Experience the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo—a not-to-be-missed international spectacle performed annually on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle—on CIE Tours’ 5- or 6-day Taste of Scotland itineraries. All CIE Tours’ vacations that visit Edinburgh during the Tattoo dates (Aug. 1-22 departures) include reserved seats for the event, which features music, ceremonial processions, theater and dance staged by performers from over 48 countries, including Scottish Regiments.

In addition to the show, guests have the opportunity to drive around George Square in Glasgow and visit Provand’s Lordship, Glasgow’s oldest house built in 1471; embark on a short cruise on Loch Ness at Fort Augustus while keeping an eye out for its infamous lake creature; and learn how whisky is distilled before sampling a few swigs at the Blair Athol Distillery in Pitlochry. Rates start at $896 for the 5-day Taste of Scotland tour; $1,116 for the 6-day tour. Both tours include accomodations, sightseeing by luxury coach; a tour guide; daily breakfast (except on day one) and three dinners, including a special table d’hote dinner. For more information, call (800) 243-8687 or visit cietours.com.