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Birmingham Military Tattoo

Birmingham Military Tattoo Coach Packages

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When: Saturday 26th - 27th November 2016
Where: National Indoor Arena (NIA), King Edward's Road, City Centre, Birmingham B1 2PZ

Taking place at the Birmingham National Indoor Arena (NIA), the Birmingham Tattoo has been thrilling audiences for over 20 years so why not find out what all the fuss is about by hopping on Birmingham Tattoo coach tours. 

This magnificent three hour spectacular includes; the parade of standards, massed bands, field gun competitions, lone piper and the amazing Grand Finale with patriotic favourite ‘Land of Hope & Glory’ – so make sure your ivories are in tune to belt out this number on the night!

All the traditional elements of Birmingham Tattoo coach tours will be present including performances by over 1000 military musicians, bands from across the world and a variety of other performers all taking to the arena floor to entertain the crowds. There are only two performances this year and tickets are sure to sell out quickly.

Birmingham Military Tattoo package tends to include: return coach travel, overnight accommodation in a quality hotel with breakfast, hotel-to-venue transfers plus ticket to the event. In some cases, depending on where in the UK you will be departing from, there may also be day trips available.

Address: National Indoor Arena (NIA), King Edward's Road, Birmingham, B1 2PZ
How to get there: All of the featured coach packages to see the Birmingham Military Tattoo will include transfers. The nearest stations to the National Indoor Arena are New Street or Five Ways which are both a short distance from the venue. You can either choose to pay for a 5-10 minute taxi ride or walk to the NIA which will take approximately 15-20 minutes. Please note that if you choose to walk, some areas are uphill.



The word 'Tattoo' originated during the 17th and 18th centuries in The Netherlands and was basically the 'closing-time cry' at the Inns. This then became a drum beat or bugle call to warn British Soldiers to return to their quarters for the night. The 'Tattoo' developed into a ceremonial performance towards the end of the 19th century and has continued through history.