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Edinburgh Tattoo & the Royal Yacht Britannia

3 days from £265*
Departing: August 2018
* Price shown: 10 August 2018 from -

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British heritage at its best

Come with us to Edinburgh, the "Athens of the North". Explore the elegant salons and fascinating working areas of the Royal Yacht Britannia, and soak up the colour, pomp and pageantry of the magical Edinburgh Military Tattoo, on a not-to-be-missed three-day break.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • A seat for the Edinburgh Tattoo
  • A visit to York and a tour of the Yorkshire Dales
  • Entry to the Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Two nights' bed and English breakfast in a good hotel in the Tyneside area
  • Coach travel throughout
  • The services of a friendly Tour Manager
  • Government taxes and service charges

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Edinburgh Tattoo and Royal Yacht Britannia Tour Itinerary

Day One: Travel to Edinburgh

Leaving your pick-up point in the early morning we'll head north through the spectacular Yorkshire Dales. After checking into your hotel, the rest of the evening is free for you to enjoy.

Day Two: Visit The Royal Yacht Brittania then see the Military Tattoo

Today we'll visit the beautiful city of Edinburgh. During the afternoon we'll head to Ocean Terminal - Edinburgh's exciting new shopping and leisure complex - to visit The Royal Yacht Britannia.

Rooms on view aboard Britannia range from the Queen's bedroom and the Veranda Room (where the Queen used to enjoy breakfast) to the engine room, the galley and the officers' ward room. Your visit is sure to provide a unique insight into the history of this very special ship.

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 spectacle of the lone piper patrolling the battlements, silhouetted against the night sky. We'll leave Edinburgh around 10.00pm, arriving back at the hotel for a good night's sleep.

Day Three: Call in York

We begin our homeward journey today. Travelling south, we'll visit vibrant, historic York. After time to visit the glorious Minster, walk the city walls, explore the Railway Museum and celebrated Jorvik Centre, and have lunch, we'll restart our journey home, arriving back at your original coach pick up by mid-to-late evening.

Departure county Pick-up points
Meet At Port
Meet At Port Dover Port
Bedfordshire Bedford, Leighton Buzzard, Luton, Toddington Services M1
Berkshire Bracknell, Chieveley Services M4, Maidenhead, Newbury, Reading, Slough, Windsor, Wokingham
Bristol Bristol
Buckinghamshire Amersham, Beaconsfield, Chalfont St Peter, High Wycombe, Milton Keynes
Cambridgeshire Cambridge, Ely, Huntingdon, Peterborough, St Neots, Wisbech
Cornwall Bodmin, Launceston, Liskeard, Newquay, Penzance, Redruth, Saltash, St Austell, Truro
Devon Barnstaple, Bideford, Dawlish, Exeter, Exeter Services M5, Exmouth, Honiton, Ilfracombe, Ivybridge, Newton Abbot, Okehampton, Paignton, Plymouth, Sidmouth, Tavistock, Tiverton, Torquay, Totnes
Dorset Blandford Forum, Bournemouth, Bridport, Christchurch, Dorchester, Ferndown, Poole, Shaftesbury, Sherborne, Weymouth, Wimborne Minster
Dyfed Carmarthen, Haverfordwest, Llanelli
East Sussex
East Sussex Bexhill On Sea, Brighton, Eastbourne, Hastings, Lewes, Newhaven
Essex Barking, Basildon, Benfleet, Billericay, Braintree, Brentwood, Canvey Island, Chalkwell, Chelmsford, Clacton On Sea, Colchester, Grays, Hadleigh, Harlow, Leigh On Sea, Romford, Saffron Walden, Southend On Sea, The Elms, Thorpe Bay, Thurrock Services M25, Westcliff On Sea, Witham
Gloucestershire Cheltenham, Cirencester, Dursley, Gloucester, Michaelwood Services M5, Stroud, Tewkesbury
Gwent Abergavenny, Chepstow, Cwmbran, Magor Services M4, Newport, Pontypool
Hampshire Aldershot, Alton, Andover, Basingstoke, Cosham, Eastleigh, Fareham, Farnborough, Fleet Services M3, Fordingbridge, Havant, Petersfield, Portsmouth, Ringwood, Rownhams Services M27, Southampton, Totton And Eling, Waterlooville, Winchester, Winchester Services M3
Hertfordshire Barnet, Birchanger Green Services M11, Bishops Stortford, Hemel Hempstead, Hertford, Hitchin, Letchworth, South Mimms Services A1 M, St Albans, Stevenage, Waltham Cross, Watford, Welwyn Garden City
Kent Ashford, Bexleyheath, Bromley, Canterbury, Chatham, Dartford, Deal, Dover, Folkestone, Gillingham, Gravesend, Herne Bay, Maidstone, Maidstone Services M20, Margate, Orpington, Ramsgate, Rochester, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks, Sheerness, Sittingbourne, Stop 24 Folkestone Services Saltwood, Swanley, Tonbridge
Leicestershire Market Harborough
London Camberwell, Ealing, Eltham, Lewisham, Streatham, Wimbledon, Woolwich
Mid Glamorgan
Mid Glamorgan Aberdare, Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil, Pontypridd, Sarn Services M4, Swansea
Middlesex Enfield, Feltham, Harrow, Hendon, Hounslow, Ruislip, Uxbridge, Wembley
Norfolk Dereham, Downham Market, Fakenham, Great Yarmouth, Kings Lynn, Norwich, Thetford, Wymondham
Northamptonshire Corby, Kettering, Northampton, Rushden, Wellingborough
Oxfordshire Banbury, Bicester, Didcot, Oxford, Oxford Services M40, Witney
South Glamorgan
South Glamorgan Cardiff, Cardiff West Services M4
Somerset Bath, Bridgwater, Bridgwater Services M5, Clevedon, Frome, Glastonbury, Gordano Services M5, Shepton Mallet, Taunton, Weston Super Mare, Yeovil
Suffolk Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Lowestoft, Newmarket, Stowmarket, Sudbury
Surrey Camberley, Croydon, Dorking, Epsom, Farnham, Godalming, Guildford, Kingston Upon Thames, Leatherhead, Redhill, Reigate, Staines, Sutton, Walton On Thames, Weybridge, Woking, Worcester Park
West Sussex
West Sussex Bognor Regis, Burgess Hill, Chichester, Crawley, East Grinstead, Haywards Heath, Horsham, Midhurst, Pease Pottage Services A23 M23, Worthing
Warwickshire Rugby
West Glamorgan
West Glamorgan Neath, Port Talbot, Swansea City
Wiltshire Amesbury, Chippenham, Leigh Delamere Services M4, Salisbury, Swindon, Trowbridge
Date Price From
03 August 2018
03 August 2018 £265
10 August 2018
10 August 2018 £265
24 August 2018
24 August 2018 £265

