A school music tour to Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, offers your students the opportunity to explore the musical heritage of the country and perform to some of the most welcoming audiences in the British Isles!

You’ll have a choice of unforgettable venues for your performances, from the historic St. Giles’ Cathedral, to the Botanical Gardens and the spectacular Stirling Castle. And when you’re not performing, you’ll be able to explore this beautiful city, making sure to include visits to its iconic castle and the famous Royal Mile.

Edinburgh is a wonderful place to visit with your ensemble at any time of year, but during August you’ll have the opportunity to choose to attend the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Venues

St. Giles' Cathedral View
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St. Giles' Cathedral

The focal point of the Scottish Reformation, and regarded as the Mother Church of World Presbyterianism, St. Giles' Cathedral is...

Edinburgh Farmers' Market View
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Edinburgh Farmers' Market

Perform an outdoor concert in the heart of Edinburgh at this wonderful farmers' market, which is held in the shadow...

Strachan House Care Home View
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Strachan House Care Home

A warm welcome is guaranteed for your ensemble at Strachan House Care Home! The residents and staff are very used...

Stirling Castle View
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Stirling Castle

One of the greatest castles in Scotland, Stirling Castle is famous for its impressive architecture and spectacular surroundings. Your band...

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh View
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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Founded in 1670, the Royal Botanic Garden is one of Edinburgh's most popular tourist destinations. The 70 acre site...

Suggested Itinerary (4 days, 3 nights)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary
1

Travel to Edinburgh

Arrive in Edinburgh

Free time to explore the city

Check in to accommodation

Evening meal at accommodation

2

Breakfast at accommodation

Concert either at St. Giles Cathedral or the Botanical Gardens (depending on ensemble)

Evening meal at accommodation

3

Breakfast at accommodation

Day out to the Scottish borders, including possibility to visit the Wallace Memorial

Afternoon concert in the area

Early evening meal at accommodation

Attend the Edinburgh Military Tattoo (in August only)

4

Breakfast at accommodation

Visit to the Real Mary King's Close

Return travel

Arrive back home

4 days, 3 nights Price from £232 pp
  • Executive coach (TV/DVD/WC)
  • Arrangement of 2 concerts including publicity and advertising
  • 4 nights' accommodation
  • Free staff place ratio 1:10
  • Detailed final itinerary
  • Motorway tolls and parking fees
  • VAT at current rates to tour operators
  • Free itinerary planning service

Accommodation

Excursions

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

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Edinburgh Castle dominates the capital's skyline and offers stunning views of the city and countryside.… Read More

Camera Obscura and World of Illusion

Camera Obscura and World of Illusion

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The Camera Obscura show is a fascinating and highly amusing way to see the city and learn about its history.… Read More

National Museum of Scotland

National Museum of Scotland

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The National Museum of Scotland is a must-visit on a school trip to Edinburgh. Here, you'll find exhibitions covering everything from Mary Queen of Scots to Dolly the Sheep.… Read More

Edinburgh Old Town (Royal Mile)

Edinburgh Old Town (Royal Mile)

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The Royal Mile, which cuts through Edinburgh's Old Town, is one of the most famous streets in the UK. … Read More

The National Wallace Monument

The National Wallace Monument

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The National Wallace Monument commemorates Sir William Wallace, one of Scotland's national heroes.… Read More

Harry Potter Walking Tour, Edinburgh

Harry Potter Walking Tour, Edinburgh

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On a Harry Potter walking tour, your students will visit some of the locations that inspired one of the best-selling book series in history.… Read More

Scottish Owl Centre

Scottish Owl Centre

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The Scottish Owl Centre is home to the largest collection of owls in the world. Your students will love the opportunity to learn more about these incredible creatures and their diversity. … Read More

Alnwick Castle

Alnwick Castle

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Alnwick Castle is the second largest inhabited castle in England. Your students may recognise the castle, as it has appeared in the Harry Potter films. You can even choose to include a broomstick training experience at the castle!… Read More

Dynamic Earth

Dynamic Earth

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Dynamic Earth is a science centre and Scotland's largest interactive visitor attraction. Find out how our planet was created, how it's evolving and what hazards threaten its future. … Read More

Palace of Holyroodhouse

Palace of Holyroodhouse

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The Palace of Holyroodhouse, also known as Holyrood Palace, is the official residence of the British monarch in Scotland. Sitting… Read More

Real Mary King's Close

Real Mary King's Close

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This historic close is buried underneath the Royal Mile and offers the opportunity to step back in time to the 17th century. You'll learn about the people who lived here and discover some of the mysteries that shroud this unique place. … Read More

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1 Creating Your Perfect Trip

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2 Launching your trip to parents and students

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3 After you've booked

Your dedicated Itinerary Coordinator will work with you on the finer details of your trip

4 While you're away

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5 After your trip

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I love when I get the chance to go on tour with a group and see first-hand the dream that I've helped to make into a reality. – Alison Fox Music Sales & Product Manager

Don't take our word for it …

We had a really wonderful few days and thoroughly enjoyed singing in the venues selected. The highlight of the trip was the Last Post Ceremony and the Menin Gate. We were asked to sing a an additional piece of music which meant that they could hold an extended version of the Ceremony. — Excelsis Choir , July 2017

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