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Edinburgh Tattoo, Northumbria & Lindisfarne

4 days from £345*
Departing: August 2018
* Price shown: 10 August 2018 from -
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British history and heritage

Experience the unforgettable Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Enjoy the pomp and pageantry of this magical spectacle that ends with the lone piper atop the battlements of Edinburgh Castle. With tours of the wild Northumbrian countryside and the chance to explore the historic 'holy' island of Lindisfarne included, this is a weekend away you can't afford to miss.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Coach travel throughout
  • Three nights' bed and English breakfast accommodation in a hotel in the Teesside area
  • Three-course evening meals on Days One and Three
  • A seat at the Edinburgh Tattoo (upgrades available)
  • A full day exploring Northumbria
  • Visits to Bamburgh, Lindisfarne and Harrogate
  • The services of a Newmarket Tour Manager
  • Government taxes and service charges

Edinburgh Tattoo and Lindisfarne Coach Break Itinerary

Day One: Join our coach and travel to Edinburgh

Leaving the local area in the early morning we'll head north to our hotel, stopping for the chance to have lunch en route.

Day Two: Tour Edinburgh and see the Military Tattoo

This morning we head 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 and colour, pomp and pageantry. We will leave Edinburgh around 10.00pm, and arrive back at the hotel at about 1.00am.

Day Three: Explore Northumbria and visit Lindisfarne

The coastal landscapes of Northumbria, one of England's loveliest and most unspoilt areas, beckon today. We'll visit Lindisfarne, an ancient centre of Celtic and medieval Christianity, and accessible only at low tide via a narrow causeway. Explore the priory ruins, stroll beside the busy harbour, visit the castle and see Gertrude Jekyll's beautiful walled garden, or discover tales of island life in the Lindisfarne Centre (entry fees payable locally).

We'll also stop at Grace Darling's Bamburgh, where the great sandstone castle overlooks the Farne Islands, before we return to the hotel for dinner.

Day Four: Travl home via Harrogate

We begin our homeward journey today, stopping en route in Harrogate. Discover the graceful architecture, colourful gardens and shopping of this vibrant town, which also boasts a thriving cafe culture. After the chance to have lunch, we'll restart our journey home, arriving in the local area by mid to late evening.
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Date Price From
10 August 2018
10 August 2018 £345
17 August 2018
17 August 2018 £345
24 August 2018
24 August 2018 £345

Tyneside Area Hotel 

You will be staying in a good hotel in the Tyneside or Teesside areas, such as Quality Hotel, Sunderland. All rooms have private bathrooms, colour TV, telephones and tea- and coffee-making facilities, and all hotels have good restaurant and bar 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.

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 - 4 days reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Edinburgh Tattoo - 4 daysScores 7.7 out of 10 based on 214 reviews
(7 out of 10)

COLIN

Bristol Couple
Excellent coach operators and tour guide very informative. All the places of interest were excellent. The only issues which let the holiday down was the hotel - Britannia Newcastle Airport. On arrival to our room we found that the toilet pan was soiled and had not been cleaned, the tea and coffee facility was dirty, the bathroom extractor was not working, and the towel numbers were very erratic. All these were reported to the reception. We also took exception to when going for the evening meal not being allowed to sit on the higher part of the dining room by the windows and instructed to sit on the lower level because we were a coach party! Made us feel second class citizens. The hotel in my opinion was not ideal and a letdown of the tour, because every morning were woken up by aircraft taking off at 6am. On the evening of the tattoo we did not return until after midnight so was not in bed until 1pm. Hence being woken up 5 hrs later was not welcomed particularly as we were told that we could go to breakfast later than normal due the late start of the following day's tour. The food in the hotel was acceptable.
Confirmed traveller: 28 August 2017
Published on: 27 September 2017
(10 out of 10)

LINDA

Plymouth Family
A brilliant few days.
Confirmed traveller: 28 August 2017
Published on: 18 September 2017
(10 out of 10)

DAVID

Portland Dorset Couple
A fantastic short break to Scotland with wonderful tour guide and drivers.The hotel was a good standard and the scenery was just stunning, especially the trip from Newcastle to Edinburgh.We also enjoyed the trip to Lindisfarne and Bamburgh Castle,
Confirmed traveller: 28 August 2017
Published on: 18 September 2017
(7 out of 10)

ROGER

Alderly Edge, Cheshire Couple
The coach was very delayed and was 3 hours late at our pick up at Birch Services. To expect that a journey starting in Cornwall would keep to time on a bank holiday weekend was much too ambitious,
The hotel was located too far from the destinations. It meant that the time at the destinations was therefore limited and spoilt the day. The hotel was just about "alright".
Confirmed traveller: 28 August 2017
Published on: 15 September 2017
(10 out of 10)

JOYCE

Plymouth Friends
Very enjoyable weekend. Pity is was a Bank Holiday weekend as traffic was bad on the journey there.
Confirmed traveller: 28 August 2017
Published on: 15 September 2017
(8 out of 10)

MARGARET

Windsor Friends
The overall experience was really good. The only down fall was a couple of passengers that didnot seem to know what a bath or shower was!
Confirmed traveller: 28 August 2017
Published on: 15 September 2017
(10 out of 10)

DAVID

redditch Couple
Loved it
Confirmed traveller: 28 August 2017
Published on: 15 September 2017