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Edinburgh Tattoo, Royal Yacht Britannia & Gretna Green

3 days from £249*
Departing: August 2017
* Price shown: 18 August 2017 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, soak up the pageantry of the magical Edinburgh Military Tattoo and explore historic Gretna Green.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

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

Single rooms are available for a supplement


Day One

Leaving the local area in the early morning we'll head north, stopping for lunch on the way to our weekend hotel.

Day Two

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 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 around 10.00pm, arriving back at 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
Leicestershire Donington Park Services M1, Hinckley, Loughborough
Lincolnshire Boston, Cleethorpes, Grantham, Lincoln, Sleaford, Stamford
Nottinghamshire Mansfield, Newark, Sutton In Ashfield
South Yorkshire
South Yorkshire Barnsley, Doncaster, Sheffield
West Yorkshire
West Yorkshire Huddersfield
Date Price From
18 August 2017
18 August 2017 £249

Ayrshire Area Hotel 

You will be staying in a comfortable hotel in the Ayrshire and Strathclyde area, such as the Holiday Inn Glasgow Airport, or the Bruce Hotel, East Kilbride. All rooms have private facilities, colour TV, telephones, radios 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, Royal Yacht Britannia & Gretna Green reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Edinburgh Tattoo, Royal Yacht Britannia & Gretna GreenScores 8.3 out of 10 based on 61 reviews
(7 out of 10)


Louth Couple
No local pick up and coach was late arriving. The Tattoo and Royal Yacht Britannia were excellent but would not recommend a bank holiday weekend. The journey back was far too long with too many shopping breaks.
Confirmed traveller: 28 August 2016
Published on: 07 October 2016
(10 out of 10)


worcester Friends
what a wonderful trip , great coach driver and tour manager , she was very funny !!!!
would do it again tomorrow !
Confirmed traveller: 07 August 2016
Published on: 05 October 2016
(5 out of 10)


blackpool Couple
hotel rubbish and to far out over 2 hours drive
Confirmed traveller: 07 August 2016
Published on: 03 October 2016
(9 out of 10)


Telford Couple
We had a fantastic break; our tour manager Tracey was exceptional, giving plenty of advise and excellent guidance, nothing was too much trouble. We packed a lot in a short time but everything was value for money.
Confirmed traveller: 07 August 2016
Published on: 03 October 2016
(9 out of 10)


Manchester Couple
Really enjoyed the tattoo and the royal yacht. Tracey the tour manager was excellent as was Nick the coach driver. The only reservation I had was the feeder coach from Chanock Richard. The coach driver dropped people off outside the Britannia in Manchester. We were the last two people on the coach and only about 10 minutes to our destination in Sale. Instead of going the shortest route to sale he decided to do a detour which added another 15 minutes to our journey. When I questioned him at our drop off he said he had detoured because of "traffic". I don't think so, the traffic on late Sunday afternoon was minimal. Why he decided to add extra miles to our jouney I don't know, as we were anxious to get home it spoilt the end of our holiday.
Confirmed traveller: 07 August 2016
Published on: 02 October 2016
(10 out of 10)


Birmingham Friends
We had a wonderful time in Edinburgh and at the Tattoo itself. We enjoyed the Royal Yacht Britannia and Gretna Green. However we would have preferred more free time in Edinburgh and not so much time at the Yacht Britannia. We were trying to fill time there, where as we didn't have enough time to see much in Edinburgh. But overall a good trip. Our tour guide Maggie was really lovely, she was informative, helpful and obliging and so funny. We were a group of 10 and found the hotel to be quite good despite bad reviews on trip advisor, however a few of our party had the evening meal at the hotel and said it was very poor, but the Breakfast was excellent and the staff were wonderful, polite and helpful.
Confirmed traveller: 07 August 2016
Published on: 31 August 2016
(10 out of 10)


Stockport Friends
I had never been on a coach holiday before and didn't know what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised; everything was well organised and I had a really good time.
Confirmed traveller: 07 August 2016
Published on: 28 August 2016