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The Birmingham International Tattoo

2 days from £145*
Departing: November 2018
* Price shown: 25 November 2018 from -

A marvel of military precision

Experience the history, pomp and pageantry of the Birmingham International Tattoo this Christmas! With some of the world's finest military bands, exciting displays and a spectacular finale it's a truly memorable experience. You'll also take a scenic drive through the rolling hills of the Cotswolds on this unmissable weekend break.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • A seat for the Birmingham International Tattoo
  • A drive through the Cotswolds
  • Visits to Stow-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water
  • Return coach travel from your chosen pick-up point
  • One night's dinner, bed and English breakfast accommodation in a good hotel within a one-hour drive of the Arena Birmingham
  • The services of a friendly Newmarket Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Your Itinerary

Day One

Leaving the local area, in the early morning we'll journey to the Birmingham area. Stopping en route for lunch (payable locally), we'll head straight into central Birmingham and take our seats for the highlight of our weekend - the 2pm performance of the Birmingham International Tattoo.

The Tattoo is a magical blend of music and colour, pomp and pageantry, popular with audiences both young and old. See the massed marching bands, the fanfare trumpeters, the field-gun competition, the dog display-team, the massed parade of standards and many other spectacular performances that fill this three-hour extravaganza.

After what promises to be a really memorable show, we will re-board the coach and continue to the hotel for dinner.

Day Two

After breakfast we'll leave the hotel by coach, and head into the beautiful Cotswolds. Here gently rolling hills, tree-lined valleys and ancient woodland form the perfect backdrop for honey-coloured stone villages and famous market towns.

We'll visit two of the area's most famous towns - Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold (with its impressive market square). You'll have plenty of time to explore both villages, and perhaps have lunch, before we head home in the mid-afternoon, arriving back at your original pick-up point by early-to-mid evening.
Departure county Pick-up points
Berkshire Bracknell, Chieveley Services M4, Maidenhead, Reading
Bristol Bristol
Cheshire Altrincham, Crewe, Ellesmere Port, Northwich, Stockport, Warrington
Clwyd Colwyn Bay
Devon Barnstaple, Bideford, Dawlish, Exeter, Exeter Services M5, Honiton, Ivybridge, Newton Abbot, Paignton, Plymouth, Tavistock, Torquay
Dorset Bournemouth, Bridport, Dorchester, Poole, Sherborne, Weymouth
Dyfed Llanelli
East Sussex
East Sussex Brighton, Newhaven
Gloucestershire Dursley, Gloucester
Gwent Abergavenny, Chepstow, Newport, Pontypool
Hampshire Basingstoke, Eastleigh, Farnborough, Havant, Southampton, Totton And Eling, Waterlooville, Winchester
Kent Bexleyheath, Bromley, Chatham, Dartford, Deal, Dover, Gillingham, Gravesend, Herne Bay, Maidstone, Orpington, Ramsgate, Tonbridge
Lancashire Oldham, Prestwich, Rochdale
Lincolnshire Cleethorpes
London Ealing, Woolwich
Merseyside Liverpool, St Helens
Middlesex Enfield, Harrow, Uxbridge
North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire Northallerton, Thirsk, York
Oxfordshire Oxford
South Glamorgan
South Glamorgan Cardiff
South Yorkshire
South Yorkshire Doncaster, Woodall Services M1
Somerset Taunton, Weston Super Mare, Yeovil
Surrey Camberley, Croydon, Epsom, Kingston Upon Thames, Leatherhead, Redhill, Staines, Sutton, Weybridge
West Sussex
West Sussex Burgess Hill, Worthing
West Yorkshire
West Yorkshire Huddersfield
West Glamorgan
West Glamorgan Neath
Wiltshire Chippenham, Salisbury, Swindon, Trowbridge
Date Price From
25 November 2018
25 November 2018 £145

Midlands Area Hotel 

You will be staying in a comfortable hotel in the Midlands area, such as the Park Inn, Birmingham West or the Holiday Inn Express, Shrewsbury. All rooms in all hotels have private facilities, TV, radios and telephones, and all the hotels have good restaurant and bar facilities.

Further Information

Seats for the Show

The price of your break includes a seated ticket (£19.13 face value).

Show Tickets

Your show/event ticket(s) will be given to you by your Newmarket Tour Manager on the day.

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.

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.