Discover Edinburgh and the Edinburgh Tattoo.
No matter how big, modern or widescreen your TV, it simply cannot do justice to the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. So why watch it from an armchair at home, when you can actually be there, seeing and hearing the performance as it happens?
The sight, sound, scale and sheer spectacle of the Tattoo's military bands, massed pipes and drums, and display teams in full dress uniform - not to mention its unique location - has to be seen to be believed.
As many people enthusiastically tell us, the Tattoo really is one of those goose-bump moments in life that you have to experience at least once. So, what are you waiting for?
Edinburgh Tattoo And York Tour Highlights
What you can look forward to
- A seat on the Castle Esplanade to experience the Edinburgh Tattoo in all its pomp and pageantry
- Time to take a good look around Edinburgh
- An opportunity to join an optional panoramic tour and see Edinburgh Castle, St Giles' Cathedral, the Princes Street Gardens, Princes Street (and the world's oldest department store, Jenners), the Sir Walter Scott monument and the Royal Mile, which ends with a visit to the Royal Apartments at Holyroodhouse
- A stop to explore the fascinating walled city of historic York
It's all included in the price
- A seat for the early evening performance of the legendary Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo (upgrades available)
- A visit to York
- A visit to Scotland's capital city, Edinburgh
- Two nights' bed and English breakfast accommodation in a good hotel in the Teesside area
- Comfortable coach travel throughout
- The services of a friendly Tour Manager
Single rooms are available for a supplement
Must see: Holyrood Palace, or to give it its official title The Palace of Holyroodhouse; the official residence of Her Majesty the Queen in Scotland.
Fascinating fact: Since the first performance in 1950, more than 13 million people have attended the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
You say: "Had a great weekend... Wouldn't have missed it for the world. Better than watching it on the TV."
Edinburgh Tattoo And York Tour Itinerary
Every day a new experience
Day One: Travel from home
Leaving the local area in the early morning we'll head north, stopping for lunch on the way to your hotel.
Day Two: Journey through the Border country to Edinburgh
This morning we'll travel through the unspoilt Border country to Scotland's capital city, Edinburgh.
On arrival, you're free to spend the afternoon exploring the 'Athens of the North' at your own pace. Or to make the most of your visit, why not join our optional guided tour? Your knowledgeable guide will take you past landmarks such as Edinburgh Castle, St Giles' Cathedral, the Princes Street Gardens, Princes Street (home to Jenners, the oldest department store in the world). Other highlights include the Sir Walter Scott monument and, of course, the Royal Mile. The tour concludes with an unmissable visit to the Royal Apartments at Holyroodhouse.
In the early evening, you'll head to the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle for the Royal Military Tattoo: the unforgettable high point of your visit. The rousing, celebratory event features British Armed Forces, Commonwealth and International military bands, dance and display teams, and climaxes with the haunting sight and sound of a lone piper on the battlements above the Castle.
We'll leave Edinburgh at about 10.00pm, and head back to the hotel for a good night's sleep.
Day Three: Visit York on your way home
After breakfast, we'll begin the journey home. Your break is by no means over, though. En route, you'll visit historic York. After time to explore this distinctive walled city and enjoyed a spot of lunch (payable locally), you'll continue homeward, arriving back in the local area by mid-to-late evening.
|Departure Date||Price From|
| Fri 04 Aug 2017||£235.00|
| Fri 11 Aug 2017||£235.00|
| Fri 18 Aug 2017||£235.00|
| Fri 25 Aug 2017||£235.00|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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