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Edinburgh Tattoo & York

3 days from £245*
Departing: August 2018
* Price shown: 24 August 2018 from -
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Newmarket's original Edinburgh Tattoo coach trip!

Don't miss your chance to enjoy, first-hand, the colour, pomp and pageantry of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. In the iconic setting of the esplanade in front of Edinburgh Castle, massed pipes and drums, dancers and display teams come together to create a dazzling, unforgettable and magical spectacle that ends with the lone piper on the battlements above. It's an experience unlike anything else, and one that has enchanted hundreds of Newmarket customers each year since our first visit way back in 1984.

Edinburgh Tattoo And York Coach Trip Highlights

  • A seat on the Castle Esplanade to experience the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in all its pomp and pageantry
  • The opportunity to join an optional panoramic tour around Edinburgh's main sights, which ends with a visit to the Royal Apartments at Holyroodhouse
  • Time to experience the creativity, energy and excitement of Edinburgh at Festival time
  • A stop to explore the fascinating walled city of historic York

What does the price include?

  • A seat for the early evening performance of the 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 Coach Trip Itinerary

Day One: Travel from home to your hotel

Leaving your pick-up point by coach, in the early morning, we'll head north, stopping for lunch on the way to your hotel.

Day Two: Spend the day in Edinburgh

This morning we'll travel through the unspoilt Border Country to Scotland's capital city, Edinburgh.

Once in Edinburgh you'll be free to spend the afternoon exploring the 'Athens of the North' at your own pace, or to join our knowledgeable guide for an optional city tour. See Edinburgh Castle, St Giles' Cathedral, the Princes Street Gardens, and Princes Street (home to Jenners, the world's oldest department store, and to landmarks like the Sir Walter Scott monument) as well as 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 the lone piper playing a lament for the fallen atop the Half Moon Battery ramparts.

We'll leave Edinburgh at about 10.00pm, and head back to the hotel for a good night's sleep.

Day Three: Travel back home via York

After breakfast, we'll begin the journey back to your pick-up point. En route we'll stop in historic York for one last holiday highlight. Explore this distinctive walled city and enjoyed a spot of lunch (payable locally), before we continue homeward, arriving back in the local area by mid-to-late evening.
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Date Price From
03 August 2018
03 August 2018 £245
10 August 2018
10 August 2018 £245
17 August 2018
17 August 2018 £245
24 August 2018
24 August 2018 £245
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.

Teesside Area Hotel 

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 672 reviews
(7 out of 10)

NEIL

Perth, Australia Couple
Tour manager should sit on bus and talk on microphone and talk about places of interest along the way. In fact coach driver could have everything she did and you would save on wages and accommodation. Get a driver with more personality and the trip would have been better. As for accommodation.. I've stayed in better hotels in 3rd world countries than staying in that place.
I did a trip with you and a trip with Crusaders . Next time a take a trip with Crusaders. No tour manager just driver. He was fun and accommodation was excellent.
Crusaders is your competition and they are years ahead of you.
Although I can say your reservationists were better than crusaders.

Thankyou for an average trip.

Neil
Confirmed traveller: 27 August 2017
Published on: 24 September 2017
(9 out of 10)

MICHAEL

Carshalton Couple
Hotel is rubbish very basil faulty , food was rubbish staff really couldn't care, bar looked like it was shut with towels over the pumps staff looking at mobile, only fruit juice they had was orange juice .
Rooms had dust all over. Toilet wouldn't flush properly.
Hotel so far away 3 hr drive back after tattoo so didn't get back till 0100
Confirmed traveller: 27 August 2017
Published on: 18 September 2017
(5 out of 10)

LARRY

Newark Couple
It was a trip we had looked forward to for so many years. The event itself was a great experience very enjoyable but the weekend was spoiled by the choice of hotel. Very basic, though it was clean with good food, the whereabouts and facilities was very poor. no loo rolls or tissues only enough tea/coffee for one drink each. Usually at a hotel bar it is possible to buy a draught beer, not here. Not very appealing on first sight having boarded up windows on the front...Isolated.
Confirmed traveller: 27 August 2017
Published on: 15 September 2017