11 Day Guided Holiday - Edinburgh Military Tattoo departure

From AU$5,800*
per person, twin share


Follow in the footsteps of historical figures and literary giants on an 11-day guided tour of Scotland and England.

In Edinburgh be dazzled by the jewels of Scottish royalty and join a Local Expert as you explore the best the city has to offer. Dine with Sir Ludovic, a Scottish Baronet, on his 10,000-acre coastal home - Ardgowan Castle. He’ll tell you about the castle's history and surrounding area as you enjoy traditional tea and scones. Cruise the English Lake District and, marvel at Stonehenge's monoliths.


  • 11 Cities
  • 2 Countries
  • Country Roads

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1, 2025

Price Per Person, Twin Share  Please enquire for solo pricing
Travel Season: Ask us about more departures for 2024 and 2025
Travel Season From Price
Aug  4 ,2024 #  (Edinburgh Military Tattoo) AU$8,050
Sep 1, 2024 # AU$7,000*
Sep 15, 2024# AU$6,323*
May 11, 2025 AU$7,550*
Jun 22, 2025 AU$7,675*
Jul 6, 2024 AU$7,675*
Aug 3, 2025#  (Edinburgh Military Tattoo) AU$8,775*
Aug 10, 2025 (Edinburgh Military Tattoo) AU$8,775*
Aug 17, 2025 (Edinburgh Military Tattoo) AU$8,775*
Bookings are subject to availability. Valid for sale until sold out. Prices correct at time of publishing.



  • 11-day premium guided tour of Scotland and England.
  • 10 nights accommodation in handpicked, highly rated hotels including portage
  • 10 breakfasts, 1 afternoon tea, 1 dinner, 4 dinners with wine.
  • Transfers on arrival and departure as per itinerary start and end dates
  • Complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available)
  • Learn about the landmarks, history and culture that makes your destination special from your Travel Director and Local Experts.
  • Visit Ardgowan Estate for a Private Tour and traditional Scottish tea made from local ingredients.


Day 1: Welcome to Edinburgh

Welcome to Scotland – land of legends and romance, from the great cultural cities in the south, to the dramatic mountains and misty lochs of the Highlands. On arrival at Edinburgh Airport, transfers depart for your hotel at 09:00, 11:00 and 13:00. Then the rest of the day is yours to relax before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers at 16:30 for a Welcome Dinner of modern European cuisine and wine at a chic bistro tucked away in the New Town.

Day 2: Edinburgh, The Capital of Culture

Join a Local Expert to see the highlights of the city. Enjoy a drive along Princes Street to the ornate Scott Memorial and see the 18th century New Town with its neoclassical Adam facades. Over in the Old Town, see the Palace of Holyroodhouse – the official Scottish residence of His Majesty, The King and visit the castle, home of Mons Meg, the Stone of Destiny and the Honours of Scotland, Scotland’s glittering Crown Jewels. With the afternoon at leisure, why not visit the art treasures in the National Gallery? On select departures, you will also attend The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo — a colourful mix of pipes and drums, dance and display, set against the floodlit backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.

Day 3: Ardgowan and Gretna Green

Depart the majestic Scottish capital and journey to Ardgowan, set on a stunning 10,000-acre coastal estate. Sir Ludovic Shaw Stewart welcomes you to his family castle. Learn the history of the area, the Shaw Stewart family and the conservation efforts to protect the land on this MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience, followed by a degustation of traditional Scottish tea and scones. Continue to Gretna Green to see the famous spot where runaway lovers were married over the anvil at the blacksmith’s shop. Your travels continues to the picturesque English Lake District and dinner is served at your hotel in Kendal.

Day 4: English Poets and the Lake District Experience

Devote the day to a scenic wonderland of rugged mountains and tranquil waters – inspiration to a host of English poets. Visit Wordsworth’s grave in the small churchyard at Grasmere. Appreciate the scenic beauty of the English Lake District on a relaxing cruise admiring the magnificent views of rugged mountains, secluded bays and wooded islands. Then, embark on a nostalgic steam train ride along the banks of the beautiful River Leven.

Day 5: Windermere to York

Enjoy a morning at leisure before travelling through the Yorkshire Dales to arrive at the charming village of Haworth. Visit the Brontë Parsonage Museum, created within the actual home of the Brontë family. Learn about the family’s literary legacy and what inspired them from the surroundings of their own home. Your journey continues to York, one of the oldest cities in England. In the evening join a family for a home-hosted meal at the historic Thirsk Hall. This grade II* listed three-storey town house was built in 1720 and extended in 1770 by York architect John Carr.

