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Isle of Arran & Edinburgh Tattoo

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Scotland's spectacular heritage

Join us to experience the world-famous Royal Military Tattoo, held on the Esplanade of majestic Edinburgh Castle. You'll also enjoy a day trip to the Isle of Arran, known as 'Scotland in Miniature', have time to explore elegant Edinburgh and cosmopolitan Glasgow, and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of New Lanark.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Take your seat on the Castle Esplanade to see the famous Edinburgh Tattoo (upgrades available)
  • Enjoy a day trip to the lovely Isle of Arran
  • A guided tour of the exterior of Brodick Castle and time to explore its beautiful landscaped gardens
  • Tea and cake on the ferry back to the mainland
  • Visit the fascinating New Lanark World Heritage Site (entry payable locally)
  • Three nights' bed and Scottish breakfast accommodation (hotel will depend on date chosen)
  • Three-course evening meals at the hotel on Days One and Three
  • Return flights to Glasgow
  • Coach travel throughout your time in Scotland
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement


Day One

Fly to Glasgow, meet your Tour Manager and head to the remarkable World Heritage Site of New Lanark, where the Visitor Centre (entry payable locally) tells the extraordinary story of this historic cotton mill village. We'll then continue to your hotel.

Day Two

Today, we'll board the ferry to Arran, one of Scotland's loveliest islands. Here, we'll visit Brodick Castle - once the ancient seat of the Dukes of Hamilton and boasting stunning views over Brodick Bay to the Ayrshire coast. The castle itself is closed in 2017 for essential maintenance, but you will enjoy a one-hour guided tour of the exterior to learn about the castle's fascinating history, and will have time to explore the beautiful landscaped gardens.

Day Three

Today, we'll head to Edinburgh. After a short, guided orientation tour that takes in some of the city's most famous sights, the rest of the day is left free for you to enjoy at leisure.

This evening, make your way to Edinburgh Castle's esplanade for the Military Tattoo performance - a not-to-be-missed blend of music, colour, dance and military pageantry. See massed pipes and drums, dancers and display teams from around the world in a dazzling spectacle, ending with a lone piper on the battlements, silhouetted against the night sky.

Day Four

This morning we'll head to Glasgow city-centre, where there will be time to explore, shop and sightsee before returning to the airport to board your flight home.

Avonbridge Hotel ★★★

This attractive, family-owned, three-star hotel is situated on the outskirts of the historic Lanarkshire town of Hamilton, once the fiefdom of the Dukes of Hamilton.

Hallmark Irvine Hotel ★★★★

This hotel is set in the Ayrshire countryside, an easy drive away from Glasgow's town centre.

Tontine Hotel ★★★

Situated on a quiet square in a residential part of Greenock, a town set on the River Clyde about 25 miles west of Glasgow, the main building of the three-star Tontine Hotel dates back to the early 1800s.

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.

Itinerary changes

Please note: except for holidays departing on Fridays, we reserve the right to swap days two and three around.

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.

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.

*Low deposit of £49 per person applies to new bookings made between 21st June and 31st July 2017 (inclusive) only. This offer only applies to selected air-inclusive holidays. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Isle of Arran & Edinburgh Tattoo reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Isle of Arran & Edinburgh TattooScores 7.3 out of 10 based on 111 reviews
(9 out of 10)


Ellesmere, Shropshire. Friends
Enjoyed our holiday very much. Tour Manager fantastic. Disappointed in hotel. Food and staff, no complaints - but
no lift and we were on Floor 5 and room very small and

It was spoilt by our Flight being cancelled so, of course, we had
a long wait for a train and then missed our connection so all in
all it was a very long 16 hour day.
Confirmed traveller: 26 August 2017
Published on: 18 September 2017