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Edinburgh Tattoo & Scenic Loch Cruise

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TLEI8946

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

4 days

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The sound of bagpipes and the pageantry that defines the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo can send shivers up your spine. This fabulous spectacle is back and we can take you there to enjoy it. The 2024 Show, "Journeys", will take you on a journey through time, celebrating the tides of change, including Tattoo favourites, from the magnificent sounds of the Massed Pipes and Drums to the emotive Lone Piper alongside the culture and vibrance of an international cast.

With a unique ability, through its performers, music, and setting, to evoke the emotions and stir the senses like nothing else, the Tattoo will wow audiences once again. Experience the exceptional mix of military precision, awe-inspiring dance and sparkling musical entertainment, intertwined with state-of-the-art projection, lighting and exciting creative elements.

You'll be staying at the comfortably furnished Rob Roy Hotel in Aberfoyle, conveniently located with easy access to Edinburgh and the Trossachs. That location is important because it means that as well as taking you to the Tattoo, we are perfectly placed to take you on delightful scenic tour of the Trossachs, including a beautiful cruise on Loch Katrine. This is a lovely little tour that will fill you with happy memories...

An ideal choice for:

* Lovers of Military displays and pageantry
* People looking to enjoy a quick taste of Scotland at a great price
* Anyone that enjoys taking a holiday with others and making new friends

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is Scotland’s biggest, bestselling outdoor spectacle. The venue itself is situated in the most popular part of the city on Edinburgh Castle’s doorstep, high above the skyline. For this reason, customers with limited mobility, those with heart or respiratory problems and those that suffer from vertigo, may find access more challenging. There will be a minimum of 55 steps to reach the seats. Please contact us prior to booking to discuss any particular requirements. Images credited to The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

PRICE FROM ? £429 per person
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Itinerary

Day 1

Join your comfortable coach this morning. Sit back and relax for our long journey north with convenient stops, crossing the border into bonnie Scotland and the charming town of Aberfoyle, known as the gateway to the Highlands. On arrival late afternoon/early evening take time to settle in to your comfortable hotel ready to sample the best in Scottish hospitality. Maybe take time for a wee dram at the bar before your first delicious dinner, with time to meet fellow travellers and before your adventure begins.

Day 2

Enjoy a delicious Scottish breakfast each morning and be prepared to be amazed every day. There will be time to relax at your hotel and enjoy Aberfoyle, but we know you're here to enjoy the unforgettable excursions we have included in your package. You'll also enjoy delicious Scottish fayre and even entertainment on one evening. Snuggle up with a wee dram and look back on your amazing adventures of the day.

On the day of the Tattoo, you will have a free morning with lunch instead of dinner today before you set off To Edinburgh for the highlight of your trip! It is a 15 minute walk into the charming village of Aberfoyle on the banks of the River Forth in the magnificent Queen Elizabeth Forest Park. It has an attractive main street and is well served with individual shops, cafés and restaurants. Learn more about the area's natural beauty and history at the Trossachs Discovery Centre. The Scottish Wool Centre relates the full story of wool, from sheep to the shops, through live sheep shows and hands-on demonstrations of spinning and working sheepdogs.

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is a spectacular like no other, set against the iconic backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. Featuring the military at the heart of the showcase with the Royal Navy confirmed as the lead service for 2024, expect the magnificent sounds of the Massed Pipes and Drums filling up the Esplanade alongside performances from the incredibly talented Tattoo Pipes and Drums and Tattoo Dancers. Finally, glorious fireworks colour the night sky to mark the end of this incredible event.

Please note: There will be a late return to the hotel so there will not be any chance for snacks or refreshments when we arrive back. Fireworks are subject to weather conditions.

Day 3

Have a leisurely start following our late return last night before enjoying a filling Scottish breakfast. You can join us on our included excursion.

It's impossible to come to Scotland without taking in some of the scenery. On your tour of the stunning Trossachs National Park you'll see some of Scotland’s most beautiful countryside including plunging glens, sprawling lochs and enchanting villages, and the highlight of your afternoon includes a cruise on the gorgeous Loch Katrine.

Day 4

After an amazing few days enjoy a final hearty Scottish breakfast this morning before saying 'bye for noo' and heading homewards with amazing memories, new friends and no doubt a few souvenirs!

Edinburgh Military Tattoo

INCLUDED Visitor DestinationThe Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is a spectacular like no other, all set against the iconic backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. Each year you can expect stirring performances of the Massed Pipes and Drums and the Massed Military Bands that emerge from the huge castle gates, playing the inspiring battle tunes of Scotland's famed regiments. This amazing spectacle celebrates musicians and performers from all around the world and opens Scotland’s arms to welcome spectators from near and far to join in the fun. With changing yearly themes, each Tattoo is different from the previous one. Past themes have included concepts such as Scotland’s homecoming, creativity and nature. The Tattoo is an iconic Edinburgh institution and is brought to an emotional and poignant close each evening as a lone piper, spot lit high on the castle ramparts, plays a haunting lament. A truly memorable night's entertainment. What a show!

Please note: This outdoor spectacle is situated in the most popular part of the city on Edinburgh Castle’s doorstep, high above the skyline. For this reason, customers with limited mobility, those with heart or respiratory problems and those that suffer from vertigo, may find access more challenging. Please contact us prior to booking to discuss any particular requirements.

Scenic Lochs, Trossachs & Loch Katrine Cruise

INCLUDED Visitor DestinationEnjoy a scenic drive through the stunning Trossachs National Park to the pretty town of Callander, known as the gateway to the Highlands. You'll see some of Scotland’s most beautiful countryside including plunging glens, sprawling lochs and enchanting villages. Pass beautiful Loch Venacher, which is surrounded by stunning woodland and offers incredible views. There will be ample time for photo stops and to explore lovely Callander.

A cruise on the gorgeous Loch Katrine is a wonderful way to experience the best of the scenery. Your sailing will glide past stunning Trossachs landmarks such as Ben A’an and Ben Venue, glimpsing the mountains around the loch. The loch is best known for its magnificent scenery, the connection with Queen Victoria, much loved poet and author Sir Walter Scott and the birthplace of the nation's folk hero Rob Roy MacGregor. You will be taken back by the stunning views, with chances to catch a glimpse of the resident wildlife.

Tour includes

  • 3 nights hotel with Scottish breakfast & 2 evening meals
  • 1 lunch at the hotel
  • Entertainment on one evening at the hotel
  • Transfers and entry into the Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2024
  • Excursion to the Trossachs including a scenic cruise on Loch Katrine
  • Direct Coach Travel
  • Net Zero Carbon Offset Certificate
Please note: There is a steep hill to reach Edinburgh Castle to see the Tattoo and steps to get to the seats which are unavoidable
£50 deposit per person applies
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Accommodation

Rob Roy Hotel Aberfoyle

This comfortable hotel is situated a mile from Aberfoyle and at the gateway to the Trossachs in beautiful countryside, where one of Scotland’s most famous figures, ‘Rob Roy MacGregor’ once roamed. Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar, dance-floor and lounge. Guest bedrooms have tea/coffee making facilities. Most rooms are on the ground floor but there is also a lift. Free WiFi is available.

For more information, click here for the hotel website (opens in a new window)

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