on the British mainland and the location of your overnight stay.

Day 10: Thurso (B)

You have the entire day to sightsee around Thurso however you like. This pretty town also makes an excellent base for seeing more of the surrounding countryside, and you may even make use of your rail pass to catch a train to Wick, the former Viking settlement that is sure to pique the interest of history-lovers. Wick was once one of the busiest herring ports in Europe and is located on the banks of the River Wick. Those thinking of visiting Wick can make plans to see the remains of the 12th-century Castle of Old Wick, one of the oldest castles in Scotland. Otherwise, those looking to have a quieter rest day can stay closer to Thurso and choose to explore the town centre, strolling past heritage facades, cute cafes and the wellhouse of Meadow Well. There are some small galleries to put on your radar too.

Day 11: Thurso – train-icon – Inverness (B)

Begin the journey south by hopping aboard a train back towards Inverness. You have free time upon arrival and can use the day to tick off seeing Inverness Castle, St Andrews Cathedral or Falcon Square. You may also have time to venture just beyond the city’s limits to make the trip to the Culloden Battlefield, Cawdor Castle and Fort George.

Day 12: Inverness – train-icon – Cairngorms – train-icon –Edinburgh (B)

Today’s train journey takes you through Cairngorms National Park on the way to Edinburgh. There may be a chance to stop in Aviemore and take a return trip on the well-known Strathspey Railway (at own cost). If not, your group travels through Perthshire and crosses the Fort Rail Bridge ahead of arriving in Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, in the afternoon.

Day 13: Edinburgh (B)

Enjoy a whole day to explore Edinburgh today! This elegant city is as renowned for its good looks as it is for its history, arts and culture offerings, and culinary clout. Take the walk up the Royal Mile to Edinburgh Castle (at own cost) to head inside this imposing landmark. Learn about some of the sights within the Castle, including St. Margaret’s Chapel and the glittering Crown Jewels of Scotland. Take a nip or two of Scotland’s most famous tipple with a tour at the Scotch Whisky Experience, another popular to-do located along the Royal Mile. This experience includes a whisky barrel ride while learning about the production of Scotch whisky, and you’ll also be treated to a nosing and tasting. You might also look to visit Holyrood Palace, the official residence of Queen Elizabeth when she is Scotland.

Return to your hotel in the afternoon to freshen up in anticipation of tonight’s highlight: the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo! Make your way back to Edinburgh Castle for this world-renowned event; a spectacle that celebrates music, dance and military pageantry. The Tattoo is broadcast around the world (televised in about 40 countries!), and has been a fixture on the Edinburgh events calendar since its first official performance in 1950. Witnessing this incredible display is the perfect way to spend your final night in Scotland!

Day 14: Edinburgh – airplane-takeoff – Australia (B)

Have breakfast at the hotel ahead of checking out. You are at your leisure until the time comes to make your own way to the airport and begin the return journey to Australia.

Day 15: Australia

Arrive back in Australia today.

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return international flights with Emirates or Qatar Airways 
  • Option to extend your stay with Flexi Flights
  • Return airport shuttle transfers
  • 12 nights’ twin share centrally located standard accommodation 
  • Delicious daily breakfast
  • ScotRail Pass for unlimited flexibility and convenience on all included trains
  • Tickets to the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on selected July and August departures
  • Journey on the legendary Jacobite Steam Train
  • Entry to Dunrobin Castle
  • Full day tour in a Mercedes mini coach to the Isle of Skye, including a stop at Eilean Donan Castle
  • Scotch Whisky Experience in Edinburgh
  • Valid for Summer 2020 season travel

 

Highlights: 

  • Pass by Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park on the way to Fort William in the Scottish Highlands, and experience the Jacobite Steam Train
  • Explore the treasures inside Glasgow’s 22 world-class museums and galleries, including the world-renowned Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
  • Head to the Isle of Skye on a full-day excursion that includes a stop to see Loch Ness and Castle Urquhart
  • Wander the immaculate grounds of Dunrobin Castle and catch a falconry display
  • Admire Inverness’ Old Town and its impressive cathedral, and journey through Cairngorms National Park
  • Meander the beautiful Royal Mile in the Scottish capital city and enjoy a Scotch Whisky Experience
  • Soak in the tradition and spectacle upon attending the legendary Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
 