Day 6: The Viking City of York

Enjoy an exploration of one of Britain’s most historic cities, controlled by the Vikings during the 9th and 10th century and now renowned for its exquisite architecture. Walk within the town walls with a Local Expert to see the huge York Minster, Britain’s largest medieval cathedral. Explore the tangle of quaint, narrow, cobbled streets and see the Shambles. There is plenty of time to further explore on your own, perhaps visit the National Railway Museum housing over 300 years of history, or continue wandering the well-preserved city walls?

Day 7: Lincoln’s Magna Carta

Explore Lincoln with Insight Choice. Visit Lincoln Castle, one of the finest Norman castles in England, for a chance to see one of the four remaining copies of the Magna Carta. Alternatively, join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience to visit a local café fighting against poverty, for delicious tea and cakes. Continue to pretty Stratford, beautifully situated on the River Avon. Your hotel is set in its own private grounds, just a short walk from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and the town’s wealth of black and white timber-framed buildings.

Day 8: Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon

Discover how William Shakespeare and his incredible works continue to delight audiences today when you visit his birthplace, full of interesting memorabilia and artefacts relating to his life. Later, join your Travel Director for a traditional Sunday roast dinner, served with Yorkshire pudding and all the trimmings.

Day 9: The Cotswolds, Blenheim Palace and Bath

An enchanting day awaits in the morning. Cross the beautiful Cotswold hills, a chocolate box scene of golden stone villages with roses round the doors. Visit the magnificent stately home and gardens of Blenheim Palace, the greatest building of the English Baroque, and learn more about Churchill’s life at Blenheim during a talk by a historian. Continue to the elegant Georgian city of Bath, built in
amphitheatre style on the surrounding hills. Your Travel Director introduces you to the Pulteney Bridge, built in mellow local stone. See the angels climbing Jacob’s Ladder on Bath Abbey.

Day 10: Bath

The City of Bath is a UNESCO World Heritage Site built above one of Britain’s thermal, mineral springs. Enjoy a visit to its incredibly well-preserved Roman Baths. With the rest of the day at leisure, why not soak and relax with a visit to Thermae Spa? In the evening, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers at Brasserie Blanc. Raise a glass over your Celebration Dinner to commend your wonderful journey, while enjoying a delicious French-inspired meal accompanied with wine.

Day 11: Ancient Stonehenge to London

Travel across Salisbury Plain to visit the prehistoric and mysterious Stonehenge, where the strange and awe-inspiring monoliths are reputed to be up to 5,000 years old. Continue into the heart of Wiltshire to reach the city of Salisbury where you have time at leisure to enjoy lunch and explore the city. See the tallest spire in England, atop the medieval cathedral and walk the streets to observe an architectural timeline from the city’s medieval walls and half-timbered Tudor town houses to Georgian mansions and Victorian villas. Your journey concludes upon arrival at the London trip hotel.

Terms & Conditions

  • Bookings subject to availability.
  • Prices are per person twin share, in Australian Dollars.
  • Pricing correct as at 27 May  2024 and may fluctuate due to changes in availability, surcharges, fees or taxes and currency fluctuation.
  • Standard Travel Club Terms and Conditions apply.
  • This tour is offered and managed by Insight Vacations and their terms and conditions apply. Internal flights are included in this tour.
  • Prices shown are per person.  Subject to availability. Price land only and excludes flights.
  • Cancellation and change fees apply. Bookings are non-transferable.
  • Travel insurance is not included in the package. Please ensure you have valid Travel Insurance, or request a quotation.

TRAVELFLEX Important guidelines:

These offers are provided by Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific Pty Ltd ACN 090 083 613 (Developer) via the TravelFlex benefit as part of Lifestyle by Wyndham membership and are subject to availability at time of booking.  TravelFlex is available to all Lifestyle Gold members and above.

  • You can use up to maximum number of credits as listed below of your Lifestyle Qualified credits toward TravelFlex:
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    • 90,000 credits  for Platinum
    • 150,000 credits for 100 Club
  •  It is a limited offer which can only be used once before the expiry date
  • Your credits must have a minimum of 6 months / 180 days validity for use with TravelFlex
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  • If you do not have enough allocated tokens per above, a fee of AU$131 is payable per 10,000 credits (or part thereof) exchanged
  • If you prefer to use less credits and more cash, we can adjust the pricing accordingly