Tyne- and Teesside Area Hotel 

You will be staying in a good hotel in the Tyneside and Teesside area, such as the Holiday Inn, Washington or the Jurys Inn, Newcastle. All rooms have private bathrooms, telephones, colour TV and tea- and coffee-making facilities, and all hotels have good restaurant and bar facilities.

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 & the Royal Yacht Britannia reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Edinburgh Tattoo & the Royal Yacht BritanniaScores 7.7 out of 10 based on 149 reviews
(10 out of 10)


A fantastic holiday only marred by road works which made our journey longer
Confirmed traveller: 27 August 2017
Published on: 15 September 2017
(10 out of 10)


Cirencester Single traveller
Once again, Newmarket pulled out all the stops. Superb trip overall with an excellent tour guide in Caroline. Knowledgeable, funny and very good at her job. The two drivers made a big difference and they had their work cut out due to the never ending roadworks on the M5 and M6. They tried to avoid them but there were so many plus it was the bank holiday traffic. The tattoo this year was one of the best in all respects. This was my seventh tattoo in a row with Newmarket and my ninth trip with them. All excellent, especially the Northumberland, Holy Island trip. Everyone should also undertake the First World War battlefield tour, especially if Tim Lord is the tour guide. Fantastic and very moving trip
Confirmed traveller: 27 August 2017
Published on: 15 September 2017
(5 out of 10)


New Milton Couple
The journey was far too long, 14 hours to Newcastle, we didn't realise that there were pick up points as far west as Gloucester. We assumed the journey would have been more direct ie from Christchurch and via the central and eastern part of the UK
Confirmed traveller: 27 August 2017
Published on: 15 September 2017
(8 out of 10)


Braintree Friends
Visit to Britannia and the Edinburgh Tattoo
Confirmed traveller: 20 August 2017
Published on: 08 September 2017
(10 out of 10)


Chertsey Couple
Everything on time from the pick-up to drop off. Well informed about the itinerary and directions regarding places of interest and meeting places. Comfortable coach and very
pleasant drivers.
Confirmed traveller: 20 August 2017
Published on: 27 August 2017
(9 out of 10)


Sutton , Surrey Friends
Yacht and Tattoo were brilliant. Plenty of time in Edinburgh to do hop on hop off bus and to have a meal. Coach drivers and tour guide were good getting us as close to the castle as possible.

The Holiday Inn wasn't as clean as I have encountered in the past. For 3 days I passed the same cotton bud in the corridor. Also hotel was not in Washington itself so couldn't go out for a meal. The food in the hotel was good and we were only there for 1 evening meal. The breakfast had a good variety of items.
Confirmed traveller: 20 August 2017
Published on: 26 August 2017
(10 out of 10)


Enjoyed all of the break everyone was friendly no hiccups good trip
Confirmed traveller: 20 August 2017
Published on: 26 August 2017