Fine Print

 

How to book:

  • Bookings essential
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Must book minimum 65 days prior to departure
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time
  • Due to Military Tattoo performance availblity is subject to limited numbers, your bookings will go on request
  • We will send you a confirmation email as soon as your booking is confirmed 

Payment Information:

  • A deposit of $599 per person is due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date
  • All peak season surcharges, interstate surcharges (if applicable) and single supplements (if applicable) are also due at the time of purchase and will be reflected at the checkout stage
  • Final payment is due 120 days prior to travel. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days for final payment
  • Up to 12 Months Interest Free available: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/up-to-12-months-interest-free/
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • All payments received are strictly non-refundable and non-transferable
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable
  • Your tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment

Documentation: Documentation will be provided after final payment is complete and within 2-3 weeks of travel, including E-Ticket instructions, hotel confirmation, itinerary extension & optional tour confirmation (where applicable) and destination travel tips.

Tour Excludes: 

  • Travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary and inclusions
  • Tipping
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned or “optional” in the itinerary

Group Size: This is an independent tour, accompanying guides are not provided except for guided excursions specified in the tour itinerary.

Single Supplement: 

15 day Grand Tour of Scotland with Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo – $1,399 per person in addition to 1 x twin share price.

Please purchase one twin share voucher and then purchase your single supplement. You can purchase your single supplement by clicking here.
As a single traveller, enjoy the comforts of your own hotel room. Travelling by yourself will ensure your trip is not only memorable but truly exclusive!   

Tour Only: To purchase this tour without the return international flights, navigate to the yellow “Tour Only” button. By selecting this option, international flights and all airport transfers (if applicable) will be forfeited. 

Accommodation: The accommodation listed below may be subject to change but will remain of a similar or higher standard.  Any changes remain beyond our control and all efforts are made to communicate these as soon as possible. We endeavour to always book non-smoking rooms however these cannot be guaranteed. Rooms offered are based on a lead in room type and any bedding configuration preferences are on a request basis only.

Edinburgh: Jurys Inn, Hampton by Hilton Westend or similar 
Fort William: Alexandra, Imperial or similar 
Glasgow: Best Western, Ibis Glasgow or similar 
Inverness: Royal Highland, Glen Mhor or similar 
Thurso: Pentland, Station or similar 

Please note: all accommodation star ratings are self-rated 

Bedding: 1 x double bed or 2 x single beds. Please note, all bedding configurations are on the request basis only and cannot be guaranteed.

Triple Share: Not available

Scotland Rail Pass:

  • “Spirit of Scotland travel passes allow unlimited rail, ferry and coach travel throughout Scotland”
  • Valid for 8 days unlimited travel with 15 consecutive days – the 15-day period starts on the first day of travel and is a perfect fit for your itinerary
  • Hop on and off selected trains as many times as you like
  • ONLY valid for standard class and off-peak travel – Monday to Friday on trains departing after 09:15 and on any service at the weekend
  • Unlimited travel on the Glasgow Subway & Edinburgh Trams

Child policy: Child price is the same as an adult. No minimum age applies.

Transfers: Arrival transfer is based on one group transfer. The entire group will be transferred from the airport together.

Itinerary: Please note, tour itinerary is subject to change without prior notice based upon weather, traffic conditions and other unforeseen occurrences. 

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Performance:  Mondays – Fridays: Performances at 21.00 & Saturdays at 22.30

Health: Different levels of travel involve varying degrees of activity and we recommend a good level of fitness and health in order to fully experience the package and optional tours purchased, including site-seeing by foot, climbing of stairs or extended day touring. It remains each passenger’s responsibility to inform Webjet Exclusives of any health or mobility issues that may impact the running of the tour, both for the safety of the passenger concerned and for other travellers in the group.

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that all customers purchase Travel Insurance as soon as they make a purchase on our website. Help cover yourself for the unexpected with Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

Visas: Visas are not included. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Exclusives is unable to provide visa advice.

