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Isle of Arran & Edinburgh Tattoo

4 days from £469*
Departing: August 2017
* Price shown: 23 August 2017 from Birmingham - BHX

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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.
Departure Airport Date Price From
Birmingham 23 August 2017 £469
Bristol 20 August 2017 £519
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 23 August 2017 £499
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 20 August 2017 £579
Southampton 20 August 2017 £644

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 7.1 out of 10 based on 79 reviews
(7 out of 10)


Copthorne near Crawley. Couple
To much spare time in Edinburg and Glasgow. Should have had a planned excursion, e.g Royal Yacht Britania.
Confirmed traveller: 29 August 2016
Published on: 01 October 2016
(7 out of 10)


Crowborough Couple
Trip to Arran was OK but pity we couldn't go round the distillery.
Confirmed traveller: 29 August 2016
Published on: 01 October 2016
(8 out of 10)


Alresford Friends
Hotel lift not working only service lift old and unreliable. Stair carpets repaired with tape on trends on many stairs. Told whiskey Tour was stopped other companies were taken round waste of time to try there whiskey and go round there shop hoping we will buy theres
Confirmed traveller: 25 August 2016
Published on: 16 September 2016
(7 out of 10)


Swindon Couple
Quite a lot of waiting around and journeying to and from the various excursions. A good all round taster experience of Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Confirmed traveller: 25 August 2016
Published on: 16 September 2016
(8 out of 10)


Swindon Couple
very good, apart from initial arrival at Glasgow airport, not at all happy with 3 hour wait in arrival lounge before joining the coach and starting trip.
Also few hiccups with admin staff prior to trip.
Confirmed traveller: 25 August 2016
Published on: 16 September 2016
(7 out of 10)


Purbrook Friends
i really enjoyed the holiday very well organised travel.

The Hotel could have been better .not very clean and the lift was a nightmare.

I really enjoyed Edinburgh and the trip to Isle of Aarran.
Confirmed traveller: 25 August 2016
Published on: 15 September 2016
(7 out of 10)


ferndown Friends
we enjoyed this trip. but the hotel was a bit tired, lift not working, so had to use the goods lift, which was very heavy to use. door missing from the wardrobe, and toilet seat loose!outside the hotel, everything was good. excellent tour manager and driver.
Confirmed traveller: 25 August 2016
Published on: 15 September 2016