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Edinburgh Tattoo & York

3 days from £235*
Departing: August 2017
* Price shown: 11 August 2017 from - - EDT

Spectacular sights and Scottish heritage

Here's your chance to enjoy, first-hand, the colour, pomp and pageantry of the Edinburgh Tattoo. Massed pipes and drums, dancers and display teams create a dazzling, unforgettable and totally magical spectacle, which ends with the lone piper on the battlements above Edinburgh Castle.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • A seat for the early evening performance of the Edinburgh Tattoo
  • A visit to York
  • A visit to Edinburgh
  • Two nights' bed and English breakfast accommodation in a hotel in the Teesside Area
  • Coach travel throughout
  • The services of a Newmarket Tour Manager
  • Government taxes and service charges

Single rooms are available for a supplement


Day One

Leaving the local area in the early morning we'll head north, stopping for lunch on the way to our weekend hotel.

Day Two

This morning we head north, through the unspoilt Border country, to Edinburgh - the "Athens of the North". Upon arrival the rest of the afternoon is free for you to explore Princes Street and the fascinating lanes and wynds of the famous Royal Mile. Alternatively, join our optional guided tour. On Princes Street, we'll pass Jenners - the oldest department store in the world. We'll see the Castle, St Giles Cathedral, the Princes Street Gardens, the Sir Walter Scott monument and the Royal Mile, before ending the tour by exploring the lavish rooms of the Royal Apartments at Holyroodhouse.

In the early evening we'll head to the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle for the Military Tattoo - the highlight of our visit - for a fantastic evening of music, pomp and pageantry, which ends with the lone piper on the battlements above Edinburgh Castle. We'll leave Edinburgh at about 10.00pm, and head back to the hotel for a good night's sleep.

Day Three

After breakfast we'll begin our homeward journey. However, our holiday is by no means over. En route we'll visit vibrant, historic York. After time to explore and have some lunch, we'll restart our journey home, arriving in the local area by mid to late evening.
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Date Price From Code
04 August 2017
04 August 2017 £235.00 NB7EDT01
11 August 2017
11 August 2017 £235.00 NB7EDT01
18 August 2017
18 August 2017 £235.00 NB7EDT01
25 August 2017
25 August 2017 £235.00 NB7EDT01

Teesside Area Hotel 

You will be staying in a good hotel in the Teesside area, such as the Holiday Inn, Darlington or the Thistle Hotel, Middlesbrough. All rooms have private bathrooms, TV, telephones and tea- and coffee-making facilities, and all hotels have good restaurant and bar facilities.

Further Information

Evening meals

You may wish to pre-book an evening meal at the hotel on the first night of your stay for a supplement. This represents excellent value for money and is a very popular option with our clients.

Ticket upgrades

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.

Access to the Tattoo

There is a short but steeply inclined walk of 80 metres up Castlehill, the old cobbled approach to the Esplanade. There is then a further 60-metre walk on average, followed by steps up to the spectator stands where generally, the seating is quite steeply tiered. You will have plenty of time to make your way to and from the Esplanade and will be able to go at your own pace. Wheelchairs can be sited at ground level under the North stand at all performances and disabled toilets are available on the Esplanade.

Coach seating arrangements

Your seats on the main coach will be allocated for you in advance, taking into consideration any special requests wherever possible. Your Tour Manager or driver will advise you where to sit as you board the coach. This will be your seat for the duration of the tour. (Seats are not allocated on any connecting services to and from the main coach.)

Joining your holiday

Your final travel documents, including the exact time and place of departure, will be sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure, providing all payments have been made. We are unable to give exact departure times before this.

Meal arrangements

Where meals are not included, your Tour Manager will ensure there are suitable stops made for you to purchase and enjoy lunch and/or dinner each day.

Special requirements

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.

Disabled access

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.

Triple rooms

The majority of these consist of a double bed and an extra bed that is often only suitable for children. If this is a concern, you may wish to consider booking more than one room for your group.

Edinburgh Tattoo - 3 days reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Edinburgh Tattoo - 3 daysScores 7.8 out of 10 based on 585 reviews
(1 out of 10)


Plymouth Friends
We would not recommend this holiday to anyone as the hotel was 4 1/2 hours away from Edinburgh and therefore it made the day a very long one, particularly as we only arrived the night before at 8.15 pm!! - This was due to mishaps on the way because the taxi drivers taking clients to the wrong pick up places and therefore we had to wait at one stage an hour and a half because of traffic and the fact that the taxi driver took the clients to the wrong pick up point!! Consequently it made the journey longer to get to our destination.

Secondly, my partner and I had been to see the Edinburgh Tattoo several times before and we have always had brilliant seats but we were both disappointed with our seats this time and besides all the people from our coach seemed to be scattered all over the place and not together. We were too far away from the actual display although we were sat nearer to the castle we could see people coming and going, but to actually watch the display itself all the people showing their skills etc were at the opposite end.

Thirdly, the hotel, although clean and the beds were very comfortable, some of the staff were quite helpful. However, we did pay the £17 for the evening meal on the Friday (which we were pleased we had as we were both very tired) we found that the meal was not worth the amount which we paid for.

The coach drivers, Malcolm and Penny were lovely and I would dearly love to see them again on other tours. I didn't think Sharon, the courier, was well presented for Newmarket as she was not in uniform and what she actually wore, especially on the first day the Friday, was definitely not suitable. She actually wasn't needed at all really as both drivers were quite capable of doing her job and in fact most of the time they told her what to say!

Coming home, we left late because of two people who got lost in York (which I know one can get lost in York) but we were half an hour late which makes the trip home longer. The drop off point for the Bristol crowd the taxi driver was waiting on the wrong side of the road so we had to wait for him to get over to our side of the road before we could set off for the rest of our journey. My partner and I were the last to get off in Plymouth and the coach arrived at 10 to midnight. It was a long and tiring weekend and no we wouldn't do it again and certainly will not recommend the trip to any of our friends. Sorry to be blunt.
Confirmed traveller: 28 August 2016
Published on: 18 October 2016
(10 out of 10)


chester Friends
The hotel and Tatoo were both excellent. We had a lovely time in York on our return journey. Longer there than anticipated, which was great to be able to look around. The Tour Manager was very professional and helpful. I would very much recommend this trip to everyone.
Confirmed traveller: 28 August 2016
Published on: 09 October 2016
(8 out of 10)


Liverpool Family
Great breake to Edinburgh throughly enjoyed the Edinburgh tattto and tour events of Edinburgh
Confirmed traveller: 28 August 2016
Published on: 05 October 2016
(9 out of 10)


wantage, oxon Couple
enjoyed it all
Confirmed traveller: 28 August 2016
Published on: 03 October 2016
(8 out of 10)


Salford Single traveller
Fantastic weekend break. Everything was good except hotel was too far away from edinburgh.
Confirmed traveller: 28 August 2016
Published on: 01 October 2016
(5 out of 10)


Stoke Family
Enjoyed the tattoo, we only had half a day in Scotland due to how far out we were with the hotel.late picking us up but no one informed us just when the coach arrived traffic was bad.we were going on the coach all of 25 minutes came off at sandbach services for a stop when you had two drivers.
Confirmed traveller: 28 August 2016
Published on: 01 October 2016
(3 out of 10)


The hotel was too far from Edinburgh.
Confirmed traveller: 28 August 2016
Published on: 01 October 2016