For Visa assistance, please visit Webjet’s Travel Visa Service page

Passports: All passengers must have a valid passport that is valid for at least six months after the holiday package return date. Passengers must consult with the appropriate consulates to ensure that they have any applicable visas for countries included in the holiday package prior to departure.

$100 spending money offer valid for any Webjet Exclusives tour or resort booking made at www.exclusives.webjet.com.au. Eligible bookings will receive a unique account application link from Webjet Exclusives via email within 72 hours of making a booking. Any HSBC Everyday Global Account applications not made via this link or if the booking is cancelled, the offer will not be fulfilled/paid. One (1) offer will be paid per booking. The offer is a 100 AUD deposit into the newly opened HSBC Everyday Global Accounts and the activated Visa Debit card. The offer may take up to 6 weeks to be fulfilled/paid. Webjet Exclusives reserves the right to withdraw this promotion at any time. The email address entered at the time of booking will be used as the primary contact. Webjet Exclusives’ standard booking terms and conditions apply. For more information go to www.hsbc.com.au/accounts/offers/everyday-global/webjet/

 

Travel Dates

 

2020:

Daily departures between 26 July – 17 August except Tuesdays and Saturdays

Surcharges will apply to some dates, please see the availability calendar for more details

Availability on Departure Dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. Live availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BOOK NOW button

Tour Only option – Navigate to the Fine Print tab and proceed to “click here” for Tour Only option to view live availability.  Note, Tour Only option commences on Day 2 of the flight-inclusive itinerary.

 

Flight Information

 

 

Travel Information

 

Airline Information:

  • Return economy flights departing Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth with Emirates and their codeshare partners
  • Return economy flights departing Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth with Qatar Airways and their codeshare partners if this option is selected
  • Flights include one piece of checked-in baggage per person weighing no more than 20kg
  • Once your booking is confirmed, no further changes can be made, and your booking will remain non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable

 Flight Conditions:

  • Note that the total length of the package includes time spent in flight as specified in the itinerary
  • Some flights may depart a day before/after, involve up to 3 transits, stopover or a substitute airline
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided at the time of booking. Names cannot be changed once booked
  • One-way flights cannot be accommodated. All flights within the package must be utilised, any flight intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being cancelled
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules
  • Flight itineraries will be provided with final documentation
  • Airline schedule changes can occur and are beyond our control. If you have received your documents an updated itinerary will be provided

Flight Options:

Date/Itinerary Variations:

  • Flights will be ticketed as per the dates and itinerary of the tour unless otherwise advised at the time of completing the booking form
  • If we can accommodate your request at no additional cost flight tickets will be issued as per the request on the booking form and acknowledgement will be sent via email
  • If your flight variation incurs additional airfare and taxes a request for payment will be sent via email. If payment is not received by the date and time advised Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book flights as per the dates of the tour
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport

Cabin/Class Upgrades (where applicable):

  • Please select your preferred cabin class from the drop-down box on the booking form at the time of making your purchase
  • The quote will be sent via email only. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will result in the quote expiring, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book the economy airfare included in your package
  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person for this service, plus any additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to upgrade your flights to another cabin class
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport

Tour Only:

  • Tour only options may be available on selected deals, please refer to the fine print tab of the deal for specifics
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport
  • All tour only bookings remain strictly non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable from the time of purchase. Webjet Exclusives will not be able to assist with flight change requests/schedule changes for airfares not booked by Webjet Exclusives

 

 

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return flights with Emirates or Qatar Airways 
  • Option to extend your stay with Flexi Flights
  • Return airport shuttle transfers within Scotland 
  • 12 nights’ twin share centrally located standard accommodation 
  • Delicious daily breakfast 
  • ScotRail Pass for unlimited flexibility and convenience on all included trains
  • Journey on the legendary Jacobite Steam Train
  • Tickets to the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on selected July and August departure dates
  • Entry to Dunrobin Castle
  • Full-day tour in a Mercedes mini coach to the Isle of Skye, including a stop at Eilean Donan Castle
  • Scotch Whisky experience in Edinburgh
  • Valid for Summer 2020 season travel

 

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