The Edinburgh Tattoo
5 Days Half Board by Coach
Highlights: The Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Sightseeing time in Edinburgh, Dumfries, Hawick, Jedburgh
First performed in 1950 as the army’s contribution to the Edinburgh Festival, the Military Tattoo has become a much-loved annual event, held for a period of three weeks in August on the floodlit Castle Esplanade.
Whilst primarily a military display, it is a colourful and exciting performance by marching bands in a dramatic evening setting high above the city.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Monday: From local departure points we make our way into Scotland to reach the Gretna Hall Hotel.
Tuesday: After breakfast enjoy an excursion to Dumfries, nicknamed the ‘Queen of the South’ and known for its many associations with Scotland’s national Bard, Robert Burns.
Wednesday: Enjoy breakfast and a morning at leisure. Lunch* is served today, instead of evening dinner, because this afternoon we head for the Tattoo. We make our way across the Southern uplands of Scotland to Edinburgh with time to explore some of the tourist highlights. The city has a unique setting, dominated by the Castle Rock with the historic Royal and Old Town separated from the shopping boulevard of Princes Street, and the dignified New Town, by beautiful gardens.
The Tattoo commences at 9.00pm and is in the open air, so be prepared in case of inclement weather – umbrellas are not allowed! The Tattoo finishes at approximately 11.00pm and we make our way to Gretna for a late arrival back at the hotel.
Thursday: A late breakfast is available today before we enjoy an excursion into the Scottish Border Country to Hawick, famous for its knitwear and rugby and on to the historic town of Jedburgh where the red sandstone remains of the abbey dominate the skyline.
Friday: An early start as we head for home.
*Lunch instead of dinner on Tatto night
- Free local joining points
- Collect Coach Miles™
- All coach travel
- Reserved seats on tour coaches
- Tour Manager escorted
- Hotel accomodation and board as stated
- No single room supplement
- Excursions/itinerary as stated
- Admission fees and entertainment if stated
- Complete luggage handling
- Price-Back Insurance Offer
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