Loch Lomond & The Edinburgh Tattoo
- Duration: 4 days
- Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW14848
- Travel Type: Air
3 nights. August 2019. From £539.00.
Two vibrant cities, the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo and the shimmering beauty of Loch Lomond
The world-famous Royal Military Tattoo, held on the esplanade of majestic Edinburgh Castle, is one of the perennial highlights of the Scottish capital's Festival Season, and this is your chance to see it for yourself. You'll also enjoy a day trip to the serene beauty of Loch Lomond, enjoy a tour of the Trossachs National Park and have time to explore elegant Edinburgh and cosmopolitan Glasgow.
Tour Highlights And InclusionsTake your seat on the Castle Esplanade to see the famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo (upgrade tickets available)
Enjoy a boat trip on shimmering Loch Lomond
A tour of the glorious Trossachs National Park
A short guided sightseeing tour of Edinburgh
Spend time exploring lively, cosmopolitan Glasgow
Experience the remarkable Falkirk Wheel (entrance payable locally)
Three nights' bed and Scottish breakfast accommodation at either the Park Hotel, Kilmarnock, the Fenwick Hotel, Fenwick, or the Avonbridge Hotel, Hamilton (depending on the departure date selected)
Three-course evening meals at the hotel on Days One and Three
Return flights to Glasgow
Coach travel and transfers throughout
Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager Single rooms are available for a supplement
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day OneFly to Glasgow, meet your Tour Manager on arrival and head to the city, where there will be time to explore before heading to your hotel.
Day TwoToday it's off to Edinburgh. Following a short, guided orientation tour, taking in some of the city's most famous sights the rest of the day is free for you to enjoy at leisure.
This evening, make your way to the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle for the performance of the Military Tattoo, a magical blend of music, colour, dance and military pageantry. Massed pipes and drums, dancers and display teams from around the world create a dazzling, not-to-be-missed spectacle which ends with the stirring sight of a lone piper on the battlements, silhouetted against the night sky.
Day ThreeToday we head north to Loch Lomond at the heart of the Trossachs National Park. The highlight of the day will be an hour long circular cruise on its shimmering waters, enjoying views of magnificent Ben Lomond and some loch-side castles and stately homes.
Day FourThis morning we will experience the spectacular 35-metre high Falkirk Wheel, the world's first rotating boat lift, which has become an iconic landmark for miles around (entrance payable locally).
We then return to the airport for your flight home. Back to top
AccommodationPark Hotel Kilmarnock
The Park Hotel is less than one mile away from Kilmarnock Railway Station.
The hotel offers free Wi-Fi and free parking. Its restaurant and bistro has a modern menu of local produce, while the coffee shop serves light meals. Residents of the hotel enjoy free use of the nearby Kilmarnock Fitness Centre, which has a gym, a steam room and a sauna.
Each bedroom has a large en-suite bathroom, tea- and coffee-making facilities, and a 37-inch, flat-screen TV with Freesat channels.The Fenwick Hotel
This elegant, traditional style hotel is situated just off the M77 in the historic, picturesque village of Fenwick. The area is home to possibly the world's first co-operative society, The Fenwick Weaver's Society, set up in 1761.
Offering high levels of relaxed, friendly service, the hotel has a bar and a stylish restaurant featuring locally sourced food. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout.
There are just 28 comfortably furnished bedrooms, each offering private bathrooms, TV and hairdryers. Free tea, coffee and ironing facilities are also provided.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.
The hotel has a choice of bars: the lounge bar and the Terraza Patio. Breakfast is served in the restaurant, and dinner in the restaurant or in the La Gran Sala suite. The hotel does not have a lift; ground-floor rooms are available but are accessed by three steps.
The guest rooms are located in the main hotel building as well as in two houses - The Priory and Kirklands - both just a short walk from the main building. The rooms themselves are all stylishly decorated, and have private facilities, satellite TV, telephones, hairdryers, tea- and coffee-making facilities and complimentary Wi-Fi.Back to top
Hotel transfer timesThe transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately one hour.
Combining hotel transfersWe 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.
Ticket upgradesYou 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.
Access to the TattooThere is a short but steeply inclined walk of 80 metres up Castlehill, the old cobbled approach to the Esplanade. There is then a further 60-metre walk on average, followed by steps up to the spectator stands where generally, the seating is quite steeply tiered. You will have plenty of time to make your way to and from the Esplanade and will be able to go at your own pace. Wheelchairs can be sited at ground level under the North stand at all performances and disabled toilets are available on the Esplanade.
Disabled accessThe 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.
Itinerary changesOccasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.
Special requirementsIf 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. Back to top