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Edinburgh Tattoo, Lochs & Steam

4 days from £365*
Departing: August 2017
* Price shown: 06 August 2017 from - - ESH
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A host of Scottish highlights

A cruise on the sparkling waters of Loch Katrine aboard the SS Sir Walter Scott, a journey on the steam-hauled Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway and an unforgettable evening enjoying the colour, music, pomp and pageantry Edinburgh Military Tattoo. These are just three of the highlights that await you on this great-value, summer coach break.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Coach travel throughout
  • Three nights' bed and Scottish breakfast accommodation in a good hotel in the Glasgow/Strathclyde area
  • A three-course evening meal at the hotel on Days One and Three
  • A seat for the Edinburgh Tattoo
  • An orientation tour of Edinburgh
  • A cruise on Loch Katrine aboard SS 'Sir Walter Scott'
  • A return journey on the Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway
  • Visits to Moffat and Gretna Green
  • The services of a Newmarket Tour Manager
  • Government taxes and service charges

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Itinerary

Day One

Leaving the local area in the early morning we'll head to Edinburgh, stopping en route in Gretna Green - a favoured wedding venue for eloping couples since 1745! Weddings still take place every day at The Old Blacksmith's Shop. The complex also houses an exhibition, a sculpture garden and a few shops.

Time-permitting, we'll also stop at the Gretna Gateway Outlet Village, where all the stores offer up to 50 per cent off their normal high street prices. We will then continue to our weekend hotel.

Day Two

After a full Scottish breakfast, we'll board the steam-hauled Bo'ness and Kinneil railway for a round trip along the southern shore of the Firth of Forth. After the chance to visit the Scottish Railway Exhibition at Bo'ness, we'll continue to Edinburgh. Join our short orientation city tour, on which you'll see Jenners - the oldest department store in the world - the Castle, St Giles Cathedral, the Princes Street Gardens, the Sir Walter Scott monument and the Royal Mile, before enjoying an afternoon of exploring, perhaps visiting Holyroodhouse (entry fee payable locally).

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 and colour, pomp and pageantry, which ends with the spectacle of the lone piper patrolling the battlements, silhouetted against the night sky. We'll leave Edinburgh at the end of the Tattoo, arriving back at the hotel some time after midnight.

Day Three

This morning we'll head to the famous Trossachs, an outstandingly beautiful area of mountains, lochs, rivers and woodlands, which has inspired Scottish poets and writers for generations.

We'll then cruise the sparkling waters of Loch Katrine, aboard the screw steamer SS 'Sir Walter Scott', before visiting the quaint town of Callander (the 'Tannochbrae' of TV's 'Dr Finlay's Casebook').

Day Four

After breakfast we'll head for home, stopping en route in the delightful town of Moffat - with its excellent range of cafes and gift shops, walks and gardens, it's the perfect place to break the journey. In the afternoon we'll head home, returning to your local area by early to mid evening.
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Date Price From Code
06 August 2017
06 August 2017 £365.00 NB7ESH01
09 August 2017
09 August 2017 £365.00 NB7ESH01
13 August 2017
13 August 2017 £365.00 NB7ESH01
16 August 2017
16 August 2017 £365.00 NB7ESH01
20 August 2017
20 August 2017 £365.00 NB7ESH01
23 August 2017
23 August 2017 £365.00 NB7ESH01

Glasgow/Strathclyde Area Hotel 

You will be staying in a good hotel in the Glasgow/Strathclyde area such as the Bothwell Bridge Hotel, Glasgow or the Bruce Hotel, East Kilbride. All bedrooms will have private facilities, telephones, colour TV and tea- and coffee-making facilities.

Further Information

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.

Edinburgh Tattoo, Lochs & Steam reviews verified by Reevoo

Edinburgh Tattoo, Lochs & SteamScores 7.9 out of 10 based on 330 reviews
(7 out of 10)

Valerie

Portishead bristol Couple
Some aspects were disappointing
Confirmed traveller: 24 August 2016
Published on: 20 September 2016
(8 out of 10)

DAVID

Devizes Couple
Hotel rooms O.K.

Meals O.K. But VERY slow service

Tattoo Fantastic, but time in Edinburgh was too short to see places of interest and too long for those wishing to just look around the shops, bearing in mind that there were quite a few older people.

Train Journey Interesting and novel.

Boat trip Nobody can be responsible for the weather!

The trip before the tattoo, followed by walking around Edinburgh and then the
tattoo,was a very long day, particularly following the long journey to Scotland.
Confirmed traveller: 24 August 2016
Published on: 17 September 2016
(8 out of 10)

Rae

Gloucestershire Couple
A interesting break. Guide was informative. Enjoyed the train and boat trips . But the Edinburgh Tattoo was the best.
Confirmed traveller: 24 August 2016
Published on: 16 September 2016
(5 out of 10)

Carole

kingsteignton Couple
Far too many hours spent on the coach travelling to arranged excursions (at least two hours each way) with no opportunity for lunch breaks. Tour manager would not commit to advising quests what the itinery for each day was or point out points/places of interest when passed. There must have been plenty of history about Scotland that he could have told everyone about. Newmarket said when we booked this holiday that disabled passengers would be dropped at cobble street near Edinburgh castle for the tattoo, we were dropped three streets away! A very painful walk for many disabled passengers!! We noted other Tour operators treated their passengers with more support.
Confirmed traveller: 24 August 2016
Published on: 16 September 2016
(7 out of 10)

ROBERT

Northwoodgreen . Gloucestershire Couple
Very good
Confirmed traveller: 24 August 2016
Published on: 16 September 2016
(9 out of 10)

J

Malmesbury Couple
all staff everywhere incl. at tattoo very helpful...i had my mobility scooter with me.
the 2 drivers, chris and chris were great....the tour manager robert thomas was so knowledgeable. robert, i could see, worked well with his colleagues and was a kind and very understanding man to all customers and drivers. he kindly and quietly kept a couple of female passengers QUIET....dealt with that well.. several of us other passengers finding their "cackling" not good (for me, at least). beautiful scenery and weather mostly good made it a lovely trip...thank you, robert and drivers xxxxx
Confirmed traveller: 24 August 2016
Published on: 15 September 2016
(10 out of 10)

FRANCES

Corwall Couple
It was fine but the tour manager give lack of information most information was giving by the driver s
Confirmed traveller: 24 August 2016
Published on: 15 September 2016