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Loch Lomond & the Edinburgh Tattoo

4 days from £619*
Departing: August 2018
* Price shown: 19 August 2018 from Birmingham - BHX


The best of Scotland in four days

Enjoy a tour of the stunning scenery of the Trossachs National Park on a day trip to Loch Lomond, time to explore Edinbugh and Glasgow, and the unforgettable drama of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Soak up the pomp and pageantry of this magical event - one of the highlights of the Scottish capital's Festival Season - as massed pipes and drums, dancers and display teams create a dazzling spectacle.

Edinburgh Tattoo And Loch Lomond Tour Highlights

  • A reserved seat on the Castle Esplanade to see the Edinburgh Tattoo (upgrade tickets available)
  • Taking a tour of the beautiful Trossachs
  • A cruise on beautiful Loch Lomond
  • A short, guided sightseeing tour for Edinburgh
  • Time to discover and explore Glasgow
  • A visit to the remarkable Falkirk Wheel (entrance payable locally)

What does the price include?

  • Three nights' bed and Scottish breakfast accommodation at the Park Hotel, Kilmarnock
  • Three-course evening meals at the hotel on Days One and Three
  • Return flights from your chosen airport to Glasgow
  • Comfortable coach travel and transfers
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Edinburgh Tattoo And Loch Lomond Tour Itinerary

Day One: Fly to Scotland

Fly to Glasgow where you'll be met by our Tour Manager. Explore the terraced squares and crescents, fantastic shops, and excellent art galleries and museums of this fascinating city before we continue to our hotel where dinner will be served.

Day Two: Included Edinburgh city tour and Edinburgh Tattoo ticket

After a leisurely morning we'll return to Edinburgh. After our short orientation city tour, on which you'll see Jenners - the oldest department store in the world - the Castle, St Giles Cathedral, the Princes Street Gardens, the Sir Walter Scott monument and the Royal Mile, you'll be free to explore, and perhaps visit Holyroodhouse (entry fee payable locally).

In the early evening we'll head to the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle for the Military Tattoo - the highlight of our visit - a fantastic evening of music and colour, pomp and pageantry. At the end of the evening the coach will return you to the hotel.

Day Three: Included Lock Lomond day trip

This morning we head to the Trossachs, a beautiful and history-steeped area of mountains, lochs, rivers and woods. Our first stop will be the little village of Aberfoyle from where we'll head to Balloch on the southern shores of Loch Lomond.

After the chance to have lunch we'll take an hour-long circular cruise on one of the most scenic parts of the Loch, enjoying the views of Ben Lomond and several loch-side castles and stately homes, before reboarding the coach to head to Luss. Here you can relax over a cup of tea or perhaps enjoy a short stroll by the "bonnie banks" of the Loch.

Day Four: Included ride on the Falkirk Wheel

Today we'll visit the remarkable Falkirk Wheel. Should you decide to ride the wheel you'll board one of the special boats, sail into the bottom caisson of the Wheel and ascend gracefully to join the Union Canal above. You'll then pass under the historic Antonine Wall before returning to the Wheel for an effortless descent.

After time to explore the visitor centre, we'll return to Glasgow and head to the airport to check in for your flight home.
Departure Airport Date Price From
Birmingham 19 August 2018 £619
Bristol 19 August 2018 £629

Park Hotel Kilmarnock 

The Park Hotel is less than one mile away from Kilmarnock Railway Station.

Further Information

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately one hour.

Combining hotel transfers

We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.

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.

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.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

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.

**Low deposits of £79pp applies to new bookings only made between 30th March and 31st May 2018. This offer applies to flight-inclusive holidays only and excludes Lapland, Andre Rieu in Maastricht, Andre Rieu in Vienna, Deep South Rhythms, New Orleans & Caribbean Cruise, Five-Star Alaska Cruise & the Canadian Rockies, Canada's Rocky Mountaineer(TM), the Seychelles Island Cruise, Darjeeling & Bhutan - The Last Himalayan Kingdom, Classic South Africa, Under African Skies, Cape Town, the Garden Route & Big Five Safaris, Peru - Lake Titicaca to Machu Picchu, and fly-cruises on board Magellan and Columbus. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Edinburgh Tattoo & Loch Lomond reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Edinburgh Tattoo & Loch LomondScores 8.1 out of 10 based on 169 reviews
(8 out of 10)

Confirmed traveller

Thoroughly enjoyed the trip. We had to wait about one and a half hours if not more for another flight to arrive at Edinburgh airport which was a bit disappointing as we would have liked to spend that time elsewhere other than an airport. The hotel met our basic needs but the meals provided were not as good as we were expecting considering the total cost. Robert the tour manager was extremely helpful and knowledgeable and we very much enjoyed his company. we loved our day in Edinburgh finished off with the Tattoo.
Confirmed traveller: 27 August 2015
Published on: 22 September 2015
(8 out of 10)


Emms Couple
Abington Hotel rooms and facilities quite acceptable, on first evening chicken breasts were not cooked properly explained by a kitchen failure. Toast machine broke down, a bit disappointing, some members of waiting staff were poorly trained. I put most of the shortcomings down to a low footfall in the hotel due to its location. It was also a bit tiresome having to travel so far after Edinburgh Royal Military Tattoo. It is accepted that we did not pay a very high price and overall you get what you pay for. Overall it was good value for money.
Confirmed traveller: 27 August 2015
Published on: 22 September 2015
(6 out of 10)


this holiday would have been better at another hotel, the first meal we had there was raw
and was sent back , by us and we then had another meal that was also raw ,[not good as it was chicken] the next meal we had was much better.
the whole place needed a refurbishment .the people were very nice though
it was to far out from any of the events, and we were taken to glasgow and left there until
the coach came back and had no idea what to do or where to go which wasted two days out of the time we were there. there could have been a printed information as to what we were doing each day so we could have looked up things to do or see. the tatoo was brilliant and the falkirk wheel very interesting.
Confirmed traveller: 27 August 2015
Published on: 21 September 2015
(9 out of 10)


Byfleet, Surrey Couple
An amazing break but Holiday Inn Express cannot cater for a tour party. Staff very under pressure but as helpful as possible under the cirmstances. Maybe need bit more cheery face. Food disgusting, no other word for it. Sorry
Confirmed traveller: 27 August 2015
Published on: 13 September 2015
(6 out of 10)


London Single traveller
As my printer wasn't working, I asked you to forward the boarding pass etc. It all arrived after I came back, poor showmG Tompkins
Confirmed traveller: 27 August 2015
Published on: 11 September 2015
(10 out of 10)


Ipswich area Couple
Very nice - hotel & food very good & all staff very helpful.

Tour guide & Coach Driver brilliant.

Sights very interesting although we personally thought too much time was spent in Edinburgh during the day before the festival & again before going back to the airport - would have liked another place to visit instead.

Would recommend this trip to anyone thinking of doing it.
Confirmed traveller: 27 August 2015
Published on: 03 September 2015
(9 out of 10)


Kingsbury Couple
We enjoyed everything about this break except the meals. The hotel did not serve porridge. In Scotland to not serve porridge is unheard of and the evening meals were
so awful that half our party sent half eaten plates back. Everything else was thoroughly enjoyable.
Confirmed traveller: 27 August 2015
Published on: 02 September 2015

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