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Edinburgh Tattoo & Gretna Green

Pomp and pageantry

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.

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • A seat for the Edinburgh Tattoo
  • A visit to Gretna Green
  • Two nights' bed and Scottish breakfast accommodation in the Ayrshire or Strathclyde area
  • Coach travel throughout
  • The services of a friendly Tour Manager
  • Government taxes and service charges

Itinerary

Day One

Leaving the local area in the early morning we'll head to Scotland and our hotel, breaking our journey at a convenient place of interest on the way.

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 head to 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.

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. In the afternoon we'll head home, returning to your local area by mid evening.
Departure county Pick-up points
Cheshire
Cheshire Ellesmere Port, Northwich, Sale, Stockport, Wilmslow
Lancashire
Lancashire Bolton, Manchester, Oldham, Preston, Rochdale
Merseyside
Merseyside Birkenhead, Liverpool, Southport, St Helens
Shropshire
Shropshire Telford
Staffordshire
Staffordshire Newcastle Under Lyme, Stoke On Trent
West Midlands
West Midlands Birmingham, Coventry, Solihull, Wolverhampton
Warwickshire
Warwickshire Nuneaton
Worcestershire
Worcestershire Bromsgrove, Worcester

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. All seats are located in the stands on either side of the castle 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 & Gretna Green reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Edinburgh Tattoo & Gretna GreenScores 7.9 out of 10 based on 132 reviews
(7 out of 10)

Henry

glossop Couple
after watching the tattoo .enjoyed every minute.but when i watched it on tv there were things on that i did not see whilst there,like the motorcyclist and other performers.i did not expect to watch a reduced performance. i thought i payed to watch the full show .so i felt let down
Confirmed traveller: 21 August 2016
Published on: 10 October 2016
(8 out of 10)

JANET

sandbach cheshire Family
a very enjoyable trip. Loved the Tattoo.
Confirmed traveller: 21 August 2016
Published on: 15 September 2016
(10 out of 10)

RUTH

formby Family
Had a lovley time treated well everything explained reall enjoyable break
Confirmed traveller: 21 August 2016
Published on: 14 September 2016
(5 out of 10)

Jo & Alan

leicester Couple
To far ,hotel too far from event manager talked as though we were 5 year olds.
Confirmed traveller: 14 August 2016
Published on: 17 September 2016
(8 out of 10)

JOHN

Huddersfield Couple
Very good
Confirmed traveller: 14 August 2016
Published on: 16 September 2016
(4 out of 10)

WAYNE

Leicester Couple
Coach trip took far too long too many breaks for the driver should have had two drivers , pick ups to far from the motorway , hotel too far from Edinburgh no change of clothing possible , evening meal very poor breakfast perfect , bus driver ignorant chucking his check board on to the bonnet of a new car outside the hotel when questioned about it his reply was " it's not my car" , no drinks offered on the journey 12.5 hrs , 45 mins for your lunch and shopping outlet not long enough
Confirmed traveller: 14 August 2016
Published on: 15 September 2016
(7 out of 10)

CHRISTINE

Newcastle Friends
Overall very good. Have been going for last 10 years but pick up is getting later and later Friday is a wasted day.
Confirmed traveller: 14 August 2016
Published on: 15 September 2016